Pet Memorial Ceremony


Baltimore Humane Society Pet Memorial Sunday Ceremony
September 9, 11am
All Invited

On Sunday, September 9th at 11a.m., the Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park will hold a free public memorial ceremony in observance of National Pet Memorial Day. The ceremony is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a beloved pet, no matter when or where the loss occurred. All our pets create lasting memories. Our pets are our family members. They’re our friends. They’re our special companions who, even when physically gone, stay alive forever in our memories — and our hearts. This ceremony will be an opportunity to remember and celebrate those loving bonds.

You do NOT need to have a pet buried at the Memorial Park or adopted from Baltimore Humane Society to attend.

The Program – Beginning at 11am

“A Personal Story” – Jennifer Gerber, Baltimore Humane Society Pet Bereavement Support Group
“Guilt and Euthanasia” – Dr Ayrika White-Mfoudi, Veterinarian, Peaceful Passage
Jennifer Yarbro, Director of the Baltimore Shambhala Centre, will lead the mediation “Loving Kindness”: a meditation sending out wishes for happiness; joy and peace to our pets; and release from suffering for our pets and ourselves.

Flower Ceremony – Your pets’ names are announced as you walk up to place a flower in their honor in our flower display.

Flowers by Flowers and Fancies

Please bring a photo of your pet to put on display (preferably in a stand-up frame) during the ceremony and a flower to place in their honor. 

Remembrance Display
This year we are asking participants to bring a photo of their pets to contribute to our Remembrance Display. We will keep the display lit with continuous LED candles until the end of October. Please bring photos that can be left with us, or address and stamp the back of the photo to be returned via post.

RSVP with the number of guests, and with the name of pets you’d like read aloud at the ceremony.  RSVP to 410-833-8848 ext. 219 or vvanhof@bmorehumane.org.

Friends and family are welcome.

Location: Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park, 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown


Honor a pet who touched your life by helping to save the lives of pets who haven’t been as lucky to have a loving owner like yourself.  Make a tribute in their memory and your donation will go to help for the care and shelter of Baltimore Humane Society’s animals. Call 410-833-8848 ext. 212 for assistance or go to https://bmorehumane.org/donate/


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