Dealing with the Loss of Your Pet

Posted Apr 13, 2023
Pets have such a profound impact on our lives, from their non-judgmental demeanour and unconditional love, to loyalty and companionship. They become one of the family.

Dealing with the loss of a pet can be very distressing and a heavily emotional experience. Recent research from Elsevier, has confirmed the loss of a pet is comparable to the loss of a human loved one.

Pets have become such a large part of our daily schedules and decision making set, and losing them creates an immediate change of routine which can be difficult to deal with.

Pets at Rest Qld understands how hard saying goodbye can be and offers a respectful and caring cremation service. Their empathetic and dedicated team ensure your pet is given a special goodbye and their memory lives on. Four carefully thought through cremation packages are offered to grieving pet owners which can also be tailored with add-on products to suit special needs and requests.

Cremation packages start at $250 and our popular package ‘Peaceful Tribute’ costs from $350, it includes:

  • Door to door personalised service.
  • Guaranteed individual cremation certificate.
  • Remembrance candle with your pets name.
  • A tribute frame – which allows your pets ashes to be stored in the rear, and displays a photo of your pet at the front.
  • Access to grief counsellor who provide support and comfort during this tough time.

Unfortunately many of us have experienced the hardship of losing a pet and we know veterinary costs can pile up, particularly if your pet needed medical attention or treatment prior to passing. 

Losing a pet can also be an unexpected experience and can mean financial burden. Pets at Rest Qld offer 3, 6 and 12 month payment plans to alleviate financial pressures during an already stressful time.

While it is not pleasant to experience nor think about the loss of a loved one, it can help to be assured there are supportive and empathetic services available to help us through the journey. 

Pets at Rest Qld service areas currently include: Brisbane, Ipswich, Redland Bay, Moreton Bay, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. 

For more details or to get in contact please visit or phone 1300 543 543

Emily Vardy
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