pet aftercare

Our primary focus is on providing compassionate pet aftercare. We strive to give comfort in likely the most trying time of pet companionship with our alternative and bespoke approach to caring for a deceased pet. We offer a wide variety of unique services to honor your loved one; from skull cleaning to complete life-size taxidermy and everything in between. We love offering payment plan options to our families so that Precious Creature is accessible for nearly any budget. Please see our Pet Aftercare page for information and photos of past precious creatures. 

FREE pet pick ups for families located in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley.

who we are

Precious Creature is a full time alternative pet aftercare business/passion located in the magical Mojave desert, just outside of Joshua Tree National Park in the city of Twentynine Palms. With a lifelong love of animals, art and death care, owner and trained taxidermist Lauren Kane-Lysak marries all three together to bring a renewed vision to pet aftercare. We're inspired by Victorian and world mourning practices, natural history, pets here and here no longer, and star-crossed souls. 




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Please Note: All animals seen here are either beloved pets or are found or gifted deceased as casualties of the pet industry, depredation efforts, euthanasia, or other unavoidable deaths. Every precious creature is dealt with respectfully and in the name of science, art, and remembrance.