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Veronica Wielechowska
Veronica Wielechowska
2024-03-22
We reached out to The Kindest Goodbye when our boy's condition declined and the decision had been made to let him go. It's not an easy decision to make but there will come a time when you need to make it with pets. Not many people know about home euthanasia, and ive let my friends and family know about The Kindest Goodbye in case they ever needed it. Dr. Taylah made sure it was the most peaceful goodbye for Buddy. She was so gentle and kind - she took such good care of Buddy and made sure he got lots of love and treats. It was such a stressful time for my Family. Dr. Taylah not only looked after Buddy's wellbeing, but she also made sure we were looked after also, and gave us a beautiful memento. I couldnt thank Dr. Taylah enough for all her support and understanding. She is an incredible person and Im so glad she is the one who took care of Buddy in the toughest time of his life. Thank you Dr. Taylah and The Kindest Goodbye.
Kathryn Honeysett
Kathryn Honeysett
2024-03-20
I am so grateful to have found the support of the Kindest Goodbye when saying good bye to my beautiful girl. Dr Tom was so helpful and supportive on the phone and Dr Kate made the farewell as special as it could be. I highly recommend saying goodbye at home as it made it much less stressful for myself and Betsy. Thank you
Sandra O'Rourke
Sandra O'Rourke
2024-03-18
Very easy to book. Everyone we spoke to lovely and gentle. Was a great send off to our 15yr boy who would have appreciated being euthanased at home in safe environment
Michelle Peart
Michelle Peart
2024-03-15
We were able to secure an appointment at short notice for 10pm. Bec arrived at the designated time and was so caring and professional. She explained the procedure and then gave us time to say goodbye. It was a very peaceful experience for our dog Jasper and our family. Thanks so much for your help at an extremely difficult time.
Angela Wills
Angela Wills
2024-03-14
I had to make the difficult decision a couple of days ago to put my beloved fur baby to sleep I requested Lauren for the second time this year as she is amazing. She genuinely cares about animals and what their owners are going through. Nothing is rushed and she explains everything in detail and waits till you are ready.She goes above and beyond with her compassion . It’s never easy saying goodbye to our animals. But Lauren makes the whole process a little easier to bare. I highly recommend this company they are the best! Thank you so much Lauren for being as amazing as you are .
Stacey
Stacey
2024-03-10
The Kindest Goodbye truely was the kindest goodbye, when it came to our two fur babies. Dr Louise is amazing. So caring and understanding, Dr Louise talks you through the process before beginning and allows time to have the last cuddles. I lost both my babies over a 14 month period. Each time I was able to have our babies in my arms for their final breath. I found this very comforting for myself and our fur babies being in the comfort of their own home, with familiar smells and people that love them. This providing a calming environment. We are truely blessed to have such a organisation to provide this service. Not to mention the additional services they provide. Thank you
Hope Nesmith
Hope Nesmith
2024-03-10
When it was time for Isaac to leave us, a lovely vet came to the house and did the honours, with Isaac comfy on my bed. I appreciated her compassion and professionalism. Tom who took my initial enquiry (at 7 am!) and set up the appointment, was also kind, efficient and professional. Really grateful for making a bad day better. Thanks again.
Tiffy xo
Tiffy xo
2024-03-09
Amazing service during a very difficult time.
Koby Holzberger
Koby Holzberger
2024-03-04
This has been our first time having to do this at home and it was honestly the best vet experience we've ever had. Dr Shagufta was kind, professional and provided a level of service we weren't expecting during what was a very tough day. Everything about the process was explained easily and clearly, not once did we feel rushed and Dr Shagufta frequently told us to take out time and offered kind words of support. There is nothing more dignified than your furry family member being able to pass on peacefully in the comfort of their own home being cuddled and petted by loved ones, we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you to the team for making the whole process very simple and easy to navigate in what has been a difficult time.

Pet Euthanasia At Home

The Kindest Goodbye is a network of dedicated and experienced vets providing caring in-home pet euthanasia services across Australia.

