PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$375

Includes a discussion with the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, gentle euthanasia, pawprint impression keepsake, lock of fur, and Lap of Love's Eternal Pawprints booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$475

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian, a full assessment of your pet's quality of life, and a custom treatment plan to help you care for your pet and monitor their condition.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

ADDITIONAL FEES

There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see Service Area below), holidays ($50 - $100), pets over 99 lbs, appointments outside normal business hours when arranged (normal business hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

HOLIDAYS

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day. A $50 fee is incurred for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.

OTHER SPECIES

Although we mainly see dogs and cats, some of our veterinarians can assist you with other species such as pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, fish, and goats. Call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$300
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$350
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$400
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$500

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with the name engraved. They will be made available directly from the crematory within two weeks or mailed to your home or office for an additional fee of $25.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$325

This option is for families that don't wish to have their pet's ashes returned or wish to bury at home. Pets are respectfully cremated with other pets at a licensed crematory and the ashes are buried in a private location with no visitation. 

ADDITIONAL AFTERCARE FEES

To best honor your personal space, our doctors do not arrive with a vet technician.  Therefore, if your family has elected cremation for a pet over 30 pounds, we may ask your assistance moving your loved one after euthanasia has been performed.  

AVAILABILITY

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 5am - 8pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.

Sometimes pets take a turn for the worse overnight or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice, but cannot guarantee that.

If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or one of the emergency clinics listed in the Local Resources section.

Meet The Doctor
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area!

Dr. Rene

Rene Butler

I grew up in Southern California, a city girl. My pets were mice, small birds, a rabbit and lots and lots of goldfish. Neighbors would often bring me orphan baby birds and kittens to nurse back to health. My mother's family were farmers in South Dakota, and we would visit in the summer. I was the crazy cousin from California out playing with the barn cats and the calves!

I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a veterinarian. I was always very focused, studied hard and graduated from UC Davis Veterinary school in 1989. I have worked at several small animal practices in the San Francisco Bay Area, and while the majority of my patients are cats and dogs, I also enjoy treating birds, reptiles and pocket pets.

I have done many euthanasias over the years, primarily in a clinic, but also have gone to the clients home,when possible. Home euthanasia is so much preferable, providing a calm and stress-free environment. My goal is to help both owners and their pets through a very difficult decision. I hope that providing this service with Lap of Love, I can help you honor and cherish your pets life when saying goodbye.

"Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are."  Henry Scott Holland

About Rene Butler

I grew up in Southern California, a city girl. My pets were mice, small birds, a rabbit and lots and lots of goldfish. Neighbors would often bring me orphan baby birds and kittens to nurse back to health. My mother's family were farmers in South Dakota, and we would visit in the summer. I was the crazy cousin from California out playing with the barn cats and the calves!

I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a veterinarian. I was always very focused, studied hard and graduated from UC Davis Veterinary school in 1989. I have worked at several small animal practices in the San Francisco Bay Area, and while the majority of my patients are cats and dogs, I also enjoy treating birds, reptiles and pocket pets.

I have done many euthanasias over the years, primarily in a clinic, but also have gone to the clients home,when possible. Home euthanasia is so much preferable, providing a calm and stress-free environment. My goal is to help both owners and their pets through a very difficult decision. I hope that providing this service with Lap of Love, I can help you honor and cherish your pets life when saying goodbye.

"Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are."  Henry Scott Holland

"Dr. Rene is very personable and wonderfully understanding. Her kindness and professionalism are commendable. She is a courageous doctor and we are in her debt."

Gale Emigh
Oakland, California

"Thank you so much Dr. Rene for making this difficult day with my girl go stress free and relaxing for Sadie!!"

Renee Garza
Fairfield, California

"Thank you Dr. Rene for being so kind with my girl Sadie!!!"

Renee Garza
Fairfield, California

"A letter from the heart to DVM Rene Butler and Lap of Love to express my gratefulness during a time of stress and grief. Our family fur baby Mr. Murphy gave us 16 years of loyalty and love, but it was time for him to go. Serendipity placed this call to the most professional and caring veterinarian anyone could ever ask to answer. DVM Rene Butler carried our family through this difficult time with grace and gentleness to ease the transition of saying goodbye to our beloved.

Thank you DVM Rene Butler and Lap of Love from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of the Reynolds family."

Thomas Reynolds
Vallejo, California

"I was surprised and gratified that Dr. Butler was available to come just a few hours after I called Lap of Love. Her sympathetic manner and vast experience made everything go smoothly, and my babe went calmly to sleep. Dr. Butler made an imprint of Sweet Pea's paw, and clipped a few locks of fur for me to keep. She had a basket with soft blankets to carry Sweet Pea out, and she put her on the front passenger seat, which I thought was a lovely courtesy, you know, not treating her like cargo. Thank you, Dr. Butler, for easing us through such a hard day. You are a gem."

Ann Deusenberry
Vallejo, California

"Rene was so kind and Compassionate."

Trisha Dodd
Vacaville was, California

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Emergency Clinic

  (707) 864-1444

Solano-Napa Pet Emergency Clinic: Fairfield

Emergency Clinic

  (925) 808-3741

SAGE Emergency Care: Concord

Emergency Clinic

  (707) 584-4343

Animal Care Center: Rohnert Park

Pet Loss Hotline

  (877) 474-3310

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve our neighbors in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo. Extended service areas are over 25 miles from veterinarian's home and can be quoted upon request.

Pet Memorials
“Our gentle giant, Bruin, went to doggy heaven this week. He was a regal beast who loved everyone - even his little sibling, Stella. There is an emptiness in our home since his passing. We are missing his snoring and snuffling, but knowing that he’s out of pain makes the void bearable.”
Gale Emigh
March 14, 2020
“Sadie I miss you so much you were my best friend, my child and my boss! I’m so sorry I had to make the choice for you and your mind wouldn’t allow you to remember who you were, I just couldn’t stand seeing you loss you. I love you with all I have Sadie!!! Just know you have a big piece of me with you!!!”
Renee Garza
February 25, 2020
“She was opinionated and smart. Good thing she was beautiful, too! I only had her for a few years, but she was absolutely the best kitty ever. The best napping partner, the best TV watching buddy, a sunshine worshipper, breakfast pal, and killer of catnip mice. She loved rubbing her cheeks on my kettle bell (in fact, she got more use from it than I ...
Ann Deusenberry
January 20, 2020
“To our sweet Eva Mae.
We miss you more than imaginable. You were an amazing loving precious baby ever. You were there to get us through the worst times of our lives. And loved Unconditionally. I hope you’re running in the fields again with buddy. We will love you forever.”
Trisha Dodd
January 14, 2020
PAYMENT OPTIONS

To make the experience as peaceful as possible, credit card over the phone (before the appointment) is generally preferred. We are also more than happy to accept a check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash during our time with you.

Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. We are happy to help complete any paperwork needed to submit for reimbursement.

We also accept Care Credit.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
2401 Waterman Blvd Ste A4 #197
Fairfield, California 94534

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