(by appointment only)
Please note that our in home service prices will be higher than most veterinary clinics, to compensate for travel time and distance and due to our commitment to ensuring that you have enough time throughout and after the process to say goodbye to your companion. We do our best to keep our prices as low as we can while providing exceptional, individualized care to every pet and family. We know that this is a hugely stressful time and we believe in complete transparency on protocols, pricing, and aftercare services. We have provided as much information as possible here to hopefully give you peace of mind.
Read more below to find out what makes our certified and personalized care so unique.
In Home Euthanasia
Starts at $275 for pets up to 75 pounds (Weekends (Sat/Sun) Additional $50)
*ADDITIONAL FEES WILL APPLY BASED ON DISTANCE/TRAVEL TIME, SIZE OF PET, AND TIME OF DAY - FEES POSTED BELOW
When we arrive, we will spend some time getting to know your pet, give them time to relax in our presence, and finalize wishes for aftercare, memorial items, etc. Alissa will explain what will happen and what to expect to all who choose to be present. There will be no rush at any step as long as your pet is comfortable - we will allow you as much time as needed at each point as long as your pet is comfortable. When everyone is prepared, an injection will be given gently to help your pet relax and gradually go into a deep, painless sleep with you by his or her side (Alissa uses a full anesthesia protocol with every pet to ensure they have no awareness and no fear as they transition). At the appropriate time, a final injection will be given to help your pet pass on peacefully. You can choose to be present for as little or as much of the process as you wish. We will also provide you with resources to help you cope with grief, and if needed, resources to help children or companion animals through this difficult time. A PawPals photo paw print keepsake or an ink nose or paw print and fur clipping(s) are included at no additional charge.
Over the years, despite euthanasia services being able to be provided adequately by a solo veterinarian, we have realized that there are huge benefits to having two team members present at appointments, and it is our experience that only providing one person does many families a disservice. It can be very difficult emotionally for some families to help move and transport their pet to our vehicle after a euthanasia, and in multi-pet households the sibling pets may be in need of love and reassurance during the appointment (please feel free to ask us for more info on this including emailed resources if needed, but we do recommend companion pets be present for the appointment in most situations). And while adverse events are extremely rare due to our intensive preparation and our medication protocols carefully customized for you pet based on their age, breed, condition, and more, having a second team member enables us to respond more rapidly to cover any needs that arise. For these reasons, unique to Faithful Hearts' care is that Blake and Alissa work as a two-person team at appointments, so you do not have to worry about assisting with transport and you can focus on your pet that we are providing care for (Blake is excellent at doggy massages to keep their friends engaged!). If your pet is shy around men or you just prefer it, please let us know and Blake will stay outside until it is time to transport your pet. If you are planning to bury your pet, we can help transport them to the burial site if needed.
We are happy to handle aftercare for your pet (via aquamation) if you do not plan on burial (please look here to learn more about cremation options and pricing). As of December 2023, we are proud to be the ONLY veterinary end-of-life service in the upstate personally providing our own dedicated aftercare services, meaning your pet will receive loving care from a single team from the time they leave your home to their return to you or their primary vet.
DISTANCE/TRAVEL TIME fees are calculated to factor in fuel, vehicle wear and tear, and drive distance and times. While the easiest thing for us would be to shrink our range, we are aware that many areas are under-served and we do not want to completely remove the choice for those families, but we do understand if you need to seek alternatives due to cost. Our Comfort Room remains available for those who need a lower cost option but prefer a non-traditional clinic setting. At this time distance fees are as follows, when mapped at time of contact for requesting an appointment.
