When a pet passes, it can be tough, but it can also be a great time to reflect on all the fantastic memories you had together.
Burial is not the only option for your pet’s body – some people may choose to go with a cremation instead.
If you do go with a burial, you may want a pet coffin/casket.
In this guide we’ve listed a few of the best pet caskets and coffins on the market, and there’s both the affordable options and very high quality options.
In as respectful way as possible, let’s take a look at some of the pet casket options there are to choose from.
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
Best Pet Caskets & Coffins: Reviews & Buyer’s Guide
Our top picks for the best pet caskets and coffins are:
- Pet Memory Shop Economy Pet Casket (on Amazon)
- Pet Memory Shop Classic Pet Casket (on Amazon)
- Pet Memory Shop Deluxe Pet Casket (on Amazon)
- Paws Rest Premium Pet Casket, Small (on Amazon)
- Paws Rest Premium Pet Casket, Medium (on Amazon)
- Paws Rest Premium Pet Casket, Large (on Amazon)
- Paw Pods Biodegradable Pet Burial Pod, Medium (on Amazon)
- Paw Pods Biodegradable Pet Burial Pod, Large (on Amazon)
Best Pet Caskets & Coffins: Reviews
Pet Memory Shop Economy Pet Casket
A non-biodegradable, air-tight, and waterproof two-piece, high-impact polystyrene material casket
Comes with double-sided sealing tape for permanent sealing
Comes in 3 sizes – small, medium and large
Comes in two colors – black and white
Casket sizes are: Small: Inside Dimensions: 18″ x 10″ x 8″, Maximum Weight: 40 lbs. , Medium: Inside Dimensions: 24″ x 12″ x 8″, Maximum Weight: 65 lbs. , Large: Inside Dimensions: 32″ x 16″ x 11″, Maximum Weight: 110 lbs.
For casket length, measure distance from tip of pet’s nose to the base of it’s tail. For casket width, please measure distance from pet’s knees to the top of it’s back. For casket height, please measure distance from outside of shoulder to the outside of the opposite shoulder.
Pet Memory Shop Classic Pet Casket
Similar features as the Economy, but comes with a classic laced pillow and plush mattress composed of elegant satin
Pet Memory Shop Deluxe Pet Casket
Similar features to the Economy and Classic, but comes with a laced coverlet, pillow, and plush mattress composed of elegant satin.
Paws Rest Premium Pet Casket
A handmade casket
Has a soft almond color velvet interior with matching velvet pillow and sun design on interior of lid
Has a latch to securely fix lid to base when closed
Has handles for ease of carrying
SMALL SIZE – fits small dogs and cats up to 25 lbs. Interior Dimensions are 24″ L x 12″ W x 10″ H and Exterior Dimensions are 27″ L x 15.5″ W x 11″ H.
MEDIUM SIZE – fits medium pets up to 50 pounds. Interior Dimensions are 32 x 16 x 12 inches and Exterior Dimensions are 35 x 20 x 13 inches.
LARGE SIZE – made of an oak. Typically for pets up to 90 pounds – Interior Dimensions – 40 x 18 x 15 inches , Exterior Dimensions – 43 x 22 x 16 inches
Paw Pods Biodegradable Pet Burial Pod
Constructed of durable, fully biodegradable, and natural materials – bamboo fiber and rice husk
Each Paw Pod includes a sympathy card and seeded leaf designed for planting with the pod
Degrades after 3-5 years
MEDIUM – Exterior dimension are 18” L x 12.5” W x 8” H, and Interior dimensions are 16″ x 12″ x 6″
LARGE -Exterior dimension are 26” x 18” x 10”, and Interior dimensions are 22″ x 13″ 8″
Best Pet Caskets & Coffins: Buyer’s Guide
Do I Have To Bury My Pet With A Casket Or Coffin?
Some people choose not use a coffin/casket.
Cremation is one option that some owners prefer. When going with a burial, some owners choose to wrap their pet in a blanket or biodegradable bag, or simply bury their body without any cover and let it naturally decompose in the soil.
How To Bury a Pet?
Most people choose to bury their pet in their yard, but a pet cemetery is also an option.
When burying a pet, you can get the advice of your vet on how to handle and lay to rest the body while maintaining hygiene and safety.
You’ll want to dig down far enough so that the body can’t be dug up by other animals or so that weathering of the top layers of soil won’t expose the body.
When digging in your yard, be very careful not to dig where there are power/service lines.
A nice touch once you’ve buried your pet can be to put a small memorial stone above the soil with a photo of your dog and something engraved on the stone. You can check out some affordable memorial stones in this guide.
Biodegradable Pet Caskets
Read about the best biodegradable pet caskets here.
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