Pet Memorial Park Celebrates First Annual Pet Memorial Day

Dexter Del Monte.

Tucked away in the lush, green rolling hills of Calabasas 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 Pets’ 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, 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 and/or cremations, mausoleum or in-ground cremain interment, memorial markers, flowers and a huge variety of urns.

There is also 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.”

Please join us on November 7 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. for the First Annual Pet Memorial Day and Animal Blessing hosted by Warren Eckstein at the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. The blessing ceremony will be conducted by several local clergy. They will be honoring living pets as well as those who have passed away. Participants are encouraged to bring their well-behaved leashed pets, as well as, collars or pictures of their deceased loved ones. There will also be food, psychics, music and pet rescues and other vendors as well.

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