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In Home Pet Euthanasia

We know how hard it is to decide to let a treasured friend go. When you've decided that it is time to say goodbye, our in home euthanasia service is there to help guide you and your pet through every step of the process. With Pawprints, you can talk with Dr. Moran every step of the way to ensure you are getting the best care possible. 

It is our mission to make your pet's passing as peaceful as possible. Dr. Moran understands how impactful in home care can be. She has done euthanasia's under tables, inside boxes, outside in garden beds - really anywhere you and your pet would like. 

Our euthanasia service includes a brief exam and discussion of your pet's current health, sedation to make your pet comfortable, a peaceful passing, and memorial items if desired including a custom clay pawprint, ink pawprint, ink nose print if possible, and a lock of hair. We take pride in including a custom clay pawprint with every euthanasia. Here you can see all of the possible clay colors offered as well as sample pawprints. Aftercare options are available for an additional fee and are listed here. All of our prices can be seen here. 

 

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What to Expect During Your Appointment

  • Appointments are scheduled with 2 hour arrival windows to make sure we never rush you or your family's goodbye and allow flexibility for urgent appointments. Most appointments last between 40 minutes to an hour. Our standard appointment blocks are:​

    • 9am - 11am

    • 11am - 1pm

    • 1pm - 3pm

    • 3pm - 5pm

    • 5pm - 7pm

  • If you require a specific arrival time, please text us at (253) 391-4363 and we will do our best to accommodate (additional fees may apply).

  • We will do everything we can to arrive within your designated arrival window,  but due to the unique nature of each euthanasia, we may be delayed. You will receive a text message/call (whichever you select when booking) notifying you when we are leaving our previous appointment and our approximate arrival time.

  • Once we arrive, Dr. Moran will explain the process and answer questions you may have. 

  • Prior to the euthanasia, we will sedate your pet with an injection under the skin. 

  • When your pet has reached an adequate level of sedation and you are ready, we will perform the euthanasia using an IV injection. 

  • After the euthanasia, we will step out of the room so you can have a private goodbye if you wish. 

  • If you have elected for us to handle cremation, we will carry your pet out to our car and transfer them to the local crematorium, Precious Pets in Auburn. 

  • If you have elected private cremation, we will hand deliver the ashes back to you when we are back in the area (usually about 3-4 weeks after your appointment)

  • Complementary clay pawprints, inked nose/pawprints, and lock of hair are offered with every euthanasia. We create these after we have gone but before we transfer to the crematorium, except for home burials where we make these once your pet has passed. The pawprint needs to cure, so it will be mailed to you in 1-2 weeks or delivered to you with your ashes.

  • We will notify your veterinarian of your pet's passing so they can update their records if you have provided one. 

  • What are your prices?
    To get a personalized quote based on your location, appointment time, and aftercare options, please visit our booking platform here. We strive to make our prices at transparent and all-inclusive as possible. If you have any questions about your specific scenario, don't hesitate to text us at 253-391-4363 and we can get you a customized quote.
  • What are your hours?
    Our normal hours are from 9am-8pm Monday-Sunday. Afterhours/on weekends we will do our best to answer the phone, but please leave a message/text if we do not answer right away. Our appointments are offered throughout the week and are displayed live on our booking page. If you require a time that is not offered on our booking calendar, feel free to reach out via phone/email and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • What is your service area?
    Our normal service area is between Lynnwood and Tacoma and the eastside. Some of the cites we serve include: Covington, Maple Valley, Black Diamond, Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Fife, Federal Way, Auburn, Burien, SeaTac, Des Moines, Tukwila, Seattle, Shoreline, Renton, Redmond, Issaquah, Sammamish, Bellevue, Factoria, Kirkland, Bothell, Mill Creek, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Alderwood, Mukilteo, and some of Everett. Please enter your address on our booking platform here to see if you are in our normal service area. If you are outside of our service range, please give us a call/email and we may be able to accommodate you.
  • What if the time/day I want is not listed on your calendar?
    We book in appointment arrival windows. If you require a specific time or we are booked for the day the best way to contact us is via text message to 253-391-4363. We do our best to squeeze people in between appointments if possible.
  • Do you perform emergency euthanasias?
    If you need an emergent euthanasia we may be able to help. Please check our online booking calendar for availability. If there are no available appointments please text us at 253-391-4363 as this will get the fastest response from us if we are in appointments. If your pet is having trouble breathing, or needs emergent attention, reach out to your nearest veterinary emergency clinic.
  • How do I schedule a Euthanasia/Hospice/Cremation Pickup Appointment Online?
    When you click on either scheduling link, it will bring you to our online scheduler. Please enter your address to see if we service your area and to get a customized quote. Then select what service you are interested in scheduling. Select any applicable aftercare/memorial items and answer a few questions about you and your pet. It will then show you any available days/times on our booking calendar. Once you submit the booking, your appointment has been approved. If for some reason we need to decline your booking, we will call you and come up with another time that works for you.
  • What happens if I decide I do not want my appointment?
    We understand that end-of-life care is fluid and sometimes plans change. You can edit or cancel your appointment using the link on your confirmation email. If you are canceling the same day as your appointment, please also reach out to us via text/call at (253) 391-4363 to confirm. After one cancelation we will require a deposit to schedule any additional appointments.
  • What happens if my pet passes at home before the appointment?
    If your pet passes before the appointment, please reach out and let us know. If you would like to arrange for cremation through us, we can pick up your pet at your original appointment time, or sooner depending on your situation. If you do not want us to perform aftercare, we will cancel your appointment.
  • Do you offer in-home euthanasia services for aggression or behavior cases?
    We do offer euthanasia due to aggression or behavior concerns on a case by case basis. We may require an additional fee, previous records, or special supplies (basket muzzle, etc) prior to scheduling. If you are considering an in-home euthanasia due to behavioral concerns, please reach out via text/email to see if we can accommodate you.
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