Accepting donations for Henderson Animal Care and Control. If you would like to donate items to help homeless pets, please notify me before or at the appointment. The shelter accepts gently used blankets, towels, beds, toys, pet food and treats that are in their original containers.
Peaceful and Private In-Home Pet Euthanasia
Peace for Paws
Every pet deserves a peaceful passing at home, surrounded by family.
Euthanasia in the home is a unique and dignified way to say goodbye to your loving companion. I believe that every pet deserves a passing that is as beautiful as their life and tailored to their individual needs. Wherever your pet is most comfortable should be where they spend their last moments. That may be on the couch, in your lap, soaking-up sun in the yard, or in their bed under the fireplace; every pet is different. I will do everything I can to accommodate these requests and environments to make your pet's experience peaceful and unique to them. Please understand that adjustments may be needed to accommodate requests while still providing the best care for your pet.
Making this final decision for your furry family member can be overwhelming; emotionally and financially. Since I believe this is such an important service for pets, I have focused on making it affordable while still providing exceptional care for my patients and support for the pet parents. I will offer guidance throughout the process, starting with the initial phone call consultation through the final goodbye. Once you contact me you will talk to me directly, not an answering service because you deserve a personalized discussion during such a difficult time. I will ask questions to ensure this is the right decision for the pet and family, explain what to expect during the appointment, and discuss post-passing care. I understand that saying goodbye takes time, therefore all appointments are scheduled for one hour.
This is an appointment-based service. I recommend making the appointment one to two days in advance, if possible, and require two hours minimum notice for appointments. Knowing that the ability to plan for euthanasia is not always possible, I do my best to be available for last minute appointments, but please understand this is not always possible. If there is a dire emergency, I recommend taking your pet to the closest open animal hospital as to not prolong your pet’s suffering.
To respect your privacy, I will arrive without a technician and may request your assistance with moving your pet after the appointment. If assistance is not available and your pet is over 25 pounds, I may need to request assistance from the crematory for an additional fee. Some large breed and most giant breed dogs will require crematory assistance and special scheduling.
Please note that I reserve the right to decline performing any euthanasia if I feel that it is not in the pet's best interest.
Please review these links if you have questions about your pet's quality of life or euthanasia:
Meet Dr. Sarena
I am an Illinois native that is happy to call the Las Vegas valley home. I obtained my Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois, then worked as a veterinary technician for seven years before returning to school to receive a Master of Animal Science degree from the University of Wyoming and then my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. After working as a general veterinary practitioner in Illinois for several years, my hubby and I decided to plant roots in Nevada to be closer to family.
I understand how difficult it is to make end-of-life decisions for a loving companion and am here to help you through the process. Quality of life is a very important aspect of a pet’s time here with us, and humane euthanasia is a unique gift that we can offer in Veterinary Medicine to pets whose quality of life has diminished. I started Peace for Paws because I believe that pets are family, and they deserve a peaceful passing at home surrounded by their loved ones. I have received special certification through the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy to ensure the process is as stress-free as possible for the entire family.
In my free time I enjoy time at home with my hubby and our pets, cooking, and exploring new restaurants in the valley. Whether kayaking with my dog Halas or cuddling with the kitties, I try to embrace and cherish every moment I have with them.
Please call or text for availability:
You will talk to me directly, not an answering service.
Available for calls: 7:00am – 7:00pm Mon. - Fri., 8:00am – 6:00pm Sat. & Sun.
Appointments scheduled: Mon. & Tues. 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sat. & Sun. 9:00am-3:00pm
If immediate care is needed, please contact:
Animal Emergency Center of Las Vegas and Henderson
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (Open 24/7)
Colorado State University - Argus Institute
The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement
24/7 Grief Support
Contact Dr. Sarena
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