Our pets are such a big part of our families that when we have to say goodbye to them, they are truly missed. The void left in our lives after a pet has died can be immense and it is now understood that people mourn for their pets in a similar manner to mourning for a human. We no longer tolerate our pets bodies to be thrown out with the trash, and it is more accepted by society now to have your pet buried, or cremated.
One of the ways to help move on and start the healing process is to ensure that we can always have our pet near us. They may have left in body, but their spirit will always linger near.
If you have chosen to have your pets body cremated, the next choice facing you will be to make a decision on what to do with their ashes or cremains.
Sadly a number of people are left with a financial strain after losing a pet, as they may have had vet bills to pay, as well as the cost of the cremation. Fortunately you do have the option to keep your pets cremains in a safe place until you can decide on an urn to store them in.
There are so many urns to chose from, in a variety of styles, materials and prices that I thought I would dedicate this post to reviewing lovely but cheap pet urns.
So read on to find my pick of the best urns to keep your spirit friends ashes near to you without breaking the bank. At the time of this review all the featured urns were under USD50.00, however, prices can and do change.
Trio of Puppy/Dog Memorial CREMATION URN Keepsakes with LASER ENGRAVED PAWS – Includes 3 Velvet Pouches, Chains & Fill Kit
These lovely trio of urns are on the lowest end of the urns I am reviewing, and are incredible value for their cost.
These 3 little urns, designed to hold a very small amount of your pets ashes, caught my eye immediately. Not only are they very inexpensive, but there are 3 of them. If you have more than one member in your family that wants to have some of the ashes as a keepsake this is the ideal way to do this. These urns come with a chain and clip for each urn, so you could wear one, place one from the mirror in your car if you had a dog that loved the car, or clip it onto a picture frame with a picture of your pet inside. There are so many options to use this little trio. These urns can be attached anywhere that will bring you comfort.
They are made from anodized aluminum, so are strong and sturdy.
They come with 3 velvet pouches, 24 inch ball chain and a fill kit. A fill kit is necessary as pouring ashes into such a small urn can be tricky without one.
Each urn has a different dog charm, and a laser cut paw print on the bottom of the urn.
These urns are 1-3/4 inches tall and they have a small clear vial inside to hold the cremains. This vial will keep the ashes safe and dry.
The easy to use screw on cap has a rubber gasket to ensure that the ashes remain dry.
After reading some of the customer comments, I noted that these urns, although they do have a slightly inexpensive feel to them, they have held up well. One customer noted that she has had hers now for 2 years, and it has lasted well.
General customer rating is 4.3 stars out of a rating of 5. There seemed to be an issue with one of the companies supplying this urn and one customer suggests buying them through Pasco Speciality Products, for great customer service.
For the price I think it would be hard to find a similar product that delivers as well as this trio of urns. Obviously the downside is that they are designed to only hold a very small amount of ashes.
GiftsForYouNow Ceramic Personalized Pet Urn, for Pets up to 100 Lbs.
The first thing that caught my attention about this urn, is that you can personalize it. I love this! This is a strong simply shaped urn, with a place to leave your pets name and birth/death dates on the front, at no extra cost to you. This urn is suitable for any small animals’ cremains and is able to hold a pet that weighed up to 100lbs. This is a simple but beautiful urn.
This urn is made from a durable ceramic material and has a rubber sealed tight-fitting lid.
The urn is made to hold up to 3 pounds of cremains, which is approximately an animal weight up to 100 pounds.
It measures 5″x5″ x 7 3/4″
It has the wording “In Loving Memory” inscribed on the front, and you can have your pets name and memorial dates inscribed at no extra cost.
Hand wash, gentle care is required to look after this urn.
Customer ratings have given this urn 4.7 stars out of 5.
If you are after an affordable, good quality urn I think this one would get the thumbs up from me.
