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Dan Settle

Dan Settle is the co-owner and co-founder of Angel Paws Pet Cremation Services. Dan has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Physiology from UC San Diego. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from National University. He has owned pets all of his life and understands the unique bond which can develop between pets and their owners.

Prior to opening Angel Paws, Dan worked as a K-9 handler for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for 16 years. Tragically, his K-9 partner “Urk” was killed in the line of duty in 2003. Urk was cremated by a local company and the service was so poor that Dan could not believe animals, especially a Sheriff’s service dog, could be treated in such a manner. Nevertheless, Dan continued with his law enforcement career until 2008 when a work related injury forced him into retirement.

After retiring from the Sheriff’s Department, Dan decided to partner with his brother, Chris, in order to open a pet cremation facility that superseded everyone’s expectations. What has emerged from this partnership is a small, family run company known as Angel Paws Pet Cremation Services. Since opening, Angel Paws has serviced thousands of local families in their time of need. Dan is proud to bring the elements of professionalism, integrity, and compassion to the pet aftercare industry.


Chris Settle


david-lisitzkyDavid Lisitzky

Cremation Technician

chris-stricklandChris Strickland

Customer Service Specialist, Cremation Technician

travis-nealTravis Neal

Customer Service Specialist

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San Diego County
120 N Pacific St #C-4
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 510-1010

Orange County
27068 La Paz Rd. #770
Aliso Viejo, 92656
(949) 313-8030

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Michael Rodgers
Michael Rodgers
23:56 29 Jun 17
Our dachshund was taken by a hive of African bees. Traumatic on the kids, and us. We decided to cremate and plan to place some ashes and plant into a tree urn so his life continues. The guys at Angel Paws were very kind and helpful. The service was fast and he came back to us within a week. The wooden urn supplied in our package was very nicely personalized. I recommend this company to help in these sad situations
Norman Black Jr
Norman Black Jr
09:16 07 Mar 17
Angel Paws Pet Cremation is a fantastic pet crematory. I lost a cat of 16 years that I really loved, but what they provide gave me closure she's at peace. They gave me a bit of her hair, along with a paw print, two poems, a certificate of cremation, and a beautiful box with her name on it. Coming from San Diego, this was absolutely worth the drive.
Ryan Snook
Ryan Snook
22:17 18 Apr 17
I have had a terrible experience with this place so far. After being told I can come back in and pick up the remains of my dog, I have stopped by twice during advertised business hours (online and on the door); both during the week... once around 11 AM and once around 3 PM. With both instances there was nobody on site and nobody answered the phone. This place needs to get their act together if they are going to be in a sensitive industry. Still trying to collect remains. Would never recommend after such an unprofessional experience.
06:02 29 May 16
I had a 19 year old chi chi. Angle paws help me feel loved, cared about, and gave back more than I expected for sure. Wonderful experience for the hardest time in my life. Thanks Tammy
00:44 07 Apr 16
You guys were awesome! Thanks so much for taking care of my pet after she passed
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