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* Important Notice: Peace for Pets is closed through April of 2020 *

 Please click HERE for a list of other East Bay home euthanasia providers.

With Deepest Sympathy on the Loss of your Pet

If your pet has passed away without euthanasia, weighs over 110 lb, or you prefer to make your own arrangements, you have several options for care of the body. Regardless of which option you choose, the body should be cared for within 24 hours, or kept cool. Protect the body against flies and ants, and protect your floor from fluids that may leak over time. Because the body stiffens within one to two hours, it is a good idea to curl the body in a sleeping position before this happens. You may use a blanket or box to help hold the body in a restful position.


A list of Bay Area pet crematories is at the bottom of this page. With cremation, you have the option of having a private cremation with the ashes returned to you, or a communal cremation with the ashes not returned (they will be scattered or buried, depending on the crematory). There are several options for how to have your pet’s body transported to the crematory. If your pet has died on a Sunday or on a Holiday, you may need to wait until the next day to make arrangements. It is ok to hold onto your pet for 24 hours without cooling (see above).


Burial in a pet cemetery is another option. A list of pet cemeteries is available HERE  

Burial at home may be permitted in some municipalities – the pet owner is responsible for ensuring that all local regulations are followed. Where home burial is legal, make sure that the grave is deep enough to cover the body with at least 3 feet of packed soil, and cover the site with stones or pavers to prevent birds and animals from contacting the body. Do not bury near utilities, wells, waterways, or areas that are prone to flooding.

San Francisco Bay Area Pet Cremation Facilities

In addition to standard cremation services, these facilities

also offer witnessed cremation by appointment:

Pets at Peace in San Ramon www.petsatpeaceca.com Phone: (925)408-2428

(Water based cremation is also available - this takes 3 days and cannot be witnessed)

Golden State Pet Crematorium in Castro Valley www.gspccares.com (510)449-1881

Groveway Veterinary Hospital in Castro Valley www.vetncare.com/groveway (510)581-6629

Valley Pet Loss Center in Livermore www.valleypetloss.com (925)344-6135

Pet's Rest in Colma www.petsrest.com/home.php (650)755-2201

Animal Memorial Service in Gilroy www.animalmemorialservice.com (408)847-1002

(Water based cremation is available - this takes 3 days and cannot be witnessed)

Forever My Pet Cremation in Gilroy www.forevermypetcremation.com (408)847-6454

Monterrey Bay Loved Pet in Royal Oaks www.lovedpets.com Phone (831)722-8722

These crematories do not offer witnessed cremation

(An appointment may still be required to bring your pet):

Bubbling Well in Napa www.bubbling-well.com (707)255-3456

My Pet’s Cemetery in Petaluma www.mypetscemetery.net (707)762-6743 by appointment only

Allied Pet Crematory in Suisun www.alliedpetcrematory.com (707)422-5750 by appointment only. Pet owners cannot directly witness the cremation, but a photo of the pet in the crematory is offered.

Information provided by Peace for Pets

For corrections or additions to this list, please contact Evelyn Ivey, DVM

(510)255-5984 Dr.Ivey@PeaceForPets.net

If your pet has passed away without being euthanized, or weighs more than 110 pounds, here are options for care of the body

Body Care