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In-Home Pet Euthanasia – Kansas City

Kansas City

Serving Kansas City and Surrounding Areas (Leavenworth, Kearney, Blue Springs, Lee Summit, Olathe and Lawrence)

About Us

Home with Dignity provides end-of-life care for pets in the Kansas City 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

Ben Shrauner, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Ben Shrauner grew up in Protection, a small town in the southwestern part of Kansas, where his family finished cattle, ranched, and farmed. He enjoyed working with the animals, but wanted flexibility in where he could live and decided Veterinary Medicine would provide just that. He attended Kansas State University for his undergraduate education, and then attended Oklahoma State University CVHS where he graduated with honors. During veterinary school, Dr. Shrauner realized he enjoyed surgery and working with horses, and pursued advanced surgical training. He completed a Surgical Internship at the renowned Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, KY, where more equine surgeries are performed each year than anywhere else, worldwide. After his internship, Dr. Shrauner was selected for a Surgical Residency at North Carolina State University. From there he returned to Kansas City and began preparing for his Surgery Board Examination, which he successfully completed and became a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Shrauner worked as a Locum Surgeon, routinely traveling to various practices to perform surgeries in Maryland, California, and even Australia. Dr. Shrauner developed a passion for helping families say good-bye to their pets through at home euthanasia with compassion and care.

Dr. Shrauner spends his time away from work with his wife, Ruth, also a Kansas native, and twin toddlers, Jack and Izzy.

Home with Dignity in Kansas City is grateful to have Dr. Shrauner as a part of our team of mobile veterinarians that dedicate their time to providing a peaceful and dignified in home euthanasia service for pets and their families. He is honored to provide our mobile euthanasia services and guide you and your family through the euthanasia process.

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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 Rolling Acres in Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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: $400

If aftercare is desired, please review Cremation & Aftercare for more information. There is an additional Transportation Fee to the crematorium between $70-$100.

Additional Fees

House Call & Exam $300

  • 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.

Cancellation Fee $100

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

After Hours Fee $100

  • There is an additional after-hours fee for appointments outside of our doctor’s standard hours. Please call our office for availability.

Saturday Fee $30

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, Rolling Acres.

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.

Transportation for Private & Communal Cremation

Transportation: $70-100

If we are handling the aftercare of your beloved pet, there is a transportation fee to the crematorium for cremation.

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 Rolling Acres come to your home to assist. If this is needed, an additional fee may be needed.

Private Cremation in Kansas City

Your pet is cremated privately, all by him/herself and the cremated remains are returned in a beautiful urn that is our gift to you, unless you opt to upgrade your urn, along with a Certificate of Cremation, the Rainbow Bridge poem, information on coping with the loss of the pet and Rolling Acres Pet Grief Recovery Group.

Pets up to 49 pounds $205

Pets 50 – 99 pounds $230

Pets 100 – 149 pounds $235

Pets 150+ pounds $280

*All cremated remains & memorial items will be available for pick-up at Rolling Acres between 7-10 business days. You can choose to have all cremated remains & memorial items shipped to you for $30. Please call our office for more information.

Communal Cremation in Kansas City

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 Rolling Acres personalized memorial paw prints as a timeless remembrance.

Pets up to 49 pounds $100

Pets 50 – 99 pounds $140

Pets 100 – 149 pounds $170

Pets 150+ pounds $215

Attended Cremation

Rolling Acres offers Attended Cremations which includes a visitation with your pet prior to the Private Cremation plus your family can sit comfortably in their witnessing room and observe the cremation process. There is a cost for attended cremation and it is available by appointment only. There may be a fee for preparing the pet for the visitation.

Veterinary Teleadvice Appointment in Kansas City

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 Kansas City

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 Kansas City 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 Rolling Acres 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.

Cherry Wood Photo Urn
$236

Walnut Elegant Photo Urn
$360

Serenity Urn
$98

White Clay Paw Print
$65

Terracotta Clay Paw Print
$65

Ink Nose Print
$55

Ink Paw Print
$55

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 (816) 608-6488 or you may email us at KCCare@homewithdignity.com

Our Availability & Service Area

We know talking at this time can be challenging. Use this link to view our available appointments in Kansas City 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 is an additional fee of $100 for travel outside of our service area.