Saying goodbye is never easy— especially when it’s a loved one of the furry variety.
The idea for Closure at Home began to take shape when Dr. Hayes euthanized her parents’ beloved dog, Ollie, in the spring of 2009. She was grateful to be able to help them through that rough time by making it possible for them to say their goodbyes to Ollie at home. Dr. Hayes realized that most people who love their pets, but didn’t have a veterinarian in the family, were not able to have the same gentle experience when the time came. It became her goal to help anyone who was able to find the courage to plan the most dignified and gentle passing for their pets to have the same opportunity her parents did.
“I feel that it is a privilege and an honor to be able to help you through what may be one of the most difficult times of your life. I formed Closure at Home because I firmly believe that it is a calling to be with you, as a veterinarian and a compassionate human being, to help you say goodbye to your pet in your own way. Our pets will die— that part we can’t control. What we can control is how, where, when, and with whom we choose to surround ourselves when we help our pets to die with dignity.”
Grieving is not something that has a definite beginning and ending. When needed, Dr. Hayes can direct you to professionals in the community who can help. Central Ohio residents are very fortunate to have Honoring the Bond at Ohio State University as a wonderful resource to help in the grieving process. Click here to learn more about Honoring the Bond.
Clients must complete our consent form for euthanasia services to be performed. Please return completed form to Dr. Hayes on the day of procedure.
|Phone or e-mail consultation as needed||Incuded|
|All medications and supplies needed||Included|
|Travel related expenses (within immediate Columbus area)||Included|
|Additional travel fees may apply (if greater than 10 miles from I-270)||Varies|
|Includes antique finished brushed bronze urn with included/optional engraved brass nameplate. Pricing based on pet's weight:|
|0 lbs - 35 lbs||$200.00|
|36 lbs - 75 lbs||$225.00|
|76 lbs - 125 lbs||$275.00|
|126 lbs - 200 lbs||$325.00|
|over 201 lbs||$375.00|
|If you don't wish to have cremains returned to you, they'll be scattered on a beautiful property owned by a member of Dr. Hayes' family.|
|0 lbs - 35 lbs||$100.00|
|36 lbs - 75 lbs||$175.00|
|76 lbs - 125 lbs||$225.00|
|126 lbs - 200 lbs||$275.00|
|over 201 lbs||$325.00|
"I am so grateful to Dr. Hayes for the care and compassion she provided while performing an in-home euthanasia for my sweet cat, Syn, who was terminally ill with feline cancer. I decided to have Syn put to sleep at home to avoid subjecting her to the discomfort and anxiety associated with a trip to the vet. This turned out to be the best decision under the circumstances— not only for Syn, but also for me. Dr. Hayes was gentle and compassionate and explained everything in a professional manner. Her caring attitude and understanding put me at ease immediately and helped to keep me calm and focused throughout the procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Hayes to anyone who loves their pet and finds themselves making this very difficult decision."Joy J.
I can't recommend Dr. Hayes enough. Unfortunately, I had to call her when my 16 year-old cat, Aries, needed her services. I really didn't want to have to make this decision at all, but I defnitely didn't want to have to pack up Aries, take him to the vet, go through the procedure and then have to walk out through a waiting room full of people. I wanted Aries to be comfortable in his own home with all of the familiar scents, sounds and people. I'm so grateful Dr. Hayes offers this in-home service. She was able to turn something heartbreaking into something beautiful.Matt B.
To get started, please email or text Dr. Hayes your name, email, phone number and the specific area of central Ohio where you and your pet reside. Please also include details about your pet, including information about their current health and their approximate weight. Dr. Hayes will get back to you with scheduling options and additional information as quickly as possible.
Phone number 614-397-2128