Distracting yourself after cremating your pet

The bereavement process starts even before you lose your companion, because you know what’s coming. After cremating your pet the sense of loss and all the overwhelming emotions that come with it will hit you HARD. Of course you can wallow, but only to a point. And that’s why we made this list of things … 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

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

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

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