Pet Farewells

About Pet Farewells: Compassionate Pet Cremation Services

Chief’s supporters and pet owners, Lyn and Gavin Shepherd have owned and operated Pet Farewells since 2007. 
“Having shared our lives with many pets over the years, we know how difficult it can be when you lose one of them. We will look after your pet as if it was one of our own, and do our best to return your pet to you with the minimum of distress.”

Lyn and Gavin run Pet Farewells with the help of Kathy, Steve and Leighton in Hamilton. Leighton also works at the Mount Maunganui facility, and  Jared and Brayden work at Pet Farewells in Wellington.

Pet Farewells is a member of, and adheres to the standards of the International Association of Pet Crematories (IAOPC).

We have pet crematoriums at 386 SH26, Newstead in Hamilton, also at 55 Aerodrome Road, Mount Maunganui, and at Unit 12, 50 Gracefield Road, Seaview in Wellington.

Our People

Lyn Shepherd

Lyn is an ex-high school science teacher and has worked the Pet Farewells Hamilton facility since purchasing the business with husband Gavin in 2007.

Gavin Shepherd

Gavin is an ex-veterinarian and now works at Pet Farewells with Lyn.

Jared McDougall

Jared works part-time at the Wellington facility and joined us in 2019.

Kathy Major

Kathy is an ex-veterinary nurse and joined the Hamilton facility in 2021.

Leighton Andrew

Leighton joined us in 2016, and works at the Hamilton and Mount Maunganui facility.

Brayden Fryer

Brayden is the newest employee and works at the Wellington facility.

Steve Rutz

Steve joined us in 2022 and works part-time at the Hamilton facility.

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