How to Start a Pet Cemetery Business

Are you a capitalist looking to start a pet cemetery business? Are you a pet lover who just wants to create a place where pets can rest in peace? Do you think the pet cemetery business is the business that you want?

If you do then we have provided a list of things that you should consider in starting your pet cemetery business.

Saying goodbye to your pet is like saying goodbye to a long time friend that has been with you through thick and thin and stayed by your side no matter what. This is the reason why most pet owners really see to it that their beloved pet rests in peace in a proper and memorable way. To help them with their grieving and to earn you a few bucks as well, here are a few tips in starting your own pet cemetery business.

Look into the Law of the Pet Cemetery Business

A pet cemetery business is special not only because of the emotional factor from your customers but also because it has its own special set of laws, both state and federal. Usually, a pet cemetery business must be located in an area pre-approved by the government and it must follow some required regulations. To avoid any untoward conflict with the law, I suggest you first research on the pertinent laws that apply to your pet cemetery business.

Planning the Pet Cemetery Business

After finding out and accomplishing the necessary licenses and permits from the required by the government, you are now ready to ask yourself some very basic but important questions. In your pet cemetery, what kinds of pet do you want to accept? How big should the cemetery be? Do you want to put chapels, fountains or gazebos in your pet cemetery? Would you just offer a burial place or would you have other services to offer as well, such as cremation, providing caskets and flowers or any other services connected to a pet burial. This and many other questions are but a few things that any pet cemetery business owner should ask himself.

Getting Connected in the Pet Cemetery Business

To further help you in starting your own pet cemetery business, it is also important to get connected with the right kind of people. First look into the demographics of your area and see how many are pet owners and how many are willing to bury their pets in a pet cemetery. Make interviews and create surveys in obtaining this information. Also look into the other pet cemeteries that are in your area. Is business good for them? What can you offer that the other pet cemeteries are not offering? Also try and interview other pet cemetery owners in other areas so as to get the necessary expert advice in starting a pet cemetery business. Joining pet cemetery business owners association is also a good way to get connected with other pet cemetery business owners.


  • peter pasztor said on July 11, 2009
    hi, my name is peter pasztor from Hungary. I need Your help: I'm looking for a mobil pet cremation car (Van, truck,)with EU license (certificate). if You can, where can I buy it, please send me the address, or mail, or phone number. please HELP me! reguards: peter e-mail:
  • Mike said on November 25, 2012
    Where and how do I get pet cremation license. i live in Ireland. thank you.
  • shto girma said on February 7, 2013
    Hi. I want to start this business i am from Lebanon city in Beirut. thanks
  • Kevin Devlin said on July 10, 2013
    Hi. I'm Kevin. I live near Kingston Ontario Canada. My question is which branch of the Government do I contact. I spoke with the ministry of the environment. They were not concerned about any licenses. I also Contacted local and county. Nobody new anything.
  • Chong Chee Ming said on December 30, 2013
    I am from Malaysia and wish to set up a Pet Cemetery I have check with local council and said no regulation you submit the proposal , Is there any franchise on this where all system operating procedure , legal documents are already. I have agri land running this business.
  • Chad rhodes said on February 21, 2014
    I'm from shreveport Louisiana. I'm a disabled Marine corp vet. I don't work but I have four little girls I'm raising on my own and need to increase my income in order to support them. I've been looking into a couple of ideas for starting a Business that would allow me to plane my work days around my girls lives. There still very young. Would you consider a pet cemetery to be the kind of business for my situation
  • Gerry Despres said on April 7, 2015
    Hi I am from the Northern part of Ontario, I would like to know which department I need to get in contact with in order to comply with the law if there is any to start my own pet cemetery. thanks
  • regina perez said on April 12, 2015
    We live in Victoria TX and would like to start a pet cemetery, who would we speak to regarding the laws? Or where do we start?
  • Doug Z. said on February 24, 2018
    Need help on starting a pet cemetery. We live in Jefferson county Mo. Anyone know the laws on this subject


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