When the time comes to say goodbye to your beloved pet, you have several options for interment in Los Angeles. Remember that it’s against city law to bury your pet anywhere other than an official pet cemetery, even your backyard.
While many caring pet owners choose cremation for their pets, others prefer a traditional burial site. Regardless of which aftercare option you choose for your pet, pet cemeteries in Los Angeles offer solutions designed for cremations, burials, and even mausoleums.
Vetted vets have helped hundreds of Los Angelenos provide their pets with a compassionate, dignified farewell. They’re often asked about pet cemeteries in L.A. so we’ve put together a guide to help point you in the right direction, should you need it.
If you’ve heard of one pet cemetery in the Los Angeles area, it’s probably the Los Angeles Memorial Park (a.k.a. the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery or the Calabasas Pet Cemetery.) It’s one of the largest on the West Coast and has been in operation since 1928. Over 40,000 pets are interred here and there is quite a sense of community among their owners. Some of the most “famous” pets in the country have been buried here. The facility offers individual cremations as well as burials and an array of transportation and visitation services.
The grounds at Pet Haven in Gardena, CA, were established all the way back in 1948. Over 30,000 pets call Pet Haven their final resting place. The facility specializes in cremation + burial, but they also offer cremation-only or burial-only services as well. Visitors are welcome anytime and Pet Haven ellos hablan Espanol.
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Sea Breeze is located in Orange County near the majestic Pacific Ocean. With over three-acres of dedicated land, the facility has been offering private pet burials since 1961, and on-site cremations since 1985. Over 40,000 pets’ remains have been buried here and they offer an array of additional services such as memorials, headstones, urns, and perpetual landscaping.
Located in San Diego, Sorrento Valley is a sprawling, sunny property that has been compassionately welcoming pets since 1955. In addition to private cremation, the Sorrento Valley also offers traditional lawn burial services as well as options for mausoleum or columbarium interment. Unlike some other facilities, Sorrento Valley does offer after-hours drop-offs for pets who do not pass away during business hours.