“Because after all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
What to expect at an at-home euthanasia:
We tailor our choice of medications to each patient and their unique needs. First, we administer an anesthetic using a small needle under the skin. This allows your pet to gently, slowly relax, and fall asleep in about five to 20 minutes. The final drug can be given several different ways, and we administer it in the least obtrusive way based on how they are positioned in your arms or in their bed. After euthanasia, we can provide transport of your pet’s remains to the crematorium. We also provide paw or nose print keepsakes.
Our standard at-home euthanasia appointment fee is $275(plus travel fees). We want you to have all the time you need; if your family feels they may need additional time, please let us know at the time of scheduling.
What is a quality of life consult?
Deciding when to euthanize your beloved pet is never an easy decision. We rarely “know” when the time is right, and our pet’s behavior and body language can be very difficult to interpret correctly.
We have provided some quality of life evaluation forms as well as other resources online to help you determine whether euthanasia or additional hospice support is appropriate. You may also schedule an appointment for a virtual quality of life consult to help evaluate your pet’s condition and pain levels. You can schedule an online quality of life consult with our doctor via Zoom. These conversations usually take 1-1.5 hours.
If you need to reschedule or cancel, we ask that you provide 24 hours of notice, if possible, so that another family in need may schedule. Appointments canceled within 24 hours of appointment time will be charged a $25 cancellation fee, and appointments canceled within 2 hours will be charged a $100 cancellation fee.
If you choose to have your pet cremated, we have several options for urns available through Agape Pet Services.
We will provide transport of your pet’s remains to the crematorium and deliver the ashes directly to you or to your regular veterinarian, or you may pick them up from the crematory personally.