Pawprints Magazine Features Heavenly Paws' VP, Tyler Stewart: "The Changing Landscape of End-of-Life Pet Care"
Heavenly Paws Pet Aquamation is so proud Pawprints Magazine chose to feature an article about the evolving landscape of end-of-life pet care. Heavenly Paws works with it's community partners daily to elevate and improve the way end-of-life and afterlife pet care are delivered. We cannot thank Pawprints, our community partners, and our clients enough for the ongoing support.
Link to article: The Changing Landscape of End-of-Life Pet Care
All the hardwork and dedication Heavenly Paws Pet Aquamation puts into providing the best service to their clients everyday is getting noticed more and more by the Atlanta pet community. Heavenly Paws is so proud to be a featured business in Atlanta Pet Life Magazine for the spring of 2017! Thank you to the Atlanta Pet Life team for helping to spread the word about Heavenly Paws' gentle and eco-friendly Aquamation services!
Link to article: The Changing Face of End-of-Life Pet Care
Link to Atlanta Pet Life Magazine: http://atlantapetlife.com/
Heavenly Paws is excited to participate in our second Rescue Dog Olympics. We had so much fun meeting pets with their adopted parents last year. Rescue Dog Olympics is expecting an even better turn out this year and all are welcome to come out and participate!
Learn more at: http://www.rescuedogolympics.com/
Pre-Register for top secret access to some of the 2017 Olympic Games and info! Pre-Registration Link
When: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Where: Brook Run Park - 4770 N Peachtree Rd. Dunwoody, GA 30338
Who: All dogs and their humans are welcome to attend! No pre-registration required.
In effort to better serve our clients, starting in February 2017 Heavenly Paws will be available onsite by appointment on Saturdays from 9am - 12pm with no after hour charges. We continue to be overwhelmed by the wonderful response to Aquamation from the community we are so proud & privileged to serve. We look forward to serving Georgians for many, many years to come.
Heavenly Paws is proud to expand our footprint beyond the metro-Atlanta area with a partnership with Atlanta Pet Hospice. Atlanta Pet Hospice offers at home euthanasia and hospice services and onsite euthanasia services at Heavenly Paws for your beloved pet companion. To learn more please go to Heavenly Paws' Hospice & Euthanasia page or the Atlanta Pet Hospice website. Like Heavenly Paws, Atlanta Pet Hospice values the delivery of outstanding customer service and simple transparent pricing while treating your pet with Compassion, Dignity, and Respect.
Dr. Greg, the owner of Atlanta Pet Hospice, is also a certified grief counseler making him uniquely qualified to help guide you through your beloved pet's end-of-life needs.
Heavenly Paws is so proud to be a sponsor at Daffy's Pet Soup Kitchen's 9th Annual Daffy's Day! There will be music, vendors, food, costume contests, parades, games, face painting, raffles, and more. Guaranteed to be a great time and admission and parking is free with a pet food donation!
Daffy's Day 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
11:00a - 5:00p
At Lilburn City Park
Heavenly Paws is thrilled to participate in Atlanta Boxer Rescue's Boxerstock on Sunday, October 23rd at Jim Miller Park! This is ABR's ninth year holding Boxerstock and proceeds go back to help fund the 100% volunteer driven organization dedicated to helping Boxer's in our community.
"We are an organization dedicated to the rescue and adoption of Boxers in the metropolitan-Atlanta area, and to provide support and education for Boxer owners. We are operated and managed by a group of dedicated volunteers, and we are funded by adoption fees, fundraisers, and gifts from generous donors like you! Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc., is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization."
Heavenly Paws is pleased to announce our new online scheduling service. Whether you're browsing on a mobile device, a tablet, or your PC you can schedule a service call at your veterinarian, at home, or at our office in Norcross. We view this update as a tremendous step forward in helping to streamline the afterlife care of your beloved pet and the initial response has been wonderful.
