A cremation urn will honor the memory of your dearly departed pet.
Different sized pet urns are made to house the ashes of various sized pets. To determine the proper size of urn for your pet's ashes allow for 1 cubic inch per 1 pound of your pet's weight. For example, if your pet weighs 50 pounds, you will need to purchase a cremation urn to hold 50 cubic inches.
You should always purchase an urn on the larger side, unless you plan to scatter some ashes and keep the rest. A larger urn is also best if you want to bury you pet with some favorite toys or mementos inside.
Pet urns are available for between $25 and $300 online. Common designs are rectangular boxes, upright vases and miniature dog houses. Pet urns are most typically constructed from:
- Woods such as mahogany, oak, walnut, ash, cherry or maple
Many pet urn manufacturers will also design a custom-made figurine that resembles your pet for placement on the urn's lid. Pet urns are sealed with silicone glue.
Most local funeral homes provide cremation for pets. These are typically less expensive than cremation by a veterinarian and in most cases you can get your pet back the next day.
Memory boxes are perfect for keeping a few mementos of your beloved pet after the burial. Memory boxes can store smaller items such as a small sachet of your pet's ashes, photos, a collar or bandana.