Animal Boarding Services in Fremont, CA



Why should I give my pet vaccinations?

Vaccinations are one of the greatest achievements in modern veterinary & human medicine. With the proper vaccination schedule, your companion will be protected from many dangerous diseases. Initial puppy and kitten vaccinations are essential in order to prevent common puppy and kitten diseases. These cost of preventative vaccination is much cheaper than the actual treatment of these diseases. All indoor and outdoor pets should be vaccinated.

We at Aborn Pet Hospital only administer the highest quality of vaccinations available. If your pet is enrolled in one of our six Platinum Wellness Plans a vaccination warranty will further cover your pets healthcare needs.

Vaccines are regulated and vaccine manufacturers must prove that the vaccine is safe and effective before it can be used in your pet. Through vigilance and high standards, the veterinary vaccines used today are the safest and offer the most protection.
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What vaccinations does my pet need?

Deciding which vaccinations your pet receives should be based on your pet's lifestyle, age and health status. Our trained veterinary healthcare team can help guide you through this decision-making process to ensure that your pet receives the highest standard of care and protection.
Dog Vaccines Available:
  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Parvo virus
  • Parainfluenza
  • Bordetella
  • Influenza
  • Lyme Disease
Cat Vaccines Available:
  • Rabies
  • Feline rhinotracheitis
  • Feline calicivirus
  • Panleukopenia
  • Feline leukemia
  • Chlamydia
  • Pure Vax 1 Year
  • Pure Vax 3 Year

Wellness Exams

Why Biannual Wellness Exams?

We at Aborn Pet Hospital recommend that all animals should receive biannual wellness exams for early disease detection. Pets can age up to seven times faster than people and for this reason, dramatic health changes can occur in a very short amount of time.

Unfortunately, many pets don't see the veterinarian as often as they should. Taking your dog or cat to a veterinarian once a year compares to a person seeing a doctor or dentist just once every seven years! A biannual wellness exam allows us to provide early detection of disease and the best possible healthcare to your pet.

What does a Biannual Examination include?

These biannual exams provide your pet with a full head to tail examination, including a checkup of Nose, Throat, Mouth, Teeth, Gum, Eyes, Ears, Coat, Skin, Lymph Nodes, Legs, Paws, Back, Nervous system, Heart, Lungs, Gi Tract, Urinary Tract & Genitals.
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A Plan for a Better & Longer Life!

As pet owners we have a responsibility to keep our pets healthy. The best way to fulfill this responsibility is by enrolling your pet in one of our six Wellness Plans. Remember there is no better gift than a healthy and happy life. Click here to learn more about our Platinum Wellness Plans.

Call Us for a Free Initial Wellness Exam / Free Wellness Plan Consultation 510-656-0223

Platinum Wellness Plans

Small animal care has changed dramatically in the last few years. Coupled with technology and new procedures, veterinary science has found ways to bring a new, higher level of healthcare to your companion. With these advancements in veterinary medicine comes increased cost. As caring veterinary healthcare professionals we want to provide your pet with a high level of healthcare at the lowest cost possible. By choosing one of the four wellness plans you can increase your pets life by 10 to 25 %. Each plan gives your pet the healthcare your pet needs at a price that fits your budget. With these plans you can pay as you go and save up to 50 %.
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  • Protects your Pet Fom Preventable Diseases.
  • Detecting Abnormalities Early.
  • Keeps the Cost of Healthcare Down and Avoids Large Bills.
  • A Plan for a Better and Longer Life.
  • High Quality Healthcare, at Great Savings!
  • A Healthcare Plan for Every Pet
  • A healthcare Plan that Fits Your Budget.
Why Choose Our Wellness Plan Over Insurance?

Insurance helps your pet when they have unanticipated accidents or healthcare problems. Our wellness plans are tailor made to provide routine medical services & provide your pet with a high level of preventative healthcare. Pet health Insurance has you pay your veterinarian upfront and allows you to pay the monthly fees and be reimbursed 30 to 90 days later. With our wellness plan your companion will have a plan for a better and longer life, and you pay as you go without the need for reimbursements. Our platinum wellness plan provides a high level of preventative veterinary medicine at great savings to you.

