Greetings Animal Lovers,

The bare bones of a business have been established – website, email, social media presences, online store – and I've created a production process that will allow me to make wonderful, high quality glass urns. There are five sizes available, ranging from the volume of a half pint glass to larger than a basketball.

Everything that is online I've done myself...I am formally trained as a IT system administrator, clearly not a designer :-) That said, I am fairly proud of the photographs. I've rented co-working space at a local business incubator, which will allow me a quiet and focused space from which to work, as well as updating Pinterest/Twitter/Facebook on a daily basis. There will be further refinement of the website and more products available online; I'll also be posting animal health related articles and some (hopefully) interesting, relevant blog content.

I would like to express my deep appreciation to the Eugene glass community for their support, technical input, access to studio resources, as well as physically assisting me in the manufacturing process; I most definitely could not have gotten this far without that help!

I would also like to express gratitude to the Eugene and Oregon animal communities for their assistance, encouragement and support. Animals are 50% of the equation and the other half are the people here in Oregon – trainers, noseworkers, mushers, rescuers, goat'ers, dog park'ers, everyone - from whom I find inspiration and who set great examples with their devotion to their animals and their community.

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Again, thank you for your continued interest and patience.

Joshua Whitley

Hello Animal Lovers,

In reading this, the odds are that you feel strong bonds with animals of many kinds, and probably enjoy the company of human beings who share these values. You're exactly the reader I'm trying to reach and I appreciate you taking the time to hear my story.

Since I was laid off from a Fortune 500 software company a bit over three years ago, life has been busy, interesting and productive. I've been hustling to keep the lights on at home whilst departing the corporate bubble, as well as successfully creating a production process for pet urns. The process is now mature and I'm accepting orders both from individual pet owners and re-sellers of pet supplies.
It is with great pleasure that AnimalUrns.com presents for sale, among other things, two gallery quality horse urns at the price point of $2000 and $700, respectively. Made by a master glassblower trained in traditional Italian glass sculpture, then finely ground and polished by hand to perfect finishes. Exquisite and unique, these are suitable for the most discriminating tastes and a wonderful resting place for any beloved member of the family.
The second item I am proud to present is the large sized production urn for dearly departed fuzzy friends up to 70 pounds. These are available shipped for $225 in the colors of blue, green, purple, red and pink.
And, finally, we have a mix of roughly 40 smaller memorial vessels for animals under 40 pounds available for $100 shipped. These are not the production style urns and are available in a mix of sizes, colors and shapes.

This is introductory pricing that is set to move existing stock and to fund a meaningful production run of the complete line of urns which range in size from kitty-cat to horse. Not all of these have yet been posted on the store, so please continue to check back on a daily basis as more inventory is added. They are all unique!

Reasons to feel good about purchasing an AnimalUrns.com vessel:

  • It's beautiful

  • It is an appropriate memorial to an important relationship

  • You're supporting a community of people and pets

  • Made in Oregon, USA

  • High quality, American sourced raw materials

Find comfort and closure with a beautiful piece of artwork that celebrates our life experiences with our animal companions. AnimalUrns.com continues to be inspired by not only our relationships with pets, but the community of pet owners that share these values. We hope to hear from you soon.