Cremation Services


Losing your best friend is one of the most difficult things for animal lovers.

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter offers cremation services for already deceased companion animals. Please call 505-983-4309 ext. 1606 for information.  Please enter through our Admissions Building.

Cremation Services Offered at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter

🐾 Caring compassionate handling of beloved deceased pets.

🐾 Cremation of beloved pets performed with integrity, dignity and respect.

🐾 Private cremation allows for the guardian to have their pet’s remains returned to them in a temporary urn.

🐾 Communal cremation option where multiple pets are cremated together and the cremains are buried on shelter grounds.

🐾 Personalized paw print impressions in clay.

Private and communal cremation services are available. If you wish to pick up your pet’s cremains, they will be available within 1-2 weeks. If you do not wish to pick up your pet’s cremains, we will dispose of the cremains respectfully.


Here are the following price options for cremations:

Communal Cremations fees (no cremains returned to pet guardian):

  • Under 25 pounds: $50
  • 26-75 pounds: $70
  • 76-125 pounds: $100

Private Cremations fees (only your pet’s cremains returned, in a tin urn):

  • Under 25 pounds: $100
  • 26-75 pounds: $130
  • 76-125 pounds: $190

Solidified Remains:

We have partnered with Parting Stone, a local company, that can take your pet’s cremains and turn them into Solidified Remains.  The purification process transforms standard cremains into beautiful stones that can be kept or scattered.  For more information about Solidified Remains, click hereHave animal cremains that you are interested in having turned into Solidified Remains?  You can work directly with Parting Stone here.

Honor a Life, Save a Life:

Honor of the pets we love, the pets we’ve lost, and those we’ve yet to meet, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter has revamped a Pet Memorial Labyrinth, located at the shelter. With a $100 gift, we will create a personalized heart-shaped tag with your pet’s name on it that will be displayed all year long on the labyrinth wall. The keepsake will read: Supporting SFAS in memory of (your pet’s name)

If you would like to purchase a personalized tag, please click here.  The gift will support the mission of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter of supporting animals, saving lives, and spreading compassion.

Clay paw prints are also available for $20.  We will make an imprint of your pet’s paw and have the paw print available at the time of cremains pick-up.