1.  Sedation, Euthanasia and Travel (up to 15 miles) included:

  • Cat/Dog  up to 49 lbs:                 $325.00    Please provide Dr. Sara with
  • Dog 50-99 lbs:                                 $350.00    the accurate weight of your
  • Large dog 100-125 lbs:              $400.00    pet as this determines the amount
  • Very large dog 126-150 lbs:   $450.00    of sedation used for their comfort
  • Extremely large dog >150 lbs:  Pls call     and peaceful passing.


2.  Additional:

  • Extended travel area (16-20 miles and < 25 mins):           $25.00
  • Same work day emergency (if available):                                 $50.00
  • Gravel/dirt/snow road (if reasonably accessible):              $50.00
  • Holiday/Sunday/Day Off emergency (if available):         $100.00
  • Same day appointment cancel/postpone:                        Full appt fee*

IMPORTANT:  If you live on a gravel/dirt/snow road, please let Dr. Sara know  in advance as she normally drives a rather low-clearance car.  She does have access to a 4WD truck if known in advance.  If Dr Sara drives her car and encounters a gravel/dirt/snow road, or someone refuses to abide by her Coronavirus, Flu, RSV Policy (see Home page), or your pet is aggressive (growls), reactive, or fractious and you have not completed a required pre-appointment phone consult with Dr Sara (see Section C below), she will return to the office and you will FORFEIT THE FULL APPOINTMENT FEES (see 1 & 2 above).  Please let us know in advance if any of the above items apply.  We are just trying to keep everyone SAFE.

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A. At Home Pet Euthanasia Services

To set-up a euthanasia appointment please call or text Dr. Sara's office at 530-306-5823 to request/reserve your preferred appointment date and time. It is best to schedule your appointment a few days in advance, if possible. But, we fully understand that emergencies do happen.  When you call or text, please provide us with your address, phone number, your dog or cat's weight and description, and at least two requested euthanasia dates and times.  We will try to get back to you within 2 hours (if not sooner) during our normal working hours as we're most likely out on an appointment. Thank you!

Passing with Dignity

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Thank you for considering Passing With Dignity to assist you and your pet during these difficult times.   Dr. Sara has developed a  2-part system tailored to meet your specific needs.   Your cost is determined by 1) the weight of your pet, and 2) any optional after-care or extended travel services that you desire.  See Sections A & B (below). 

Serving Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Rescue, Placerville, Camino, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, Lotus, Coloma and Pilot Hill.  

*  A $50 non-refundable reservation fee will be charged at the time of appointment booking. The remainder will be charged the day of your appointment.  If you need to postpone your appointment, we will apply the $50 reservation fee to one future appointment booked and completed within 30 days of your original appointment provided you contact us at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment.  Thereafter, the $50 reservation fee is forfeited.  Appointments cancelled or postponed on the same day of the appointment, or if the attendee(s) refuse to wear a medical-grade mask or provide proof of Covid 19 vaccination, or if the pet is fractious or aggressive, will forfeit the reservation fee and all appointment fees.  Please see above for pricing information.  Thank you!

OPEN: 8am-5pm: Mon, Tues, Fri & Sat.  Sunday: emergencies only (if available). Closed Wed & Thurs.  Call or text 530-306-5823 to leave a message 7 days a week or to request an appointment. 

At home euthanasia appointments offered at 10am, 1pm and 3pm.  Phone consults offered at  8:15am.

At Home Euthanasia

Cremation and Burial

Phone Consultations

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C. Phone Consults and At Home Consults

If you would like to discuss your pet's quality of life, pain management or the possible euthanasia of your pet, Dr. Sara would be glad to set up a phone consultation or an at home consultation with you on her normal work days.  Phone consults with Dr. Sara are available at 8:15am for up to 45 minutes.  The cost is $65.   At home (mobile) consults are available at 10am, 1pm and 3pm for $400 within her service area.  

