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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently offering a limited number of appointments per day between 9 a.m and 5 p.m daily.

Please call (408 – 262 – 2133 x 110) or email us to make arrangements with our staff. Walk-in services are available but we recommend making an appointment to ensure one is available and to minimize your wait time. You’ll hear back from us within 1 day of requesting an appointment if you reach out during regular business hours, 9 a.m – 2 p.m or 3 p.m – 6 p.m daily.

When we connect with you, we’ll set up your appointment, process payment for the service, and answer any questions you may have. Note that payment is required at the time of booking your appointment (see fees below).

Hours & Location
Call or email to schedule: 408-262-2133 x110;

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$40
25-49 lbs $70
50-74 lbs$90
75-99 lbs$105
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.

 The October  group will be held on October 6th, 2020 via ZOOM.  Please RSVP to Melissa Robinson: for instructions on how to call in.

Location: Humane Society Silicon Valley
Facilitator: Vicki Traylor, LMFT
Phone: 650-771-2707
Contact at shelter: Melissa Robinson 408-262-2133 X161or

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