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My Pets Ashes About Us

My Pets Ashes About Us

I’m Karen, I’m the mum of three gorgeous boys (aged 14 & 10 – twins) and live in Devon, just on the edge of Dartmoor. We moved to Devon 6 years ago and simply love it, I was brought up in the countryside and I’m so happy that I am lucky enough to be able to offer my boys the freedom of living somewhere as beautiful and exciting.

I had promised my boys that as soon as we bought our house we could have a cat and so we welcomed the beautiful April into our lives…

Such a beautiful cat, so pretty, so cuddly and so very, very patient with my boys. She would regularly be picked up and taken off to join in with whatever game was the current fave. I would have to check bedrooms after school drop-off to make sure she hadn’t been hidden in a cupboard by one of them to play with as soon as they got home!

And then one terrible night we got a knock at the door to say she’d been hit by a car and had run off. We searched everywhere, contacted all the local and not-so-local vets, put posters up all over town and posted on the local ‘what’s on’ facebook page. Local people were amazing! It made me realise why I had moved to be part of a community, it felt like the whole town were on the look-out. But nothing.

Six months later we started re-vamping a corner of our garden and there she was. It was still such a shock, I was completely blown away by the loss – awful. I then had to sort out the practicalities,  to book a cremation and decide what to do with her ashes.

This website My Pet Ashes is dedicated to April and I don’t want anyone to go through what we had to so I write a blog about what to think about if you lose a pet, how to cope with pet bereavement and how to celebrate the life they lived.

We now have two more additions to the family called Midnight and Pumpkin – and yes the boys named them and yes they arrived in October – and we adore them, but it doesn’t mean we don’t still miss our glorious April.


I hope you like what we’re trying to do and if you have any questions or want to get in touch please do! The email is hello@mypetsashes.co.uk or you can call on 01626 798198. We also have a Facebook Page a Twitter account and Instagram so please get in touch and share your stories we do love to hear from you.

Karen Martin

We also run the award-winning Scattering Ashes website which specialises in everything to do with your loved one’s ashes.  If you see something on that site that you would like to have or do with your pet’s ashes just let me know and I’m sure I can sort it for you.


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5 thoughts on “My Pets Ashes About Us

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    Andrea Royle - July 29, 2020

    I am interested in the silver teardrop for £85. My cat Felix will be put to sleep this coming Friday. How do I go about getting his ashes to you? They will be saving a small amount in a separate bag for this.

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      Richard Martin - October 7, 2020

      Dear Rachael – sorry about we have had a fault on the website and comments were not showing – can we still help?

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    Rachael Hobbs - June 11, 2020

    Hi there,
    My beloved Sally Dog went for her Forever Sleep today. She will be cremated and I would like her ashes scattered with my father in law and I would like some to be made into a pendant.
    I was wondering how much ashes would you need?
    I live in Cornwall, just across the border in Callington so would be lovely to use someone local.
    Thank you in advance

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      Richard Martin - October 7, 2020

      Dear Rachael – sorry about we have had a fault on the website and comments were not showing – can we still help?

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    Lucy Murgatroyd - January 21, 2020


    Happy Tuesday! I hope you’ve had a lovely start to the week.

    I’m currently writing for the Paws and Claws column for The Sun on Sunday about pet burials and would like a few quotes from you please.

    Is it possible to explain to readers why some people opt to bury their pets rather than cremate? As well as what you can receive/options you can get if you opt to bury your pet?
    Also is it possible to explain that if pets have not had any medicine that is toxic and not near a water source that they can bury their pets in the garden as long as you own the property please?

    It would be great if you could get back to me by 11am tomorrow please.

    Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you


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