Testimonials

We would like to thank each one of you for taking the time to write a testimonial.  It was our privilege to serve you.
If you feel like writing something, please send us an email at info@petrestinpeace.com  

  • Shuli, Robert & Iaziak

    To the entire staff at Pet Rest In Peace: We want to thank you so much for making Nadine's passing a peaceful process. The attention, care, respect and kindness you gave us allowed us to get quick closure and put our hearts at ease. We're grateful we found you. All The Best, Shuli, Robert & Iaziak Read more

  • Jose A. Montalvo M.D.

    Hello Kurt, Thank you again for being there. I would also like to thank your staff, all of whom were professional, compassionate, and most of all empathetic to me. From my phone call to you, to when I picked Max up on Saturday at 1 pm, your staff was the very best.... Much appreciated.. Read more

  • Margaret M.

    Ahh!! After doing my research of where to take DJ, I finally found a place that I found very comforting. Since this is what I do for a living, only difference is that they are people instead of animals, I was very skeptical. They made this process as easy as it could be. I recommend this place a million times. The drive is worth the peace of mind. Hope to never visit again, but if I shall, this is by far the best place ever and only place! From the initial phone call to inquire to the actual visit to the final departure. He's now home with me after an hour wait. Read more

  • Miyuki M.

    Dear Caroline, Thank you so much. I am glad I chose your service. My beloved dog, Happy, was cremated at your Pet Rest in Peace Crematory on Saturday, August 20th. It was one of the most difficult days of my life and I'm still grieving. Happy was with me for 15 years and 7 months. Ariel help me and David go through the process. She gave us as much time as we needed. Even though it was very sad and hard to say a final good-bye to Happy and see him go into the chamber, I was grateful that Ariel took him out of the basket and carried him with tender care. He looked as if he was sleeping. Witnessing gave me a relief and assurance that Happy was being cremated privately, and worked as a closure for me. I would recommend your service to anyone who needs private cremation for her/his beloved pet. Read more

  • N/A

    7 months ago, my kitten Sheldon passed away from illness that we'd been doing our best to work with our vet to treat. In such an unfortunate situation, it was great to have contacted such compassionate and kind people. I could not have been happier with the services we received from these lovely people even though it took so long to write this review. I still wear the necklace I got here nearly everyday and I treasure the box with the engraving on it that I got in Sheldon's memory. They even went the extra mile and engraved a plaque for a family dog who passed away over 10 years ago. Nothing could have made my experience better. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Read more

  • Annette M. Alston

    To Sky & Mom, Thank you for showing so much Love and care for my dear Sheri Berry. God is using you richly to comfort punctured souls. Much Love, Annette M. Alston Read more

  • D. Ogilvie

    Dear Caroline: On behalf of my family, and our dear Sophie, I would like to thank you and Ariel most sincerely for the perfect ceremony and cremation last Thursday afternooon, August 4th. Not only did we find your services, advice and understanding truly compassionate, but we are also grateful, under the circumstances, that you were able to respond to our wishes so promptly, on the same day that Sophie passed away. It will not be easy living without Sophie. She had become such a vital part of our lives. I am sure, however, that she would wish us to remember our time together in happiness, not in the real sadness of recent days. Certainly, Sophie could not have asked for a more dignified and peaceful send-off. For this we are very grateful indeed. With best wishes to you and Ariel Read more

  • Rodrigo B.

    They're spectacular in every way. Losing a pet isn't easy, but the good people at Pet Rest In Peace make the pet cremation process, a difficult thing to do no doubt, simpler. I've been there twice. Each time I went I was blown away by their compassion and professionalism. Fantastic service and fantastic business owners. Read more

  • Melanie Riordan

    Thank you for taking great care of my "Service Dog" Noah Riordan. this time is difficult but your gesture made it a little easier and I thank you for that! Read more

  • Adriana Pirez and Family

    I would like to thank you for the daily affirmations that I have received in the last 30 days. Every day I look forward to read it and try to cope with our loss of our beloved Rolie Polie Olie, my little boy. He was more than a pet or companion to us, he was a member of our small family. We miss him dearly and the pain of not having him with us is unbearable. The affirmations were so helpful and comforting. We are very grateful for your service and for the professional and compassion way we were treated through this painful time by you and your staff. Rolie was like a son to us and you treated and handled it just like he was a son. Thank you so much for that, and for your love and compassion. We brought our Rolie home with us the day of the service and you were the ones who made that possible. Blessings to you, Adriana Pirez and family. Read more

