Answers to your most common questions


Please see below for answers to our most frequently asked questions!

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We serve the pets of Dade City, FL & beyond.

At Compassionate Pet Euthanasia at Home, we get a ton of interesting questions from pet parents. Below are some common FAQs that might help answer any questions or concerns. Please feel free to call us at 352-437-8704 for any other concerns you might have about your pet.

What are your payment plans?

We accept cash, check and all major credit cards through our easy online bill pay.

What types of end-of-life care do you offer?

We offer in-home euthanasia with the option of at-home burial as well as traditional cremation and aquamation. Please see our services page for more info.

Why In-Home Euthanasia?
At-home euthanasia allows for a less stressful experience. Most pets are not easy to move at the end of life and are fearful and stressed in some way. A large dog may be in pain and unable to walk. It could seem too difficult or even impossible to get your pet into a car or carrier to transport them to a veterinary hospital. Cats may act aggressively when we attempt to move them when they are uncomfortable. Pets are most at ease in their own home at the end of their lives.
What to expect from your euthanasia appointment?

Most dog appointments are a 3 step process that gently takes your dog from wide awake to completely asleep prior to the final injection. For cats, the process is a two-step one. Most cats start with a few drops of sedation in the mouth to relax them followed by the final injection. You can rest assured that the whole process will be swift and painless for your pet. Your pet will slowly lose consciousness and will be completely unaware of the actual euthanasia injection. The whole process can take between 15-45 min depending on the health of the pet and their anxiety.

You may choose the most comfortable location in your home for the process, such as on a well-loved pet bed or even on your own bed. It is comforting for them to have a special blanket, toy, or item of your clothing with your pet when we arrive. Our doctor is very gentle and respectful of your pet’s need for comfort and your need for privacy.

What area do you service?
We are based in Dade City, and we serve a 30-mile radius. That includes Dade City, WesleyChapel, Spring Hill, Brooksville, Lakeland, and Tampa.
How much do appointments cost?

They start at $300 and are based on travel time and the weight of the pet.

How long are appointments?

They are typically 30-45 min depending on how the pet responds to the medications.

How many steps are involved?

For cats it’s typically two steps; one oral medication and then an injection. For dogs it’s typically three steps; one oral and sedation injection then the final injection. But for any pet, I will supply additional medication if it is needed to make the process as stress-free and pain-free as possible.