Ft. Worth & Surrounding Areas

  (972) 843-1186

  [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$375

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$475

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$320
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$340
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$400
Pets 151 - 200 pounds$425

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$160
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$185
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$235
Pets 151 - 200 pounds$260

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 by the crematory in a pet cemetery. 

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 additional help is needed outside what is available in the home, we may request that the crematory come to assist us.  In this case, an additional fee will be needed to cover their charge. 

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 6am - 10pm. 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 Doctor
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area!

Dr. Sarah

Sarah Tangeman

Like many veterinarians, I have always adored animals and knew from a young age that this passion would drive my career path. As a Nebraska native, one of my most treasured childhood memories was helping my grandfather on his farm during farrowing season (the birth of piglets). Growing up, we always had family dogs as well. From a young age, I was fortunate enough to experience the unconditional love of a pet, as well as their miraculous abilities to perceive human feelings. I developed a fond appreciation of the human-animal bond through experiencing its beauty first-hand.

My desire to pursue a career in veterinary medicine not only stemmed from my eagerness to help and protect animals, but also from an inclination to honor the human-animal bond through client education and support. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and participated in a cooperative veterinary program through the University of Nebraska and Iowa State University to obtain my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

While in veterinary school, I adopted my pride and joy, Riley. He is perfect for me, and an integral part of my success (and sanity) in school. Upon graduation, I got married and moved my little family from the Midwest to northeast Dallas to practice in a small animal hospital. After settling in, we decided to expand our family and adopted a second dog, Shae, who Riley became instant friends with!

My husband and I absolutely love living in the DFW area. Together, one of our greatest thrills is traveling the world and planning our next big adventure. In my free time, I also enjoy taking my pups for walks and to the lake to swim, reading, gardening, cooking, and hosting our family and friends from all over the country.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is educating pet parents. I am constantly in awe of how strong the human-animal bond is, and wish to support that bond to the best of my abilities. Early in my career, my family in Nebraska had to make the incredibly difficult decision to euthanize one of my childhood pets. She was considered to be “my” dog (I was her primary caretaker until I went to college), so my family consulted with me throughout her final weeks and days. My biggest regret was not being able to be there when she passed peacefully; however, I learned so much about the role of being a pet parent during the end of life process through this occurrence.

This experience led me to realize that one of the most humbling and precious gifts veterinarians are afforded is the ability to end or prevent suffering via euthanasia. It also inspired me to pursue end of life care. I believe every pet deserves to be surrounded by their loving family in the most comfortable space during their last moments. My goal is to compassionately support families throughout these final stages of their pet’s life and to assist with a peaceful passing in the most beautiful way possible.

About Sarah Tangeman

Like many veterinarians, I have always adored animals and knew from a young age that this passion would drive my career path. As a Nebraska native, one of my most treasured childhood memories was helping my grandfather on his farm during farrowing season (the birth of piglets). Growing up, we always had family dogs as well. From a young age, I was fortunate enough to experience the unconditional love of a pet, as well as their miraculous abilities to perceive human feelings. I developed a fond appreciation of the human-animal bond through experiencing its beauty first-hand.

My desire to pursue a career in veterinary medicine not only stemmed from my eagerness to help and protect animals, but also from an inclination to honor the human-animal bond through client education and support. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and participated in a cooperative veterinary program through the University of Nebraska and Iowa State University to obtain my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

While in veterinary school, I adopted my pride and joy, Riley. He is perfect for me, and an integral part of my success (and sanity) in school. Upon graduation, I got married and moved my little family from the Midwest to northeast Dallas to practice in a small animal hospital. After settling in, we decided to expand our family and adopted a second dog, Shae, who Riley became instant friends with!

My husband and I absolutely love living in the DFW area. Together, one of our greatest thrills is traveling the world and planning our next big adventure. In my free time, I also enjoy taking my pups for walks and to the lake to swim, reading, gardening, cooking, and hosting our family and friends from all over the country.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is educating pet parents. I am constantly in awe of how strong the human-animal bond is, and wish to support that bond to the best of my abilities. Early in my career, my family in Nebraska had to make the incredibly difficult decision to euthanize one of my childhood pets. She was considered to be “my” dog (I was her primary caretaker until I went to college), so my family consulted with me throughout her final weeks and days. My biggest regret was not being able to be there when she passed peacefully; however, I learned so much about the role of being a pet parent during the end of life process through this occurrence.

