Unfortunately, there are not any no-cost pet euthanasia places, but there are low-cost options for euthanizing your pet.
Typically, pet owners will opt to have their dog euthanized at a veterinary surgery, but you can also have your dog put to sleep at Banfield Hospitals for PetSmart. They charge between $50 and $100 for the procedure, depending on the breed.
Additional costs should be expected, such as cremation or burial services and any memorial services you may decide to purchase.
Can you legally euthanize your own pet?
Euthanasia must be carried out by a trained and licensed practitioner. You cannot put your dog down yourself, as this would be considered animal cruelty by law.
There are plenty of places you can find advice such as your vet’s surgery, local council or government services and online support groups.
Should you be there when your dog is euthanized?
Some owners do not want to be in the room during euthanasia as it is too upsetting. If you feel comfortable to be with your dog, it is a good idea to do so. Not only does it give you a chance to say goodbye, but your presence will help to keep your dog calm as they fall asleep.
Once the anesthetic takes effect, the dog will no longer be aware of their surroundings and the whole process is over quite quickly.