Unplanned Death & Removal

Whether your pet passed away through compassionate euthanasia or naturally at home from age or illness, we’re here to help respectfully and compassionately handle your pet’s remains.

Paws To Rest can handle the entire process, from pickup to cremation, to help reduce the amount of stress on you and your family during this emotional time.

If you’re in need of our services, the first step is to contact our caring Client Services Team at 1-888-908-0448. We’ll make every effort to have your pet’s remains picked up as soon as possible, even on short notice.

Once you’ve arranged to have your pet’s remains removed, you’ll need to decide what to do with them.

Cremation Options: Private vs. General

There are two types of cremation services available: private and general. A private cremation means that your pet will be cremated individually so that you can have their ashes returned to you in a scatter box or urn. General cremation means that your pet will be cremated along with other animals, and you will not be able to have your pet’s ashes returned to you.

If you choose the private cremation option, your pet’s ashes are normally available for pickup within seven days.  Additionally, our team can help you choose a memorial keepsake or appropriately sized urn to hold your pet’s ashes if you desire. Please click here to view our online urn and memorial catalogue.

Whatever you decide, simply let our Client Services Team know if you’d like a general or private cremation, if you know in advance. Also, please don’t feel rushed to make a decision on choosing an urn or memorial item, as we know these are difficult decisions to make. The only thing we need to know when we arrive to pick up your pet is if you desire a private or general cremation and if you want a clay paw print impression done, as these items are time sensitive.

We know that making these arrangements can be an overwhelming experience, so if there is anything we can help with or if you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to call our team at 1-888-908-0448.