Jessi’s Paw is a service business, established in tribute to my lost, beloved Jessi as a support service for people who have just lost their own cherished pets.
If you are planning to have your animal cremated or buried, you will likely have your personal veterinarian or a pet funeral home keep them for you for the one or two days until this process occurs. However, there is another option you may not be aware of, and that is freeze-drying your pet. Freeze-drying is a process that removes moisture from an animal while it remains frozen, using special freeze-dry machines. This process leaves your pet’s actual body and bone structure in place, and allows your pet to, in essence, remain frozen in time and be with you forever.
If this is something that you would want to consider, you may have more difficulty storing your pet for the length of time it takes to a) consider this as an alternative, b) save the funds for it, and c) either ship the animal on the right day of the week*, or employ Jessi’s Paw to transport your pet for you. I am also able to keep them for this time if my location is more convenient for you, or you don’t have a veterinarian, or any other reason you choose me to do this for you.
*If you are shipping your pet out of state, it is strongly advised that you only ship on a Monday or Tuesday to avoid shipping delays. My personal experience included holiday travel as well as Christmas and New Year’s delays so that I was not able to ship my cat for 6 weeks. I will store your pet for as long as you need in extenuating circumstances such as these. (Please note that you are not supposed to ship a deceased animal, and if the chosen shipping company learns that this is what is in your package, they will not accept it).