Procedure

When we arrive at your home we will introduce ourselves and meet you and your pet. We will explain the procedure (below) and ask you to find a place inside or outside your home where you and your pet would be most comfortable completing this process. We will answer any questions or concerns you may be having. Any appropriate paperwork will be filled out at this time.

The actual procedure is quite simple and peaceful. Our goal is for your pet to experience the most peaceful and comfortable end of life. It begins with the administration of an injectable sedative to help ease any distress or anxiety your pet may be experiencing. Within minutes of the injection your pet will become sedated and sleepy. Once your pet is resting, the doctor will administer a second injection, a large dose of anesthesia. This will stop respiration and heartbeat and will take a few moments to take effect. (In order to find a prominent vein and do this most effectively, the doctor or technician will have shaved off a small patch of hair on one of your pet’s legs prior to giving the injection.) Once the doctor has checked the heart and confirmed that your pet has passed, the doctor and staff will give you some privacy and an opportunity to be alone with and say good-bye to your beloved friend.

The  body is covered and removed per your instructions to the doctor and staff prior to the procedure. Some options are: Home burial, cremation (no ashes returned) or special cremation ( ashes returned). In the case of cremation, the remains are carefully labeled and transported to a reliable crematorium in whom we have great confidence, having our passed  inspection and met our high standards. Your pet’s ashes will be   Held for your pick up at Family Pet Services 4255 S. Randolph Ave. Tucson, AZ 85714

Our goal is to prepare you and your family for the passing of your pet and make the process as loving, peaceful and respectful as possible for all involved. (520) 284-2400

When it's time to let go of a beloved companion

Let us be here for you

What to Do When You Need Us

When you know your pet is ready, or your pet lets you know they are ready, simply give us a call, and we will handle everything, so you can focus your attention on spending time with your pet and being there for them (and they for you). We're here whenever you know the time is right.  

FAMILY PET SERVICES will contact you within 10-14 days after euthanasia to pick up you pets ashes. They are located at 2455 S. Randolph Ave. Suite#101 Tucson, AZ 85714. Call them directly if you have questions at (520) 358-9469. They are wonderful and there to help.

We provide At-Home Pet Euthanasia to the following Service Areas:

  • Tucson
  • Littletown
  • Catalina Foothills
  • Drexel-Alvernon
  • Green Valley
  • Marana
  • Oro Valley
  • Sahuarita
  • Catalina
  • Vail
  • Tucson Estates

Ashes Pick up Location

For ashes pick up only