A Comfortable Choice
Did you know that at-home euthanasia is an option? At-home euthanasia is just as safe and painless for your pet as visiting your veterinarian's office, and it keeps your pet where they feel most secure and most comfortable—at home. Our staff veterinarian will come to your home, guide your family through the process and carefully transport your precious pet back to our Memorial Center.
Is at-home euthanasia right for me?
At-home euthanasia provides comfort and helps to minimize the stress and grief from the loss of a pet. You and your family are given all the time and space you need to be with your pet before, during and after the euthanasia process in the warmth and privacy of your own home. Our compassionate and supportive team of veterinarians and Heart’s Companion Memorial Center staff are solely focused on providing you with the personal experience your family needs to help ease the pain of losing a cherished family member.
What are some common questions about at-home euthanasia?
How soon will I get my pet back?
After you have scheduled an appointment with us & expressed your final wishes concerning your pet's aftercare, we will arrive to your home for your appointment. If your pet is brought to Heart’s Companion after the at-home euthanasia, we will have them back to you within 24 to 48 hours.
How long does the appointment take?
We never want you to feel rushed, so we schedule up to 2 hours for each appointment. This is your time & we will only begin the process when you are ready.
Where in my home will this take place?
You are allowed to choose whichever place in your residence is the most comfortable for both you and your pet.
What happens to my pet afterwards?
Heart’s Companion will transport your pet to our center. You may schedule a visitation if you wish or request a formal service, it's up to you. Please feel free to use our center to help you & your family memorialize your pet as you wish.
How can I pay for this service?
Our veterinarians accept credit card, cash or personal check.
What happens if I set an appointment but something changes?
If for any reason you feel the need to change/cancel an appointment please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We aim to provide the most stress-free experience possible during this very difficult time and will work with you as much as possible to assure both you and your pet are well taken care of.
What are some of the common concerns/worries/misconceptions about at-home euthanasia?
How do I know I’m really getting my pet back?
Heart's Companion uses a custom system of scannable tags that go through several checkpoints while your pet is in our care. This allows us to ensure with 100% confidence that your pet is always returned safely to your home. We also offer the opportunity to privately view your pet’s cremation - please call to schedule in advance.
How do I know it’s time to euthanize my pet?
The hardest part of euthanasia is knowing when it is time. You will know when they lose the spark in their eye and are existing, but are no longer living their outgoing, energetic, playful lives. Also, if your pet is in pain or suffering from a diagnosed terminal illness it may be time to consider home-hospice care or at-home euthanasia. We suggest you always consult a veterinarian when trying to determine the right course of action for your pet.
Why is at-home euthanasia right for me and my pet?
At-home euthanasia allows you to be in the comfort and privacy of your own home during your final moments with your cherished pet. You may take as much time as you need with your pet throughout the entire process so that your family and your pet can have a peaceful & intimate transition together.