About Us

1928

Originally Founded in 1928

The Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park was founded by celebrity veterinarian Dr. Eugene Jones on September 4th, 1928, and became the final resting place for such animal stars as:

Tawny, one of the MGM Lions

Jiggs – “Cheetah” from Tarzan

Pete the Pup from “Our Gang”

Topper, the trusty steed of Hopalong Cassidy

Entrusted by Celebrities

Not only celebrity animals, but the animals of celebrities rest in peace at these enduring, revered grounds. Among those interred at our cemetery are:

Rudolph Valentino’s loyal Alsatian Doberman, Kabar

Mae West’s monkey, Boogie

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall’s champagne cocker spaniel, Droopy

Jimmy Durante’s Irish Setter, Muggins.

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Protecting Our Legacy

In 1973, the Jones family donated the cemetery to the Los Angeles SPCA who, ten years later, determined to sell the property to developers. A small group of pet owners found out about the impending sale and formed S.O.P.H.I.E., (Saving Our Pets History In Eternity). They initiated an intense fundraising and membership drive, and lobbied Sacramento for protective legislation. Their selfless crusade would take nearly three years.

On September 12, 1986, the efforts of these dedicated individuals resulted in the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park permanently safeguarded in perpetuity under California state law.

Saving Our Pets History In Eternity

S.O.P.H.I.E.

S.O.P.H.I.E., Inc. is a non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to the preservation of the park. The Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park is dedicated in perpetuity.

The Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park is a member of The International Association of Pet Cemeteries. 

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Shera, Peter, and pups

Leadership

Board President since November, 2015, Shera Denese Falk, pictured with husband Peter Falk, and family.  (All pets shown are resting in peace at the park.)