Updated May 19, 2020 by Jeff Newburgh

The 9 Best Pet Urns

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in December of 2016. Anyone who has ever shared their life with a furry companion knows that they quickly become a member of the family. The sense of grief from their passing can be just as emotionally-jarring as the loss of a human, so many people like to remember their four-legged housemates by storing their ashes in one of these pet urns. We've included models suitable for dogs, cats and other small creatures. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best pet urn on Amazon.

9. Silverlight Keepsake

8. Beautiful Life Heaven's Happy Meadow

7. Pet Memory Classic Series

6. Urna Bios

5. Pacific Angel Dog

4. Heavenly Home Keepsake

3. Perfect Memorials 14564

2. Top Collection Egyptian Bastet

1. Best Friend Ottillie

Special Honors

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is dedicated to providing counseling and emotional support to anyone who has suffered the loss of a four-legged companion. The website contains information on many different topics, including in-home euthanasia services, pet cemeteries, pet loss support groups, and much more. Registered members can also add memorials for their own animals. aplb.org

Pet Loss Support Page The Pet Loss Support Page provides a wealth of knowledge and information specific to dealing with pet bereavement issues. The site provides coping tips (for adults and children), links to various resources for burial and cremation, and even a list of hotlines where you can share your grief with others in a safe environment. petloss.net

Editor's Notes

May 15, 2020:

I like to think that the relationship between a human and his faithful canine companion is one that transcends time. Studies often suggest that when you gaze into your dog's eyes, this action ultimately strengthens the social bond between the two of you, releasing the hormone oxytocin as a means of maintaining that relationship. I know that my family and I have instantly fallen in love with every new puppy we've ever had as soon as we saw them, and we continue to feel this way for every day thereafter throughout our pets' lives. Therefore, you can imagine the gut-wrenching emotions that are shown when the time comes to say goodbye. Aside from keeping memories, photographs, and your late pet's favorite toys or collar, an urn can be an alternative way of keeping your pet with you after they've passed on and crossed the "Rainbow Bridge".

We've included a variety of decorative and functional options that keep the memories of your pooch alive. The Best Friend Ottillie, for example, comes in a choice of several colors and it can be custom engraved with a message of your choosing. We've also added the Top Collection Egyptian Bastet as an elegant way to display and honor a recently-deceased feline friend.

The Perfect Memorials 14564 and Pacific Angel Dog both depict sculptures of sleeping dogs, which conveys a sense of contentment and warmth in any indoor or outdoor setting, the former of the which is equipped with a felt base to protect table surfaces.

Also included is the Heavenly Home Keepsake with multiple sides and scratch-resistant acrylic glass panes for protecting four photographs of your pet.

The Urna Bios is one of our more unconventional options, thanks to its sustainable design that makes it possible to honor your deceased animal with new life in the form of a tree or plant.

Finally, the Pet Memory Classic Series has a sliding panel on its base that makes it easy to transfer your dog's remains, while the rosewood construction and airtight seal make it a good choice for outdoor burials.


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on May 19, 2020 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.


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