at-home dog euthanasia

From Australia’s most trusted vets.

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Our Vets will come to your home so that your dog can be surrounded by the people that they love the most

We take the upmost care

We go to great lengths to be caring and respectful during this difficult time.

Compassionate Vets

We know what your dog means to you. All our Vets treat you and your pet with love and compassion.

Licensed and Experienced

All of our Vets have been verified and bring years of experience to give your dog the best farewell possible.

Why you should consider a more compassionate goodbye with Pawssum

We know how hard this must be, we're with you every step of the way

Trusted by thousands of doggy parents

Clear, competitive pricing, to make difficult decisions a little easier


From $399

Our team will book a caring, experienced, and licensed vet at a time that works for you - Bookings are available till 10:30 pm.

Cremation & Aftercare Services

We understand how hard it can be to say goodbye to a beloved pet. Our team is here to support you every step of the way. We are dedicated to arranging aftercare for your pet in a compassionate and caring manner, ensuring that their end-of-life experience is peaceful and dignified. You can trust us to handle everything for you and your pet during this difficult time.

*Kindly note that all prices are subject to change based on state, after hour care and pet weight and will be confirmed by our customer care team before any booking is made.

General Cremation

From $269

Careful and respectful transport
Cremation with friends (other pets)
Ashes scattered in the crematorium gardens

Private cremation - returned

From $419

Careful and respectful transport
Guaranteed individual cremation
Ashes carefully delivered to you (container)

Remembrance options

Call for a quote

Careful and respectful transport
Guaranteed individual cremation
Ashes carefully delivered to you in a beautiful urn
Plus, your choice of:
Paw prints
Fur clippings
and other memorabilia to remember your pet by

Our memorabilia will help you create a beautiful and meaningful tribute to your dog

*Options are dependent on state

Get a quick assessment of your dog's quality of life

If you are not ready to speak with someone and just want a little more guidance on if euthanasia is the right decision, you can user our Quality of Life Assessment Tool, below. It is only a guide, and symptoms should always be assessed but a Vet, but it might put you on the path to making the right choice for your much loved pet.

Need certainty?

If you'd like the reassurance of a vet coming to your home for an in-person assesment, we can organise a vet to come to you. Our friendly and compassionate vet will assess your dog’s vitals, overall condition, levels of pain, discomfort, mobility, illnesses, and any other welfare related issues. They will also be able to advise you about whether your dog is suffering or not with certainty. You will get all the information you need to do what’s right for your best friend. Peace of mind for just $159.

How it works

A simple 3 step process means that your dog will see a vet sooner.
Urgent bookings are also available.

Book a time

Our dedicated and helpful staff are here to help you, 365 days a year 7:30am-10:30pm. You can call us on 1300343580 or book online.

Pick a time and day that works for you.

Pick a day and time that suits you. We provide at-home vet services around Australia and NZ.

Our Vet comes to your home

One of our caring and professional vets will visit your home, and provide you and your beloved pet with service you will cherish.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about dog euthanasia

A familiar environment is so much better for an end of life experience, where your beloved pet is comfortable in their own home surrounded by the people (and other pets) who love them. You can set the day and time when to say goodbye, and do things like light candles and play soft music during the euthanasia. You and your family can grieve in privacy and comfort.
Because we believe that pet owners should have the option of good quality veterinary care at home at little or no extra cost when compared to going to the vet clinic. Our vets are all registered, experienced, professional and compassionate who love to help pets. Our customers give us a superb rating.
Our euthanasia services start from $399. We take credit cards as well as VetPay and ZipPay.
Euthanasia enables your vet to cause a painless death, or to stop providing life-support measures, to your pet. It can be done only by a certified veterinarian, after taking all measures to try to help your dog, and only with your consent.
Signs will include not having an appetite, not being able to walk, yelps due to pain, medications not working, your pet giving up, your pet avoiding its bed and general suffering. If you are not sure that it is time for euthanasia, you can book our Quality of Life assessment or a TelePet video call or chat, and one of our experienced vets will guide you.
It is recommended not to give your dog any food or water two hours before the procedure.
Ask the vet any questions you have, so that there are no surprises, including how to make it as compassionate as possible. Decide on whether you and your family want to be present and make sure everybody knows what will happen.
It is very important to celebrate your pet's last days - whether it’s a trip to its favorite park or one last photo, surround it with love, care and joy one last time.
Everybody will be grieving, so be prepared for that time and put in place a support mechanism for this.
The decision about leaving or staying is deeply personal, and whatever you decide it should come from a place of love and compassion you have for your pet.
Choosing to stay will give you a sense of comfort, closure and acceptance, and a healthy ground for the grieving process. It's important to avoid feeling regret.
However, some owners prefer to say goodbye before the euthanasia and that's also ok.
In term of children, you need to carefully consider if they are old enough to comprehend the concept of euthanasia, and whether they want to witness it.
Euthanasia may appear uncomfortable to the pet owner. However, it will not be painful for your pet. A combination of drugs used during euthanasia ensure that within seconds, awareness is gone and the animal falls into a state of unconsciousness. During the next couple of minutes after the drugs are given there may be nerve and muscle twitching, vocalizations, urination, defecation, and open eyelids - these might be scary to see but your pet will be unconscious and unaware of all of these actions. They will not feel any pain.
Yes we offer a number of aftercare options including gently, carefully and with utmost respect, handling and transporting your pet following euthanasia; cremation with friends (other pets); private cremation; having your beloved pet's ashes scattered in the crematorium gardens; having your pet's ashes returned to you in a lovely container, tube or an urn; paw prints and other memorabilia.
We operate in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Central Coast (NSW), Gold Coast, Bendigo (VIC), Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Darwin as well as in Auckland and Wellington. This includes surrounding suburbs as well. Feel free to contact us on 1300 34 35 80 to check if our vets can come to you.
Pawssum always provides our customers with an itemised invoice which can be submitted to your insurance provider for claims. Please inquire with your insurance to determine whether euthanasia is in your level of cover.
There are several ways to contact us. You can call us on 1300 34 35 80, contact us via our online form here or chat to us online. We will always get back to you within 24 hours.
You can make a booking by calling us on 1300 34 35 80. Alternatively, you can either go to the bookings page here and pick a desired date and time, and fill out your details, or you can chat to us online.
Our hours of operation are 7:30am to 10:30pm, 7 days a week including weekends and public holidays.
During the booking you will be able to provide your preferred day and time. We will then try to find an available vet to suit you. We will always try and get to you when you need us (even if it is the same day). Sometimes for urgent cases it is might be difficult to find a vet, so it is better to give us as much notice as possible.
Yes we do. We offer payment options with VetPay or ZipPay. Contact us to find out more.