From loving goodbyes to lasting memories.

Cremation services

Our pet cremation services are designed to provide families with peace of mind and their pets with the care they deserve. A Best Friends associate will pick up your companion from your veterinary clinic (or your home, if Tribute Cremation is selected) in the Albuquerque or Rio Rancho area and transfer them into our care. Or if you prefer, you may bring your pet into our facility during business hours. If your companion is expected to pass in the next six months, you may also plan a pet cremation in advance. From personalized urns to customized keepsakes, each package includes a beautiful reminder of your friendship.

Families may choose a cremation package from the options below:


Group Cremation

Group Cremation $125

  • Multiple pets present in the cremation chamber
  • Cremated remains are scattered in a pet ossuary
  • Keepsake fur clipping

Private Cremation

Private Cremation $275

  • Only your pet present in the cremation chamber
  • Cremated remains are returned to the family
  • Choice of standard urn with or without basic engraving
  • Keepsake fur clipping
  • Ink or sand paw print

Tribute Cremation

Tribute Cremation $625

  • Only your pet present in the cremation chamber
  • Home pickup and transportation
  • Choice of standard urn with options for engraving
  • Private viewing
  • Keepsake fur clipping
  • Ink or sand paw print
  • Choice of cremation jewelry pendant
  • Delivery of cremated remains and memorialization items

Keepsakes

Keep the friend that never left your side close by. From personalized urns to customizable jewelry, to artwork with your pet’s personal touch, our selection of keepsakes are a beautiful reminder of your friendship.
Fur clipping keychain.

Fur Clipping

Included in all packages.
Ink paw print.

Ink Paw Print

Included in Private and Tribute packages.
Paw print cast in sand with photo of pet.

Sand Paw Print

Included in Private and Tribute packages.

Urns

White ceramic pet cremation urn.

Ceramic Urn

Included in Private and Tribute packages.
Standard paper urn with paw print design.

Paper Scattering Urn

Included in Private and Tribute packages.
Wooden carved pet cremation urn.

Wooden Urn

Included in Private and Tribute packages.
Wooden pet cremation urn featuring pet photo and several wood choices.

Love Forever Frame

Premium urn: + $150
Wooden pet cremation urn featuring pet photo.

Memory Chest Frame

Premium urn: + $150
Wooden pet cremation urn featuring two pet photos.

Companion Frame

Premium urn: + $150
Pink pet cremation urn.

Odyssey Pink

Premium urn: + $150
Purple pet cremation urn.

Royal Companion Urn

Premium urn: + $150
Gold pet cremation urn with paw print design.

Brass Pawprints Urn

Premium urn: + $150
Multicolored heart urn with paw print design.

Raku Heart Urn

Premium urn: + $150
Black wooden pet cremation box.

Photo Cube Urn

Premium urn: + $150
Ornate gold lotus heart pet cremation urn.

Lotus Urn

Premium urn: + $150
Blue pet cremation urn with paw print design.

Friendship Urn

Premium urn: + $150

Jewelry

One jewelry item is included in the Tribute package. For Private package, Jewelry is an additional $55.
Moon pet ashes pendant.

Moon Ashes Pendant

Tree of life pet ashes pendant.

Tree of Life Ashes Pendant

Paw print pet ashes pendant.

Paw Ashes Pendant

Cross pet ashes pendant.

Cross Ashes Pendant

Red heart pet ashes pendant.

Heart Ashes Pendant

Woman holding and kissing her dog.

Memorial Services

Honor your companion with a personalized memorial service. Gathering together with family and friends to say goodbye can bring great comfort. Best Friends can help you plan a unique and meaningful service that reflects the personality of your pet and the bond you shared.

Interested in Partnering with Best Friends?

We partner with local veterinarians who are passionate about providing the best end-of-life care possible. If this sounds like you, we’d love to meet you.