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  • The Kindest Goodbye

    Putting your pet to sleep in the comfort of home, with loved ones by their side and away from the stress of the vet clinic is the kindest goodbye you can give your beloved friend.

  • Experienced Vets

    As a team of pet lovers, we understand what it’s like to love and lose your pet. We believe that your pet’s end-of-life journey should be just as caring, loving and unique as they are. Our vets offer mobile pet euthanasia so your pet can feel safe and loved.

In-Home Pet Euthanasia Services

At-Home Pet Euthanasia

One of our dedicated vets will visit you to perform your at-home pet euthanasia. From the moment of arrival, everything is done to make the process as peaceful and stress-free as possible for them and you, ensuring we can give your beloved pet the kindest goodbye possible.

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Aftercare Services

We offer a wide range of individual cremation options through our crematorium partners. Cremation without the return of ashes is also available, or we can leave your pet in your care if you wish to make your own arrangements.

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How It Works

 

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Making a Booking

Simply click on the ‘Make a Booking’ button in the site menu and follow the prompts, entering a few details to allow us to prepare for our visit.

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At Home Pet Euthanasia

One of our dedicated vets will visit you to peacefully perform your pet euthanasia at home. Everything is done to ensure your pet’s end-of-life journey is as gentle and stress-free as possible.

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Aftercare

We offer a wide range of after-care options through our crematorium partners. Or if you wish, we can leave your pet in your care to make your own arrangements.

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Pet Collection

If your pet has passed away at home, we can assist to collect them and transfer them to our cremation partners with dignity and care.

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FAQs

How much does at home pet euthanasia cost?

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Weekdays (8 am-6 pm)- $449
After-hours (weekends, public holidays and 6 pm-8 am weekdays)- $599

Our pricing includes the visit itself, sedation before euthanasia and the euthanasia process itself.

Private (guaranteed individual) cremation with the return of your pet’s ashes and a selection of memorial options are available at an additional cost through our crematorium partners.

Communal cremation is also available for $140 if you do not wish your pet’s ashes to be returned. This price includes transportation to our crematorium partner. Alternatively, we can leave your pet with you to bury at home or make your own cremation arrangements.

Please note that for pets 40kg and over (or where the combined weight of multiple pets is 40kg or over) a $25 surcharge applies.

If we do not have a vet available that services your area, we may be able to arrange for someone from further afield to attend. Please note that in this instance an additional travel fee may be applicable, but this would be discussed with you prior to booking.

On the rare occasion that multiple pets are to be put to sleep during the same visit, additional pets are charged at a rate of $300 each.

How do I pay?

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Payment for online mobile pet euthanasia bookings is required at the time of booking via credit or debit card. We can also accept cash at the time of our visit or if you require a loan/BNPL provider, we can also accept payment through TLC, VetPay (though please note a surcharge applies for VetPay) and can also accept ZipPay payments via their virtual credit card functionality. If you would like to utilise these alternative payment methods (including cash), please call us on 1300 799 452 or submit a pet euthanasia request form to organise your booking.

 

What can I expect from an in home pet euthanasia?

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Pet euthanasia is a very peaceful process. We ensure that everything is done to make your pet’s farewell as smooth and stress-free as possible including offering sedation prior to the euthanasia if desired, placing an intravenous catheter and giving family and loved ones as much time as you need with your pet at each stage of the process.

Choosing to do a pet euthanasia at home saves you and them the added stress of travelling to a vet clinic where they may have had negative experiences in the recent past, and allows you to say farewell in the place they know and love best.

Please note that if your pet is severely debilitated at the time of our arrival, we may discuss with you providing euthanasia without giving sedation first as the sedation may make it impossible to then place an IV catheter if your pet’s blood pressure is already extremely low. Alternative injection methods including intracardiac, intrarenal and intrahepatic may occasionally be necessary where IV access is not possible. This will always be discussed with you in advance of proceeding with any these processes should they be deemed necessary by our veterinarians. Also, please be aware that in some rare instances where pets are very unstable, peaceful euthanasia may be achieved with only the first injection and intravenous injection may not be required.

