End of Life Services


Euthanasia Services

In preparation for your visit, please check our hours of operation for any special updates.


We encourage you to bring your pet’s favorite blanket or another comfort from home to provide him/her that extra added peace during his/her passing.

For all euthanasia requests, please bring a government issued identification card and your veterinarian’s diagnosis to confirm the euthanasia reason.  If one is not provided, the Sacramento SPCA retains the right to deny the euthanasia request. 

We accept cash or credit card only (no checks please) to provide any of the three euthanasia services below:

  • Euthanasia Without Owner Present (by appointment) – This service is $100.
  • Emergency Euthanasia Without Owner Present (no appointment required)  - This service is $150 and available from Noon to 5:30PM Wednesday through Sunday.
  • Euthanasia With Owner Present (by appointment) –   This service is $150. Only two persons over the age of 12 are permitted in the room while this procedure is performed.  Although we understand that other household pets need time to say goodbye, they will not be allowed in the room while euthanasia is being performed.

We do not offer pick up or in-home services for euthanasia, but we do offer cremation services which we can explain at the time of your visit.  If you have any questions about the three services available, the required documentation or would like to make an appointment, please call our Customer Service Department at 916-504-2851.

A local pet loss support group is also available.

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Cremation Services

Prices are determined by your pet’s weight and are subject to change. Please note these fees are in addition to euthanasia fees, and unfortunately, we cannot offer installment plans for these services. Payment is accepted in the form of cash or credit only (no checks please). Services provided in partnership with Koefran.

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Interment Services

Losing a beloved pet is something we will all face as animal lovers. Because we understand what it means when a cherished companion passes away, the Sacramento SPCA recently constructed a columbarium where your pet’s ashes can be interred and where you are welcome to visit for years to come.

(916) 504-2803
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Pet Loss Support Group

paw and handThe deep love and strong bonds we have with our companion animals can evoke profound grief and mourning — which can last for years — when they pass away, are nearing end of life, are lost, or we are forced to rehome them. The Sacramento SPCA  Pet Loss Support Group offers a safe, compassionate, empathetic space to share grief reactions, discuss coping skills, and honor the lives of your beloved friend and family member. 

For more information, please fill out the form here and we will be in contact!