Drive times (1 way, from our office) - MAXIMUM OF 60 MILES OR 75 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN HONEA PATH
30-44min = +$25
45-59min = +$50
60-75min = +$125
76 - 99 pounds = (+$25) = $300
100 - 149 pounds = (+$75) = $350
150+ pounds = (+$125) = $400
***We are also available some evenings and most holidays for emergency euthanasias.***
AFTERHOUR (when available) AND WEEKEND FEES
Please note - afterhours appts are for EMERGENCIES ONLY and therefore are not scheduled until the day of
Evening (6 – 7:45pm) +$125
Late evening (8pm - 10pm) +$200
Overnight (after 10pm) - Reserved for hospice patients as available
Holidays Additional +$100
Weekends (Sat/Sun) Additional $50
NEW Discounts*: Repeat clients -$25
Hometown (Honea Path addresses) -$25
*IN HOME SERVICES ONLY for either discount
*Please note only 1 discount may be applied per appt
CANCELLATION POLICY: We understand that end of life pet needs can change quickly and we do our best to be flexible with scheduling. If you are uncertain if humane euthanasia is appropriate, please consider asking us for some free resources that may help with your decisions. Because each appointment takes 2-5 hours on our schedule, in the event an appointment is cancelled after 5pm on the day before the scheduled appointment, a cancellation fee of $125 may be applied. If the appointment is not cancelled and we arrive but service is no longer needed, the full cost of the euthanasia service + any distance/weekend/and afterhours fees will be charged to cover the prepared supplies, vehicle setup, fuel costs/wear and tear, and time committed.
Comfort Room Euthanasia - PLEASE NOTE NO RESTROOM AT THIS TIME
Starts at $150 for pets up to 75 pounds (Weekends (Sat/Sun) Additional $50)
*ADDITIONAL FEES WILL APPLY BASED ON SIZE OF PET (see above) AND TIME OF DAY (see above)
Our comfort room is an alternative, lower cost option that is a step between in home vs vet clinic euthanasia. Please note that as we are primarily a mobile veterinary service, the comfort room is available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. It is set up similar to a family room and does not have the normal medicinal smells of a clinic, so your pet will be more at ease. We provide a peaceful setting for both you and your pet using cat or dog specific pheromone diffusers, running water, and essential oils. Up to 4 fur clipping(s) are included at no additional charge.
PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to an extremely high number of no call/no show appointments in the past, there is a $50 NON-REFUNDABLE SCHEDULING FEE required to book a Comfort Room appointment. When the appointment is kept, the amount will be applied to the euthanasia procedure. If the appointment is cancelled with 24 hours or more notice, the amount will be held and applied to the rescheduled procedure.
Behavioral Euthanasias (Additional $200)
REQUIRED: To start a discussion about a behavioral euthanasia, you will first need to submit paperwork confirming professional recommendation (of humane euthanasia) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*****Please note we do NOT perform convenience euthanasias for unwanted pets.*****
Any request for an in home euthanasia for aggression MUST have a primary veterinarian referral and/or a referral from a veterinary behaviorist or certified dog trainer with experience with aggression cases. It must have been at least 10 days from the last bite incident. An exam will need to be performed at our office in Honea Path in order for us to prescribe and dispense pre-medications and appointments will need to be scheduled at least one week in advance. Records review/ paperwork, exam, and pre-medication services, as well as the additional risk to personal safety, mean that a $200 fee will need to be paid at the time of the exam. That fee is in addition to any other euthanasia and aftercare fees. We reserve the right to refuse services to any pet if the risk to personal safety is unacceptable.
Pick Up & Transport OR Drop Off for Aftercare (For Natural Passings)
We offer these services through our own Furever Faithful Pet Aquamation. Aquamation (learn more at aquamationinfo.com) is the gentlest, most-environmentally responsible form of aftercare available to pets are we are proud to be the FIRST and (as of early 2024) ONLY veterinary practice or pet cremation company offering this option to pets in our area.
Furever Faithful is also a super small local business available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at this time. Please visit their Contact Us page to see most current availability. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we grow! If we are unable to respond or help in a timely enough manner for your needs, we recommend you reach out to:
Westview Pet Services: 864-684-7796