Green Pet Cemeteries

The green pet cemeteries listed below correspond to our four categories of green burial. If one cemetery does not reflect your sensibilities, consider another; it is best to shop around.

Note: The vision, philosophy and policies of each cemetery are unique. Being listed below is not an endorsement by the Green Pet-Burial Society.

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

Conservation Pet Burial Grounds / Wildlife Preserve

Pet cemeteries that include the above and also have developed policies and procedures to maintain their land as a nature preserve / wildlife preserve.

North Carolina

  • *Carolina Memorial Sanctuary, Mills River, NC. (In addition to a separate pet-burial section, they also allow pet remains to be buried alongside human remains.) added 5/9/18


South Carolina

Natural Pet-Burial Grounds

Pet cemeteries that inter pets in biodegradable caskets and/or shrouds, follow Integrated Pest Management (IPM) standards, but which have not set policies to maintain their grounds as a nature preserve.


New Mexico

Low-Impact Pet Cemeteries

Burial only using eco-friendly containers or shrouds in a park-like setting. A program of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has been adopted for the grounds. Above the surface, these cemeteries may appear to like traditional cemeteries or memorial parks. 


  • Angels Rest, Kanab UT – a project of Best Friends Animal Society; caskets are not used.

Hybrid Pet Cemeteries

Pet cemeteries with designated green burial sections, i.e., pets are interred in biodegradable caskets (e.g., all wood, paper, or wicker – no metal nails or toxic glues) and/or biodegradable shrouds.



  • Ridgeview Memorial Gardens – Grandville, MI (ask about their green pet burial section w/markers, as well as Pepper’s Meadow w/o markers)

New York

  • Pet Memorial Acres – Town of Brookfield, NY (they have since closed)

* Cemeteries with an asterisk (*) have been certified by the Green Burial Council.


While the Green Pet-Burial Society supports the certification program of the Green Burial Council (GBC), they do not certify green pet cemeteries. However, they do certify human cemeteries with a separate pet section as well as green Whole-Family Cemeteries that provide full-body burials of pets’ remains in family plots:

The Green Burial Council is…working to encourage environmentally sustainable deathcare and the use of burial as a new means of protecting natural areas … [and] has become the standard-bearer in this nascent field and the conduit for conservation.

More Information

For a directory of International Providers, click here.

For a directory of Whole Family Cemeteries (that allow pets’ remains to be buried in family plots) click here.

updated December 21, 2020

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