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Pet Urns for Honoring Your Furry Friend

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Anyone that has owned a pet, whether it a dog, cat, or some other furry friend, knows just how much they become a part of your life. It doesn't mater if you brought them home when they were only a couple months old, or you adopted a rescue later into their life, they always manage to work their way into you heart. 

The good times are amazing, but all that love makes losing your pet that much harder. Memorializing them gives you a way to help keep them in alive in your heart and mind for long after they leave this planet. 

Let's take a look at some great urn options for your pet as well as what to consider while choosing the one that best suits your passed fur ball.

What to Look for in a Cremation Urn for Your Pet

Believe it or not, choosing the right urn for your pet is not that unlike choosing one for a human loved one. You should do a little research and make sure you finally decide on the one that best projects the memory of your pet's ashes.

Some of the most important factors are: 

Style

Probably the number one most important factor is that you are going to want to choose a style that you are happy with for a very long time. This is your pet's final resting place, so it's not something you want to regret purchasing a few months down the line. 

The good news is that most cremation urns for pets are designed will classy timeless styling, so it's very difficult to make a poor choice. 

Size

This usually is more important for dog owners than cat owners, but those with especially large cats should pay special attention to the amount of ashes an urn can hold too. They are typically measured in cubic inches. And, you pet will generally leave behind a cubic inch of ash per pound. 

Budget

Your design preference of course needs to be something you would consider affordable. Finding the perfect urn that is more than three times what you can comfortably spend is not going to help. 

With that in mind, every choice on this list is something that shouldn't be overly burdensome on you financially.

Our Top 3 Choices for Cats

This short list of top options for those that lost a cat was actually fairly easy to pic, because they are all very respectable options. They look great and will honor your feline friend the way they deserve. 

Bronze Cat in Basket

The first on our list is this lovely little design. It's quite clear this is for your lost feline. It's a very humble design that keeps your cat in your thoughts, and portrays them at peace. 

Here are some more highlights of this design:

  • made with a strong cold cast resin and has a bronze colored finish
  • holds up to 25 cubic inches of ash so good for most cats
  • has space for custom engraving if you decide to do that later
  • the dimensions are 6.75 inches by 3.75 inches by 6.5 inches (LxWxH)

This is a beautiful way to honor you deceased cat.

ExtraordinaryReviews' Opinion

This is a very popular options and for good reason. It's less macabre than you traditional style urn. And, while they may be great for memorializing a human, sometimes it's not the way a person wants to celebrate the life of the cat. 

It's not a sturdy as something made from brass, but that isn't a big deal as this isn't something you are going to be moving around a lot. 

Chest with Picture Frame

This option is clearly made for cats and there's no way to think that it isn't. Unlike the previous urn which was topped by a napping kitty, this one is wide awake. It also has more of a chest or box shape.

Here are some more highlights of this design:

  • constructed from a poly resin resulting in a cream coloration
  • will hold approximately 25 cubic inches of cremains
  • include an attached 7.75-inches by 2.5-inches by 1.75 inched picture frame (LxWxH)
  • the overall dimensions are 7.75 inches by 4.25 inches by 6.5 inches (LxWxH)

This is also available in a darker brown color of the cream is not appealing to you. 

ExtraordinaryReviews' Opinion

The ability to include a picture of your furry friend right on the front makes this different than just about any other full-sized cat urn. It adds a little bit of an extra personal touch. 

If you do not want to use a picture though, this is not the choice for you as an empty frame would look odd. 

Resting Silhouette

This option is a little bit different than the other two. Instead of the cat being a decorative piece on top of the urn, the entire cat itself is the actual urn. Because of this design, some many people who visit your home might not know that it's holding the ashes of you former pet. 

Here are some more highlights of this design:

  • also crafted from resin
  • available in three different colors: black, fawn, and sable
  • on the smaller side with an internal capacity of around 15 cubic inches
  • the dimensions are 8.5 inches by 4.6 inches by 5.2 inches (LxWxH)

The manufacturer also make a couple of sitting variations instead of the resting design. 

ExtraordinaryReviews' Opinion

This is perfect for those that want to hide their pets ashes in plain sight. As it looks more like a decoration than something crafted to hold ashes, many people will assume it's nothing more that a statue. 

It also makes it much less depressing to some people than something more traditional. 

Egyptian Goddess Bastet

While we already reviewed three options, this would not be complete without adding this as an honorable mention. It's just too cool to not include.

As the name explains, this is actually based off of the Egyptian cat-goddess of protection, Bastet.  

Here are some more highlights of this design:

  • considered a large or adult urn holding up to 200 cubic inches of ash
  • sturdy due to metal construction with lacquer exterior
  • screw on/screw off lid that can be permanently sealed with glue
  • the dimensions are 8 inches by 8 inches by 10 inches (LxWxH)

In ancient Egypt, cats were believed to be magical and bring good luck

ExtraordinaryReviews' Opinion

This is not even in the ballpark of anything else you're going to find, and it's certainly not the right choice for everyone. It's impossible to have this blend into the background. 

If yo are looking for something sure to grab attention and keep the memory of your alive and well, this Bastet themed option is perfect. 

Our Top 3 Choices for Dogs

If you were a dog owner instead of a cat owner, here are three choices that will honor your lost pal the way they deserve. 

Bronze Dog in Basket

If this bronze basket looks familiar, it's because this is the dog version of the same cat one we already reviewed. While it's suitable for dogs, it does look more like a puppy sleeping than a full grown dog. 

