Hospice Care

Hospice care aims to meet the physical and mental needs of a pet faced with a life-limiting illness. It begins the moment a pet has been diagnosed with a terminal condition and the family has decided not to pursue aggressive, curative therapies. Hospice exists to provide support and care for patients in the last phases of an incurable disease, or at the natural end of life. Pet hospice focuses on caring, not curing. 

In-home hospice care helps alleviate the stress associated with visits to the veterinary clinic, and allows you and your pet to enjoy your special time together in the familiar surroundings of home. The decision to pursue hospice care, though not for everyone, strengthens the bond between you and your pet and helps prepare for the passing of your special companion.

Goals for Hospice Care

These steps help us complete a thorough assessment of each pet and pet family’s needs, while also allowing for the flexibility of tailoring care on a case-by-case basis. The steps include:

  1. Home visit with evaluation of the pet owner’s needs, beliefs, and goals for the pet
  2. Education about your pet’s disease processes and guidance on assessing quality of life indicators.
  3. Development and application of a personalized hospice care plan for the pet and their family
  4. Emotional support during your pet’s care process, as well as after death
Fees for Hopice Consultation:
$150 Initial Consultation
Medications, if needed, are additional

To give Dr. Tiffany a better idea of your pet’s individual medical needs, a hospice intake form will be provided at time of scheduling.
Phoenix at home pet euthanasia

In-Home Euthanasia

Consultation
When you call us about our pet euthanasia service, we will start with a phone consultation and pre-euthanasia consultation if needed. If you aren’t sure the time is right, we can discuss your pet’s quality of life.

Arrival
The doctor will meet your cat or dog and talk with you about the procedure and answer any questions you may have.

Sedation
We do not want your pet to be in any discomfort or feel any anxiety during the process.  The doctor will give a sedative to your pet that will put him or her into a comfortable rest before administering the euthanasia solution.

Euthanasia
After your pet is sedated, and you are ready, the doctor will administer the euthanasia solution, listen to your dog or cat’s heart, and will let you know when he or she has passed. This is a peaceful, painless process.

Aftercare
You have the decision of keeping your deceased pet with you to bury at home, to elect in communal cremation, or to have your pets cremated remains returned to you. Please see Fees for more information.

Do not hesitate to call or email if you have questions.

Fees for In-Home Euthanasia:
$250 Euthanasia only (no cremation)

$350 Euthanasia with communal cremation
Also referred to as “general” or “Group” cremation. The Communal Cremation means that your pet will be cremated along with other pets and the cremated remains will not be returned to you.

$450 Euthanasia with individual cremation. Includes ashes returned in a cedar urn.
In partitioned cremation, your pet is cremated with other pets in the same cremation unit, but they are completely partitioned and separated.

$550 Euthanasia with private cremation. Includes ashes returned in a cedar urn and a clay paw print.
The euthanasia process is the same as above. In the case of private cremation, your pet is the only one in the cremation chamber. When choosing private versus partitioned, there is no difference in receiving your pets remains. The private cremation is more costly because your pet is the only one in the large cremation chamber. Private cremation with viewings are available to owners at an extra fee. For more information please ask.

Additional fees may apply for after hours, pets over 100 lbs, distances greater than 30 miles, and holidays.

Aftercare

We offer cremation services for pets who have passed away naturally at home. We will come to your home and pick up your pet’s remains for cremation, whether you would like your pet’s cremated remains back or not.

Fees for Aftercare:
$175 Transportation and communal creamation
$275 Transportation with individual creamation
$375 Transportation with private creamation



After hours,travel, and holiday fees:
* $50.00 Monday-Friday After 4PM
* $50.00 Saturday and Sunday Before 4PM
* $100.00 Saturday and Sunday After 4PM
* $25.00 Travel Radius > 30 miles from Scottsdale Road and 101
* $35.00 Weight over 100 pounds
* $100.00 Holiday Before 4PM
* $150.00 Holiday After 4PM