Feature Story by JET24

SPRINGBORO, Pa. – For some people, a pet can be like a child, and when it dies, it can be devastating. There is now a way that you can keep your pet with you even after it dies.

Chuck Rupert owns Second Life Freeze Dry, an alternative to burying your pet, or cremation. The process takes several months, but when completed, your pet will look as healthy as ever, forever.

This TV featured story first appeared on YourErie.com.

Video Story by 60 Second Docs

Pet preservationist Chuck Rupert of Second Life Freeze Dry makes the death of a pet easier on owners. With vacuums and ultra-cold temperatures, Chuck’s company prepares and preserves people’s pets just the way they remember them, helping to ease their loss as they move through the healing process.

Podcast Interview by The Groomer Next Door

Christopher Green of The Groomer Next Door interviews Second Life’s Chuck Rupert about preserving your pet after its passing.

Play the podcast below.

Feature Article in Slate Magazine

Second Life Freeze Dry was featured in this article on Slate Magazine.

If you want to preserve your pet for eternity, taxidermy won’t do. Which is where Chuck Rupert, professional pet-drier, comes in.

Jake Maynard, Slate Magazine, Nov 14, 2019

https://slate.com/technology/2019/11/why-people-freeze-dry-their-pets-and-how-it-happens.html

photo of freeze-dried pets by Slate Magazine writer Jake Maynard
Freeze-dried pets at Second Life Freeze Dry, photo by Jake Maynard

Podcast Interview by Moncrieff Highlights

Nowadays some taxidermists will refuse to work on family pets due to the expectations of the client. However, a freeze-drying service that has become popular in the US offers a much more realistic product. But, it’ll cost you. In this podcast Chuck Rupert was interviewed by Sean from Moncrieff Highlights.

How to freeze-dry your pet – Moncrieff Highlights

Video Interviews with The U.S. Sun

Chuck Rupert will cure just about anything at Second Life Freeze Dry, including a human foot, but there’s one kind of animal that he refuses to preserve. In this video Chuck was interviewed by Forrest McFarland of the The U.S. Sun.

I freeze-dry people’s pets after losing my job at 50 – The U.S. Sun

Chuck Rupert interviewed by The U.S. SUn

Chuck Rupert will cure just about anything at Second Life Freeze Dry, including a human foot, but there’s one kind of animal that he refuses to preserve. In this video Chuck was interviewed by Forrest McFarland of the The U.S. Sun.

I freeze-dry people’s pets after losing my job at 50 – The U.S. Sun

Chuck Rupert interviewed by The U.S. SUn

Interview with The Daily Mail

Fur-ever friends! Pet owners are freeze-drying dead cats, dogs, guinea pigs and snakes so they can stay with them forever – and the results are astonishingly life-like.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13136799/freeze-drying-dead-pets-preserve-forever.html

Chuck Rupert as depicted in the Daily Mail interview article