Dog Euthanasia at Home Helps You Say Goodbye Gently

Help your canine companion rest peacefully throughout their final hours. We are animal lovers who have lost pets ourselves, so we know that that this can be the hardest of decisions - during which time it is important to know that you are doing the right thing.

Our own experiences with the dog euthanasia that happens in veterinary clinics is that it most often lacks the calm, relaxing and comfortable environment that your dog is used to, after all it is your pet’s the familiar home That is why we offer this gentler, more peaceful option which allows you to put your dog to sleep at home.

This means they can be comforted with treats and even remain in the comfort of their own bed with support from you and the rest of the family providing the same warm atmosphere that they have enjoyed throughout your lives together.

We Offer Emergency and 24-Hour Support

Because of our many years of experience helping families with their pets, we know that emergency situations do not always happen during the 9-5 working day. Because of this, you are able to request one of our fully trained and experienced Vets visits you at home 24/7.

Few owners have it uppermost in their thoughts at this stressful time, but it is important to note that dog euthanasia costs are not dramatically increased by having a Caring Vet come to your home rather than you struggling to get your suffering dog to an animal clinic by car.

Putting a Dog to Sleep - How It Happens

Putting your dog to sleep at home removes much of the stress and pressure of having to take them into your local vet practice. Illness permitting, they can be pampered and hugged and given extra attention. We can easily cope with even grumpy or aggressive dogs - or even those who "hate vets". We will always help them to relax, never needing to resort to muzzles or other less friendly approaches.

The exact method we use when putting a dog to sleep is detailed here. If you are just happy to know that they will not suffer any pain whatsoever, you can stop reading here. If you need to know more, please read on.

Dog Euthanasia

The process involves two injections. The first gentle pinprick is the only discomfort your dog may feel. After this, they will gradually drift into a sleep within five to fifteen minutes. Once they are in a deep sleep the second injection will be given. This is either intravenously through a small shaved patch on the front leg or by an intravenous catheter into the back leg. Remember - this all happens after your dog is asleep, so they will not feel a thing.

The cost of putting a dog to sleep will not vary depending on the method used, so you have no worries there either.

Who Will Be Helping You?

You need to be confident that pet euthanasia is the best way to lessen their suffering before you proceed. That is why it is so important to have someone who can help and advise you. You can count on the Caring Vet we send to you, they:

  • Possess all of the skills needed to assess your dog's quality of life before recommending intervention
  • Have been providing assistance to families and their pets for many years
  • Are highly trained and qualified in the gentlest methods of putting down a dog at home

One of the most common questions we are asked is "how much does it cost to put a dog down? If you have any concerns about this or the procedure in general, please do get in touch with us at your earliest convenience.


You need to be absolutely sure that when you book a vet home visit that you're going to be getting care from someone that you can count on. You can see below what some of our clients have said about the support that we have given them :

  • I want to thank you and everyone at Cloud 9 Vets for organising the Gentle Euthanasia for my cat Shelley and the post mortem and cremation afterwards. It removed a great deal of stress for her & for us, and she passed away quickly & peacefully in her own bed at home. Please thank the vet for driving 2 hours to our home on a Sunday to do this, and also for driving Shelley’s body the same evening to the animal hospital for the post mortem. All of you have been kind, sensitive and professional, and I am grateful for all your help.
    Chiu Mei Au-Yeung
  • Found these guys by chance and they came out on a Sunday evening to put our family dog to sleep. Excellent service, vet wonderfully compassionate, no anxiety, cannulation or pain, gentle drift to sleep, whole family there to see him off as he layed in my parents arms in front of the fire. They made a heart wrenching situation as good as it could be. Can't prise enough or recommend more highly
    Lisa Tanner
  • Thank you very much for the way you treated my daughter Rosa when you came to collect Floppy. It was a big day for her and the whole thing was made much easier by your attitude and understanding. Thanks again.
    Ann Johnston
  • Talking with someone about Paco's condition without having to take him miles to the vet was really great. I can't speak highly enough of the knowledge of the person who came. I would suggest this to anyone in a similar position.
    Tim Bishop
  • Abel's unexpected passing was difficult enough, so to do away with the worries of how to care for him afterwards was a real godsend. We called very late at night but they still sent someone - it did cost a little more because we hadn't registered but I would pay more for a service like this.
    Brian and Jessica Henry
  • Learning to say goodbye to Socks and Mittens took a long time but I am grateful to Jeremy for the ongoing visits and care he provided. The advice and tea and chats we shared about how they'd be feeling in themselves made it easier to understand. I really can't thank him enough.
    Carol Jefferson
Making Arrangements

Contact us and tell us how we can help you. Make all of the arrangements for putting a dog down at a time which is suitable for you & your family. You can reach us 24 hours a day, any day. We will always be pleased to talk about any part of the process with you.
For an appointment today or tomorrow, please call us.