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 time frame 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.  Then you can show me the outdoor space that would be most appropriate for the procedure.  Please make sure you have your mask on when you come out to greet me.  Everyone who wishes to be present must wear a mask.  

Once you are ready, your pet will receive sedation.  This is generally involves two sedative injections for dogs and a single injection for cats.  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 25 lbs)

$ 300 (26 -75 lbs)

$ 350 (76 -125 lbs)

Over 125 lbs - call for pricing & availability

 

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

memorial clay paw print

MA & CT towns within a 25 mile radius of Holyoke:  No travel charge

MA & CT towns within a 25-40 mile radius of Holyoke: $100 travel charge

*Communal Cremation (ashes are not returned)

up to 25 lbs: $50

26-75 lbs: $100

76-125 lbs: $200

Over 125 lbs - call for pricing & availability 

*Private Cremation (ashes are returned to you)

up to 25 lbs: $150

26-75 lbs: $200

76-125 lbs: $300

Over 125 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, Trails 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.   

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