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Why At-Home Pet Euthanasia?

Humane euthanasia at home allows your pet to stay in their favorite location, removes the need for travel, and allows your entire family to surround your pet with love as they cross over the rainbow bridge.

Our Humane Euthanasia Process - What to Expect

Our Humane Euthanasia Process - What to Expect

A veterinarian and an assistant will travel to your home so you and your pet can remain together in a peaceful environment. The entire appointment typically lasts 30-45 minutes, which allows us to go forward at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Our Humane Euthanasia Process - What to Expect

Our Humane Euthanasia Process - What to Expect

Your veterinarian will first provide an overview of the veterinary euthanasia process and allow time for your questions or concerns. When you are ready, your pet will receive an injection with pain medication and a heavy sedative to ease discomfort and allow them to relax.
Our Humane Euthanasia Process - What to Expect

Our Humane Euthanasia Process - What to Expect

When your pet is asleep or completely relaxed, your veterinarian will then administer the medication to gently stop the heart by injection or IV catheter. You and your family can be right by your pet’s side every step of the way.

Pet Aftercare and Cremation

After your pet has transitioned over the rainbow bridge, we will give you some additional time and space to be with your pet. If you choose for us to help with aftercare, our team may take your pet with them at the end of your appointment, or a representative from the aftercare facility may pick up your pet. On rare occasions, if your pet is larger than 30 pounds, you may have up to 2 hours of additional time to spend with your beloved pet after the procedure, until a crematorium representative arrives for transport.

Quality-of-Life Assessment for Dogs and Cats

Gain a better understanding of your pet’s quality of life with our helpful tool.
Quality-of-Life Assessment for Dogs and Cats

What Our Clients Say

Jessica Farrand
BetterVet San Francisco

At-Home Pet Euthanasia - Dr. Nicole Lee and her Staff were angels. This was the most compassionate service, and we hope others will use this for when it’s time for their pet to cross the rainbow bridge. We never want to say goodbye- but the grace of the in-home hospice service and end of the life care was beyond comforting. We cannot express in words how thankful we are. Highly recommend. Our doggie 16 yr + Blue Weimaraner. Rest in Play Nancy Drew.

