Who are Perkins Goodbye Hugs?

Ray Sharpe, owner, acquired the business from Melissa Perkins in 2020. Mrs Perkins started the business in 2008.

We are pet owners and understand the importance of treating your pet as if it were one of our own.  Our best friends include two Labradors, Sierra and Elle May and a cat that rules his house Smokey.

John Best along with Jim Bailey are the operation managers and Jade Merritts manages the office.

Our commitment is to provide loving and caring treatment of your pet with the highest integrity. We understand that losing a pet is very difficult and each pet needs to be treated as if it is our own.

What happens when you pick up my pet?

Whether we are picking your pet up from your home or the veterinarian’s office they will be safely and carefully transported to our facility on Netherlands Drive. Your pet will never leave our care. Cremation is performed at our facility. Our process insures that your pet is individually cared for while with us. With private cremations once the process is complete, usually within 24 hours, we can either deliver your pet’s cremains to your home or the veterinarian’s office, or you are welcome to pickup in our local Wilmington office. Deliveries to your home are made by appointment, so we will need to discuss what time will be best for you.

What should I do when my pet dies?

If your pet dies in your home or at a veterinarian’s office, please call us at 910.612.9334 and we will be happy to assist you with the arrangements for your beloved pet.

How much does cremation cost?

There are two cremation options, Private and Group. General pricing information is available by calling our office at 910.612.9334. If you are arranging for the cremation through your veterinarian, please be sure to request information about which pet crematory they will be using and if they provide a choice of crematories. Since it is your pet, you need to be sure you are happy with the arrangements being made.