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.

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$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.

"We want to express our deepest gratitude for the services granted to us in our time of need. We were given excellent service from the time we placed the call, through the process of letting go and the follow up with our dear Bella.

Dr. Sue Mowatt was very kind and gracious. She allow us time to grieve, we witnessed her gentle touch, technique and expressed her kind and gentle voice in preparation for our dear one.

A Heartfelt Thank You,

The Johnson Family"

Linda Johnson
Sacramento, California

"Thank you Dr Sue , under difficult times, you helped us give Riley his wings. We were grateful to have had him at home with us for his crossing over the Rainbow bridge."

Glenda Tofsrud
Fair Oaks, California

"Making the decision to let go of my 14 year old best friend and companion Mona was the hardest decision I have ever had to make. It’s a heartbreaking moment that can be exacerbated by fear and concern about this process. However, I’m writing this testimonial because I would like to thank the Lap of Love team who answered my calls at all hours of the morning, who calmed me down, and who took the time to show me empathy during such a hard time. Dr. Sue was patient, calm, and caring and helped make this process more understandable. She was very gentle with my Mona and she was very good with me and my family. She helped us give her the dignity of a goodbye surrounded by all her family in her own home and for that I will forever be grateful. Thank you Dr. Sue. God bless you for what you do. I felt I wasn’t going to be able to go through this process and you guided me and my family the entire time. You also allowed us to send her to her final rest in the most beautiful basket and wrapped in her own blanket and plush toy. You helped give me some peace. Thank you!"

Lizette Mata
Sacramento, California

"Dr Caroline was an amazing source of comfort when it came time to help "my man Dream" onto his next adventure.

I was so thankful to have the option of in home euthanasia for my own comfort and for that of the remaining cats.

Dr Caroline sat with me on the floor and I held Dream as he passed on. She was very kind and empathetic. My other cats, one who lived with Dream for 12 years, were able to pay their respects and know what had happened, so they weren't looking for him later. Not that I want any of my animals to pass away, but knowing lap of love and Dr Caroline are there to help if needs be, is a huge comfort."

Brooke Cashion
Sacramento, California

"Dr Sue was fantastic. She provided gentle, compassionate care & made this awful situation a much more bearable one. It was so much more comforting to have Chance at home, on his own bed & surrounded by all that was familiar. Dr Sue did not rush the process. She first administered a sedative & gave him a good amount of time before the IV medicine was given to let him pass peacefully. She then did clay castings of his paw print, & even had a thoughtful suggestion to do one for his former owner’s family. I happily agreed & she took time to do this with no extra charge. I cannot express how comforting she was."

Jennifer Fisher
Citrus Heights, California

"Dr Caroline provides the best service during a difficult time.

She truly went out of her way with compassion and support for our beloved Bernard.

She also made and understood what a difficult decision this was.

I hope we don’t need again in near future but if we do I hope our next pup can

get such wonderful care.

Travis"

Travis Newton
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
“We said good bye yesterday to our beloved Riley. He truly was the best dog , with such a sweet and gentle disposition.
He was the Patriarch of our Corgi group. He loved to socialize and beg from everyone, He loved people and people loved him.
His kind eyes were what made Riley such a special boy. He loved to spend time in his backyard and ...
Glenda Tofsrud
March 26, 2020
“Chance, you will never be forgotten. Though you lived a good long life in “dog years” your time with me was short. I know that you were loved by many & are now with your Mom before me. We squeezed some really fun adventures into a short period of time. I am grateful that you came to live with me, Jax & Ike when you did. We will miss you!”
Jennifer Fisher
March 7, 2020
“Ruby was a Blue Heeler that could fly when she was young. One of her nicknames was Airborne. Even when you threw a ground ball, she jumped 3 feet in the air before snagging it. One of my favorite flying episodes was watching her run and jump into my sister’s pool. She was fearless and loved to swim.”
Denise Grapes
February 15, 2020
“Yesterday, Thursday February 13th, 2020 our precious beloved Theodore was laid to rest and went home with the Lord Jesus Christ. You know, I could go on an on about how loved he was because he was, but really what I boast most in is the unconditional, pure love and devotion he gave to me, my daughter and my family.

Theodore was not an ...
Eleanor Tyler
February 14, 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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