Welcome to Angel Ashes

“I feel humbled and honoured to be able to do this everyday, to help people get through one of the toughest times they’ll face as pet owners. It’s what makes an otherwise sad job one of joy for me.”

Melanie Salter
Angel Ashes Owner 

Melanie with Wilbur & Poppy


Angel Ashes is family owned and operated here in Adelaide. We, the owners (Mel & Jay), are personally available 7 days a week to take care of your pet's final resting with dignified, loving and trusted services.


Should we be with clients or unavailable, we have a 24 hour receptionist to assist you on 1300 914 919. We also have an online arrangement system for bookings and payments as we understand it can be hard to make a call at such a difficult time. We accept all major credit cards including Amex and offer interest free finace via zipPay with no surcharges.


All proceeds stay here in Adelaide, and help raise our children - both human and animal. Each month, we choose to support local not-for-profit organisations such as SA Dog Rescue and Coast FM.

Why trust Angel Ashes?

We Only Provide Individual Pet Cremations 

As someone who had a negative experience, herself, Melanie started up Angel Ashes to ensure that no other pet owner ever had to feel that sense of doubt.

  • Every pet is cremated individually, labelled and computer tracked throughout every stage of the pet cremation process.
  • We ensure that the ashes returned to you is your pet, and your pet only.
  • We provide a signed certificate of individual cremation.


Our Process

  • We endeavour to pick your pet from the same day as your booking but please allow up to 24 hours.
  • Every pet is cremated individually, once your pet is collected it will go into a queue.
  • The speed it takes to get them home depends on the amount of pets already scheduled.
  • We do everything in our power to have your pet's ashes delivered personally to your home within 5 to 7 business days of collection.

Contact us 7 days

  • Call Melanie personally for information and bookings from 9am to 8pm - 7 days.
  • Outside of these times or if we are with a client, your call will be answered by our 24/7 receptionist.
All Inclusive Pricing

Flat Rate Fee

  • Our flat fee is all inclusive based on the weight of your pet and ranges from $199 to $429. No hidden pick up or transfer fees
  • Personal transfer of your pet from your vet or home. 
  • Personal return of your pet's ashes to your home.
  • Satin bag for the ashes
  • Memorial package including a lock of your pet’s hair. 


Interest Free Option

We understand our service is not something you would normally budget for. Now you can pay later with No Interest Ever.

  • 'No Interest Ever' payment plans* from zipPay with No Surcharge. (*subject to approval)

Personal Collection

in metropolitan Adelaide
Mount Gambier now available via courier only

Always Individual Cremation

With signed certificate & memorial package

Personal Return

in around 7 business days to Adelaide
Mount Gambier via courier only direct to your vet

Always individual cremations

No extra fee for collection or return

Personal service 7 days: 9am - 6pm

24/7 Receptionist

Memorial package including a lock of your pet's hair

Signed certificate of individual cremation

Interest Free Option. *conditions apply