If a pet owner lost a very dear and special pet, decides on this after going through the grieving process, is it acceptable or not? Given the owner has already let go, isn't this just like looking at a photo, or a 3D sculpture, only with authenticity?"
Freeze drying was featured on my fan page earlier in the year.
Choose the memorial most appropriate for your healing.
If you focus only on the finished product as "where" your pet is located, then their energy will stay "there" by honoring your free will choice. Until you open your awareness further and acknowledge that your pet is alive and well in "all there is", only then can they complete a reincarantion contract if you have one for this lifetime.