A Final Resting Place for Pets
OHS offers several options for a final resting place for your pet.
Animal Cemetery and Mausoleum
Please contact us at (503) 416-2987 or via email to schedule an appointment, or to learn more about any of the services and pet memorials listed below.
If you prefer not to have your pet cremated, the OHS Animal Mausoleum provides above-ground placement options. You may provide a coffin, favorite blanket or receptacle of your choice. Many people also choose to include a special toy, bowl, or photo. We require a minimum of three days to prepare for an interment, and ask that you call ahead (503) 416-2987 to schedule an appointment if you wish to be present.
The Mausoleum has single or double interment options. Fees start at $650.
A Mausoleum service includes euthanasia, plot or crypt choice, interment, flower vase, and plaque. Coffins are also available through OHS at an additional cost.
Euthanasia and Cremation
Hours: 10 am-5 pm, seven days a week. For more information, call (503) 285-7722; email.
Euthanasia and General Cremations
When it is time to have your pet euthanized, we suggest you use your regular veterinarian. However, if you do choose OHS’ euthanasia service (fees vary), our licensed technicians use the same painless procedure as a veterinarian. Generally, all animals euthanized at the shelter are cremated, but we can accommodate other arrangements if notified ahead of time. We know this is a difficult time for pet lovers, and you can be assured that you and your pet will be treated with dignity and respect. Fees range from $40 to $200, depending on the animal’s weight.
Private cremations are scheduled as soon as possible, but may take up to two weeks, depending on the number of other requests at the time. If you decide to have your pet’s remains returned, we will provide an urn, but you are welcome to furnish a receptacle of your own. Fees range from $20 to $175, depending on the animal’s weight.
You may wish to have your pet’s cremated remains placed in our columbarium. Columbarium spaces can accommodate up to three pets. Placement in the columbarium includes euthanasia, urn placement, plaque, and flower vase. Cremation fees are not included with this service. Fee is $300.
If you move and would like to take your pet’s remains out of the Animal Cemetery or Mausoleum, OHS can provide this service at an additional fee of $100. This service is limited, however, to animals buried in specially-designed receptacles that are impervious to decomposition.
A Tranquil Place for Pet Memorials
The OHS animal cemetery and memorial grounds offer a tranquil place for quiet reflection. You are welcome to visit any time during normal shelter operating hours.