Euthanasia Services

Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) provides humane pet euthanasia services for the community.

Perhaps the kindest thing you can do for a pet that is extremely ill or severely injured that will never be able to resume a life of good quality or one that is in its final stage of life is to have your pet put to sleep quietly and humanely through euthanasia. Your decision to have your pet euthanized is a serious one and is never easy to make.

The decision concerning euthanasia may be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make for your pet. Although a personal decision, it need not be a solitary one. Your veterinarian, family and friends can help you make the right decision. Consider not only what is best for you and your family, but also what is best for your pet.

It is expected that you have a medical statement from your veterinarian that recommends euthanasia. In the absence of a veterinarian recommendation, the staff at KHS will evaluate whether the pet is treatable and adoptable, or if euthanasia is the humane course of action.

Unfortunately, at this time we do not have the facilities available for owners to be present during euthanasia. If you wish to be with your pet at this time, please contact your full service veterinarian.

Please call ahead or e-mail us at for an appointment and applicable fees. The fee is determined by the weight of your pet and whether or not you wish to pick up the remains for burial. Cremation is also available.

By appointment, you can bring your pet to the shelter any day of the week between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m or during limited hours on the weekend.

If you have any questions feel free to call the shelter at (360) 692-6977 and ask for Animal Care/Admissions.