Dog Euthanasia

  • We Can’t Save Them All – And We Shouldn’t

    We Can’t Save Them All – And We Shouldn’t

    Editorial: Should an aggressive dog who has repeatedly injured or killed others be given a second chance while potential pets are euthanized due to shelter overcrowding?

  • Beagle who survived euthanasia appears in Rose Parade

    Beagle who survived euthanasia appears in Rose Parade

    Daniel, a 2-year-old Beagle who survived a session in a gas chamber at an Alabama animal-control facility, was featured on the Lucy Pet Foundation float at the Rose Parade.

  • Dog euthanasia

    Dog euthanasia

    What is euthanasia? Will it hurt my dog? Can I be present? Let us help make your experience with euthanasia less stressful by explaining the facts surrounding the procedure.

  • Failed euthanasia leads to second chance for Detroit Rottie

    Failed euthanasia leads to second chance for Detroit Rottie

    I don’t find comfort at gravesites. I feel more connected with the deceased looking at a photo, as opposed to visiting a headstone. So when it’s time to say goodbye to my dogs for the last time, I’m not sure I’ll bring their bodies home for burial. Which is why I found Mia’s story […]

  • Saying goodbye

    Saying goodbye

    How do I determine when it's time to say goodbye to my elderly dog?

  • Loss of pet and grief

    Loss of pet and grief

    My dog was diagnosed with cancer and died several months later. I'm devastated. How can I cope with this grief?

  • The gift of hospice care

    The gift of hospice care

    Most dog owners will find themselves faced with the agonizing task of asking themselves which is more important–the quality of their dog’s life or the quantity. These situations arise when your dog is facing a terminal illness, or is in the end stages of illnesses such as kidney failure, cancer, or neurological diseases. Sometimes the […]

  • Grief and acceptance of loss

    Grief and acceptance of loss

    We bring our dogs into our lives and homes, and cherish and love them. We spend hours talking to them, making them the non-judgmental repository of all our secret hopes and fears. We trust them implicitly and they never let us down. What more could we possibly want? More time with them is the first […]