A person can bury a dog in the garden of a residential home, but the person should obtain consent from the local authorities because animal remains are considered hazardous waste. The grave site of the dog should not be near natural water sources or underground power lines.
Different types of burial containers include coffins, biodegradable containers and pet papooses. Some precautions to prevent the spread of disease when a person decides to bury a deceased pet include wearing protective clothes, gloves and a mask. The clothes worn during the burial process should be cleaned thoroughly after the burial process is completed.