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Pet Perennials is a Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) brand and pet product company that offers unique lifecycle gifts and complete gift packages.
About Pet Perennials
Pet Perennials offers Direct to Consumer (DTC) gifts commemorating pet loss, birthdays, get well, new pets, and is also a manufacturer of unique pet-themed gifts. Pet Perennials’ DTC gift packages can include handwritten cards & gift wrap. Their original patented product, the Pet Perennials Kit, is a wildflower gardening kit which enables a pet family to make and sow custom seed wafers for a living, eco-friendly tribute to a beloved animal companion. Check out Pet Perennials new line of air fresheners launching in June 2022: Pawsitively Fresh! car air fresheners. Wholesale options are available for businesses, too.
In an industry built entirely on emotion, and an ever-growing bond between people and their pets, as well as a greater worldwide interest in animal welfare, it is not surprising that consumers are seeking ways to recognize the milestones they share with their pets.
Pet Perennials recognized there was a lack in the retail industry for convenient, affordable and personalized, pet-centric gifts and cards. They designed their Direct-to-Consumer brand to ensure complete gift packages, including handwritten cards, could be sent to pet lovers all over the USA to commemorate everything from pet loss, birthdays, get well and new additions to the family.
Remy Bibaud, Co-Founder
Compassion, Creativity, Convenience, Community.
Emerging from our own experiences with love and loss, Lori Davidson and I set out to create a personalized way to bring comfort to families going through pet loss experiences by offering unique gifts that bring comfort to a grieving pet lover, while honoring the memory of a cherished companion. It began with our custom memorial flower product, aptly named the “Pet Perennials Kit.”
This DIY gardening kit generates new life from the love of a pet through the sowing and growing of perennial wildflower seed wafers. Our story and gift offerings bloomed from there.
We believe that pets are family! The chief focus of the pet retail industry is to sell food, treats, toys, collars and leashes, leaving few options to help people at the end stage of a pet’s life. Pet Perennials fills that void.
Our mission is to get our gifts into the hands of people who need them the most, through caring consumers and businesses like you!
Compassion, creativity, convenience and community guide our endeavors. Our DTC packages do more than just express a feeling or show support; they help people participate in the special moments of their pet's lives by commemorating the bond they share, allowing them to move from grieving to fondly remembering.
Lori Davidson, Co-Founder
Like a Perennial, our story is perpetual.
While we got our start bringing comfort to people at the end stage of a pet’s life, there are many other steps which make up the journey we have with our animal companions. Pet Perennials helps celebrate these important steps, from rescues and adoptions to overcoming illness; from birthdays to loss, our personalized packages celebrate important milestones people share with their pets! We also design and produce some of our unique gift offerings.
Chief Inspiration Officer: Olive
Olive was an adorable, smiling Labrador Retriever mix and Remy’s inspiration for the original Pet Perennials product. Olive was a special gal - gentle, kind, and quite an athlete! She loved to play fetch, enjoyed long walks with Remy, and sniffing out the deer in her backyard. Remy was fortunate because Olive joined her every day at her former business office. She held her rightful place on the love seat there for seven beautiful years.
Olive suddenly became ill one day, was soon diagnosed with acute kidney failure. Unfortunately, the illness was irreversible, and her body failed her quickly. It was a very difficult time, yet Olive’s spirit is alive and is celebrated through this endeavor.
Today, Remy is joined at the office by Harley. Like the sister that preceded her in life, she is a sweet and active Labrador Retriever mix. Their demeanors are very similar, though there are two distinct differences: Harley loves water while Olive did not, and Harley’s coat is black whereas Olive’s was white. However, there is a tiny streak of white under her chin that begs the question: Did Olive’s spirit return?
Chief Instigators: Snookie and Pumpkin
After losing two 16-year-old Bichons within months of each other, Lori struggled with the idea of having another pet, let alone two. In 2008, she welcomed Snookie into her home. While Snookie is a cat, Lori refers to him as dog-cat. He enjoys waking her early, so he can be fed by tapping her face and saying, “Mom.” When he wants to be let outside, he runs to the door and meows, “Out.” If it is inclement weather, she will tell him, “Tomorrow” and he will mimic it right back. He also likes to steal pens and hide them.
In 2016, Lori welcomed a kitten into her family. She named her Pumpkin. Pumpkin is a rescue that Lori nursed back to health after a neighbor found the nearly lifeless kitten in the woods. The neighbor knew that Lori would give it the proper care and love it desperately needed. Today, Pumpkin is spry and healthy. She and Snookie are thick as thieves, although they both crave the spotlight of their mom’s attention.