One of the most difficult things in life is losing a pet companion. When considering their loss, often our first inclination is to push the thought far from our mind.

Unfortunately, this can lead to a situation where you may find yourself unprepared and unaware of your aftercare options and what to do if your pet passes suddenly. When you don’t have a plan, you may find yourself with undue stress during a time when you should be grieving and remembering a beautiful life well lived. Too many of our clients have stated phrases along the lines, “I wished I would have been more prepared” or “I wish I had known all my options”.

Let us help honor your pet by guiding you through pre-planning arrangements. With one simple form, your wishes will be on file with Heavenly Paws and we will make sure your veterinarian is aware and prepared to help with their transition of care.

Complete Pre-Planning Form


There is no financial obligation for pre-planning, but you may choose to prepay prior to your pet crossing the Rainbow Bridge to lock in our current rates on your Aquamation service and memorial items. Heavenly Paws offers interest free prepayment plans of 2-12 months when pre-planning. Prepaying for your pet’s afterlife care can spare a financial burden during a time when many pet parents find themselves financially stressed due to costly, often unexpected, veterinary care.

Other Topics for Consideration

  • What happens to your pet if something happens to you? Do you have a chain of custody plan in place?
  • When it comes time to say goodbye, have you explored helping your pet pass in a peaceful environment like Heaven Paws’ comfort room or your own home?
  • If euthanasia is not right for you, have you considered a home hospice assisted natural passing?
  • Do you have a support network in place?
  • Do you have high quality photos to help memorialize your companion?
    • Heavenly Paws recommends Heart Spot Photography and their “Best Friend Forever” session for terminal and senior companion animals
    • There is also a wonderful online resource called Joy Session that provides end-of-life resources, but specializes in pairing pet parents with local photographers for terminal and senior pets.
Complete Pre-Planning Form