In Home Euthanasia

The decision to euthanize your pet is an extremely difficult and emotionally challenging one, yet it is a gift we can give to our furry family members that may have a terminal illness or a decreased quality of life due to age or disease. Many owners feel however, that visits to the veterinarian’s office cause anxiety and stress for their pets, and want their pets to be able to pass away at home. This is why we have created a service that allows you to have your family member humanely euthanized in your home where he or she is at peace and surrounded by family.

At Twilight Meadows, we offer quality of life consultations and in home euthanasia with aftercare planning for your family member’s remains. We believe that your pet’s end of life care should be filled with compassion, peace, and love. Saying goodbye to your pet through their last journey is your only task, the rest we will handle for you.

In Home Services:

*We provide Quality of Life consultation services and In Home Euthanasia services to the Triangle and surrounding areas, please call to inquire about specific fees to your location.* 

  • Quality of Life Phone Consultation – $75: The phone consultation is a good way to start the conversation regarding end-of-life care. During this phone conversation we will discuss your pet’s condition and quality of life, options either for medical treatment or hospice care, and euthanasia. Please note that we are not able to diagnose any illnesses over the phone.
  • Quality of Life Zoom Virtual Consultation  – $125: The virtual appointment is a good way to discuss similar aspects to the phone consultation regarding your pet’s health, but it also allows for the doctor to see your pet in their environment. This is important to show how able the pet is to move, stand up, and also to discuss body condition. This does not take the place of a physical exam, but enables more informed discussion. Please note that we are not able to diagnose any illnesses over a zoom call.
  • In-Home Euthanasia – starting at $300: Includes a consultation by the veterinarian, sedation medication to ensure comfort, peaceful euthanasia, memorial clay paw impression, and lock of fur. Additional fees for extended travel may be applied. Call us for an estimate to your location.
  • Natural Death Assistance – transport fee starting at $75: If your pet has passed away naturally, we can help with aftercare cremation arrangements. Additional travel fees may be applied based on location. Call us for an estimate to your location. 
  • Additional Fees:
    • For any service, $50-$100 may be added for late evening or weekend appointments when arranged. Please note that we DO NOT answer calls after hours, if your pet has an emergency or has taken a turn for the worse after business hours, please contact your nearest emergency clinic.
    • There is an additional charge for aggressive pets and will be discussed on a case by case basis.

Aftercare:

If you wish to have your beloved pet cremated, we will take them with us and arrange for cremation services. Please rest assured that your pet’s remains will be handled with loving care. We have partnered with both Agape Pet Services and Companah Water Cremation Services, and are confident in their care of our deceased loved ones. If you would like to have your pet’s remains to be cremated there are 2 options:

Communal Cremation: This is a service where your pet’s remains will be cremated with other pets, and the ashes will be spread together on a farm (Agape), or put back into the river ecosystem (Companah).

  • $150 for pets 0 to 49  pounds
  • $175 for pets 50 to 99 pounds
  • $200 for pets over 100 pounds (Added fee for crematorium to come pick up pet, based on location, call for estimate)

Private Cremation: This is a service where your pet will be cremated individually, and their cremains will be returned to you in a standard wooden urn. You also have the option of selecting a specialized urn and keepsakes (additional charges apply).

  • $250 for pets up to 49 pounds
  • $275 for pets 50 to 99 pounds
  • $300 for pets over 100 pounds (Added fee for crematorium to come pick up pet, based on location, call for estimate)