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Pittsburgh Home Pet Euthanasia

Pittsburgh mapServing 1-Hour Radius of Pittsburgh

  • Private Home Euthanasia with Relaxing Sedation
  • Help with the Euthanasia Decision 
  • Quality of Life Discussions
  • Signs of Suffering Information
  • Clay Paw Print Impressions
  • Cremation Transport
  • Grief Support Resources

Pet Loss At Home connects pet owners with mobile veterinarians in a growing number of cities nationwide. Our focus is availability for home euthanasia 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, within 1-3 hours notice same day. You can look forward to more and more reliable home euthanasia service as we partner with more and more compassionate veterinarians.

Call Pet Loss At Home Pittsburgh (877) 219-4811

    • Have your zip code ready (for example 15237)
    • Our Smart 800# connects you with a mobile vet in your area
    • Dr. Barb Karner, Dr. Dave Sherer, and Dr. Mary Ann Bender service a one hour radius of Pittsburgh 
    • More veterinarians and more service areas being added regularly

Email Pet Loss At Home Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh Home Pet Euthanasia Petruchio

My gentle and graceful boy Petruchio slipped away to heaven last evening. Thank you for making this transition peaceful in the comfort of his home. I miss him so much. This is him on his favorite spot on the sunporch in healthier times a couple years ago. RIP 2000-2014
















“I can not thank you enough for the valuable service you provide. Dr. Karner came to my home to do a deed that I was dreading, yet knew was inevitable. She was there within an hour. She euthanized my 17 year old chihuahua in my dog’s own home surrounded by all her favorite sounds and smells. I have recommended your services to several people that are facing the same situation. Dr. Karner deserves a raise! This has to be a terrible job and she was wonderful!”

“Dr. Karner came to our home on short notice to help us send our beautiful 15 year old boy Buddy to the rainbow bridge. Her compassion for our situation was wonderful. With such a hard decision to make, we were so glad that someone like Dr. Karner was here with us. The mementos she left us with in giving us his lock of fur and his beautiful paw print will always be cherished! The card she send a few days later touched our hearts. Thank you so much Dr.Karner for your compassion during the toughest decision we had to make. I will recommend to anyone who has to make this dreadful decision.”

“Thank you for helping us with our Otis, our Beagle, this past Sunday. He was with us a long time, coming into our home from a shelter 11 years ago at about 4 years of age. He joined new brothers Remus and Voldie. He wanted our love and attention and quickly adapted into our home. We think he had good times with us, he was a good boy, friendly to all, playful, even when he was sick. We only found out about his cancer about month ago, it was throughout his body. Our vet treated him to make him comfortable, but the disease finally became too much for him. We knew we would have to make a decision that was best for him. Sunday we realized he couldn’t take anymore. Pet Loss At Home and Dr. Barb came to our rescue. Barb talked to us and to Otis, she petted him and let our family all sit around him holding him on the floor while she gave him an injection to relax him. Barb explained and instructed us on what would happen and what we needed to do. Otis didn’t even feel the end, he just passed peacefully with his chin on my knee while he slept. At last he looked relaxed, his expression no longer held pain, it was our old, happy Otis. We hope he is remembering all his happy moments with us and his brothers.. Thank you, Dr. Barb and Pet Loss At Home , for being there for us.”

I’m sure you’ve read hundreds of notes just like this, but I must send my heartfelt thanks to Pet Loss At Home, and most especially Dr. Dave Sherer. Last Sunday it was time to say goodbye to my sweet baby, and old “junkyard dog”, Gemma. I called your number and Dr. Dave called me right back. He patiently listened to my story of Gemma’s slow decline and quietly agreed with me that it was time to end her struggles… The quiet humility and peace that she was allowed to leave this world in was so beautiful. Dr. Dave was wonderful, explaining every step, and letting us go through the process at our own pace. Gemma passed with so much love, many kisses, and all the sweetness we could offer her… It was a huge blessing not to have to move her to the car, and then a sterile table where she would have been extremely stressed. I am forever grateful to Pet Loss At Home and Dr. Dave Sherer for providing such a peaceful alternative. And while I write this with fresh tears, and will miss my puppy always, I know that we gave her a beautiful transition. I will see her again, with all of our other loyal companions, at the Rainbow Bridge… Namaste’ my sweet Gem”

“When my husband and I finally had to make that ultimate decision yesterday to spare our precious Oreo any more pain, God sent us to your site. Oreo never liked leaving home and traveling to the vet was very traumatic for him. Dr. Dave Sherer was so compassionate and made Oreo’s journey stress free for him. Being able to hold him in a place that he is so familiar and hear our comforting words beside his ear made his journey stress free and comforting for us at the same time. We did not feel rushed at any time and Dr. Sherer explained the process and what to expect throughout his passing. We feel so blessed that we could do this for our Oreo. I can only say that for any individuals having to make this decision; never hesitate to use the in-home transition provided by this group.”

