Burial in your backyard is the most common method of disposing of remains. Cremation is increasingly selected because it allows the family to keep their pet with them if they move or do not like the idea of ground burial.  It also allows for the memorial service to be held at a more convenient time in the future when relatives and friends can come together.

A funeral service followed by cremation need not be any different from a funeral service followed by a burial. Usually, cremated remains are placed in urn before being committed to a final resting place. The urn may be buried, or interred in a special urn garden that many cemeteries provide for cremated remains. The remains may also be scattered, according to state law.