Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions which are not listed, please don't hesitate to contact us.

How can I ensure that the remains returned to me belong to my pet?

Rest assured that the remains returned to your family are indeed those of your cherished pet. We employ a metal disc tracking system, a standard used by funeral homes, to ensure identification throughout every stage. This distinctive identifier remains with your pet from the moment of pick-up to the final return to you, undergoing multiple checks throughout the process. During aquamation, each animal is carefully placed within its dedicated enclosure, maintaining individuality. The remains are subsequently dried independently and then placed into individual urns, thereby guaranteeing the singular return of your beloved pet to you. The same metal disc, serving as a steadfast link, is returned alongside your pet's remains, affirming the integrity of our process.

Is it safe to keep my pet with me overnight after they've passed?

It is okay for families to hold their pets in their care overnight after they have passed, providing an opportunity for a final farewell at their own pace.

How long does the process take?

Typically, your loved one's remains will be returned to you within 1-2 weeks after they are brought into our care.

What happens to my pet's remains if I choose not to have them returned?

Following communal aquamations, we scatter the remains on private land in Fraser County, Colorado, allowing them to return to the earth in a natural manner.

Are my pet's remains safe to handle?

Handling your pet's remains following aquamation is entirely safe. The aquamation process guarantees the removal of all RNA, DNA, pathogens, and chemicals, ensuring the remains are 100% safe for division among family members, transferring to different urns, or scattering.

Is aquamation a new process?

Since its inception in 1888, aquamation has been embraced by scientific and medical teams, offering a gentle touch in handling remains. Over time, its respectful approach found application in diverse areas, including pet aftercare and funeral homes. Today, its attributes offer a serene farewell for beloved companions. Water Bridge Aquamation takes pride in being the pioneer pet aquamation provider in Denver to embrace this innovative technology.

What kind of animals are accommodated?

We can accommodate most animals under the size of 550 pounds.