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.

Please call or email us the day before or day of your desired appointment time to make arrangements with our staff. No walk-in services are being offered at this time.

Once we receive your voicemail or email requesting an appointment, you can expect to hear back from us within an hour (during normal business hours of 9am to 6pm) regarding next steps and finalizing details. Payment will be required at time of booking your appointment.

Hours & Location
Call or email to schedule: 408-262-2133 x110; intake@hssv.org

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

Prices

Euthanasia Procedure Fees

Dogs$130
Cats$130
Rabbits$60
Small Animals$15
Reptiles$60

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 intake@hssv.org or (408) 262 – 2133 extension 110 to discuss options and to make an appointment to bring your pet in.

Prices

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:
0-9$145
10-39$160
40-59$195
60-79$230
80-99$260
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

 

Meetings

When: First Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. –7:30 p.m.  PLEASE NOTE: The group on June 2nd, 2020 will be held via conference call.  Please RSVP to Melissa Robinson: melissa.robinson@hssv.org 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 x120 or melissa.robinson@hssv.org

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 comments@hssv.org 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
831-465-5000
2685 Chanticleer Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

San Francisco SPCA
415-554-3050
250 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA