We understand that the decision to euthanize a pet can be a heartbreaking one. Added to that, the cost of euthanizing and cremating a pet can be daunting to many pet guardians. As a service to our community, the Palm Springs Animal Shelter (PSAS) now offers a low cost humane euthanasia service for pets at the end of their life. We do not euthanize healthy pets, but we may be able to offer guidance or other options.


If you feel euthanasia may be the right option for your pet, please contact PSAS to discuss your pet’s medical conditions.

Palm Springs Animal Shelter (Intake Department)
760-416-5718 x 605

If our staff agree that euthanasia may be the right choice, we will schedule a day and time for you to bring in your pet.

When you arrive with your pet, please enter through the “Molly’s Welcome Center” door at the front of the shelter. An intake staff member will check you in, explain the process, and collect the fees (below) for services. You will have the option to be with your pet during the euthanasia procedure.

After euthanasia, PSAS will have your pet’s remains cremated. If you choose a private cremation, your pet’s ashes will be returned to you within about 2 weeks.


Humane Euthanasia by PSAS Medical Staff
Dog $40 (plus cremation fee below)
Cat $30 (plus cremation fee below)

Option 1: Communal Cremation
With this option, you will not receive your pet’s ashes after cremation.

Dog $40 (then $1/lb for dogs over 40 lbs)
Cat $30

Option 2: Private Cremation
With this option, you will receive your pet’s ashes after cremation.
Pets 20 lbs and under $150
Pets 21 lbs-100 lbs $175
Pets Over 100 lbs $200

Grief comes in many forms and is very personal. The loss of a pet can be particularly devastating for those of us who have deep bonds with our beloved furry, scaled or feathered family members. Talking with others who understand the pain and loss can help us heal.

This gathering is facilitated by volunteer Paul Sellers and is open to all, including staff, volunteers, foster guardians, and community members. Contact Paul at if you have any questions.

WHEN: The first Monday and third Saturday of each month from 5PM-6PM.

WHERE: Palm Springs Animal Shelter