Dog Euthanasia
at Home

We are sorry you have found yourself in the position where you are considering euthanasia for your beloved dog.

Together with you, our hospice vets will make sure these last moments are the best they can be by taking into consideration all aspects of your dog’s personality and their condition. If you are at a stage where you need support with the process of decision making, please reach out to us. We also have the following information which can offer guidance and support.

What does a visit for a dog euthanasia at home involve?

Every bond is different so please be as open and upfront as you want to be about your wishes. We know this is a difficult time, and we are here to help and support. Below is a guide to what happens when we visit:

When you book your visit, we send you relevant information to your email address. Please read it carefully and ask us any questions you might have. The vet will let you know when they are on the way to you and arrive in a car or a van (some with a discrete logo) and will wear branded clothing.

Within your booking information link is a pdf file called door sign. This allows you to print and attach the do not disturb on your own porch.

The vet will go through the procedure with you and answer any questions you might have. Your input is vital so we can make things as peaceful as possible for everyone involved.

When all questions are answered and a plan is made, the vet will start with sedating your pet, to make them sleepy and comfortable. This will provide relief to a pet that may be having some pain and ensure your pet will pass as peaceful as possible.

When the vet has established your pet is in deep sedation the euthanasia injection can be given. In some cases, the vet might need to remove fur to gain access. Your pet might have a tremble or a last breath at the time of passing. With listening to your pet’s heart, the vet will confirm the passing.


At the end of the euthanasia visit, your hospice vet can either transport your pet away for cremation or assist you in arranging a collection by crematorium staff directly. Our vets can help you decide on the best aftercare options for your situation. We would encourage and help you to consider your preferences regarding cremation or burial in advance if possible. The decision-making can feel overwhelming when you are already grieving. Please read more information about aftercare here.

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