Aftercare & Cremation

Grief is the price of love.

Understanding Pet Aftercare

Following the euthanasia or natural death of a pet, there are several options available for aftercare. These options traditionally include fire-based cremation or burial.

Regardless of your pet aftercare wishes, as part of our in-home end-of-life care for pets, we offer to make a clay impression of your beloved pet’s paw print, and upon your request our doctor can collect a clipping of fur as a keepsake. They will also leave you with the booklet “Grieving for Your Pet: A Guide to Understanding Pet Loss”.

Rest assured that the remains of your pet are always handled with respect and dignity.


Absolutely wonderful from the first phone call. Tasha was incredibly caring during the difficult phone call to schedule the at home euthanasia for my dog and Dr. Tessa was so wonderful and thoughtful when she came to the house.
Cannot thank the team enough. Read More

As an LVT myself, I could see the care that went into planning all the steps. They made a truly difficult time easier with their help. I’m so grateful I was able to say goodbye to my pup in the comfort of my home and he was able to pass peacefully.

Laura Pape


A friend had told me about Compassion 4 Paws , we recently had to put our sweet boy Bam Bam down. From the first email the staff was beyond amazing, to the confirmation and meeting Dr. Alison. Read More

She was absolutely perfect in every way, the respect she gave our pup and how kind she was to us as well. One of the worst days for us was made easier by having the professionals at Compassion 4 Paws. If you're in the position to make that tough decision these are the people you want there.

Dina B

In-Home End of Life Care for Pets | Pet Loss Services | Pet Acupuncture | Pet Laser Therapy | Seattle Area

What are my pet aftercare options?

I would like to have my pet cremated alone and have the ashes returned to me.

I would like my pet cremated, but do not want the ashes returned to me.

After my pet’s euthanasia, I wish to take responsibility for the aftercare process myself.

Service Area

Our service area extends North to some parts of Marysville and South to Tukwila.  We also service the Eastside including Redmond, Woodinville, and Bellevue.  Please review our service area map for details.  Unfortunately, we are not traveling to West Seattle at this time.

*Rates and services will vary based on availability and location within our service area.  Please call for more information*