Sunset Pet Hospital

3241 NE Sunset Blvd
Renton, WA 98056


Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Care of Remains

Sunset Pet Hospital provides private and non-private cremations through the Gateway Pet Memorial, a reputable company that has been serving the local veterinary community for many years. Privately cremated remains are returned in your choice of a ceramic urn or wooden box within 2 weeks. Personalized name plates are available.

Pet Haven Cemetary in Kent offers a pet cemetary, cremations, and will pick up the remains of pets who die at home. 206-878-7292.

Heartfelt provides home pick up of remains and cremation. 206-571-4439

Treasured Memories Pet Cemetary, Fleig-Chrelkeld, in Milton also provides cremations and burials. 253-922-8797.

Home Euthanasia Services by Dr. Sarah Jane Owens, DVM provides in-home pet euthanasia 24 hours a day. 206-661-6005,

Dr. Amanda Durrill, Pacific Veterinary House Calls, 206-486-5418, House Call Vet, serving the greater Seattle area,, fax: 206-260-9172

Lap of Love

Gentle Hands Cherished Paws  425-507-5274

Pet Loss Support Groups and Counselors

Seattle/King County Pet Loss Support Group, 425-641-0080. Meets every Saturday at 10am at the Seattle/King County Humane Society at 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, 98005. offers a list of counselors in Washington who are interested in offering pet loss support.

Web Resources

Pet Loss site, Has a Monday night candle lighting ceremony, chat room, and memorials.

Another good Pet Loss site,

Rainbows Bridge,

Argus Institute at Colorado State University has reading lists and web resources,

Heartfelt Memories Pet Cremation, Home pick up and Delivery

Memorial stones,

Memorial stones,

Memory glass is made from a pet's ashes suspended in a solid sparkling glass desk ornament or paperweight.

LifeGem Certified Pet Care Memorial Services will turn a pet's ashes into beautiful synthetic diamonds. Cost is $2400-$14,000.

Pet Loss Hotlines

Veterinary school hotlines are staffed by veterinary students who have undergone training on grief counseling. Hours may be more limited during the summer and holidays.

Colorado State University- 970-491-1242, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, Mountain time

The Ohio State University-614-292-1823, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, Eastern time

University of California- Davis-800-565-1526, Mon-Fri, 6:30-9:30pm Pacific time

Washington State University-509-335-5704, Mon-Thurs, 6:30-9:00 and Sat 1-3pm, Pacific time

Pet loss hotlines not associated with veterinary schools include:

Pet loss support hotline-607-253-3932, 24/7

IAMS Pet Loss Support Hotline-888-332-77738, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, Eastern time