Paw Tyme is excited to announce our newest feature where we’ll be interviewing and profiling businesses to share what makes them unique within the Pet Community. Our next feature profile comes from Pets at Peace in Toronto.
Pets at Peace
2375A Queen Street East
What services do you offer to the pet community?
Pets at Peace, Toronto’s first Pet Funeral Home offers private, individual cremation services for all pets. We guarantee that it will be only the ashes of your beloved pet returned to you (no communal cremation). At our location at 2375 Queen Street East you will be able to see all our products from urns of every material and size, caskets, garden markers and memorial products.
What makes you service unique in the pet industry?
As Toronto’s first Pet Loss and Memorial Service, we are offering families an opportunity to say goodbye to their pet with dignity and respect. We wanted families to be able to have their pet pass away (either on their own or with the assistance of a veterinarian) in the comfort of their own home and familiar surroundings. If the need arises for transportation from a vet clinic, we will provide that as well. We will lovingly transfer the pet and care for them until cremation. An urn is provided and the pet’s ashes are returned to their family within a week.
When did you start your business and why?
I opened Pets at Peace in 2004 after many years as a Funeral Director in human funeral homes. As pet owners ourselves, we designed our services to specifically meet the needs of pet owners who wish to honour their pet’s life and to assist with the profound feelings generated when such a loss occurs with an adored member of the family. With full-time licensed funeral directors on staff offering the same grace and dignity of a human funeral home, Pets at Peace gives families the opportunity to receive the same types of services as when a human family member passes away.
If you have pets, tell us about them
I have 3 fantastic cats, Calvin, Murphy, Cyprus and an amazing Shih Tzu named Parker
Are you involved in any pet charity events or fundraising?
Through monthly giving we support WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) and Dogs Deserve Better, an organization in the U.S. that works to educate and free backyard dogs who are sometimes tied to a chain their entire lives.