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What To Expect

Most importantly you and your pet will be treated with empathy, care, and respect every step of the way. We understand that this is an emotional time. Planned or sudden, the end of a pet's life can be traumatic and bring complicated emotions or feelings. Always feel comfortable expressing your natural emotions and asking questions - we empathize and understand.

During our initial conversation we will answer any questions you have and provide a quote based on your pet's needs and your wishes. If you decide to proceed, we will give you a 2 hour window for the day of your appointment based on your schedule. We understand this is a wide timeframe and we will contact you when we are about 30 minutes away.

A major benefit of In Home Euthanasia is that your pet is able to choose the area most comfortable for them. Another is that you may choose as many friends and family members you would like to be with you and your pet. Spend time prior to our appointment deciding where in your home your pet would like to be and who you would like to be with you.

After a brief exam after our arrival, we will discuss the process with you which can vary based on what is best for your pet. When the procedure begins our team will let you know what is happening every step of the way. Always feel free to ask any questions you may have. We encourage you to hold or be close to your pet throughout the process, though some positional adjustment may be needed at times. 

No one is ever ready to part with their animal companion and when it is time we will carefully transport your pet and coordinate their after-care according to your wishes. We treat all pets entrusted to our care with the highest respect, as we know it is what they deserve.

If you have requested to have your pet's ashes returned to you, they can be picked up at a crematorium or at your primary care clinic. You will be notified when your pet's remains are ready to be picked up. This typically takes 7 - 10 business days. You may contact us at any time for updates.

For additional information on how to decide when it may be time, how to prepare for the loss of a pet, the euthanasia process, helping children cope with loss, the grief process, and more, visit this page, published by The American Veterinary Medicine Association. Additional resources can be found on our resources page.

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