The Sweet Goodbye story began with a very special pet – a dark brindle Staffy cross called Nikita. Our Founder, Natalie Venosi, had always shared her life with pet dogs and knew the pain of losing these special friends.

When Nikita reached 14 years, Nat started worrying about the future. In her words: “Having lost other beautiful dogs, I just didn’t know how I’d possibly cope when it came time to let Nikita go. I dreaded and feared that inevitable deep sorrow.”

She voiced her anxiety to close friend Madé Wirawan – a humble Balinese rice farmer Nat has known for many years. With grace and gentleness, Madé told Nat about the Hindu-inspired Balinese custom of adorning their deceased pets with beautiful trinkets and jewelry and wrapping them in a shroud – just as they would a family member. This has been an age-old tradition in indigenous cultures across the world, including among Native Americans and Australia’s Aboriginal people who honor the passing of pets as very special members of their families.

Madé spoke of the farewell rituals involved and then presented Nat with some items to take home and use when the time was right. Just having a bag containing those precious items hidden in the back of a cupboard helped Nat to feel better prepared for whenever that dreaded day arrived for Nikita.

That was the beginning of Sweet Goodbye, which has now evolved into solutions with a step-by-step guide to help us all prepare to farewell and celebrate the life of our beloved pets. We hope our pet burial and cremation farewell kits bring you peace and comfort in your time of need.

The beautifully handcrafted Sweet Goodbye COCOON® (Premium Wool) Pet Burial & Cremation Ceremony Kit is best for most cats and dogs while the Sweet Goodbye CLOUD® Pet Burial & Cremation Ceremony Kit is perfect for smaller pets. The new Sweet Goodbye COCOON® (Classic Cotton) caters for all-sized pets. Our customers love these eco-friendly, softer options in comparison with a hard box pet casket. Sweet Goodbye pet farewell kits are made from natural, biodegradable materials and come in various sizes and a rainbow of attractive colors. 


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