While we don’t have the privilege of owning a cemetery, we will gladly use our funeral backgrounds to help you find a reputable cemetery to lay your beloved friend to rest. Burial options are available in pet cemeteries and graves are also available in human cemeteries that have pet sections. Another option in most states is to bury your pet on your property.
Whether you choose to bury your pet in your backyard, or in a cemetery, we offer a nice variety of pet caskets for purchase. We also provide services for burials at your home depending on your location. To consider these options further, continue reading below and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Pet Cemetery Burial
Pet cemeteries offer the convenience of having a place to visit a memorial of your pet. But that convenience comes with a price that is proportional to the cost of a human burial. Grave lots are typically sold by size, so the cost can vary greatly depending on the type of animal you have. Prices for a pet cemetery burial quickly exceed $400 and can soar into the thousands depending on the size of your pet and the options you select.
Typical costs associated with pet cemetery burial include:
- Lot for the grave
- Headstone, monument or grave marker
- Burial service
- Lifelong maintenance of the grave
- Pet Casket
Pet owners sometimes ask us if their pet, or its cremated remains, can be buried with them or a loved one. The laws for where a pet can be buried vary by state. For example, in New York State, pet owners can be buried with the cremated remains of their pets in non-profit human cemeteries. In the State of New Jersey, cemeteries are dedicated for the burial or disposition of human remains, and pets can only be buried in pet cemeteries. However, in New Jersey some pet cemeteries allow human cremated remains to be buried. So if your goal is to be eventually buried with your pet, we recommend planning ahead and doing thorough research as the laws continue to evolve.
Backyard Pet Burial
In most states, it is legal to bury your pet on your property. However, before choosing this option you must find out the rules and regulations in your township. In most cases, a pet that is in a box or casket and placed in a grave that is dug at least 2-3 deep and covered with rocks is sufficient. Depending on your location, if you do not have anyone who can help you with the burial of your pet, we can offer our services to assist you.
Cremation as an Alternative
For some pet owners a burial at home can be problematic. For example, what happens if you decide to move? Pet cremation is an affordable alternative to burial and ensures you can always be with the remains of your pet. Some owners even choose a backyard interment or scattering of their pet’s cremated remains, along with an urn, a piece of jewelry or other keepsake made from the ashes.
At Friends Forever Pet Crematory, we offer a full suite of services and a comforting experience. We would be happy to assist you in your time of need and discuss the options with you.
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Depends on location and the size of your pet