Here are some more highlights of this design:

  • has a bronze colored finish over old cast resin
  • comes in 2 sizes: small suitable for 25 cubic inches of ash and large suitable for up to 170 cubic inches of ash
  • custom engraving is an option
  • bottom fill design makes filling simple 

A white option instead of bronze is available, but only in the smaller 25 cubic inch size. 

ExtraordinaryReviews' Opinion

This is just as good of a choice as the cat version, and maybe even a little better. The ability to choose different sizes based on the size of you pup is very important. 

And, what's not to like about the custom engraving?

Chest with Frame

You might start to be seeing a pattern now. This is also another similar urn to one listed above for cats. But, this has been designed for dog owners instead. 

Unlike the one for cats though, there is no resting dog on the top. Instead, it has "Dogs Leave Paw Prints on Your Heart Forever" printed on the front. 

Here are some more highlights of this design:

  • has the ability to hold up to 85 cubic inches of ash
  • includes a 3 inch by 2 inch (WxH) frame area on the front
  • available in 3 colors: black, light brown, dark brown
  • the dimensions are 6.2 inches by 5 inches by 4.8 inches (LxWxH)

This a a great way to remember your dog and makes a nice gift for someone who has just lost theirs.

ExtraordinaryReviews' Opinion

This is a pretty easy choice to make when deciding if it's right for you or not. If you want your dog's urn to display his or her photo, pick this one. And, if you do not, then move on to a different option. 

Sleeping Angel Dog

When you're looking for something a little bit different, this makes a good option. It is actually similar in design to the silhouette one above for cats. But, of course this is your for lost pup. 

The dog statue is made to appear like an angel complete with a halo and wings.  

Here are some more highlights of this design:

  • made from resin making it sturdy buy not too heavy
  • designed for smaller dogs holding around a 25 cubic inches of cremains
  • unique design to honor your beloved canine
  • the dimensions are about 9 inches by 8 inches by 5 inches (LxWxH)

This is good for those looking for something more decorative than traditional. It's on the smaller side though making it a good choice for those with Chihuahua sized dogs. 

ExtraordinaryReviews' Opinion

The quality of the manufacturing on this choice seems a little bit lower than the other two options for dogs. But, as this is not something you'll be physically interacting with very often, it is built well enough to do its job. 

It's also very cute and a great way to put a smile on your face when remembering your small dog. 

Great Options for Both

The seven top picks reviewed above were designed specifically for either a dog or a cat. However, there are some that are great for pets that are not aimed at any one species. 

These three picks are great choices for your dog or cat, or even another lost pet like a rabbit, ferret, or hedgehog. 

Urn with Paw Prints

This very closely resembles a traditional urn for humans with one very obvious difference. It's pretty easy to see the paw prints printed across the middle. 

Depending on the specific model some have the paw prints running vertically and others have them running horizontally. 

Here are some more highlights of this design:

  • constructed out of solid brass from top to bottom
  • comes in four sizes: small (30 pound max), medium (60 pound max), large (110 pound max), extra large (150 pound max)
  • a variety of colors available such as pewter, brushes-bronze, black, and pick
  • screw-on top seals nice and tight

There are a lot of options so you are sure to find one that best suits your pet's personality. 

ExtraordinaryReviews' Opinion

There's not much to be said about this design except that if you want the best og both design and quality, you found it. It doesn't have a picture frame and it isn't shaped like an animal, but it's the real deal. 

In fact, it's our top pick on this entire page. 

Rosewood Box

This is actually the only model on the list that is not made primary for pets. It's actually a box made for human remains. But, that doesn't mean it cannot also be used for a pet. 

The true beauty of this design is that it's ornate, classy, yet simple all at the same time.

Here are some more highlights of this design:

  • hand craved with a fine attention to detail
  • FAA & TSA approved due to being made of wood and not metal
  • available in 6 sizes with a maximum capacity of 250 cubic inches
  • sliding design for open and closing allows you to display it in several different positions

There's just something about this model that exudes class.

ExtraordinaryReviews' Opinion

This is surprising one of the more bang-for-your-buck option we reviewed. It's hard to believe because it's very well made and looks amazing. 

Again, it isn't only for pets, but that doesn't mean you cannot use it for them.

Mia Series Paw Print

Last and very much not least is this cute paw print design. While the paw does appear to be more like a dog, it's a nice choice of an urn for a cat too. 

Unlike the other paw print design, this one is on the lid instead of the base.

Here are some more highlights of this design:

  • made of solid brass and features a high gloss finish
  • comes on 3 sizes: small (up to 25 cu. inches), medium (up to 40 cu. inches), and large (up to 70 cu. inches)
  • multiple color options like slate, pewter, and cloud white
  • wide lid makes it very easy to fill

A bit of a mix between traditional design and modern, this is something most pet owners would be proud of. 

ExtraordinaryReviews' Opinion

If you're looking for something for your small or medium-sized pet's final resting place, this is as good of a choice as any. The largest size is still only the smaller size for those who lost a large dog. 

Overall, these look great and are made about as well as anything else on the market. 

In Summary

You have a good amount of options to choose from above. Some are clearly made specifically for a cat or dog, while others are OK for either. It doesn't make any one choice better than another. They are all truly dependent on personal preference.

It's best to not overthink it. Let you heart pick for you and the memory of your pet will always be honored. 


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