Stories from real customers of Resting Paws Pet Cemetery & Crematorium Inc.

Shawn Godin and Anna Tulchinsky

When we were preparing to euthanize our beloved doggie, a rottie-lab mix of 16.3 years, we were worried how her body would be transported, whether we would be able to witness the cremation and how we could be sure that the ashes would really be hers.

We called Pat at Resting Paws for a private cremation service, a decision that we are so happy we made. Pat picked up our doggie within 5 minutes after the procedure. This was on Monday and the cremation was originally scheduled for Saturday but he was able to find a slot for us the very next day, which we greatly appreciated. When we arrived, Pat explained everything that was going to happen giving us a guided tour of the facilities. We witnessed how he carefully cleaned the oven from the previous cremation and left it running for 10 minutes before placing our doggie’s remains into it. We were able to say goodbye one last time.

The cremation took about an hour and a half, which we spent walking through the pet cemetery and talking to Pat. Then, after the bones cooled down, Pat grinded them in a special machine as we watched, and once the ashes were ready, he placed them in a plastic bag, wrapped it tight with a golden ribbon, and then tucked the bag into a hand-made wooden urn, made personally by him. The paw print had already been moulded and placed onto the urn the day before.

Witnessing the whole process step by step, carried out by Pat with loving care and personal attention, gave us a sense of deep comfort that we had taken good care of our doggie’s last trip. When we are ready to bury her ashes we can do so at the Resting Paws cemetery and have a tree planted from the grave, so that a new life would spring out of it, giving us a beautiful spot to come and visit. We were profoundly touched when we saw an old treed grave that had fresh carnations placed on it. The whole experience was filled with love and care. We had private time to ourselves, to cry, to talk, to remember our doggie, from the time we had her when she was 5 weeks old to her last minutes.



I lost my little Jackie rat. He was my friend. I loved him very much. Naturally, I was very sad. Sabine and Patrick allowed me to be present throughout the whole process, which is exactly what I needed to deal with my loss as best as I could. I was right there with my Jackie in his final moments and at his cremation, and was allowed to personalize his eulogy and how it was printed. Sabine and Patrick will support you with exemplary kindness, patience and compassion. And the peaceful setting of the crematorium and cemetery will set your heart at ease. Sabine and Patrick is who you want to take care of your pet. Call them. And, take care.

Gatineau, QC


My 14 year old cat Mitzou had to be euthanized last week. I called Resting Paws and arranged to have her picked up at home after the vet visit. They showed up on time and had a beautiful basket to carry her out with. She was cremated the following day. Resting Paws made the whole ordeal easier.
Thank you


Line Gregoire

Dear Patrick and Sabine, RockSand’s parents and myself want to thank you for showing respect and care to our sweet girl. It is so comforting to be able to go say a last goodbye to our furry baby. We appreciate your professionalism and kindness.

Orleans, ON

Fran & John Gruno

Today we had to say goodbye to our 16 year old Golden Retriever Zoe. Our Golden Nugget with a golden heart.Everything about Resting Paws, Patrick & Sabine made it so easy. Compassion & the support we needed was right there when we needed it most. We were even met by their two friendly dogs as we pulled in the yard. Watching how Patrick dealt with his own dogs made us see the love & compassion he had for animals. This service is a much needed one. No corporation. Privately owned. I will be recommending this to everyone. Thank you Patrick & Sabine for everything.


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