From Home to Heaven strives to provide you with superior service and a wide selection of options that will allow you to pay tribute and cherish those memories of your beloved pet. We offer In-home euthanasia, deceased pet pick-up from your home, group and private cremation .
In-Home euthanasia has been more popular as pet owners move towards providing the most comfortable goodbye for their pets. If your pet does not do good on car rides, can’t move around well and becomes stressed at the vets office, then in-home euthanasia is an option that will allow you to preserve some extra comfort in their pets final moments.
Pet euthanasia is an overdose of highly concentrated anesthesia that is specially made for euthanasia. A relaxing, falling asleep feeling is what your pet experiences. First, a calming sedative is given in the vein through an IV catheter. Peaceful relaxation and full unconsciousness set in over 1-2 minutes. Next, the final injection is given. As the euthanasia solution overwhelms the brain and shuts it off. The breathing quickens in response to no brain activity. The breathing then stops within 15-20 seconds, followed by the heart slowing and stopping over 1-2 minutes. Faster breathing (due to no brain activity) is the primary change to expect. You may also see that the eyes remain slightly open, the skin may twitch, and the tongue may relax out. Occasionally, there are one to two sudden deep breaths that may occur. Home visits typically last 20-30 minutes. However, some visits may last longer depending on the type of appointment that is scheduled.
Set aside a large dry towel or blanket to place under your pet. Some pets may loose control of their bowels and urine after transitioning.
Any special location is appropriate: The backyard, couch, bedroom, living room, etc. Wherever is most comfortable for you and your pet will be accommodated.
Deceased pet pick-up from your home is offered to clients in Northwest Indiana, South Suburban Areas in Illinois, and some areas of Chicago. Please call our office for scheduling and pricing information 773-791-0172.
In most cases, the cost for euthanasia service ranges between $300-$400. Cremation is an additional cost.
Private Cremation, includes one courtesy paw print. (Ashes returned) $289
Group Cremation, paw print not included. (No ashes returned) $189
Additional paw prints are $25.
Caskets are provided at no extra cost with Private Cremation.
Caskets are available for purchase for Home Burial or Group Cremation transport.
Your aftercare is also set up by From Home to Heaven. For private cremation, the crematory will meet the doctor at your home after euthanasia is completed. The crematory will then remove your pets body for transport to the crematory. If you are doing group cremation after euthanasia, transportation to the crematory will be provided by the doctor or technician.
If the owner is providing their own aftercare, please inform representative at the time of scheduling.
For private cremation, your pets cremains are brought back to you within 24 hours. Owners can also schedule a witnessed cremation appointment if desired.
There is an additional travel charge for clients who live outside of our radius (from Schererville, Indiana 46375) 31-39 miles $50 extra, 41-49 miles $100 extra, 50+ miles $150 extra. Our doctors have been very busy and work at multiple locations. There may be an additional travel fee depending on where they are coming from on the day you schedule your appointment. We will confirm any of these charges at the time of appointment booking.
We service Northwest Indiana, South suburban areas in Illinois, and some areas in Chicago.
Credit card payments are processed the same day that your appointment is scheduled. Refunds could take up to 10 business days to process.
Sorry checks and care credit are not accepted.
Sedatives are provided to ensure that your pet is made comfortable at no additional charge.
From Home to Heaven will provide a private, peaceful, caring and comfortable transition for your pet. Hair clipping keepsakes, a clay paw print, and a copy of the Rainbow Bridge poem is included in our services. We provide a courtesy clay paw print with private cremation only. For group cremation or home burial, a paw print can be added for an additional $25.
Faithful Companions Pet Crematorium will pick up the remains of your beloved pet immediately following euthanasia and return your pets cremains the very next day.
In general, a 24 hour notice is recommended. Same day appointments may be available depending on doctor availability. There is an additional $100 emergency fee for same-day appointments.
Clients can call to speak to a representative for holiday appointments.
During the holiday there is a $100 additional charge for appointments.
A safe handling fee of $50 will be added for aggressive animals. This is a precaution for our doctors and technicians so that everyone remains safe.
Please make strong efforts to cancel any appointment within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment time. We understand that making this decision is difficult. However, we only have a limited amount of appointments per day for pet parents. Please understand that there is a $75 cancellation fee. If your pet passes away before your scheduled appointment, you will be refunded.
If your pet has bitten any person or animal within the last 10 days, euthanasia cannot be performed.
Payments are due at the time your appointment is scheduled. If you are paying cash, a $75 credit card deposit is required before scheduling. If you are using our services for cremation, cremation services can be paid at the time of pick up, unless you are scheduling for a group cremation. If your payment is not received before the close of the business day, by 8pm. Your appointment will automatically cancel.
From Home to Heaven appreciates your business. Thank you for allowing us to provide you with superior service for your beloved pet.