Providing loving care, support and relief
Let us come to you.
Full Circle offers home euthanasia services to pet owners in southern Wisconsin who wish to say goodbye to their beloved companion in the comfort of their own home.
The Full Circle: A compassionate way to say goodbye.
Your pet is a cherished friend and companion. When it’s time to say goodbye, it can be one of the most difficult experiences of your relationship. Full Circle was founded in the hopes of creating a different way for pets and their owners to say their final goodbyes: in peace and with kindness, at home.
As you enter this end-of-life journey with your pet, we are here to help you with expertise and compassion as you progress down the path. We can provide insight to help you determine when the time is right, comforting care to ease the passage of the last days, and peaceful euthanasia to make the final moments together a gentle memory. Every beautiful journey comes Full Circle.
Our mission to pets and their loving owners is the most important part of who we are. We aim to provide gentle, compassionate care and to help you with the end of life issues surrounding your pet, including medical assessment and consultation services, palliative and hospice care, and in-home euthanasia. Our services also include cremation and aftercare, and helping to support you in your grieving process.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us today by text, email or phone to learn more.
There are no goodbyes for us.
Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.
What Sets us Apart
Full Circle operates on a very personal level, with compassion and support, to help you make decisions that are right by your pet. We care deeply about animals and the people that love them, and are here to help, whenever you need.
We offer fair pricing for services so that home care at the end of life is an accessible option, as it is one of the greatest gifts of love that can be given to pets that have given so much to us.
Areas We Service
We are available for in-home services in the Madison area as well as Southern Wisconsin in general.
Home visits outside of the Madison area are typically planned one to several days in advance, but contact us to discuss availability.
Appointments outside of Dane County will include a travel fee, please text or email us for specific pricing.
Hours and Availability
We provide scheduled as well as short- notice care because we know it is so important to be available when needed. We make every effort to respond to messages as quickly as possible, as a part of our commitment to compassionate care.
We are often available during evenings and weekends, the best way to get in touch quickly is to text us at:
If you are interested in chatting directly with us about your pet or would like to schedule a phone or in-home consultation and assessment, please let us know, send us a text or email. We would love to set that up with you.
Services we Provide
A peaceful transition for your beloved companion, in the comfort of your home, wherever you would like to be. Just as they have been there by your side, through so many transitions in life, you can be with them when they need you the most. You can choose how you want the end of your pet's life to be, close to you, with no fear, no pain, only love.
We coordinate directly with a local cremation service, and provide transport to the facility afterwards. There are options for communal cremation with no ashes returned as well as individual, private cremation with ashes returned in a lovely wood urn.
Quality of Life Assessment and Hospice Care
We well know that this is the most difficult decision that you will have to make as a pet owner. We are here to help navigate this time in your companion's life with in-home or virtual quality of life assessments and guidance on hospice care, to assist you in knowing how you can help your pet in the most loving way, and when their quality of life might be compromised
Ask the animals, and they will teach you, the beauty of this Earth.
St. Francis of Assisi
Hear from Others
I cannot thank Dr. Carrie enough for making the most difficult, painful time into one of calmness and peace for both me and my loyal, brave friend. My cat of over 14 years, Timmy, who was by my side for multiple moves, failed relationships, and every high and low in my life was on a slow decline in health and her illness suddenly worsened. Within a few hours, my email request was responded to, and her availability was prompt. Once Dr. Carrie arrived, my nerves calmed and felt at ease while I introduced her to Timmy and my other pets. She talked me through every step of the process, and was quiet and respectful of our bond. I was able to hold Timmy close to my heart the whole time. Dr. Carrie helped facilitate such an emotional time and reassured me that it was not only the right thing, but the most loving thing I could do for my sweet girl. It was worth the very fair price to have my girl pass on at home in the least stressful way possible, it was the best last gift I could give her. I will be using Dr. Carrie's services again for other pets.
When you get a pet you automatically sign up for one of the worst days of your life. I battled with my decision to put my kitty down for awhile and when I finally came to terms with it, Dr. Carrie was responsive and available. She came to my home with such a calm demeanor during a hard time and I knew we were in loving hands through the process. I highly recommend an in home euthanasia for your beloved pet, specifically with Full Circle. The pricing was reasonable as well.
I've never written a google review but Carrie was so perfect for this service that I wanted to support her. She helped us with an at-home pet euthanasia and was very kind, gentle, and understanding with all of our questions and emotions and our informal setting. She said how sweet our cat was and was very quiet, respectful, and unobtrusive during our goodbyes. We made arrangements over text and she was very responsive.
Anyone who has owned and loved a pet knows that the worst part is the goodbye. This was our first “at home euthanasia” and going forward I would never have it any other way. Dr. Carrie was very responsive (a morning phone call yielded an afternoon appointment) and so very compassionate. At a time when it's typical to second guess our decision for our pets she was very calming and reassuring ; she treated us and our beloved Izzy with the upmost gentle care and compassion.
Stefanie, Mt. Horeb
I just want to say Thank You to Dr. Carrie and the wonderful folks at Full Circle. My old boy was suffering at almost 15. Dr. Carrie came to my home all the way by Sauk and gave my poor dog a very kind, comfortable, and compassionate end. Thank you again
Ashley, Sauk City
What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Full Circle Pet Hospice and Euthanasia was established in 2010 by Dr. Carrie Donahue, who has served the Madison and Milwaukee communities for many years. Full Circle focuses on making the end of pets' lives an essential and loving aspect of veterinary care. Since starting to offer this service, we've been on journey of learning, loving and respectfully caring for animals at the end of their lives, and helping pet owners to provide support for their older companions.
End of life care is not just a business for us at Full Circle. Passion for what we do lives in the hearts of each of us, forming the foundations of who we are and what we do. We are committed to offering each pet caretaker a personal and caring experience.
Thank you for considering us for your pet's needs at this time, and please reach out with any questions you might have, we would be honored to help.