We Are Compassionate

A companion pet is a beloved member of the family and their loss can be devastating. As pet parents ourselves, we seek the same level of care, with respect and dignity for our pets, as we do for human family members. Service levels and operational practices vary greatly between providers however, pet parents and their deceased pet will receive the respect and dignity they deserve.

We Are Local

Paws to Remember is a division of O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes and not part of a chain or franchise. Our total focus is on you, the pet parent. Paws to Remember is your assurance of exceptional professionalism, quality, and unparalleled customer care and satisfaction. Serving you is our privilege and we will never violate that sacred trust.

We Are Reputable

Paws to Remember has quickly grown to be the name families and veterinarians turn to for professional and compassionate pet aftercare.

Our Staff

O'Guinn Funeral Services & Paws To Remember

Don O'Guinn

President / Owner

Don is President and owner of O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes in Clio, Montrose, and Birch Run. He founded Paws to Remember in 2019 out of his love for pets and as an extension of the funeral ministries at O'Guinn's. A lifelong pet owner, Don is committed to providing the finest, most compassionate care in the business for beloved pets of all kinds.

He is a Certified Pet Loss Professional and a member of the Pet Loss Professional Alliance and the ASPCA for preventing cruelty to animals. Don is also a longtime sponsor and supporter of the Humane Society of Genesee County.

Julie O'Guinn

Business Manager

Julie serves as the Business Manager for O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes and Paws to Remember. She is a lifelong pet owner and currently is raising both dogs and cats. She understands the love fur babies bring into our lives and the pain of losing these precious family members. Julie works with our pet care staff to ensure that all of our client families are served with the utmost care and compassion.

Crystal Pattillo

General Manager

Crystal serves as the General Manager of O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes and has been a valued member of our staff for over 15 years. She is a certified Crematory Operator and is a member of the Pet Loss Professional Alliance. She is a lifelong pet owner and a dedicated Paws to Remember family member.

Brendan Jordan

Director of Operations/ Pet Aftercare Specialist

Brendan joined the Paws to Remember team in early 2022 as a Pet Aftercare Specialist, and is now our Director of Operations. He has the honor of helping families and their fur babies during a time of need. With many years of involvement raising a wide range of pets, he understands the love and companionship that we share with our pets, and how devastating losing a pet can be. When not at work, he can be found spending time with his Fiancee, Jess, one or more of his five dogs, family and friends or simply enjoying nature.

Menette Coe

Pet Aftercare Specialist

Menette serves as the director of operations and is a pet aftercare specialist at Paws to Remember, overseeing the business and logistics aspects of our pet loss division. Being a pet parent of three rescue cats and three dogs, Menette understands the unconditional love and bond that is formed between a pet parent and their companions. She is very devoted to helping pet owners go through the journey of grief and will address all your needs with respectful and compassionate care. Menette and her husband Marty enjoy camping, classic cars, and traveling with their five adult children and six grandchildren. Menette and Marty are very involved in their church and serving the Lord.

Dave Potts

Manager / After Care Specialist

Dave serves as our crematory facility manager for Paws to Remember. He has been a dedicated member of the O'Guinn Family Funeral Home staff for over 11 years and a valuable leader for our pet care division. Dave wears many hats for us and works tirelessly to provide the finest in pet loss care to the families we serve.

Jacob Morrsion

Team Leader

Jacob serves as a team leader for the crematory at Paws to Remember, His work is concentrated in the areas of logistics, transfers, and processing. Jacob graduated from Clio High School in 2016. He was previously employed at Saginaw Control & Engineering and the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth. Jacob enjoys spending time with family, golfing, music, the great outdoors, and traveling the Upper Peninsula. He resides in Mt. Morris with his fiancée, Gabrielle, and their two daughters, Lillian and Amelia. He and Gabby also have four fur babies - their dogs, Buster and Zoey, and cats, Janice and Esther.

Sadie Nanasy

Pet Aftercare Specialist

Sadie joined Paws to Remember in October of 2023, bringing a caring and compassionate understanding with her. She is a graduate of Mott Community College, where she received her associates degree in arts and general studies. Sadie is a dog mom having two rescue dogs of her own that she enjoys spending time and playing with. If Sadie isn't at work, she finds enjoyment in games with her husband and family, reading, and crocheting.