Customized urns available for departed pets

Posted on December 4, 2009 under Industry News

Customized urns available for departed petsOld Yeller, Little Ann Old Dan from Where the Red Fern Grows and Marley from the recent box office hit Marley and Me have shown the ways a pet’s memory can linger and inspire even after its death. Among the ways to honor a beloved animal after its passing, a new product line has been launched by a Colorado woman was dissatisfied by traditional methods of laying a pet to rest.

Anyone who has endured the death of a pet may know that an array of animal condolence cards is already out on the market.

However, Virginia Polley of Lookout Mountain, Colorado, is trying to infuse a bit of class into the grave business of pet burial, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.

The entrepreneur has begun working with local and regional artists to churn out custom cremation urns which fit each pet’s personality. For about $190, the glass urns can feature oil-based portraits or epitaphs adorned with appropriate ornamentation.

Polley told the news source she’s considered the idea ever since she wrote a business plan on making crematory urns while at graduate school.
According to, the cremation of dogs that weigh more than 50 pounds can cost up to $350.