  • Josephine Dimiceli

    To say we were devastated is a mere understatement, our beloved Miss Elizabeth has crossed the rainbow bridge. Upon my arrival, Carolyn couldn't have been any more loving, professional, caring and warm. She made me feel like we were friends forever, which put me in a much calmer state than I expected to be. Sadly, we must all experience a loss of our 'fur babies.' My suggestion to everyone is to contact Pet RIP. Read more

  • Robert Nussbaum

    Ariel, I just wanted to thank you for helping me through a very difficult time with my dog, Dixie. I actually can't believe how difficult this has been for me and continues to be, but you really helped a lot. After Dixie died last Friday at Oradell Animal Hospital, the hospital gave me a list of four places to call for having Dixie cremated. You were the fourth company I spoke with, but you were the only one of the four who actually treated me like a person and showed compassion about the loss of my pet of 11 years. It was just a business transaction to the other three. When I made the arrangements with you on Saturday, you again were very compassionate and understanding. You have no idea how much that meant to me. Thank you very, very much. I really appreciate the time you took when speaking with me. Read more

  • E. Lichtenberger

    Dear Caroline, I want to thank you for the excellent service you provide at Pet Rest in Peace ... and for your kindness and empathy for Otto's passing. From the first time we spoke on the phone, I knew Otto would be treated with utmost dignity and respect. Losing a pet is losing a family member, and the service and professionalism shown by you and your staff have provided me with a fitting and honorable tribute to Otto's life. Please know that your compassion and dedication made the unbearable just a little bit easier to bear. Yours truly, E. Lichtenberger. Read more

  • Rochelle Lao

    Caroline, Thank you so much for taking care of my family and I and of course our little Mickey yesterday. Though this has been absolutely heart breaking, I felt comfort due to your kindness and understanding. Being greeted with your hugs and kisses made us feel that you knew how we were feeling. You made saying goodbye to our little one very personal, just the way we wanted. Mickey is now home with us in his beautiful urn. I have planted the little surprise left in the card in remembrance. I thank you again. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Sincerely, Rochelle Lao Read more

  • Kieran

    Pet Rest In Peace Team: Thank you for setting up Bailey's tribute page and allowing me to be the Administrator. In the days after her death, I wondered about her as I traveled to and from work on the train as it passed your establishment. The tribute page has comforted me to know that she was not alone while in your care and has allowed me, my wife, and our friends to express our feelings about her as we mourn her loss. She is with us now in her lovely, personalized wooden urn. However, the tribute page is immensely helpful to cope with her loss and to celebrate her lovely and innocent life. Bailey was given to me with love by my wife on the weekend that we were engaged, and we cherished and spoiled Bailey as proud pet parents for six years. We now remember what a blessing it was to have Bailey in our lives. Again, thank you for the tribute page and the service that you completed for me and my wife. Best wishes, Kieran Read more

  • Stephanie and Nikki

    Hi, Kurt. I wanted to take a minute to say thank you to you and your staff for the respect and care that was given to our little Lucky. Although this was a very hard time for me and my girlfriend you made the process as smooth as can be. Jay was very easy to talk to and made us feel so comfortable with the process. We asked him various questions and he always made sure to answer our questions in the best way possible. He was always respectful of us and Lucky. We are glad that we made the decision to say Good bye to him one last time before cremation. It allowed us to say our final good byes. We were never rushed and given the time we needed to say Good Bye to our little man. I just wanted to say thank you again for helping us through this horrible time. You and your team made this a lot easier to concentrate on what was important, remembering Lucky. Thank you, Stephanie and Nikki Read more

  • Nancy T.

