The History of Pet Memorials

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

Since the dawn of civilization people from around the world buried their loyal pet companions in cremation urns or pet cemeteries.

An archaeological team discovered an ancient pet cemetery with the remains of thousands of dogs data back to the period of Persian rule from 539 to 332 BC in Palestine in 1986.

Many dogs have not only been war heroes and helped police officers in America over the last 50 years but have history of saving children and have been celebrated with

“The Le Cemeteries des Chiens D’Asnières-Sur-Seine features a large sculpture with the carving of a Saint Bernard carrying a child.

The dog, Barry, saved the lives of 40 people in the Alps before he lost his own life attempting a rescue for the 41st time. Another large tombstone-has a statue of a German Shepherd memorializing all police dogs who have died in action serving humans.”

America’s Oldest Pet Cemetery

A prominent New York City Veterinarian Dr. Samuel Johnson offered his apple orchard as a burial plot for a friend’s dog.

This become known as Hartsdale PetCemetery and Crematory and is America’s oldest and most prestigious pet memorial and burial grounds.

It opened in 1896, and by the end of the War there were more than 2,000 graves in this Westchester County, New York cemetery where pets are buried in pet urns, and pet caskets, with pet memorial markers. There are more than 70,000 pets buried there, and many have custom pet memorial stones.

This state of the art pet crematory has a separate crematory office and offers a range of services including cremation, pet memorials, pet cremation urns and more.
Plus since more than 7,000 military canines had served with such great distinction during the War, it as Hartsdale Canine Cemetery that was chosen as the location for a beautiful pet monument built for $2,500.

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