Armathwaite, Carlisle, Cumbria
Paws to Rest was founded in 1991 by Nick Ricketts. Nick felt the need to provide a dignified departure for our loved ones.
The Paws to Rest Farewell Room offers a peaceful setting for owners and their families to spend time reflecting on their pet's life and say their final goodbye's in privacy.
We are proud of our service and carry out the wishes of our bereaved pet owners with dignity, care and respect. Our pets are part of the family.
They are our playmates, friends and companions. When the time comes for parting, we experience genuine feelings of grief and loss.
We know it is important that you feel clear in your mind how and where you pet is laid to rest. Looking out towards the Pennines, Paws to Rest offers peace and tranquility for your pets final journey.
Paws to Rest offers a wide selection of fitting memorial Memorials for your beloved pet.
We welcome contact from the public, if you have any questions please contact us.
It is never easy to loose a pet and our beloved cat Kawasaki was treated with love and respect on his final journey. We were so upset when we arrived but the care and attention we were shown was amazing, we had plenty of time to say goodbye in a respectful atmosphere. We cannot thank the people in this place enough. Thank You More...
Amazing place that truly cares.
I have visited more times than I'd like to think of over the years but each time my dogs were looked after and treated with respect and care giving them the perfect send off.
Linda Theresa Moore
We cannot express our Thanks enough to Paws at Rest. When we lost our darling 'wee boy' Oscar. The reception and overall service was outstanding, a special word of thanks to Viv, you were sensitive and so supportive to us both, our hearts are broken and you were so kind xx
Can't thank you all enough for the care and support you provided my family and I over the past 5 days. We had Skye put to sleep on the 20th of April and Nick came to pick her up. He was so kind and let us say our final goodbyes before taking Skye away. We were kept up to date the whole way through (my apologies for phoning so often!).
We received Skye's ashes today in a beautiful gold urn with a lovely name plate on the bottom of her urn. My family and I loved the touches you put in her box (dried flowers, condolences card etc). You took the weight off of our shoulders and we can't thank you enough for that! More...
Amazing service, when we our beloved Cracker crossed the rainbow bridge 22/12/15 we came to Paws to Rest within a couple of hours. I got to spend some time with him in the little chapel and say goodbye. I was allowed to see the crematorium to put my mind to rest. Thank you so much for all you do. More...
Thank you so much to Paws to Rest for the service you gave my little French Bulldog Angus today. It made such a hard time a lot easier with the way you's handled everything. Thank you so much x ��
I can't express how unbelievably pleased I am to have my beloved boy back with me. Your attention to detail is second to none and love your special little touches. You have certainly made a very difficult time a little easier. Mummy of Kolo (red boxer). Thank you.xxxx More...
Hard to say I loved this experience as was my poor cat that got run over and died but from the telephone call when I was in years to the cremation to handing over the ashes was very warm so friendly and caring. Thank you very much
Thank you so much for my ashes of Emily beautifully presented with her name on it and a lovely sympathy card, of course the poem made me cry again. It's been the hardest days of my life her not being here and being my first dog to lose but she is now out of pain and she had a good life and lots of good memories. The ashes are going around the tarn where she loved. Thanks again More...
Thank you so much to Viv at Paws at Rest! We are devastated to of lost our beautiful little man in such terrible circumstances but it has given us comfort to know he was in such safe hands and everything was dealt with in such a loving manner. We could not recommend this place enough! It has been a very hard few days and it's now time to remember the good memories of our little Rocco, Thank you again ❤️ xx More...
Many thanks to everyone at Paws to Rest from all the family of our special boy Rocky for the kindness and dignity shown to us and him following our very sad loss. The special little touches makes such a devastating time just that little easier to bare. Thank you More...
On the 18th of January our beautiful little cat felix was stuck by a car outside our house. Me, my partner and our 5 kids were absolutely devastated. After much thought we decided it would be best to have our boy cremated for our kids sake and to save them any upset. If im honest I was shocked at how expensive it was but I can honestly swear it was worth every single penny. U exceeded my expectations and I am Truely grateful for our beautiful ash box that we got bk. Everthing about it was special, from the lovely bag, to the flower bouquet and the beautiful paper and lovely card and most of all his ash box with his name. It will bring alot of comfort to our children who love and miss him dearly. Again thank you very much for providing such an amazing service. Many thank Anne-Marie & Family xxx More...
We had to put our beloved old boy to sleep last week, our vets(pendragon vets) sent our beautiful max to you. We picked up his casket today. Thank you so so much. I love the casket & it was beautifully presented in its box etc thank you for doing such a wonderful & sympathetic job xx More...
We lost Monty the other week in a car accident, he was only 17 months old and his passing was a terrible shock. He was a fantastic pooch full of life a real character. Monty was taken to our vets at the Veterinary Clinic, Carleton who were fantastic. Monty was taken care of by Paws to Rest and he came back to us a few days later.
we didn't know what to expect. He came back in a beautiful casket carefully wrapped with a lovely card. I can't recommend Paws to rest enough. A fabulous service. Kevin & Andrea More...
