Duke's Pet Friends Cemetery - Guthrie, OK
Posted by: hamquilter
N 35° 53.629 W 097° 24.442
14S E 643738 N 3973342
Quick Description: A final resting place for man's best friend
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2010 1:09:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM9GA6
Duke's Pet Friends Cemetery is located at 1604 N. Pine Street on the east side of Guthrie. It is located just south of the large Summit View Cemetery, and Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Burying pets goes back to ancient traditions. Egyptians used to mummify and bury cats because they considered them to be something worthy of worship. Romans did something very similar and would create an area of many acres where they would erect large stone monuments in dedication to their beloved pets.
In the United States today there are approximately 500 pet cemeteries, the oldest of which is considered to be the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in New York that opened in 1896. The largest pet cemetery in the U.S. is also located in New York. Fewer than 10% of pets are buried in pet cemeteries today.
Duke's Pet Friends was established in 2006 and is a grassy area bordered by shrubbery. There do not appear to be very many gravesites here at this time. There are some dog and cat statues on display which add to the atmosphere.
No hours of operation are listed. Phone: 405-260-0055
Post photo of an interesting tombstone from the cemetery.