a truly wonderful “final gift”

I lost my dearest friend, my 13 year-old German Shepherd named Cross on the evening of 09/22/2019 at home. I contacted my Vet's Emergency Center who referred me to Central Hospital For Veterinary Medicine in North Haven. I gathered myself and brought my boy to their facility where, with great compassion, they discreetly took him and assured me that he would be well taken care of and I would have his remains within 2-weeks. On 09/26/2019 I received a call that his ashes had arrived. I received a navy blue bag with a "Final Gift" logo. I hadn't even thought to ask who would be performing the actual cremation. Inside was the most beautiful and professionally packaged arrangement of Cross' remains along with the cremation certificate, the flower seeds and, of course, the Rainbow Bridge card that was just breathtaking. Thank you Final Gift for your compassion, your professionalism and most of all for your help bringing my best friend back home again!

Gary P.

One with the force

Final Gifts transparency was greatly appreciated. Randy, who prepared our beloved pittie and family member, Vader, was unwaveringly kind. We were walked through the entire process and left with no doubts or confusion. He answered every question, canceled out our fears, and let us take our time. It is such a heartbreaking thing to say goodbye to a fur baby that has been in your life for over a decade, and it still hurts to know I can’t stroke my fingers through his fur or give him hugs, but knowing that he passed with the dignity and respect he deserves, and that Randy handled the entire process with my sister and I with compassion and patience is a great help through the grieving process. Vader is home with us, in a beautiful urn box with his photo and name, date of birth and death engraved into it, and this level of closure simply cannot be overstated. I still get to come home to him. Thank you Randy, Corey, and everyone at Final Gift for being so patient and understanding towards fur parents that have to make such a difficult decision. Thank you for taking your time with us, and allowing us to grieve and creating such a beautiful, honorable farewell for my Vader. Your work is wonderful, thoughtful and truly beautiful. Thank you.

Priscilla C.

Only the best for the Divine Miss M

We were comforted to receive Maize's ashes back this week. Our Vet, Dr. Keenan at Meadowpond Animal Hospital in Moultonboro, NH included your services as we said goodbye to our girl. We were amazed that your team travels so far to provide this loving service to our pets. Every aspect of your program had us in mind and what we are dealing with now. Thanks from our loving hearts.



My American Pitbull Terrier whom I loved and will forever love was cremated at Final Gift in Oxford, Connecticut.The kind man named Randy guided me through the whole process and made me feel so comfortable knowing that my sweet Vader was treated with respect before his cremated remains were returned to me. I miss and will forever love my gentle beast. I highly recommend this location. Randy was very nice and understanding with our emotions during these difficult moments and gave us the reassurance and consolation we needed with everything that was done to my beloved furbaby. I sincerely appreciated that with all my heart. Thank you Randy for helping us through this heartbreaking process. Thank you Final Gift for hiring such a great individual.

C. Carire


I called to inquire about my kitty cat Thatamus who had been sent to Final Gift by my vet. I didn't think I would get much information about his whereabouts but I was wrong. They know exactly what's going on with your beloved at all times and they are happy to share it with you. Toni was amazing she went above and beyond to be kind to me. Toni even drove in to work through a tornado in Massachusetts and contacted me immediately about my cats cremation. I can't tell you how much it meant to me just to know where my beautiful 16 yr old Kitty was and what step in the process he was in. People usually know where their pets are more than they know where their kids are lol and it's very hard to release them to someone else. Thank you for making me feel like I really was giving him a final gift by ridding him of cancer forever. He's wrapped up and waiting to come home to me today. My heart is broken thank you for the kindness it's very important in a process like this and in life. It seems like so many people have forgotten that.. maybe that's why we love our animals so much ❤

Anne Ward

Highly RECOMMEND service

I had my dog cremated two years ago by another cremation service and I couldn’t decide the urn I wanted to put the remains of my Shepard in and the staff here was very helpful and even transferred the remains from the temporary urn to the new beautiful wooden urn!


Great people to work with

My cat, Eloise, died earlier that morning and I called and made an appointment. I was apprehensive at first, not knowing what to expect. We were treated phenomenally, no high pressure sale or being upsold because of our grief. They gave us some options and completely left it up to us on what we wanted to do. I would recommend them to anyone who has a dying pet. Thank you for treating us with respect.

Brian manning


My 15 year old Jack Russell Terrier (Giacomo aka Jack) was euthanized on
March 6, 2019 and I received Jack's remains the following week. You did a beautiful job delivering him in the most dignified and compassionate way. I also liked the details; i.e. packet of seeds to plant, and the beautiful tribute card with "Rainbow Bridge" in the inside cover. With heartfelt gratitude ...


Our boy is home.

I want to thank you so much for what you do. Our vet called today to let us know that Hershey was back. We were so touched when we got home and opened our box. Again We can not thank you enough.

Oberman/Daniels, Dec 2018

Thank You

Dear Final Gift Staff,
My sweet girl Tess was helped to the rainbow bridge on 12/10 by Lap of Love veterinarian Dr. Sally Lynch and brought to one of your locations for aftercare. I received her remains today. Thank you for the beautiful presentation. Her carved urn is so lovely, just as she was. I am so grateful to have her home. I can't thank you enough for taking care of my sweet girl's aftercare and getting her home to me so quickly so I can begin my healing process.

Camara , Dec 2018