My sole purpose is to make your most difficult situation as peaceful and relaxed as possible – for both you and your pet.
Your home is the place your dog or cat prefers to be so it’s the best place to say goodbye.
Because you and your pet deserve those final moments to be as peaceful and private as can only be found In the Comfort of Home.
— Dr. Roger Blankfein
***Coronavirus update*** – Fall 2020
Due to the critical and sensitive nature of our service, Dr. Amanda Craig and I are intending to continue to try to serve as many pets and families as we are able. However, some changes in how we conduct visits will be necessary in order to protect ourselves, our client families and the public.
It is impossible to keep a six-foot distance in the home setting and also during such an intimate and sensitive moment, we must try to avoid physical contact. Even though we appreciate, and already miss, the healing power of consolation by handshake and hug, we must please ask people from refraining.
Other steps that (while not perfect) are helpful and necessary whenever possible are:
- Performing the procedure outside or in a garage. The vet will not enter the home except under the most extreme circumstances. We are expecting visits to be held outside at least until snow is on the ground. (This has been working well, even for cats, if you prefer, cat owners may bring a sedative inside to administer by mouth prior to bringing the cat outside.)
- Everyone attending needs to properly wear masks and maintain social distancing as much as possible throughout the visit.
- Submitting the authorization form electronically directly the website in advance .
- Providing payment by check (Made payable to “In the Comfort of Home”) or minimizing handing over credit cards by providing numbers verbally and avoiding touching the doctor’s device.
- If you prefer the doctor not leave behind mementos or literature, please notify us in advance.
- Families electing Private cremation are strongly urged to get ashes returned by UPS shipping.
- Be honest and up-front during scheduling if anyone in the home is ill.
We frequently see elderly and otherwise compromised clients in their homes. Our goal is to help pets and their families, but not cause further harm. We don’t want to carry the virus to you or the next family, and we want to continue to be able to help.
Thank you for your understanding, willingness to make accommodations, and doing your best to help us, to help you, and to help others. This is difficult for us, too.
Dr. Roger Blankfein