What size pet urn do I need?
The rule of thumb for choosing the right size urn to store your German Shepherd’s ashes is – for every one pound of weight you need one cubic inch of space, plus ten cubic inches for good measure. For example, if your German Shepherd weighed 70 pounds, you will need an urn that holds a minimum of 70 to 80 cubic inches of pet ashes.
Types of German Shepherd ashes urns
Many German Shepherd dog owners choose to either display, bury or scatter their pet’s ashes. We recommend choosing a pet urn that best suits the final resting place for the ashes.
Pet urns for display
Putting your German Shepherd’s ashes on display is a beautiful way to memorialize your much-loved dog.
Burial urns for pets
When buying a pet urn for burial, look for strength. The urn needs to withstand ground forces so that it doesn’t collapse when buried. Or the green alternative is to use a biodegradable pet urn. Over time your dog’s ashes and the urn become one with the earth.
Scattering tubes for ashes
Scatter tubes for pet ashes are of dual purpose. Choosing a stylish design means you can display the ashes at home until you’re ready to say your last goodbye.
Keepsakes for pet ashes
If you decide to bury or scatter your pet’s ashes, we recommend keeping aside a small quantity of cremains. That way you can place some in a beautiful miniature keepsake. Holding a token of your faithful companion will help heal your heartbreak.
Shout out to a local hero
We know how heartbreaking it is to lose a much-loved German Shepherd. So we thought we’d share a heartwarming story. Our big shout goes to Mike Ritland, retired US Navy Seal. He rescues unadoptable retired military K9s and rehabilitates them so they can live a happy civilian life. Visit the German Shepherd Dog Community Facebook page.