IMPORTANT:  Prior to booking a euthanasia appointment for an aggressive, reactive or fractious pet a phone consult ($65) or at home consult ($400) is required.  Please let us know in advance if your pet does not do well at veterinary appointments so that we may discuss appropriate safety and/or pre-sedation measures with you.  If Dr Sara arrives at your house to find an aggressive, reactive or fractious pet and you have not completed a pre-appointment consultation with Dr Sara, you will be charged the full appointment fee and she will leave (pre-euthanasia) for her own safety.  Thank you!

To set-up a phone or at home consultation please text or call Dr. Sara at 530-306-5823 to reserve your preferred date and time.  If you get Dr. Sara's voice mail, please leave your name, address, phone number and mention your phone or at home consultation request.  We'll do our best to get back to you within a few hours to confirm your consultation date/time.  Thank you!

B. Cremation/Aquamation and Paw Print Services

It is important to consider "in advance" how you would like to take care of your pet’s remains post euthanasia. There are generally three options: home burial, communal cremation or private cremation. Home burial would be up to you and in accordance with your local, county, city and HOA rules. Per Country guidance, home burial requires that your pet is buried at least 4 feet deep and 200 feet from any water source (e.g. well, creek, stream, lake, pond, seasonal waterway, etc). We also recommend putting a good layer of rocks on top of the self-burial site to prevent other animals from digging up your pet. Please check into your local laws as there may be additional self-burial requirements.

As an alternative to home burial, Passing With Dignity offers both communal and private cremation services using the industry's latest water-based aquamation method. Aquamation is cleaner, greener and gentler on your pet than flame-based cremation. Through negotiated agreements with our partners, aquamation is now the same price as flame-based cremation.

IMPORTANT: Due to Dr Sara's recent shoulder fracture, if your pet weighs <25 lbs we can transport your pet for cremation without your assistance. For pets weighing 25-99 lbs, please have an able-bodied person there to help us carry your pet to our transport vehicle.  We have a very nice pet stretcher and blankets available for your pet's transport. If your pet weighs 100 lbs or more we will not be able to pick up and transport your pet for communal or private cremation at this time. But, we can refer you to a top-rated crematorium that can provide pick up, transport, cremation, and delivery services for you. We hope to be able to resume transporting heavier pets in early 2023 as Dr. Sara's shoulder heals.

1.     Communal cremation: Your pet is cremated with other pets. Their remains are respectfully spread in the Sierra foothills by our partner's trusted staff. This is a very acceptable and cost effective alternative to home burial (above). Please pre-arrange for communal cremation with Dr. Sara as we will transport your pet for cremation (if <100 lbs) after euthanasia. Pet transport ($95 Value) and communal cremation are included in the figures below. Note: Communal cremation does not return your pet's remains to you.

  • Communal cremation < 50 lbs:                    $125.00
  • Communal cremation 50-99 lbs:                 $150.00
  • Communal cremation 100-125 lbs:         See above
  • Communal cremation 126-150 lbs:         See above

2.     Private cremation: Your pet is individually cremated. Their remains are carefully gathered and placed in a beautiful rosewood chest and returned to your home via UPS Signature Service with a personalized memorial card and authenticated certificate of cremation, usually within 2-3 weeks of euthanasia. Plus, for a limited time, you will receive a FREE laser-etched paw print of your pet's paw on an alderwood chip. Please prearrange for private cremation with Dr. Sara as we will transport your pet for cremation (if <100 lbs) after euthanasia. Note: Pet transport ($95 Value), FREE paw print ($50 Value), UPS home delivery ($40 Value), and private cremation are included in the figures below.

  • Private cremation < 50 lbs:                    $250.00
  • Private cremation 50-99 lbs:                $350.00    
  • Private cremation 100-125 lbs:         See above 
  • Private cremation  126-150 lbs:        See above


4.  Paw print services:   If your pet is cremated via communal or private aquamation you can purchase a paw print (or extra paw prints) for family members.  Your pet's paw is scanned into our partner's advanced imaging system and then laser-etched onto an alderwood chip with your pet's name.  Note:  An alderwood paw print significantly reduces the cracking and crumbling risks associated with clay paw prints.  Please let Dr. Sara know how many paw prints you would like in advance so that she can prearrange for this service. 


  • Laser-etched alderwood paw print:     $50.00