How To Launch a Pet Cremation Business for Less Than £10,000

Around the world, pet ownership is booming. Four out of five of people in Argentina and Mexico own a pet, while three-quarters of Brazilians have a furry companion. In the US, more than 70 per cent own animals. Of the 1.2 million pets who die each year in the UK, 80 per cent are cremated, and as pet ownership on a global scale continues to increase, so will the need to offer pet cremation services.

Pet crematoriums solve a rising problem – we are running out of burial spaces for larger pets. Add to this, that pet owners want to keep the memory of their lost pet closer to home, and you see why more people are looking into pet cremation.

If you’re an established vet or an owner of a small farm looking to add pet cremation to your business plan, here’s how you can get started.

How Do I Start a Pet Crematory Business?

Starting a business in pet cremation can be a lot simpler that you think. Vets and small farmers with their own business location will be able to get up and running quickly. Using their available space, they can add pet cremation equipment to it and get started almost immediately.

As a provider of pet crematory incinerators, we will work closely with you to help your business get started. Head to our free pet cremation business plan, share your details and we will advise on how to become a pet crematory and talk you through the best equipment for your needs.

Please note that there are different restrictions placed on urban vets versus rural vets. When we work through your business plan, we will also advise on which of our solutions best meets the relevant criteria for your operations.

How Much Does a Pet Crematorium Cost?

It is possible to launch a successful pet crematory business with a budget of less than £10k – providing you have the existing land available to do so.

Purchasing a pet cremation machine will be your biggest outgoing – but as the basis of your business, it’s worth the investment. From there, you can set a pricing structure which ensures you will recover the cost of your purchase as soon as possible, so you can start turning a profit.

How much does a pet crematory make?

On average, the cost to cremate small animals such as rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs starts at around £80, while services for larger, domestic animals – such as Great Danes – can reach up to £250. For even larger animals like horses, prices will increase again.

Pet cremation can be a very profitable business idea. See the costs for the cremation of pets of all different sizes if you were to add pet cremation to your business plan.

Whether you’d prefer to work with small animals throughout your pet cremation career, or want to build up and enter new pet markets as your business grows, there are incinerators to meet your needs.

Pet Crematory Equipment For Sale

Our market-leading machines have been designed to accommodate pets of all shapes and sizes. From the I8-PC1 small pet cremator which has a capacity of 150 litres, through to our i8-500 model, which has been designed to accommodate entire horses, cattle and other large farm animals in its oversized combustion chamber, our products meet national guidelines and are DEFRA approved. 

Our team will discuss the relevant burn rate and batch sizes you’ll need to launch your pet cremation service and offer advice on how you can expand it as time goes on to ensure you aren’t incurring unnecessary costs. See our other pet cremation systems.

Contact us at Inciner8 today about your pet cremation plans, and we will provide you with the best system to ensure your customers’ – and their pets’ – wishes are met.

Further Readings

Click the links below for more advice on starting a pet cremation business or how to expand your services:

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