My name is Lynsey Hornsby. My husband Ian and I set up Sunnyside Pet Cremation Services from our smallholding, Sunnyside Poultry in September 2015. We made the decision to set up a pet crematorium after feeling disappointed with the crematorium options available locally once Pip, our old Jack Russell, had been put to sleep. We knew then that with some alteration work to the existing stable block we could create a beautiful, welcoming, friendly and professional pet crematorium.
Our smallholding is in a lovely semi-rural location in the National Forest, tucked behind the A511 alongside our own wood. We are close to Burton, Swadlincote, Derby and Ashby which makes us easily accessible.
On our smallholding we breed and sell hens, keeping many different varieties. Our son keeps his own breeding flocks of bantams and we successfully show our birds. We have a little group of rabbits and a small herd of goats. Visitors will not fail to notice the cockerels crowing and the hens singing their egg songs! We always have at least one feral cat that we look after on the farm, although the current two tend to disappear once they have been fed first thing in the morning.
Our family pets include Bess and Tink our terriers, Luna our lively Hungarian Vizsla (who sometimes accompanies me in the crematorium), Crested Geckos, Syrian Hamsters, and a Horsefield's Tortoise called Turtle.
As animal lovers we know how difficult it is when it is time to say goodbye to a beloved pet. Our promise to you is that your pet will be treated with love, care and dignity whilst with us. You can be assured that your pet will be given an individual cremation here on our site and all of his or her ashes will be returned to you, usually the next working day.
At Sunnyside Pet Cremation Services we are able to look after any pet after their final days, from a small hamster to a large dog. No matter what size or type of pet you ask us to look after, he or she will be given the best care.
From the moment your pet comes into our care up until the time you take away the ashes we operate a strict and thorough paperwork process so that you can be sure that you receive all of your, and only your pet’s ashes.