How do I make an appointment?
For fastest response, please call (425) 231-0227 to make an appointment. You may also use the Appointment Request form to schedule an appointment. Email may also be sent directly to Crittercalls@yahoo.com . Please feel free to call or email us anytime.
How much advance notice do I need to schedule a home euthanasia?
Because we are aware of the difficulty in making a decision to euthanize, as well as sometimes the time-sensitivity of the physical condition of the pet, we make all efforts to accommodate the needs of each family and pet. Typically, appointments that are made at least the day prior or earlier can be scheduled at the requestor’s preferred time. Same day, short-notice, and emergency vet calls are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, but we make every effort to help every request. Our primary goal is to help people and their pets at this difficult time , so please contact us no matter what the situation.
How much does a home euthanasia cost and what methods of payment do you accept?
The house call fee is $35-$55 depending on location (map). The euthanasia fee is $175.
Payment is due at time of service and we accept checks, credit cards and cash.
If, after your pet is evaluated, we decide to postpone the procedure in favor of alternate treatment options, your costs will include the house call fee and the $40 consult fee in addition to the chosen treatments.
How is the euthanasia done?
It is our commitment to make euthanasia as stress-free and painless as possible. A potent sedative and pain medication is administered in a single injection. Within 5-10 minutes, the medication takes effect and the pet is relaxed and comfortable; most pets will be completely sedated and non-responsive at that point. When the pet and their family are ready, a concentrated euthanasia solution is administered in a completely painless intravenous injection. Within a minute or two after the euthanasia solution is given, your pet will peacefully and quietly pass away.
Please note that we feel it is important to give pets and their owners as much time as they need during this very emotional and difficult time. While occasionally we sense and respect that some owner’s preference is to complete the procedure expeditiously, we carefully evaluate the family’s comfort level at each step of this process, and are prepared to take as much time as is needed so that no one ever feels that they are rushed to say goodbye.
All euthanasia procedures are done by a veterinarian. In home euthanasia may only be performed by a licensed veterinarian with a current DEA license.
What are my options regarding my pet’s remains after euthanasia?
We can assist you in making the right choice for your family. We will discuss aftercare options when making the appointment. Dr. Robinett is not equipped to transport your pet. Options include burial in a cemetery or at home, and private or communal cremation. You can transport to a pet cremation facility, to a local vet clinic or to the Everett Animal Shelter yourself for cremation services.
Transport from your home is available through Seattle Pet Cemetery. Dr. Robinett has worked with them for many years and trusts them implicitly to handle your pet with love and respect. They can be scheduled to come to your home at the time of the procedure or any time afterwards. Please contact them for scheduling and fees at (206) 878-7292 or Seattle Pet Cemetery and Cremation Services.
Choose either individual cremation with ashes saved & returned or group cremation where you don’t feel it’s necessary or helpful to have ashes saved or returned. Everyone is different. Some people feel strongly that they want to save the ashes and others feel it is not necessary to have anything back. Some families are most reassured by bringing their pet’s body to a pet cremation facility themselves. You have the option to view the cremation or not.