There are a number of options for where to keep your pet’s ashes if you do not wish to scatter them.
Keeping ashes at home
You can keep ashes at home indoors or in the garden.
Indoor urns can be decorative or discreet, with many choices for containing the full ashes of your pet, partial ashes, if you are sharing between family members, or keepsake ashes.
Outdoor urns can be kept on the patio, or can even be buried in the garden. We have developed a special urn that can easily be recovered and relocated if you move home so you never have to worry about leaving your pets behind.
Receiving ashes back from the vet or pet crematoria
Your pet’s ashes will usually be returned to you in the crematorium’s standard ashes return container or in the urn you specified when you arranged your pet’s cremation. If you receive the ashes in a standard returns container your pet crematorium will be able to help you if you would like to transfer the ashes into a permanent urn or keepsake.
Families often find that they are unable to make a decision about urns or keepsakes when they have just lost their beloved pet. Choosing an urn is a very personal and important decision and you should not feel any pressure to make a decision immediately unless you want to. Taking time to think about what you want to do with your pet’s ashes and discuss options with your family can help you to make the right choice.