Types of Pet Urns For Dogs

When choosing on the perfect pet urn for your dog, it can be difficult to know what type of pet urn is best. Thankfully we have broken down the main types of pet urns for dogs:

  • Conventional urn - These urns are ideal for indoor or outdoor display and are designed to keep the ashes safe and secure. These are often ornamental and in the case of pets can be decorated and personalise.
  • Scattering urn - These urns are often more functional than conventional urns. They are designed as a temporary vessel for the ashes before a scattering ceremony, should you wish to scatter the ashes of your dog. They are often disposed with after the scattering ceremony, but some choose to retain for sentimental purposes.
  • Biodegradable pet urns - These urns are made from 100% biodegradable material. They are often designed to be planted indoors or outdoors and grow a memorial tree for your dog. An increasing number of people are choosing these kinds of urns to be green, create a living memorial and find a unique way to celebrate the life of their dog. Biotree specialise in biodegradable urns.
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What’s Special About A Pet Urn For Dogs?

There is nothing specific about dog urns that make them different from pet urns more generally. What can change is the design, personalisation and customisation possible for dogs. For example, you may be able to get an urn decorated with paw prints or your pet’s name.

At Biotree, our biodegradable pet urns are different in colour from our human urns. They also come with smaller tree species seeds to enable more convenient planting. Furthermore, they also differ in how our online memorial works, and donate to different causes with each purchase.

Pet Urn Size And Weight For Dogs

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A key consideration for choosing a pet urn for your dog is the size and weight. For example, you may wonder if a smaller dog needs a different sized urn than a larger dog.

There is a general rule of thumb which states you should choose an urn with a cubic inch of space for every pound your pet weighs. However, this depends on whether you want to purchase an urn that holds all of your dog’s ashes or only a portion.

In the case of keepsake urns and Biotree’s biodegradable pet urns, they only use a portion of ashes. For a biodegradable urn, this is because only a small portion is required as part of the planting process. This also allows for you to retain the remaining ashes for other kinds of memorials or scattering ceremony.

As such, when buying a pet urn for your dog, you should make sure you know what you intend to use the pet urn for. This will help you decide whether you need to buy a pet urn that is the right size for you pet, or an urn that only holds a portion of the ashes.

You should make sure you understand the purpose and dimensions of the pet urn before purchasing. This, along with the design and function of the pet urn, will help you choose the perfect pet urn for your dog.

To find out more about our range of biodegradable pet urns, browse our website, or get in touch with our team today.