Near & Dear Pet Memorials MDF Box Pet Urn
I went for this urn as it is simple and can fit into any decor. The finish is great and it does not look like an inexpensive mdf urn. The box has a bottom opening, which makes placing your pets cremains inside easy, and they are secure. An extra plus in my opinion is that it comes with a plaque for you to engrave and attach, if you chose to.
It is made of MDF, and has a bottom sliding panel with one metal screw for secure closure.
This urn comes in 4 different sizes, depending on the size of your pet.
It comes in 2 different finishes, cherry grain or natural grain.
These urns are prepackaged with a plastic bag and a twist tie to keep your pets cremains in.
Customers have given this urn a 4.7 out of 5 stars rating.
The appeal to me is the two different color choices and that you have a choice of sizes. You may only have a small bag of cremains, but if you wanted to you could choose the next size up and add in say your pets collar.
The price of the urns do increase according to the size you select.
eSplanade Pet Cremation Urn Memorials urn Container Jar Pot | Brass Urn | Metal Urn | Burial Urn | Memorials Keepsake | Pet Dog Cat urn
I just simply fell in love with this tiny urn that is only designed to hold a very small portion of your pets cremains. The deep blue attracted my eye, and I love the urns heart shape and the stand to display it.
This urn looks far more expensive than it actually costs, great price.
This cremation urn is handcrafted using Cut Out & Embossing work with a paws pattern to give it a special touch.
Each urn can carry about 3 tablespoons of your pets ashes, this is about 3 pounds of living weight.
The urn is blue and is made of brass, and is 7W x 5.5 H cms, and weighs 200 grams.
There is a pouch included with the urn.
The back screws open and closed.
Customers have given this urn a 4.0 out of 5 star rating. There are a few comments that the urn had a few minor scratches on it, and some reviews have noted the colour coming off. Over all the customer reviews of this urn are very positive, noting that it is heavy and of high quality.
Pet Memory Shop Urn for Pets – Hand-Carved Rosewood Urn – Classic Wooden Series for Dogs, Cats, and Animals
A lovely classic handcrafted rosewood urn. I am loving the fact that it can fit into any decor and is not shouting urn if you want a very discreet resting place for your pets cremains. Most hand made products are unique and you normally pay for this, however, this is a well priced urn. As they are handmade no two urns will ever be the same.
The base has a slide out panel, to place your pets ashes inside.
The dimensions are suitable for a pet weighing up to 65 pounds prior to cremation
The boxes dimensions are 7″ x 5″ x 3.75″
You can have the urn engraved, but you will have to arrange and pay for this yourself.
Customer Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars.
This is a truly unique and very classic urn. The bottom is secure and the finish a high quality.
Near & Dear Pet Memorials MDF Pet Photo Cremation Urn
This is a quality looking photo frame style urn. The black frame is simple and allows the photo of the pet to stand out. I like that the ashes are kept in a separate compartment, therefore making the photo easy to insert and change without disturbing the cremains.
This product sits in the midway price range, and is well priced.
This urn comes in a range of different size, including pricing with engraving if you wish to have it personalized.
The color choices are black, cherry or neutral.
This is the smallest urn in this range, and it is 25 cubic inches, so perfect for a pet weight of up to 15 pounds.
The approximate measurements are 5 inches tall, 3-1/2 inches long, 3/13 wide.
Features a secure sliding panel, and separate photo compartment.
The urn has been crafted in medium density fiberboard
It is highly recommended that a bag with a twist tie be used to store ashes in this urn.
The box can be placed horizontally or vertically.
Customers have rated this urn 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The urn does come with a plastic cover over the photo and this can easily scratch. You can order at your cost a glass photo cover if you would prefer this. The screws at the back can be difficult to tighten and it is advised not to over tighten them. This is a secure box and the opening to insert the ashes is large.
The frame would be hard to engrave due to the finish on the black, however, you could purchase a plaque and have it engraved and glued to the frame.