Call Us for a Free Initial Wellness Exam / Free Wellness Plan Consultation 510-656-0223

Dental Care

Some potentially serious health problems can start with a minor tooth or gum problem. Bacterial growth on neglected and irritated gums can be carried by the bloodstream to your pet's vital organs and cause major damage or cause them to fail. Since most pets are not big complainers, we really have to pay close attention to spot these little irritations or infections early (as early as 12 months of age). A regular routine of brushing & keeping the mouth clean and healthy at all times is the best way to head off problems before they start.

Our state of the art dental suite allows our veterinarians to perform a wide range of services such as dental radiographs, extractions, braces, root canals and much more.

I was totally unaware that cats and dogs have dental problems. Is it common?
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Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. Over 68% of all pets over the age of three have some form of periodontal or dental disease. Most pets will show few signs of dental disease. It is up to the pets family and veterinarian to uncover this hidden and often painful condition.
Are dental problems the same in pets and people?

No. In man the most common problem is tooth decay which, due to the loss of calcium from the enamel, results in painful infected cavities. In the cat and dog decay represents less than 10% of dental problems, the majority of which are caused by periodontal disease.
What is periodontal disease?

This is simply inflammation or infection of the tissues surrounding the tooth. Accumulation of tartar (calculus) on the teeth contributes to gum recession around the base of the tooth. Infection soon follows and the gums recede. Untreated infection then spreads into the tooth socket and ultimately the tooth loosens and is lost.

Is periodontal disease very common?

It is estimated that over 68% of dogs and cats over three years old suffer from some degree of periodontitis, making it by far the most common canine disease.

Call us Today for a Free Dental Exam & Estimate 510-656-0223


At Aborn Pet Hospital we perform a wide range of surgeries from elective surgeries (spays & neuters) to surgeries done by a specialist such as orthopedic surgeries.

We look at every pet as an individual. When your pet is admitted for a surgical procedure its anesthetic drug protocol will be based on its physical exam, history, and blood tests. This allows us to use the most appropriate anesthetic drugs for your pet based on their medical history and the procedure being performed.

Presurgical Testing
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For your pet's safety, blood work to test organ function and complete blood cell counts is often necessary before undergoing general anesthesia. Additional testing such as urinalysis, EKG, ultrasound or x-rays may be necessary in more involved cases.
Presurgical Medication

Pre-medicate drugs are first administered which may include a mild sedative and pain medication. This allows your pet to be relaxed before anesthesia is induced, and decreases the amount of induction agent required. This makes the experience as stress-free as possible.
Intravenous Catheter & Fluids

Intravenous catheters are placed in all patients undergoing general anesthesia. This allows us direct access to their circulatory system during the procedure and a route to administer any medications needed. IV fluids are also administered to your pet to keep them hydrated and help combat low blood pressure which can be a side effect of general anesthesia.


We have a wide range of anesthetic drugs available for use in your pet, the same ones found in human hospitals! They are fast acting and allow us to titrate the exact levels of medication needed for your pet. All animals are intubated (a tube is placed in their windpipe) to allow complete control of their airway, and are maintained on the safest inhalant anesthetic gas with oxygen. Recovery is smooth and with routine outpatient procedures (such as spay or neuter) your pet will be ready to leave by that evening.

Surgical Monitoring

While your pet is under general anesthesia, their vital signs will be continually monitored and charted by one of our veterinary technicians. We utilize state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors which tell us information on the patient's heart rate, EKG, and blood oxygenation level. The technician also monitors the depth of anesthesia, respiratory rate, and temperature.

After Surgery

After the procedure is complete your pet is monitored until they are awake in the recovery area of our treatment room. Heating support is provided as needed to keep the patients warm. You will be called as soon as your pet is in recovery to inform you that the procedure is complete and your pet is waking up from anesthesia.

