Pets, whether four legged or feathered, are family members in many households. It’s no surprise then they when they pass away their remains are laid to rest in pet cemeteries much like those of humans are buried in graveyards.
Several of these pet cemeteries have become quite famous for a variety of reasons, including their place in pet cemetery history and who the pet owners were.
Here is a partial list:
- Hyde Park Pet Cemetery in London. Established in 1881 (and closed in 1903) it is the final resting place for almost 300 gravesites.
- Hartsdale Pet Cemetery– Considered by many to be the largest, oldest, and most famous pet burial grounds. It is located in Hartsdale, New York and is only pet cemetery included in National Historic Places.
- Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park – This pet cemetery just celebrated its 87th anniversary. It offers burials and cremations and is the final resting place for loyal pets of several famous celebrities such as, Tori Spelling, Rudolph Valentino, Lauren Bacall, and Steven Spielberg.
- Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques – This Cemetery of Dogs and Other Domestic Animals is home of the first famous Rin Tin Tin dog of World War I fame. Founded in Paris is 1899, it was established, following local law prohibitions about where people could place their dead pets, it provided for ‘legal’ burial.
Memorials & Life Celebrations, too.
Memorial services are also held for pets. Pet owners have chosen to erect owner-designed graveside monuments and more.
Because we know how important your family friend can be we have put together a list of resources and offer a full line of containers and urns as well as desktop and wearable keepsakes that can help you keep your beloved pet’s memory alive. Please give us a call for more details.