In brief

Eternal Pets is owned and operated by Paul and Eva Wood (with help from young daughter Emily). Both Paul and Eva have the passion, dedication and love of animals for this important role of dignity and respect for your pet on their passing, and care and compassion for you in your time of loss.

Paul and Eva became involved in this business after having their beloved Dog "BUZI" cremated and the difference it made in their grieving process. So they have great empathy for you in this sad time.

Buzi, our Ridgeback Cross

BUZI, our beloved Ridgeback Cross, always in our hearts.

 

 
 
 
                      
                           
 
     
 

Useful Links

We have compiled a list of links and references we hope you might find useful.

http://www.hobartcatcentre.com.au/  The Hobart Cat Centre is a self funded, volunteer staffed organisation which aims to alleviate feline suffering by way of a trapping and rescue programme for cats and kittens, which have been abandoned, dumped or strayed. 
 
http://www.rspcatas.org.au  The RSPCA is a non-Government, community-based charity and their primary concern is the welfare of all animals - great and small.
      
http://www.adoptapet.com.au  The RSPCA  is known for its animal welfare work. Each year it accepts around 135,000 lost, abandoned or injured animals, but it needs help rehousing them.  If you're ready for the responsibility of looking after a pet, why not give an RSPCA resuce a safe, permanent home?  All pets adopted from the RSPCA are vet checked, desexed, vaccinated and temperament tested.            
                  
http://www.bunnybusiness.org  A great site for Rabbits.
   
http://www.ausrfs.org.au   Love Rats? This is the place for you then!
   
http://www.jacquicleijne.com.au  Original fine art pet portraits are a wonderful way in which to celebrate your pet and to remember them in passing.  Fine art pet portraits capture their beauty, their personality and sensitivity along with that classic expression which makes them so unique.
  

Help Lines

The Australian Centre for Companion Animals in Society (ACCAS) operates a national pet loss grief hotline in Australia between 7 and 9PM every evening (local time).  Telephone:  (02) 9746 1911  Free call:  1800 704 291
     
http://kidshelp.com.au  Grief & Loss - Kids Help Line (24 hour telephone counselling line 1800 55 1800) 
 

Reference Books

"Pet Loss & Children" by Cheri Barton Ross.  An excellent resource for parents and those working with children to help, comfort and teach children about this most difficult aspect of life.
 
"The Loss of a Pet" by Dr Wallace Sife.  A guide to coping with the grieving process when a pet dies.
 
"Goodbye, Dear Friend" by Virginia Ironside.  Coming to terms with the death of a pet.  (First published in 1994 by Robson Books Ltd, London - may not be easily available).

General Links  

http://www.petandprotect.com   Hobart based Home Pet Sitting Service
 
http://www.mypets.net.au  The complete guide to choosing and caring for your pet. 
 
http://www.justusdogs.com.au The complete guide to dogs, with breed information, puppy care advice, dog health, dog rescue, dog classifieds and more.    
  

Suppliers

http://www.growmaster.com.au/hobart.htm   Eternal Pets garden designed by Greg Belbin