Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, the End of Life Survey is entirely optional. If the time is not right when the invitation is first sent, the task will remain open in your portal for forty days in case you change your mind. We know it can be painful to revisit a dog’s final days so no one is obligated to participate.
However, during the development of the End of Life Survey, we found that many people valued the opportunity to share the story of their dog’s death in this way. It seemed to offer some emotional relief and to add meaning during a time of grief. We can gain a wealth of information from the End of Life Survey, and we encourage everyone who feels able to consider completing it.