Min. Cash Required: $286,000.00
In Times of Need, Paws & Remember is There. Overview
In 1978, Mark Minnick purchased the Fort Wayne Wilbert Vault Company in Uniondale, Indiana, and began to diversify three years later. As a manufacturer of burial vaults, Mark understood that the growing rate of human cremation would put downward pressure on his core business. As a result, Mark purchased his first retort for the cremation of human remains in 1992 to begin servicing the needs of this growing segment of deathcare.
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, who did not live in the Fort Wayne area at the time, 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. To date, Paws & Remember now serves 130 veterinarian offices and humane agencies in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana.
Why Our Franchise?
Since 1997, our founder has been providing full service memorialization for pets of every description. Our high-quality cremation, personalized urns, and wide variety of memorial products help pet owners and their families express their feelings, pay tribute, reflect, and celebrate their pets lives. They also help service providers, such as veterinary clinics, funeral homes and other pet service businesses, aid their customers during difficult times.
By joining Paws & Remember through our franchise program, you can provide just what the marketplace needs. You can leverage our proven concept and expertise to add a new, timely, and extremely effective extension to your current business model.
There are many benefits of joining Paws & Remember, including:
- A growing number of passionate pet owners who are spending more money on their pets and demanding more specialized pet services.
- A franchise program based on a unique concept with an experienced support team.
- The opportunity to leverage your current business base and assets, while taking advantage of an opportunity in a segment of the market in great need of consistent, quality products and services.