Gentle and Compassionate Home Euthanasia Provided by Licensed Veterinarians

Baltimore – DC – Annapolis – Frederick

Peaceful Passage is a service providing gentle, dignified, at home euthanasia for your pet.  This service eliminates the stress, pain, and discomfort of traveling to your veterinary office, while allowing your beloved pet to leave the world in a most peaceful way.  

About the Veterinarians

Dr. Julie Rabinowitz is a 2001 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.  She founded Peaceful Passage in 2009 after recognizing the benefits of having your pet put to sleep at home in order to ease the pain and difficulty of getting to the veterinary office.  She is passionate about helping beloved family members have the most peaceful transition possible. 
Dr. Ayrika White-Mfoudi is a 2003 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.  Since 2015, she has been providing exceptional, compassionate service with us.  She is diligent in treating your pet with dignity at all times.  She strives to make this difficult time a little easier by guiding you through this experience with tenderness and empathy.
    Dr. Nina Shearer is a 2000 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She joined Peaceful Passage in January of 2018.  Dr. Shearer will help guide you through this difficult transition, and make the experience as calm and peaceful as possible-- while treating you and your pet with compassion and respect.

How it Works 

After discussing your needs, a doctor will arrive at your home at an agreed upon time.  When you are ready, a small amount of a sedative will be administered to your pet in order to eliminate anxiety, and the need for restraint.  This is an excellent time to say your last goodbyes as your pet will gently fall to sleep over a period of about 5 to 15 minutes.  When you are ready, a small amount of hair will be shaved from the leg, and the euthanasia solution will be administered.  In a matter of minutes, the doctor will listen to the heart to ensure that your pet has gently passed on.  When you are ready, your pet will be placed on a blanket in order to care for the body, unless you elect to care for your pet afterward.  If you have elected for individual cremation, your pets' ashes will be ready for pick up in approximately one week.  Alternately, the  chest can be shipped to you via USPS ($25) or hand delivered ($45).

Our Services Include

  • arrival at your home at your preferred time 
  • availability morning, daytime, and evening INCLUDING SUNDAYS
  • preparation where your pet is most comfortable: the couch, pet bed, or in your arms 
  • sedation to minimize discomfort or the need for restraint 
  •  your choice of
     - individual cremation with a beautiful hand carved hardwood chest with custom nameplate
     - group cremation, with your pets ashes buried in a pet cemetery
     - opting to care for your pet's remains yourself  

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