End of Life and Pet Memorial Services

OHS offers several options for end-of-life services and a final resting place for your pet.

OHS is pausing the addition of new columbarium burials currently. We anticipate reopening availability in Winter 2022.

Euthanasia Services

When it is time to have your pet euthanized, we suggest you use your regular veterinarian. However, if you do choose OHS’ euthanasia service, our licensed technicians use the same painless procedure as a veterinarian. Please note, OHS does not offer owner present euthanasia. Fees range from $14 to $231. For more information, call (503) 285-7722.


Medical Euthanasia

Euthanasia requests for medical reasons may be approved on a walk-in basis but are subject to approval by staff. There are times where we may not have enough information to be comfortable offering euthanasia based off the information present. Vet offices are generally willing and able to provide digital copies of medical records upon request. If up to date medical records are available, please bring them with you.

Medical euthanasia is offered between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on all days the shelter is open for normal operation.

Behavioral Euthanasia

All euthanasia requests due to, or involving behavioral concerns go through a review process prior to any services being offered. The first step in requesting behavioral euthanasia is to fill out a pet profile in order to provide background information on your pet. Links to these profiles can be found below, if you have additional questions feel free to call us at 503-285-7722 ext. 212

Cat Profile 

Dog Profile 

Small Animal Profile 

Cremation Services

We provide private cremation services for families who wish to keep the remains of their pet. Fees are determined by the pet's weight category and range from $100 to $350. We will provide you with a bamboo or bio urn as part of this service. For those who do not wish to keep the remains of their pet, general cremation services are available. Fees range from $7 to $140. Additional services such as ink or clay paw print keepsakes are available for additional fees ranging from $25 to $30. Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm, seven days a week. No appointment necessary. For more information, call (503) 285-7722 ext. 212

As of January 1, all pet cremations are done through our service provider, Dignified Pet Services. OHS coordinates directly with Dignified Pet Services to arrange transportation of your beloved pet from OHS into their care and your pet's cremains can be picked up from one of their two locations in Portland or Salem. Visit their website to learn about additional memorial needs available to honor your pet.


OHS is pausing the addition of new columbarium burials currently. We anticipate reopening availability in Winter 2022.

Animal Cemetery and Rose Garden

Established in 1918, the Oregon Humane Society’s Pet Cemetery is the oldest pet burial grounds west of the Mississippi. Many pets have found their final resting place here in our historical cemetery, including the infamous Bobbie of Silverton. 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.
We do not have space available in the cemetery for pet burials.

Pet Loss Support

The loss of a pet can be one of the most devastating experiences that an individual or family has to face. Dove Lewis Emergency Hospital offers a variety of grief support services. Visit their website here or call (503) 228-7281.