Pennsylvania Pet Loss Grief Support Resources

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Animal Friends Pet Loss Support Group

Meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 7pm-8pm. Candlelight Remembrance Service held once a month:  call for dates (412) 847-7031.
Website: (place cursor over Programs & Services, then scroll down to Pet Loss Support and click)

The Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support (GGC)

The Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support 
2717 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA  15217

Phone: (412) 224-4700
Website: (click Companion Animal on Home page or Pet Loss under Good Services)  The Good Grief Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bereavement support.  It’s mission is create a safe place where all who have experienced the pain of death may come to work through loss and learn to manage grief.


215-898-4556 – University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. Mondays and Thursdays 6-8 p.m.; voicemails can be left at any time, and calls will be returned within those hours. For more information visit or


Douglassville: Heather Kramer Almquist, Sanctuary Counseling, 515 Old Swede Road, Ste B4, Douglassville, PA 19518, 610-385-3155, Support groups offered.

Downington: Brenda Edwards, American Pet Memorials, 107 W. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335, 610-269-3049,

Lancaster: Brenda Edwards, CELEBRATING THE BOND: Grief Recovery Programs, 234 West Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17603, 717-397-8255,

Philadelphia: Veterinary Grief Counseling Program, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Offers a group for pet loss (1st Thursdays 7-8 p.m.) and a pet cancer support group (3rd Thursdays 12-1 p.m.). For information contact Michele Pich, grief counselor,, (215) 746-8247.

Red Lion: Tiffany Ayres, Patton Veterinary Hospital, 425 E. Broadway, Red Lion, PA 17356, 717-246-3611,, Free; contact to set up a meeting.

Valley Forge: Metropolitan Veterinary Associates Pet Loss Support Group, Metropolitan Veterinary Associates, 2626 Van Buren Ave, Valley Forge, PA 19403. Meets once or twice a month from 7:00-8:30pm. Facilitator: Carolyn Thomson, DVM. Call 610-666-1050 ext 235 to RSVP and for meeting dates.


Allentown Jennifer Durn, MSW, LSW, Macungie, PA 18062, 484-353-2966,

Chadds Ford: Linda M. Peterson, LSW, P.O. Box 357, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, (610) 399-3168

Douglassville: Heather Kramer Almquist, Sanctuary Counseling, 515 Old Swede Road, Ste B4, Douglassville, PA 19518, 610-385-3155, Support groups offered.

Harrisburg: Janice Newcomer, Group Leader, Associated Psychologists, 200 Shell Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109-4731, (717) 657-3867

Hummelstown: Katryn Lavanture, 1404 Jill Dr., Hummelstown, PA 17036, 267-738-9501, dolphinspirit4@yahoo.com Holistic.

Langhorne: Susan D. Rappaport, MSW, LSW, CARES (Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services), 2010 Cabot Boulevard West, Suite D, Langhorne, PA 19047, Telephone (215) 292-1057, Fax (215) 750-3623,

Philadelphia: Mirabai Galashan MTh is a professional chaplain and bereavement counselor, with over 7 years experience in palliative care and hospice providing end of life care and grief support. Mirabai know what it means to lose a beloved companion and offers support to parents of pets at difficult times including before, during and after the last good-bye. In person support is available in the Philadelphia region, telephone and Skype counseling available worldwide. 128 Naudain Street, Philadelphia, PA, 215-564-5770,


Philadelphia: Sandi Herman, MS, 215-922-2701,

Philadelphia: Veterinary Grief Counseling Program, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For information contact Michele Pich, grief counselor,, (215) 746-8247.

Pittsburgh: Karen Litzinger, MA, LPC, Heal from Pet Loss, 7625 West Hutchinson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15218, 412-242-7045,,

State College: David C. Holcomb, Ph.D., Center for Mental Health. 110 Radnor Road, Suite 101, State College, PA 16801, (814) 867-0670 x 225,

West Chester: Elaine Madden Counseling: Life, Loss, Love, West Chester, PA 19382, 484-604-0737,

York: Elizabeth S. Revell, Ph.D., 717.840.1356,

National Pet Loss Counselor via Phone/Skype/Video Call

Lawrence Kaufman, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
Pet Loss and Grief Counselor

Toll free: 855-PET-LOSS
National: 855-738-5677
Local: 561-498-2200

7301 W Palmetto Park Road, Ste. 201 A
Boca Raton FL 33433-3456

Pet Sitters:

Peg Zwahlen: 10 mile radius of Monroeville, PA