Ok, before we start, grab your tissue box, because you’re gonna need one. Why, you may ask? Because we’re gonna talk about a heartbreaking topic-euthanasia.

Every pet owner dreads the moment when they need to decide about their beloved furry friend’s life. And this Alabama animal hospital came up with a heartwarming idea when the times come.

Staff at Smiths Station Animal Hospital in Smiths Station, Alabama, came with the brilliant idea of giving “goodbye kisses” to pets set for euthanasia.


“This jar is reserved for our euthanasia appointments…because no dog should go to Heaven without tasting chocolate.”

Dr. Nicole Namie explained that typically dogs were always given one final treat.

“If the staff has had pizza for lunch, we’ll give the dog some extra pizza.”

The idea of the “goodbye kisses” came when a staff member saw the idea online. This is one of the nicest and purest way to show appreciation for our loved pets, and we applaud the idea!