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Rest in Paws

Rest in Paws started with the goal of providing a peaceful and comfortable
end of life transition for our beloved pets at home.

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Cristina Castillo D.V.M.

Dr. Cristina Castillo grew up in South Florida appreciating life near the ocean. While attending the University of Miami, Dr. Castillo worked with marine mammals, rescuing dolphins, whales and manatees; realizing her passion for veterinary medicine. Dr. Castillo graduated with a Bachelor of Science, and received a veterinary degree from Purdue University in 2006. After being selected for an internship at an emergency and specialty hospital, San Diego is now her new home near the ocean. Since completing her internship she has worked at a small animal veterinary clinic for over ten years and has many loyal patients. Ultimately, her goal has been to help families with end of life decisions and care.

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Services We Provide

At Home Euthanasia

Costs start at $300
Depending on distance traveled
Body Care at additional cost

Communal Cremation

Group Cremation
Ashes scattered at sea (ashes not returned to owner)

Costs start at $100 

Depending on the weight of the pet

Services provided by Angel Paws

Individual Cremation

Ashes in a wooden urn,

along with a clay paw print are returned to the owner

Costs start at $190

Depending on the weight of the pet

Services provided by Angel Paws

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What to Expect

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller

Our goal, as veterinarians, is to make this peaceful transition as painless and stress-free as possible.

After the decision is made that this is the right time, we will use medication to relax your pet. After your pet is comfortable, usually within 10-15 minutes after the first injection, an IV catheter may be placed. At this time additional medication will be given to complete the euthanasia process. Although the entire process is not a lengthy one, we will take as much time as the family needs.

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Resource Links

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A quality of life assessment tool
provided by Ohio State University

Company which provides our cremation services

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns

Phone or text is best

Availability varies with day of the week. Not available on Saturdays


You may also fill out the form to send an email but we may take longer to respond

San Diego, CA 92084
North County

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