11th Annual Pet Memorial Sunday

The Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park will hold its 11th annual Pet Memorial Sunday Ceremony in observance of National Pet Memorial Day on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at the entrance of the memorial park on the grounds of the Baltimore Humane Society at 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown. The ceremony is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a beloved pet.

Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park Director Veronica Van Hof will lead the ceremony, which includes speakers, local musicians and our annual closing flower ceremony.

“Our pets are best friends, confidants, road trip buddies, unwavering companions and more. Our Pet Memorial Sunday is the biggest local event dedicated to memorializing just pets. It’s a day to remember and celebrate them in our serene, historical cemetery,” says Van Hof. “When someone’s pet dies it can be just as difficult as when a family member passes away. The life of a pet rarely gets acknowledged or remembered with a memorial service, making the grieving process that much more difficult for their owners. That’s why Baltimore Humane Society holds this annual pet memorial service for the public.”

All are invited. You do NOT need to have a pet buried at the Memorial Park or adopted from Baltimore Humane Society to attend. Attendance is free, but an RSVP is kindly requested.

Anyone attending is asked to bring a photo of their pet to put on display during the ceremony and a flower to place in their honor along with an RSVP with the name or names of pets they’d like read aloud at the ceremony. RSVP to 410-833-8848 ext. 219 or vvanhof@bmorehumane.org.