At some point, many of us have experienced the pain of losing a beloved family pet. Whether our dog or cat has lived a long life or they passed far too soon, when the time comes to bury them, many families choose to have their pets cremated and keep the ashes in a pet cremation urn. How do you decide what type of urn to get to contain your dog or cat’s ashes? There are a wide variety of options when it comes to selecting the pet urn that is the perfect keepsake for your pet.
Urns by Material Type
Much like all other type of urns, cremation pet urns come in a myriad of material types, from ceramic to metal. When choosing the material you’ll be using to store your pet’s ashes, take into consideration where you will be keeping this urn. If it’s going to be placed in a high traffic area, consider using a more durable material, such as metal, resin or wood. If you will have the urn tucked safely away, you can invest in a glass or ceramic urn.
Urns by Style
Was your dog a little mischief maker or an old soul? Did your kitty enjoy playing with their favorite toy daily or did they prefer to lounge around in the sun? Pick the right style of cremation pet urn for your pet’s personality. If you had a highly active pet, perhaps you would like an urn that is more colorful and playful. Conversely, if your best friend was a cuddler, you may want a style that expresses their loving personality.
Urns by Price
Pet urns run a wide range of prices and can fit in just about any budget. There are some very beautiful pet urns that are understated and affordable. For those who want to splurge, there are some incredible, luxurious glass urns that are just as much a display piece as they are your pet’s final resting place. The decision on price is up to you when planning your pet’s memorial.
Urns for Cats or Dogs
You can choose to have an urn specific to your family pet, whether they are canine or feline. You can get an urn shaped like a bone to celebrate your pup’s memory or put your cat’s ashes in a cremation pet urn with its own kitten on top. There are also urns that are more design focused and do not focus on a specific animal.