A booth at a hunter's convention yields some negative feedback from the public, but one request to preserve a hairless dog may be more than Daniel can handle. Meanwhile, Dixie works on one of her mother's pet chickens, who are named after "Jersey Shore" personalities.
The shocking details of a dog's death become apparent to Daniel during the preservation process. Meanwhile, a teen has trouble letting go of her deceased cat; and Dixie, Fred and Joseph pitch in to plan a surprise party for LaDawn's 36th birthday.
A couple's story about their Yorkshire terrier's passing includes an encounter with a bird of prey; a trip to pick up a damaged alligator mount doesn't go smoothly for Fred and Joseph; Dixie begs Daniel to take her hunting for pheasant.
A job to preserve a Chihuahua comes with a thinly veiled threat from the dog's burly owner, who may or may not be joking. Meanwhile, Dixie's first freeze-dry assignment could get her in hot water; and Joseph and Fred help Daniel mount a bull's horns.
A reality series about an Arkansas taxidermist who specializes in pet preservation begins with Daniel incurring his wife's wrath when he uses their kitchen's oven to dry animal parts. Meanwhile, a customer is stunned by a finished product; and a new intern is amazed on her first day at the shop.