Call us if you have any questions and/or for a Free Surgery Estimate - 510-656-0223

Radiology (X-Rays)

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Our advanced "Digital Radiographic" equipment helps your veterinarians in diagnosing cases that require an in-depth view of internal organs & bones. Our radiology service provides the same type of diagnostic services for your loved companions, that physicians provide for humans.
The doctors at Aborn Pet Hospital have access to radiologist 24 hours a day, thus providing an extra level of care for your companion. As a high quality healthcare providers we keep our complete x-ray facilities ready for use at our veterinarian's discretion.

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Emergency Care

Our resolute and level-headed staff is highly trained in handling emergency cases. We have two state of the art surgical suites, on-site laboratory, on-site pharmacy & x-ray suite that is equipped to handle advance surgeries and diagnostic testing.

Aborn Pet Hospital can handle many possible emergencies (during regular office hours) from automobile injury, to acute internal problems such as an intestinal blockage, but the following are some of the most serious and require immediate attention:

List of Common Serious Problems
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  • Any severe difficulty in breathing
  • Cardiac failure
  • Massive bleeding
  • Profound shock from any cause
  • Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions)
  • Penetrating wounds of the thorax (chest) or abdomen
  • Coma and loss of consciousness
  • Poisoning
  • Massive injuries to the body
  • Seizures
  • Burns and scalds
  • Heat stroke
  • Bites and fight wounds
  • Continuous vomiting and/or diarrhea
During Office Hours Call Us 510-656-0223
After Office Hours Call Ohlone Veterinary Emergency Clinic 510-657-6620

On-Site Laboratory

Our on site, state of the art Idexx laboratory gives our veterinarians great tools in diagnosing your pet's health problems. This laboratory can provide full lab results in less then 30 min.

How does your on-site Lab help my pet?

The Lab is fully integrated with our practice management software. Our state of the art lab helps provide our patients with fast and accurate diagnosis. Once testing is authorized a message is sent to our lab machines, where a technician is waiting. The technician will know the type of testing and type of sample needed before the patient arrives in the treatment area.

Once the sample is collected the patient is returned to you the pet parent or placed in our treatment area for further monitoring or treatments. This system greatly reduces the stress on the patient and provides a fast and accurate diagnosis.
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What type of testing is done at your on-site lab?
  • Urine Analysis (Including Chemical, Physical, and Microscopic Urine Testing)
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Blood Typing & Cross Matching
  • Blood Chemistry
  • Blood Electrolyte
  • Blood Smears
  • Cytology
  • Heartwrom Test
  • Feline Lukiemia Test
  • Feline AIDS testing
  • Thyroid Blood Test
  • Phenobarbitol Test
  • Fecal Test (Stool Test).
  • Giardia Test
Why preventative blood screening?

Too often, aging pets fall victim to a disease that could have been prevented had the proper blood testing been done on a regular basis. Pets can age up to 7 times faster than people, because of this dramatic health changes can occur in a very short amount of time. Furthermore your pet may not show the signs of an early disease but an annual blood screening may be able to pick up slight chemical changes in the body. In most cases an early diagnosis & treatment can help your pet live a longer and healthier life.

Why is blood testing needed before anesthesia?

Blood testing will provide our veterinarians with an in depth look at your pet's internal organ functions. It is extremely important to make sure your pet's organs are normal prior to being anesthetized. This will greatly reduce any anesthetic risk during surgery & sedation.

What if my pet needs a test that is not done onsite?

Sometimes a patient may need a special test that is not done onsite. In those cases we will collect the appropriate sample and send it to our IDEXX Reference lab. They have some of the best pathologists in the country analyzing your pet's samples. Most results are back within 24 hours. In some cases that require cytology, culture or histopathology may take a few days. Once the results are reviewed you will receive a call from our staff.

Ask us How a Preventative Blood Screening Can Help Your Pet 510-656-0223

On-Site Pharmacy

Our fully stocked pharmacy is available for your pets needs. We at Aborn Pet Hospital hand pick only the best medications for your pet. Having an onsite pharmacy allows you to take your pet's medications when you are finished with your pets appointment.
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How do I refill a prescription?
If your pet's medication needs to be refilled you have many options. You can sign up for Petly and order your pet's medications online or you can call it in, and pick it up at your convenience. We understand you might have some questions about your pet's medication, so our friendly staff will answer any questions you have.
Do you provide any other pharmacy services?

