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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.
At Bay Area Mortuary Pet Services, we believe 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 treat your pets in the same way we treat your human loved ones - with compassion, dignity, and respect. We assure all pet owners, that they can rest at ease, knowing that their pet’s final journey will be one of dignity and love.
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.
Big or small, cats or dogs, reptiles, birds, 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 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.
If you chose to have your pet aquamated and 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. 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.
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 Aquamation — Your pet is placed into an aquamation chamber and separated from other pets. When the aquamation process is complete, we ensure that you receive only the aquamated remains of your loved one, in our standard urn of your choice.
Communal Aquamation — Your pet is 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.
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. You may call us or ask your veterinarian to call us. We will bring your pet into our care from your veterinarian’s office, within a 10 mile radius of our facility, and transport your pet into our funeral home. You are welcome to come to our funeral home to complete the arrangements or contact us by phone 408-998-2202.
For your convenience, we offer home collection services to residences within 10 miles of our funeral home. This service is $70 for pets under 100 lbs and $100 for pets over 100 lbs (cost for collection does not include aquamation fee). Please call us at 408-998-2202 to make arrangements for us to come by. *Note - If service is required on weekends, after-hours or holidays, an after-hours service fee of $125 will also apply.
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 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
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.
As a family-owned, pet loving, funeral home not driven by high corporate overhead, we offer affordable pet aquamation prices that are typically lower than most veterinary offices. Aquamation costs vary depending on the weight of your pet. *Individual Aquamation prices include one of our complimentary urns. Contact us for decorative urn pricing.
Individual Aquamation with Ashes Returned in Complimentary Urn
0-2 lbs = $149
3-20 lbs = $259
21-34 lbs = $319
35-70 lbs = $359
71-99 lbs = $429
100-149 lbs = $479
150+lbs = $599
Communal Aquamation with Ashes Scattered by Bay Area Mortuary Pet Services
All Weights = $100
(Because there are no ashes returned to you, you may wish to consider a Custom Keepsake Ornament. Contact us for pricing.)
**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 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 service animals, former/retired law enforcement and military working dogs (MWDs), We also offer discounts to pets of military veterans, law enforcement, paramedics, nurses and doctors.
For your convenience, we offer home collection services to residences within 10 miles of our funeral home. This service is $70 for pets under 100 lbs and $100 for pets over 100 lbs (cost for collection does not include aquamation fee). Please call us to make arrangements for us to come by. *Note - If service is required on weekends, after-hours or holidays, an after-hours service fee of $125 will also apply.
Veterinary Office pickup within 10 miles $25 from 9-5 Mon-Fri ($5 per loaded mile if farther than 10 miles)
Sea Scattering of Ashes $100
Redwood Forest Scattering $50
Delivery of Ashes within 10 miles $50
Mailing of Ashes $40
Please call for additional information 408-998-2202. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.