Solidified Remains

A Clean Alternative to Cremated Remains.

Solidified remains are a complete alternative to cremated remains that allow you to live comfortably with your departed. The solidification process compresses conventional cremated remains into a beautiful collection of “stones” that you can hold, share, scatter, and travel with.

Frequently Asked Questions about Solidified Remains & Parting Stone

What is the cost of this process?
The total cost for solidified remains, including shipping, is $345 for dogs and $295 for cats, in addition to the private cremation charges through the shelter.

How can I be sure I am getting my pet’s remains back?
Parting Stone is a company of pet lovers and understands your concern. Every set of remains they receive is labeled and tracked throughout the entire processing. They have individualized equipment for each step of the process and the ashes are never mingled. A single Parting Stone technician handles your pet’s remains throughout the process.

How does Parting Stone turn the remains into stones, what are they actually doing?
Parting Stone worked with Los Alamos National Lab to develop the process to create solidified remains. They refine the cremated remains, add a small amount of binder (glass) and superheat the remains. You receive back the remains of your pet in a form that you can hold, share, scatter, display, or bury.

How long will it take to get my pet’s solidified remains?
It will take up to 2 weeks for the shelter to cremate your pet, and then about 8 weeks more for Parting Stone to process and return the solidified remains.

How long will the “stones” last?
Solidified remains look, feel, and behave just like stones.  They can be broken with a hammer, but otherwise will last as long as a stone found in nature.

What color will the stones be?
The color of solidified remains is 100% natural. Many pets result in white stones, but some are a hue of blue, green, or a radical variation. 

I am concerned about the environment – is this environmentally friendly?
Solidified remains are much gentler for scattering than cremated remains.  Cremated remains can damage delicate ecosystems, but solidified remains look, feel, and behave like stones and don't damage or change the ecosystem at all.

What if I already have animal cremains that I would now like turned into Solidified Remains?
You can work directly with Parting Stone by visiting this link.