From loving goodbyes to lasting memories.

Cremation services

Our 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. 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

Included in all packages.

Ink Paw Print

Included in Private and Tribute packages.

Sand Paw Print

Included in Private and Tribute packages.

Urns

Ceramic Urn

Included in Private and Tribute packages.

Paper Scattering Urn

Included in Private and Tribute packages.

Wooden Urn

Included in Private and Tribute packages.

Love Forever Frame

Premium urn: + $150

Memory Chest Frame

Premium urn: + $150

Companion Frame

Premium urn: + $150

Odyssey Pink

Premium urn: + $150

Royal Companion Urn

Premium urn: + $150

Brass Pawprints Urn

Premium urn: + $150

Raku Heart Urn

Premium urn: + $150

Photo Cube Urn

Premium urn: + $150

Lotus Urn

Premium urn: + $150

Friendship Urn

Premium urn: + $150

Jewelry

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

Heart Ashes Pendant

Moon Ashes Pendant

Tree of Life Ashes Pendant

Paw Ashes Pendant

Zed’s Cross

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.