Compounding- We can also provide special compounded medications such as transdermal or flavored medication on a special order basis.
Nutritional Diets- In some diseases such as diabetes or kidney failure our staff may recommend a special diet for your pet. We have a wide range of nutritional diets from Hills, Purina, and Royal Canin to name a few.

Internal Medicine

Small animal care has changed dramatically in the last few years. Coupled with technology and new procedures, internal veterinary medicine is continually changing. To keep up with the latest techniques & and procedures, our staff members attend many continuing education programs. This ensures that your companion receives the highest level of veterinary healthcare. Our veterinarians are highly trained in diagnosing and treating a wide range of internal medical problems. They also have a wide range of diagnostic tools at their disposal such as, on-site laboratory, digital radiographs, and ultra-sound.

List of Common Problems
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  • Infectious Diseases Treatment & Management
  • Cancer (Oncology)
  • Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Neurological
  • Endocrinal- Hyperthyroid diseases, diabetes
  • Urinary- Renal Failure, bacterial infections, & tumors
  • Diseases of Blood, Lymph Nodes, & Spleen
  • Immune System (Immunology)
  • Joint & Skeletal Disorders- Arthritis, Congenital Defects
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiac (Cardiology)
  • Liver Disease
  • Reproductive (Pregnancy Testing, Cesareans & More)
  • Nephrology- Stones (Urolithiases), UTI, Kidney Disease
Call us if you have any questions (Free Exam for New Clients)- 510-656-0223

Dermatology & Allergies

Pets that scratch excessively may be allergic to one or many things. Some pets are affected continually, while others have problems only occasionally or at certain times of the year. Pets may be allergic to such things as flea bites, pollen, mold, grass, trees, wool, tobacco smoke, certain foods, and even other pets. Regardless of the offending agent (allergen), the main signs are scratching, biting and chewing the skin, which may result in extensive skin damage. The damaged skin is then highly susceptible to bacterial infection. Our highly trained veterinarians are skilled in diagnosing and treating skin problems.

The manifestations of allergies can be confused with other disorders, or be concurrent with them. Therefore, do not attempt to diagnose your dog without professional assistance. Your pet may need a full diagnostic work up by your veterinarian. If an allergy is diagnosed and identified, the whole family must follow your veterinarian's advice very closely if success in controlling the problem is to be achieved.
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Can my pet be allergic, just like me?
Allergy is the name used to describe an array of symptoms such as sneezing, runny noses or skin rashes felt by some individuals in response to sensitizing substances in environment. Animals, just like people, can suffer allergic reactions to a wide variety of environmental substances, or allergens. Some allergens are seasonal, such as grass, tree or weed pollens. Other allergens cause year-round symptoms, and include foods, mold spores, dust mites, insects and other materials found in the home environment. Genetic predisposition is an important component in developing allergy, in both humans and animals. The genetic factors determining susceptibility are complex, but it is known that certain breeds are more prone to allergies than others.
What are common allergic symptoms in pets?

The target organ for allergy in dogs is the skin, so the most common symptom seen are purities or intense itching. Affected animals exhibit swollen, reddened, itchy ears due to inflammation, excessive licking and chewing, face rubbing and scratching, leading to hair loss, skin rashes, and secondary skin infections. Cats with allergies excessively groom themselves, causing hair loss. Cats also experience runny noses, watery eyes and asthma-like symptoms, much like people.

Could my pet be allergic to food?

Absolutely! As a matter of fact, food allergy is the most likely cause of allergic symptoms in animals less than 1 year of age. Food allergy commonly causes ear inflammation, excessive feet licking, generalized itching and other skin problems. Food allergy in animals also causes more typical gastrointestinal symptoms, among them gastritis, vomiting and diarrhea.

How can my pets allergies be diagnosed?

It's very simple. Your veterinarian will discuss your pets clinical history and environment surrounding with you. After excluding other possible cause for your pets symptoms, he or she may be prescribed a simple blood test from Bio-Medical Services. Our Pet ELISA is an accurate, reliable test for allergies, one that offers many advantages for pets and owners alike. The Pet ELISA blood test can even be done on pets being treated with antihistamine or steroids.

