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


I am truly grateful to Resting Paws for their compassion and thoughtfulness as I dealt with the sudden loss of a beloved pet. They were informative and respectful throughout the process, and I would highly recommend their services.

L. Henry

Our beloved dog died at home, and I’m so glad that I called Resting Paws. They were respectful, compassionate, kind, and efficient in arranging her cremation. I’m also glad I took advantage of purchasing a pendant containing some ashes, which they were offering as a special anniversary promotion. I wear it often, and find it comforting. Sabine and Patrick provide an important service to pet-owners. I highly recommend them.

Jack Whelan

We have shared your business card with a pet shop that we deal with – since we were pleased with the service provided. Thank you.
Carleton Place

Darlene Nattkemper

Thank you Resting Paws (aka Sabine, Patrick and the “comfort team” Roxy and Diego.

My constant companion of 18 years was in distress and needed to be assisted to the other side late one Sunday night. This is traumatic enough; the decision, the act and the second thoughts, and our loss. Now I had to decide what comes next.

I am so thankful that my Mom handed me a card a couple of years ago, with a simple “Put it away until you need it”. When I got back home with Jersey, I pulled out that card and left a message for Sabine and Patrick of Resting Paws, still unsure what I was going to do. Sabine called first thing in the morning, expressed her condolences and compassionately, but professionally outlined what options were available. From my first conversation right through our path (cremation), both Patrick and Sabine were helpful, informative and supportive (hugs included). They explained as much as we wanted to know about any aspect of their operation. We were able to leave Jersey with them, in her own bed with her blanket (which made me feel better), until her cremation. We chose to drive out Resting Paws Cemetery, a beautiful, restful country location, to say our final goodbyes to her worldly body and wait to bring her back home. Again, Patrick answered any questions we had and we could witness as much of the cremation process as we were comfortable with. Jersey was returned to us in a beautiful wooden urn, that Patrick makes himself, with a brass plate with Jersey’s name and dates on it. I also received a beautiful pendant with Jersey’s name on it that contains a tiny bit of her ashes sealed inside, which has become very special to me.

I’m thankful that we found Sabine, Patrick owners of Resting Paws. Jersey received the respect due a loving companion, the family was treated with compassion at a stressful time and we had the comfort of knowing that she never left the area and we could see exactly what happened until we brought her back home.

I am definitely handing Resting Paws business cards to my family, friends and acquaintances as telling them to “put it away until you need it”.


I am so thankful that a people like Sabine and Patrick do what they do, and a place like this exists where I live. My sweet, loyal, beautiful boy passed away at home, in the middle of the night, and I had no idea what to do. I left a message with Resting Paws and Patrick called me back quite early in the morning. He assured me he would be there soon, and take care of everything, which he did with professionalism and compassion. He told me what would happen and that I would be informed when Pluto ashes were available, either to pick up or to scatter. I chose to go out to their property for a small ceremony and scattering. It was very peaceful. The services that Sabine and Patrick provide, from pick up to cremation options, made me feel that I was guided through a difficult and painful process with care and respect. Thank you so much for all that you do.

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