Burial Options

Formal Burial

Some may not understand the great sense of loss that families feel when their pet passes on. We certainly do. While we cannot bring your pet back, we can help you deal with the loss by offering the opportunity to remember your pet and provide you with a final resting place that will honor an memorialize your fond memories forever.

The Pennsylvania State Pet Memorial & Cemetery is located on 5 acres on the outskirts of Mechanicsburg, PA. It also is the home of the PA State Memorial. Every year many pet owners entrust the PA State Pet Memorial & Cemetery with their pet’s earthly remains (cremated remains or full body burial).

It is a place of peace, serenity, and comfort. You are invited to walk through the tranquil gardens and read inscriptions that have been placed on markers and other memorials as well as relax by the water features or on benches located throughout the property. Many owners return to their pet’s resting place each year where they reminisce and recapture precious memories.

For some pet owners, cremation is not an option. For these families, formal burial is much more acceptable. Formal burials include a high quality pet casket, a standard marker, a private lot with perpetual care, a certificate of burial, and pick up service from your home or animal hospital, if requested.

Viewing

While not required, viewing your pet prior to burial may help with the grieving process for many. A traditional funeral at the cemetery includes: Viewing the pet in a private room where a few moments of peace and solitude may be spent and then the family will proceed to the cemetery for the burial.

Green Burial aka Living Memorial Tree Lot

Another form of burial is the Living Memorial Tree Lot. Living Memorial Burials include a burial shroud, a Maple Tree, a Shepherd’s Crook to hang a memorial photo plate upon, a private lot with perpetual care, a certificate of burial, and pick up service from your home or animal hospital, if requested. The memorial photo plate cost is dependent on size and design of photo plate.

 

The images below show a formal burial at the PA State Pet Memorial and Cemetery

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