About us

Pet Farewells is a member of, and adheres to the standards of the New Zealand Pet Crematorium Association (NZPCA).
We have facilities at Ruakura Campus in Hamilton, and Gracefield Road in Wellington.


Our people

Lyn Shepherd

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

Leighton Andrew

Leighton is the newest member of our team, joining us in 2016, and works at the Hamilton facility.

Paul Kahi

Paul has been with Pet Farewells since 2009, and runs the Wellington facility.
Chief's supporters and pet owners, Lyn and Gavin have owned and operated Pet Farewells since 2007.

Lyn runs Pet Farewells with the help of Paul in Wellington, and Leighton in Hamilton.
Gavin works full time as CEO for a large Waikato veterinary practice, and helps out at Pet Farewells when he's needed.

"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."