5 Tips to keep your Dog Healthy and Living for Longer

While we all want our pets to live longer, we can sometimes disregard the things that help them to do so. As owners, we have a responsibility to ensure our pets maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly. There are simple steps you can take to increase your pets’ lifespan and avoid pet cremation for … Continued

Choosing the Right Pet Cremation Option

We all love our pets unconditionally. Whether your pet is a faithful dog, a sneaky cat, a tiny hamster, a cute rabbit or a beautiful bird, the love for our pets remains the same. It’s heartbreaking when our close to heart creature leaves us forever. That’s why choosing the right pet cremation option is something we … Continued

By My Side, Always; Famous Pets

Loyal and unusual pets have been documented for thousands of years. Tigers, monkies, eagles are just some of the wild animals tamed by humans. Some have gone on to claim fame in their own right one way or another. You might be familiar with the ones we document below.   Lizzie Television personality and builder … Continued

Tips for when you add a new pet to the family

Congratulations! You’ve made the exciting choice to add to your family and adopt a pet. If this is your first pet ever, or your first after your previous companion passed away, prepare for putting in some hard work. It takes effort to integrate a cat or dog into the family. Luckily for you we have … Continued

Funeral planning for pets

Planning a funeral for an animal may seem like a crazy idea but given how much time and love you put into the relationship you have with your pet, some owners feel that a ceremony to celebrate their furry friend’s life is the least they can do. You may wonder how you go about planning … Continued

Help the RSPCA and Pets at Rest by Giving Back

  The months of December and January are periods of time when people realise more than ever the importance of giving back. They donate their time, money, and even tinned goods to various charities. The RSPCA and Pets at Rest doesn’t need tinned spaghetti, but there’s other ways you can help our cause.   Donate … Continued

Are pets on the cards for 2018? Read this first.

  If you’re a first-time pet owner Congratulations on making this choice! Adding a pet to your family is extremely rewarding but it also comes with a host of responsibilities. If pets are on the cards for 2018, go through these questions.   Can I afford a pet? You’re not just paying a one-off cost … Continued

Are you ready for another pet?

“When are you getting another pet?”   That’s one of the first, and worst, questions you’ll hear after you lose your companion. After the initial shock has worn off though, you’ll actually think about this question a lot. Are you ready for another pet? Take a moment and reflect.   Have you accepted your pet’s … Continued

What NOT to do or say during the pet cremation process

Death is a touchy subject. Some are comfortable, others cringe outwardly. Pet cremation after an animal companion passes away is a part of someone’s grieving process. Though some mean well, saying the wrong thing can just make the whole situation more difficult.   When your friend is going through this difficult period, don’t say any … Continued

Handling your first holiday without your pet

Your pet was a member of the family and always will be. You celebrated milestones and events with them but now they’re gone. Handling your first holiday without them is going to be tough but you can soldier on.   What can I do when I feel so hollow? This is a question lots of … Continued

4 interesting articles about pet burials from around the web

‘Interesting’ and ‘pet burials’ aren’t usually two words you’d place in the same sentence, but we mananged to do it. We found some articles that range from the strange to the mysterious.   Archaeologists find rare pet cemetery in ancient Egypt by Forbes The ancient world, especially Egypt, never ceases to surprise. This burial site … Continued

How much pet cremation costs

Pet cremation costs certainly aren’t something pet owners like to think about, however, they’re necessary expenses. Pets at Rest Queensland offers services for cat cremation, dog cremation, and any other pet you’ve held near and dear. What do you get when you pay the pet cremation costs? It depends on the package you choose. We … Continued

Questions about pet cremation

Pet cremation is a confronting business to those who aren’t familiar with it. Pets at Rest Queensland, though, is well versed in the process. We’ve comforted many grieving families and pet owners. We’ve gone to their homes, answered their questions, and provided help in a time of need. We list some of the most frequently asked … Continued

Ancient pet burials in Asia and Africa

Domesticated animals have kept humans company for thousands of years. In the past, when their companion passed away, owners would give them a proper burial like any other member of their family. We list the unique ways people in Asia and Africa honour their companions through pet burials.   Egypt Animals were seen as manifestations … Continued

Where’s the compassion when losing a pet

The last time I cried was last year, after getting the call from Mum to tell me that our beloved Blue Heeler, Chelsea, had been put down. I’ve only cried on a handful of occasions in recent memory, including watching Toy Story 3 and the finale of Breaking Bad, among other, more vulnerable moments. Obviously, … Continued

In loving memory of Poshy

The Pets At Rest team realises the passing of a loved fur friend is very difficult and often brings to light life long memories and emotions about just how special that family member is.  Roger and Christina have kindly allowed us to share the memory of Poshy and their message of thanks to the team. … Continued

What everyone ought to know about dog cremation

Dog cremation closes the circle of life. An animal lives with its family, faithfully, providing comfort and companionship. When the dog passes away, it’s a shock and there’s little time to process the next step. Pets at Rest cremation services come at a good time in this regard.   Dog cremation shouldn’t be disregarded as … Continued

Animal and pet memorials that stand the test of time

Through the ages cultures have created animal and pet memorials. Some are famous, others not so much. All of them, though, symbolise a love and connection that lasts long after an animal companion passes.   In ancient Egypt, it wasn’t just the people themselves who got the mummy treatment. Animals and pets were held in … Continued

Explaining pet cremation to kids

Pet cremation is hard enough to process as an adult, but what about for children? Kids are just as vulnerable, and sometimes more sensitive to the events that occur in the aftermath of a family pet passing away. So how does an adult go about explaining pet cremation to a child?   Don’t shield them … Continued

Pet cremation and processing grief

Pet cremation is the last thing any owner wants to think about. But what happens after we lose our beloved pet or that difficult decision to let them go, sadly can’t be avoided. Everyone processes grief differently and we understand just how difficult losing a family member can be. We are here to help owners … Continued

Letters from the owner

Everyone deals with the passing of a family member differently. Sometimes they can’t express their words out loud. So they write them instead. One of our client’s children wrote a note of gratitude for Lokie, the family dog. After we handled Lokie’s cremation, we recieved a ‘thank you’ from our clients, and a picture of the … Continued

Pet memorials

Losing an animal companion is traumatic and pet memorials are one way their owners choose to keep their memory alive. Whether they were around for a short period or over a decade, your beloved dog, cat or even your horse was a part of your family.  Why even do pet memorials? As written before, pets become … Continued

Pet cremation; why do it?

Pet cremation is a practice that’s gained momentum slowly but surely. There’s a variety of ways people choose to bury their pet and traditional burials are getting passed over in favour of cremation. Closure Any death is traumatic, especially when ties are close. Losing an animal companion is like losing a limb or missing your … Continued