Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project, Inc.
A promise made...a promise kept
Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of volunteers dedicated to honoring the bond between humans and their animals. We are committed to maintaining a sanctuary of peace and rest for cherished pets we call family. Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project, Inc. needs your donations (tax deductible) to assist in the upkeep of the Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Park. We would appreciate your contribution.
Our mailing address is:
Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project
P.O. Box 1418
Cedar Hill, TX 75106
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If you would like to volunteer. We would love to have you! Send an message to the email address above.
Along the stretch of Highway 67 amongst the roar of automobiles and 18 wheelers lies The Cedar Hill Pet Cemetery. Pet owners have been laying their beloved pets to rest there for over three quarters of a century. Those hallowed grounds hold many happy memories for the owners of pets who loved them enough to memorialize their passing.
In 2012, the War Dog Memorial was added to the park. The bronze statue of a Belgium Malinois represents ALL dogs that play a part in our daily lives. A special area along side the memorial is designated as "The Hero's Section". As of this date, there are five K9 Heroes from the Dallas - Ft. Worth Metroplex area that have been laid to rest or memorialized there. These K9's spent their lives in service to their community in some capacity either with the Police Department or Fire Department, and we will be honoring each of there in the upcoming months by sharing their stories.
Police K9 Dog, Gage was the FIRST canine to be honored in the Hero's Section of The Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Park. Gage was a Belgium Malinois. He was born in Holland in 2006. He offered distinguished service to police departments in South Lake and Grand Prairie. Gage retired from the Mansfield PD in 2013.
At the time of his passing, "Gage was retired Patrol and Narcotic Detection Dog for the Mansfield Police Department where he served from March 2012 to September 2013. The traits that are evident in all service dogs are many, such as hard-working, confident, protective, alert, active and yes, STUBBORN, but there is a common thread that ties each of them together with their handler and being a LOYAL and DEPENDABLE team player is a must! For anyone who has loved a dog knows the bond that exists between themselves and their four legged companion. It has been said that we tend to resemble the pet that we select so just maybe our pet absorbs some of our traits as well. It was jokingly stated that Gage picked up a few habits from his handler and partner. He loved to be loved on, and when he had his favorite toy, he was in his own world! ALL dogs are special but these five K9s that lie in the Hero's Section of The Cedar Hill Pet Cemetery are truly special!