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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 in 2 hour blocks to make sure we never rush you or your family's goodbye. Most appointments last between 40 minutes to an hour. Our standard appointment blocks are:​

    • 8am - 10am

    • 10am - 12pm

    • 12pm -2pm

    • 2pm - 4pm

    • 4pm - 6pm

    • 6pm - 8pm

  • We strive to arrive at the beginning of your appointment block,  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 crematorium. 

  • The crematorium will mail the ashes directly back to you or your primary veterinarian in 10-14 days. 

  • 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 and should arrive in about a week.

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

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