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Frequently Asked Questions

More information coming soon.

Pet Loss Web Sites

Pet Loss Books
  • Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die -  Jon Katz 
  • Grieving the Death of a Pet
    - Betty Carmack
  • Coping With Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet - M. Anderson
  • Pet Loss and Human Bereavement
    - W. Kay
  • Animals as Teachers and Healers
    - S. McElroy
  • A Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of an Animal Friend - M. Montgomery
  • Pet Loss : A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children - H. Neiburg.
  • Tibetan Book of Living & Dying 
    - Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Kindred Spirit, Kindred Care: Making Health Decisions on Behalf of Our Animal Companions - Shannon F. Nakaya, DVM
  • It's Okay To Cry - M.L. Quintana

Pet Loss Books Especially for Children
  • When a Pet Dies - F. Rogers
  • Dog Heaven - C. Rylant
  • Cat Heaven - C. Rylant

Casket/Urn Kits to build with kids

At-Home Euthanasia Fees

  • Initial phone consultations – complimentary
  • In-Home Euthanasia including sedation - $295
  • After hours, weekends, and holidays - additional $100
  • Additional travel costs for travel into Westchester county or north & east of Norwalk - ask for an estimate; travel cost based on mileage from Stamford, CT.


Cremation Options

Gentle Goodbye can help you with aftercare.  We will take your pet's body with us and make arrangements with the crematorium.

Private Cremation: With this option, your pet is cremated privately - his or her body is kept separate and is cremated alone at Final Gift Pet Memorial Center and the cremains (ashes) will be returned to Gentle Goodbye in about a week.  

The cost for Private Cremation:
  • $235 for pets who weigh less than
    75 pounds
  • $285 for pets 75 pounds or more

Communal Cremation: Pets are cremated with other pets and ashes are buried in the  Pet Memorial Park and Cemetery in Foxboro, MA.Your pet's ashes will not be returned to you.

The cost for Communal Cremation:
  • $95 for pets less than 75 pounds
  • $125 for pets 75 pounds or more

Alternatively, you may also choose to make your own arrangements with a pet cemetery, crematorium, or other provider.  
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