Sacramento & Surrounding Areas

  (916) 318-7078

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$350

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$450

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 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$330
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$380
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$430

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$175
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$200
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$280
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$330

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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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.

Dr. Michelle

Michelle Latham

I grew up in a small town on the Arizona/Utah border where I was very involved with 4-H and raising animals.  I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was 7 years old and I obtained my bachelor's degree at Arizona State University. While there, I worked at a zoo and was convinced I wanted a professional career in zoo animal medicine. My time in veterinary school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine made me realize that small animal companion medicine is where I was meant to be! One of the most important things I learned in veterinary school is that, as a veterinarian, sometimes our job is to relieve suffering and give a peaceful passing when necessary.  I am grateful we’re able to do this for our beloved pet family members.

Throughout my years as a general practitioner in Hanford, California, I enjoyed the care I delivered to my clients but, while I, of course, loved the new puppy appointments, I received the most satisfaction and fulfillment from giving families peace by helping their pets pass with dignity and love. I recently lost 2 of my wonderful dogs, Moose and Brutus.  I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to say goodbye to them at home. They both had the last day that included everything that made their hearts happy.  Their passing was peaceful because both were able to lay on their favorite human’s lap, Moose outside watching the sunset and Brutus on his favorite couch surrounded by all that loved them.   Moose and Brutus gave me one last gift, knowing that Lap of Love is my true calling. Being able to help guide families through this tough time and give pets the same peaceful passing my Brutus and Moose received is an honor and privilege.  

My husband and I have 4 dogs (including a new puppy who is reminding us what trouble makers puppies are!) and 5 chickens.  In my free time, I enjoy camping and hiking with our dogs, Broadway musicals, and laying on the couch reading a good book.

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.

"We can't thank Dr. Caroline Kiert enough for her kind, compassionate, manner in which she eased our beautiful Ginger over the Rainbow 🌈 Bridge. Enabling the start of her journey from her home was a Godsend for her and for us, the people who love her as she still loves us, unconditionally ❤. We highly recommend LapofLove for anyone who faces these types of decisions. Thank you again."

Anthony & Ampania
Antelope, California

"Dr. Sue is so amazing! We lost our dog 3 years ago and she came to help him to the rainbow bridge. So when Miss Thing was showing signs that it was her time after 19 years. We knew we wanted Dr. Sue to be the one to help us. She is so sweet and compassionate. She gives you all the time you need. Even in these difficult times we are in she was still very sweet and amazing ."

Nicole Becker
Sacramento, California

"Thank you Dr. Kiert for your gentle and compassionate bedside manner, you really helped us through the process of letting our beloved Sadie go from this life across the rainbow bridge. We were so comforted by the ability to hold Sadie in the calmness of our loving embrace and in our home while we she left our life. The little lock of her fur is a comforting keepsake of her, thank you for that.

The professional, and compassionate care provided by Dr. Kiert was excellent and we feel very fortunate to have had her assist us through that very difficult experience. Lap of Love was recommended by our regular Veterinarian and they were responsive and caring in how they managed the scheduling and details associated with the service they provided. The decision to use them was absolutely the best thing we could have done for Sadie given her situation; and I am so thankful that Dr. Kiert was the Veterinarian that worked with us."

Kathryn Griffin
Sacramento, California

"Lap of Love provided care and wonderful service during this awful time. My best girl was suffering from cancer and had gotten to the point where she was having more bad days than good days. We were blessed to have Dr. Caroline Kiert make the transition to The Rainbow Bridge for my sweet girl as comfortable as possible. She is so kind and explained everything to my daughter and me, and she was extremely kind to my dog. I have other pets and when the time comes I will contact Lap of Love and request Dr. Caroline. I feel my sweet baby was in the best hands possible, and for that I am grateful."

Sheila Nason
Fair Oaks, California

"Thanks to doctor Caroline who was extremely compassionate and caring my little dog made it to the other side she relieved her of suffering and I appreciate her kindness and tender care and highly recommend her to others who are in the same position as I was having to put down my loving pet and friend Sandy"

Martina Rogers
SACRAMENTO, California

"Dr. Caroline provided such gentle, peaceful and dignified end-of-life care to our sweet Bruce. She was unbelievable compassionate and respectful - from much appreciated communication prior to her arrival to an incredibly kind, thoughtful condolence card after Bruce's passing. We really couldn't have asked for anything more from Dr. Caroline and Lap of Love. She is an angel, providing incredibly meaningful work. Thank you!"

Monique Urbina
Sacramento, 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
“Sandy was a beautiful spirited rescue Schnoodle she was 15-year when she went over the rainbow Bridge. I thank Dr Caroline from" lap of love". To make it a painless transition.”
Martina Rogers
October 13, 2020
“Our Duke blessed our lives in so many ways. He was an active Lab that loved the beach, swimming, motorhome trips, playing ball and going on long drives. He was a great travel companion and love everyone. I guess it’s safe to say he wasn’t much of a watch dog. Lol! He was a lover and the best dog ever! I will love him forever and cherish all the ...
Kim Hulsey
September 10, 2020
“8/25/2020 was the hardest day of our lives.
We said goodbye to our family dog of 14 years, Bingo.
Bingo was the sweetest boy and all who met him fell I love with him.
He loved to play fetch, he was a pro, and could even do back flips.
He was more than a pet, to us he was our family member.”
Briana Campos
August 26, 2020
“To our sweet sassy little Aria, letting go and saying good-bye (for now) was one of the most difficult times in our lives. You were taken way to soon, at age 4; but those 4 years you gave us are precious and will forever live within our hearts. As we look around the house, we feel the emptiness but are reminded of your presence.

You loved to ...
Stan and Carla Nishimura
August 19, 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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