The death of a beloved pet is never an easy experience. We at Pet Lawn are animal lovers and all have furry friends of our own. We have loved and lost true friends whose lives are so sweet and dear to us. The unconditional love they give us is precious and difficult to explain.
We empathize with the grief and possibly even anger that accompanies the profound loss of a pet. Everyone has different experiences, but the loss or void can be felt much deeper than the loss of a human companion. Pet Lawn Cemetery and Crematory is the only dedicated pet loss center in Milwaukee.
Private and Gentle Pickup Service
Silk Floral Bouquets
In-home Pet Euthanasia
At-Pet Lawn Pet Euthanasia
Grounds open 9:00AM-Sunset
All communal/group cremations performed at Pet Lawn are scattered in our memorial garden. Started in 2014, the memorial garden is a peaceful spot in the middle of the cemetery, found next to the steps to the upper cemetery.
We are proudly using a product from Let Your Love Grow, which provides all ashes scattered in the garden an eco-friendly interment. Flowers can be planted there in nutrient-rich earth in memory of our departed.....Donations for maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery grounds (including the new garden) help it stay beautiful, peaceful and comforting for years to come.
All are welcome to scatter their pet's ashes in our memorial garden after a private cremation. We only ask that the ground is not frozen when scattered. Pet Lawn is private property where we have a special permit to have ashes on the property. Wisconsin law prohibits the scattering of cremains/ashes on public land.
The property now known as Pet Lawn, has maintained a pet cemetery since 1943 when the first faithful furry family members were laid to rest at the request of the owners who had boarded their dogs here. Pet Lawn has had a rich history. Before Art first bought the Puppy Lodge, Mr. Gutneckt started the kennels, boarding dogs in the 1930's. If you tour the property, you can still find the old sign that was lit by neon lights back in the 1950's. Circa 1966, one of the buildings burned down and many of the records were lost, of which, Dick Bernier (previous owner) recovered using old receipts. More than 10,000 pets including dogs, cats, iguanas, snakes, turtles, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, horses as well as cremains of three people are buried at Pet Lawn. It is currently illegal for pets to be buried in human cemeteries. However, it is legal for human cremains to be buried in pet cemeteries. The entity known as Pet Lawn, Inc. has been a proud provider of service to the public as well as veterinarians since 1967.
At Pet Lawn, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are. All pets are handled with complete dignity. While buildings and gardens are being remodeled and cleaned up, all pets buried in the cemetery will NOT be disturbed from their final resting place.
Pet Lawn, Inc.
Owner Dr. Kristen Rowe, DVM