Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery

Note: At this time, Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery is accepting new clients for cremation services only. Burial services are temporarily suspended for new clients. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please call (617) 226-5652 for more information.

Final care is a sensitive and important time in the life of a family pet and no one understands the depth of the human-animal bond quite like ARL.

Located next to the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Dedham Animal Care & Adoption Center, Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery is the oldest continuously operated pet cemetery by a humane society in the United States.

Established in 1907, ARL’s Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery is situated on the beautiful grounds of the former summer sanctuary for the city’s working horses – and summer home to ARL’s founder, Anna Harris Smith. In fact, Anna’s own beloved pets were among the first to be buried here.

Contact Us

Cemetery Visiting Hours
ARL’s Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk.

Cemetery Office Information
ARL’s Safford Memorial Shelter
Intake Office
55 Anna’s Place
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone: (617) 226-5652

Operating Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 1:00PM – 6:30PM
Closed Sunday, Monday, & Holidays

Services & Pricing

ARL’s Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery offers a variety of final care options for your pet. For added convenience, our dedicated staff can pick up your pet from your home or veterinarian; additional fees may apply. Please contact ARL’s Cemetery Office at (617) 226-5652 or for more information.

Burial Plot
Burial Lots

We offer two burial lot options within ARL’s Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery. A one-time perpetual care fee of $250 is applied to all new burial lot purchases.

  • Lots in the flat headstones section are 36 by 18 inches and cost $650
  • Lots in the upright headstones section are 40 by 24 inches and cost $1,000

Burial markers are not included with the price of the burial lot, however, we would be happy to provide you with a list of monument companies familiar with our required dimensions.

pet casket

*Due to limited quantities of caskets, we can only offer them for current clients*.   We offer hand-crafted, mahogany-stained oak caskets in a variety of sizes:

  • Caskets 20 by 14 by 8 inches in size cost $75
  • Caskets 24 by 14 by 8 inches in size cost $95
  • Caskets 36 by 17 by 10 inches in size cost $120
  • Caskets 38 by 22 by 12 inches in size cost $140

cremation box

All ashes are ready within 21 business days and are returned in pine boxes.

  • Private cremation fees are as follows:
    • Exotic animals less than 5 pounds cost $45
    • Exotic animals over 5 pounds cost $150
    • Non-exotic animals between 1 to 50 pounds cost $150
    • Animals 51 to 100 pounds cost $175
    • Animals 101 to 150 pounds cost $200
    • Animals over 150 pounds cost $200 + $1.50 per pound thereafter
  • Additional boxes are available and cost $15
  • Engraved plaques are available and cost $10

clay pet paw print
Paw Prints

Clay paw prints are a unique and meaningful way to memorialize your lost pet. These keepsakes can be arranged through ARL’s Cemetery Office.

  • Clay paw prints keepsakes cost $35