Needham-Storey-Wampner is a proud provider of Paws & Remember which is a pet cremation service that helps families memorialize your beloved four legged member of your family. Paws & Remember was started when Alice Minnick’s cat died in 1998, she looked for a special way to memorialize her beloved pet. It was a natural search for her as she and her husband had served the Indiana funeral industry for nearly 20 years. Specifically, she wanted to have the brown-and-black Sativa cremated. But Minnick could not find a way to do so, which left her feeling empty-hearted. That disappointment led the Minnick’s to create their own pet cremation and memorialization business and so is the genesis of Paws & Remember. Since its inception, the Paws & Remember business in Indiana has seen tremendous growth. With the funeral service industry background, Paws & Remember in Indiana helped their customers understand the grief support benefits that can be gained through memorializing a cherished pet at the time of loss. Pet owners and veterinarians alike saw this as a point of differentiation. With the success in Indiana, Minnick determined that a nationally recognized brand in pet cremation and memorialization could bring awareness to consumers on both the availability and the benefits of these types of products and services at the time of pet loss. In the fall of 2006, Paws & Remember, LLC was formed for the purpose of developing that national franchise system.


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