Where may I lawfully scatter my pet’s ashes?

You have numerous options for scattering your pet’s ashes, including public lands, private property, aerial scattering, scattering gardens, etc. Depending on the location, there may be local or governmental restrictions that prohibit the scattering of ashes in populated areas, certain public areas, some national parks, and other areas. In some cases, a permit may be required.

If you are considering scattering the ashes of a pet on public lands, it is best to contact the agency which has jurisdiction over that area. This information can usually be found by conducting an online search. Also, if you are considering scattering the ashes on private property, be sure to obtain permission from the landowner first.