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 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$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 was just what Cooper and I needed. So compassionate and very soft spoken. She spoke to him like she had known him all her life. I really appreciate her loving empathetic demeanor. I really needed her support and I got it.

Thank you Lap of Love and a big thanks to Dr. Caroline for all she did for us. The hug was much needed.

Susan"

Susan Lyon
Antelope, California

"Dr. Caroline was amazing for us. Unfortunately, our cat Leyla became very sick very quickly and the best option for her was to put her down. My wife was struggling with the decision quite a bit and the best option for all of us was to let Leyla spend one more day at home with the people that loved her. Lap of Love was amazing and so kind to us. We had to move up the appointment due to Leyla's current health and they were extremely accommodating of this request. Dr Caroline arrived and was so nice and understanding throughout the entire experience. It was a very difficult time for my wife and I but Dr. Caroline assisted us throughout and I know because of her, Leyla had a positive experience and felt our love in her final moments with us. I would highly recommend to anyone who is interested in going the route of allowing your loved pet to spend it's final time in a safe and comfortable place."

Mike Siders
Folsom, California

"Dr. Caroline was so sweet, kind and comforting. She is in the right profession.

This is our second time using Laps of Love. They are wonderful! I highly recommend them to anyone going through this difficult time."

Kristan Ingebretsen
El Dorado Hills, California

"Dr. Caroline was so kind and wonderful. She explained everything and made me feel so supported as she cared for our little old kitty, Lola. The whole process was very quick and peaceful. I felt relaxed and relieved when I saw Lola become very relaxed, and then she just slipped away and was gone. Dr. Caroline gave me as much time as I needed afterward, to sit with Lola, and then came back into the room and tucked Lola’s little body into a soft bed in a basket to take with her. I loved that part. It looked like Lola was having a comfy, peaceful sleep. It was a wonderful send-off for our beloved old kitty."

Shannon Mitra
Sacramento, California

"Dr Sue M. Was the most amazing and awesome Vet we have ever used. She was kind and very caring for George and us as well. Words alone cannot express how she helped our family get through this very difficult time. I recommend Laps Of Love. In fact, I was talking about our experience with Dr Sue. A co-worker said his fur kid was having some critical medical conditions. I gave him Dr Sue’s contact info and he made a phone call a few days later. Sadly his fur kid had to be sent to doggy heaven. He thanked me so much for giving him Dr Sue’s number. I will recommend Laps Of Love to everyone we know"

Roy Cameron
El Dorado Hills, California

"To anyone who has ever had to say goodbye Dr Caroline Kiert is the most compassion woman I have ever dealt with. She truly knows the heartache I went through when my dog Layla and I said goodbye. I wish Lap of Love would have been around years ago, truly a good service. The best!"

Vicki Friend
FAIR OAKS, 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
“Cooper became my beloved pet at 9 mos old. He was a terror. Everything the previous owner said he didn't do he did and did and did. He was such a challenge. I understand now that Pomeranian and Yorkie are the hardest breeds to train. Well he was BOTH! Wow. But what a love he was. Such a personality. He would run up on my chest when I was lying ...
Susan Lyon
October 21, 2019
“Rest in peace little Tober Gigs! We love you beyond measure and will be forever in our hearts.”
Kristan Ingebretsen
October 9, 2019
“George was one of the best! He was Bi-Lingual and listened better than the kids. He was a friend to everyone he met. He loved to greet the Mailman and would run outside and get the newspaper everyday. He loved his treats after giving mom the wet slobbery newspaper. He loved to go on runs and loved to chase the squirrels. After the runs and in ...
Roy Cameron
October 7, 2019
“Max, quite simply, was my heart. I have been blessed to share my life with all manner of wonderful animals whom I loved dearly, from hamsters to dogs to horses...but Max was really, really special. Losing him shattered my heart so much that it has been seven months since his passing, and I just now felt like I could keep it together enough to ...
Courtney Lee
September 21, 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
P.O. Box 6994
Folsom, California 95763

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