Some people only use our service for in-home euthanasia. Most dogs and cats are anxious when they go into a veterinary hospital and some large dogs are no longer able to get into the car without pain. In-home euthanasia removes or at least greatly reduces your pet's stress when the time comes to say good-bye.
When we perform euthanasia, our patient first receives a generous dose of a narcotic/sedative cocktail slipped under the skin with a tiny needle. Most dogs and cats don't notice or seem to mind this injection, but there are a few that do. The good news for those that do notice the shot, it is over quickly. Once absorbed, this cocktail relieves anxiety and pain, causes dissociation and sleep. This first injection usually takes 5-15 minutes to effect. Once our patient is no longer responsive to stimuli, we administer an overdose of Pentobarbital in the vein for the euthanasia. We do not place an IV catheter for this procedure. Pentobarbital puts the brain to sleep first and permanently, then the breathing stops, then the heart stops. This is important to know because it means the brain is gone before the body and there is no pain felt. Our goal is to make the process as peaceful as possible for all involved.
DOG <25 LBS. $195 26 - 50 LBS. $215 51 - 90 LBS. $245 91 - 130 LBS. $285 131 - 170 LBS. $305 171 - 220 LBS. $335
*FOR HOUSECALL FEE PLEASE SEE BELOW
Our housecall fee is based on mileage and covers our round-trip time investment. The housecall fee structure is determined by ONE-WAY mileage from our home base near the Deming Log Show Grounds to your location (using Google Maps). We travel only within Whatcom County. However, we do not travel to Lummi Island or Point Roberts. You may call or email us to help you determine the fee to your location.
1 - 5 miles $70
5.1 - 10 miles $80
10.1 - 15 miles $90
15.1 - 20 miles $100
20.1 - 25 miles $125
25.1 - 30 miles $150
30.1 - 40 miles $180
We work with two cremation companies. We trust them both.
West Coast Pet Memorial Services:
The crematorium is located in Snohomish County, WA and provides both Communal and Individual Cremation. The cremation fee includes us removing your pet from your home and making the arrangements with the crematorium.
If you do not want your pet's ashes returned to you, they will be cremated with other pets and their ashes will be scattered in the Cascades.
1 - 40 lbs. $110 41 - 70 lbs. $130 71 - 100 lbs. $150 101 - 150 lbs. $185 151 - 190 lbs. $215
If you choose an individual cremation, your pet will be cremated alone within their own steel tray. Their ashes will be returned to you in your choice of 8 complimentary urns (please scroll down to see options). A brass nameplate or etching at additional cost is optional.
A complimentary aftercare package includes a cremation certificate, a clay paw print impression, and a hair clipping if desired. The return of ashes from an individual cremation takes an average of 10-14 days including the travel time for us to return your pet's ashes to you.
1 - 40 lbs. $275 41 - 70 lbs. $295 71 - 100 lbs. $315 101 - 150 lbs. $345 151 - 190 lbs. $375
Radiant Heart is a pet crematorium in Bellingham. They offer exceptional after-care services and products including pawprints and/or nose prints, a wide variety of urns, and many other items to memorialize your pet. Witnessed private cremations can be arranged. If you would like us to coordinate the transportation of your pet to Radiant Heart, please inform us in advance so we can make timing arrangements and advise you if there will be a transport fee. You will pay Radiant Heart directly for their services, and you will pick up your pet's ashes from their facility.
Please visit Radiant Heart's website at https://www.radiant-heart.net/ for more information.
We accept cash, checks, debit cards, VISA, M/C, Discover, and American Express at the time of service.