It’s a Dogs Life

Price: $449 | Free Shipping

Breed change, name & time on earth.

Just like your pet, each urn is uniquely personalized with the breed (or mutt) of your choice, name and time on earth. The entire process of making your piece - from mold crafting to glaze firing is done by our team of talented artisans. Each piece is created and signed by Alyson Whitney.

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Alyson Whitney Urns are created in Oregon with love, tears and smiles.

Collaborating to create a custom urn is never easy, therefore, we are here for you every step of the way.

Our goal is to work with you directly to create exactly how you’d like to remember your beloved pet.

We listen with open ears to your memories, needs and preferences. Creation of an Alyson Whitney Urn is all about remembering the happy times with your pet. They will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart forever.

They are unique and nowhere in the world will you find one like it.

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Ordering Details

After purchase, we will contact you to get photos of your pet or submit your Hi-Res images to us at

Please allow 12 weeks for delivery.

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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.


  • 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.
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    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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    Meet Alyson

    See How I Make People Smile.

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    Real People. Real Smiles.

    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