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Memorial Services


Baltimore Humane Society Pet Cemetery ››
Funeral Services ››
Bereavement Counseling & Support ››
Pricing for Cemetery Services ››
Pick Up Service ››
Tributes to Remember & Honor Your Pet ››

Baltimore Humane Society Pet Cemetery

Losing a pet can be a very painful time for anyone. We recognize that pets are family. They come into our lives and bring tremendous joy and happiness, and when they leave, they often impart a great sadness upon us. We understand and are here to help.

Baltimore Humane Society offers memorial services and a final resting place for your pets at its pet cemetery, located on the grounds of our Wildlife Sanctuary. Baltimore Humane Society Pet Cemetery provides a serene setting for individuals to remember and share their love for a beloved family pet. We also offer a variety of bereavement support services and tributes to remember and honor your pet.

An Extension of Your Care

Providing a final place for your friend to rest, or a memorial recognition at Baltimore Humane Society Pet Cemetery, does more than demonstrate your love for your pet. It also shows your compassion and understanding for the pets in our care at the Humane Society, as all proceeds from our memorial services support the life-saving efforts of the Humane Society’s adoption and spay/neuter programs. Your final gesture of love for your pet helps assure the life and love of many more pets at the Humane Society. Thank you.


Funeral Services

Memorial services for loved ones are an important part of the grieving process. We offer a variety of different services to meet the needs of each individual, and we are here to help.

Interment Options

Individuals wishing to lay their pets to rest within Nicodemus Memorial Park have several options for interment:

  • Standard headstones included with each plot
  • Private viewings upon request
  • Custom headstone selection
  • All plots are prepared to accommodate a tandem burial for future needs
  • Casket selection – Standard or Deluxe, Eco-friendly and natural wood selection upon request
  • Burial services available with or without casket

Cremation

Option of receiving the cremains in an ornate wooden urn or interring them within Nicodemus Memorial Park.
Special arrangements may be made for individuals wishing to spread ashes or inter the cremains in an alternate location.

Pet Removal and Transport

We ask that if you are bringing your pet for burial or cremation, that it must be done before 4:30pm.

If you are unable to transport your pet, it can be arranged for a member of our staff to pick up its remains from home or veterinary office Monday through Friday.

For more information about our services, please contact our Funeral & Cemetery Services Director, Andrew Mazan, at 410-833-8848 x219 or amazan@bmorehumane.org.

Learn a little more about the life of a Pet Funeral Director in a Baltimore Magazine article profiling Andrew Mazan.


Bereavement Counseling & Support

“May it make your sorrow easier for you to bear knowing there are other who understand and care.”
–Unknown Author

Nicodemus Memorial Park takes the loss of your pet seriously, and believes in doing all we can to help you through this difficult time. We understand how devastating it can be to lose a companion pet. To help you with your grief we offer several different complimentary services.

Immediate Private Counseling

This is a one-time session with a counselor if you feel the need for some extra help dealing with the loss of your pet. We will put you in touch with the counselor and you can make an appointment to meet in person or over the telephone. Following the session, you’ll have the option to continue for a small fee.

Bereavement Support Group

The Baltimore Humane Society Pet Cemetery holds a monthly bereavement group to help you cope with the loss or extreme illness of a pet. Anyone whose pet has passed away, been lost, sick, or dying is welcome to join the group at any time. Members take comfort in sharing with others going through the same difficult experience.

The group is a safe haven where individuals can freely talk about their pet knowing others are interested in hearing their story. It is a place of emotional and practical support helping participants cope with their loss. Please join our free, non-denominational group, led by Memorial Park Director and Certified Bereavement Counselor, Andrew Mazan. You do not need to have your pet buried in Baltimore Humane Society Pet Cemetery to join the group. All are welcome! Read more in an article about the group.

The group meets the first Tuesday evening of each month at 7pm for one hour.

Please call to RSVP. Call 410-833-8848 x219 or email amazan@bmorehumane.org.

Facebook Bereavement Group Page

For those of you who would rather connect to support online, you can join the Baltimore Humane Society Pet Cemetery Bereavement Group Facebook Page. An online support group. Share photos and stories of your pet. Visit the Notes page for discussions and helpful information. Posts can only be seen by group members.

Expanded Book Collection

The Baltimore Humane Society Pet Cemetery also offers a number of books to pet owners as an added resource.


Pricing for Cemetery Services

Cremation

Cremation (Private): $195 Under 30lbs., $245 Over 30lbs.

Cremation & Interment
(Personally Engraved Stone Paver & Remains Buried Underneath)

6″ x 6″ natural stone with engraving: $335 Under 30lbs., $420 Over 30lbs.
6″ x 12″ natural stone with engraving: $425 Under 30lbs., $505 Over 30lbs.
9″ x 18″ natural stone with engraving: $515 Under 30lbs., $580 Over 30lbs.

Here is a link to Pet Memorial Services, our cremation company. We understand that there are many options and sometimes it is a difficult choice when deciding what to do with your pet’s ashes. Please visit their website and take a look around to see if you find something that interests you.

Burials

Tandem Burial
(Burial with Pre-owned Plot, Memorial Service & 18″ x 9″ Natural Blue Stone Headstone): $600

New Burial
(Includes Cemetery Plot, Accommodates Future Tandem, Memorial Service & 18″ x 9″ Natural Blue Stone Headstone): $950 Under 30lbs., $1050 Over 30lbs.

Tandem Depth Accomodation
(Stacked Burials in one plot): $100

Caskets

Basic: $100 – $200
Deluxe: $200 – $300
Elite: $300

Headstone Pricing

Humane Society engraved natural blue stone 18″ x 9″: $250

Tribute Stone Paver Pricing

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 6″ x 6″ – 3 Lines with 25 total characters: $175
6″ x 12″ – 3 Lines with 35 total characters: $250
12″ x 12″ – Multiple Lines & Characters: $400

Living Memorial
(including burial, no tandem): $1750

(Burial, Stone and Japanese Maple planted in memorial)


Pick Up Service

For pets that need to be picked up from a veterinary hospital or home, there is a $75 Pick up Charge. Monday through Friday only.


Tributes to Remember & Honor Your Pet

The Baltimore Humane Society Pet Cemetery offers several different tributes to remember and honor your pet’s memory. As pet lovers, many who utilize the services at our pet cemetery often wish to preserve their pet’s memory and ensure the park’s longevity through planned giving or a memorial tribute. Please contact our Memorial Park Director, Andrew Mazan, at amazan@bmorehumane.org to arrange for any or all of the following:

Eternal Burning Light

Keep the light of an angel burning by your pet’s resting place. For a one-time fee of $25, you have the option of having a solar powered angel light placed on your pet’s plot or somewhere else on the cemetery property. Families may purchase an eternal burning light in memory of their pet, or a friend’s. With a light always over them, the spirit and warmth of the unconditional love you provided during their lifetime on earth will continue to shine.

Tribute Stones

Tribute stones are a lovely way to permanently honor your pet. These beautiful customize stones are displayed along the Memorial Park entrance pathway. Read more here about the selection and how to purchase.

Garden Stones

Garden stones memorial photos

These beautiful likenesses of your furry friend, family, or any favorite object (view our detailed images) are 6”x9”, made with any full color photo along with custom text and design.  These great stones are perfect for existing furry family members or ones who have passed on to the Rainbow Bridge.  They make great additions to any pet lover’s garden. All proceeds go to care for the homeless animals at Baltimore Humane Society’s no-kill shelter.

Perfect for shelves, desks, bookends, and in gardens.  Preserve your favorite photos and memories on stone or slate, beautiful either indoors or out.  Your favorite photos on striking customized stone!

This is a custom ordered item.  For more information call 410-833-8848, ext. 219 or email amazan@bmorehumane.org for design details.

Pet Portraits

A portrait created by local artist, Joanna Barnum. It is a beautiful way to memorialize your beloved pet.

Pet Prayer Memorial Cards

Pet Prayer Memorial Cards have a photograph of your pet on the front and a choice of prayers and poems on the back. You also have the option of personalizing the card.


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