We understand how deeply you love your pets and how much they mean to you. The Laurels is a beautifully-designed cemetery specially created to honor their memory.
Located on the grounds of Laurel Hill West in a distinct area, The Laurels is a private serene sanctuary; a perfect resting place for your special family member. Enjoy this three acre landscaped and wooded property while visiting and remembering.
If you’re in need of our pet services, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Our caring and professional staff has served families since 1869 and will tend to your pet in the same loving, respectful and exceptional way. Our pet packages offer a variety of product options to memorialize your pet, as well as a final resting place for them. With excellence in mind, we offer private visitations and intimate memorial services in our cozy pet center.
If you choose ground burial for your pet, small, medium, or large property packages are available. All packages include: pet transfer, casket, property, graveside service, interment, and marker.
Aquamation, also known as Alkaline Hydrolysis, is a gentle, eco-friendly, and water-based (flameless) process. With our Aquamation Center being the first of its kind for pets in our area, our unit uses a combination of water flow, temperature, and alkalinity to accelerate nature’s process. It releases no greenhouse gases and has only 10 percent of the carbon footprint with no mercury emissions into the atmosphere. This process is 95 percent water and 5 percent alkali (the chemical opposite of an acid). We can then use the remaining effluent solution to fertilize the grounds of our pet cemetery and common gardens or direct the effluent to our local municipal wastewater sources.
Pets are Aquamated in their own compartment in the Aquamation unit. Each pet receives a unique metal tag number that follows your pet through the entire process and time in our care. At the conclusion of this process, we will either return the Aquamated remains to the veterinarian or the family to make further arrangements.
Should you wish to choose a final resting place after Aquamation, property packages are available and include: Aquamation, custom urn made of recycled wood from Laurel Hill’s grounds, pet cemetery property, graveside service, interment, and marker.