Your veterinarian will draw a small amount of blood from your pet and send it to the Bio- Medical Services laboratory. Your pets serum will be tested for sensitivity to a panel of grass, tree and weed allergens specific of your geographical area, as well as to other important allergens such as dust mites, molds or cat dander.

The Pet ELISA can also identify your pets sensitivities to specific foods. Avoidance of the offending food is the only therapeutic option available for the treatment of food allergy. Bio-Medical Services will send your veterinarian a computerized listing of commercial foods acceptable for your pet. Over the years, we’ve documented dramatic improvement in thousands of dogs and cats will food allergy, simply through targeted changes in diet.

What are my options for treating my pets allergies?

Avoidance of sensitizing allergens is preferred, but this is often difficult if not impossible. Steroid drugs and antihistamines offer short-term relief, but prolonged use of these drugs is not advisable, and may even be harmful to your pet. Immunotherapy (also known as hypo sensitization, desensitization or allergy injections) is the only proven, safe and effective method available for the treatment of allergies.

How does immunotherapy work?

Based on the results of the Pet ELISA blood test, your veterinarian asks Bio-Medical Services to formulate a mixture of allergens specifically designed to treat your pets allergies. The goal of immunotherapy is to introduce gradually increasing amounts of sensitizing allergens to your pet over time. As your pet becomes less sensitive to environmental allergens, his allergy symptoms improve, often dramatically.

How safe and effective is immunotherapy treatment?
Studies have documented success in more than 70% of the animals tested, evidence by marked improvement of allergy symptoms accompanied by reduction or elimination of the need for steroids or antihistamines. Success depends upon the precision of diagnosis and is highly dependent upon adherence to a prescribed course of treatment. Most side effects if immunotherapy are localized, mild reactions easily treated with antihistamines. Sometimes a small adjustment to the injection protocol is required. Systemic adverse reactions are extremely rare.

When will my pets symptoms improve?

Every animal's allergic response to immunotherapy is unique, and pets show progress at different rates. Some animals exhibit immediate, dramatic improvement in allergy symptoms, shortly after immunotherapy begins. For others, 6-8 months is required before significant improvement occurs. It is also known that symptoms can return if allergy injections are stopped. Allergies are rarely, if ever, cured. The need for allergy injections may continue throughout your pets life.

What will happen if I don't treat my pets allergies?

Allergies that go untreated worsen over time, as IgE antibody levels rise in the blood, in response to your pets continued exposure to environment or other allergens. Animals with itchy skin will lick, chew and scratch themselves excessively, causing localized, mild skin rashes to deteriorate, often leading to secondary bacterial or yeast infections. Left untreated, your pets symptoms will continue to get worsen as your pet ages.



We offer a full range of boarding services for dogs and cats. Boarding is available for pets that have medical needs or need frequent medication. We are able to provide monitoring for animals that need extra attention.

We have a climate controlled, indoor runs with larger runs available for bigger dogs. We also offer a TV run for entertainment while your pet is boarding. We have large two-story cat condos available for single cats or for multi cat households. Two daily walks are included in the price of dog boarding.
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We offer twice a day feeding with a high quality diet or owner provided food. If twice a day is not enough or your pet has a different feeding schedule we will conform to your pets needs at no additional charge. Treats or vitamins brought from home can be given at no additional charge. If your pet is on medication, we will follow the dosing schedule for a nominal fee.
All animals are required to be current on vaccinations, as well as having tested negative for parasites with a stool sample in the previous 12 months. All pets are required to be on a flea control while they are boarding. Please call to check before you drop off your pet. We highly recommend that your pet be micro-chipped and that the information is up to date with an emergency contact number. Remember to make your reservations in advance for summer or holiday times.
We provide the following extra services during your pet's stay:
  • Lamb Wool Rug (Free!)
  • Nail Trim (Additional Charge)
  • Administrating Prescription Medications (Additional Charge)
  • Grooming (Additional Charge)
  • Extra Walks (Additional Charge)
  • Medical Boarding (Additional Charge)

Nutritional Counseling

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Pets need special nutritional care for many reasons (obesity, diabetes, arthritis, urinary, or kidney problems). Our veterinarians can provide a custom made nutritional plan that fits your pet's needs.
Approximately 40% of all Americans are obese. Unfortunately, this same number now applies to pets. Obesity leads to several diseases both in pets and people. Type II diabetes, heart disease and arthritis are the most common weight related disorders. Diet and weight management can be the first step in preventing health problems.

