As of 2015, the cost of cremating a dog runs between $100 and $350, depending on the size of the dog. Cats generally run between $100 and $150, while small animals are less expensive, costing as little as $55.
Many bereaved pet owners elect cremation over burial because of the costs involved. Pet cemetery plots can be costly, and it is illegal in many areas to bury an animal on private property. Also, some people like having the ashes with them or having the option to scatter the ashes in a cherished location. In addition to the by-weight cost, some services charge extra for picking up the body or allowing the owner to view the cremation. Urns and vases cost extra as well.