Posts Tagged ‘Hartsdale Pet Cemetery’

In July 1900, Mrs. John T. Stephens lost the canine love of her life. Having lost her young son just two years before, the death of her dog Major was more than she could bear.

For years, Grumpy Bizallion’s monument was the tallest at Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in New York, standing just over six feet.

One day in September 1903, the Larsons took a trip to Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn. The weather was obviously pleasant, because they left a window open in their apartment at 246 West 114th Street in Harlem. This window led to a fire escape, which was a favorite sleeping spot for their Irish setter, Dane.

One day in September 1903, the Larsons took a trip to Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn. The weather was obviously pleasant, because they left a window open in their apartment at 246 West 114th Street in Harlem. This window led to a fire escape, which was a favorite sleeping spot for their Irish setter, Dane.

“Her death last year was the hardest to bear of any – until his came. Somehow I like to think that her little soul was waiting to greet his, so that he mightn’t feel strange or alone in the great world above us. I can see her jumping and running for joy and licking his […]

Minnie was just an alley cat — a dusty black and dirty white alley cat, to be more specific. But when she passed away in 1934, she made manly men who marveled Martinis mourn. (Yes, this is an M story!) It was a cold November night in 1920 when good luck brought the orphan kitten […]

One of the most popular owners and breeders of championship Irish Setters in the history of show dogs was Mrs. Gertrude G. Cheever Porter of New York City. Over the years, she owned eight champion Irish Setters and numerous other show dogs. Her pride and joy was Ch. Milson O’Boy, whose career in the 1930s […]

“Rex Moore died at his post. July 30, 1919, age 7. Always a most faithful and loyal friend to his master.” – Headstone for Rex Moore, Hartsdale Pet Cemetery Ever since the apartment boom of the late 1800s, New York City architects and builders have been assigning names to apartment buildings. According to Elizabeth Hawes, […]

This past week, my mother and I visited the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Westchester County, New York. You may recall one of my earlier posts about Princess Lwoff-Parlaghy and her pet lion, Goldfleck, who was buried at the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery after living a very short life at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Or […]

Although it is still illegal in New York to bury pets in human cemeteries, historically speaking, that’s a fairly new law. Up until 1949, pet owners could bury their furry companions in the family plot, provided the cemetery or other deed owners had no objections. There are a few famous dogs buried in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood […]