CEO Jerry Shevick came from a family of pet lovers and animal advocates. When he accidently discovered how his family’s pets were treated after their deaths, he and wife Susan decided to design a different kind of company – a company that reflected their values and where pets received the same respect in death as they had in life. Being a father of two young children, he was also looking for something beyond recycling cans and bottles to help make a difference in today’s world! When they discovered the Aquamation technology, the most environmentally responsible method available, it was the final piece of the puzzle that led he and Susan to start Peaceful Pets Aquamation. At the end of the day, what Jerry loves most, is that he has helped someone. It might be comforting a client or listening to stories about their pet or just assuring them that they will get the best treatment possible, but it all makes for a rewarding job. Jerry is partial to dogs – the bigger and goofier, the better.
Susan is the co-owner of Peaceful Pets Aquamation with CEO and husband Jerry Shevick. What she enjoys most is being able to help their clients through a very difficult and painful experience. With kindness and care, Susan believes that their approach makes loss a bit more bearable. At their own home, six poorly trained dogs, three chickens and one fish rule the roost!
Blaire has been with Peaceful Pets almost from the beginning and has been crucial to its success. What she loves the most is hearing the stories that clients share about their pets and how loved they were. It’s hard to believe that you look forward to coming to an aftercare facility, but with an amazing team of animal lovers, it’s the truth! Everyday Blaire gets to impact a life. With the exception of her rescued cat, Willow, Blaire is mostly a dog person – it’s the loyalty and love that is priceless to her.
Piper is a self-described science geek. She loves the greenness of Aquamation and being a part of an environmentally responsible company. She’s also a people person and being able to help clients’ peace of mind is important to her. Cats and reptiles are her faves!
Willow is our semi-permanent house cat. Blaire rescued her a few years back and she’s a sweetheart. She’s a gorgeous Russian Blue who has now learned to open doors by jumping onto the handles. Several times a day she decides to tear around the office, which usually ends up with her knocking Jerry’s papers all over the floor. We might interpret this as her criticism on how messy he keeps his desk. We’re also thinking about selling tickets to see her chase a fly — truly amazing!
Mars is the Shevick family’s 6th rescue. He had a tough couple of years before he landed with them, but now he’s a love machine. We think he’s part Chi-hua-hua and part French Bull-Dog – it’s an interesting combo that has helped him win two costume contests (as a peacock, of course). He travels with Susan everywhere and has his own bed in the office, which he rarely moves from. Willow annoys him.