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

Losing a pet is devastating. Whether the loss is recent or based on a beloved pet who crossed the Rainbow Bridge years ago, talking with others who’ve had similar experiences can provide comfort and aid in the healing process. 

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter Pet Bereavement Group -Sammy’s Circle – is a safe space for grieving pet guardians to heal together. We encourage you to invite friends, loved ones, and others who may benefit from these gatherings.

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


Dial-in number for voice only: 669-900-9128 

Meeting ID: 3028924961

INFO: Group facilitator, Paul Sellers: