Sacramento & Surrounding Areas
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.
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), aggressive pets, and some exotic 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.
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.
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.
There may be a fee of $50-$100 if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
Our understanding Care Coordinators answer your calls every day, from 4:00 am - 8:00 pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.
Sometimes, pets take a turn for the worse overnight, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible.
If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or refer to our local resources below.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area.
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.
Sue Mowatt, DVM
"Dr. Sue was wonderful, very supportive and compassionate"
Vicki LittleRancho Cordova, California
"Dr. Sue was wonderful. So caring and calming."
Stacy DuarteSacramento, California
"Our Leo passed away on November 9, 2018 with the assistance of Dr. Mowatt. Leo was 15 years old. We adopted him from NorCal Aussie Rescue in April 2006. Leo was the most amazing dog. He gave us much love. He was perfect in every way. He took many trips with us and always behaved like a gentleman. His favorite thing was retrieving his Pinky ball, which he could do endlessly. We miss him beyond words. We’ve finally stopped crying and now are enjoying the many memories of our time with him. He will forever be in our hearts."
Jacqui NaudSacramento, California
"Dr. Sue was truly an angel. She was so gentle, loving and calm during this very difficult time. She explained everything to us during my babies transition from this life to the Rainbow Bridge. This was so sweet and beautiful if death can be a beautiful experience. Dr. Sue made us her paw print and allowed time for our other furbabies to say goodbye to their sister. You folks are doing a great service to our sick and suffering pets. This was so dignified and Dr. Sue made sure of that. My Maggie was just sleeping and snoring which made me comfortable that she no longer in pain or suffering from advanced stage lymphoma. thank you for all that your do."
Brenda and Rick McIntoshSacramento, California
"Dr. Sue was extremely compassionate and kind towards my family and our dog during this difficult time. She clearly heard my requests and alleviated my concerns. She made the whole process peaceful. We are grateful that our precious girl’s last moments were in the comfort of our own home in her napping spot surrounded by her loving family. Thank you Dr. Sue."
Granite Bay, California
"Lap of Love was extremely compassionate, loving, professional, and accommodating to our needs. We were so fortunate to have found Dr. Sue and Lap of Love. Blessings to all."
Julie HavelockSACRAMENTO, California
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
MarQueen Pet Emergency Clinic, Roseville
SPCA Solano Pet Loss, Vacaville
Atlantic Street Veterinary Clinic
Yolo Hospice Pet Loss Support Group, Davis
VCA Hospital, Loomis Basin
Vista Veterinary Specialists, Sacramento
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.
To make the experience as peacful 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.
Lap of LoveP.O. Box 6994Folsom, CA 95763