Dogs at funerals

Dogs at funeralsDogs are an integral part of the family dynamic and can be included in the funeral arrangements.

The dog provides familiarity, comfort and a welcome distraction during an emotional time.

With permission, a number of our families have brought their dogs to be present at the hospice, viewing, funeral ceremony, committal service, cremation and burial.

For the funeral service we suggest families have a dedicated minder should the dog become restless – but in our experience, the dogs have behaved impeccably.

A funeral is the opportunity for family members to gather, support and acknowledge a life lived – no matter what your family unit may be.