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.

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

"Thank you so much, Dr. Rene. It was truly wonderful meeting you. You made this very difficult moment in my life doable. Your compassion, empathy, and pure kindness made this moment a positive memory for me. I am happy that I was with her including taking her out of our home. She went so peacefully and that makes my heart happy and brought me so much peace and closure. I am very sad but also grateful for this experience. Thank you for doing what you do. We need more people like you in the world. ❤️❤️❤️"


Concord, California

"Dr. Rene was wonderful. I really appreciate having her during this difficult time. She explained the process prior to it starting and what to expect. She included everyone present and was very sensitive to the grief we all felt before, during, and after and allowed us time to say our goodbyes to our sweet Cesar. I had to make a very difficult decision and she made me feel at peace with it in speaking to her. I thank God for putting her in our path. God bless you and may he continue helping you helping others process such a difficult choice. Thank you!"

Maria Lorena Cedeno
Fairfield, California

"Dr. Butler was simply perfect. She came quickly, took time to make Mogley comfortable, walked both my teenage children through exactly what was going to happen, explained all possible reactions our other dog might take, and helped us peacefully say goodbye. We are grateful for Lap of Love."

Kristil Robarts
OAKLAND, California

"Thank you Dr. Rene. I sure do miss her, it’s strange without her around. Thank you so much for helping me let her go in such a peaceful way. It was really hard but I wanted that peaceful good bye for her. Your work is so important and appreciated.

Ann G."


Dixon, California

"Dear Dr Rene and Lap of Love

Thank you so much for your caring words. I wish this milestone has lessened my grief, unfortunately, it hasn't. I do know time heals and I'm hopeful that soon my sadness will give way to gratitude, for being blessed to be his Mom. Your gentle and respectful treatment of our baby boy, both before and after, has been shared with many. I've let my vet know as well, the compassion of you and your organization, and it makes them feel more comfortable recommending you to other clients. This letter, marking the one year anniversary, is yet another example of this compassion.

Thank you again for being there when we were in need.

Truly yours,

Sylvia Turner and Brian Adair

Buck's Mom and Dad"

Sylvia Turner
Pittsburgh California, California

"Dr. Rene was our Angel! She guided us through the process with great compassion. She truly is very caring and our dog somehow seemed to know why she was there. She treated our Cinnamon with great care and Cin loved her chicken jerky! It really helped when she covered our baby with a pink heart blanket afterwards and I felt my baby was in good hands and being loved and cared for even in death."

Dagmar Hesker
Vallejo, 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
“Mi Cesar, my big baby... It has been over a week and we miss you so much. it hurts not to have you around. At times I find myself hoping you'll come out and jump on me as you did every morning to say hello and sweet kisses. I hear your collar jingle as I open and close the door and breaks my heart we will no longer see you run up to us. You ...
Maria Lorena Cedeno
October 16, 2019
“Dear Cinnamon
It was so difficult to part with you, we love you so much! We could not see you suffer anymore and there was no hope to get you better again.
You are in our hearts forever and no words can express how much we love and miss you! I imagine you have crossed the rainbow bridge by now and are reunited with your doggie family and ...
Dagmar Hesker
August 4, 2019
“Sasha Foofoo Godiva
Sasha....I will forever miss happy dancing with you. I will miss your smile. I will miss your sense of humor. You had a way of always knowing how I felt. You were always by my side. We will miss walking you down the street and having everyone stop and say hello to you. Dad and I will forever miss walking you around ...
Renee Stewart
June 24, 2019
“In memory of dear Harriet; we love and miss you so much.”
Katie Brundage
June 12, 2019
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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