About Us

Caring isn't just a tag line. It's in our DNA.
A Letter From Jacob

Hi from Caring Paws

If you’re reading this, I've been in your shoes and I'm really sorry. Really. Never in a million years did I think I would own a pet cremation business until Almost, my cat of 17 years, died in March of 2020. Life is full of surprises.

When Almost died, It was impossible to find a nearby pet cremation business that offered same-day, one-pet-at-a-time cremation that treated its clients and their pets like members of their own family.

Pet cremation isn't rocket science but surprisingly, doing it in a dignified and caring way is the exception. Unlike others, caring is at the heart of what we do.

Caring Paws is more than a business - it's about doing what's right. Pets and their families deserve a cremation service that is transparent, private, expedient, and operated by people that understand and care. I'm proud of our unrivaled service, and commitment to pet families. I'm so sorry for your loss and I'm ready to help.

- Jacob Stewart
Founder, Caring Paws Pet Cremation MN

Jacob holding Almost as a kitty. Almost got his name as he was "almost" dead when Jacob rescued him from a storm drain in August of 2002.

Meet the team

Proud to be family owned and operated

Jacob Stewart

Founder, Operator

Jacob's your main contact, operates the crematorium, and oversees the process from start to finish.

Deanna Stewart

Design & Marketing

Deanna puts the design lipstick on the company and handles marketing so Jacob can focus on you and your pet.

Pepper Stewart


Pepper has been part of the team since May of 2024 and in addition to purring, he stocks the fridge, cleans the office windows, and does the kitchen dishes.