Pet Urn: The Best Way to Keep Your Loved Ones’ Ashes Safe

Are your loved ones’ ashes traveling with you indefinitely? Maybe it would be a good idea to stop by your local pet store and pick out a lovely, sturdy ceramic pet urn to carry them around in. They usually come in attractive colors and designs so that they can blend into your home decor.

What to Include in a Pet Urn

When it comes to preserving the ashes of a loved one, there are a few things to keep in mind. Some families choose to scatter the ashes in nature or at a favorite spot, while others use a pet urn to keep their loved one close. Here are some tips on choosing a right one for you:

  • Choose an urn that is big enough for the deceased pet’s remains but not too large.
  • Consider choosing an urn with a lid or cover so that the ashes are kept protected and private.
  • Before filling the urn with the deceased pet’s remains, make sure to photograph them so you have a visual reminder of them.

How to Take Care of a Pet Urn

Are you thinking about having a pet cremated but are scared about what to do with their remains? Here are some tips on keeping your loved ones’ ashes safe and sound.

  1. Talk to an experienced pet crematory operator. Not all companies offer the same level of care for the urns, and some may be unable to accommodate a pet urn at all. Do your research first to make sure the company you choose is reputable and can provide the level of care you’re looking for.
  2. Secure the container. Make sure the container in which your pet’s ashes are stored is sturdy and secure. If possible, consider using a pet urn vault or other locking systems.
  3. Keep track of the urn. Register your urn with the crematory operator so that you know where it is and who has access to it. If you change your mind about where you want to put your pet’s ashes, making this information available will help avoid delays or problems at the crematory.
  4. Consider scattering your pet’s ashes in nature if possible. This is a beautiful way to honour your loved one and give them a final resting place.

Instructional Diagram on how to place flowers, leaves and photos into your pet urn

It can be hard to let go of a loved one. But it’s important to do what feels right for you. This guide will help you make the decision about where to place your loved one’s ashes. 

When placing flowers in an urn, try to choose something that’s in season and would represent the person you’re grieving. For example, if your loved one was strongly associated with In springtime, try choosing spring flowers such as daffodils or violas. If your loved one was loving and supportive during life, choosing a flower indicative of those qualities might be fitting. 

Leaves can also be a powerful symbol of remembrance. Place several leaves in the urn, close to the flowers, so that they can all share in the remembrances. Include photos, if you want, so those close to you can see your loved one every time they look at the urn.


When someone dies, an inevitable and difficult task begins: organizing the deceased person’s earthly possessions. This can be especially challenging when those items have sentimental value, or when there are many of them. Whether you are a family member coordinating the burial or cremation of a loved one, or you’re tasked with packing up their belongings for storage following death, it is important to do everything possible to keep their ashes safe and secure. Here are some tips to help make that process easier. Thank you for reading!