About Us

Mission Statement:  To provide the most caring and professional crematory services to pet owners at a reasonable price.
Tim and Melinda Piper founded and operate Treasured Paws, Inc. with the following simple, yet effective business philosophies:
  • Cremation should be an affordable option for all pet owners
  • Each pet must be handled with dignity and respect
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We truly treat all pets as one of our own.  
A little bit of love from a lot of people touches the final journey of your pet.
Tim Piper, Owner
Tim is a 1992 graduate of Texas A&M University and has over 23 years of experience in business management. Tim offers excellent customer service and compassion to customers in their time of need. Tim grew up with Basset Hounds and St. Bernard’s and multiple horses.  Tim and Melinda have been married for 16 years.
Pictured with Tim is "Dixie", a rescue pup from Houston and a happy employee of Treasured Paws. 
Melinda Piper, Owner
Melinda is a 1994 graduate of Texas A&M University. She brings 26 years of experience in the veterinary medical field. She has worked from cleaning kennels, to veterinary technician and on to hospital administrator for over 14 years. Her working knowledge of the veterinary clinic helps Treasured Paws find better ways to assist you with your family member's aftercare needs.
Paul Valsecchi is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston. He has held positions in graphic design, manufacturing technology, and customer service. Paul has served the community as a licensed EMT in Katy. He is involved in all aspects of Treasured Paws, from customer service, daily operations and sales and a valued member of our family.  

“I am an animal lover of all kinds and enjoy providing service to people who want to honor the memory of their pets.”
April Hartley & Amber Brzymialkiewicz have been friends of the Piper family for many years. They joined the growing Treasured Paws team to assist with the production of the unique remains boxes provided by Treasured Paws, Inc.  

April is married with 2 children, 2 cats, and a dog. She hopes to be adding a pony soon! Amber is married with 4 children, 5 dogs, 4 cats, 10 chickens, lots of horses and a small herd of cows. 
Kevin and his fiancé have volunterred in adoption and rescue groups for the past ten years, collecting three cats along the way. Kevin grew up on a farm and understands what an important role pets play in the family. Sharing this compassion for animals and their families in their time of need has made him a valuable asset to our company. With Kevin’s mechanical/electrical service background he provides excellent customer service while managing daily operations and facility maintenance. Kevin is pictured with “Sadie” a rescue from Houston.
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