A Dog’s Last Will and Testament

Zews and Bowen

April 23/19- Zeus About two months ago now our Great Dane Zeus, had lost his function of his back legs and unable to walk or bare weight due to wobblers. After visiting the vet., we were essentially told there is nothing else to do and the wobblers has progressed to far. Zeus was maxed out […]

The Last Battle Poem

If it should be that I grow frail and weak And pain should keep me from my sleep,  Then will you do what must be done, For this — the last battle — can’t be won. You will be sad I understand, But don’t let grief then stay your hand, For on this day, more […]

Memorial to Owen by Sue Milner

Sue Milner is an amazing woman who dedicates her life since September 11, 2001 to write poetry. We met Sue while she was facing a difficult time, at a time that she had to say goodbye to her two wonderful and precious cats  “Lucifer & Zena” on the dame day. After knowing why we started Paws […]

The Last Battle

We are always filled with mixed emotions when we are faced with the decision to euthanize our pet. We ask if it is actually the right time or are we misreading the situation. When we look at our suffering pet we know that we should take this opportunity to sit back and reflect on whether […]

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 the uniqueness and much needed service that we provide to the pet lovers during one of the most difficult times of owning a pet.  We understand how difficult and traumatic […]

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 side and for many the other side is heaven.This thought is very comforting to us and allows to us to feel a sense of peace within ourselves. […]

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 family. To many of us pet owners, our pet is an important member of our family, but to the non-pet owners a pet is seen as […]

Recent Trends in Pet Funerals – Saying Goodbye is Not New

Archeological Evidence shows Dog as Man’s Best Friend long ago It’s clear, at least in most Western cultures, that dogs and cats have become more and more integrated into the closely-knit daily lives of typical families. For many, if not most, the family dog especially has found a place of importance and intimacy to a […]

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 accident, at the person who may have caused the accident. While this feeling is natural, you must ensure that the anger is not carried […]