Your Guide to Funeral Planning | 04.19.2023

Affordable Pet Caskets And Coffins

Camouflage Pet Casket

Reviewed By: Scott Ginsberg

Cross Checked By: William Prout

Pet caskets, whether they are dog caskets, cat caskets or any other pet animal caskets or coffins, are expensive purchases. Their prices depend on the quality of their material, the company selling them, size and shape.  

What Are Pet Caskets And Coffins?

Pet caskets/coffins are used to hold the remains of a deceased pet. They can either be used for a burial or a cremation. In the case of a cremation, the casket or coffin must be made from flammable material. For burials, you may require a more sturdy and durable container. Generally speaking, cremation caskets are cheaper since flammable caskets cost less than durable ones. However, people may also purchase expensive flammable caskets if they feel the need to. 

List Of Affordable Pet Caskets And Coffins

  • A Basic Pet Coffin is made from inexpensive material such as plywood. These caskets skip out on decorative and elaborate designs and finishes. Instead, they opt to be simple and affordable—  priced around $70. Compared to the coffins, caskets may be priced a little higher, at $90. However, depending on the size and place of purchase, costs may vary. They are often lined with a soft foam or fabric to provide a comfortable resting place for the pet. Basic metal caskets may be made of aluminum, steel or other types of metal and are often sealed to protect the pet from the elements.
  • The Pine Pet Casket is a type of affordable pet casket that is made of pine wood. It is characterized by a simple and traditional design, yet it is sturdy and durable - priced at about $100. Pine wood is known for its durability and resistance to rot, making it an ideal material for a pet casket. The natural color of pine wood gives a rustic and natural look which can be a comforting reminder of nature and the pet's life. The Pine Box Pet Casket is designed to be simple and affordable, which makes it a great option for pet owners looking for a budget-friendly option while still providing a respectful final resting place for their beloved pets. The Pine Box Pet Casket is also customizable in terms of size, with different sizes available to accommodate different size pets.
  • Willow pet caskets are a type of pet burial casket made from willow branches. They are handcrafted and are eco-friendly, as willow is a sustainable and renewable resource. These caskets come in various sizes to accommodate different pets and can be customized with engravings or personalization. They are a natural and biodegradable alternative to traditional metal or plastic pet caskets and can be used for both burial and cremation. They are often used by pet owners who want to give their beloved pets a natural and dignified farewell and who also care about the environment. It is important to note that the laws regarding pet burials vary by state, so it may be best to check with local authorities before making any decisions. On average, the cost of a willow pet casket can range from $50 to $200. Do note that some vendors may also charge additional fees for shipping and handling, so it is best to check with the vendor for the total cost.
  • DIY pet caskets are a way for pet owners to create a personal and meaningful final resting place for their beloved pets. They can be made using a variety of materials, such as wood, cardboard or even wicker. These caskets can be decorated and personalized to reflect the pet's personality and the owner's preferences. DIY pet caskets can be a cost-effective option, as they can be made using materials that are readily available at home or at a local hardware store. To make a DIY pet casket, one can use basic tools such as saws, hammers and nails.
  • As the name suggests, shoebox caskets are made from shoeboxes, which are readily available and inexpensive. They can be decorated or personalized using paint, markers, or other materials to reflect the pet's personality. Shoebox pet caskets are typically made from cardboard, which is a biodegradable and eco-friendly option. This makes them a great choice for pet owners who want to give their pets a natural and dignified farewell and also care about the environment. They are also lightweight and easy to transport, making them a convenient option for pet owners who want to bury their pets in a special place.

If you are looking for the perfect, affordable pet casket, check our beautifully curated selection of pet caskets.