End of Life Services

The hardest part of loving a pet is knowing when to let go. When your pet’s quality of life is deteriorating – when he or she is no longer interested in food, experiencing extreme pain, overly depressed, or cannot control defecation or urination - it is time to do the truly loving thing and make a decision about helping them on their way.

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County encourages you to schedule a euthanasia appointment with your veterinarian when the time comes.

What is Cremation?

Cremation is a specialized process by which intense heat is used to reduce the remains to a sandy ash. For thousands of years, in all parts of the world, cremation has been an accepted, and often preferred, alternative to burial. You can bring your deceased pet to the shelter any time during business hours, and the ashes will be ready within one week.


Euthanasia only (includes group cremation, if desired):
$70-$145, depending on size.

Euthanasia with individual cremation:
$160 - $273, depending on size

Group cremation only:
$25-$80, depending on size

Individual cremation only:
$115 - $208, depending on size

For further information about The Humane Society’s cremation services, call us at 253-383-2733.