End of Life


Seattle Humane offers the option of a private or non-private cremation. Private cremations are processed individually and the animal’s remains are returned to the owner in an urn. The owner may choose from one of six styles of complimentary urns.

This process takes up to two weeks for the remains to be ready for pick-up. Please call (425) 649-7561 or email intake@seattlehumane.org for more information.


Pet WeightPrivate Cremation
+ Standard Urn
(remains returned)
Communal Cremation
(remains not returned)
0-25 lbs$150$30
26-50 lbs$175$60
51-75 lbs$200$90
76-100 lbs$225$120
101+ lbs$250$150

For an additional $45, commemorative clay paw prints can be made, and for $30, fur clippings can be collected.

We do not offer euthanasia services.

If you have an urgent need, please refer to your local veterinarian, these low-cost clinics, or the clinics listed under Animal Emergencies for humane euthanasia services. If you are out of options or experiencing financial hardship, please contact intake@seattlehumane.org or (425) 649-7561.

Losing an animal is difficult and the process can be very emotional. We have grief resources available to you.

Pet Loss Support

Pet Loss Support offers a place for you to work through the grief process in a non-judgmental environment with others who have suffered a similar loss. There is no fee and you are free to attend as often as necessary throughout your grief process. For more information call (425) 641-0080 or email petloss@seattlehumane.org.

Virtual Pet Loss Support Group Dates

Groups take place virtually on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

RSVP to petloss@seattlehumane.org with VIRTUAL PLSG in the subject line.