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In-Home Pet Euthanasia – Atlanta, GA

Atlanta

Serving Atlanta and Surrounding Areas (Woodstock, Alpharetta, Lawrenceville, Conyers, Jonesboro, Douglasville and Wildwood)

About Us

Home with Dignity provides end-of-life care for pets in the Atlanta Metropolitan area.

Our Veterinarians are end-of-life, comfort-oriented care experts and have unique expertise in the euthanasia process, which they provide in the comfort of your own home.

Services we provide on end-of-life planning include:

In Home Euthanasia

Cremation & Memorials

Teleadvice

In Home Consultation

How does our in home euthanasia process work?

1. When our doctor arrives

The doctor will get to know you and your pet, perform a short assessment of your pet's health, and answer any questions you may have surrounding in home euthanasia. The process can take place indoors or outdoors, wherever your pet is most comfortable.

2. When you are ready & your pet is resting peacefully

The doctor will administer an appropriate level of sedation to let them sleep and ease their pain or discomfort.

After your pet is resting peacefully, a simple injectable euthanasia solution will be given and your pet will gently drift into their peaceful transition.

3. After your pet has peacefully crossed the rainbow bridge

You and your family will be given privacy to say your final goodbyes - this is not rushed, and you can take as much time as you need. When you are ready, the doctor will come in and speak with you about the aftercare of your pet.

4. If we are handling the aftercare

After you have said your goodbyes, if we are handling the aftercare, the doctor will come in with either a blanket or stretcher to place your pet in their vehicle to transport them to the crematorium. They will go through the process with you and provide you with information on how and when your pet's ashes will be ready to come home.

Why in home euthanasia?

Flexible & same-day availability

Peaceful environment, surrounded by family

Allows other pets to say goodbye

Private grieving process

Our Veterinarians

Siomara Acevedo, DVM

Dr. Siomara Acevedo was born and raised in Puerto Rico before landing in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a toddler/in diapers when she started learning about animals at her grandparents’ small farm. She really enjoyed bottle feeding baby goats from the moment she learned how to walk. Her grandparents truly instilled kindness towards animals by taking injured stray dogs to the vet then nursing them back to health at their home.

Dr. Sio’s calling for veterinary medicine came at such a young age that she started shadowing at a local veterinary hospital when she was just 11 years old. As a teenager, she also volunteered at the Puerto Rico Zoo, where she learned about wildlife medicine and protecting endangered species. In addition, she occasionally helped rescue stranded marine mammals such as manatees along with the Caribbean Stranding Network (Red Caribeña de Varamientos).

In 2001 she moved to Athens, Georgia to pursue a degree in animal and dairy science at the University of Georgia. She also gained entrance to the same institution’s College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her doctorate in 2009.

During college and to help support her studies, Dr. Sio obtained a National Animal Control Association (NACA) certification and worked as an Animal Control Officer for Athens-Clarke County. Despite witnessing animal cruelty, Dr. Sio enjoyed educating the community on proper animal care, prosecuting animal abusers and finding loving homes for many abandoned pets.

Once a newly minted veterinarian, Dr. Sio then focused on small and large emergency veterinary medicine in northeast Georgia. As a mixed animal emergency veterinarian, she performed countless emergency surgeries and provided care for a wide array of animals including camels and reptiles. After her first 4 years as a veterinarian, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she continued to expand her knowledge in small animal emergency medicine and critical care.

Dr. Sio says: “There is no greater feeling in the world than successfully treating a severely injured animal in the brink of death and returning it to an owner who surely though they would lose their pet after a scary emergency”.

Emergency medicine taught her far more than deep science and resuscitation skills, but mostly how to remain calm, compassionate and focused in the most stressful situations. Some of those instances involved heart breaking pet euthanasia. It was imperative to Dr. Sio to deliver the most comfortable transition for pets and their owners even in the busiest moments at the animal ER.

After almost 10 years of practicing emergency medicine and critical care, Dr. Sio became a relief veterinarian where she could use her experience to seamlessly fill in for other veterinarians at different veterinary clinics. She also worked as a shelter veterinarian and high volume spay and neuter surgeon.

