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Suited for veterinary offices, animal shelters, festivals and expos 

What will you do with your pet's body?        Who-will-Help-me        postcard

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General Brochure (tri-fold; black ink on pale moss green):  What will you do with your pet’s body? – General information about the Green Pet-Burial Society and its projects.

Transport Brochure (tri-fold; black ink on sandstone):  Who will Help me? – An appeal to transport services, funeral directors, veterinarians to help us create systems to transport a pet’s remains home. Many take their pets on vacations, visits, work assignments, yet some pets die when away from home. Stylistically, we reference the graphic novel in depicting an often unspoken despair.

Postcard (2-sided): Bereavement and Conservation – Introducing the idea of conservation whole-family cemeteries, where keeping the remains of family members together is good for the environment, the bereaved, and society.

Cost:  $5 for 50 + $8 shipping and handling = $13

Memorial Services

Dog DreamsDo you live in Southern California? Founder and cultural anthropologist Eric Greene will help you to create a comforting memorial service to honor your beloved animal. He will interview you about your relationship, unique moments shared together, spiritual beliefs and aesthetic inclinations in order to create words and rituals that mark this transitional moment for you, your family and friends.

Leave a message for us below. Prices start at $100/hr.

Consultation

GhostDogBritten

Planning to create a new pet or whole-family cemetery?

Need help transitioning your current cemetery to being ‘green’ or opening a whole-family section?

We can help you to realize your dream. We will assist with developing a strategic plan, preparing a proposal, identifying appropriate partners and associations, aesthetic and environmental considerations, and conduct a cost analysis.

Free initial consultation. Fees based on scope of work.

updated April 26, 2017

image credits: dog looking backward by bobmarley753, flickr.com
LissiS, Ghost Dog. 2008. published in Worth1000.com

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New Zealand Considers Whole-Family Cemeteries

Michael Coghlan, Rural Wonderland (detail). 2011. flickr url: http://tinyurl.com/neq2j67.

Michael Coghlan, Rural Wonderland (detail). 2011. flickr url: http://tinyurl.com/neq2j67.

New Zealand is modifying its cemetery law.
Will it honor the wishes of those wanting to bury
their animals’ remains in their family’s cemetery plot?

by Rachael Ford  1709 words

In late 2013, Rachael Ford informed the Green Pet-Burial Society about New Zealand’s process of updating its cemetery law. A registered nurse, Rachael is the founder of With Our Loved Ones (WOLO), dedicated to establishing whole-family cemeteries in NZ. We support WOLO and sent a detailed letter to the NZ government in support of conservation whole-family cemeteries. We invited Rachael to prepare a guest blog about pet burial practices in New Zealand and her founding of WOLO. Here she provides a background on NZ cemetery law, Māori tradition, and a poetic recollection of grief for her dog Beulah.


NZcoat-of-armsNew Zealand, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, is in the process of updating its Burial and Cremation Act of 1964. The Law Commission invited submissions from citizens, stakeholders and experts on how to improve the current law (the Green Pet-Burial Society was among the respondents). So in November 2013 I formed With Our Loved Ones (WOLO), an ad hoc group of New Zealanders and supporters dedicated to the formation of whole-family cemeteries in NZ. Continue reading

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