Pet Preservations : Preserving forever friends to honor the lifetime of happiness they have devoted to us.
Our process provides an whole and organic alternative to the traditional methods of taxidermy or cremation burials. Maintaining all the qualities and quirks of your pet.
Because of the uniqueness of each pet, prices are quoted on a pet-to-pet basis, depending largely on the weight and size of your pet.
The process of preservation takes a significant amount of time, with daily monitoring and attention.
Unlike traditional taxidermy or cremation services, our Pet Preservation ensures minimal alterations are made for your loved one.
Working in constant communication with you, we will create a pose and appearance that will feel as natural as possible.
I Have Decided To Have My Pet Preserved, What do I do Next?
As soon as you have made the decision to have your pet preserved it is important to begin communications with Remnant Preservations.
After you call us, go through and collect several photos of your pet that you can email or send with your pet so that we can fully capture their personality.
If you are located within 40 Miles of Salt Lake City, Utah pick-up is an option. Distances further than this will require drop off or delivery. If you are shipping your pet it is important that they have been frozen in a sealed bag. If your pet is in the care of a veterinarian, kennel or operator they can attend to this for you. If your pet passed away at home, place them in a sealed bag, and place them in a standard freezer.
There is no need to bath or clean your pet, as we will be taking care in doing this for you. When ready to ship- it is crucial that your pet remain frozen during overnight delivery via dry ice. Overnight delivery is easily arranged through FedEx or UPS
Once your per as arrived to our care, we will contact you and continue communications through out the entire process for your safety of mind.
Coping With The Loss Of a Pet
An Excerpt The Humane Society of The United States:
“When a person you love dies, it's natural to feel sorrow, express grief, and expect friends and family to provide understanding and comfort.
Unfortunately, the same doesn't always hold true if the one who died was your companion animal. Many consider grieving inappropriate for someone who has lost "just a pet." Nothing could be further from the truth."
Members of The Family
"People love their pets and consider them members of their family. Caregivers celebrate their pets' birthdays, confide in their animals, and carry pictures of them in their wallets. So when your beloved pet dies, it's not unusual to feel overwhelmed by the intensity of your sorrow.
Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support, and unconditional love. If you understand and accept this bond between humans and animals, you've already taken the first step toward coping with pet loss: knowing that it is okay to grieve when your pet dies.
Understanding how you grieve and finding ways to cope with your loss can bring you closer to the day when memories bring smiles instead of tears."
What is The Grief Process?
The grief process is as individual as the person, lasting days for one person or years for another. The process typically begins with denial, which offers protection until individuals can realize their loss.
Some caregivers may try bargaining with a higher power, themselves, or even their pet to restore life. Some feel anger, which may be directed at anyone involved with the pet, including family, friends, and veterinarians. Caregivers may also feel guilt about what they did or did not do; they may feel that it is inappropriate for them to be so upset.
After these feelings subside, caregivers may experience true sadness or grief. They may become withdrawn or depressed. Acceptance occurs when they accept the reality of their loss and remember their animal companion with decreasing sadness.
Coping With Grief
While grief is a personal experience, you need not face your loss alone. Many forms of support are available, including pet-bereavement counseling services, pet-loss support hotlines, local or online pet-bereavement groups, books, videos, and magazine articles.
Here are a few suggestions to help you cope
- Acknowledge your grief and give yourself permission to express it.
- Don't hesitate to reach out to others who can lend a sympathetic ear. Pet Partners offers a list of pet-loss hotlines for those grieving over the death of a pet.
- Write about your feelings, either in a journal or a poem, essay, or short story.
- Call your local humane society to see whether it offers a pet-loss support group or can refer you to one.
- Prepare a memorial for your pet.
You may also want to ask your veterinarian or local animal shelter about available pet-loss hotlines. Explore the Internet for pet-loss support groups and coping information.
Caring For Other Pets-
Surviving pets may whimper, refuse to eat or drink, and suffer lethargy, especially if they had a close bond with the deceased pet. Even if they were not the best of friends, the changing circumstances and your emotional state may distress them. However, if your remaining pets continue to act out of sorts, there could actually be a medical problem that requires your veterinarian's attention.
Give surviving pets lots of TLC and try to maintain a normal routine. It's good for them and for you.
Getting Another Pet
Rushing into this decision isn't fair to you or your new pet. Each animal has her own unique personality and a new animal cannot replace the one you lost. You'll know when the time is right to adopt a new pet after giving yourself time to grieve, carefully considering the responsibilities of pet ownership, and paying close attention to your feelings.
When you're ready, remember that your local animal shelter is a great place to find your next special friend”