GUIDE SHEET: Permission Slip

There is no absolute “right” or “wrong” time to euthanize your Dear Dog. There is only the “best” time for you, your family, and your pet.

Determining that best time depends on many factors we explore together in our guidebook, Saying Goodbye to Your Dear Dog: 10 Questions to Help You Decide When to Euthanize. You may choose something different than other Dog Parents in the book. That’s okay. This is about what’s best for you and your furbaby.

What I hope you can give yourself now is what I wish I would have given myself when deciding to euthanize my Dear Dog Kali: Permission.

  • Permission to make a decision.
  • Permission to trust yourself and your decision.
  • Permission to act on your decision.
  • Permission to give your dog a peaceful passing — when it’s time.

Giving Yourself Permission

Here is a permission slip for you to print and fill out. Whenever you lose your way, get scared or feel overwhelmed, pull it out and re-read it.