Bring the family to Shorty Howell Park on Saturday, October 15 6:00-9:00 PM for the Howell at the Moon Zombie Walk & Fun Run. Heavenly Paws will be there handing out canding and playing cornhole with your little zombies! Shorty Howell Park is located in Duluth off Pleasant Hill Rd. (2750 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth, GA). See all the details on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/222328204849947/
Heavenly Paws is excited to be a part of Ahimsa House's Annual Walk, Wag, N Run!
Ahimsa House is a 501(c)3 dedicated to addressing the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty. We offer services and assistance to victims of domestic violence with pets in Georgia and work to raise awareness of this connection in communities throughout the state. Proceeds from this event help human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together.
The 5K Run and 1K Fun Run will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 7:30am, at Lenox Park in Brookhaven.
Pet owners who want to have their deceased pets cremated, but don’t want to harm the environment in the process have a new option in metro Atlanta.
Norcross-based Heavenly Paws Pet Aquamation announced that it is one of the first companies in metro Atlanta, if not the first, to offer a water-based cremation option that had previously been offered primarily in large institutions such as veterinary colleges.
The process uses water flow, low temperatures and alkalinity to accelerate the natural process of decomposition, according to company officials. Heavenly Paws officials said the aquamation process eliminates the threat of dangerous emissions and greenhouses gases.
The process’ carbon footprint is about one-tenth of the impact made by traditional cremations, they said.
“I wanted to bring this cleaner and gentler method of aftercare to our community to take care of our pets when they pass away,” Heavenly Paws owner Randy Stewart said in a statement. “We and our pets are mainly water so what’s more natural than to leave the world in water?”
NORCROSS, GA (January 21, 2016)
For the first time in metro Atlanta there is a gentle and environmentally friendly way to take care of your pet after he or she passes away thanks to Heavenly Paws Pet Aquamation.
Until now, this natural, water-based cremation technology has been available only at veterinary colleges and other large institutions.
“As a pet parent and pet advocate, water cremation, or Aquamation, is how I want my pets to make their final journey,” said Randy Stewart, Owner and Founder of Heavenly Paws. “I wanted to bring this cleaner and gentler method of aftercare to our community to take care of our pets when they pass away. We and our pets are mainly water so what’s more natural than to leave the world in water?”
“The process creates remains that are much like sand and can be returned to the owner as a memorial,” said Dr. Alida Baroco of Town Center Animal Clinic. “In large metropolitan areas like ours, where space is limited and regulations may prohibit burial, water cremation is a great aftercare choice, now that Heavenly Paws has made it available to the general public.”
Heavenly Paws employs a patented process specifically designed for pets. Aquamation, or alkaline hydrolysis, is an accelerated version of what takes place in natural decomposition. A combination of gentle water flow, low temperature, and alkalinity is used to quicken the natural course. Similar to conventional cremation, the mineral ashes are returned in an urn.
With water cremation, there are no toxic emissions, no contribution to greenhouse gases, major savings on energy and a carbon footprint that is only one-tenth of traditional cremation.
Until now, Aquamation has been used mainly by institutions including the University of Georgia, UCLA, the Mayo Clinic, Duke University, Colorado State University, Texas A&M, the U.S. Government to name a few. The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has been operating two Alkaline Hydrolysis systems for over ten years.
Aquamation Is an Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Cremation
As a lifelong pet lover, I have had many beloved pets pass away. Each one of them I chose to cremate. At the time, I was unaware that cremation process releases toxic fumes into the atmosphere and requires considerable amounts of energy. Now there is a more eco-friendly option for disposing of your pets’ remains: aquamation.
Peaceful Pets Aquamation is the nation’s first 100 percent green and gentle alternative to cremation and the “pet project” of an award-winning television executive, Jerry Shevick.
