Because They’re Worth It: Custom Pet Urns for Dogs and Cats

February 21, 2016  

As anyone with a beloved family pet knows, when you have a dog or cat (or more than one), they become just as much a part of the family as everyone else. They greet you in the morning and they’re with you when you go to bed at night. So it’s no surprise then, that when they pass away, we mourn their loss just as we would mourn the loss of anyone in our family. Just because they couldn’t speak doesn’t mean they didn’t leave a lasting impression on our lives.

As such, it’s natural to want to offer some sort of suitable memorial for your pet cat or dog and what better way to do that than with custom pet urns. These urns can be any style, material or size that you can dream up and you can design it to be the perfect memorial for your family pet.

What’s the process for creating custom urns? Below are some of the key steps to designing an urn that’s the perfect final resting place for your furry friend.

Step One: Find an artist. There are many artisans that work with a variety of materials and have experience creating custom pet urns. Decide which types of material you would like your pet’s urn to be made of and start looking from there.

Step Two: Create a design. This is the part where you can let your imagination run wild. If you want to go more abstract, you can, or perhaps you would prefer custom urns with a more realistic look to them. The sky is the limit.

Step Three: Approve the design. Once you’ve communicated your design ideas to the artist, they will come up with sketches to show you how the urn will look. It’s your job then to either approve the design or give feedback on desired changes and then submit them. Once you’re satisfied with the way your custom pet urn looks, then you sign off on the design and the artist gets to work.

Step Four: Receive your custom pet urn. Custom urns take a little extra time to make so factor in 6-8 weeks for delivery after you have approved the final design. Once you receive your pet’s urn, you can transfer the cremains yourself or some funeral homes or crematories will transfer cremains for a fee if you’re uncomfortable doing it yourself.

To get started looking at artists for your custom pet urn, fill out a custom urn form today and contact the artist that will be right for your needs.