Bringing Life to
Beloved Memories

TerraPets’ terramation service gently and naturally transforms your cherished pets into life-giving compost after they cross the rainbow bridge.

Keeping Your Pet's Memory Alive as They Rest in Nature

TerraPets by Return Home gently transforms your pet’s remains into nutrient-rich compost, allowing you and your companion to give back to nature while memorializing their life in a meaningful way.

What We Offer

Our Pet Terramation Packages

At TerraPets, we understand that pets are family. In their passing, they deserve a farewell as loving and respectful as the life they shared with you. As the only facility in the United States specializing in pet Terramation, we offer multiple unique and heartfelt ways to honor your cherished companion.

Basic Pet Terramation - $799

Additional Options:
- Paw Prints (Ink): $15
- Paw Prints (Clay): $25
- Fur Clipping: $15
- Witness Terramation: $200
- Viewing: $200

The Pet Terramation Process

Learn More About Pet Terramation

TerraPets by Return Home gently transforms your pet’s remains into nutrient-rich soil using only alfalfa, straw, and sawdust. This process mirrors what happens in nature, but in a controlled setting, allowing you to receive your pet’s life-giving compost for you to use however you see fit.

Step 1

Laying In Ceremony

Our complimentary laying in service gives you the opportunity to spend time with your pet at our facility and be involved in placing them in their Terramation vessel.

Step 2


Oxygen flows through the vessel which stimulates microbes in their body. These microbes rapidly transform their body into soil in just 30 days.

Step 3


The soil is screened for anything inorganic and is placed back into their cube to rest and cool for the next 30 days.

Step 4

Life Grows On

Beautiful life-giving compost from the transfer of vitality from your pet is ready to be returned home to you.

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  • Main Address: 4146 B PL NW, Suite B, Auburn, WA 98001
  • Phone: (206) 888-9889
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Explore Our Frequently Asked Questions

What is TerraPets, and how does it differ from traditional pet funeral services?

TerraPets is the United States’ only pet Terramation facility, offering a unique and eco-friendly alternative to traditional pet aftercare. Terramation, also known as natural organic reduction, is a process that transforms your beloved pet’s remains into nutrient-rich soil. This method is not only environmentally sustainable but also provides a meaningful way to honor your pet. The resulting soil can be used to nurture plants or trees, creating a living memorial that celebrates your pet’s life in a natural and enduring way. Our service focuses on providing comfort and significance during this difficult time, helping pet owners to remember their pets in a way that contributes positively to the environment.

How does Terramation work?

Terramation uses Alfalfa, straw, and sawdust in a controlled environment to stimulate the microbes that already exist in each of us with moisture and oxygen to naturally decompose the body.

How long does it take?

Our process completely transforms your pet in 30-40 days.

Is the Terramation process at TerraPets individual for each pet?

Yes, at TerraPets, we understand the importance of individualized care and attention for each pet that comes into our facility. Our terramation process is conducted individually for each pet, ensuring that the remains you receive are solely those of your beloved animal companion. This approach allows us to provide a personal and respectful service, giving you peace of mind that the nutrient-rich soil you receive is a unique tribute to your pet’s life.

How Does TerraPets Ensure the Ethical Treatment of My Pet’s Remains?

  1. Staffed by Pet Lovers and Owners: Our team consists of passionate pet lovers and owners, just like you. We understand the profound bond between pets and their families, which is why we approach every aspect of our service with empathy and care.
  2. Metal Tag Numbering System: To ensure the integrity of the process and your peace of mind, we utilize a strict metal tag numbering system. Each pet is assigned a unique metal tag that remains with them throughout the entire terramation process. This system guarantees that the nutrient-rich soil you receive is exclusively from your beloved pet.
  3. Respectful Handling: From the moment your pet arrives at our facility, they are handled with the utmost respect and care. We treat every pet as if they were our own, ensuring a dignified and compassionate process.
  4. Transparency and Communication: We believe in maintaining open lines of communication with pet owners. Our team is available to answer any questions and provide updates on the terramation process, ensuring you are informed and comfortable every step of the way.
  5. Adherence to Standards: Plant a Pet strictly adheres to all industry standards and legal requirements for pet aftercare. We continually update our practices to reflect the best standards in ethical and environmentally responsible pet aftercare.

Our approach is designed to offer you assurance and comfort, knowing that your pet is being honored in a manner that reflects the love and respect they deserve.

How Do I Transport My Pet to TerraPets?

Transporting your pet to Plant a Pet can be managed in several ways, depending on your individual needs and circumstances:

  1. Personal Transportation: You are welcome to personally bring your pet to our facility. We recommend using a pet carrier or a suitable container for smaller pets. For larger pets, you may need a vehicle with ample space. Our team will assist you upon arrival to ensure a respectful transfer.
  2. Veterinary Clinic Coordination: If your pet has passed away at a veterinary clinic, we can coordinate directly with the clinic to arrange transportation. Many veterinary offices are familiar with our services and can help facilitate this process.
  3. Professional Pet Transport Services: We can recommend professional pet transport services that specialize in the respectful and careful transportation of pets to our facility. These services are experienced in handling pets with the dignity they deserve.
  4. Pick-up Service: In some cases, we may be able to offer a pick-up service from your home or the veterinary clinic. Please contact us to discuss this option and any associated costs.
  5. Guidance and Support: If you’re unsure about the best way to transport your pet, our team is here to provide guidance and support. We understand that this is a difficult time and are committed to making this process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Please contact us directly to discuss the most suitable transportation option for your situation. We are here to assist you in every step of this journey.

What Kinds of Pets Can Undergo Terramation at TerraPets?

At Plant a Pet, we are able to accommodate a wide range of pets for Terramation, with a weight limit of up to 100 pounds. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Dogs: Many breeds of dogs, from small to medium-large breeds, can be cared for through our Terramation process.
  • Cats: Cats of all breeds and sizes are welcome.
  • Small Mammals: This includes rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, and other similar-sized pets.
  • Birds: Parrots, canaries, and other avian companions can undergo Terramation.
  • Reptiles: Smaller reptiles such as snakes, and lizards are also eligible.

If you have a pet that is close to the 100-pound limit or if you are unsure whether your pet can be accommodated, please contact us for more information. We are here to answer any questions and provide guidance to ensure that your beloved pet receives the respectful and dignified aftercare they deserve.

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