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Ancient pet burials in Asia and Africa

By Pets at Rest Team | Sep 26, 2017

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

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Where’s the compassion when losing a pet

By Pets at Rest Team | Sep 20, 2017

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

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In loving memory of Poshy

By Pets at Rest Team | Jul 28, 2017

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

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What everyone ought to know about dog cremation

By Pets at Rest Team | Jul 21, 2017

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

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Animal and pet memorials that stand the test of time

By Pets at Rest Team | Jul 21, 2017

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

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Explaining pet cremation to kids

By Pets at Rest Team | Jun 26, 2017

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

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Pet cremation and processing grief

By Pets at Rest Team | Jun 23, 2017

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

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Letters from the owner

By Pets at Rest Team | Jun 20, 2017

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

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Pet memorials

By Rom Pugliese | May 12, 2017

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

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