Pet Home Service Faqs


How can I tell if my pet is in pain?
Follow the links for pain & quality of life scales-

For Both Dogs and Cats

For Dogs

For Cats:


Can we practice special rituals or services?
Yes please let us know if they are any special requests while we are in your home or otherwise.

Can I change my mind at any time?

If you are going to cancel your appointment, we need to know the evening before otherwise if you cancel the same day, there is a $50.00 cancellation fee.  If you decided during your visit that you do not want to euthanize your pet you must tell us prior to the administration of the sedative otherwise we cannot reverse the process.

Can children be present?

Children learn responsibility and love in caring for their family pet. Similarly, aging, illness, and death provide rich lessons about the cycle of life. Just as with their adult caretakers, children can be taught techniques to remain involved with their animal friend’s care so they feel important and even inspired by this tender and memorable time. Depending upon your child’s age and temperament, the advice/recommendation of your hospice team, and your careful preparation, consider allowing them to be present at the time of death. If you would like another opinion about how to assist in their coping and grief work, a child therapist can be considered. (taken from IAAHPC)

Do we get a keepsake from our pet?

Yes, we include one paw print (additional paw prints are $10 each), we can also clip some hair for you to keep just let us know.

What should I do if my pet dies at home?

Unfortunately, we are unable, at this time, to provide cremation services outside of the euthanasia appointment.  If you call, we can provide information for other Crematories that could come and pick up your pet.

What will happen if my pet dies at home?

You may see reflexive “agonal" breaths(legs and head stretch out, mouth opens and closes) your pet may defecate or urinate you may notice twitching, eyes glaze over, and the eyes will not stay closed.

Can I call anytime?

Yes, we have an answering service when we are unavailable we will contact you the next morning.

What areas do you provide service?

Please call for our service area.

Do I need an initial consultation for euthanasia service?

No, we just provide in-home Pet Euthanasia services and no prior consultations.

What types of animals do you see?

Primarily dogs and cats but if you have another type of small mammal or reptile it is possible that we can help you please let us know in advance what type of animal you have. We do not see large animals(horses, cows, wild life).

What do I do in case of an emergency?

Contact your regular vet office or one of the following 24 hour emergency hospitals:

AVETS 412-373-4200

PVSEC 412-366-3400

We Can Help

Your pet is sick. The diagnosis and subsequent prognosis are not good. Now is the time to contemplate putting your pet to sleep (euthanasia). But where do you turn for help? What are the next steps? How do you make this final period of your companion’s life as peaceful as possible? Let us help you with our in-home Pittsburgh Pet Euthanasia services.

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We answer the phone until 6 PM if your call is after 6 PM we will return it the next day.

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