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Would you visit a pet cemetery? 6 to explore

By: Matt Hickman on Sept. 24, 2013, 10:35 a.m.
Decorated grave at Hartsdale Pet Cemetery

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Resting places for beloved companions

(Mostly) anything but creepy, pet burial grounds are peaceful, benevolent places of eternal rest for much-beloved animal companions. While many are decidedly small and rudimentary in design like the fictional one depicted in Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary,” others are expansive, lushly landscaped properties and, from an operations standpoint, not all that different from full-service human burial grounds, including options for cremation, mausoleums and beyond.

We’ve rounded up six pet cemeteries of note including the historic, the large and the infamous. Many are home to celebrity-owned pets or animals that are celebrities in their own right, making them establishments that attract not just “relatives” of the deceased but curious visitors as well.

The colorful tribute shown here honors a beloved dog at Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in New York. (Text: Matt Hickman)