The loss of a pet can bring grief that is both profound and can be parallel to the loss of a family member. In recent years, this fact has led to the conclusion by many that the comfort, healing and tribute that cemeteries offer should be available to those experiencing the grief of losing a pet companion.
While a pet cemetery or pet section functions much the same as its human counterpart, there are important distinctions that include statutory requirements and the physical variety of the interment spaces. Depending on the jurisdiction, a pet section may require a separate property, a subdivision of regular cemetery land or no specific legal separation from a regular cemetery.
Grever & Ward has the experience necessary to guide you through the planning of a new pet cemetery or the addition of a pet section. Specific services include property master planning, site development plans, section plans and landscape design.