When an animal is very sick, has become infirm from age, or is suffering; many of us begin to consider euthanasia. We consider this only because we want to spare our friend unnecessary pain and excessive suffering. It is a difficult and painful decision that fills us with guilt, doubt, and grief.

Finding out what the animal wants can help take the uncertainty out of this decision. It is important that the animal’s wishes be considered along with yours so that the most respectful decision possible can be made. Facilitating this process is a sacred trust and a responsibility I take very seriously.

Helping an animal move on can be a beautiful and profound experience of sharing love and memories and saying good-bye. It can be done in ceremony with dignity, reverence, and peace. In this way, the transition is less stressful for the animal, you, and your family. Everyone has an opportunity for closure.

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