Can I get any ashes back if I have my pet communally cremated? Can I get any ashes back if I have my pet communally cremated? September 1, 2015 Erika Peterson No. When pets are communally cremated, the resulting ashes are a mix of all the pets, and there is no way to separate them. If you want your pet’s ashes back, you must ask for a private cremation. Newer Can I stay for the cremation and take my pet's ashes home with me? Older Can I bring objects to decorate my pet's grave?