The Best Biodegradable Pet Caskets In The Market


With more and more people wanting to be environmentally friendly, there is a definite shift in sustainability. Biodegradable burial pet caskets are perfect. With time, these caskets breakdown; letting your beloved pet become part of the earth in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner.

The 8 best biodegradable burial pet caskets are:

  • Sweet Goodbye Cocoon
  • Sweet Goodbye Cloud
  • Prestige Wicker Willow Pet Coffin Lined with Pillow
  • Orchid Valley Pet Casket Coffin
  • Orchid Valley Pet Body Bag
  • Paw Pods Pet Casket
  • Paw Pods Fish Casket
  • Hand Woven Burial Casket For Pets 

The caskets listed in this post range in cost, from $14 USD to $300 USD, size, and design.

The idea of this post is to give you a one-stop guide to the best biodegradable pet caskets in the market to date, so that you can give your beloved pet the perfect final place to rest and in turn, create the perfect memorial spot for your best friend in your garden.

The Best Biodegradable Caskets 

Below are the descriptions of the 8 best biodegradable pet caskets we found in the market to date.

Sweet Goodbye Cocoon

The sweet goodbye cocoon casket is suitable for cats and dogs only.

It is made from biodegradable wool felt with strong built-in carrying cradle for safe and easy carrying.

It comes in 4 sizes:

  • The small cocoon costs $130 USD + free shipping within the USA.
  • The medium cocoon costs $185 USD + free shipping within the USA.
  • The large cocoon costs $230 USD + free shipping within the USA.
  • The extra-large cocoon costs $300 USD + free shipping within the USA.

To select the correct cocoon measure: 1) the length of your pet from the tip of nose to base of the tail and, 2) from whithers to the knee when laying down. When in doubt, select the next size up.

Below is a chart you can use as a reference to measure your pet.

You have 6 beautiful colors to choose from (green, pink, grey, indigo, light blue, and magenta), and the kit includes:

  • A Sweet Goodbye cocoon of your choice with a name label you can personalize.
  • A ceremony guide to help create your own special ceremony in honor of your beloved pet.
  • A heart and flower garland that can be used to adorn your pet while preparing them snugly inside their cocoon, and
  • A hand-crafted, upcycled wood memorial marker to always remember your pet by. You can personalize this with your pet’s name.

Since the caskets are handmade, each casket may vary slightly in color and size. 

Sweet Goodbye Cloud

This natural, biodegradable wool pouch has been designed to keep your beloved pet wrapped up safe and snug on their final resting place.

The pouch is made from the same people that make the cocoon, only the pouch is for smaller pets.

The sweet goodbye cloud kit includes:

  • A Sweet Goodbye pouch of your choice with a name label you can personalize.
  • A ceremony guide to help create your own special ceremony in honor of your beloved pet.
  • A heart and flower garland that can be used to adorn your pet while preparing them snugly inside their cocoon, and
  • A hand-crafted, upcycled wood memorial marker to always remember your pet by. You can personalize this with your pet’s name.

The pouch comes in 9 different colors (aqua, green, grey, indigo, light blue, magenta, orange, pink and yellow), and three different sizes:

  • The small pouch costs $45 USD + free shipping within the USA. The internal dimensions are 5” (12cm) x 6” (16cm) x 3” (8cm). It may be suitable for a rabbit, a guinea pig, a small kitten, a medium reptile or a tortoise.
  • The medium pouch costs $54 USD + free shipping within the USA. The internal dimensions are 9” (22cm) x 10” (25cm) x 5” (12cm). It may be suitable for a big rabbit, a big hamster, a kitten, or a small puppy.
  •  The large pouch costs $65 USD + free shipping within the USA. The internal dimensions are 12” (30cm) x 13” (33cm) x 7” (18cm). It may be suitable for a small Cat or a Petite Dog.

Since the caskets are handmade, each casket may vary slightly in color and size. 

Prestige Wicker Willow Pet Coffin Lined With Pillow

This beautiful handmade environmentally friendly coffin is made from wicker. The lining and pillow finish this casket off perfectly.

It comes on 3 sizes:

  • The small casket cost $75 USD + free shipping within the USA. 
    • Internal Size 14.2″ (36cm) x 8.7″ (22cm) x 4.2″ H (10.6cm)
    • External Size 15.7″ (39.8cm) x 9.8″ (24.8cm) x 4.2″ H (10.6cm)
  • The medium casket cost $124 USD + free shipping within the USA.  
    • Internal Size 21.6″ (55cm) x 13.7″ (35cm) x 10″ H (25.4cm)
    • External Size 23.6″ (60cm) x15.7″ (40cm) x 10″ H (25.4cm)
  • The large casket cost $180 USD + free shipping within the USA. 
    • Internal Size 30.7″ (77.9cm) x 18.9″ (48cm) x 11.8″ H (29.9cm)
    • External Size 31.5″ (80cm) x 19.7″ (50cm) x 11.8″ H (29.9cm)

Since the caskets are handmade, each casket may vary slightly in color and size.

Orchid Valley Pet Casket Coffin

This basic and affordable pet casket is made from non-laminated corrugated cardboard. 

The kit includes:

  • a flat-packed cardboard casket which is easy to assemble using the instructions provided.
  • The lid of the casket features:
    • a poem,
    • the phrase “in loving memory” within an elegant wreath around the phrase and an area on which to write your pet’s name.
  • A premium laminated cardboard temporary grave marker, featuring a poem and an area on which to write your pet’s name. The temporary grave marker measures 8 ¼” (20cm) high (6″ (15cm) above ground). It can last several weeks of use in poor weather, and capable of lasting considerably longer in dry conditions. 
  • A simple, laminated cardboard landscape photo frame with a fold outstand. The landscape photograph viewing window measures: 2¾” (5cm) x 4″ (10cm), and the outside frame measures: 4¾” (10cm) x 6″ (15cm). The photo frame features a poem and the phrase “in loving memory” within an elegant wreath.

