Compassionate treatment of
your family's best friend
in the comfort of your home

Home Pet Euthanasia

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How do I know when it might be time to put my pet to sleep? No one really knows the right moment to decide on euthanasia. It is a very personal and difficult decision many pet owners face and the answer is different for each person and each pet. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you with your decision and the hardest decision a pet owner may ever have to face.

Dr. Goldie Rosen is a veterinarian and founder of Halton Veterinary House Call Services: a mobile practice providing compassionate pet euthanasia, home dog euthanasia and home cat euthanasia. Dr. Rosen is available to help her clients during stressful and emotional situations.

Dr. Rosen’s combination of professionalism, empathy, and reassuring bedside manner offers peace of mind for you and your family’s best friend.

Her services also include pet aftercare whether it be a communal or private cremation. She is always happy to make a paw print for you at no charge. 

Compassionate euthanasia for your pet in your home is a helpful alternative for animal owners. Many pets are nervous about going to a clinic or unfortunately are too sick to make it to a clinic as their time comes near.

Dr. Goldie Rosen is devoted to providing the highest quality of care in a compassionate, supportive, and ethical manner. Furthermore, she continuously strives to exceed her clients’ expectations by advocating the value of the human-animal bond which is best in a relaxing, comfortable home environment.

Dr. Goldie Rosen is happily serving Acton, Ancaster, Burlington, Dundas, Georgetown, Hamilton, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville, Stoney Creek and Waterdown. Please call her at 905-876-7766 or contact her by email.


Your pet deserves the best.

Dr. Goldie Rosen, DVM provides the procedure at home wherever you would like. Many owners choose their pets favourite spot; on a bed, in their favourite room or under their favourite tree in the backyard. Being able to choose this special spot for your pet’s final moments can help reduce some of  the heartache and discomfort.

In Home Dog Euthanasia

Putting your dog to sleep is probably one of the hardest decisions you may ever have to make. Having the procedure at home offers comfortable, familiar surroundings. Read more about home dog euthanasia ➝

In Home Cat Euthanasia

Going to the vet is quite a stressful experience for most cats. Your home gives you the ability to choose a comfortable setting where you and your cat can be as relaxed as possible. Read more about home cat euthanasia ➝

Pet Removal & Cremation

We know how difficult it is to lose your beloved pet, and want to help make removing your pet from your home as stress-free and comfortable as possible. We’re here to help respectfully and compassionately handle your pet’s remains after pet euthanasia. Read more about pet removal and cremation →

Pet Urns & Memorial Items

Dr. Goldie is happy to make a paw print for you at no charge. A variety of decorative urns, paw prints, keepsakes and other items are available at Gateway as a way to memorialize your beloved pet. Read more about pet urns and memorial items →

Why put your pet down at home
instead of a vet clinic?

▸  Reduce anxiety and fear. Your pet will be familiar with their surroundings.

▸  You’re in your own home during a stressful time. You do not have to deal with people you don’t know during the experience.

▸  Your pet may not be able to move or be transported into the car.  Staying at home is more convenient and causes less stress on everyone.  

▸  You may have mobility or transportation issues. You may be unable to get your pet to a clinic when it’s necessary.

▸  At home there is time for Dr. Rosen to explain everything fully. You will have as much time to you as need after the procedure.

▸  Your pet will be able to enjoy their last moments at home surrounded by those they love. This includes family members, friends and other pets.

▸  You can do the procedure wherever they are most comfortable. On the bed, their favourite chair or outside under a favourite tree.

▸  You can have soft music and dim lighting indoors, or have the euthanasia outside on a blanket. This will help making say goodbye to your best friend and family member a little easier.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know it is time to put my pet to sleep? This is a very personal and difficult decision to face and the answer is different for each person and each pet. Here are some answers to common questions to help you with one of the hardest decisions.

How do I know when it's time?

No one knows the right moment to decide on euthanasia. It is a very personal and challenging decision many pet owners face. The answer is different for each person and each pet. How can a pet owner prepare for euthanasia of their pet?

Can you explain the procedure?

Some pet owners would rather wait for death to take place naturally than decide to euthanize. However, it can be painful watching your pet suffer, and many terminal diseases can lead to a long and painful end full of suffering and anxiety.

What happens after the procedure?

This is an extremely upsetting question, and most of us don’t even want to about it. However you'll need to think about it so you know how to handle it. There are 3 choices: Private Cremation, Communal Cremation, or Burial.

Areas We Serve

I travel to many homes in the following neighbourhoods to provide home pet euthanasia. Read more about the areas we serve →

  • Acton
  • Ancaster
  • Brampton
  • Burlington
  • Dundas
  • Georgetown
  • Hamilton
  • Milton
  • Mississauga
  • Oakville
  • Stoney Creek
  • Waterdown

Do you have questions?

Please contact me.

It would be my pleasure to personally discuss topics including but not limited to, a detailed description of my euthanasia procedure, quality of life concerns, aftercare options, and grief support resources. Please contact me by filling out this form or calling or texting me at 905-876-7766.

Our dogs back legs are paralyzed. He cannot stand up. He is in distress. We think it may be time to euthanize him at home.


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Sat 9AM to 3PM


Dr. Goldie Rosen, BSc, DVM


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