What are Pet Urns?
Pet urns are similar to the cremation urns
used to house human cremated remains, or cremains. They are solid receptacles
that hold the cremains of cherished pets for use in memorial displays within
your home or the columbariums or mausoleums found in certain pet cemeteries.
Pet cremation urns can be a beautiful way to
create a lasting memory to honor the life of your family cat, dog, or other
In recent years, pet urns have become more
popular as people move away from mass cremations and backyard burials. It’s
becoming increasingly important to many people to create a more lasting
tribute, a memorial that keeps the memory of their pet within view.
Pet Urn Styles
Compared to human urns, which are generally
decorative in a non-thematic way, pet urns tend to include pet-related imagery
in their designs. With dog urns, you’ll frequently find designs that feature
dog prints, breed details, dog-related sayings, and other dog-specific imagery
that makes it instantly clear to a viewer that they’re looking at a pet
The same is true for cat urns, the second most
popular pet urn. Designs can include cat prints, cat-related design motifs, and
breed-specific details that evoke fond memories of the deceased pet.
In many cases, custom urns are available that
incorporate the deceased pet's name, either as a design element or as a simple
plaque mounted on the front of the urn.
Optionally, decorative urns without any
pet-specific design elements are also available. These are a good choice if a
more classic urn style is preferred, one that echoes the sorts of designs
available in human cremation urns.
Urns Cover a Wide Range of Animal
There are pet urns made to house the cremains
of dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and even horses. The sizes of these urns are
customized to house the ashes of the various companion animals and can get
quite large for larger animals.
Whether your plan is to create a memorial in
your home, place your pet in a cemetery, or place the urn in the ground, there are
urns made in a variety of materials to accommodate your purposes.