Visiting the Deceased Pets of Hollywood in Calabasas, California
Set among rolling hills of dry chaparral, the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park is one of the oldest facilities of its kind on the West Coast. The park was dedicated in 1928 and operated by the Jones family until they donated it to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1973. In the light of day, there is nothing spooky about this pet cemetery. In fact, it's a peaceful respite from the frenetic city beyond. Apparently, Rudolph Valentino thought the park was good enough for his dog Kabar, as did Hopalong Cassidy, who buried his horse, Topper, near equine actor Smoke.