    I can not say enough about Pet Rest In Peace Memoral Center ! They were wonderful ! They were so kind and compassionate and everything was handled in a very respectable and timely manner. They were superior! Read more

  • N/A

    Thank you Caroline for taking such good care of my Baci today and of us - although I had cried myself out well in advance you made me know that if I needed to wail and mourn loudly you understood and would be there to comfort me. Being greeted with a hug and kiss on first meeting - wow - just so kind. Your facilitlies are IMMACULATE and beautiful and peaceful - it was the best experience I have had in being a pet parent over 30 years and having to have 9 other pets cremated in the past. I will tell all my friends how wonderful your facility is - may you stay in business a very very long time - I will not think twice when I need your services again to make the call right away. God bless you and thank you again. Read more

  • Joann Katsantonis and Family

    Dear Caroline and Kurt, Thank you both so very much for providing such an efficient, quick, and supportive service. Rudy was a beloved member of our family for almost 19 years; we are heartbroken. However, knowing his remains were treated with the utmost respect, sensitivity, and compassion, gives us comfort and will greatly assist us as we grieve his passing. I would, without hesitation, recommend you to others in the future. Thank you again, Caroline and Kurt, for your kind assistance and for taking such good care of our dear Rudy. With much gratitude and thanks! Read more

  • Fran and Steve Finkelstein

    Dear Caroline and Kurt, Thank you one more time for the supportive and caring services you provided when we lost our beloved cat, Buster Brown. This is the second time in a year that we prevailed upon you for assistance, and in each instance you brought comfort to our grieving family. With heartfelt gratitude, Fran and Steve Finkelstein Read more

  • Sue & Bob D'Agostino on behalf of Diezel

    We are grateful to Pet Rest in Peace for the sensitive handling of our beloved pet, Diezel. Both Kurt & Caroline managed our tragic situation with special care, love and kindness. Understanding the needs and feelings of pet owners seems to be their specialty as well as the excellent care given to our pet. The name plate on the urn is beautiful with room for a special memory or thought of the dog. And Caroline delivered our dog back home personally....no FedEx needed. We would recommend Pet Rest in Peace any time. And they work with Oradell Hospital here in New Jersey which allowed for immediate pickup and transport of our dog to the Memorial Center. We have used other services through Oradell but would refer anyone who wants their pet handled with care and love to Pet Rest in Peace. Thank you, Caroline and Kurt. Read more

  • Elizabeth

    I recently lost my dog & while looking for a special urn for my dog's ashes we found this amazing cremation place by pure chance. Since we walked in I felt such a peaceful environment and I knew immediately that this was where I would want my dog cremated. The place was beautiful and Caroline was beyond helpful and explained us and showed us what exactly happens in a private cremation versus a regular cremation. I never knew that these kind of places exist for people who really love their pets & consider them part of their family. We ended up doing a private cremation and it was the most beautiful experience I could ever imagine. There couldn't have been a more perfect & beautiful way to say farewell to my little furry friend, who will always be in my heart. Kurt made our experience one to remember forever. He was so caring, understanding and compassionate, what a wonderful human being. Doing this private cremation gave me comfort and peace, and I felt my dog left with dignity. I highly recommend this place to anyone that loves their pet as much as I loved mine and considers them part of their family. As a matter of fact I was so impressed by this whole cremation service that I took some brochures and business cards and brought them to my Vet's office. Read more

  • The Strazzulla family

    It's been 4 weeks since our beloved Rocky passed away. I can't express enough how lucky we feel to have found Pet Rest in Peace. Kurt, you are the best. From my 1st email to you, then speaking to your wife on the phone, & then the time we spent with you when we brought Rocky to be cremated was so comforting, kind, compassionate & considerate. We are still talking about the wonderful way you treated us & our "Rocky". From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. Read more

  • Kevin Jones

    Thank you so much to you and your team for the kindness you showed River Song and my wife & I on Tuesday. It was a difficult day for me and very hard to say goodbye to my beloved fuzzy valentine. You created the perfect environment and I appreciated being able to say goodbye to River one final time. We were able to give River the send off the way that I wanted it to be and it just felt perfect. I also very much appreciate the memorial site that you provide and have been uploading photos already and lit a candle for my River. Finally, I love the 30-day messages - they are helping me immensely with my own grief, especially as this is the first true loss that I have had in my own life - Thank you again so very much. Read more

  • Bryan

    Caroline & Kurt: Thank you so much for giving Mac the final 'send-off' that he deserved. He brought so much joy and love to my family and friends and deserved nothing more than to be shown the same love in his moment. I am forever indebted to you for the gesture, and I'm blessed to call you friends. Best wishes! Bryan p.s. I love the candle! Read more

  • Mary Ruffel

    I just wanted to say thank you again for your caring and courteous service when Mama Mouser passed; you truly are a professional! I will recommend your service to my family and friends. If I can ever be of assistance to you please don't hesitate to call me. Once again, thank you. Read more

