International Cemetery Directory

Together in death as in life. 

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.


Green Pet Cemeteries

Whole-Family Cemeteries


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)


Green Pet Cemeteries

  • JIRAW (JBF Integrated Care and Resource Centre for Animal), Digaru Gate, Guwahati, Assam. Touted as an eco-friendly memorial park, they seem to only bury cremains in ‘columns’. A project of animal welfare organization, Just Be Friendly (JBF). see article. (added 10/29/21)
  • Karuna Kunj at Compassionate Crusaders Trust (CCT), Kolkata, India. (translation: Bower of Compassion). see article. (added 6/23/15)

Whole-Family Cemeteries

  • Pet Section at Moolakothalam Burial Ground, Basin Bridge, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. see article. (added 12/16/15)
  • Pet Section at Mylapore Corporation Burial Ground, Kailasapuram, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India. see article. (added 12/16/15)

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

Green Pet Cemeteries

  • Cullen Pet Cemetery, Cullen, Scotland –  is a seaside pet cemetery managed by volunteer, Stephen Findlay, on Seafield Estates. There is no official website – we assume green burials are standard.  (added 11/19/15)

Whole-Family Cemeteries

  • Memorial Woodlands, Bristol, England – pet cremains (only) may be buried in the family plot
  • Penwith Pet Crematorium, Chyanhal, UK – full body pet-burial in family plot. Read article from 2010. Here’s another article from 2019.
  • 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 October 29, 2021

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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