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 made this most difficult time less painful with her sincerity, thoughtfulness, and she took the time of explaining everything that was being done and we as a family would recommend her to anybody that has to go through such a difficult time...thank you Caroline for your loving care 😊"

Ramona Balow
Fair Oaks, California

"Dr Sue and Dr Caroline are the best. So kind and compassionate. To lose a pet is really hard. I am closer to my pets than some family members. They were so kind and made the process so much easier. I have recommended Lap of Love to some friends whose pets are getting older. Hopefully they will take advantage of this wonderful business.Thank you so much."

CHERYL CARPENTER
CITRUS HEIGHTS, California

"Saying Goodbye to Chip was so hard. His decline was within a couple days even though I knew this would be happening for the last few months . How can you prepare for this? We just loved and enjoyed him every day.

So when he didn’t eat and got up so slowly and took such hesitant stepsI I knew that I couldn’t let him suffer.

I called Lap of Love and couldn’t get the words out to inquire about their services but the person on the line was patient and allowed me the time to eventually get the words out.

Chip declined so much in one day he couldn’t get get up. My husband arranged for the appointment.

We had all day to love and pet him before Dr Caroline came to our home.

We shared his story and our love of Chip with her.

She was so empathetic and respectful of our sorrow and treated Chip with such kindness and dignity.

We now have Chips ashes and grieve his loss but know that we gave him a good life as well as he gave us a great life.

We are so thankful for Dr Caroline and have already told so many friends about your wonderful service.

Sharon"

Sharon Bylsma
Sac, California

"Any time you have to say goodbye to a pet, it is heart wrenching. I have always felt closer to my furry friends than some family members. Dr Carolyn was absolutely fantastic. She made the whole process almost zen like. My dog Shy, was so peaceful and not stressed that it helped me out a lot. I am so thankful that I was given Lap of Love's phone number. When it is Raven's time, I will call Lap of Love again. I will also ask for Dr Caroline assistance. She was so compassionate."

cheryl carpenter
citrus heights, California

"This may have been the worst day of my life, but the experience was very peaceful for both of us and I'm so grateful for Dr. Caroline and her patience and compassion."

Kat Matthews
Sacramento, California

"Highly recommend her to anyone who has to experience loss. She’s soft spoken, compassionate, and gives you the time you need. She’s helped me cross both my fur babies over the rainbow bridge this year. I don’t know how she handles the job she does but she does it well!"

Annie Henry
Rocklin, 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
“Jetson was the most family oriented and dedicated to us in every way and filled everybody’s life with joy, not a day will go by without us missing him and the love that he gave us and that we shared as a family. I hope that you are in peace in your after life my little Jetters!”
Ramona Balow
December 4, 2019
“DR SUE WAS SO NICE. I HAD LOST SHY (RAVEN'S SISTER FROM SAME LITTER) ON THE 6TH OF NOVEMBER. TO LOSE RAVEN THE SAME MONTH IS DEVASTATING. I AM SO GLAD THAT AGAIN I HAD LAP OF LOVE TO HELP ME THROUGH THIS. DR SUE WAS COMPASSIONATE AND JUST A BLESSING. FOR SHY I HAD DR CAROLINE. SHE WAS GREAT. DR SUE IS JUST THE SAME. THESE PEOPLE ARE A GOD ...
CHERYL CARPENTER
December 1, 2019
“My most perfect boy, finding you was the best day of my life and losing you was the worst. We experienced so much together, moving across the country, watching you grow up and become the smartest boy there ever was, getting through your mom and my divorce... no matter what, you were by my side, reminding me that you needed me and that I mattered ...
Kat Matthews
November 14, 2019
“My little otter pop ❤️ I hope Rex and Ruby we’re waiting for your arrival to greet you at the rainbow bridge. You were always much more then just a dog to me, you were most definitely a fur kid. I had you since the day you were born and we were able to have a bond I’ll never experience again. It hurts that you’re gone, but I know you’re in a much ...
Annie Henry
November 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
P.O. Box 6994
Folsom, California 95763

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