"I'm really glad that we spoke with Dr. Sara. She answered all of our questions in a professional and caring manner. Not only was she very knowledgeable, but she explained things to us in terms we could understand over the phone."
Thank you for considering Passing With Dignity to assist you and your pet during these difficult times.
If you would like to have a discussion (i.e. consultation) with Dr. Sara regarding pain management options, the possible euthanasia of your pet, and/or need a written prescription (Rx) for your pet, she would be glad to set up a personal and private 30 minute telephone consultation with you. Consults are available Thursday-Tuesday at 8:00am and 8:30am (30 minutes each). This service is completely optional and is not required prior to setting up a euthanasia appointment. See section A above.
Please click on the Buy Now button below to purchase your phone consultation and/or written pet prescription (Rx) request. Once purchased, please text (preferred) or call Dr. Sara at 530-306-5823 to reserve your preferred consultation date/time (Thursday-Tuesday: 8:00am or 8:30am). If you get Dr. Sara's voice mail, please leave your name, phone number and mention your Phone Consultation purchase. We'll do our best to get back to you within a few hours to confirm your consultation date/time. Thank you!
Cremation and Burial
Hours of Operation
Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon & Tues: 8am-5pm
Appointments at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm. Phone consults: 8am and 8:30am. Call or text (530) 306-5823 to request an appointment or to schedule a consult.
Dr. Sara has developed a 4-part system tailored to meet your specific needs. Your cost is determined by 1) the one-way driving distance to your home, 2) the weight of your pet, 3) any emergency/after-hours fees, and/or 4) any after care services (e.g. communal or private cremation, paw print, etc) that you desire.
To set-up a euthanasia appointment please text (preferred) or call Dr. Sara's office at 530-306-5823 from 8am-5pm (closed Wednesday) 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/cat's approximate weight and description, and at least two requested euthanasia dates and times.
1. House Call fee (from 2948 Countryside Drive, Placerville, CA 95667):
2. Euthanasia fee (full sedation included):
3. Additional fees (optional)
* The optional in-home consult fee is for clients that wish for Dr. Sara to come to their house prior making the euthanasia decision (separate visit) to evaluate your pet. House Call fee applies.
Cremation, paw print, and engraving services are also something that Dr. Sara can assist you with during these difficult times. It is important to consider "in advance" how you would like to take care of your pet’s remains. There are generally three options:
1. Self-burial: You may bury your pet on your own property in accordance with your local county and/or city codes. Please keep in mind most CC&R’s and cities have restrictions on home burial of pets. Recommendation: Your pet needs to be buried at least four (4) feet deep and at least 200 feet from any ground water source (e.g. creek, stream, pond, lake, well, etc). Please check into your local laws as they may have additional burial requirements.
2. Communal/Country cremation: Your pet is cremated with other pets and the ashes are spread in a rural country setting by Koefran's (crematorium) trusted staff. Please pre-arrange for this service with Dr. Sara as she will need to transport your pet for country cremation. Transport fees are included in the figures below. This is a very acceptable and cost effective alternative to self-burial (above). Note: This services does not return your pet's ashes to you but they are spread in a very pleasant environment by Koefran's trusted staff.
3. Private cremation: Your pet is individually cremated by Koefran's (crematorium) trusted staff. Their remains are carefully gathered and placed in a beautiful cedar box. You pet's remains will be returned to your home via UPS (signature required for your pet's safety) with a personalized memorial card and authenticated certificate of cremation, usually within 2-3 weeks of euthanasia. Please pre-arrange for this service with Dr. Sara as she will need to transport your pet for private cremation. Transportation fees are included in the figures below.
Note: One of Dr. Sara's staff members can return you pet's ashes to you personally (versus using UPS) at a mutually convenient time but a second House Call fee (see Section A1 above) will apply.
4. Engraving and paw print services: Dr. Sara offers two optional cremation services. They include a ceramic paw print keepsake from your beloved pet in various colors and/or two personalized lines of engraved text on the cedar box. These services are only offered in conjunction with cremation services listed above.
* Maximum 25 characters, including spaces, per line for cedar box engraving. The paw print color choices are pink, purple, turquoise, navy, green, black, and brown on a white ceramic background.
5. If your pet has recently passed (w/o euthanasia), Dr. Sara offers the cremation services listed above via a drop-off or pick-up service if time/availability permits. For drop-off services, the deceased pet handling fee is $75.00 in addition to the cost of Koefran's cremation services listed above. For pick-up services, the cost is the House Call fee (i.e. mileage) listed in Section A1 above plus the $75.00 deceased pet handling fee and the cost of Koefran's cremation services. Cash or credit card only. Please call/text 530-306-5823 to arrange for these services immediately after your pet's passing. We will do our best to assist you and your pet during these difficult times.