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 all with no surcharge.


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


Melanie with Wilbur & Poppy



"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




Why Trust Angel Ashes?

We only provide individual pet cremations

As someone who had a negative experience, herself, Melanie started up Angel Ashes in 2008 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 up your pet the same day as your booking, however please allow around 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.
  • Your pet's ashes delivered personally to your home in around 7 business days from collection.

Personal Service


Within metropolitan Adelaide, Melanie will personally collect your pet from your home or vet and when ready she will return your pet's ashes to your chosen location . We now offer a courier based pick up and return service to Mount Gambier. Please contact Blue Lake Vets on 8723 9111.

All Inclusive Pricing

  • All inclusive flat rate fee 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 home or vet.
  • Personal return of your pet's ashes to your home.
  • Satin bag for the ashes.
  • Signed certificate of individual cremation.
  • Memorials including: lock of your pet’s hair, forget-me-not seeds and a 'Restore' essential oil soy candle.


Pay your way with #NoSurcharge


We understand our service is not something you would normally budget for and may need to pay with credit, that's fine and with #NoSurcharge. We accept:

  • 'No Interest Ever' payment plans via zipPay*. (*subject to approval by zipPay)
  • Visa, Mastercard and American Express
  • Cash


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.
Thank you for your wonderful service and compassion in this sad time for our family.
Lucky is now home , where she will live in our hearts forever!
- Trevor
Mel and Jason were so lovely and compassionate and really helped us to cope with the loss of Bella, our 14 year old Burmese. We knew that she was in loving hands and treated with dignity. It is nice to have her ashes and a little piece of fur to remember her.
I highly recommend Angel Ashes.
- Sabine
What a wonderful experience dealing with you. At such a sad time in our lives, you made things just a little better for us, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. From the first day we met you Mel, your kindness and compassion showed through. The hug you gave my daughter and I was such a small gesture, but it meant the world to us. You kept us informed when there was a delay in getting Patches back home to us - greatly appreciated Mel! And when he was returned, we were overwhelmed by your thoughfulness.
- Vikki Geldart‎
Just wanted to say a huge thanks to Mel for all of the time, effort & comfort she has given to my family, especially me on the loss of our beautiful bunny Twitch. Mel went beyond the call of duty for me & I really appreciated it. Not only was Twitch brought home safely in her Rainbow Bridge urn, we also received lots of little extras that gave us some comfort.
- Susan Cameron-Hughes‎
We were extremely grateful and appreciative on how professional and caring in a time of heartbreak how Angel Ashes handled the situation we found ourselves in. I couldn't recommend them any higher and will certainly use them again should the need arise.
Thank you so much for everything.
- Jones family