About Us



Established in 2015, Paws & Claws Aquamation and Memorials is owned and operated by Brian and Deanna Kondrath.

Brian has been in the funeral industry for over 25 years. He has a degree in Mortuary Science and is licensed by the state of California as a crematory manager, embalmer and funeral director.

Deanna has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has worked in the funeral industry for 10 years.

Paws & Claws Aquamation and Memorials is proud to be the first aquamation facility in all of Orange County. We would like to share our credentials so that you will feel completely comfortable with our handling of your pet during this challenging time.

We gladly welcome any questions. 

Some people view pet after care as an extension of veterinary services. But with our decades of experience in the funeral industry, we view pet aftercare as a funeral service.

  •   My sister found this place for my dog, Lucky, and I'm so thankful it was here. I met the older gentleman who prepared everything for the first time when it... Read More

    thumb Jenn H.
  •   I was looking for something extremely basic to have my cat cremated ,and not only seemed the most reasonable on price, was very accommodating, easy to work with, and even... Read More

    thumb Scott N.
  •   Brian and Deanna are who you want to go to during this immensely difficult time. Their compassion and genuineness shine through as they take you step by step through the... Read More

    thumb Melissa F.
  •   My boyfriend's dog of 12 years, Gunner, recently passed and while reading about pet cremation, he discovered aquamation and found Paws and Claws. The owner, Brian, is extremely knowledgeable and... Read More

    thumb Kiana G.
  •   What an amazing company! This company assisted my friend with her puppy Darla. My friend & I are both industry professionals, so we have exceptionally high standards & expectations. When... Read More

    thumb Lucy L.
  •   My S'mores had passed away so suddenly and I was so confused and distraught. I looked up pet cremation sites and I called a few other places before deciding here.... Read More

    thumb Lauren C.

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