Lee is the Managing Director and Owner of Passing Paws Pet Cremations. I (Lee) served in the Royal Engineers as an Electrical Engineer and was on Military deployment for 10 years before opening Passing Paws Pet Cremations in 2014. Lee founded Passing Paws Pet Cremations after losing a number of our beloved pets. I had to say goodbye to Benji, my first loyal companion, and recently Rory, our family cat. Lee is owned by two rescue dogs, Rodney and Russell, who were adopted in Perth after moving from the UK
Rachel’s background is in Mental Health Nursing and her skills and caring nature have helped create a wonderful culture of compassion and empathy at Passing Paws.Thanks to Rachel being a self-confessed crazy cat lady we also have 4 beautiful felines: Reenie, Romilee, Rufus and Betty. Rachel is still working through the grief of losing Brian, Rosie, Jessica and Dorothy. With our own personal experiences in mind we wanted to create something unique, providing a personalised service that is respectful and compassionate at the time you need it the most.
Lucky to have grown up surrounded by animals, it was clear from a young age that my life would revolve around pets. I was halfway through my Bachelor degree when I realised I was a crazy dog lady at heart. You’d find me walking my local shelter dogs at every opportunity and then I began my fostering journey taking on many special needs and palliative care pets over the last 8 years. I am owned by Dibley, a mastiff x who is turning 8 in May. She’s the best dog in the world, of course! My heart is owned by my beautiful Jakk, a Boxer x Dogue, who passed away in August 2017 and Vera, a 17 yr Labrador blend, who passed a few months later. My kids are my world and losing two so close together has given me a heartbreakingly unique insight into being in a similar position as our lovely customers. I hope I can ease the pain and heartbreak the same way I was supported through this awful time.
I was born with a huge love of animals. I was lucky enough to work at my family’s adoption centre from a young age, adopting out pound animals or privately surrendered pets. I have also worked with horses most of my life. As with dogs and cats, horses play a huge part in our lives and therefore need the same level of caring service we provide for small animals. My free time is spent with my daughter and husband, either riding our horses, hiking with the pooch or lazy days in front of the TV. I have 3 cats, 1 dog, 1 rabbit and 2 horses. My pets are family and family means everything to me.
I joined the team a little over a year ago and I help ensure that the pets in our care arrive safely and comfortably at Passing Paws. I grew up with pets and have helped foster dozens of pups and special needs dogs over the years. Please don’t hesitate to pass on any queries you have and I will make sure your request is our priority.