In response to Santa Clara County’s mandate to shelter in place, Humane Society Silicon Valley has temporarily suspended most of our services. These measures are being taken in an effort to keep our staff, volunteers, and customers safe, follow recommendations by local and public health officials, and utilize our staff, volunteers and supplies for the highest life saving impact. Learn more about these changes.


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

Hours & Location
Call to schedule: 408-262-2133 x110
After hours and walk-in services available for emergencies.

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


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


Euthanasia Procedure Fees

Small Animals$15


Private Cremation

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


Group Cremation

0-24 lbs$40
25-49 lbs $70
50-74 lbs$90
75-99 lbs$105
100+ lbsPlease call in to ask for pricing

If you have any questions, please call us at 408-262-2133 x110.


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



When: First Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. –7:30 p.m.  PLEASE NOTE: The group on April 7th, 2020 will be held via conference call.  Please RSVP to Kristen Jahnke: for instructions on how to call in.

Location: Humane Society Silicon Valley
Facilitator: Vicki Traylor, LMFT
Phone: 650-771-2707
Contact at shelter: Kristen Jahnke 408-262-2133 x120 or

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
2685 Chanticleer Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

San Francisco SPCA
250 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA