Pet Cemetery

45Proudly Serving the Rochester Area for Over 45 Years!
1979 – 2024

Pet Cemetery in Rush, NY

One Of The Most Beautiful Properties In Monroe County, NY

For over 45 years, we at Rush Inter Pet, Inc. have helped pet lovers cope with the loss of their pets. Thousands of local families; as well as families from as far away as California, Texas, and even The Bahamas have used our pet memorial services for pet cremations and urns, interments in our beautiful pet cemetery, caskets, and memorial headstones. As pet lovers ourselves, we truly understand the relationship you have with your pet, and we will patiently try to help you through this very sad time.

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Our Pet Cemetery was established in 1979 by Charles and Nancy Hanna.

As operators of a pet boarding kennel in the small town of Rush, NY, Nancy also became the town’s dog warden. Sadly, some of the stray pets needed to be buried, so she began burying them in one of the Hanna’s unused fields. At that time (over 45 years ago), “everyone” buried pets at home, but the idea sparked Charles’ mind and he decided to research the need for a pet cemetery in the Rochester, NY area.
It took about two years of thought, research, paperwork, and planning the actual cemetery layout; then the family had to commit their land for the pet cemetery use; and their personal time to be available to the public. The zoning approvals were granted, and the pet cemetery was opened. The first interment was in April of 1980.
After working for five years as a veterinary technician; daughter Polly joined the business in 1981. Our pet cemetery is now the final resting place for more than 6000 family pets including; birds, ferrets, exotic pets, cats, dogs and horses. Pets may be interred in caskets; or pets may be cremated first, then the “cremains” interred.

Memorial headstones of bronze or granite are available.

In 1985, Rush Inter Pet, Inc. was featured nationally on television and in newspapers; as Charles and daughter Polly Hanna were instrumental in the writing of the “Basic Standards of Operation” for higher quality pet cemeteries for the International Association of Pet Cemeteries. Beautiful Rush Inter Pet, Inc. was the perfect spot for the media attention and many photographs which were published in newspapers across the Nation; and as far away as England and Germany.

In 1985, Rush Inter Pet, Inc. installed their first state of the art pet crematory.

Two crematories are currently used. Rush Inter Pet, Inc.’s cremation and other pet memorial services are exemplary. Pets are carefully handled and are separated from each other during all of the cremation process. Clients may see the crematories, or attend the cremation of their pet, by appointment. A large selection of cremation urns is available in our showroom. After Charles’ death in 1998, daughter Polly purchased the family business from her mother, Nancy. Sadly, Nancy died in October of 2013. Polly continues to own and operate Rush Inter Pet, Inc., along with her now adult son, Kyle.

Our Employees

All the employees have been with Rush Inter Pet, Inc. for more than 10 years, so we are like a family, working well together. Please contact us for any further information. All of our pet memorial services are by appointment. The pet cemetery is open for visitation from dawn to dusk. We thank you for your interest; contact us today! People visit our pet cemetery from the following cities and surrounding areas:

  • Brockport, NY
  • Avon, NY
  • Geneseo, NY
  • Spencerport, NY
  • Chili, NY
  • LeRoy, NY
  • Henrietta, NY
  • Sodus, NY
  • York, NY
  • Brighton, NY
  • Penn Yan, NY
  • Rochester, NY
  • Dundee, NY
  • Williamson, NY
  • Fairport, NY
  • Sodus, NY
  • Hamlin, NY
  • Hilton, NY
  • Churchville, NY
  • Lima, NY