Zahara Memorial Urn Necklace (20 Inches) with Velvet Pouch & Fill Kit |Champagne Topaz Angel Heart Pendant and Chain (Nickel Free)
Memorial jewelry is very popular and is a great way to keep your pets ashes near your heart. This urn necklace has an old-fashioned appeal to it. I like that it is not obviously an urn, and would look like ordinary jewelry if you wanted to keep it private that you had some of your pets ashes inside.
This is a pretty ‘Rose Champagne Topaz Angel Heart’ urn pendant and chain.
It is 100% nickel-free stainless steel heart pendant, with a 20-inch rolo chain.
A funnel is included to pour your pets ashes into the cavity in the pendant.
The ashes cannot be seen, the pendant is not clear.
The funnel, toothpick, velvet bag and condolence card is included. Full instructions are also included.
This pendant can be engraved.
The pendant measures approximately 0.75″ on the longest side and is 0.25″ thick.
The rolo chain is 100% nickel-free stainless steel and is 20 inches long.
Average customer rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
This is an appealing and pretty piece of jewelry that doubles as a way to carry your pets ashes. It would make a lovely gift to a friend who may have lost a pet.
Petmemorials4u Ocean Wave Pet Cremation Urn – Blue or Pink Pet Funeral urn, Pet Memorial Urn, Unique Design
This urn caught my eye because of the incredible wave like pattern on it. It is unusual and as each urn is hand made there is no two the same. I could immediately picture the ashes of a dog that has loved going to the beach being placed in this urn. If blue is not your color the urn does come in pastel pink waves.
This urn is hand crafted, ensuring no urn is the same, it is unique and affordable. It is made of solid metal with a perfect lacquer coat to preserve its brilliance.
This urn comes with a top opening, with a threaded lid and felt bottom.
The urn comes in multi blue or multi pink. The colors are not as strong as they appear in the photos.
The Dimensions are 5″ Capacity is 35 cubic inches, this will hold a living weight of up to about 35 lbs.
The average customer rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
This is a quality well crafted urn. The color choices help to make it suitable for a wider range of needs.
Pet Memorial Angel Dog Sleeping In Basket Cremation Urn Bronze Finish Bottom Load 45 Cubic Inch
This is an adorable urn of a dog with angel wings, sleeping in a basket. Very unusual and so loving. The pictures do not do this urn justice, it is well-made and very solid.
This amazing urn is right at the top end of my review, but is well worth the price.
This urn is sculpted in quality cold cast bronze and it is hand polished.
The approximate size is 7.5 x 4.25 x 7.5 Inches 45 Cubic Inch Capacity
It is suitable for a small to medium-sized dog.
The ashes are placed inside through the bottom of the urn.
The urn comes with a heart plaque that can be engraved.
Average customer rating is 5 stars out of 5.
An adorable and sweet urn for your dog. Similar urns are available for cats.
Near & Dear Pet Memorials Elite Cat Resin Cremation Urn
This beautiful resin cat urn is not only cute, but a great alternative if you do not want a traditional style urn. It will look great as a lovely showpiece anywhere in your house.
This urn is crafted in resin, with a felt base.
It comes in 3 colors, black, fawn and sable
The urn is the right size for a pet weighing up to 15 pounds
It has a threaded plug for secure closure.
Approximate measurements are 5-1/4 Inch tall, 8-1/2 Inch long, 4-1/2 Inch wide
These urns are prepackaged with a plastic bag and twist tie for your cats ashes.
Average customer rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Due to being made from resin you will not be able to engrave this urn, however, you could hang your cats collar on this urn as a lovely way to personalize your urn.
Cheap Pet Urns Review Conclusion
My love and sympathy goes out to anyone who is reading this review as I understand your pain, and I sincerely hope you find comfort during this sad and difficult time. I truly believe that having your pet home with you again can help the healing process.
I extended my review to urns under $50 as I felt this gives you a wide choice in the budget category, if you would like any further information, or just want to share your story with me, please leave a comment.
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