Pet Cremation & Traditional Burial in Ottawa

You’ve given your beloved pet a wonderful life. When the time comes, your needs are our priority; we will work with you to bring meaning and dignity to the end of your companion’s life through cremation and burial services.

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Resting Paws has joined the Eternal Companions Family


It is with a great enthusiasm that Resting Paws joins the Eternal Companions family. Eternal Companions has been providing funeral services for companion animals in Ontario and Quebec for over 10 years.


We assure our clientele that we will continue to offer our services with the same high level of quality, dignity and respect that you have come accustomed to at Resting Paws. 

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We are Now Offering Traditional Burial Services for Equines Year-Round.

Choosing to bury your horse, pony or donkey in a peaceful cemetery is a way to offer your faithful companion a beautiful and quiet final resting place. Located in a serene, country-side setting, our cemetery provides you with the perfect memorial to a true friend.

We are continuing to provide our cremation services.

We have made changes to the way we receive and pick up your companions.

1. All arrangements are to be made by phone or email.

2. If you bring your pet to us, we ask that you stay in your car while we take your pet in our care.

3. If we pick up at your home, we ask that you bring your pet close to the front / back door or garage and we pick up and leave immediately.

4. Please ensure that we can park in the driveway close to the retrieval point.

5. If you have a bigger pet we ask that anyone with symptoms of cold, flu or COVID19 moves to a different room while we pick up your pet.

6. If your pet is at a clinic we will make the arrangements with the clinic according to their policies.

7. Payment for our services can be made by e-transfer or by calling in a credit card.

8. When you pick up the urn, we will bring it to your car.

9. You can drop your pet off at the crematory location (by appointment). However no-one will be allowed inside the building for any reason.

We realize that this is very impersonal and not the way we usually look after pick ups or drop offs. Rest assured that your pet will be treated with respect and dignity at all times.

At Resting Paws in Ottawa, you will always receive the personalized care and compassion that your cherished pet and family deserve.

Local Pet Memorial

During this difficult time, you can take comfort in the tranquility of our beautifully landscaped country grounds, and in the knowledge that your wishes will be carried out with the utmost respect and attention to detail. You may personalize your pet’s cremation or burial service as much as you wish to mark this moment in the best way for you to find comfort and closure; you can rest easy knowing that your companion will never leave the area.

Is this important to you?

Am I talking to the actual cremation/burial service provider or a middle-man?

When you call Resting Paws you speak to either Sabine or Patrick. We own and operate Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium Inc.

How far does my pet travel to be cremated?

Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium is located approx. 40 km west of downtown Ottawa, between Dunrobin and Constance Bay.

Can I bring my pet to the crematory myself and be there for the cremation?

Yes you can.

All you need to do is call Resting Paws and we can make the appropriate arrangements.

How long does it take to get my pet’s ashes back?

The urns are ready for pick up or return home within 5 business days or less.

What happens to the ashes if I have my pet communally cremated?

Resting Paws scatters the ashes from communally cremated pets in our cemetery and if you wish you can take part in the scattering ceremony.

Ottawa’s Pet Aftercare Specialists

There is no pressure or rush – we understand how important it is to honour all pets great and small and that these decisions may take time. If you have lost a pet suddenly, or are preparing for the passing of an aging pet, you can find peace of mind at Resting Paws.

Testimonials From Resting Paws Clients

“Thanks to both of you, Patrick and Sabine, for the care and consideration you’ve shown us as we’ve said good-bye to our little (and not-so-little!) furry companions.

The hugs are especially appreciated. ?

Mary McNeill

“Our family works in the human funeral services; we found the extremely compassionate and caring services of Resting Paws to be professional and essential when we had to make the difficult decision to let our beloved Luna go.”

Tyler S.

“Caring, compassion and professionalism come to mind when we think of the services you provided for us and for Sasha. Not many businesses would come to your home at 10pm. Thanks for making a difficult time a little easier.”

Michael and Hai Xia

“Thank you Sabine and Patrick for your excellent care and service for our dog Rascal. You left your flooded basement to come get him and had his ashes ready for us in such a timely manner. You were very professional and caring at such a difficult time for us.”

Lee Anne Watt