PRICING AND INFORMATION

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 very professional and compassionate. "

Kevin & Dona Goodenbour
Sacramento, California

"We are forever grateful for the service provided by Lap of Love as we endured the last thing we could do for our beloved Deuce. With Lap of Love, Dr. Caroline, Deuce was comfortable and relaxed on his bed, unafraid and not anxious, surrounded by love and support in his own home as he passed peacefully. While we are heartbroken without Deuce, we re-live our memories of him every day. It’s true, the process, kindness, empathy, professionalism, and expertise given by Dr. Caroline on that last day were perfection, at a most painful time … priceless. Gus and Gayle Margarite"

Gus and Gayle Margarite
Fair Oaks, California

"Dr. Caroline came to our home this morning to help us say goodbye to our sweet Frenchie, Ziggy. She was outstanding - so gentle and loving with Ziggy, and so kind, calm, and understanding with the family. Dr. Caroline explained everything thoroughly, and gave us all the time that we needed. Ziggy was calm, pain-free, and worry-free throughout - a true blessing. I cannot thank you enough."

Teri Block
GOLD RIVER, California

"Thank you, Dr. Caroline. Your compassion, kindness and understanding has helped us in this most difficult of times. Being able to say farewell to our baby in her home was the best parting gift we could give her, and you made that possible."

Paula Harden
Sacramento, California

"Our vet referred us to Lap of Love as our sweet kitty Dior just could not handle visits to the office. Hard on her and her pet parents! Dr. Sue came to our home for consultation. She sat down on the floor with Dior and made her feel relaxed with gentle ear and head rubs. She was able to give us the unhappy news we were expecting. She gave us guidance and answered my emails over several days. We knew Dior would not have long, however, the decline was quite rapid. Dr. Sue was so kind, gentle and patient. There was no struggling with the carrier, strange noises and odors. Dior was very calm and it was just so peaceful. She was at home in her bedroom and went to sleep gently surrounded by love and in her own place. We have had many animals, so have had to go through the sad process of letting them go. We so wish we had known about Dr. Sue Mowatt and Lap of Love many years ago. We have already begun to tell our friends and family about this wonderful organization. To a person, this animal Hospice is staffed by angels with hearts as big and kind as any I have known.

We will always be grateful........

Judy and Darrell Schoer"

Judy and Darrell Schoer
Carmichael, California

"Dr. Caroline Kiert was so gentle and amazing. It was so hard to put down our sweet Roscoe and she was sweet and sensitive to our needs as a family. While this is always such a challenging time, it was peaceful and honorable and the very best we could do for our beloved baby. Dr. Kiert and Lap of Love was the right choice for us and I wouldn't do it any other way.

AnnMarie"

AnnMarie Boylan
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
“Caroline was truly a welcome addition to our family.”
Kevin & Dona Goodenbour
August 16, 2019
“Sweet baby kitty Maple, you are the light of our lives. We are so blessed to have you call us Mama and Daddy for 14 amazing years. Your presence filled our hearts with a joy we could never have imagined. You taught us what unconditional love truly means. You will be remembered with gratitude and love for the rest of our days, and we will carry you ...
Paula Harden
July 31, 2019
“It's with extreme sadness that we had to say goodbye to our beloved boy today. Adopted at the age of three, the last nine years went way too fast. Marshall will forever be in our hearts.”
Carolyn Spotts
July 21, 2019
“The hole left in our hearts without you will be with us always. We love you so much sweet girl, life just isn’t the same.”
Melissa Cornelius
July 20, 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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