It comes in 2 sizes:

  • The small casket costs $19.50 USD + free shipping within the USA. It may be suitable for small rodents, fish, reptiles, birds, etc. The internal dimensions are:
    • Length, nose to base of the tail, 11 7/16” in (30cm), 
    • Depth 4in (10 cm), and
    • With – due to the shape of the casket there are three measurements you need to take into consideration: 3 ¼” (8.25 cm) in the top, 6 ⅛” (15.5 cm) middle and 4 ⅛” (10.4cm) bottom
  • The large casket cost $36.50 + free shipping within the USA. It may be suitable for lambs, cats, dogs, etc. The internal dimensions are:
    • length, nose to base of the tail is 23in (60cm) in length and is suitable for a pet that weighs no more than 20kgs. 

When choosing a size for your pet, allow room to accommodate any extra bedding, toys, etc you would like to include.

Orchid Valley Pet Body Bag

This strong, eco friendly, and affordable animal burial bag is made of white 200-micron chlorine, and It is polyethylene vinyl acetate (PEVA) free. It is fully leak-proof and non-transparent. 

This elegant burial bag features natural hemp carry handles, a soft absorbent interior lining, and a two-way heat sealed zip fastening. 

The zip has been designed as a “C” shape, and has been extended around one corner to enable a sleeping bag style opening, thus allowing your pets head to remain uncovered if desired.

The bag is available on 2 sizes:

  • The medium size bag costs $19.50 + free shipping within the USA. It measures 31.5″ (80cm) x 21.5″ (54cm) with a carrying capacity of up to 175 lbs (80 kgs). This bag will likely suit cats and small dogs.
  • Xtra-large size bag costs $26.50 + free shipping within the USA. It measures 55″ (139 cm) x 37.5″ (95 cm) with a carrying capacity of up to 220 lbs (99 kgs). This bag will likely suit giant breed dogs, pigs, deer, foals and any other large pet.

Paw Pods Pet Casket

This eco-friendly and affordable casket is made from sustainable bamboo powder, rice husk, and cornstarch.

The casket, designed to degrade between 2 to 5 years after it has been buried, is strong enough to protect your beloved pet from the outside elements, and from other animals potentially digging the deceased pet up causing harm to themselves.

The casket can be decorated with paints, markers, and stickers, allowing you and your family to make a special and personalized final resting place for your beloved pet. Furthermore, the casket comes with a seed leaf, perfect to use as a pet grave maker and to kick start your memorial garden.

If creating a memorial garden is something you are considering, why don’t you have a look at our article ‘10 best garden plants for pet memorial’. This article has been written to help you create the perfect memorial spot by describing all the aspects that need to be considered, and by giving you the 10 most beautiful plants for you to surround the seed leaf that comes with this casket.

The casket comes in 4 sizes:

  • The micro pod casket costs $14 USD + free shipping within the USA. The interior dimensions for this casket are 4” (10cm) x 4” (10cm) x 2” (5cm). It is suitable for hermit crabs, mice, dwarf hamsters or other small pets.
  • The mini pod casket costs $19.99 USD + free shipping within the USA. The interior dimensions for this casket are 7.5” (19cm) x 3.5” (8.8cm) x 3” (7.6cm). It is suitable for small birds, small lizards or rats.
  • The small pod costs $39 USD + free shipping within the USA. The interior dimensions for this casket are 9” (22.8cm) x 5.5” (13.9cm) x 3” (7.6cm). It is suitable for guinea pigs, ferrets, larger birds, larger lizards or small rabbits.
  • The medium pod casket costs $89.99 USD + free shipping within the USA. The interior dimensions for this casket are 16” (40.6cm) x 12” (30.4cm) x 6” (15.2cm). It is suitable for small dogs, small cats or larger rabbits.

Paw Pod Fish Casket

Like paw pods pet casket, this casket is also affordable, eco-friendly and can be decorated to create a personalized final resting place for your pet.

This casket is made in the form of a fish and has been designed mostly to buried small to medium size fish such as: goldfish, betta fish, African cichlid fish, guppy fish or similar sized pets. 

The fish pod measures 4.75” (12cm) x 2.9” (7.3cm) x 2” (5cm) and costs $14.95 USD + free shipping.

This casket comes with a memorial card and seeded leaf to create a living memorial grave maker.

Hand Woven Burial casket for pets

This beautiful biodegradable, handmade casket is low weight (between five and ten pounds) allowing for easy handling and portability.

The casket’s oval designed at the top, allows for your pet to lay on their side naturally and peacefully.

There are 2 sizes available:

  • The small casket costs $89 USD + free shipping within the USA. It has been designed to withstand a pet with a maximum size of 16” (40.6cm) in length and 12” (30.4cm) in width. 
  • The medium casket cost $125 USD + free shipping within the USA. It has been designed to withstand a pet with a maximum size of 23” (58cm) in length and 15” (38cm) in width.

Since the caskets are handmade, each casket may vary slightly in color and size.

Conclusion

Our pets are family members and when they die we want to give them a peaceful resting place, often in the garden we share with them and build so many memories.

As we understand the burden our human activities cause on our planet, we move more towards the use of sustainable and biodegradable items. 

Caskets are not the exception. We have therefore described 8 biodegradable caskets that you can use in your garden to give your beloved pet the peaceful resting place you seek. 

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