Aquamation:
An Eco Friendly
Pet Water Cremation

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4.8 Stars
300+ Reviews

Enormous gratitude for Dr. Wong. She came in the night and was kind, gentle, and conscientious. Our beloved Dobby was always terrified of being handled by veterinarians, and Dr. Wong was so unobtrusive and thoughtful in her approach that I don't think Dobby even knew she was there.

Susan Remmers & Gillian Leichtling

4.8 Stars
300+ Reviews

What is Aquamation?
Eco-Friendly Pet Cremation

Compassionate Care utilizes an eco-friendly cremation process also known as Aquamation, alkaline hydrolysis and green cremation.

Like natural decomposition, aquamation is slower and gentler than flame-based cremation. This process utilizes water, a small amount of alkali and mild agitation to specifically break down tissues.

Aquamation produces no greenhouse gas or toxic emissions, it has 1/10th the carbon footprint and uses a fraction of the energy compared to traditional flame-based cremation.

Because non-tissue items such as collars, clothing, blankets and even flowers do not break down during this gentle process, they must be removed before the pet is cremated via aquamation.

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What is Aquamation?
Eco-Friendly Pet Cremation

Private or Communal Pet Cremation Options

Private or Communal Pet Cremation Options

We offer two categories of cremation services:

Your beloved pet is individually cremated, ensuring that only their cremains are returned to you.

Your pet is respectfully cremated alongside other pets. The communal cremains are respectfully scattered for you.

In the spirit of our Portland’s pet-loving and environmentally-conscious communities, Aquamation is a wonderful way to honor our beloved companions as well as our world.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

The professional and caring team at Compassionate Care made a very sad circumstance better. They provided a peaceful end to our beloved Finn in our home. Beth P., DVM provided a sense of calm, dignity, respect, and efficiency....for which we are grateful. Joseph W. who collected Finn afterwards was equally caring and respectful.

Hopefully, you won't need their services any time soon, but when you do they're the ones to call.

Thomas Mannix

Enormous gratitude for Dr. Wong. She came in the night and was kind, gentle, and conscientious. Our beloved Dobby was always terrified of being handled by veterinarians...

Susan Remmers & Gillian Leichtling

We will never be able to give enough stars to this company. They accommodated us twice in moving our appointment to an earlier date and time, without any hesitation.

Greg Harris and Steve Kopkau

It’s been almost 24 hours since Jess departed, and I’ve already given your company’s name to several friends who will be facing that difficult decision in the months to come, and I will continue to sing your praises. His dog groomer and I have become good friends and I’ll be sure to give your card to her so she can pass it along to her many clients who will eventually need your services...

Janine K. Suarse

Schedule a drop-off appointment

Has your pet passed away? You may schedule a home pick-up or choose to bring them to us (by appointment ONLY). Please call 503-379-1292

NE Portland:

For euthanasia call 503 880 1172
For cremation call 503 379 1292
Pet cremation: available 7 days a week by appointment

Cremains pickup:
Tuesday: 12pm - 4pm
Wednesday: 12pm - 4pm
Thursday: 12pm - 4pm


Friday: 12pm - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday & Monday: no cremains pickup

Oregon City:

For euthanasia call 503 880 1172
For cremation call 503 379 1292

Pet Cremation and Cremains pickup (By appointment only at this location):
Closed temporarily - thank you for your patience.

How will I receive my pet’s cremains back?

Our standard return container is a biodegradable pressed natural fiber box made from sustainably harvested mulberry bark.

The cremains are contained within a biodegradable bag inside making it suitable for burying, and it is also sturdy enough to keep indefinitely in normal home conditions.

Note this is NOT a wood box. Other options for purchase are available by selecting the link below:

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Pet Cremation FAQs

If your pet has passed at home, you may make an appointment to bring your pet in to us for cremation at the crematory number 503.379.1292, or arrange home pick up for an additional fee.
Privately cremated pets are cremated individually, and their cremains are returned to you. Communally cremated pets are cremated in a group, and the cremains are not returned.
We return cremains for privately cremated pets within 14 days after receipt at the crematory. Please note that we hold cremains left in our care for ONE year after the date of death. Thank you so much for your understanding.
We will contact you within 14 days of euthanasia (or within 14 days after we receive your pet for those who bring their pet to us after it has passed) to let you know you may pick up their cremains. Our standard method to contact is by email; arrangements may be made for alternative contact method if needed.

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