Pets are family. When these beloved four-legged family members pass many people want to memorialize them in a dignified and special way. There are hundreds of different urns available for pet ashes, including ones made from wood and other materials that create beautiful memorials. Below we’ve highlighted some of the more popular wood and other pet urns on the market today.
Pet Urns that Scatter
One of the most common things families do with their pet's ashes is scatter them. This can be done with the temporary urn or container that the ashes are returned to you in by the veterinary office or crematory, or with a simple container found around the home. Alternatively, there are new urns available that have been designed to scatter pet ashes. This includes the Eco Scattering Urn line – it comes in two sizes for pets (one for pets up to 50 pounds and a second for pets up to 100 pounds). This unique urn is made from bamboo, a fast-growing sustainable resource, and is simple and easy to use. It is a cylindrical shape with the opening on top, allowing you to scatter the ashes away from your body and reducing the risk of having the ashes blow back on you. In addition, this special scattering urn for pets comes with a unique open and close mechanism on top with an all-natural birch locking pin. This gives you the ability to secure the ashes in the urn during transport and scatter with control. Starting at $49, the Eco Scattering Urn is an affordable option for most families.
If you prefer to scatter your beloved pet’s ashes in the water, another option that is becoming very popular for both human and pet ashes is the Eco Water Urn. This special biodegradable urn is made from recycled plant materials using only heat and pressure (no glues or other chemicals). It floats upright like a buoy for up to a few minutes then gracefully disperses the ashes in the water. In addition, this unique water burial urn for pets comes packaged in a bamboo case – a great way to securely transport the urn holding your beloved pet's ashes to a special place in the ocean or lake.
Pet Urns that Grow Trees or Plants
If you prefer to grow a memory tree of your beloved pet, you’re not alone. This is becoming an extremely popular option and many families are electing to do this with the patented Living Urn for pets biodegradable urn and planting system. This special BioUrn® system comes with an urn made from recycled plant materials with only heat and pressure (no glues or chemicals) that is rigid before planting and breaks down quickly after it is planted so it doesn’t impede root growth. Also included is a bag of RootProtect® soil additive, mulch, detailed planting instructions, and it comes packaged in an attractive bamboo case. Families can choose from over fifty tree options for their pet’s memorial, which are broken down by zip code to the ones that grow best in each area of the U.S. The trees come 2 to 4 feet tall in either a gallon or quart pot and arrive at your doorstep on a date of your choosing ready to plant with The Living Urn!
For those who don’t have a special place to plant outdoors or don’t have room for a large pot on the patio, another option is to use The Living Urn Indoors for Pets. This special urn comes in three colors – white, blue, or beige, and can be planted with a bonsai tree or houseplant of choice. Alternatively, you can place cut flowers in the center of the urn to display an array of color year-round!
Another option for an indoor plant is the new PlantUrn™. This unique planter urn for pets was designed by artist CC Boyce and is made from 100% rescued California Sycamore and FSC Certified Black Walnut wood. It comes in two sizes for pets – one for pets up to 20 pounds and a second for pets up to 90 pounds. Included on top of this special decorative pet urn is a ceramic cup to hold a beautiful succulent or other small plant of your choice.
Pet Urns that Can Be Buried
Another popular option for families is to bury their pet’s ashes. This can be done with no container or urn at all, or you can choose to bury them in an urn designed for burial. Many families prefer to use a biodegradable urn to bury their pet’s ashes. This includes the Eco Burial Urn for Pets, a beautiful biodegradable urn that is cylindrical in shape and made from bamboo, a sustainable resource.
Which Urn is Right for My Pet?
In this blog we’ve highlighted some of the most popular pet urns available today. In addition to the ones we mentioned, there are also many other urns available for pets. A quick internet can find hundreds of wood pet urns and urns made from metal, ceramic, and other materials. In addition, some urn producers will give you the option to engrave your pet’s name, paw prints, and other sayings or symbols on the urn. The optional engraving is offered on all of the bamboo urns highlighted in this blog and can be a special way to make your pet’s urn unique and more personal.
Multiple Memorials for Your Pet
Many families cannot just decide on a single urn or memorial for their beloved pet. In this situation, families will order multiple memorials and split up their pet’s ashes in the different urns.
Cannot Decide on a Pet Urn Now?
If you are unable to decide on an urn for your pet now, or if the one you want is something you need to save for, you can order it later and still give your beloved pet a beautiful memorial! Just keep the ashes in a safe, dry place indoors and place them in the urn once you receive it.