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.

"Letting our boy George go was so difficult. Dr. Sarah was kind, compassionate, and made one of the hardest days of our lives bearable. Without her loving words, professional manner and heartfelt passion for making him comfortable, we would have been unable to stand the pain of saying goodbye to our special family member.

The gift of George leaving us in his home was so special to us. He was surrounded by the people he loved, with his things, in a stress-free environment.

Thank you Dr. Sarah for everything you did to make George's last moments as peaceful as possible...."

Laura Luckett
Keller, Texas

"From our first contact with Lap of Love to the day Dr. Tangeman came to our house we were treated with kindness, compassion and professionalism. Dr. Tangeman was empathetic and understanding as we talked about our memories of Random and patiently helped us through a difficult time."

Rachel Brooks
Grand Prairie, Texas

"I never knew a service like this existed. We found out our dog had cancer and was terminal. The animal clinic suggested Lap of Love. Simba was such a sweet, kind and special soul. We didn't want to say goodbye. Sarah Tangeman was beyond kind and sweet. She displayed true empathy, compassion & caring. She listened to us tell our stories about Simba. She let us love on him. She explained the entire process & made what has been an incredibly hard day - bearable. My sincerest heartfelt gratitude for Lap of Love and Sarah for the service you provide and allowing us the honor of having Simba die with us around him, surrounded by love."

Trina Pecina
Azle, Texas

"Dr. Sarah was extremely kind, gentle & very caring as she help our Nina transition over. Dr Sarah's thoughtfulness during our loss was very comforting & it help provide the extra love sent to Nina on her last journey with us. Thank you so very much Dr. Sarah, you'll also be in our prayers."

Isaac Miles
Bedford, Texas

"We needed to put our huge, cranky 15 year old cat to sleep a few days ago. Gracie. She WAS NOT a candidate to take to the vet. She had been in my downtown condo for 14 years and DID NOT like strangers even when she was feeling well. She could only have been described as a crazy wild animal, except to me. And on this day, she did not even want me. I did an internet search for home euthanasia and found Lap of Love. I was able to get this house call at noon the same day. The whole process was done in an amazing way, by an amazing doctor. Had this process been unavailable my kitty would be here suffering right now. She had severe diabetes , etc... This final hour amounted to with a spray in my kitties' mouth that allowed her to be relaxed enough for a shot. (a relaxing agent) Like 20 more minutes later my cat was completely relaxed and dreaming of chasing moths in heaven. She then took her final shot without a care in the world. She passed on super sweetly. There was nothing left but to box her up and bury her under a pretty tree. This process (home euthanasia) gets an A+ surely for a pet that will not put up with meds or strangers. My Vet, Sarah Tangeman, was like an angel. A+++ The most amazing combination of crazy smart, sweet and companionate. We will always be grateful to her."

Brian Luenser
Fort Worth, Texas

"Dear Dr. Sarah, our family is so grateful that you came to our door for Trot. You were professional, let our Trot pass peacefully and most of all, caring. You will always be part of Trot's life because of the loving tears you shed in his memory. You brought peace for him and us, to which we will always be grateful. Trot was ready to go to that land of forever playing ball and chasing squirrels... thank you for being there."


Arlington, 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, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton Counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50 - $150 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Random was our youngest and littlest pup, the "runt" of the litter. She loved to be held and to sit on my lap and cuddle especially when I was watching television. But despite her size she was feisty and could hold her own against her larger siblings. For a little dog she had a very large bark and would fuss at intruders from the safety of ...
Rachel Brooks
September 20, 2019
“Nina (Ba-Ba-Nino Barina, Little Flower) we miss you so much. Our time with you was not long enough. It seems like yesterday we picked you up from the Rescue place in April 2010. We fell in love right there. Then you chose your dad & that was that. You helped us so much get through trying times. Thank you for being patient, loving & kind always. ...
Isaac Miles
August 24, 2019
“T.r.o.t. (the Republic Of Texas). What can our family say other than we miss our Trot so much! It was so hard to let our big, goofy Lab go. We adopted Trot for Christmas 2008 as a little brand new puppy... so clumsy, playful, sharp little baby teeth and cute puppy breath. Our boy grew, loved playing ball and tug of war. I still remember one ...
August 13, 2019
“Mama dog Tess. Best dog ever! She lived the best life!”
Lindz Tesla
August 9, 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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