When is the right time to put my pet to sleep?

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There are no strict, hard and fast rules around this question and ultimately, the decision must be yours as your pet’s guardian to make, however, the following points may help guide your decision-making:

  • You may consider how much of the time your pet is enjoying their life i.e
    Can they no longer do the things they used to enjoy?
    Are they in constant pain?
    Are they constantly feeling nauseous?
    Are they unable to eat or get up to the toilet?
  • Do you feel that you might be holding off on putting them to sleep for your own sake rather than theirs? This can be a very difficult question to ask ourselves, but ultimately of course we only want what is best for them.
  • As vets, we have many conversations with the families of pets before and after the process of pet euthanasia. In all these cases we almost never have a family who expressed after an in home pet euthanasia that they had made the decision too early, but sadly the opposite is very often the case.
  • We are blessed to be able to provide our pets with euthanasia as an end-of-life option. It is a peaceful, gentle and beautiful process that ensures they do not suffer unnecessarily and that we can give them the farewell they deserve embraced in our love.
  • The below Quality of Life Scale may be of assistance in assessing your pets individual situation.

Quality of Life Scale for Pets

What are your operating hours?

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We operate from 7 am to 11 pm 7 days a week, but please note that appointments are subject to the individual availability of the vets servicing your specific area.

Please click on our booking link to request availability in your area.

What mobile pet euthanasia areas do you service?

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We provide at-home pet euthanasia services to most of the Australian population, including the following areas:

We provide dog euthanasia services across Australia, including key areas for services like dog euthanasia in Brisbane, dog euthanasia in Perth, and dog euthanasia in Melbourne, among other significant regions. We aim to provide compassionate at-home pet euthanasia services in these areas, ensuring a peaceful transition for your beloved pets.

VICTORIA
Greater Melbourne
Mornington Peninsula
Geelong, the Bellarine and Surf Coast
Ballarat and surrounding areas
Colac and surrounding areas

NSW
Greater Sydney
Southern Highlands and Wollongong
Central Coast
Newcastle

QLD
Greater Brisbane
Gold Coast
Sunshine Coast

SA
Greater Adelaide

WA
Greater Perth

ACT
Canberra and surrounding areas of NSW

To see whether we currently have vets available to come to your home through our instant booking system click here, or send us an enquiry.

What happens after my pet has been put to sleep?

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There are a number of aftercare options available for your pet. If you wish to bury them at home and have the capacity to do so, we can leave them in your care. Otherwise we, or our crematorium partner will take them with us when we leave. If your pet is above 25-35kg in weight, please note that our vets will require assistance in transporting them to their vehicle. If you prefer not to have to assist with this process, please advise at the time of booking and we can organise for our crematorium partner to collect your pet directly from your home (please note that extra charges apply).

If you would like your pet cremated and their ashes returned to you to scatter, bury or keep in a memorial vessel, there are a wide variety of options to choose from. A link to a booking form to allow you to choose your memorial options for your pet will be included in your booking confirmation email. Please note that there is no need to rush your decision – you can take your time to decide on what option you feel would best help you remember and honour your beloved pet.

Should you opt for private cremation for your pet, the typical turanround time for the return of their ashes is 10-12 business days. This period can be shortened to as little as 24 hours should you wish at additional cost.

Alternatively, we can organise a communal cremation for your pet (without the return of their ashes).

What happens if my pet passes away before you arrive?

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Should your pet pass away before our arrival, we ask that you cancel your appointment through the link in your booking confirmation email or contact us immediately at 1300 799 452. You will not be charged for the pet euthanasia visit in the instance your pet has passed away prior to our arrival regardless of the timing so long as you notify us immediately.

If we are organising cremation for you, we may be able to organise for our vet to attend and collect your pet for transfer to our crematorium partner at a cost of $150/$200 for weekday/after-hours collections. If this is not possible, we can organise for the crematorium to collect from you directly.

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