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Bailey

The custom urn is an original created for a client. The design is based on the client's specific memories and preferences.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THIS URN:

Bailey was a Dachshund and a Parrot Head – that is, a huge Jimmy Buffet fan. He traveled everywhere with JP, the man who couldn’t bear to eat in a restaurant without his friend by his side. When JP left this earth, Bailey moved on to comfort his wonderful sister, where together they were able to find the ability to love again. Bailey has rejoined JP, helping him watch over the woman they both adore.

Estimated Price Range for a custom urn with similar complexity

$1,100

(Design Fee $250 + Urn $850)
Free shipping

Available Sizes:

4" (holds up to 45 lbs)
5" (holds up to 90 lbs)

How Custom Ordering Works

HOW CUSTOM URN ORDERING WORKS:

1

Pay a $250 Design Fee to Start

The custom urn process begins with the creation of the design. The $250 fee includes a design consultation and a custom urn design. The design fee applies towards the final price of the custom urn.

2

Get Your Design Consultation

To create that perfect design, we will call you to talk about your cherished memories, photos, preferences and budget range for the custom urn.

3

Approve Custom Design & Pricing

Receive a proposal within 2-4 weeks with your custom design & pricing options aligned with your requested budget range.

Please note that if purchasing an urn, all pricing options will reflect a credit for the $250 design fee already paid by you.

4

Custom Urn Delivered

Receive custom urn in 6-12 weeks from final approval. Free standard shipping included.

Pricing

Custom urns start at $699 and can range in price widely based on client customization requests.

Pricing is determined by:

  1. Shape & Size of urn
  2. No. of sides on the urn being customized
  3. Detail, Complexity & Materials
  4. Turnaround time (Standard or Expedited)

The custom urn ordering process begins with the client paying a non-refundable $250 design fee for the creation of a custom design. The design fee includes the design and a design consultation. The client is subsequently provided a proposal within 2-4 weeks with the custom design & pricing options aligned with your requested budget range. Please note that all pricing options reflect a credit for the $250 design fee already paid by you.

Production & Shipping

We only create a limited number of custom urns every year because we stay booked year-round with advance bookings. Therefore, we encourage our clients to book their design slot by paying their design fee as early as possible.
Here are our typical turnaround times:

Initial Design

2-4 weeks from receipt of requested photos of your pet

Custom Urn Completion

12 weeks from design approval by client.

Expedite Option

6-8 weeks from design approval by client. Surcharge applies.

Shipping:

  • Free Standard Shipping is included
  • We ship USPS or UPS.
  • Shipping times can range from 2-7 business days.
  • Expedited & International Shipping is an additional cost.
  • Fine Print

      Return Policy:

      Due to the custom and made-to-order nature of our products, no cancellations, refunds or returns are accepted. We allow exchanges only if the item is defective:

      • A defective piece includes but is not limited to hairline fractures, the top lid of urn doesn’t fit the bottom or pet name or other requested written copy has been misspelled.
      • Please keep in mind, all Alyson Whitney urns are hand- crafted therefore, minor color variations or a slight “wobbliness” in it’s standing are hallmarks of a fine hand-crafted piece and do NOT qualify as a defective product. Improper use of the sealing glue does not qualify as a defective product either.
      • All approved exchanges must be unused and in the original packaging. No return or exchange on products that shows signs of having been used, scratched, or defaced will be allowed.
      • We reserve the right to refuse your exchange based on our return policy.

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    Ten years ago I went through a horrible tragedy when my best friend, little brother and only sibling was murdered in his home 9 hours after I left his side. JP, my brother, was a wonderful person that everyone loved, and was a HUGE Jimmy Buffet fan. John Paul’s love of his life was his dog, Bailey. He took Bailey everywhere. JP would only eat at restaurants that allowed Bailey to join him and was taken on every road trip, boat ride, or excursion that John Paul went on. Bailey even attended well over 60 Jimmy Buffet concerts! He was a well known “Parrot Head”. After my brother’s death Bailey was all I had left of him and I treasured every moment with him. I was once again destroyed when Bailey came down with a brain cancer that was in-operable. I was lost once again but wanted to give Bailey a final resting place that my brother would be more then proud of. I contacted Alyson because she had already made three urns for my past baby’s for me that I had picked off of her website. I loved them so much because she would incorporate my dog’s picture and coloring in her design.

    With Bailey’s urn, I knew I wanted something beyond special. After telling Alyson the story of my brother and how important Bailey was to him she suggested I let her come up with a special design. One that was not on the website but would instead be made custom just for Bailey and his many adventures. The urn she came up with was beyond beautiful and could not have been any more perfect! He is chillin’ under the palm trees with his Jimmy Buffet beads around his neck and looks s000 happy. I cried and cried and cried! I could not have asked for anything better. It was so perfect and such an amazing way to honor both my brother and Bailey. I have it proudly displayed in my house for all to see alongside Bailey’s cousins (my baby’s). I could not be happier and am so blessed that I was able to find Alyson and her amazing talent. She puts a piece of her heart in every urn and it shows. She has found a lifelong customer in me and would NEVER use anyone else! I can absolutely guarantee you that if you purchase one of Alyson’s urns, you will be extremely pleased and want to show it off. She is an amazing person with a wealth of compassion and truly cares about every work of art she touches!

    Tara Carroll - Weston, Florida

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