Pet Cemetery

Limestone poodles, spaniels, and hounds with baskets of flowers welcome you to this secluded site. 

Marjorie Merriweather Post with dog Scampi 1961

Marjorie Merriweather Post enjoys a moment at Hillwood with Scampi in 1961


Reached through quiet wooded paths, the Pet Cemetery is a tranquil memorial to the pet dogs that Marjorie Post loved throughout her life. Plants include forget-me-nots, “sweetbox” and vinca groundcover.

Kate Markert

Executive Director

There are so many thoughts and opinions about what kind of person Marjorie Merriweather Post was. Without a doubt she was independent, wise, and generous. That she would dedicate this special space to her beloved pets, I think, says so much about the warmth of her character that is often overlooked.


Post’s last dog, Scampi, was laid to rest in the Pet Cemetery in 1972. The great love of dogs is a tradition that many of Post’s family members carried on and they continued to memorialize their beloved four-legged friends in the Pet Cemetery through the 1980s.  

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