Call us to setup a nutritional consultation for your pet 510-656-0223

Behavioral Councelling

Most, if not all, behavioral problems can be a stressful situation for your pet as well as for you. You can consult our veterinarians and they can suggest a wide range of tools such as simple behavioral training classes to pheromone treatments. With the proper care and perseverance, many of the behavioral problems can be solved.
Behavior problems can be due to medical or behavioral causes. A clinical history, physical examination, and diagnostic testing will determine if there are underlying medical conditions contributing to the problem. Although there may be a single cause for a behavioral problem, it is often the combined effect of the environment and learning, on the pet's mental and physical health that determines behavior.

List of Common Behavioral Problems
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  • Aggression to Animals or Humans
  • Behavior Problems of Older Pets
  • Canine Fears and Phobias -- Fireworks, Thunderstorm & More
  • Destructiveness -- Chewing & Digging
  • Excessive Nocturnal Activity
  • Excessive Scratching
  • Excessive Vocalization
  • House Soiling
  • Introductions to a New Baby
  • Introductions to New Home
  • Puppy Biting
  • Running Away
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Socializing Problems
  • Spraying
  • Travel Related Problems
Call us today to setup a behavioral consultation for your pet 510-656-0223

Humane Euthanasia

The humane euthanization of a cherished pet creates a sense of loss and produces a predictable chain of emotions. Many times the decision to let your pet go instead of suffering is the best thing you can do. Most pet owners want their pet's last moments to be as comfortable as possible and stress free. We offers several options in humane euthanasia.
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In Home
Our board certified veterinarians and veterinary assistants are trained in gentle restraint procedures. With the use of these procedures they will administer the euthanasia solution in an environment that is comfortable for your pet. This service is only available after regular office hours. For more information please feel free to call our staff at 510-651-0707.
Owner Witnessed
Other owners want to witness their pet's last moments. For these clients we offer owner witnessed humane euthanasia. After filling out the required paper work, you and your pet will be provided a private exam room. Our highly trained staff will administer the euthanasia solution by using gentle restraint procedures.
Drop Off
Some owners wish not to be present during the euthanasia. We offer you the option of dropping off your pet for human euthanasia. After filling out the required paper work, our highly trained staff will administer the euthanasia solution by using gentle restraint procedures.

Post-Euthanasia Options
For Years, your beloved pet has lived by your side, offering comfort and companionship through thick and thin. When that time comes to say, "Goodbye", and you are forced to address the inevitable, consider these options. We have close working relationship with Monterey Bay Pet Memorial Park.

  • Private Burials
Where pet owners witness as much of the burial as they wish. Private burials take place at Monterey Bay Pet Memorial Park. "Garden of Memories, Tranquility Terrace, and Garden of Wee Ones" are but three of the many special areas crafted into the gentle inclines of the park. The standard complete burial package includes a hand crafted wood casket and engraved sit marker. You can visit Monterey Bay Pet Memorial Park website for more information.

  • Individual Cremation
Where your pet is cremated individually so the remains can be returned to you. For our modest fee we include a quality wood urn with engraved metal memorial plaque.

  • Attended Cremation
Where pet owners witness as much of the cremation as they wish. The remains are returned immediately. A wood urn and engraved name plaque are included at no charge. Many Wood & marble upgrade urns are available.

  • Communal Cremation
Communal cremation is a procedure where several pets are cremated together. Their remains are scattered in our Garden Of Companions. A certificate of cremation and permanent engraving of the Pet's name on a wall of memories are options. (This choice is appropriate when the owner's decision is to not have the remains returned.)