The 14 Best Pet Caskets For Dogs & Cats
The loss of a beloved pet can be devastating. After all, they are part of your family.
Honoring a pet at the end of its life simply feels like the right thing to do.
There are now many choices if you want to find a casket or coffin to bury your pet with dignity.
Here are my favorite caskets and coffins to choose.
The Most Elegant Casket
The Paws Rest Premium Oak Pet Casket will make you feel that you’ve given your pet as dignified a send-off as they deserve.
It features gorgeous solid oak details making it appear just like a smaller edition of a human casket.
Handles along the side makes it easy to carry, too.
The inside is lined with luxurious white velvet, adding to the overall effect of elegance.
The lid latches securely to protect against animals or breakage.
The casket comes with a satisfaction guarantee.
A Small size will fit a pet weighing up to 25 pounds.
Best Casket For Dogs
The Paws Rest Premium Pet Casket has been carefully carved of poplar wood, with a smooth mahogany finish.
The casket has an elegant and luxurious appearance which is enhanced by the almond velvet lining and matching pillow.
Although it doesn’t seal, the secure latch is all you need. It also features wooden handles for easy carrying.
It can fit the remains of small dogs weighing up to 25 pounds.
Although the casket is not water tight, it can easily be wrapped with plastic before burial to keep moisture out.
If you want a casket which closely resembles a traditional funeral casket, this is a perfect choice.
Ideal For Small Dogs
Newnak’s Small Pet Casket is a simple white casket lined in blue satin with a matching lace-trimmed pillow.
The casket is airtight, watertight and biodegradable.
This means it will keep your dog’s remains safe from the elements indefinitely, until it degrades into the earth.
The casket is crafted of polystyrene plastic, designed to stand up to high impact. A domed lid ensures that the casket will be safe from cracks, breakage or collapse after burial.
The casket comes with double-sided sealing tape for added security.
It can hold a cat or a small dog weighing up to 40 pounds.
Best Casket For Cats
The Prestige Wicker Luxury Willow Cat Pet Casket has the natural and old-fashioned look of a wicker basket.
It’s crafted by hand out of willow twigs, making it an environmentally friendly choice.
The inside is lined with soft white fabric and a pillow to match.
It is the perfect size for a small pet, fitting your beloved cat snugly. You will feel reassured that he or she has such a cozy final resting place.
The handmade basket design is sturdy, with a secure lid and handles.
The lid even comes with a nameplate which can be engraved with your cat’s name.
Favorite Biodegradable Casket
Made with layers of soft colorful wool, the Sweet Goodbye Cocoon Eco-Friendly Pet Container forms a beautiful and biodegradable shroud for your pet.
The casket comes with a handy Ceremony Guide Book to help you say a meaningful goodbye.
The cozy shroud comes in three sizes. A Medium will fit an animal that measures 27 inches from his nose to the base of the tail.
It’s also available in a variety of colors, including Gray, Green, Light Blue and Pink.
The shroud can easily be adjusted to allow for the inclusion of a small toy or other special item.
A Simple Option
The Pet Memory Shop Pet Casket is a no-frills plastic black or white box; yet it provides the ultimate in security, dignity and protection.
It is guaranteed not to break or collapse after burial.
It’s sure to protect your pet’s remains from the ravages of nature including air, water and scavengers.
If your dog has been drugged or anesthetized, the non-biodegradable design of this casket shields the environment from contamination.
The casket can be used for a dog, a cat or another kind of pet.
It comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. So if it isn’t what you expected, it can be returned for a full refund.
Other Favorite Caskets
If the caskets listed above are not what you need, rest assured that there are plenty of other choices.
Every person and every pet is different.
Whether you want something earthy, something natural, or simply a plain wooden box, there’s something out there for everyone.
Here are a few of our favorites.
Simple yet dignified, this sturdy oaken casket was handmade by Amish artisans.
The smooth finish enhances the natural, solid look of the oak.
A handle at each end of the box makes it easy to carry.
This basic casket doesn’t come with any lining, but you can easily line it yourself with a favorite blanket or piece of bedding.
It comes in three different sizes to accommodate different sized pets.
Though not as ornate as some of the other wooden caskets on this list, you can still feel confident that your pet is getting the very best.
With its unique “grave pod” design, this casket feels much sturdier and more durable than other biodegradable options.
That’s because it is made of bamboo powder, rice husks and cornstarch: materials that are in equal parts natural and durable.
The casket comes with a seeded leaf which can be placed in the ground along with your pet, and will eventually bloom into beautiful wildflowers to mark his or her final resting place.
The casket is ideal for children, who can decorate it with paint, markers and stickers and then wait for the flowers to come up, pointing to the cycles of life’s renewal.
This simple plastic box comes with a sweet paw print detail.
You can also decorate it with drawings and messages for your beloved pet.
The casket comes in a variety of six different sizes, ranging from Extra Small to Extra Extra Large. To find the appropriate size, simply measure your pet’s length from nose to the base of its tail.
You can choose from five different colors for the lining of the casket, or opt for no lining at all and just use your pet’s bedding instead.
It’s made of high impact polystyrene, lightweight yet durable.
This hand-carved wooden box is simple and yet dignified, crafted from solid oak with Amish artistry.
The oak is ¾-inch thick and coated with a smooth finish.
There is no decoration except for the convenient carrying handles on each end.
The box does not come with a lining, but you are free to wrap your pet in his or her own bedding or favorite blanket.
The lid does not close as securely as some of the others on this list, so you may need to add some glue to ensure that it remains shut after burial.
This handwoven willow casket is completely biodegradable, making it an environmentally friendly choice.
It also has an unusual “oval at the top” shape, allowing you to pose your pet on his/her side, a much more natural position than what is possible in other pet caskets on the market.
The casket weighs only 5-10 pounds, so it’s easy to transport and handle.
It comes in a maximum size of 16 inches, with a width of 12 inches.
A wooden shell is covered with soft fabric, offering all the comfort of nature with a decorative pattern of leaves and tree branches.
The casket comes in a choice of four sizes (Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large).
You can also choose from five different colors or patterns: Blue Crepe, Pink Crepe, Green Camouflage, Pink Camouflage or White Crepe.
The wood is biodegradable, so you can feel good about burying your pet without adversely affecting the environment.
It also makes a wonderful container for your pet’s ashes if you choose to have him or her cremated.
This airtight, watertight box, crafted of sturdy plastic, is guaranteed to protect your pet’s remains from the elements.
The material won’t break, bend or collapse after burial.
As an added touch of dignity, this casket comes with a soft satin and silk fabric pillow and mattress.
Because it isn’t biodegradable, this container is a good choice if your pet had to be euthanized, as it shields the earth from harmful drugs or chemicals.
If you’re crafty, then building your own casket for a departed pet can be a comforting experience. But where to start?
This DIY project kit comes with real cedar planks to create a 10-inch wide, 18-inch long pet coffin.
An easy-to-follow instruction manual makes assembly stress-free.
As the planks are unfinished wood, you may want to apply linseed oil after the casket is built.
Larger sizes are also available; simply measure your pet to determine what size to order.