Preparing for your appointment: On the morning of your appointment you will receive a text or call confirming the time frame of your appointment.  Dr. Atkins will also text you when she is on the way with an expected ETA.  Most appointments last about 30 minutes.  The time of the appointment is often dictated by the time each individual pet takes to become comfortably sedate.  Due to COVID and the need to social distance, we ask that you be as prepared as possible before Dr. Atkins arrives. This usually means that your family has decided on aftercare and chosen an urn/memorial products ahead of time and that everyone in the family is ready to proceed with euthanasia. Everyone who opts to be present for the euthanasia should be at the house before Dr. Atkins arrives.      


When Dr. Atkins arrives please meet her outside with a mask on and leave your pet inside or resting wherever they are.

The first few minutes of your time will be dedicated to taking care of administrative and logistical items. There will be a review of paperwork. This will confirm your wishes for the appointment and aftercare. Other steps will include: payment (acceptable payment methods are cash, check made payable to: “Paws Finding Peace” or credit card), and a review of the location you have selected for your appointment. If inclement weather is expected, please have a location identified that includes a covered area such as a garage or porch with adequate space and ventilation.  


Dr. Atkins will advise you when it is time to bring your pet outside. For large dogs, please have their collar on and have them on a leash. If your pet is nervous when strangers come to the house, please let us know this before the appointment.  We will want to do our best to make sure your pet has no anxiety during the appointment and we need to make sure that everyone stays safe.  

Dr. Atkins will walk you through the process. Our goal is to make this process as peaceful as possible for your pet and family.  ​