Peaceful Parting

Choosing to end the life of a loved companion animal can be a very difficult decision. Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) provides a humane, painless, and dignified death for your pets and you are welcome to be present during your pet’s euthanasia.

Hours & Contact Information

We are currently offering a limited number of appointments per day, please email us to make arrangements with our staff for euthanasia or cremation services. You’ll hear back from us within 1 day of requesting an appointment if you reach out during regular business hours, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.

When we connect with you, we’ll set up your appointment and answer any questions you may have.

Hours & Location
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You are welcome to be with your pet for the procedure for no additional cost, or to leave them with our caring staff.


Euthanasia Procedure Fees

Small Animals$15

Care of Body Options for your Pet

Has your pet passed away and you are not quite sure what to do next? We are here to help provide compassionate, caring service to you regarding cremation options for your furry family member.

We have partnered with Caring Pet Services of Los Gatos to provide exceptional, custom made urns for your beloved family members. Caring Pet Services also offers a ‘group cremation’ where your pet will be cremated and their ashes spread on private property in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Contact us at or (408) 262 – 2133 extension 110 to discuss options and to make an appointment to bring your pet in.


Tile Paw Prints of your pet’s paw(s) are available for $30 each and are included with private cremation orders.


Private Cremation

PoundsPrices start at:
100+Please call in to ask for pricing


Group Cremation

0-24 lbs$45
25-49 lbs $75
50-74 lbs$95
75-99 lbs$110
100+ lbsPlease call in to ask for pricing

Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) Companion Animal Loss Support Group


When: First Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. –7:30 p.m. via video conference. Please RSVP to Vicki at, for instructions on how to call in.

Location: This service is available via video conference and not on-site.
Facilitator: Vicki Oliverio, MFT
Phone: 650-771-2707

Anyone who has experienced a loss or anticipates such a loss is invited to attend the HSSV Companion Animal Loss Support Group. The group helps grieving pet owners heal the pain by working through their feelings of loss, anger, and depression. You may attend an unlimited number of meetings and are encouraged to return to help others work through their grief even after your own needs are met.

This service is provided at no fee for our community, however, we welcome donations to help provide life saving services for our animals here at the shelter.

More Resources

Below are some options for people seeking help with the loss of a beloved pet. If there is a support group that you know of that is not listed here, please email the information to us at so that we may add it to our list.

Peninsula Humane Society
650-340-7022, ext. 328
1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA

Santa Cruz SPCA
2601 Chanticleer Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

San Francisco SPCA
250 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA