In-Home
Euthanasia and AfterCare

In-Home
Euthanasia and AfterCare

In-Home Pet Euthanasia and AfterCare

Poor quality of life becomes a measurement by which we determine it is no longer beneficial for us to foster life in our beloved pet. We can understand this logic but when we are faced with the ultimate decision ourselves, we often become confused and question our own reasoning.

If you find yourself with more questions than resolve please refer to our section under Common Questions.

The following list is a brief summary of what can be expected when choosing to have us care for your pet in his or her final minutes.

  • Sedation prior to euthanasia
  • Aftercare arrangements for burial or cremation
  • Gentle, painless euthanasia
  • Customized memorial ceremony
    ◦ wishes of the pet parent and family members, recommendations by our grief companioning team or both
    ◦ please know that we stand by the IAAHPC (International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care) guidelines and will respect, honor, and refrain from judgement when your wishes are made known to us, please feel free to make requests.
  • Follow-up grief companioning offered by way of a pet loss support group
    ◦ sign-up is required, please call the office for the place, time and date of our next pet loss support group meeting
  • REASSURANCE THAT YOUR PET’S BODY AFTERCARE IS HANDLED WITH INTEGRITY.

In-Home Pet Euthanasia and AfterCare

Poor quality of life becomes a measurement by which we determine it is no longer beneficial for us to foster life in our beloved pet. We can understand this logic but when we are faced with the ultimate decision ourselves, we often become confused and question our own reasoning.

If you find yourself with more questions than resolve please refer to our section under Common Questions.

The following list is a brief summary of what can be expected when choosing to have us care for your pet in his or her final minutes.

  • Sedation prior to euthanasia
  • Aftercare arrangements for burial or cremation
  • Gentle, painless euthanasia
  • Customized memorial ceremony
    ◦ wishes of the pet parent and family members, recommendations by our grief companioning team or both
    ◦ please know that we stand by the IAAHPC (International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care) guidelines and will respect, honor, and refrain from judgement when your wishes are made known to us, please feel free to make requests.
  • Follow-up grief companioning offered by way of a pet loss support group
    ◦ sign-up is required, please call the office for the place, time and date of our next pet loss support group meeting
  • REASSURANCE THAT YOUR PET’S BODY AFTERCARE IS HANDLED WITH INTEGRITY.

What if you are not sure it’s time to say goodbye to your pet? If you are unsure about a decision to euthanize your pet and would like a professional opinion in your home environment call for a consultation visit.

River Valley Gateway does offer three levels of care, level 1 which is palliative care, level 2 which is early hospice care and level 3 which is advanced hospice care. We will work with your primary veterinary hospital in obtaining recent diagnostic tests to help complete an individualized plan.

You Deserve Our Time

We will do our best to accommodate your schedule and be compassionate about your needs. Call or email us for an in-home visit.

Testimonial

We are so thankful that my granddaughter told us about you. Saying goodbye here at home was special to us. Thank you.

~Thomas Family, Whitewater, CO

Testimonial

We are so thankful that my granddaughter told us about you. Saying goodbye here at home was special to us. Thank you.

~Thomas Family, Whitewater, CO

In-Home Visit Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Evening & Weekend Visits
by request

Mail

River Valley Gateway
P.O. Box 1422
Grand Junction, CO 81502

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(970) 250-8493

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