No, you don’t need to buy an urn at all. Recognizing that many people choose to scatter or bury their pet’s ashes, I have not included an urn in the basic cremation price. The ashes are put in a plastic bag which is inserted in a cloth bag and then into a cardboard box. If you choose to buy an urn, you can purchase one from me, buy one elsewhere or make one yourself. Any container with a lid can be an urn – it doesn’t have to be something that was specifically made for that purpose. It just has to be a container that you find pleasing to look at.