In Home Pet Euthanasia and Palliative Care for Dogs & Cats
"We do everything to give our beloved pets the best possible life. That should also mean the best possible goodbye."
Dr. Courtney Prue, Founder
We offer palliative care for pets in the comfort of home and compassionate support for loving families. We also provide a gentle and peaceful home euthanasia for pets (including dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets) when it’s time to say goodbye.
Navigating the final stages of your pet’s life can be incredibly difficult and confusing. We are here to support you every step of the way, whether it involves end-of-life care, making the difficult decision of pet euthanasia, or saying goodbye to your cat or dog.
We offer complete in-home palliative care focused on maintaining comfort and quality of life, from first diagnosis or the earliest signs of decline.
Are you unsure whether it is the right time to put your pet to sleep? A Quality of Life Consultation with one of our caring vets will give you the support and answers you need.
When a good quality of life is no longer possible, we will support you with the most loving, gentle & peaceful farewell in the comfort and privacy of home.
If you need professional guidance around pet euthanasia — the difficult decision to put your dog or cat down — or need advice about pet cremation, we will be with you every step of the way. We can provide information about children and pet loss , resources to help other pets cope with loss or even advice about pet cremation.
Dr. Courtney shares a brief overview of why she started Rest Your Paws, and how compassion, kindness and dignity are at the centre of everything we do — caring deeply not only for pets, but for the owners and families of pets at the most difficult time in their lives.
The process of letting go is one of the hardest - but when you want your fur baby to pass with dignity and to be surrounded by love - Dr Courtney and her team is who you want. On two separate occasions this year Rest Your Paws exceeded expectations - from start to finish. The kindness and patience you receive is settling. You are assured that everything will be sorted with minimal stress on the hard day. Then when the veterinarian arrives - the warmth you feel from her towards your fur baby and your family is just lovely.We need more people like Dr Courtney and her team for our fur babies. Words don’t do justice on how much we appreciate you all.
Whilst she loved her vet so much, I really wanted her to have her last moments in the most comfortable place possible and that was at home. The team at Rest Your Paws were unbelievably kind and organised their beautiful vet Dr. Rachel to come to our home on the same day. As awful as it is losing a beloved family member, Rest Your Paws made the process comfortable, peaceful and judgement free. Thank you so much, for giving our baby a send off that was nothing short of what she deserved, and thank you for being there for us in our time of need.
“It was important to us that Roxy's last moments were not spent in anxiety and fear being taken to a vet. The vet was so kind, compassionate, respectful and professional. She made what was a very sad and difficult time so much easier.”
Rest Your Paws provided the best service I could have imagined when it came to the very difficult decision to help our lovely Labrador, Buster, at his end of life. They guided us through the decision, and the personal nature and thoughtful touches were just what we needed, in particular were very helpful for my son...
Please visit our resources page to find a huge amount of helpful information. You'll find pain scoring tools, quality of life assessments and many senior pet resources.