24/7 In-Home Pet Euthanasia: Compassionate Care When You Need Us

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4.8 Stars
300+ Reviews

We got more support and compassion from the vet who performed the at-home euthanasia on our sick cat than our regular vet. This is not an easy job they have but they're very good at it. Highly recommend them too.

Mrs. Leek

4.8 Stars
300+ Reviews

Most Reputable At-Home Pet Euthanasia Since 2009

Compassionate Care is a trusted mobile veterinary service providing 24/7 in-home euthanasia for cats and dogs in Portland, Salem, Vancouver, and surrounding areas.

With over fourteen years of experience, as the first and longest-established mobile veterinary service specializing exclusively in-home pet euthanasia in Oregon and Southwest Washington, we have built a strong reputation for our compassionate and professional approach.

All of our in-home euthanasia visits are conducted by highly experienced and licensed veterinarians who provide personalized care to ensure a peaceful and comfortable experience for your beloved pet.

Most Reputable In-Home Pet Euthanasia Since 2009

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Most Available, Responsive and Experienced Team

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Most Available and Responsive Team for Mobile Pet Euthanasia

We understand that the need for our services can arise at any time, which is why we are committed to being available, dependable, and responsive.

Whether you need a pre-scheduled appointment or a same-day appointment, we strive to accommodate your needs.

While same-day availability may be limited due to high demand, we encourage you to call us starting at 6 am for the best chance of securing an appointment.

We promptly respond to all inquiries, and we prioritize emergency euthanasia requests whenever possible.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

The professional and caring team at Compassionate Care made a very sad circumstance better. They provided a peaceful end to our beloved Finn in our home. Beth P., DVM provided a sense of calm, dignity, respect, and efficiency....for which we are grateful. Joseph W. who collected Finn afterwards was equally caring and respectful.

Hopefully, you won't need their services any time soon, but when you do they're the ones to call.

Thomas Mannix

Enormous gratitude for Dr. Wong. She came in the night and was kind, gentle, and conscientious. Our beloved Dobby was always terrified of being handled by veterinarians...

Susan Remmers & Gillian Leichtling

We will never be able to give enough stars to this company. They accommodated us twice in moving our appointment to an earlier date and time, without any hesitation.

Greg Harris and Steve Kopkau

It’s been almost 24 hours since Jess departed, and I’ve already given your company’s name to several friends who will be facing that difficult decision in the months to come, and I will continue to sing your praises. His dog groomer and I have become good friends and I’ll be sure to give your card to her so she can pass it along to her many clients who will eventually need your services...

Janine K. Suarse

When Is The Right Time

Am I making the right decision?

Deciding to say goodbye to a pet can be a difficult decision accompanied by guilt and other emotions.

Consulting with your regular veterinarian is important, as they will evaluate your pet's medical history, physical condition, quality of life, and prognosis.

However, pet owners often intuitively know when it is the right time for their pet and themselves

It's important to watch for physical signs of pain or discomfort, such as increased respiratory or heart rate, loss of appetite, lack of mobility, incontinence, and disinterest in usual activities.

If a pet is no longer drinking water or having difficulty breathing, especially open mouthed breathing or abnormally heavy panting, it's crucial to seek immediate veterinary attention.

Please feel free to contact us if you require some guidance about making this important decision.

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Making an Appointment for Pet Euthanasia at Home

Once you have made the difficult decision for pet euthanasia, we are here to provide our expertise and dedicated support every step of the way.

When you call to schedule your pet's euthanasia, our team members will offer comfort and guidance, and will ensure that you have all the necessary information to make a decision about our home euthanasia and/or pet cremation options. We will provide all of the essential details upfront to minimize time spent during your appointment and so you know what to expect during the procedure and after.

We will go over details such as:

Our veterinarian who will visit your home will also personally review the details of the euthanasia process with you and your loved ones, ensuring that everyone is prepared and knows what to expect during the in-home visit.

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Eco-Friendly Cremation

We understand that after saying goodbye to your beloved pet, you may have specific preferences for their aftercare.

We offer cremation assistance as part of our services, including transportation to our eco-friendly crematory.

Whether you choose private or communal cremation, we handle each pet with utmost love, attention, and meticulous identification, ensuring their respectful care throughout the entire end-of-life process.

Our Locations

We serve pets and families in Portland and Salem (Oregon), Vancouver (Washington), and beyond.

NE Portland:

For euthanasia call 503 880 1172
For cremation call 503 379 1292
Pet cremation: available 7 days a week by appointment

Cremains pickup:
Tuesday: 12pm - 4pm
Wednesday: 12pm - 4pm
Thursday: 12pm - 4pm

Friday: 12pm - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday & Monday: no cremains pickup

Oregon City:

For euthanasia call 503 880 1172
For cremation call 503 379 1292

Pet Cremation and Cremains pickup (By appointment only at this location):
Tues, and Sat 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 In-Home Pet Euthanasia FAQs

Our utmost priority is to ensure that euthanasia is a stress-free and painless experience for your pet. 

We begin by administering a powerful sedative and pain medication in a single injection. Within 2-10 minutes, the medication takes effect, inducing relaxation and comfort. At this point, most pets are completely sedated and unresponsive. 

When you and your family are ready, a concentrated euthanasia solution is painlessly administered through an intravenous injection. Within a minute or two, your beloved pet will peacefully and quietly pass away. 

The entire process typically lasts between 30-60 minutes, allowing ample time for you to say your goodbyes without feeling rushed. We understand the importance of providing space and support during this emotional time. 

All our euthanasia procedures are performed by licensed veterinarians with current DEA licenses.

We understand that choosing the right aftercare option for your pet is a deeply personal decision and we offer various options to accommodate your preferences. 

You may choose burial, either in a cemetery or at home. Additionally, we provide both private cremation, where your pet’s cremains are returned to you, and communal cremation, where cremains are not returned. 

We are here to guide you in making the best choice for your family, and we will handle the transportation of remains for cremation at our facility following the euthanasia appointment. 

We will discuss aftercare options when making the appointment.

We recommend that other pets in the household see the pet that has passed away, especially if they seemed to have a close relationship. 

While we think it is less important for the other pets to be in attendance during the procedure, they are welcome to be there. In fact, many of our families have chosen home euthanasia in part so that other pet family members may be present.  

The only time it may not be advisable for the other pet(s) to be in the room during the procedure is if they are the kind of pet that would be disruptive, but most will settle down after the initial excitement of having a new person come into their home abates.

We advise 1) giving children the chance to say goodbye to the pet, and 2) asking them if they would like to be present during the procedure. 

Each individual child, just like each individual adult, may have strong feelings one way or another, and there is no right or wrong answer to whether someone decides to be present or not.  

The most important thing is to let them choose the option that they are most comfortable with.  We have had children of every age present during euthanasia, and because we specialize in this procedure, we intend for it to be as peaceful as possible.   

Most people, adult and child, find comfort in witnessing the alleviation of the condition that necessitates euthanasia, and the peaceful way in which it proceeds.

Our service cost varies depending on the service address. If we will be assisting you with cremation, this cost will depend upon your pet’s size and type of cremation requested.  

Therefore, please contact us regarding fees.  

Because of the high credit card fees, we encourage cash or check, Venmo or Zelle. However, we can accept credit and debit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express) or Paypal. 

Payment may be done over the phone at the time the appointment is made, online using our payment portal on the home page, or when the veterinarian arrives.

CareCredit does not finance euthanasia, so unfortunately this is not an option for our visits.

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