In-home euthanasia allows your pet to go with dignity and comfort in their normal environment.
In-Home Euthanasia During COVID-19
Offering treats or food before or during the appointment is OK. Due to COVID-19, Dr. Barrington can offer euthanasia with an owner present, if they wear a mask. Other pet family members can be present. Please discuss with Dr. Barrington for other options. Click here for details on selecting the appointment location during COVID-19. A quiet calm environment is ideal. Blankets or towels are helpful.
Dr. Barrington will prepare an injectable sedative that will calm your pet and provide pain relief. After 5-15 minutes, she will administer a second injection that will stop the heart. She will monitor the heartbeat until your pet is gone. At that time, she can take your pet’s remains with her for cremation services that include ashes returned or no ashes back, or she will leave you with your pet to grieve.
Final mementos, including clay paw prints or hair clippings, can be made, usually after sedation.
Arranging for In-Home Euthanasia with House Call Pet Service
To schedule a euthanasia appointment, start by visiting the In-Home Appointments page to review the policies and find an open slot. After you request the euthanasia appointment and make decisions about aftercare, Dr. Barrington will send you a Euthanasia Authorization form to complete and digitally sign. She’ll also send you an invoice which you can pay online before the appointment. All decisions about cremation and mementos will be determined before the appointment due to COVID-19.
Thank you for choosing Dr. Jennifer Barrington with House Call Pet Service.