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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

"I could not have asked for a more beautiful and perfect way to say goodbye to the most incredible dog to ever walk this planet. My Harley girl spent the last 15yrs being the best friend I could have ever hoped for. She helped me raise 3 beautiful children, spent countless hours dutifully scouting the house for lost crumbs, and never tired of playing games with us. She didn't have much time to be snuggled or cuddled because there were too many crumbs to find and balls to catch but a good scratch on the booty or behind the ears was always welcomed. She LOVED playing tag and soccer with the family and because she was the fastest thing on 4 legs the kids were always tagged out or had the soccer ball snatched right out from under their feet. I am so thankful to have found Lap of Love. My best friend crossed the rainbow bridge with the sun shining down on her , in her own backyard, with the birds chirping and the squirrels perched on the fence. It felt like I had known Dr. Sara Tangerman for ages and I am so thankful to have had her there by my side supporting me through one of the hardest moments of my life. What a gift this company and these amazing vets give. Thank you Lap or Love and Thank you Dr. Sara."

Melinda Payne
FORT WORTH, Texas

"Dr. Tangeman was an amazing gift to us during this process. She couldn't have been more understanding, calm, thoughtful, and professional. She gave us the time and space we needed. We had our lingering doubts about the decision, but now, we know that we sent our boy off the best way we could. It was the most peaceful hour with our boy. No regrets in our decision. Texas is very lucky to have Dr. Tangeman."

Jennifer Murphy
Coppell, Texas

"I am also so Thankful that I met Dr Sarah Tangeman and she was the right person to be there with us to help say goodbye to George.

I felt that she understood what an important life partner & family member George was to all of us and how valuable his life was to us. She also sent me a wonderful follow up letter to check in.

Thank you Dr Sarah for bringing all of your knowledge and kindness and compassion with you and sharing it with us.

The info that you left behind was also really helpful.

Thank you for being an Angel on earth - and doing such important work."

Jennifer Girard
Fort Worth, Texas

"We feel so fortunate to have been served by Dr. Sarah today. She could not have been a more gentle and loving presence from the moment she arrived through the whole process. It really was like having a dear friend guide you through this very difficult moment. Thank you, Sarah. The difference you made today is deeply appreciated."

Sean Murphy
Coppell, Texas

"Dr. Sarah was so kind and compassionate. She recognized the gravity of what I was feeling and was such a help, making those last few moments dignified and respectful. I will never forget her kindness and will be eternally grateful."

Mindy Frink
Dallas, Texas

"Dear Dr. Tangeman,

As you noticed, we are very attached to our furry family members in our household. We were so fortunate to have Pennie as part of our lives. She gave us so much more then companionship, she was truly a loving creature in every respect. We wish you could have seen her in her prime, and received one of her famous hugs.

We want to thank you for making her last moments with us as calming, painless, dignified, and professional as was humanly possible for all of us.

Our home and are hearts are emptier without her, but we will never forget all of the great memories she gave us.

Thank you again for your compassion and professionalism during this very sad time for our family.

Sincerely,

The Pfankuch family"

Heike Pfankuch
Keller, 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

  (817) 410-2273

Animal Emegency Hospital of North Texas, Grapevine

  (972) 820-7099

Center for Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care

  (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 Dallas Fort Worth area, including all or parts of Dallas and Tarrant Counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50 - $150 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“From Mom: How could such a little guy leave such an empty place in our hearts and home? Tigger, you were the sweetest boy, from your little mews and chirps, your headbutts, to your powerful purr. But you also could be fierce, protecting your family - standing up to lizards and even big dogs. You loved on your terms, literally leading us into the ...
Jennifer Murphy
December 8, 2019
“I can't believe I really said goodbye to my sweet handsome boy and I know there will be grieving swings and processing to do - but right now, I'm feeling very grateful and blessed that George & I were given this incredible gift of over 17 years together. I think we were meant to be and I'm so happy that most of the time I really believe he was ...
Jennifer Girard
December 8, 2019
“Purvis, You were my companion through some very difficult years, and I will forever be grateful for your sweet nature, knowing looks, warmth, and unconditional love. You came into my life as a full adult, who had been through a few difficult years yourself. Once we found each other, you showed me the unconditional love I needed to get through ...
Mindy Frink
November 25, 2019
“My sweet Pennie girl, words can’t even describe how much you are missed.The house feels so empty without you. I know you know how much we all Loved ❤️you my princess. I‘m so blessed that you where part of the family since you where 8 weeks old. Always in my heart 💕”
Heike Pfankuch
November 8, 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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