End of Life Services

Our pets are a valued part of our family, and when our journey with them comes to an end, the APF knows how important it is to trust the place you turn to for end of life pet services. We are here to offer affordable, quality services to our community members. Following are the current services we provide:

Euthanasia

The APF recognizes how difficult it can be to decide that a beloved pet is in need of humane euthanasia. If you are considering using our affordable end-of-life services, please call us at (518) 374-3944 ext. 101​. ​One of our representatives will answer any questions you have about our process to ensure you and your pet receive the appropriate care and services. The chart below outlines the cost of euthanasia by a pet’s weight.

Please keep in mind that due to limited staffing, APF’s humane euthanasia service is available by appointment only. Please note that we are not able to allow pet owners to stay during the procedure.

If your pet is in need of emergency attention, please take them to your local Emergency Animal Hospital.

Your pet’s terminal illness, age, prognosis, or general well being should be discussed with your veterinarian prior to making an appointment.

WeightPrice
Up to 20 lbs$50
21 – 40 lbs$55
41 – 80 lbs$60
81 – 120 lbs$75
120+ lbs$95
Small Animals$40

These veterinarians and organizations provide in-home euthanasia services.

Dr. Roger Blankfein

In The Comfort Of Home

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Dr. Anne Fay

Mobile Vet

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Lap of Love

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Cremation

The APF offers affordable private and group cremation services, with several options for packages. Cremation services at the APF are provided by Adirondack Pet Care, a locally-operated and trusted company.

Packages and pricing are as follows:

Private Cremation:  This option provides you with the opportunity to keep your beloved pet’s cremated remains as a permanent and personal keepsake. When you choose this option, we ensure that you receive only the cremated remains of your pet. This option includes a wooden walnut urn at no additional cost. A Wooden Walnut Photo Urn is available for an additional $20

Group Cremation: With group cremation, your pet is gently placed into the crematory together with other pets. Because no cremated remains are returned to you when you choose a group cremation, you may wish to consider one of our personalized memorial paw prints as a timeless remembrance.

Pet Memorial Package: For Private Cremation clients, this package is available for an additional $60. The Pet Memorial Package includes: a personalized votive memorial candle, pawprint in clay, snippet of pet’s fur, cremation certificate, sympathy card, framed copy of “Rainbow Bridge” in decorative bag.

WeightPrivate RateGroup RatePackage*
Up to 20lbs:$55$35$115
21 to 40 lbs:$70$55$130
41 to 80 lbs:$110$80$170
81 to 120 lbs:$160$125$220
121 lbs or more:$215$175$275
Cats & Exotics$55$35$115

Please call us at (518) 374-3944 ext 101 for more information.

Pet Bereavement

We know how hard it is to lose a pet, which is why the Animal Protective Foundation hosts a free Pet Bereavement Support Group every third Wednesday of the month at 6PM.

The group is led by Estelle Giles-Monroe, MSW, LCSWR

This group is made possible by the generosity of Dr. Roger Blankfein, owner of In The Comfort of Home. Dr. Blankfein provides an in-home pet euthanasia service to make your most difficult situation as peaceful and relaxed as possible – for both you and your pet.

For more information, email doherty@animalprotective.org or call the APF at (518) 374-3944, ext. 150

This group is free and open to the public

(No registration required)

To attend a session please download Zoom on your PC/Tablet or Smart Phone and

Enter the session by clicking the link below.

https://zoom.us/j/93709914586?pwd=U0g4REdxZnRBMCtEc1R3cnZDQkt6UT09

UPCOMING SESSIONS

MonthMeeting Date
MayWednesday, May 20, 2020
JuneWednesday, June 17, 2020
JulyWednesday, July 15, 2020
AugustWednesday, August 19, 2020.
SeptemberWednesday, September 16, 2020
OctoberWednesday, October 21, 2020
NovemberWednesday, November 18,2020
DecemberWednesday, December 16, 2020