The Honor Garden

Burial for Service Dogs is available in The Honor Garden

Search and Rescue dogs, Seeing-Eye Dogs, Police Dogs and other Service Animals are buried in an area reserved for them. We plan to dedicate a page on our website in honor of their service, with their handlers contributing photos and their life stories.

K9 Bulletproof Vest Fund

Dixie Memorial Pet Cemetery has established a fund to provide bulletproof vests for the K9s of Memphis, Shelby County, and surrounding areas to use when the situation calls for protection. These dogs are vital assets to our officers and to our community. These intelligent and devoted animals need to be better protected as they risk their lives to protect their human partners.

Donations may be made at any InSouth Bank location or mailed to:

K-9 Bulletproof Vest Fund
c/o InSouth Bank
P.O. Box 425
Millington, TN 38053-0425

The Pet Loss Support Group

When the human-companion animal bond is broken by death or another type of loss, pet guardians face many difficult emotions. The sense of loss, loneliness, guilt, or depression may be overwhelming. The grieving process is a painful but necessary part of living and loving. Sometimes pet owners, or more frequently friends, relatives, or co-workers, discount the pain because the loved one was not human. Psychologists tell us the human response to loss is the same whether the loss is a person or a beloved companion animal.

Our society does not provide adequate support for the loss of our animal companions. Few people pay respect to the bereaved pet owner at home or at a pet funeral home. Other pet owners may attend a pet funeral or offer significant comfort if they are able, but those people may not be close at the time they are needed. Our purpose is to assist pet owners in validating their loss and to support them through the mourning period.

Pet Loss Support Group meetings are held the first Monday of each month from 6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at:
First Evangelical Church (in the Library)
735 Ridge Lake Blvd. in Memphis, TN
Call 873-4127 for further information.


Barbara Wells, R.N., owner of Dixie Memorial Pet Gardens, established the Pet Loss Support Group in January 1990, and it has continued to meet since that time.

The Pet Loss Support Group is sponsored by the:

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