4 Paws Farewell

Mobile Pet Hospice, Palliative Care & Home Euthanasia

HOURS: 7 Days a Week from 8 am-4:30 pm

(828) 707-4231

COVID-19 Update:

We are here for you and your beloved pet during this very trying time. At this time, we are seeing home euthanasia appointments and quality of life evaluations outdoors only. There is not a waiting list for Euthanasia. Please call or email us to make an appointment.

If you are interested in palliative or hospice care please call our office at (828) 707-4231 to be added to our waiting list. 

Rainbow Veterinary Hospice is currently taking new patients. They can be reached at: (828)301-9007

We are unable to help any families who have members who are sick, are in quarantine or have tested positive for COVID 19. We are however, able to help pet families who do fall into the criteria above. Please contact our office at (828)707-4231 or email us at for more details. Wishing you and your family much health and sending much love.

All of us at 4 Paws Farewell


Making the decision about when to say goodbye can be the hardest decision you ever have to make during your life-long relationship with your beloved companion.

4 Paws Farewell was established to help pet owners navigate the difficult process of end-of-life decision making and care. We offer quality of life consultations, veterinary hospice and palliative care services, and home euthanasia. We are committed to providing our pet companions with the very best care and comfort during their final days.

We provide services to Asheville, NC and surrounding areas within forty five minutes of downtown Asheville. (Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Mitchell, Rutherford, and Yancey Counties)

Mon – Fri 8am-5pm,

Sat + Sun 8am-5pm


Home euthanasia in a pandemic

by Dr. Catherine Ashe

I seat myself on a deck chair and cross my ankles. I am wearing a jersey dress and a face mask. I can already feel the beads of sweat on my temple. Soon, they will start to roll down my face.

Wearing a mask outdoors in the South during August is a stifling experience. To my left, there are closed sliding patio doors, and a sweet-faced, scruffy terrier stands on the other side, watching me. Across from me sit Robert and Matthew, a kind couple I’ve just met.

Placing my hands in my lap, I smile at them gently, but I know that they can’t see it behind my mask.

Help with Palliative or Hospice Care for Your Dog

How to find services and support for providing top-quality end-of-life care for your dog.

by Dr. Catherine Ashe, DVM

In my 13 years as a veterinarian, I’ve worked in emergency and general practice, as a freelance writer, a volunteer with the homeless population and most recently, as a palliative and hospice-care doctor.

While all of these positions were rewarding, working in palliative/hospice care has been deeply life-altering and fulfilling. It’s a gift to make end-of-life care as painless as possible. This includes supporting the patient – and owners – in a pain- and fear-free manner.

4 Paws Farewell on WLOS in Asheville

Zoe’s Best Last Day