After saying goodbye to her own 18-year-old rescue dog and seeing how busy many veterinary clinics struggle to provide a peaceful euthanasia, Dr. Sio’s interest in delivering the most comfortable euthanasia experience possible grew and she decided to join our at home euthanasia practice, Home with Dignity. She could not pass up the opportunity to provide the in home euthanasia service to her community in Atlanta to whom she cares so much.

She truly believes that it takes a very experienced veterinarian to confidently translate to grieving pet owners how a pet is feeling as their health declines as well as the long-term implications/ ramifications of their ailments. Utilizing her experience to educate and comfort pet parents during emotional times helps them say goodbye without any guilt. It is truly an honorable duty not only to peacefully release a pet from their suffering, but also to help their guardians begin their healing process in a healthy manner. She tries her hardest to make sure the last difficult weeks or days with a beloved pet do not overshadow the happy times shared throughout years together. Dr. Sio has a true passion for end of life care and is happy to help clients that have to make those tough decisions. We are honored to have her as a part of our unique mobile euthanasia practice and to allow her to provide this unique at home euthanasia service in Atlanta. She is prepared to help you and your family during this time and guide you through the euthanasia process.

Outside of work, Dr. Sio is extremely passionate about nutrition, fitness, and mental health. She loves helping others with their health journey and hopes to become a life coach in the future. She has one small dog, Monkey, who is the boss of the household. She also enjoys spending time outside, reading, road trips, and weekend farmers markets. Aside from her family back in Puerto Rico, Dr. Sio also spends time with her new Atlanta family who enjoy a very competitive game of Mexican Dominoes as much as she does.

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Services & Pricing

As a pet owner, you have the special responsibility of making aftercare choices on your pet’s behalf after euthanasia. Working together with our team, we will gently guide you through the process of making at home euthanasia and cremation arrangements that are fitting for you and your pet. Home with Dignity proudly works with Deceased Pet Care in Atlanta to ensure that your pet is taken care of with dignified and compassionate care. Because each family’s needs are different, each has the option of choosing any one or all of the services that lovingly and appropriately help you memorialize your cherished pet in a way that is most comfortable and suitable for you personally.

In home euthanasia in Atlanta cost includes consultation time with our doctor and a customized sedation and pre-medication plan based on your pet’s medical history, weight, and unique needs to ensure comfort.

In Home Euthanasia

In home Euthanasia Cost: $325-340

If aftercare is desired, please review Cremation & Aftercare for more information.

Additional Fees

If an in home consultation is needed or our doctor and you mutually agree that palliative care is the right step for your pet, then the cost will be for the house call and exam.

House Call & Exam $300

If you need to cancel your at home euthanasia appointment on the same day as your appointment, there is a cancellation fee.

Cancellation Fee $100

There is an additional after-hours fee for appointments after 6pm. If you need an after-hours appointment, then please call our offices for availability.

After Hours Fee $100

Other Species

Currently, we only provide our in home euthanasia services for dogs and cats.

After the euthanasia process, the veterinarian will safely transport your pet (if we are handling the aftercare) to our trusted crematorium, Deceased Pet Care.

The cost for cremation will vary depending on your choice of cremation type and the weight of your pet. Regardless of which cremation type you chose; your pet will be cared for in a respected and dignified manner.

Individual Cremation

Individual cremation provides you with the opportunity to keep your pet’s cremated remains as a permanent and personal keepsake. When you choose individual cremation, your treasured pet is placed into the crematory and separated from the other pets with partitions. When the cremation process is complete, Deceased Pet Care ensures that you receive only the cremated remains of your pet in our complimentary urn that is a gift from us to you that can include engraving of your pet’s name.

Pets up to 49 pounds $220

Pets 50 – 99 pounds $235

Pets 100 – 149 pounds $255

Pets 150+ pounds $265

Communal Cremation

With communal cremation, your pet is gently placed into the crematory together with other pets. Because no cremated remains are returned to you when you choose a communal cremation, you may wish to consider one of Deceased Pet Care personalized memorial paw prints as a timeless remembrance.

