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Animal urns help resolve the discomforting air of finality that can often accompany a pet cremation. As beautiful as they are important to a grieving owner’s emotion, animal urns can be a calming reminder of what many believe is the afterlife world for all pets. Tradition has it that, when a pet dies, it travels across the legendary Rainbow Bridge, and ends up in a beautiful meadow where it frolics endlessly with all of the world’s other deceased pets. When the pet’s owner dies, then, his or her first stop on the way to heaven is across this same rainbow to the same meadow, where he or she is reunited with the pet. The two companions travel to heaven where they live together for eternity. Animal urns help bring this legend to life for a grieving pet owner, serving as a constant reminder that owner and pet will, one day, be together again forever.
Because they create associations like this, experts say, animal urns are an important part of the healthy grieving process that any animal lover experiences at the death of a beloved pet. Experts say it is important to recognize that the difficult emotions associated with losing a pet are as valid as any other human feeling, and dealing with them is important for healthy living. Accordingly, many pet owners have found animal urns to be a particular comfort.
Animal urns are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and materials, and they can be displayed in a myriad of manners that will preserve precious memories for years. While most animal urns store the ashes of traditional pets such as cats and dogs, animal urns can, and commonly do, accommodate the remains of just about any animal: ferrets, horses, rabbits, pigs, roosters, even snakes and lizards.
Animal urns can be made of glass, marble, metal and even wood, and most can be engraved with the beloved pets name and any other appropriate text. Animal urns can take the shape of traditional vase-like cremation urns that can be displayed on a mantel or in some other special indoor location. Or animal urns can be molded into an almost limitless number of shapes including the shape of a pet and displayed outdoors as a permanent, beautiful addition to a home’s landscaping. One of our favorite ways to see a companion animal's memory honored is through the outdoor pet cremation memorials. These wonderful tributes, as the name implies, hold the cremation ashes and are ideal for placement in the outdoors. They offer a wonderful way to pay tribute to the memory of a pet who truly loved to spend time outside - whether it was lounging in their favorite shady spot in the garden, or bounding across the yard at full speed.
While pet urns are usually displayed at private residences, they can also become part of sometimes elaborate pet cemeteries. One of the most famous pet cemeteries in America is the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park in southern California, and, like others of its kind, this park features an array of animal urns with which pet owners have chosen to honor their pet. The wide variety of beautifully designed animal urns hearty enough to stand up to the elements for decades help make the Los Angeles cemetery, and many other similar cemeteries across the world, a top attraction for tourists from around the world.