My Pets Ashes about us

My Pets Ashes about us

I’m Karen, I’m the mum of three gorgeous boys (aged 14 & 10 – twins) and live in Devon, just on the edge of Dartmoor. We moved to Devon 5 years ago and simply love it, I was brought up in the countryside and I’m so happy that I am lucky enough to be able to offer my boys the freedom of living somewhere as beautiful and exciting.

I had promised my boys that as soon as we bought our house we could have a cat and so we welcomed the beautiful April into our lives…

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Such a beautiful cat, so pretty, so cuddly and so very, very patient with my boys. She would regularly be picked up and taken off to join in with whatever game was the current fave. I would have to check bedrooms after school drop-off to make sure she hadn’t been hidden in a cupboard by one of them to play with as soon as they got home!

And then one terrible night we got a knock at the door to say she’d been hit by a car and had run off. We searched everywhere, contacted all the local and not-so-local vets, put posters up all over town and posted on the local ‘what’s on’ facebook page. Local people were amazing! It made me realise why I had moved to be part of a community, it felt like the whole town were on the look-out. But nothing.

Six months later we started re-vamping a corner of our garden and there she was. It was still such a shock, I was completely blown away by the loss – awful. I then had to sort out the practicalities,  to book a cremation and decide what to do with her ashes.

This website My Pet Ashes is dedicated to April and I don’t want anyone to go through what we had to so I write a blog about what to think about if you lose a pet, how to cope with pet bereavement and how to celebrate the life they lived.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

We now have two more additions to the family called Midnight and Pumpkin – and yes the boys named them and yes they arrived in October – and we adore them, but it doesn’t mean we don’t still miss our glorious April.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


I hope you like what we’re trying to do and if you have any questions or want to get in touch please do! The email is or you can call on 01392 581012. We also have a Facebook Page a Twitter account and Instagram so please get in touch and share your stories we do love to hear from you.


Karen Martin

We also run the award-winning Scattering Ashes website which specialises in everything to do with your loved one’s ashes.  If you see something on that site that you would like to have or do with your pet’s ashes just let me know and I’m sure I can sort it for you.

#dogs #cats #pets #animals #petloss #grief #rainbowbridge #loss #petsarefamilytoo #petbereavement #veterinary #petlosssupport

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is applicable to any personal information which is given by You to Us (”User Information”) via the web site located at (”Site”).

“You” shall mean you, the user of the Site. “We/Us” means My Pets Ashes.  “Site” shall have the meaning as set out above.

When using the Site You will encounter areas where You may be asked to enter User Information. Such User Information will only be used for the purposes stated at the collection point and/or in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We shall not sell or otherwise transfer the User Information to unafilliated third parties without the approval of You.  If applicable, You will have the opportunity to indicate whether You would like to opt-in to receiving promotional and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings from Us and/or any third parties.

We reserve the right to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners. We will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties. We are not responsible for any actions or policies of any third parties who request personal information and users should check the applicable privacy policy of such party.

You should be aware that information and data may be automatically collected through the use of Cookies. “Cookies” are small text files a web site can use to recognise repeat users and allow us to observe behaviour and compile aggregate data in order to improve the Site and to target its advertising. Cookies do not attach to Your system and damage Your files. If You do not want information collected through the use of Cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allow You to deny or accept the cookie feature.

You may notify Us of any updates, amendments and corrections to previously collected User Information by using the Feedback section on the Site.  Further, upon Your request, We will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete Your User Information from our database; however, it may be impossible to delete Your entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.

We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update this Privacy Policy and any changes shall be notified to all users.

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes

FREE DELIVERY on all orders over £50* enter FREESHIP in the coupon code for free delivery in mainland UK. *does not include garden memorials as they're very heavy! Dismiss