Our animal friends never live as long as we would like them to, so we can only hope that their passing will be peaceful, painless, and dignified. If Qualify of Life has declined due to age or disease, humane euthanasia is a caring and and gentle option. As difficult as the decision can be, sometimes it is the kindest choice we can make on a friend's behalf. Having euthanasia performed in the comfort of your home minimizes the stress on your pet and allows you to personalize the process.
To assist you in this difficult decision you can visit the page that contains the Quality of Life Scale, a very useful tool in helping to get an objective idea about your pet's life quality at this time. If you are struggling with this decision, please feel free to give us a call to discuss the situation. We can help you to determine if it is the right time to say good-bye to your beloved pet. Sometimes this can be done over the phone, but if not, we may be able to arrange for an in-home consultation.
Aftercare for your pet is a very individual decision that involves your own personal beliefs, desires, and needs, as well as the consideration of your pet's personality. Some people make arrangements for cremation or burial on their own, otherwise we can make aftercare arrangements for you.
We have partnered with Peaceful Paws Pet Cremation and Memorials for over 11 years, and they do a beautiful job in honoring our furry friends that have passed away. They offer Private/Partitioned Cremation and Communal Cremation. With Private Cremation, the cremains are returned in a bamboo box, along with a clay paw print. With Communal Cremation, the ashes are respectfully scattered at sea--5 miles off of the Oceanside Pier. When we arrange for cremation, we bring your pet home with us and Peaceful Paws picks up from our house.