Euthanasia Services for Pets

Discussing euthanasia for a pet is difficult. We strive to make the process as smooth and simple as possible. We will ensure your pet’s safety in their final moments and provide you with resources regarding burial or cremation. These conversations can be very daunting, so we understand if you need time to process and discuss further at a later date. When you’re ready to learn more about our euthanasia services, call us at 905.597.7373.

What is pet euthanasia?

Euthanasia is a humane practice that brings your pet’s life to an end. We inject a strong dose of medication (usually the drug called pentobarbital) that causes their heart to stop. It is a painless process for them.

Am I allowed to be in the room?

Yes, we welcome it. We like to give pet owners and their furry companions a final moment before we administer the injection. On the other hand, we’re aware how emotionally agonizing this experience is and understand if pet owners do not want to be in the room. To ease the process, it’s ideal for your pet to have an item they love or are familiar with in the room with them.

How do I prepare for the euthanasia process?

Once you’ve decided your pet is ready for euthanasia, you should let your family and friends know. Allow them an opportunity to say goodbye. If your family has small children, this may be especially confusing or difficult for them. Give them patience and lots of grace as they process this change to your family dynamic. It’s also important to know what you want to do with your pet’s body. You can bury them in a pet cemetery or have them cremated following a celebratory memorial.

Last updated: October 18, 2021


The time has come to begin our reopening process! We cannot believe it has been over a year since we’ve had you all in the clinic but we are excited and eager to welcome you back. Please read carefully below for our updated policies and protocols.


  • Effective October 20, 2021, we will be allowing vaccinated clients in the clinic for doctors’ appointments only. Technician appointments and medication/food pick up will continue to be curbside to control the amount of people in the clinic at any given time.
  • We will be allowing one client to accompany their pet in the appointment. Because we will only be allowing one client in at a time, we will not be able to permit children to accompany their parents. There is a strict one-client rule due to the size of our examination rooms.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please give the clinic a call at 905-597-7373. A Client Care Representative will either let you know the technician is ready to meet you at the door or will retrieve a phone number if we are not quite ready yet.
  • A technician will meet you at the front door. Please have your vaccine passport/identification ready at this time. The technician will also ask you a few COVID-19 Screening questions before guiding you into the clinic.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the hospital and must be worn properly at all times within the clinic and when interacting with our team members outside.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entry.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.

    We appreciate advance notice for food and prescription refills. Please call 905.597.7373 upon arrival at the FRONT DOOR and a receptionist will be out with your order right away. For faster service, we suggest ordering pet supplies and food through our online store. Delivery is free with purchases over $100.00. It's easy! Just click ONLINE STORE on our website to sign up.


    Monday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Green Lane Animal Hospital