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As pet owners, we know what it’s like to have to grieve the difficult loss of an animal companion. We’ve been through it ourselves and we get it. We understand the human-animal bond and how important it can be. The loss can be overwhelming at times, but we are here to help.
Located in San Jose, CA, Bay Area Mortuary's Pet Services believes animals deserve the same respect in their aftercare as they did in life. That’s why we make the process friendly, seamless, and loving, because we understand you want the best for your pet’s aftercare. We employ a sophisticated barcode tracking system to ensure your pet is always accounted for throughout the process, ensuring 100% accuracy. We treat your pets in the same way we treat your human loved ones - with compassion, dignity, and respect. You can rest assured that your companion lies in the gentle hands of those who truly care.
Pet drop offs with consultation are done in our peaceful Farewell Room that has a fireplace and fountain.
As a standard courtesy, we will provide a simple, yet beautiful urn of your choice of eight urns, at no charge, to return your beloved pet’s remains.
Dog cremation, cat cremation, hamster cremation, chinchillas, rabbits, reptiles, birds, turtles and every other kind of pet in between, we are proud to offer you an environmentally superior and far gentler process for our companions, who deserve no less.
Bay Area Mortuary's Pet Services offers the gentle pet cremation alternative - Aquamation. It works by replicating what happens to a body when buried and is, in fact, just an acceleration of what Mother Nature does.
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 10:30am to 5:00pm. For your convenience, we offer online appointment scheduling so you don't have to wait for the office to open to talk to a representative to make an appointment!
If you chose to go with pet cremation or aquamation and the ashes returned to you, choose from one of our complimentary urns pictured above to be included in your return package.
Additional hand-crafted decorative urns are available at our office for an additional cost.
See samples at bottom of this page or stop by our office showroom in San Jose, CA.
As a family-owned, pet loving, funeral home not driven by high corporate overhead, we offer affordable pet cremation/aquamation prices that are typically lower than most veterinary offices. Prices vary depending on the weight of your pet. *Individual Cremation/Aquamation prices include one of our complimentary urns. Contact us for decorative urn pricing.
Individual Cremation/Aquamation with Ashes Returned in Complimentary Urn
0-2 lbs = $160
3-20 lbs = $260
21-34 lbs = $290
35-70 lbs = $315
71-99 lbs = $375
100+lbs = $400
Communal Cremation/Aquamation with Ashes Scattered by Bay Area Pet Services
0-10 lbs = $60
11-40 lbs = $80
41-70lbs = $100
71lbs + = $150
(Because there are no ashes returned to you, you may wish to consider a paw print $20, having us perform a peaceful Sea Scattering of your pet's ashes for an additional $50 or Redwood Forest Scattering for an additional $25.)
**All active duty military working dogs and law enforcement dogs killed in the line of duty will receive our aquamation services at no charge.**
Bay Area Pet Cremation Services is operated by former military, first responders and professional K9 handlers so we are committed to serving the pets and people who dedicate their lives to serving us. Please contact us for special pricing for former/retired law enforcement and military working dogs (MWDs).
Ink Paw Print on Card $20
Laser Etched Paw print on Wood Chip Ornament $60
Redwood Forest Scattering $25
Mailing of Ashes $40
Please call for additional information 408-998-2202. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Please contact us at 408-998-2202 if you cannot find an answer to your question.
You should make an appointment to bring your pet directly to our funeral home during normal business hours. (We do not offer walk-in service so please call or make an appointment online) There is no charge for owner drop-off during our regular office hours. *Note - Our office hours are M-F 10:30am-5:00pm.
If your pet passes away at your veterinarian’s hospital, simply let them know you have chosen Bay Area Mortuary Pet Services for your pet’s aftercare needs. Please contact us to make an appointment to bring your pet to our office 408-998-2202.
Our return times vary based on the number of pets we've taken in, however, it is typically about 10 - 12 business days. For a small fee, the process can be "rushed".
Aquamation is a clean, more gentle alternative to cremation. It uses water to return your pet back to nature (the process of hydrolysis), since pets and humans are already made up of 65% water. This is the same process that occurs naturally when a pet is buried, only this is an accelerated, sterile process. Two of the primary ways a body decomposes when buried are interactions with alkali and moisture in the soil (which begins the alkaline hydrolysis process).
Aquamation is a natural process in which an animal returns to nature by being placed in a gentle stream of flowing water. A combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and alkalinity is used to accelerate the natural course of time. At the end of the process, the body has been returned to its natural form in water. Similar to cremation, the only solid remains are the mineral ash of the bones. The ash is a light sage or white color because it retains more minerals, is clean, and without carbon discoloration. The ashes are finer, more pure, and you receive approximately 20-30% more ashes back than from standard flame-based cremation. The ashes are sterile and are able to be kept as a memento or spread where you would like. The high nutrient mineral content makes it ideal to plant with a memorial tree or bush.
Aquamation has been around for decades and is used in the human world, too.
Individual Cremation or Aquamation — Your pet is placed into the cremation or aquamation chamber and separated from other pets. When the cremation or aquamation process is complete, we ensure that you receive only the remains of your loved one, in our standard urn of your choice.
Communal Cremation or Aquamation — Your pet is cremated or aquamated in a group setting with other pets. The remains are not returned to you, but scattered in a communal garden by Bay Area Mortuary Pet Services.
This is a common question and rest assured that your beloved pet is tracked throughout the entire aftercare process. At Bay Area Pet Services, we use a tracking system similar to the one we use for human cremation, which tracks your loved one through the entire pet aftercare journey. Your pet is assigned a unique identification number that is verified at multiple points through the aftercare process - from drop off at our facility, throughout our funeral home and the cremation/aquamation center.
Yes, please call us or, if it's after hours, use our Online Appointment Scheduler to make an appointment to bring your pet to our funeral home (due to limited staff, you must make an appointment, we do not offer walk-in service). 408-998-2202
If you are keeping your pet’s body to say goodbye or to hold until we are open, you may find the following information helpful:
Depending on the cause of death, there usually aren't major changes to the body for the first couple of hours, except for the following:
We would be happy to help you honor and celebrate your faithful companion by posting an obituary
that is included in the price of our services. Just send us a photo and some personal words about them and we'll get it posted on our pet obituary page!