PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$315

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$415

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 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$285
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$315
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$365
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$415

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely rosewood urn  and are available directly from the crematory within two weeks.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$160
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$265
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$315

This option is for families that don't wish to have their pet's ashes returned nor wish to bury at home. Pets are respectfully cremated with other pets at a licensed crematory and ashes are scattered at sea. 

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.  If no additional help is available from friends or family to move your pet, please let our team know so that we can schedule appropriately.  The most important thing is that your loved one does not suffer, arrangements for assistance with cremation can be made at a later time. 

AVAILABILITY

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 4 am - 8 pm. 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 Doctors
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Sue

Sue Mowatt

I have loved, respected, and been fascinated by animals and nature all my life. Pets have been an important addition to my family. We had cats, dogs, and tortoises growing up in the suburbs. Later on, when I moved to the country, I added horses to my life.

When I attended veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in southern California, my most constant and faithful roommates were my cats, Jazmine and Blanco and, later, Jasper.  They were always there to help me read or study for an exam. They always “listened” when I would explain to them in detail how their organs functioned!

It is never easy to say good-bye to an animal friend. Knowing this from personal experience, I wish to provide comfort for pets and peace for their families when it is time to say good-bye. Watching, observing and being with nature and animals provides a peace and comfort to me. In my free time, I like to hike and photograph nature.

Dr. Caroline

Caroline Kiert

I grew up in Southern California as the youngest of 2 children. Although my parents didn’t love animals, they did allow us to have hamsters and eventually dogs and cats. There was never a time when we weren’t surrounded by animals and though it wasn’t a direct path, I fulfilled my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian by graduating from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine! 

Throughout the journey to obtain my degree, my heart dog Duchess, a gorgeous and ridiculous 140-pound Great Dane, has accompanied me through all the ups and downs. She has been a constant companion and my reason and inspiration for pursuing this path of veterinary medicine. It is because of her that I understand the depth and strength of the human-animal bond which is deeper and stronger than anything in this world. 

During my years as a general practitioner, it was my honor to help families give the greatest gift to their beloved pets; the gift of a peaceful passing. The bond between pets and their parents is precious and I am beyond blessed to pay tribute to and honor that bond through Lap of Love.

About Sue Mowatt

I have loved, respected, and been fascinated by animals and nature all my life. Pets have been an important addition to my family. We had cats, dogs, and tortoises growing up in the suburbs. Later on, when I moved to the country, I added horses to my life.

When I attended veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in southern California, my most constant and faithful roommates were my cats, Jazmine and Blanco and, later, Jasper.  They were always there to help me read or study for an exam. They always “listened” when I would explain to them in detail how their organs functioned!

It is never easy to say good-bye to an animal friend. Knowing this from personal experience, I wish to provide comfort for pets and peace for their families when it is time to say good-bye. Watching, observing and being with nature and animals provides a peace and comfort to me. In my free time, I like to hike and photograph nature.

"Dr. Caroline came to my house to help me say goodbye to my sweet Lucy, a beautiful tortoiseshell tabby who had been with me for 18 years. As difficult and emotional as this was for me, Dr. Caroline made both Lucy and me feel comforted and at peace. More importantly, my Lucy didn't suffer. I was able to hold her and talk to her as she slipped away and I was given as much time as I needed to say goodbye. In the following days, the paw print that Dr. Caroline made for me has become a lovely connection to my girl. I hold it and feel that she's with me. It's never easy saying goodbye to our furry family, but I know that having Lucy take leave in her own home, being held by her favorite person, and attended to by the kindest doctor, was a real blessing for us both. I'm so grateful that I was able to find Dr. Caroline and that she, and others like her, are there for all of us."

Deborah Fields
Sacramento, California

"We couldn't have asked for a better vet than Dr Caroline. She was gentle, informative, empathetic and very professional. It is a difficult experience and her care and respect helped to make it less daunting. I would highly recommend her services. We felt relieved and secure that Dr Caroline would take good care of our Lulu."

Sheree Orsi
Sacramento, California

"Thank you Dr. Sue for your compassionate care of us and our pet dog Barney. You were so kind and gentle with Barney and with us while we said goodbye. You kindly explained every step of the process, and then guided us in remembering special moments of our life with Barney as he quietly passed away. On the practical side, I was able to access the website and schedule an appointment for the same day when our dear Barney took an abrupt turn for the worse. We knew it was time to let him go, and Lap of Love was able to accommodate us the same day. I am grateful that I was able to provide payment information over the phone so that we would not be burdened with this aspect after his passing."

Elizabeth Laverty
Rocklin, California

"Caroline was gentle, sweet and caring regarding our emotional state from the moment she arrived. She was truly wonderful and so gentle toward helping our max with a peaceful passing."

Cathy Hollomon
Fair Oaks, California

"Thank you so much Dr Sue for your patience and being so gentle with my baby Malki on her last day. Your were very accommodating and did not rush us at all and gave us all the time we needed to our goodbyes to our baby. This gave me lot of peace in my heart that she was handled very gently."

Amrita Sandhu Aulakh
Roseville, California

"Letting go is always a difficult thing to do for yourself and your pet. Having Dr. Sue come to the home provided our dog, Unagi, a pleasurable trip to doggie heaven. Dr. Sue was so kind and gentle and caring! Unagi warmed up to her immediately. Dr. Sue explained the transition Unagi was going through as events happened. Having you pet put to sleep at home is truly rewarding unlike a clinical scenario at the vets office. I’m very glad Dr. Sue was with us during Unagi's’ last hour; she was comforting to Unagi and us also"

Cathy Cederlind
Gold river ca, California

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (916) 757-6600

MarQueen Pet Emergency Clinic, Roseville

  (707) 448-7722

SPCA Solano Pet Loss, Vacaville

  (916) 783-4655

Atlantic Street Veterinary Clinic

  (800) 491-7711

Yolo Hospice Pet Loss Support Group, Davis

  (916) 652-5816

VCA Hospital, Loomis Basin

  (916) 231-4445

Vista Veterinary Specialists, Sacramento

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

Our veterinarians proudly serve families in the greater Sacramento area including, but not limited to, the following towns: Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Roseville, Sacramento, Folsom, West Sacramento, Cameron Park, Placerville, Rocklin, Loomis, and Carmicheal. A travel fee of $30-$60 may be assessed based on distance travelled by veterinarian. Pease inquire to learn more.

Pet Memorials
“For 11 years, Lulu brought immense joy, laughter and love to the Orsi family. She was protective, loyal, clever, sassy, cuddly and everything in between. I think she secretly thought she was human (or at least, wished she was!). Her illness came on suddenly and without warning. She endured at least 3 days of pain before we could arrange a ...
Sheree Orsi
January 15, 2020
“Max was one of the most smartest breeds we ever had and we have had 8 in my life time. We have missed him everyday since he passed and always will. We had him almost 16 yrs. he was such a handsome boy. He didn’t lose his bold Tri colors until the very end and yet his face colors were vibrant right to the end. He looked yrs younger than he ...
Cathy Hollomon
January 14, 2020
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ” – Anatole France. Words can’t express how empty my heart feels without your presence Malki ❤️You brought so much joy and happiness in my life. I will miss your beautiful face and your bear hugs so much that words can’t describe.Thank you so much for your unconditional pure ...
Amrita Sandhu Aulakh
January 12, 2020
“In memory of Unagi”
Cathy Cederlind
January 5, 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
P.O. Box 6994
Folsom, California 95763

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