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.