Pets up to 49 pounds $100

Pets 50 – 99 pounds $135

Pets 100 – 149 pounds $145

Pets 150+ pounds $165

Additional Fees

If we are handling the aftercare of your beloved pet, there is a transportation fee of $70 - $100.

To best honor your pet and have a peaceful transition, if your pet weighs over 30 pounds, we may ask for assistance transporting your pet to our doctor's vehicle. If additional help is needed due to your pet being over 100 pounds or if there is no one in the home that can assist in transporting the pet to the doctor’s vehicle, we may request that Deceased Pet Care come to your home to assist. If this is needed, an additional fee may be needed.

Veterinary Teleadvice Appointment in Atlanta

Teleadvice helps answer questions such as the following:

  • Should my pet be taken to a Veterinary or emergency clinic?
  • How do I know it is the right time for Euthanasia?
  • What happens to pets that experience this disease?
  • How can I make my pet more comfortable?
  • What do I need to do to prepare for In-Home Euthanasia?
  • Is in-home euthanasia the best option for me?
  • How can I get the help I need after my loss?

One of our compassionate doctors will walk you through your beloved pet’s Quality of Life and discuss the symptoms that your pet is experiencing. If you wish to have the doctor go over any lab work, test results, or reports that your primary veterinarian have ran, please have this ready before your appointment. This conversation can range from discussion of Quality of Life to our process for in home euthanasia if you decide that is the appropriate route.

Appointment Pricing $75 per 30 minutes

Consultation Appointment in Atlanta

Choosing a respectful end to your wonderful pet’s life is one of the hardest decisions that as a pet parent we must make. Our doctors are passionate about helping you and your beloved pet through this difficult process. One of the ways they can do so is by providing an in home consultation appointment. This consultation begins with a short assessment then leads to a discussion of what the doctors' findings are. After the exam the doctor will discuss your pet’s Quality of Life and explain the options between palliative care and end of life care.

If you have a scheduled an in home euthanasia appointment with one of our Atlanta veterinarians and during the brief assessment, if you and the doctor come to a mutual agreement that euthanasia is not the right step for your pet, this appointment will then change to a consultation appointment with a consultation fee.

Appointment Pricing $300

Consultations help answer questions such as the following:

  • Should my pet be taken to a Veterinary or emergency clinic?
  • How do I know it is the right time for Euthanasia?
  • Is my pet comfortable on the medications they are taking?
  • How can I make my pet as comfortable as possible?
  • Am I making the right decision?

As our gift to you, you can choose any urn below to protect your pet’s ashes in. If you wish to upgrade your pet’s urn, there is an additional charge. You can visit Deceased Pet Care to view a wide variety of unique options and let our care team know what you would prefer.

Hand-Carved Rosewood Urn

Cedar Memorial Urn

Blue Decorative Metal Urn

Tan Decorative Metal Urn

Scattering Tube

Remembrance Urn

We offer keepsake items and popular upgraded urns that you will find below for an additional cost.

Embellished Paw Print Plaque
$125

Framed Photo Urn
$225

Friendship Urn
$95

Memory Box
$155

Ink Paw Print
$55

Terracotta Clay Paw Print
$65

We Accept: All Credit Cards, Debit Cards & CareCredit; Sorry: No Checks or Cash

For more information regarding pricing and services and to give you an accurate cost for any in- home pet euthanasia procedure, please give our office a call or text at (470) 823-2283 or you may email us at GAcare@homewithdignity.com

Our Availability & Service Area

We know talking at this time can be challenging. Use this link to view our available appointments in Atlanta for in home euthanasia and, if you are ready, share some preliminary details with our care coordination team.

As you’re planning, please be sure to review our prices and aftercare options prior to booking.

Our Service Area

Due to the expansive area covered, there may be additional fee of $50 - $75 for extended travel within our service area. For travel outside of our service area there is a fee of $100.