Compassionate End of Life Care
Saying goodbye to a cherished companion is one of the hardest things we have to do in our lives. These beautiful souls are only with us for what always feels like too short a time. Stillwaters Veterinary Care offers you the opportunity to say goodbye to your beloved pet in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace, by your pet's side the entire time. Our mission is to make this heartbreaking process as peaceful and personalized as possible because we understand it is already difficult enough.
We know that saying goodbye to your pet is very difficult. We come to your home to meet you, your family, and your pet. We explain the whole process and help you decide what your wishes are for your pet's remains. We then give your pet sedation to allow them time to fall asleep gradually before the last injection is given to let them go peacefully. Once your pet has peacefully passed we can make a clay pawprint impression to help you cherish your pet's memory and provide you resources for other keepsakes such as specialized urns, photo frames, or jewelry. If you are electing water-based cremation services with us then we respectfully take your pet with us and will return the ashes to you personally at home in 1-2 weeks if individual cremation is elected.
Say goodbye in the peace of your own home
Our service involves the following components to make the process as comfortable and meaningful as possible:
- The ability to say goodbye in the place that is the most familiar and comfortable for both you and your pet. We'll come to your home.
- The choice to stay with your pet for the entire process.
- The time to tell us about your pet and why they are so precious to you during our visit.
- Meaningful memorabilia: We'll provide you with a paw print impression and locks of your pet's fur to remember your beloved pet.
- The option to have your pet's remains returned to you through a process that is much gentler for your pet and the environment than standard cremation.
In-Home Euthanasia Prices & Options
We provide services primarily for cats and dogs but can be flexible with other types of pets including small mammals, reptiles, and birds. Please call for consultation about exotic pets, if your pet has any special needs such as fear of strangers, aggression, or mobility issues, or if you have any personal requests.
|Distance from our Skaneateles Location
|Within 40 miles
|Beyond 40 miles
Prices include all professional services rendered (the euthanasia process) and memorabilia (clay paw print and fur clippings). Prices do not include any aftercare. Please refer to our water-based cremation services for information and pricing.
If your pet has severe anxiety or aggression issues and you are not able to assist the veterinarian in administering the initial sedation injection under the skin when they arrive please let us know. We can arrange to have an oral sedation kit dropped off at your home with explanation on how to use it prior to the scheduled appointment. The cost for this additional step is $50 within the 40 mile primary radius and $100 beyond the 40 mile radius. The majority of pets we help do not need this additional step, please discuss this with the veterinarian when you call if you think your pet will need pre-sedation prior to arrival.
We serve clients in Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland, Madison and parts of Oswego, Tompkins and Oneida counties. We use Google Maps to determine the distance from our location to calculate associated fees. To check the distance for us to get to your home, click here and enter your address in to the starting point to find the distance that will be used to determine the cost of our visit.
If you live farther than 40 miles, please contact us to see if it feasible for us to provide service to you based on your location.
We accept most major credit cards over the phone for pre-payment, or accept most major credit cards, personal check, or cash at the time of service. There is no billing or delayed payment option at this time. There is a $50 returned check fee.
There are no set cancellation fees because we understand that circumstances with your pet's health may change prior to your appointment. If you need to cancel your appointment, please call at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled appointment to avoid being billed for services.
Stillwaters Veterinary Care offers counseling to evaluate your pet's quality of life, help you decide if and when the time for euthanasia may be right for you and your pet, consider alternative options, and to help you pro-actively make arrangements so that it is less stressful when the time comes to say goodbye. Learn More }
Compassionate Pet Aftercare Services
We offer a more gentle and environmentally-friendly water-based cremation service. Learn More }
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our services and options.