978.965.8387
Compassion & Commitment to Excellence
Compassion &
Commitment to
Excellence 

Home Pet Euthanasia Fees

Pet euthanasia is a difficult issue for many people to handle.  For most of us, confronting this issue for our pets means confronting fear, guilt, and grief.  Our pet’s typical life span is but a fraction of our own, so it’s an issue we must ultimately be prepared to face whenever we make the commitment to bring a pet into our homes and into our families.  Every pet owner faces that final day with a beloved pet in their own unique and personal way.  It is a deeply personal and very private matter and your pet’s last hours really shouldn’t take place in a foreign, clinical environment like a veterinary hospital.  Their final moments should be spent in the peaceful and familiar surroundings of their home and in the company of their loving family.

When the time comes for this ultimate Act of Kindness, Dr. Murtha will bring his experience and compassion to your house to help you say goodbye to your pet in a peaceful and loving manner.  After meeting with you and your family, Dr. Murtha will administer a series of two or three injections.  The first injection(s) consist of a mixture of a tranquilizer and a narcotic medication.  This will help your pet to become quiet, absolutely relaxed and free from pain – usually within five to ten minutes.

When you and your pet are ready, Dr. Murtha will administer the final injection, which is a concentrated form of a barbiturate anesthetic solution.  The first effect of this injection is complete loss of consciousness – and in a few seconds, the remainder of the body’s functions will slow down and stop.  It is very fast-acting and there is no suffering – just a painless and peaceful passing.

Regular Service Hours:

Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 8 pm.
Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Sunday Service Call Fee – $50.00
After Hours Service Call Fee – $75.00

Pet Euthanasia Fees

Euthanasia Only:Includes house call, evaluation and euthanasia. Remains are left in the pet owner’s care for home burial or collection by crematory, cemetery or city agency. Payment for this service must be made by cash, debit or credit card.There is a fuel & mileage charge of $20.00 added to any service call greater than 10 miles with an additional fee of $1.00 per mile for each additional mile over 20 miles.
0-19 lbs

$355

20-49 lbs

$370

50-74 lbs

$385

75-99 lbs

$400

100-149 lbs

$425

150-200 lbs

$445

 

Euthanasia and Communal (Group) Cremation:Includes house call, evaluation, euthanasia, transportation of remains & communal cremation. Cremated remains are NOT returned to the pet owner. Payment for this service must be made by cash, debit or credit card. There is a fuel & mileage charge of $20.00 added to any service call greater than 10 miles with an additional fee of $1.00 per mile for each additional mile over 20 miles.
0-19 lbs

$395

20-49 lbs

$435

50-74 lbs

$475

75-99 lbs

$495

100-149 lbs

$515

150-200 lbs

$535

 

Euthanasia and Individual Cremation:Includes house call, evaluation, euthanasia, transportation of remains, individual cremation and standard urn. Cremated remains will be delivered to the pet owner by the crematory via UPS within 7 to 10 days. There is a fuel & mileage charge of $20.00 added to any service call greater than 10 miles with an additional fee of $1.00 per mile for each additional mile over 20 miles.Standard urn is a rectangular cedar box.
0-19 lbs

$520

20-49 lbs

$560

50-74 lbs

$600

75-99 lbs

$620

100-149 lbs

$640

150-200 lbs

$660

 

Euthanasia and Private Cremation:Includes house call, evaluation, euthanasia, transport of remains, Private Cremation* and

Standard Urn**. Cremated remains will be delivered to the pet owner by the crematory via UPS within 7 to 10 days. There is a fuel & mileage charge of $20.00 added to any service call greater than 10 miles with an additional fee of $1.00 per mile for each additional mile over 20 miles.*Private Cremation:  A Private Cremation takes place at the Forget-Me-Not Pet Crematory in Northborough, Massachusetts at a time that is convenient to and arranged by the pet owner.  At the Private Cremation the pet owner will be given time to be with their pet in a private setting to say their final good bye, and then be allowed to witness (or have a family member or friend witness) the cremation if they so desire.  A Private Cremation allows the pet owner (or representative) to observe the cremation process in a very personal way, thereby alleviating any doubt that they are getting their own pet’s cremated remains returned to them.

0-19 lbs

$600

20-49 lbs

$640

50-74 lbs

$680

75-99 lbs

$780

100-149 lbs

$880

150-200 lbs

$900

Making the decision to have Elwood put to sleep was the most difficult decision I have ever made. Your patience and kindness throughout the entire procedure was beyond anything I had expected…thank you.

 

I could tell from your voice over the phone and after meeting you that you have a gift and I am sure most people will agree that you make the process so much easier. I have begun to make a garden around the base of the little tree where Elwood spent his last moments of his life.

 

I received his ashes in less than a week. They also sent the lock of his hair. Now I have to think of Jake, he seems to be adjusting well. So Tom again I thank you so very much. You are a very special person.

Sincerely,

Dee Martinelli

Taunton, MA

Premium Decorative Urns

Please note the urn’s model number and price prior to the home visit.

Engraving is available on all urns for an additional $30.

Special Hand Delivery of Cremated Remains:  Private hand delivery of cremated remains from the crematory directly to the pet owner’s home by NAHAH is available if you do not wish to have your pet’s remains shipped via standard UPS delivery.  UPS is a very reputable and reliable company and while UPS delivery issues such as delays and damage are possible, they are exceedingly rare.  Private hand delivery of cremated remains by NAHAH is a service that is available to pet owners who are not comfortable taking risks of any kind with their pet’s remains.

Special Hand Delivery of Cremated Remains Fee:    $115.00

*Note: Additional transportation fees may apply for deliveries outside our Primary Service Area.

Payments Accepted

NAHAH accepts cash, debit cards*, VISA, MasterCard, American Express & Discover.

Full payment is required at the time scheduling of service visit is finalized, unless prior arrangements have been made.

PAYMENT POLICY: NAHAH respectfully requests that our clients take care of the financial arrangements prior to the scheduled time of the service call to your home. It is very difficult and uncomfortable for both the veterinarian and the client/pet owner to discuss financial matters at the time of the in-home euthanasia service call. In-home pet euthanasia is truly a sacred moment for all those involved, and at NAHAH it is our belief that discussing financial matters at the time of the euthanasia service call only serves to break the sanctity of this moment. Therefore, we ask clients of NAHAH to take care of all arrangements for aftercare of their pet’s remains as well as all financial arrangements 24 hours in advance of the scheduled euthanasia service call – or in more emergent situations, as soon as possible prior to the arrival of the veterinarian for the ethanasia service call.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, there is a nonrefundable 25% Cancellation Fee once euthanasia services have been scheduled by a client and a specific time slot has been reserved in our service schedule exclusively for that client to perform a euthanasia or other service.   The Cancellation Fee is 25% of the total services scheduled and paid for by the client.  A check for the remaining balance (75%) will be mailed to the client once the funds have been processed, deposited and cleared (a check is typically mailed out within  two week timeframe).