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AT-HOME EUTHANASIA:

Planning, Procedure & Pricing

 

Planning Ahead

We hear pet parents say all the time, I want her to pass peacefully in her sleep.  

That is exactly what we strive to provide at Paws Finding Peace. 

In order to have a peaceful goodbye, you will likely need to do some planning.

We are very thankful for our friends in emergency veterinary medicine who provide 24-hour care when an emergency arises.  With end-of-life, most families want to avoid an emergency - which means you will need to

plan ahead.  

  • Think about who will want to be present - will they need to request time off of work?  

  • Will you need to get a babysitter? 

  • Who will want to come over beforehand and say goodbye - will you need to schedule around others? ​

  • When possible, it would be best to schedule at least 2 days in advance.

  • If this is not possible, will you be able to be flexible with timing or will you be willing/able to go to the emergency clinic if needed?

If you are visiting our website, then you are already starting to take steps to ensure your beloved companion has a gentle passing.  It is best to call us ahead of time to discuss how and when to schedule an appointment.   

The Procedure

Most appointments start with a phone conversation.  

After you speak with a team member, we can schedule the at-home euthanasia appointment. Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment through the "schedule online" tab on the website and we will contact you to discuss the appointment timeframe and answer any questions you may have. 

What to expect: 

Due to COVID, I will first meet you outside to go over paperwork and payment.  Please make sure you have your mask on when you come out to greet me.  For the most up-to-date COVID procedures, see the "FAQ/COVID info" page on our website.   

Once you are ready, your pet will receive sedation.  This is generally involves two sedative injections for dogs and a single injection for cats and rabbits.  These drugs will cause him/her to go into a very deep sleep (a state of sedation or anesthesia).  During this time you can offer love and support: giving love, pets, kisses and verbal reassurance.  Once he/she is sedated, then the euthanasia drug is given.  Individual family members can stay for a little or as much of the procedure as they would like.  

Pricing

At-home euthanasia:

$ 250 (up to 15 lbs)

$ 300 (16 - 50 lbs)

$ 350 (51 -100 lbs)

$ 400 (101 - 150 lbs)

Over 150 lbs - call for availability

After hours, weekend, holiday and/or urgent appointment fee: $100 - $250

 

Includes: house call visit, sedation (pharmaceuticals), euthanasia (pharmaceuticals and procedure) and

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Travel fees:

We serve the towns with a blue paw on the map below with no travel fee.

We serve the towns with a green paw on the map below with a $100 travel fee.

Our ability to serve towns with a orange paw on the map below will depend on our schedule (please call). 

*Communal Cremation (ashes are not returned)

up to 15 lbs: $50

16 - 50 lbs: $100

51 - 100 lbs: $150

101-150 lbs: $200

Over 150 lbs - call for pricing & availability 

*Private Cremation (ashes are returned to you)

up to 15 lbs: $150

16 - 50 lbs: $200

51 - 100 lbs: $250

101 - 150 lbs: $300

Over 150 lbs - call for pricing & availability 

Ashes can be delivered to your vet's office or other arrangements can be made if needed.   

* Paws Finding Peace works with Final Gift Pet Memorial Center.  Final Gift Pet Memorial Center has an outstanding reputation for integrity and compassion, rest assured they will handle your pet's remains with the utmost care as they would with their own beloved companion. You may visit their website for more information: finalgift.com 

 A complimentary urn (Cedar Memorial Urn, Trail to Heaven Series, Serenity Urn, Hand-Carved Rosewood Urn, Decorative Metal Urn or Remembrance Urn) is included in the price of private cremation.  You may visit the Final Gift website for information on memorial products they offer.   

Cancellation policy:  If you cancel an appointment within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment time you will be charged $100 cancellation fee.  Unfortunately, canceling an appointment means that your appointment slot was not available for another family with a pet in need.  We try to be as reasonable as possible with cancelations.  If your pet needs to go to the ER for euthanasia during the night, you will not be charged a cancelation fee.  If you plan to cancel your appointment but do not contact us to let us know then the appointment fee will need to be paid in full once we arrive at your house.