About us

Pet Farewells is a member of, and adheres to the standards of the New Zealand Pet Crematorium Association (NZPCA).

We have crematoriums at 386 SH26, Newstead in Hamilton, and Unit 12, 50 Gracefield Road, Seaview in Wellington. We also have a drop-off facility at 55 Aerodrome Road, Mount Maunganui and will re-instate a new cremator at these premises in the near future. 

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.

Kathy Major

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

Steve Rutz

Steve is the newest employee, working part-time in Hamilton 

Gavin Shepherd

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

Paul Kahi

Paul has been with Pet Farewells since 2009, and works at the Wellington facility.

Leighton Andrew

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

Jared McDougall

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

Chief's supporters and pet owners, Lyn and Gavin have owned and operated Pet Farewells since 2007.

Lyn and Gavin run Pet Farewells with the help of Kathy, Leighton and Steve in Hamilton.Paul and Jared work at Pet Farewells in Wellington.

"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."

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