Choosing an Appropriate Pet Urn

Dolphins Brass Keepsake Cremation Urn

Losing your pet is a very traumatic experience. People who do not have pets often do not understand that this little ball of fur was like another member of the family and as such, you want to provide the best internment you can. For some people this includes a simple shoebox and a backyard service and for others a pet cemetery is the best solution. If you are unsure of what to do with your pet’s remains, perhaps cremation and a lovely pet urn are the answer.

Urns for Pets

Paw Print Keepsake Cremation Urn - Engravable

Urns for pets come in a variety of styles and sizes, which you choose will largely be a matter of preference. However, there are a few things you want to keep in mind during the choosing process.

•    Size- how large is your pet? A good rule of thumb is one cubic inch of space per pound. This means a 30-pound pet would require at least a 30 cubic inch pet urn.
•    Plans- are you going to display your pet urn or do you plan to bury it? Display urns for pets are quite beautiful and can even do double duty as a clock!
•    Number- if you have grown children you might want to consider several small urns for pets, this way everyone can keep Sparky close.
•    Budget- as with any consumer product price can be a factor. Determine how much you can spend on pet urns before you begin looking at the different models.
•    Scatter Urns- are you planning to spread your pet’s ashes over a special place? There are urns built specifically for this task.

Urn Design

As you can imagine there are all types of designs to choose from including simple cedar boxes tastefully engraved. What type of urn design fits best with your personality and the life of your pet? First consider the materials, wood, ceramic, metal or a combination are all popular choices. Would you like a dog or cat figurine to grace the top of the urn?

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