Delivering Compassionate, In-Home End-of-Life Care to Dogs & Cats in Cedar Lake, IN & Surrounding Counties
In-home palliative and hospice care alleviates a tremendous amount of stress for pets and their devoted caregivers. Home is an intimate place that provides physical and emotional comfort. It also offers much-needed privacy in difficult times. When your beloved pet reaches the twilight of their life, the best thing we can do is care for them in an environment they know and love best.
At Halo Pet Hospice, Dr. Hawrysio strives to make pet hospice and euthanasia easier to handle for companion animals and their families. In-home euthanasia can be a meaningful experience and a blessing, and it is something all loving pet families deserve.
About Dr. Emily Hawrysio
Dr. Hawrysio, the owner of Halo Pet Hospice, exclusively provides in-home pet hospice care, palliative care, and humane euthanasia in and around Cedar Lake, IN. She is a Fear Free Certified veterinarian and one of just 13 vets in the state of Indiana certified in hospice and palliative care for dogs and cats. She is also one of just 2 such vets serving the entire Northwest Indiana region.
Dr. Hawrysio has always had a soft spot for senior pets, and has adopted many senior animals that were overlooked due to their age. This inspired her to become certified in palliative and hospice care for pets, and give animals the happiest, healthiest life in their senior years. Dr. Hawrysio feels there is a special bond to be shared with pets and their families during the end-of-life process, and it is a privilege to help dogs and cats pass away in the comfort of home surrounded by their loved ones.
Having seen and experienced the human side of hospice firsthand, Dr. Hawrysio now wants to give that same level of compassionate care to as many pets and families as possible.
What to Expect
Reaching out and discussing your pet’s end-of-life treatment options is a big step, and it can be difficult. We understand you may be feeling uncertain, anxious, and perhaps even frustrated. If you need help, Halo Pet Hospice is here for you.
Here is what to expect if you contact us:
Learn About Our In-Home, End-of-Life Services for Pets
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What Others Are Saying
Dr. Emily was there to help when we needed it most. She compassionately led us through our options and we instantly knew we were making the right decision. Being able to say our goodbyes to our friend in his loving home made all the difference. She made arrangements for cremation and the entire process was quick and simple. When we think back to that terrible day we had to say goodbye, we are so thankful for Dr. Emily. Because of her services we were able to be with our friend until the end.
The decision to say goodbye to a beloved pet is never an easy one. Dr. Hawrysio was with us every step of the way when our dog was diagnosed with end stage kidney failure- she answered all of our questions and worked with us to develop a plan to keep Libby comfortable and give her the best possibility quality of life in her final months. On Libby’s final day, Dr. Hawrysio walked us through the euthanasia process so we would know what to expect. She treated our girl with such grace and compassion, it was clear to us that she loved her as much as we did. I’ve had to say goodbye to many pets over the years but I have never felt the sense of peace that I did with Libby’s passing, and I attribute that to the warmth and compassion that Dr. Hawrysio provided. It takes a special human to provide hospice and end of life care to animals; I am forever grateful to Dr. Hawrysio for all of the comfort and support she provided not just to Libby, but to us as well.
Dr. Emily Hawrysio is one of the most compassionate veterinarians I have ever met. She helped me through the difficult process of having to let my 14 year old husky Starr, cross the rainbow bridge back in 2021. She was so kind through the whole process explaining what would happen and how long things could take. Being able to let my girl go at home was the best decision I ever made. I was able to give her an incredible last morning and she was able to lay down on her bed and pass peacefully as my mom and I held her. Her furry siblings were able to say goodbye and grieve along with me that day as well. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.