We strive to make this difficult time as personalized and as comfortable as possible. During your appointment, your Peaceful Passing veterinarian will address any concerns you may have. You will be asked to sign a euthanasia consent form and to pay for the appointment.
Your pet will be given a sedative/pain killer combination medication through a small injection needle under the skin to help ease your pet through this process. Your pet will slowly become unconscious and once deeply asleep, the euthanasia solution will be administered. It may be normal for some pets (depending on their underlying conditions) to experience reflexive breathing, tremors, bladder or bowel release, and sometimes vomiting during the transition from life to death. This can occur whether the pet's transition from life to death is natural or assisted.
If desired, we will make a keepsake memorial paw print for you and provide you with the following if desired: a lock of your pet’s fur, a death certificate, transportation for cremation (if elected), and as a courtesy, we will notify your veterinarian of your pet’s passing.
In-home euthanasia services cost $275 for an appointment lasting up to two hours. Appointments usually last one hour, however, additional time can be requested at $50 for each additional half hour (please request in advance).
Prior to your appointment, prepare the location of your pet’s passing. You may want soft music, candles, or a special passage to read. We will need a soft blanket or other linens that can stay with your pet, and if cremation is chosen, you may want to have special items ready (such as flowers or a favorite toy) to accompany your pet. If your pet is still eating, you are welcome to feed him or her special treats during the sedation.
($275 per private home visit)
- Sedation tailored to your pet's comfort level and condition
- Euthanasia medication
- All supplies to help your pet transition as peacefully as possible
- Keepsake pawprint memorial (if desired)
- Lock of fur (if desired)
- Certificate of Death (if desired)
- Courtesy notification to your veterinarian
Aftercare Services & Pricing
Varies based on weight (see below)
If you choose cremation, we will coordinate that service through Fresno Pet Cemetery and provide transportation for your pet’s remains. The cost of cremation will simply be added to your Peaceful Passing appointment.
*Please note - Cremation cost includes transportation of your pet to the Pet Cemetery
|0 - 3 pounds||$55|
|4 - 30 pounds||$75|
|31 - 60 pounds||$95|
|61 - 90 pounds||$150|
|91- 140 pounds||$200|
|141 + pounds||$240+|
|Communal cremation is an option if you do not need any ashes returned. Fresno Pet Cemetery will cremate your pet along with others and the mixed ashes will be scattered at the cemetery.|
|0 - 3 pounds||$145|
|4 - 30 pounds||$205|
|31 - 60 pounds||$230|
|61 - 90 pounds||$305|
|91- 140 pounds||$350|
|141 + pounds||$405+|
|For private cremation, each pet is individually placed in a crematory chamber with a steel number tag to identify the pet throughout the process.|
To have your pet buried on Fresno Pet Cemetery grounds, contact the cemetery directly at (559) 266‑6753. You may be permitted to bury your pet’s remains on your own or a friend’s private property. Please check and observe local laws and regulations before doing so.
Payment can be made by major credit cards, cash, personal checks and with the low monthly payment plan Scratchpay.