Pet Euthanasia

In-Home Euthanasia for Your Pet

tillieWhat is Euthanasia?

Euthanasia means “easy death”. It is the act of ending a pet’s life by administering an overdose of an anesthetic in as painless a manner as possible. Pets are sedated with calming medications to ease the process.

Being at home with your pet reduces the stress and discomfort of moving your loved one and allows your friend to stay in a familiar, comfortable environment.

When is it time to consider Euthanasia?

Making this active decision is the most difficult part of the experience. Unless your pet is truly suffering it maybe difficult to know when to make the choice to help your pet in their transition. Questions to ask yourself or another family member such as is your pet in pain, acting anxious, still actively eating, may guide you in the process. Your regular family veterinarian usually is quite active in helping you make the decision to help your pet. We are also available for house call consultations prior to the euthanasia process and can assist you with Hospice palliative care.

Body Care Options

Home Burial

Pet Cremation

Individual Cremation is when your pet is cremated individually and your pet’s ashes will be returned to you.

Communal Cremation

Multiple pets are cremated together and their ashes are scattered in a peaceful setting along with other pets.

Paws Memorial Services will pick up your pet after the euthanasia process. They are a compassionate professional group located in the Athens, Al area. You may contact them at 256 431-2122 or via their website at

If your pet weights under 25 lbs we may be able to provide transportation services if notified at the time the appointment is made.