International Cemetery Directory

Throughout the world and throughout history, people have thought about appropriate ways to deal with their animal dead. Today, many inquire about green burial and whole-family cemetery options for their pets’ remains in their respective countries.

Below is our International Cemetery Directory (outside of the USA). The vision and philosophy of each cemetery is unique. For more information about a cemetery’s policies and practices, check its website or contact them directly. Being listed here is not an endorsement by the Green-Pet Burial Society.

Attention Providers: Contact us if your facility is not listed below.

Australia

Green Pet Cemeteries

Germany

Whole-Family Cemeteries

  • Unser Hafen in Braubach (Rheinland-Pfalz) – The remains of up to two humans and four pets will be able to rest in peace in a “friendship” plot, or the remains of up to 12 human or animal urns in a “family grave” will be allowed. (added 6/10/15)
  • Essen (Western Germany) – more info coming soon (added 6/10/15)

India

Green Pet Cemeteries

  • Karuna Kunj at Compassionate Crusaders Trust (CCT), Kolkata, India. (translation: Bower of Compassion). see article. (added 6/23/15)

New Zealand

Whole-Family Cemeteries

1.4 Pet burials. No animal(s), including birds or fish, either as ashes or as a body, may be interred in a Council cemetery unless placed in a sealed casket with the deceased. [italics added]

We join with NZ-based WOLO in seeking an expansion of this option. See our blog.

United Kingdom

Whole-Family Cemeteries

  • Memorial Woodlands, Bristol, England – pet cremains (only) may be buried in the family plot
  • Penwith Woodland Burial Place, Chyanhal, UK – full body pet-burial in family plot
  • Respect GB (Respect Great Britain – Respect Green Burials), Lincolnshire, UK
    • Laughton, near the North Linc’s / Lincolnshire border serving both counties on the A159 DN21 3AF
    • Scrooby / Bawtry, Great North Rd J A638/A614 North Nottinghamshire / South Yorkshire DN10 6AB

updated July 25, 2015

2 thoughts on “International Cemetery Directory

  1. Pingback: Two more Family Cemeteries in UK « Green Pet-Burial Society

  2. You may be interested to know that in Australia we have environmentally friendly pet cemeteries, where primarily whole pet bodies are buried and a Memorial Tree planted on top.

    The pets details and a photograph are attached to the tree GPS location and can be accessed using a mobile phone with camera or any device with internet access. Whole body burial will benefit the tree as the root system reaches the pet – the circle of life. Pet burials using this service are creating flora and fauna refuge, with each burial finding the prorogation of at least one tree.

    Our next project is to fund the operations of an open plan zoo by using the green belts as cemeteries. As the zoo has been operational for nearly a century the site may be considered to be secure.

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