End of Life Care

We offer comfort and care to pets in their final days, and we are with you and your pet until the very end.

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When the time comes…

…we are here to help you and your pet with end of life care. AWS offers cost-effective cremation services to pet owners and animal care professionals through Final Gift Pet Memorial Center located in Middleboro, Mass.

When the end comes, if you are able, please give us a call in advance to let us know you’ll be stopping by with your recently deceased pet. It’ll help us prepare and be able to best support you in your time of sadness.
Monday – Friday, please call the Clinic at (207) 292-2424.
Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays, please call the Adoption Center at (207) 985-3244.

AWS Community Veterinary Clinic offers humane euthanasia on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Clinic at (207) 292-2424 to learn more about this service.

Cremation Options

Payment may be made at time of drop off. If you selected private cremation, we will give you a call when your urn is ready for pick-up. It generally takes two weeks.

AWS cremation services are limited to pets and small animals only. Please call us at (207) 292-2424 regarding farm animals, wildlife, marine creatures and other species.

Private Cremations

With a private cremation, your pet’s remains are returned to you in a small, decorative box (urn). There are seven urn designs that you can choose from.

By animal weight:
5 lbs or less: $135
6 lbs – 25 lbs: $205
26 lbs – 50 lbs: $245
51 lbs – 75 lbs: $295
76 lbs – 100 lbs: $350
101 lbs – 150 lbs: $410
More than 150 lbs: $435

The above pricing includes the cost of the urn. Additional options to personalize your urn include:

  • Ink or Clay Paw Impression: $40
  • Ink Nose Impression: $40
  • Paw Print impression: $60

Non-private Cremations

With a non-private cremations, your pet’s remains are not returned to you.

By animal weight:
25 lbs or less: $75
26 lbs – 50 lbs: $95
51 lbs – 75 lbs: $115
76 lbs – 100 lbs: $135
101 lbs – 150 lbs: $155
More than 150 lbs: $175

End of Life Resources: Pet Loss & Grief

Losing Lulu

Founded in January of 2018, Losing Lulu is the online Facebook grief support group that helps people to find support after losing an animal companion or family member to a behavioral euthanasia.
Learn More Losing Lulu

Online Pet Loss Support

The staff at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida recognize, respect, and support the human-animal bond. We hope that after reading the material in this website you will understand that it is natural to grieve the loss of a beloved animal friend and that you are not alone in your grief.
Learn More Online Pet Loss Support

Tranquil Waters

The staff at Tranquil Waters understands how incredibly difficult it is to say goodbye to a beloved family member, and have curated a number of recommended resources to help you through when the time comes.
Learn More Tranquil Waters

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