Personalized Pet Memorial Stones
Personalized pet memorial stones are a beautiful and meaningful way to honor a pet that has passed away. Many people choose such stones to use as headstones or grave markers, although you can place one anywhere you'd like to create a special memorial. They typically have space for several lines of custom engraving, and many also feature images or even the option of including a photo of your pet.
Pet memorial stones personalized with the name of your pet, along with dates of birth and death and a short message, can be a lovely addition to a garden or yard. The amount of custom engraving that you can add will depend on the size and shape of the stone, but it's not uncommon to have room for at least 3 lines of text of 14-20 characters each. You may want to think about what you'd like to have engraved before you choose a stone so that you know you'll have the room.
Memorial Stone Materials
A range of different materials can be used to create personalized pet memorial stones, including the following:
- Black granite
- Gray granite
- River rock
- Natural dolomitic stone
- Stone and resin blends
Due to the nature of natural materials, the exact size, color, and thickness of many of these stone memorials will vary. The order page for each will include an approximate size, shape, and color. No matter which material you choose, the engraving will be done by experienced and talented engravers. Most of these stones are specifically made to be weatherproof so that you can keep them outdoors as a memorial or headstone.
Personalized Pet Stone Cremation Urns
If your pet was cremated, you might want to consider personalized pet memorial stones that include a space to hold some or all of the ashes. Rock cremation urns, for example, are made in the shape of a stone but include a chamber inside that can hold from 30 to 300 cubic inches of cremains, depending on the size of the urn. These urns come in a number of different size, materials, and colors. In addition, there are stones that include only a small vial insert in which you can place a keepsake of your pet. For example, you might choose a personalized dog memorial stone with a cremains insert to hold just a pinch of the ashes while scattering the rest in a favorite park or play area.
Enter in an approximate weight of your loved one before cremation and we will tell you the size needed.
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Choosing the right size urn is easy. For every one pound before cremation you will need 1 cubic inch of volume. For example, a loved one weighing 200 pounds will need an urn that is at least 200 cubic inches or larger. Choosing an urn larger then you need is OK.