Tucked away in the lush, green rolling hills of Calabasas, California, are the ten landscaped acres of the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. Founded and dedicated on September 4, 1928, the park provides a serene and peaceful resting place for over 40,000 animal companions. S.O.P.H.I.E. Inc. (Save Our Pet’s History in Eternity), a not-for-profit organization whose membership is comprised of pet owners and friends committed to the preservation of this beautiful sanctuary, which sponsored the first state law ever enacted to protect pet cemeteries. This resulted in 1986 in the legal dedication of the park as a pet cemetery in perpetuity.
Saying goodbye to your pet is an emotionally difficult time. The caring professionals at the park can take care of making arrangements for cremation or burial services, whether your need is immediate or anticipated. Burials and cremations are tailored to suit the personal preferences, religious beliefs and financial considerations of every pet owner. The park offers 24-hour pick-up service, single or multiple in-ground burials, private cremations only, mausoleum or in-ground cremain interment, memorial markers, flowers and a huge variety of urns.
Just opening is a gift store tailored to pet lovers. The park is open for visitation every day of the year, and a stroll around the beautiful grounds will reveal the gravesites of Hopalong Cassidy’s horse “Topper,” Rudolph Valentino’s dog “Kabar,” the Little Rascals’ “Pete” and many other animal “celebrities.”
The Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park is located off the 101 Freeway at Parkway Calabasas at 5068 N. Old Scandia Lane, Calabasas, CA 91372. For more information, call (818) 591-7037.