Why shouldn’t you have a wake for a beloved animal companion?


PODCAST: Pets are family. Meet the man whose business provides a space for animal wakes.

John Wilde (pictured) set up a pet cremation service with a big difference. At Earth2Heaven Pet Cremation in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, he’s set up a special room for families to say their final goodbye to a departed but beloved animal companion before they are cremated. Many families are now opting to hold wakes here with their pet with candles, music and flower petals. John shares the personal story of why he set up his business and how it’s about giving a very personal and non-judgmental service to his clients.