San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

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Here at the San Diego Humane Society, we know that your pet is a member of the family. Losing your beloved companion is a painful experience, but we are here to help you through with compassionate care and supportive programs.

Though saying goodbye to a cherished pet is never easy, we provide a serene, secluded place that is respectful and sensitive to you and your pet.

Euthanasia Services
We offer two types of appointments (fees do not include aftercare).

  1. Owner present - $125
    Offered at our Central Campus, and North Campus at Airport Road
    appointment required 24 hours in advance.

  2. Certified Technician only (owner not present) - $40
    Offered at all three locations

After Care
We can assist you with aftercare decisions (cremation/burial), working with the following organizations:

Communal cremation:

  • Provided by San Diego Pet Memorial Park (
    Fees payable to San Diego Humane Society and vary dependent on weight.

Individual aftercare (cremation and/or burial):

  • San Diego Pet Memorial Park (
    Fees vary, mention the San Diego Humane Society to receive a discount.
  • AA Sorrento Valley Pet Cemetary and Crematory (
    Fees vary dependent on weight.

Please call (619) 299-7012 extension 2242, (760) 757-4357 extension 2000, or (760) 757-4357 extension 2858 for cremation pricing.

Please contact the location of your choice for additional information.

Central Campus
5500 Gaines Street 
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 299-7012 extension 2242
Services offered 7 days a week

North Campus
Airport Road (for cats and owner-present services in Oceanside)
572 Airport Road
Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: (760) 757-4357 extension 2000
Services offered 7 days a week

North Campus
San Luis Rey (for dogs; no owner-present services at this location)
2905 San Luis Rey Road
Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: (760) 757-4357 extension 2858
Services offered 7 days a week

Pet Loss Support
We provide a Pet Loss Support Group here at the San Diego Humane Society. The group provides an environment where thoughts and emotions can be shared with those of similar circumstances and feelings of grief are understood and validated. This resource is available for those who have lost a pet or are considering euthanasia. Read more here »

NOTE: We do not euthanize healthy pets.


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