a taxidermist to preserve your pet is similar to choosing the best
doctor to perform plastic surgery. In both cases you are
dependent on the skills and expertise of the professional for the
final cosmetic results.
making an informed choice is so important. Each taxidermist
will have different techniques, experience and talent. While
cost can be a factor, choosing the cheapest priced option can mean
sacrificing quality. Think of it this way; while our pets are
alive we are careful to find a veterinarian we can trust to care for
them, shouldn't the same be true when choosing a freeze-dry
taxidermist to create a lasting memorial to our pet's life?
The ABC's of Freeze-Drying
is revolutionary technology that has become an economically feasible
alternative for preserving pets. This highly specialized field
of taxidermy makes use of large freeze-dry machines that removes the
moisture from the specimen while it remains frozen. Thus the
name freeze-dry. Unlike regular taxidermy, this process allows
a pet's natural body and bone structure to remain intact. The
result is the individual characteristics, body, and facial features
are barely disturbed. While it sounds simple, many steps must
be meticulously completed before the pet is ready to pose and
freeze-dry. Each step of the way we strive to return your
preserved pet looking and feeling as natural and realistic as it was
the high costs associated with the purchase and operation of
freeze-dry machines, most taxidermists cannot afford to expand into
this area. AEWS (Anthony Eddy Wildlife Studio) is a leader in
the field of freeze-dry and has been making this technology
available to it's clients since 1986. We are proud to be the
largest freeze-dry service in North America, operating ten large 36'
x 66' Northstar freeze-dryers at one location. We have
preserved pets from almost all of the 48 states and have been
featured in the Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, Omaha Herald,
Kansas City Star, and numerous regional newspapers and television
The Wrong Way and the Anthony Eddy Wildlife Studio Way
A word of
caution about freeze-dry services that promise quality for a
discounted price in a short amount of time. It is not possible
to freeze-dry a pet correctly, with its natural skeleton body
intact, within 45 days. We at AEWS feel that removing the body
of your pet and replacing it with artificial materials is an
invasive procedure that is against our promise of preserving your
pet naturally with its personality and features intact. Our
thorough technique of handling your pet with loving care and keeping
it structurally sound is far superior and produces better results
that you can live with the rest of your life. It is true that
this method takes more time and costs a little more money, but we
believe your pet is worth it, don't you?
Preparation and Transportation
If your pet
is aging or ill and you are considering our services, please call us
for a personal consultation regarding your pet and your needs.
When the time comes, many people have chosen to personally deliver
their pet to us, however, we also provide, at no cost to you, a pet
shipping kit. Our kit consists of easy to understand
instructions along with a hard plastic container that is guaranteed
to keep contents frozen up to 5 days at 90-degree temperatures.
After receiving the kit and following the enclosed instructions, you
simply ship it back to us via UPS or Federal Express next day air or
2nd day service. It is very important that you freeze your pet
as soon as possible after time of death. To ensure the safety
of your pet, we request that you ship only on a Monday or Tuesday.
If you have any further questions or would like to obtain a list of
referrals from past clients, please contact one of our consultants
at 800-529-3470. We guarantee your inquiries will be treated
with kindness and dignity.