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.
Lisa is a Veterinary Nurse, she began her training when she was 16 years old in Glasgow, Scotland and completed the remainder of her course here in Perth. Hearing about how good life Down Under is, Lisa moved from Scotland to Perth with little Alfie her pug x, Fifi the Shih Tzu and little tabby cat Piper. With13 years of veterinary nursing experience and having worked in various vet hospitals including emergency both in Scotland and Australia Lisa has a deep understanding of the grief we all experience when we lose a pet and knows how providing support at this tricky time can make the recovery process so much easier.
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.
Shannon is our most recent employee, with over 5 years experience in pet care and having her own dog walking business. Shannon loves the interaction with pets and has dedicated her life to spending time with our family friends. You will find her helping Steve and Tegan on a daily basis.
I grew up in a house full of animals. For most of my childhood we had two cats and two dogs which is how I developed a love and deep respect for animals. I find my job very rewarding as I understand the bond people develop with their pets and I take comfort in knowing that I have helped them with their grief if even in a small way.
Originating from Bonny Scotland, and an animal lover through and through, John is one of our dedicated pet care specialists. “I find the most rewarding part of my job is collecting pets from families at home and guiding them through those final moments together before we can reunite them after the cremation process”. You will often see John’s friendly face on the return of your loved one home, always willing to go the extra mile to meet your requests for your special pet.
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.