Buddy was a pet dog belonging to the family of Trail Manager Herlon Pierce. Buddy's Place is a memorial to beloved pets, and is located at the Gateway Southern Miss.
Buddy’s Place was created in August of 2004 as a place to honor our special pets. It is highlighted by a memorial wall which holds plaques that can be purchased and inscribed with a personal tribute to your pet. Plaques are available in two different sizes including a 3.5” x 6” with text only or an 8” x 10” with text and photo. Photos can be scanned from an original print which will be returned to the owner and are subject to approval. A portion of each plaque sold will be donated to the local animal shelter.
Buddy’s Place contains a rainbow bridge which takes you into a landscaped area filled with an assortment of plants and trees. Another area of Buddy’s Place is provided for our living pets. It contains a pet comfort station which includes a drinking fountain and a cooling shower designed to accommodate our pets after a long walk on the trail. There is even a fireplug in place to provide a target of relief for our furry companions. Buddy’s Place is located next to the restroom facility close to the Gateway.
See the Hattiesburg American coverage of the dedication 8/21/2004.
remember that if you bring a pet to the Trace, it must be on a leash,
and kept from threatening or otherwise bothering trail users. Please
clean up after your pet. See Rules for
Use of the Trace.