Aquamation is an eco-friendly, water-based process that is similar to natural decomposition, utilizing alkaline hydrolysis to expedite the process. “Cremation is a violent, oxidative process, while aquamation is a gentle, reductive process,” explained Shevick. “One uses fire and the other uses water. Aquamation essentially mimics exactly what nature does to a buried body, it just accelerates the process.” Shevick claims aquamation uses 1/20th the energy and has 1/10th of the carbon footprint.
Considering the drought in California, I was concerned about the amount of water used in the aquamation process. Shevick explained that while the water amount is dependent on the size of the animal, and therefore varies, the water at the end of the process is rich in organic materials and can be used as fertilizer.
Aside from the environmental advantages of aquamation, what sold me on the process was the appearance of the animal’s remains once they are returned to the owner. For anyone who has had their pet cremated, you might recall how the remains are somewhat disconcerting, with chunky remains in the mix. The aquamation process results in remains that resemble beach sand. In addition, the animal’s remains are respectfully returned to the owner with an engraved, decorated clay paw print of the pet; the prices for aquamation are comparable to cremation.
Michelle Glass, practice manager at St. Francis Pet Clinic, is thrilled to be one of the first veterinary clinics in the area to get on board with aquamation. “Santa Barbara is one of the country’s foremost pet-loving and environmentally conscious communities,” she said. “We’re proud to be the first area clinic to embrace the aquamation process for not only its reduced environmental impact, but for the phenomenal care it gives our clients. It helps us continue to care for the community in a way that makes sense for Santa Barbara.”
Heavenly Paws is water cremation.
How’s the old saying go’…if it ain’t broke don’t fix it….’,
but what if there is a better way and we are just not aware of it? When it comes to what happens to your pet when he or she passes there is now an alternative in the Metro Atlanta Area, Heavenly Paws Pet Aquamation.
Alkaline hydrolysis (aka Aquamation) is essentially an accelerated version of what takes place in natural decomposition. A combination of gentle water flow, low temperature, and alkalinity is used to accelerate the natural course of tissue hydrolysis. At the end of the process the body has been returned to its natural form, dissolved in the water. Remember – our bodies are 65% water to begin with! Similar to fire cremation, the only solid remains are the mineral ash of the bones.
The liquid byproduct actually has a preservative and beneficial effect on iron and steel pipes, and is not harmful to plastic pipes. A standard feature on the Aquamation system is an automated pH neutralization feature. The effluent is an excellent micronutrient package that can benefit wastewater treatment plants and/or be used as a fertilizer.
Randy Stewart, Owner and Founder of Heavenly Paws states; “As a pet parent and pet advocate Aquamation is how I want my pets to be treated. We come into the world from water and what’s more natural than to leave the world in water?”
Although Aquamation was originally patented in 1888, it has only been in the past 20 years, with increasing awareness of the environmental hazards of fire cremation that Aquamation has become available to the public. Aquamation has been used for years by facilities including: UGA, UCLA, the Mayo Clinic, Duke University, Colorado State University, Texas A&M, the US Government to name a few. UGA has been operating two Alkaline Hydrolysis systems for over ten years in the BSL-3Ag Research Facility and the Veterinary School. Heavenly Paws employs a patented machine that has been specifically manufactured for pets. Unlike fire cremation, there are no toxic emissions and no contribution to greenhouse gases. Aquamation uses one-twentieth the energy of cremation with a carbon footprint only one-tenth of what fire-based cremation produces.
Heavenly Paws Pets Aquamation is a new, state-of-the-art, green company founded by pet owners and lovers. Heavenly Paws believes that each pet is very special & dear to us in their own unique way. You care for your pet during life; Heavenly Paws will care for them with Compassion, Dignity & Respect in preparation for the final journey. While cost isn’t always a factor in the loss of a loved companion, Aquamation is competitively priced, to the cost of fire cremation or burial.
Honoring a pet also means not degrading the environment; Heavenly Paws is the first in Georgia to offer veterinary’s and pet parents a non-polluting alternative to traditional fire cremation.