Individual cremation includes free pick-up within San Francisco and San Mateo counties, with a modest fee, based on the distance driven, being charged for pick-up outside of those counties. The service includes a natural pine urn for the remains (see other urns), which can be picked up, or, in most cases, returned to your vet free of charge.
We can also scatter the cremated remains, or place them in our St. Francis plot for no extra charge. Cremated remains may also be returned by 1st class registered mail for an extra postage and handling fee.
|Charges are as follows:|
|Under 20lbs. Small Pet||$155.00|
|Under 40lbs. Medium Pet||$185.00|
|Under 70lbs. Large Pet||$220.00|
|Under 90lbs. Extra Large Pet||$250.00|
|Pets over 90lbs||$290.00 and up|
Witnessed cremations require an appointment, with the extra fee for the service starting at $65.00.
The individual equine cremation typically takes two to three days before the remains are available for pick-up at Pet’s Rest. We also offer a witness option where you can be here for the service and go home with your horse’s remains.
Either way, the service comes with an Oak urn at no additional cost, and starts at $900.00.
For individual lawn burials we will pick up your pet, build a box or casket to your pet's size and prepare the grave. If you wish to be present for the burial we can arrange a time. You can view your pet in our chapel, bring a blanket, toy or a favorite item to include in the box, and witness the interment while you are at Pet's Rest. A temporary marker will be placed on the grave until the permanent marker or monument arrives.
|Charges are as follows:||Lot*||Pine Box||Custom Casket|
|Under 20lbs. Small Pet||$650.00||$140.00||$400.00|
|Under 40lbs. Medium Pet||$700.00||$160.00||$425.00|
|Under 70lbs. Large Pet||$775.00||$200.00||$450.00|
|Under 90lbs. Extra Large Pet||$950.00||$220.00||$575.00|
For other pets, including, but not limited to horses, goats, birds and hamsters, email us, or call 650.755.2201 for information.
Graves may be made extra deep, to accommodate another pet of the same size or smaller, by notifying us at the time of the first burial. The opening charge is $250.00.
* Requires a $60.00 per year recurring charge.
Pet's Rest accepts all major credit cards, checks, money orders, and cash. We can also arrange pre-need plans to minimize stress when the time comes.
A 5% discount for cash, and a 5% discount for Senior Citizens, are given on most markers and monuments when paid in full at the time of sale.
Grieving over a pet is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved companion. Below are some resources that may be helpful in the bereavement process.
In San Francisco, Dr. Betty Carmack conducts meetings on the 1st Tuesday of each month at the SPCA, 243 Alabama St. at Maddie's Adoption Center. Call 415-554-3050 to confirm. You can also write for free booklet called "Losing a Best Friend."
In Walnut Creek there are meetings the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Contra Costa County Veterinary Medical Association, 1280 Boulevard Way, Suite #307. Call 925-932-0607 for more information.
University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA, Pet Loss Hot Line: 916-752-7418, Monday - Friday, 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Staffed by volunteers from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Callers place calls at their own expense. There are no additional charges.
In the News
US Broadcast of "Billy Connolly's Big Send Off" (Air Date Upcoming — for information about the program, please see this Burning Bright Productions interview with Billy Connolly)
05/07/2014 The Daily Telegraph. Billy Connolly's Big Send Off, ITV, review: 'a brave enterprise'
10/27/2012 Peninsula Progress. Pet's Rest in Colma — a garden where owners show their perpetual love.
01/09/2011 San Jose Mercury News. Colma best bet for final resting place.
12/09/2006 The New York Times. Colma, Calif., Is a Town of 2.2 Square Miles, Most of It 6 Feet Deep.
Pet’s Rest Cemetery & Crematory Fact Sheet
Pet's Rest Company Info
Losing a pet is never easy, and the many feelings and questions that accompany the loss do not make the situation any easier. At Pet's Rest we understand this, which is why we offer services and products that are uniquely tailored to the caring humans who want to do the right thing for their pets.
Pet's Rest is the only cemetery and crematory that offers individual cremations you can witness, to ensure that you are handed the right cremated remains. Urns are available in different designs and price ranges.
You may also choose an individual lawn burial, with a marker or monument of your choice – in a peaceful setting of lawn, shrubs and trees you can come and visit any time.
Pick-up arrangements can be made from your vet or home, with short term holding facilities available should you need them.
In our memorial section of this website you can upload pictures of your pet and create a memorial for friends and family to see.
Founded in 1947 by Earl and Julia Taylor in its current Colma location, Pet's Rest serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Hours, Contact Info and Directions
9:00 to 5:00 Monday thru Friday
9:00 to 1:00 Saturday
Closed Sunday and most Holidays
Cemetery is open for visits all days from 7:30 AM to Sundown.
1905 Hillside Blvd.
Colma, CA 94014