This experience led me to realize that one of the most humbling and precious gifts veterinarians are afforded is the ability to end or prevent suffering via euthanasia. It also inspired me to pursue end of life care. I believe every pet deserves to be surrounded by their loving family in the most comfortable space during their last moments. My goal is to compassionately support families throughout these final stages of their pet’s life and to assist with a peaceful passing in the most beautiful way possible.

"Dr. Sarah was absolutely amazing. So extremely caring and compassionate. She spent so much time with Mooshy and me. And she made this process painless for my sweet boy."

Rebecca Millet
North Richland Hills, Texas

"Our beautiful little girl was 13 and unfortunately developed a fast aggressive cancer. When we knew there was not a cure, we had to make the most difficult decision for our Sparta...for us. There was always high anxiety at the vets office for our girl. We didn't want her to feel that anxiety or any uncomfortable feelings. Doctor Sarah (Tangmen) is an amazing human being. She instantly made this heart shattering moment feel...Peaceful.

Thank you , Lap of Love. Thank you, Doctor Sarah. Thank you for the Love we all felt. Thank you for the option.

We will miss you Everyday, Sparta. 💗"

Kim Harper
Fort worth, Texas

"I'm so grateful to Dr. Sarah Tangeman and Lap of Love for helping us during a very painful and difficult time. Everyone we interacted with was so kind, empathetic, patient, and professional. Dr. Sarah helped Harrison our beloved English Mastiff over the rainbow bridge in the comfort of our home where I could be with him. Thank you for being gentle with my sweet boy and bringing us a measure of peace and comfort."

Marnie Suttie
Mansfield, Texas

"Thank you, Sarah, for helping our sweet Blondie transition into the afterlife. At such a stressful time, you put us - and Blondie - at ease and allowed us the time to say goodbye. Looking back, we wouldn't have had it any other way. We appreciate your kindness and professionalism. We would not hesitate in calling you again if the need ever arises. Thank you again.

Dennis & Sherelyn"

sherelyn mitchell
arlington, Texas

"Thank you sooo much Dr. Sarah. I can’t even begin to explain how much you have helped me. Thanks to you my baby went peacefully and at home in my arms. You helped me help my baby and I can never repay you for that. Your a blessing in disguise. Thank you for you time, compassion, and empathy. Your patience and understanding was awesome 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻"

Miranda Clark
Haltom City, Texas

"We are incredibly thankful for Dr. Sarah. She helped us navigate the moments leading up to our Dottie’s final resting, with grace and compassion. Thankful she has answered the call to serve in this capacity, it is truly a gift of great compassion."

Fish Family Fish
Texas, Texas

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (817) 263-2901

Fort Worth Animal Emergency Hospital

Pet Loss Support

  (469) 919-8248

Diane Pomerance, PhD

  (817) 731-3734

Metro West Emergency Veterinary Center, Fort Worth

  (972) 820-7099

Center for Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care

  (817) 410-2273

Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas, Grapevine

  (214) 547-9900

Emergency Animal Hospital of Collin County

  (469) 287-6767

Frisco Emergency Pet Care

  (972) 323-1310

North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Fort Worth area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50 - $150 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“My sweet Mooshy crossed the rainbow Bridge yesterday afternoon. He was loved by numerous people and his three kitty brothers. We're all feeling lost without him today, but know he's no longer suffering. As someone who was owned by whippets since 1994, you came into our lives as a pleasant surprise. Houston Beagle and Hound Rescue was awesome in ...
Rebecca Millet
December 10, 2020
“My queen, may she forever Rest In Peace. The best dog anyone could ask for. 12 years with you just wasn’t enough. I love you sooo sooo sooo much 💜💜💜”
Miranda Clark
August 28, 2020
“We are so thankful for the gift of our Dottie. She was the most gentle, sweet fur friend we could ever ask for. She was a presence and comfort throughout many of life’s changing seasons. A constant comfort and presence. Most of all she was what every parent could wish for, a protector and sweet playmate for our babies. Until we meet again sweet ...
Fish Family Fish
December 27, 2019
“My sweet Bruiser is chasing all the squirrels. My heart is missing a piece.”
Margaret Martinez
December 22, 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
PO Box 16882
Fort Worth, Texas 76162

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