If you've ever faced the difficult task of taking care of the remains of a family pet you know all too well just how heartbreaking it can be. Not only that, a lot of people wonder "Is it legal to bury my pet in the backyard?"

To ensure a backyard burial is legal where you live ask a veterinarian or animal shelter

Veterinarian with dog

Most pet owners want to properly bury their animals and normally they want to place them nearby maybe in the backyard or someplace special. Some owners even have grave markers and flower gardens at the site.

So the question most people ask "Is it legal to bury your dog or other pet in the backyard in Oklahoma?" The short answer is yes, you can bury them in the backyard or somewhere else on the property with certain rules.

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In Oklahoma, it is legal to bury your pet in the yard as long as you bury them a minimum of 3 feet underground. Keep in mind there could be other laws or rules depending on what town or city you live in.

While it's legal to bury a pet in the yard in the state of Oklahoma some counties, towns, cities, and homeowner associations may have ordinances that may or may not allow it. You'll need to check first.

You have options when it comes to the final resting place of your beloved family pets

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Saying goodbye to a family pet is a hard thing to do. Knowing what to do after they pass can be difficult as well. Most vets offer some sort of pet collection, burial, and/or cremation service if you're unsure what to do.

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