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

Home Pet Euthanasia

Notice: HVHCS is temporarily closed until January 3, 2022

How do I know when it is 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 that many pet owners face. The answer is different for each person and each pet. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you with your decision, which can be the hardest decision that a pet owner may face.

Dr. Goldie Rosen is a veterinarian and the founder of Halton Veterinary House Call Services: a mobile veterinary practice that provides compassionate home dog euthanasia and home cat euthanasia. Dr. Rosen is available to help her clients during stressful and emotional end-of-life 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, which can be a regular/communal cremation or a private cremation. She is also 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 whose pets are nervous about going to a clinic or are too sick to transport.

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

Dr. Goldie Rosen is happily serving Acton, Ancaster, Burlington, Dundas, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville, Stoney Creek and Waterdown. If you are within her service area and would like to inquire about her services, please contact her by email.

Services

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 may be one of the hardest decisions that you will ever have to make. Having the procedure done at home offers comfortable and 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 smooth as possible. We respectfully and compassionately handle your pet’s remains after a home pet euthanasia. Read more about pet removal and cremation →

Pet Urns & Memorial Items

Dr. Rosen 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 to purchase through Gateway Pet Memorial 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 at the time of the euthanasia. This adds a sense of comfort and familiarity to the experience.

▸  You’re in your own home during a stressful time. You do not have to speak to people who you do not know during the experience, and can have loved ones close by.

▸  Your pet may not be able to move or be transported into the car. Staying at home is more convenient and decreases the stress associated with transporting your pet to a clinic.  

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

▸  There is time for Dr. Rosen to explain everything fully. You will have as much time as you need before the procedure to ask questions and after the procedure to say your goodbyes.

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

▸  You can do the procedure wherever they are most comfortable. This euthanasia can take place on their bed, their favourite room, or outside under a favourite tree.

▸  You can have soft music and dim lighting indoors, or have the euthanasia outside on a blanket. Being in a relaxing and familiar setting will help make saying goodbye to your best friend and family member a little bit easier.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How do I know when it's time?

The right moment to decide on euthanasia is different for every person and their pet. It is a very personal and challenging decision. How can a pet owner prepare for the 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.

What happens after the procedure?

This is an extremely upsetting question - most of us don’t even want to about it. However, thinking about aftercare helps ensure that your pet's remains are handled according to your preferences.

Areas We Serve

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

  • Acton
  • Ancaster
  • Brampton
  • Burlington
  • Dundas
  • Georgetown
  • Guelph
  • 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.

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.