Thank you so much for the care and understanding for my beautiful kinga such a lovely service im so happy how she was returned to me and thank you for the lift xx
Thank you very much for taking Bo from us last night and being so good when we collected her today. You made a difficult time easier to deal with.
Thank you the brillint service you done for our beloved Hesky who past away on 19/6/2018 with us at his side and getting his ashes back to us so quick so he can be back home.Mark & Julie Bell
Absolutely blown away by the fantastic service and compassion shown by all at paws to rest. Our big beautiful great dane Drifter passed in his sleep a couple of days ago and from the minute we phoned Paws to Rest we were treated outstanding service. Two lovely ladies came to the house to collect him (sorry didn't get their names) and took great care of him. His ashes have been returned today in the most beautiful casket with a lovely card and some flowers. Thank you so much for making a very difficult time a little easier More...
Rebecca Helen Beal
Our beloved Ruby passed away due to complications she had from chemotherapy. We called Paws to Rest on Thursday when she died and were offered a cremation service the next day. We were provided with a beautiful casket, flowers and a little card. Wonderful, fantastic service through a truly traumatic time. Thank you for making Rubys passing easier. More...
Had to take our 6 year old Bernese over today after she finally lost her battle to cancer.
Very dignified and personal attention today guys, thank you x and Daisy is back with us now in the living room alongside our last Berner Dolly
Thank you once again you made a terrible day bearable xx More...
We cannot thank you enough for making the difficult time of losing our 15yr old girl that little bit easier. You are truly amazing people and your resting parlour is such a lovely touch. Thank you again, Adrian, Lindsay and Thomas Straughton xxx More...
I would just like to thank you we had to say goodbye to Bailey our beloved 15 years dog on Tuesday 24th of April we took him there at 6.30 pm the gentleman that was there was so kind he helped me clip off a bit of fur put him chapel of rest and said we could spend as much time as we wanted he was so kind I was so upset. Darren went to pick his Ashes up yesterday.He came home in a lovely casket wrapped up with care and a lovely card just want to say thank you so much at this hard time for looking after our boy Bailey. Darren Vikki,Chris & Ben Mcguffog More...
Excellent and truly understanding
Our beautiful boy Ollie passed away and we wanted to ensure he was cremated with care and consideration and most importantly that it could be guaranteed that he would receive an individual cremation. One pet crematorium which is local to us would not guarantee this nor would they let us see the actual cremation area, which set alarm bells ringing.Paws to Rest guaranteed Ollie would receive an individual cremation. We travelled from Northumberland today with our Ollie. We can only say we were overjoyed with the care and respect with which our boy was treated. The lady who looked after us was wonderful, we were given time to say our last goodbyes and she explained what would be done and that Ollie's ashes would be ready for us to collect within 2 hours. We had chosen the standard wooden casket with engraved plaque and we were asked what we would like to be engraved on it. When we returned Ollie was returned to us in a beautiful casket with an engraved plaque, a small spray of dried flowers and a lock of his hair, which was very thoughtful. The casket was in a discrete box and everything was carefully packed into a quality hessian bag. While waiting we were also looked after by Treacle, the lady's little black Patterdale terrier who was adorable and came to each of us in turn and behaved as if she somehow knew we were emotional All in all we are so pleased that we found Paws to Rest. A very caring. considerate and empathetic place. We would not hesitate to recommend them. More...
I first went to Paws to Rest in 2003 and many times since, most recently 07/11/14 following the passing away of my beautiful Vizsla Roxy. I would not consider taking my precious pets anywhere else for cremation. All the staff show true compassion and professionalism, both to you and your pet. I must give a special mention to Viv whom I have come to know over the years and although through sad circumstances, look on her as a friend.The care received is second to none, you will be comforted by knowing your pets last office is conducted with love and dignity, this is not a "job" to Viv, its a vocation and I personally hope she continues there for many years to come.A big thank you to all the staff. I highly recommend Paws to Rest. More...
Having lost our one of our pet dogs in tragic circumstances whilst on holiday in south west Scotland earlier this year I cannot commend the service from "Paws to Rest" highly enough. We used the local vets to our holiday accommodation who's services included a cremation option, but being holidaymakers some 250miles from home I contacted Nick and Vivienne Ricketts and we arranged for Jessie to be returned to us via courier in a metal urn.I am so impressed with the attention to detail and professional service provided I felt I should write a review. (I hardly every do reviews as I'm so used to not getting decent service in this day and age)..? Thank you so much for making a tragic and difficult situation more bearable with Love, care and professionalism.The Skeltons More...
Rebo, our old dog had to be put to sleep, so we asked our Vet for the ashes to be returned to us. We didn't know where the cremation would be carried out, or what exactly would be returned to us. We were absolutely delighted when we received a lovely quality casket with the ashes inside. There was an inscribed plate on top and a small posy of flowers. All of this was boxed and presented in a quality hessian carrier bag. I have to congratulate and thank Paws to Rest for doing a superb job and give them the highest possible recommendation. More...