5500 Rome-Taberg Rd., Rome, New York 13440 | 315-337-4160

Home Euthanasia

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Adirondack Veterinary Service offers home euthanasia, a little known but highly sought after service. Dr Calabrese and his staff bring over 30 years of experience and compassion in home euthanasia, a service that allows your beloved pet to pass with dignity in their most familiar environment; pain free and surrounded by family. We can help you maintain the strong bond you have developed throughout the years by offering in- home services for a less stressful experience that allows you to be as involved as you’d like. Saying goodbye to your pet is one of the most difficult decisions you may ever make in your life. Adirondack Veterinary Service is committed to making the process as easy as it can be. We are compassionate, empathetic, and non-judgmental. Sadly, we understand the progression of diseases and the suffering that is usually inevitable. We are here to assist you in making the decision that is best for your pet and ultimately for your family.


All At Home Euthanasia Services Include: 

  • Complimentary phone consultation with quality of life assessment
  • Sedation
  • Humane Euthanasia
  • Memorial keepsake – Ink Paw Print (made at your home) 
  • Transportation for cremation, if elected (see Aftercare)
  • Notification to your family veterinarian of your pet’s passing if requested 



We have appointments available during regular business hours. If your pet is in need of immediate care, we will make every effort to be available as quickly as possible. 


What to Expect

Outlined below are a few general things to expect from a home euthanasia, if you have any questions, special desires, or need any help in your decision-making, please do not hesitate to ask. If you would like a more detailed description of what the process is like, please email or call us.


Before the Vet’s Arrival

Find a quiet place where you and your pet will feel most comfortable. You may choose a favorite room, a special place in the house, or even somewhere quiet outdoors. 


The Appointment

The procedure will be explained to you once the veterinarian arrives, according to your interest level and comfort. Feel free to ask questions if needed. Everything will be done at the pace you and your pet dictate. The actual procedure is quite simple and peaceful: except under extreme circumstances a sedation injection is given to relax your pet. Once you and your pet are ready, the final drug is given, usually in a vein. It works very rapidly, only seconds in most cases. The veterinarian will then confirm that your pet has passed on. After, you may continue to spend as much time as you need with your pet. A paw print will be made when you are ready. 


After Care

We are able to transport your pet for either private or communal cremation or help you move him to his final resting place and refer you to professionals experienced in pet bereavement. 


Call 315-337-4160 for information and scheduling.