  • Hatsuko Otsuka

    Hello Kurt, I just wanted to say thank you for handling Honey's cremation today. I was so happy to find the crematory near NYC, and I was so happy to find the same day cremation. I could not bear to leave Honey unattended in other people's care. I wanted to be with him till the very end. Your kindness is really appreciated. Honey is back at home where he belongs. Sincerely, Hatsuko Otsuka Read more

  • Sharon Kuhl-Rome

    I would like to thank all of you for the kindness and caring you & your family have shown me during this difficult time. As we all know, our pets are like our family and it's nice when you find people in this service that are as compassionate as you all have been. Again, I will definitely refer you in the future should any friends or family members require your service. Sharon Kuhl-Rome Read more

  • N/A

    Kurt, I just wanted to thank you again for what you did for Blackie. I am grateful there are compassionate people like you still around. You showed him more respect than the people did who knew him most of his life. Thank you. Read more

  • Karyn

    Hello Kurt and Caroline- First and foremost, thank you so much for the compassion and care that you provided for me and for my Chloe at our saddest time of need. You ALL helped me through my unhappy situation and made the stressful experience so much less traumatic then I could have imagined. Your kindness will be forever appreciated! I can never thank you enough. Karyn Read more

  • L. Finn

    Dear Kurt: I want to thank you for the wonderful service that you provide and for the thoughtfulness and sensitivity that you showed after my dog Max died. I am very grateful to have found you! L. Finn Read more

  • The Colarusso Family

    Thank you so much, Pet Rest In Peace ... from feeling heartbroken when Patches passed, to using your beautiful facility and accommodating us in our time of need put us at ease. Sincerely, The Colarusso Family Read more

  • Xena's family

    To Caroline and Kurt: Thank you for your attention to detail, compassion, and willingness to accommodate our request to witness the process of cremation for our beloved pet Xena. This was something very important for our closure. Your facility is truly a tranquil and meticulously maintained hidden jewel, and the service you provide is unique. Thanks so much, Xenas family Read more

  • R. Rivera

    We just wanted to extend our most sincere gratitude for your kind and soothing services during the roughest time of our life. Your services made it as easy as we could ever imagined in this very hard and trying time. Read more

  • Frances Finkelstein

    Dear Caroline and Kurt - My family and I cannot thank you enough for the compassion and sensitivity with which you assisted our family as we dealt with the loss of my daughter's beloved kitty, Iris. From Saturday's conversation with me, Kurt, as you explained Pet Rest's procedures, through the conclusion of your Sunday assistance as you passed Iris's remains to us with hugs, Caroline, your services exceeded our expectations. With heartfelt thanks! Read more

  • Stacy

    Dear Caroline & Pet Rest in Peace: Thank you for taking care of my sweet baby's remains so lovingly during this difficult time. The care you've shown and the urn are both so beautiful! Love, Boaz's Mom ... Stacy Read more

  • Divina and Family

    Thank you very much to you and to Mrs. Larsen ... for the understanding and comfort you have showed us. We miss Sparky and Kooch, but looking at their urns lighten our sadness. Again, thank you very much ... Divina and Family Read more

  • Laura

    Just wanted you to know that all your kindness was deeply appreciated during our last days with Snowball ... Thanks for everything. Read more

  • Susan Ricci

    Dear Kurt and Caroline: Thank you both again SO much for your assistance with Skylar, most especially the complimentary cremation. You've no idea how much it is appreciated. Not only was it a financial relief to Jonathon (he is on a limited income), it was also comforting for him knowing that it was being done by people who cared, and who are professional as well. Caroline - your calm, kind presence was extremely soothing for Jonathon. He commented as much as we drove away; it was a huge help that day, and has been since. Thank you both again - you are the very best! Kind regards ...Susan Ricci Read more

  • Michelle & Joe Witel

    Dear Kurt & Family: Joe & I wanted to express our deepest “thank you” for taking such good care of Our Oreo. Your compassionate services have really helped us with the grieving process … not to mention your web site’s Daily Affirmations. We have told everyone we know about your services and how wonderful you are! Thank you so much, Michelle & Joe Witel Read more

