Looking after loved pets and their families on their final journey
PetsFarewell is owned and managed by Karen and Ian Matthews, it is fully licensed and DARD approved.
Ian: we opened the crematorium in 2000 after we had received calls from various vets asking us to help. From leaving school I have always worked closely with animals. My first pet at age 5 was a little black Pomeranian called Sooty. I still think of her often and can remember how devastated I was when she died.
I met my wife Karen several years ago through us both working with rescue animals. We currently share our home with a wide variety of animals including 9 dogs, most of whom were 14+ when joining our family.
All our animals have come to us through rescue, sometimes we don't have long with them but we are blessed that they can share our lives. We know from experience how much it hurts when they have to leave but the memories they leave us last forever.
Ian, Karen and Adam Matthews
We added to our family in Dec 2011 with the addition of our son Adam, he is an animal lover and loves the outdoors; hopefully he will follow in my footsteps!!
Karen: Animals give us so much unconditional love, always a friend to talk to and someone to share our troubles with. We are very involved with rescue animals caring for 20+ rescue dogs, along with sheep, pigs, cats, and the list goes on.
Animals are a great passion for me, especially the old guys that need that retirement home. I recently lost my 17 year old cat Jemma, she was part of my life for 11 years and I miss her every day. Her little casket sits beside my bed, I like to know she close by.
For us being able to help people and being entrusted to look after their loved ones on their final journey is a great privilege.
We are open 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. We are always available at the end of the phone, even if it is only to talk, or you can contact us by email.
Farm Fixer : Nick Hewer
This year we have been working with the TV show Farm Fixer with Nick Hewer, it's been busy and exciting few months for us, seeing a major rebrand and the addition of new equipment allowing us to individually cremate equine.
We are currently working towards becoming members of APPCC (The Association of Private Pet Cemeteries and crematoria), following their code of practice - whose aim is to ensure high and professional standards for dignified Cremation and Burial services for companion animals