When your pet is no longer able to live pain-free and with dignity, it may be time to think about humane euthanasia. The following organizations offer low-cost end-of-life services for pets. The requirements for assistance vary, so please review the requirements for each individually.

These businesses/programs were aggregated as a courtesy and are neither endorsed, nor guaranteed, by Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation.

Clinics Offering Low-Cost Humane Euthanasia

The following clinics operate primarily within Northern California:

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ARF Emergency Medical Fund®

  • Services available in Walnut Creek, CA.
  • Services offered to Contra Costa County residents only.
  • Limited space available, currently booked up to six weeks in advance.
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Berkeley Humane

  • Services available in Berkeley, CA.
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East Bay SPCA Family Veterinary Clinic

  • Services available in Oakland, CA.

Humane Society Silicon Valley

  • Services available in Milpitas, CA.
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Marin Humane

  • Services available in Novato, CA.

Oakland Animal Services

  • Services available in Oakland, CA.
  • Services offered to Oakland residents only.

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

  • Services available in San Mateo, CA.

Sacramento SPCA

  • Services available in Sacramento, CA.

San Francisco Animal Care and Control

  • Services available in San Francisco, CA.

Grief Support

The following groups operate primarily within Northern California, although many currently are meeting online via video conferencing apps:

Animals in Our Hearts

  • A collection of resources for grieving pet guardians.
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Berkeley Humane

  • Support group meets online.

Birchbark Foundation

  • Support group and individual counseling meet online.

Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter

  • Support group meets online.

Humane Society Silicon Valley

  • Support group meets online.

Hospice East Bay

  • Support group meets online.
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Marin Humane

  • Support group meets online.

Pathways Health

  • Support group serves Alameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Contra Costa County residents.

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

  • Support group meets online.

Pet Emergency + Specialty Center of Marin

  • A collection of resources for grieving pet guardians.

Redwood Empire Veterinary Medical Association

  • Support group meets online.

Sacramento SPCA

  • Support group meets online.
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San Francisco SPCA

  • Support group meets online.
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‘Losing a Best Friend’ by San Francisco SPCA

  • A collection of articles for grieving pet guardians.

Solano SPCA

  • Support group meets in Vacaville, CA.

UC Davis Veterinary Medicine

  • Support group meets online.

Valley Humane Society

  • Support group meets in Pleasanton, CA.

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Additional Pet Resources

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