For When The Time Comes

When is the Right Time?


Sometimes its difficult to know how our pet is really feeling.

They can't tell us if they are in pain so it's our responsibility to look for signs of any changes that suggest that their quality of life is deteriorating.

You may notice your pet has become particularly withdrawn or quiet and doesn't want any physical contact or to go out.

They may have stopped eating or drinking, and their toilet habits may have changed. An injury or illness may be affecting their wellbeing. To Prevent further pain and unnecessary suffering it is important to talk through options with your vet who will help to guide you on the right time for making a decision about euthanasia.


Our four surgeries have a cremation service availabale for you. Details below.

Leyland Pet Crematorium and Memorial Gardens


Please feel free to contact us with any queries your may have.

Postal Address
Leyland Pet Crematorium
Wigan Road, Leyland, Preston, Lancashire, PR25 5DA

Tel: 01772 622466


Opening times
Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 1.00pm
Sunday - Visiting only
Out of hours service available on request


Individual Cremation

On request your dog, cat, rabbit or other domestic pet will be individually cremated. This means that your pet will be cremated entirely on its own and all the ashes will be recovered. You may choose to have the ashes returned to you in a disposable container for scattering in a place of your choice or in a wooden casket for you to keep or bury at home. The casket includes an engraved nameplate.


Standard casket - Name plate


Deluxe Casket - inscription up to 45 letters


Communal Cremation

We offer a Communal cremation service which entails your pet being cremated with other pets. Unfortunately, we are unable to return ashes if this option is chosen.


Megan's Journey

By Janet Peel


A story to help children through the loss of their much loved pets.




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Pet Bereavement Support Service


Sometimes it helps to share your feelings with someone who knows from personal experience how distressing the loss of a cat can be, and who will listen with compassion and without judgement.


The Pet Bereavement Support Service is a telephone helpline and email service that offers such support to bereaved pet owners, through a national network of trained volunteer befrienders.




Telephone: 0800 096 6606 (seven days a week 8.30am – 8.30pm)




Agencies who give support and information


  • Animal Samaritans Pet Bereavement Service: 020 8303 1859,

  • Association of Private Pet Cemeteries and Crematoria: 01252 844478,

  • EASE Pet Loss Support Services: - offer a wide range of support resources, covering different aspects of grief in pet bereavement - free to download or view or listen to online: (Face-to-face support is available by arrangement in East Devon only)

  • Pet Bereavement Support Service:
    0300 777 1897

    Open every day 8.30am-8.30pm. Will put you in touch with your nearest telephone befriender.

  • SupportLine: - Emotional support to children, young adults and adults on any issue. Also keep details of counsellors and support groups throughout the UK.


Useful Websites




Our Surgeries


 Daleside Veterinary Surgery

309-311 Liverpool Road




Tel: 01704 575606


Churchside Veterinary Surgery

5a Preston New Road




Tel: 01704 225105


Formby Veterinary Surgery

113 Church Road



L37 3ND

Tel: 01704 877145


Maghull Veterinary Surgery

55 Liverpool Road South



L31 7BN

Tel: 0151 531 7719 

Out of Hours Emergency Cover

Barn Lodge Veterinary Hospital

54a Southport Road
L39 1LX

01695 572 837