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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). 

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A. At Home Pet Euthanasia Services

To set-up a euthanasia appointment please click on the Appointments tab to request/reserve your preferred appointment date and time. It is best to schedule your appointment a few days in advance. But, we fully understand that emergencies do happen.  We will try to accommodate you, if possible.

OPEN: 8am-5pm:  Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon & Tues.  Sunday / Holidays: emergencies only. Closed Wed & Thurs (our weekend).  Call or text 530-306-5823 seven days a week, 24 hours a day, to leave a message.  We will call/text you back during normal business hours.  

At home euthanasia appointments offered at 10am, 1pm and 3pm.  Phone consults offered at  8:15am and 4:15pm.

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Dr Sara requires a pre-euthanasia Initial Consult for cats prior to booking an at home euthanasia appointment.  A pre-euthanasia consult is highly recommended for small dogs (1-15 lbs).  The reason is that most cat and small dog owners wait too long to euthanize their pet.  Unfortunately, cats and small dogs are so "stoic" that they wait until the very end to show their discomfort.  By that time, they have usually become very skinny, hypersensitive, their veins have contracted, and they are very reactive to the initial sedation injection (i.e. hiss, growl and/or bite).   As such, oral pre-sedation medications may be required to ensure a peaceful passing for your pet.  Please click on the Appointments tab to schedule your pre-euthanasia consult ($65).

Note:  Dr Sara can provide at home euthanasia services for dogs that weigh over 100 lbs only for home burial candidates or if the client wishes to transport the pet to their selected crematorium themselves.  Craig (office manager) recently had surgery and cannot assist Dr Sara in transporting and/or lifting pet's over 100 lbs for communal or private cremation at this time.  Sorry.  See Sections A & B above.

C. Phone Consults and At Home Consults

If you would like to discuss your pet's quality of life, or help in determining the timing for the possible euthanasia of your pet, or if your pet is reactive, fractious (i.e. growls or hisses) or might be aggressive towards the Doctor... oral pre-sedation medications might be required.  Dr. Sara requires a phone or at home consult with you prior to booking an appointment for a fractious pet.  Phone consults are available at 8:15am and 4:15pm for up to 45 minutes.  The cost is $65.   At home consults are available at 10am, 1pm and 3pm for $400 (within her service area) for up to one hour.  

IMPORTANT:  Prior to booking a euthanasia appointment for an aggressive, reactive or fractious pet (i.e. growls or hisses) a phone consult with Dr Sara is required to determine if your pet is a candidate for a safe at home euthanasia.  Please let us know if your pet does not do well with strangers, injections, or at veterinary appointments.  If so, we can discuss appropriate safety and/or oral pre-sedation measures with you.  If the doctor arrives at your home and finds your pet to be reactive, factious (i.e. growls or hisses) or is aggressive, the Doctor will leave (pre-euthanasia) and you will forfeit 100% of your appointment fees.  Please click on the Appointments tab and text/call us with the requested information to schedule your consult.   

​To set-up a quality of life, euthanasia timing or pre-sedation consult with Dr Sara, please click on the ​Appointments tab and text/call us with the requested information.  Once received, we'll do our best to get back to you within a few hours to confirm your requested consult date/time.  Thank you!


1.  Sedation, Euthanasia and Travel (up to 15 miles, <25 mins) included:

  • Dog  1-49 lbs:                                         $325.00    Please provide us with the 
  • Dog  50-99 lbs:                                      $350.00    accurate weight of your pet
  • Dog  100-124 lbs:                                $400.00    as this determines the amount
  • Dog  125-149 lbs:                                $450.00    medications used for their 
  • Dog  +150 lbs:                                              Call        peaceful passing.  Thank you! 
  • Cat:                                                               $325.00    Initial cat consult required*      


* Note:  Dr Sara's requires a pre-euthanasia Initial Consult for cats prior to scheduling an at home euthanasia appointment.  An initial consult is highly recommended for small dogs (1-15 lbs).  For cats, small dogs and large dogs (>100 lbs) please see the Footnote at the bottom of this web page for more information.

2.  Additional:

  • Extended travel: 16-20 miles:  <25 mins/26-30 mins:          $25/$50
  • Aggressive, reactive, fractious pet (if addtl meds reqd):           $50
  • Same day/Sunday/Holiday emergency (if available):                   Call   
  • Cancel/postpone with < 24 hours notice:                              Resv fee + half

                                                                                                                                     appointment fee

IMPORTANT:  If you live on a snow/ice/grave/dirt/mud/rutted road, please let Dr. Sara know  in advance as she normally drives a rather low-clearance 2 wheel drive car.  She does have access to a 4 wheel drive vehicle if known in advance (no extra charge).  If she encounters a snaw/ice/gravel/ dirt/mud/rutted road in her 2 wheel drive car, or if the road is impassable or requires snow chains, she will return to the office and you will forfeit your reservation and full appointment fees .  



B. Cremation 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 ground water source (e.g. well, creek, stream, lake, pond, seasonal waterway, etc). Please check into your local laws as there may be additional home burial requirements.

As an alternative to home burial, Passing With Dignity offers both communal and private cremation services when done in conjunction with our at home euthanasia services. After your pet's peaceful passing... we will transport your pet to the crematorium for you for pets <100 lbs :-). ​ Note: We cannot accommodate decreased pet drop-offs or deceased pet pick-ups. So sorry.

1.     Communal cremation: Your pet is cremated with other pets. Their remains are respectfully spread by our partner's trusted staff on their private lands. This is a very acceptable and cost effective alternative to home burial. Communal cremation saves you from the laborious task of digging a burial hole at least 4 feet deep and 200 feet from any ground water source (see above). Please pre-arrange for communal cremation with Dr. Sara as we will transport your pet for cremation after euthanasia. Note: Pet transport ($95 Value) and communal cremation are included in the figures below. 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 100-124 lbs:                N/A
  • Communal cremation  +125lbs:                        N/A

2.     Private cremation: Your pet is individually cremated. Their remains are carefully gathered and placed into a beautiful cedar photo urn and returned to your home via UPS signature services (shipping included) usually within 2-3 weeks of euthanasia. Included shipping saves you the time and effort usually required to schedule and pick up your pet at a distant crematorium. Please prearrange for private cremation with Dr. Sara as we will transport your pet for cremation after euthanasia. Note: Pet transport ($95 Value), Cedar photo urn ($125 Value), UPS home delivery ($40 Value), and private cremation are included in the figures below. All of the above would usually add up to over $500 at a private crematorium.

  • Private cremation < 50 lbs:                      $250.00
  • Private cremation 50-99 lbs:                  $325.00    
  • Private cremation 100-124 lbs:                  N/A  
  • Private cremation  +125lbs:                          N/A

        N/A = Not available at this time.  Please see the

        Footnote at the bottom of this web page.  Thank you!

3.  Paw print services:   If your pet is cremated via communal or private cremation you can purchase a hand-crafted ceramic paw print (or extra paw prints) for family members.  Your pet's actual paw is professionally imprinted into a ceramic disk, with their name, hand-painted with your preferred color, glazed and twice kiln fired for durability (i.e. unlike with home paw print kits).  Available paw print colors include black, brown, clear, green, navy, pink, purple, red and teal.  Stand included.  Please let us know in advance how many paw prints you would like so that we can prearrange for this service with the crematorium.  


  • Ceramic (clay) paw print:                            $125.00
  • Painted, glazed and twice kiln fired.
  • Colors: Black, brown, clear, green, navy, pink,

                               purple, red and teal.  Select one color.

  •  Stand included.