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Water-Based Cremation

An environmentally friendly option in aftercare.  

Pets never leave our facility and are handled with dignity and love. 


Water-Based Cremation

Water-Based Cremation is also known as aqua-cremation, aquamation or alkaline hydrolysis.  This method of aftercare is common in the western US - especially in communities with strong ties to the environmental movement.  Water-Based Cremation made international headlines in 2021 when Desmond Tutu opted to continue his legacy as a champion of the environment by opting for aqua-cremation.  Aquamation has zero air emissions and uses only 10% of fossil fuels needed for traditional fire-based cremation.  
This process uses gently flowing water, salts and slightly elevated temperature.  With fire-based cremation, the "ashes" you receive back are actually your pets bones.  With water-based cremation, you also receive your pet's bones returned as "ashes".  Since water-based cremation is a very gentle process, you will receive more "ashes" than with traditional cremation. We are happy to discuss any questions you may have about this process.   

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Our Commitment to You

How you know you are getting your pet's ashes. 

Water-Based Cremation

Private Cremation

Communal Cremation 

Memorial Products

Memorial Products & Urns


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904 Meadow Street, Chicopee MA 01013

413.327.5077 (call or text)


Care Coordinator Hours
(Call or Text during these hours to talk to a Care Coordinator)

Monday: 8:30am-5:30pm 

Tuesday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-5:30pm 

Thursday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Saturday: 8am-12pm

Sunday: 9am-12pm

Office Hours - Meadow St.

Office Hours at 904 Meadow St are variable.   

We are usually in the office Monday-Friday from 12-4pm. 

Please call or text before coming by to make sure we are in the office.  Thank you! 



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