Paw Pods: Eco-Friendly Pet Burials

The loss of a pet, no matter how prepared we think we are, is always more devastating than we’d expect. The feeling is often equivalent to coping with the death of a family member. While most pets are honored with the classic backyard burial, Paw Pods hopes to pave the way towards proper pet funerals–and in a sustainable manner, too.

The urns and pods from Paw Pods are all made from bamboo powder, rice husk, and corn starch, and are designed to be decorated with paint, markers, or other craft items as a way for grieving kids and adults to express their feelings through art, and then after burial, to fully biodegrade within 3 to 5 years.

What about fish? While a flush funeral is about as traditional as you can get, it might not do much good for your plumbing. But not to worry, Paw Pods has also considered pods for smaller animals.

Paw Pods offers the Fish Pod, which is fish-shaped, as a way for kids to “avoid the trauma of seeing a pet flushed down the toilet,” as well as a mini pod for small pets, medium pods for pets such as cats, birds, rabbits, and smaller dogs, and large pods for dogs and other bigger animals.

Also available are urns and memorial cards filled with perennial flower seeds for a nice garden touch.

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