Assisting Grieving Pet Owners
Our sole purpose at Paws at Rest is to assist and support grieving pet owners as they go through the difficult time which comes with the loss of a beloved pet.
We are Pet Owners Ourselves
As long-time pet owners ourselves, we, Francine and Maria, know first hand what pet owners go through when they lose a beloved pet. As our pets become more and more a part of our families, losing them becomes that much harder.
Years in the Pet-Care Industry
With a long history in the pet-care industry, which includes currently owning and operating the Country Spaw and Resort boarding kennel in North Gower, Ontario, we have years of the vast experience working with pets and their owners.
Years of Funeral Home Experience
We both have several years of practical funeral home experience and are well trained in helping families deal with the grief and bereavement.
Support and Services
Pet owners faced with the death of a beloved pet need not go through the painful experience alone. Paws at Rest offers a wide range of support and services in the event of either a planned or unexpected passing of a pet.
Funerals, Cremations & Burials
Our services include being there for pet owners in their time of need. We will work closely with them to facilitate their wishes regarding every aspect, whether it be for a funeral, cremation, burial or a memorial service.
When it is time for Euthanasia
Paws At Rest can also assist you in making all the necessary arrangements needed to prepare you for the euthanasia. We can be present with you when you're having your pet euthanized, either at your local Veterinary clinic, your own home, or if you prefer, at our location. We are able to make all the arrangements required throughout this difficult process.
Grief Support and Aftercare
We also offer compassionate grief support and aftercare if needed.
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The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this — the last battle — can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship
must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs
they'll tend, only, stay with me
till the end and hold me firm and
speak to me until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close - we two - these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.