Pet Memorials

When choosing a memorial or urn for a pet, can it be for any type of animal, or just dogs and cats?

Depending on the company and the products it offers, you may find urns available for storing the ashes of a pet as small as a hamster or as large as a horse. Dogs and cats are the most commonly cremated pets, but snakes, lizards, and “pocket pets” can also be cremated and inurned, or buried with a memorial or marker.

What types of pet monuments and grave markers are available?

Numerous types and styles of pet monuments are available through companies that specialize in pet memorial products. Manufacturers and vendors offer a range of products comparable to human memorial products, including engraved granite markers, photo-etched markers, stepping stones, and sculptures.

What is pet cremation jewelry?

Pet cremation jewelry is a special type of memorial jewelry which includes a small amount of the cremated remains (ashes) of the deceased pet, preserved as a wearable piece of art.

Cremation jewelry includes any jewelry that either is made from the ashes, or acts as a holder to contain a small amount of cremated remains. “Cremation urn jewelry” refers to a tiny hollow vessel or decorative container that holds a bit of the ashes and can be worn like regular jewelry. Using a small funnel, the miniature container is filled with the ashes and then sealed off at the top.

What is pet keepsake jewelry?

Pet keepsake jewelry, also known as funeral, memorial, or remembrance jewelry, is a deeply personal type of jewelry that honors the deceased and provides the wearer with a tangible remembrance of their beloved pet that can be kept close at all times. By having this reminder so close at hand, memorial jewelry can help bring comfort to the bereaved and keep fond and loving memories alive.

Examples of basic memorial jewelry would include an engraved pendant or ring bearing the pet’s dates of birth and death or other tribute phrase, or a locket which might contain a small token such
as a snipping of the pet’s fur.

What is pet memorial jewelry?

Pet memorial jewelry, also known as funeral, keepsake, or remembrance jewelry, is a deeply personal type of jewelry that honors the deceased and provides the wearer with a tangible remembrance of their beloved pet that can be kept close at all times. By having this reminder so close at hand, memorial jewelry can help bring comfort to the bereaved and keep fond and loving memories alive.

Examples of basic memorial jewelry would include an engraved pendant or ring bearing the pet’s dates of birth and death or other tribute phrase, or a locket which might contain a small token such as a snipping of the pet’s fur.

How can I commemorate the life of my pet?

There are numerous ways to create a lasting remembrance or memorial for your pet. If you chose burial, many companies offer a variety of personalized headstones and markers for your pet’s grave.

If you choose cremation, you may decide to store the pet’s ashes in an personalized urn. Other owners may want to scatter the ashes in a location or place that has special meaning for them.

Other options include memorial or keepsake jewelry, and paw print keepsakes. Some funeral homes and pet cremation facilities also offer pet funeral services. You may also want to consider making a donation in memory of your pet to a local animal shelter or animal rescue.

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