  • Mary and Craig Splihte

    We just want to thank you for your compassion and help acquiring the perfect resting place for our little pal Shadow. The reason that this particular urn is special was because she used to take small red heart Christmas ordainments off our tree and hide them. Throughout the year we would find her hidden treasures in our home. When Shadow died, at first we thought a jewelry box would be a good place for her ashes because she loved jewelry. We started to look for a jewelry box on the internet, when we came upon a candy apple red heart urn with paw prints. As you know this urn was from a manufacturer in India and they did not have a distributor in the US. The crematorium where Shadow was cremated could not help us. Not wanting to give up, we searched the internet and found you and Pet Rest in Peace web site. We were so hopeful when the next day there was a voice message from you saying you might be able to help. I was very impressed when I spoke to you following day and found out that you had already contacted the manufacturer in India on our behalf. We have told all our friends and pet lovers about you and Pet Rest in Peace, how you truly understand what it is like to lose your furry pal. Kurt, we wish we could find the right words to express how much we appreciated you taking time to talk with us and help. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Read more

  • Maho

    First, I was so glad to find such a facility in Secaucus. I found Pet Rest in Peace brochures at the shelter where I volunteer and kept one just in case. I thought it was a responsible thing for a parent of a senior do to do. And, yes, it became really helpful, especially at the time like this when your mind wasn't together... From the moment Kurt answered my first call to the email replies Kurt and Caroline sent me even a few weeks after my Juliette passed and came home in an urn, they have been so caring, respectful, understanding and professional. They made me feel very comfortable to get through one of the most difficult things I've ever had to do in my life. Caroline was so respectful and considerate that she kept asking my feelings every step of the entire procedure and I truly appreciated that. Also, the kits they gave me are very helpful. I really like to receive the daily affirmations via email. They arrive at the best time of day and the messages fit so appropriately to my emotional state. My Juliette came home in a very pretty urn with paw print. She is resting very comfortably in there now and always watching over her mommy. I am grateful that we were able to have such caring assistance for the saddest time. Thank you! Read more

  • The Abalsamo Family

    Kurt: Thank you very much for the service you provided for our Sadie. Your compassion, kindness and support was very comforting for us. Leaving Sadie at your facility came with assurance that Sadie would be treated with dignity and respect. You helped make a very sad time in our life a little easier to endure. Thanks buddy ... The Abalsamo Family Read more

  • Maureen

    Kurt, I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and support with Gulliver's passing. The books in your Pet Memory Kit are so comforting and lighting the candle you gave us joins one with others feeling the same as you. You made everything so much easier - because you really cared and it showed - again thank you so much - you are a good friend. Read more

  • Bridget Palmieri

    Hi, I just wanted to thank you and Kurt so much for everything you did for my pup Neve, myself and my mom. I am so grateful to you for every aspect of my experience with you. First for how professional, caring and quick your initial response was to us, to coming out in a snow storm within an hour's notice, to how professional and delicate you were when you picked him up and took him. And for the extra above and beyond service of a private cremation, which I truly appreciated given my financial situation. I can't tell you how much I appreciated everything you did for me. I am so sorry it took me so long to write, I have just been in a bad place with it all. He was my best friend for 12 years and it was a sudden death and shock. I wish that everyone out there would know of your business and I will be sure to spread the word about Pet Rest in Peace whenever I can. I would love to write a testimonial for you and your website, if you have any need of one. And I wish you all the luck with this new business of yours, you provide top notch, high quality, A+++++ service. Many thanks again for all you have done for me and Neve, I truly appreciate it, more than I can ever say.! Best, Bridget Palmieri Read more

  • Robert & Victoria

    Just wanted to extend my sincerest "thank you" to you and Kurt for the professional, courteous and compassionate way with which you treated my wife Vicky and I while dealing with the difficulty of losing our beloved pet, Bentley. You guys were great, answered all of our questions and made us feel comfortable during this most trying time in our lives. All the best. Read more

  • Kathy

    There are no words that say how I feel for the wonderful job you did when Brookelyn passed away. It was a very sad moment in my life, but you helped with your professional and caring handling of my magnificent and beautiful friend of over 15 years. I did not have to leave her to be put in a freezer until they came for her and then wonder how she would be handled. I saw you take her with the most caring and gentleness to go to her final rest. We are indebted to you forever. Kathy Read more

  • Barbara, Stu & Samantha Faigen

    Dear Pet Rest In Peace: Your calm, engaging way was a great comfort to us. Thank you for all that you did for Abby and us. Love, Barbara, Stu & Samantha Faigen Read more