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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 Cremation 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.
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 Cremation Services also 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 10am to 6pm. Weekends, evenings and holidays by appointment. As a longtime family owned funeral home, we know these things don't always happen during business hours, so we are available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you chose to go with pet cremation or aquamation and the ashes returned to you, choose from one of our complimentary urns to be included in your return package. Additional decorative urns, jewelry and keepsakes are also available. We are conveniently located in San Jose, CA. Please contact us for more options and pricing.
Please contact us at 408-998-2202 or via our contact form if you cannot find an answer to your question.
As a family-owned, pet loving, funeral home not driven by high corporate overhead, we offer affordable pet cremation and 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 or Aquamation with Ashes Returned in Complimentary Urn
0-2 lbs = $140
3-20 lbs = $230
21-34 lbs = $260
35-70 lbs = $300
71-99 lbs = $350
100-149 lbs = $375
150+lbs = $400
Communal Cremation or Aquamation with Ashes Scattered by Bay Area Mortuary Pet Services
0-5 lbs = $40
6-25 lbs = $50
26+lbs = $75
(Because there are no ashes returned to you, you may wish to consider having us perform a peaceful Sea Scattering of your pet's ashes for an additional $25.)
Normal Business Hours = Mon - Fri from 10am to 6:00pm
After Hours Drop Off (Evenings, Weekends, Holidays) additional $75 may apply.
**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 Mortuary 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).
Sea Scattering of Ashes $50
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.
You may bring your pet directly to our funeral home. There is no charge for owner drop-off during regular business hours. Please call ahead so that we are prepared for your arrival. 408-998-2202 *Note - Our normal office hours are M-F 9-5. If dropping off after-hours, evenings and Sundays, an after-hours service fee of $75 may also apply.
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 arrangements 408-998-2202.
Our return times vary, however, it is typically one week. For a small fee, the process can be "rushed". Please contact us for more details.
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 the redwoods 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 Mortuary Pet Services, we use a tracking system similar to the one we use for human cremation, which tracks your loved one through the pet aftercare journey. Your pet is assigned a unique identification number that is verified at multiple points through the aftercare process - from your home or veterinarian’s office, throughout our funeral home and the cremation/aquamation center.
Yes, you may bring your pet directly to our funeral home. Please call ahead so that we are prepared for your arrival. 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!