Compassionately facilitating pet funerals, cremations, burials, euthanasia and cemetery requirements in the Ottawa area.

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.


From Our Blog

Paws at Rest featured on TV

It was an honour and privilege that Joel Haslam from CTV's Regional Contact did a beautiful segment on Paws at Rest.  Joel so tastefully demonstrated … [Read More...]

Options for Pet Cremation in the Ottawa Area

Several people choose cremation for their loved one and also for their pet. Many feel that cremation is a quick way to release the soul to the other … [Read More...]

Grieving the Death of your Pet

The importance of taking the time to Grieve Unfortunately, in our society the death of a pet is not recognised as is the death of a member of our … [Read More...]

Recent Trends in Pet Funerals – Saying Goodbye is Not New

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The Five Stages of Grief by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

Anger - You may direct it at yourself for of not noticing things sooner, at the illness itself, at the vet for not saving your pet or, in case of an … [Read More...]