Zen time
BetterVet Eugene
We had to have our lab Logan euthanized and decided to have it done at home. Dr. Taylor came with his assistant and were great. They really helped us through one if the worst times of my life. The doctor was really kind as he explained everything that was going to happen and his assistant was amazing. She cried almost as much as I did while it happened. Thank you guys so much.
Brigitte O'Neill
BetterVet Chicago
We needed the services of a home vet for my elderly dog. It came time to say good bye to her, and at home euthanasia was what I wanted. I found this fantastic doctor and could not have been more blessed. Caring, compassionate, exceptional. I will continue to use them to care for my other pets.
James Ryan
BetterVet San Francisco
Bettervet was very professional and understanding. Losing Bunny, my 17 year cat and best friend, was without a doubt the saddest thing that has ever happened in my 61 years life. Bunny was always very anxious about leaving home for the vet and this service was the perfect solution as it enabled less stress on an already sick cat. Dr. Jamie and her assistant came to our apartment to treat Bunny during his illness. I just want to let you guys know how much I appreciate all that you did for us. God bless you and your kindness
Deuce Richard
BetterVet Palm Beach
Dr. Steve and staff are beyond phenomenal. I unfortunately had two of my girlfriends kittens pass away. Dr. Steve and his staff were more than great and sympathetic. They disposed of their remains and even went the extra mile to send a heart warming card a few days later. A++++++ service
toni daniels
BetterVet Eugene
Bonnie helped me put my two beautiful cat's down. One on Thanksgiving day when I couldn't stand to see him suffer anymore, the other on Easter Sunday when she made it clear she was ready to go. I couldn't ask for a more sensitive, caring, qualified, and attentive veterinarian. She really helped me through the process too. She has my highest praise and confidence.
Sandra Jacobson
BetterVet Vancouver
Robin and Melissa worked with our old cat to diagnose his fatal illness, then gave us alternatives that were practical and compassionate. When it came time to put our sweetie down, this was where they shined. They were not only super gentle with our kitty, but also compassionate with us as grieving owners. It was a great comfort to be able to put him down on his own bed, with his humans around him, and not have the trauma of bringing him on a car ride.
Sharon Heim
BetterVet Chicago
We knew it was time to say our good byes to Chloe, 12+ years old and a large breed mix. BetterVet was very professional and compassionate. Thanks to them for making our tough decision the right one. She was comfortable and well cared for.
Gina Sabo
BetterVet Chicago
We have had Dr. Karie and Joe to our home twice in the last month. We had to put our beautiful boy down and chose their service of at home euthanasia. They made a horrific event so much more peaceful. They are both caring and explained everything that was going on. They also gave us plenty of time to say goodbye to our fur baby. We appreciated them so much we called them over today to vaccinate our 2 very hard to handle cats. It took some time but we got the job done. We would have had to sedate our rescued "somewhat feral" cats to bring them in. This was 100% better. Thanks so much for your time and compassion Dr. Karie!
Melissa S
BetterVet Chicago
We had to make the decision to euthanize our 15 year old dog. Dr. Karie and Joe were so caring, compassionate, and loving towards not only our dog but to our family. They explained the entire process and let us have time with our dog, talked to us about him, and made us feel so at ease. We were so blessed to have them be by our sides and how they made his last moments in a calm and loving environment. Thank you to both for making a very emotional and difficult situation less stressful. I would recommend these 2 wonderful people to anyone looking to have an at home euthanasia. Thanks again for loving our baby in his last moments.
Paul Shea
BetterVet Chicago
We decided we would like to say goodbye to our sweet lab Bella in our home where she would feel more comfortable rather than a vet office. We called Dr. Karie & Joe, and they were able to come out that evening. They did a exceptional job of making the process as caring and smooth as we could ask. Both Dr. Karie & Joe were 100% attentive to our feelings and concerns. It was a beautiful way to say goodbye to a wonderful dog who was a member of our family. Thank you very much.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I make a In-Home Veterinary Euthanasia appointment?
When possible, you should schedule your appointment 24 hours or more in advance for pets over 30 pounds. Same-day appointments are often available in most locations for pets under 30 pounds. 
Do you offer emergency or short-notice appointments?
We offer same-day and next-day appointments in most locations (for an additional fee). 
How much does in-home pet euthanasia cost?
Cost is variable according to your location, but a summary of service costs can be confirmed when you schedule your appointment online on the BetterVet app.
Which payment methods are accepted?
We accept all major credit cards and debit cards. We are unable to accept cash, checks, or Scratchpay. A credit card is required to book your appointment but will not be billed until the end of your home visit.
How long is the dog & cat euthanasia process?
A pet euthanasia appointment typically lasts approximately 20 - 45 minutes, which allows us to go forward at your pace.
Can I stay with my pet during the euthanasia procedure?
Yes, we encourage you as well as other family members to stay with your pet during the in-home euthanasia process. Your veterinarian will let you know what to expect during the entire procedure and will make sure you feel comfortable moving forward with each step. 
How is medication given to larger pets?
The same medications are given to all pets during the euthanasia process and are tailored to your pet’s size and needs. 
Are aftercare services included in the home pet euthanasia price?
Aftercare services can be provided at an additional cost and is based on your personal preferences for cremation.
How do I go about making cremation arrangements for my pet?
We will take care of the aftercare arrangements for your pet if you choose that option.
How can I ensure my pet’s ashes are returned after euthanasia?
We work with partner facilities that share our love and respect for pets and have sophisticated tracking systems that assure the return of your pets remains.
Do you offer memorial keepsakes?
All aftercare options include a keepsake paw print.