“Throughout its exemplary history, Hartsdale is and always has been a much sought-after role model for cemeteries worldwide.”- International Association of Pet Cemeteries & Crematories
Our pets provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support, and unconditional love during the time they share with us. In return, we love them and consider them members of the family. So when that special relationship comes to an end it is only natural to grieve. Many of us find comfort by memorializing our beloved pet in a meaningful way.
Ever since that fateful day in 1896 when Hartsdale’s founder Dr. Samuel Johnson performed a simple act of kindness for a grieving friend, Hartsdale Pet Cemetery has provided compassion and comfort by treating your pet with the same dignity and care as if he or she was our own.
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America’s first pet cemetery was established in 1896 by a New York City Veterinarian, who offered an apple orchard at his bucolic summer retreat in nearby Westchester County to serve as a burial plot for a bereaved friend’s dog. That single compassionate act served as the cornerstone for what was to become America’s first pet cemetery.
Today the beautiful hillside location known as “The Peaceable Kingdom” is the final resting place for more than 80,000 pets of every description, including all manner dogs and cats as well as a number of more exotic pets, including a lion cub who lived at the Plaza Hotel. The plot-holders have included some of America’s most prominent financial and political figures, musicians, artists, celebrities of stage, screen and television. Some of the more unique treasures at Hartsdale include a fifty ton above-ground mausoleum for two spaniels, the first and largest of its kind, and the famous War Dog Memorial, which was dedicated after World War I and is the first public tribute to honor military canines for their bravery and sacrifice.
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