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Cats tend to be very "stoic" and often times their owners wait too long to euthanize their pet.  By that time they have usually become very skinny, hypersensitive, and their veins have collapsed.  As such, they can be somewhat reactive to the initial sedation injection.  This includes even the most docile cats.  As such, at least the first injection must be given inside your home.  You can discuss this with Dr Sara when she gives you a brief call prior to your appointment.

"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."

Menu of Services & Pricing

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

OPEN: 8am-5pm:  Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.  Sunday (emer- gencies only - if available).  
Closed:  Wed and Thurs.  

Call/text: 530-306-5823 seven days a week (text preferred) to book an appoint-ment as we do check our messages multiple times a day. 

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 & C (below). 


Passing with Dignity

Note:  If we are fully booked or you are out of our service you might need to take your pet to your local veterinarian or emergency clinic as most mobile vets do not service this area (or charge very high extended area travel fees).  

 Please click on the tabs below

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.

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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, nervous, fractious (i.e. growls or hisses) or might be aggressive towards the Doctor, a phone or at home consult with Dr Sara is required prior to booking an appointment.  Phone consults are available at 8:15am and 4:15pm, for up to 45 minutes, on her normal work days.  The cost is $75.   At home consults are available at 10am, 1pm and 3pm for $400 (within her service area) for up to one hour.   Note: Most folks schedule a phone consult with Dr Sara prior to booking an at home consult.  Many times a phone consult can address the questions you have regarding your pet for a lot less...  Please click on the ​Appointments tab and text/call us with the requested information (Items 1-17) to book your phone or at home consult.


IMPORTANT:  Prior to booking a euthanasia appointment for an aggressive, reactive, nervous or fractious pet (i.e. growls) 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 measures with you.  If the doctor arrives at your home and finds your pet to be reactive, nervous, factious or is aggressive, the Doctor will leave (pre-euthanasia) and you will forfeit  your reservation fee and 100% of your appointment fees.  Please click on the Appointments tab and text/call us with the requested information to schedule your consult.   ​

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1.  Appointment (pre-booked):  Includes sedation, euthanasia, travel (up to 15 miles <25 mins) and fur clipping.  

  • Dog  <50 lbs:                                           $375.00    Please provide us with the 
  • Dog  50-99 lbs:                                      $400.00    accurate weight of your pet
  • Dog  100-124 lbs:                                $450.00    as this determines the amount
  • Dog  125-149 lbs:                                      Call        medications used for their 
  • Dog  +150 lbs:                                              Call        peaceful passing.  Thank you! ​ 
  • Cat  (any weight):                                 $375.00    See Cat Footnote (bottom).

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2.  Additional:

  • Extended travel 16-20 miles and <25 mins/<30 mins:              $50/$75

             (e.g. portions of Pollock Pines, Pilot Hill, Folsom, etc)

  • Same day/fit in emergency (Fri/Sat/Mon/Tues):                           Call/text
  • Sunday/Holiday emergency (if available):                                         Call/text
  • Gravel/dirt/rutted/mud/snow/ice road:                                             Call/text* 
  • Booking/cancellation/change fee:                                                     See bottom of

                                                                                                                                        Appointments tab


* IMPORTANT:  As we serve the Sierra foothills, if you live on a gravel/dirt/rutted road or a snow/ice/mud covered 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.  If she encounters a gravel/dirt/rutted road or snow/ice/mud covered road in her 2 wheel drive car, she will return to the office and you will forfeit your full appointment fees and extended travel costs (if any).  Please do not risk her safety or your finances.  Thank you!

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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: private cremation, communal cremation or home burial. ​ Note: For home burials and post-euthanasia pet release requests please see Section B(3) below.

1.     Private cremation: Your pet is individually cremated. Their cremains are carefully gathered and placed into a beautiful cedar photo urn (pictured below) or a non-photo cedar urn (your choice) and returned to your home via UPS signature services (shipping included) usually within 2-3 weeks of euthanasia. Please prearrange for private cremation with Dr. Sara as we will transport your pet for cremation after their peaceful passing. Note: Pet transport ($95 Value), Cedar photo urn ($125 Value), UPS home delivery ($40 Value), and private cremation are all included in the figures below.

  • Private cremation < 50 lbs:                      $250.00
  • Private cremation 50-99 lbs:                  $325.00    
  • Private cremation 100-124 lbs:            $425.00  
  • Private cremation  +125lbs:                         Call


        Engraving is available on the top of the cedar urn.  The

        cost is $75 for up to two lines of text each being 25

        characters or less (including spaces and punctuation).                           Roxy - Love of our Life!

                                                                        Engraving example --->                            1/12/08 - 1/10/24  


2.     Communal cremation:  Your pet is cremated with other pets. Their cremains 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.  Please pre-arrange for communal cremation with Dr. Sara as we will transport your pet for cremation after their peaceful passing. 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:           $200.00
  • Communal cremation  +125lbs:                        Call



3.    Home burials and post-euthanasia pet release requests.   While the process we use to help your pet pass peacefully is very gentle for the pet, the euthanasia medications used by all veterinarians is toxic to the environment and wildlife, can last for years in the soil, and can leach into your ground water.  As such, Dr Sara cannot release your pet back to you post-euthanasia without 1) inspecting the home burial site first (see below) or 2) transporting the pet for cremation herself.  Penalties for secondary poisoning of wildlife (e.g. the pet is dug up by wildlife or another pet - even after you have sold your home and moved) can "run as high as $100,000 for an individual (i.e. YOU), $200,000 for an organization (i.e. US), plus one year in prison."   Click here to read article (see page 4).  It's just not worth the risk!


FYI - Per County guidance, all decreased pets must be buried at least 4 feet deep and 200 feet from any ground water source (e.g. well, creek, lake, pond, river, dry creek, etc)  unless cremated.   Digging a hole 4 feet deep in this County is almost impossible without a backhoe/excavator, particularly 200 feet from any ground water source.  Do you have a backhoe/excavator?  If you request "home burial" Dr Sara must inspect the burial site prior to starting the euthanasia process.  If it is not compliant she will have to leave pre-euthanasia, you will forfeit your full appointment fees, and you will need to book another appointment as we can't wait for you to bring the burial site into compliance.  We do not want to be the home burial police... so PLEASE ensure (i.e. measure) that the burial site is "at least" 4 feet deep and "at least" 200 feet from any ground water source "before" her arrival.   Note:  Random "home burial" site checks are possible no matter who you use.  It's just not worth the risk...


Note:  As an alternative to home burial, the cremation services we offer (see above) render the euthanasia medications inert.  This allows you to safely spread (or bury) your pet's ashes on your own property (i.e. private cremation) or have them spread on the crematorium's property with other pets (i.e. communal cremation).  As such, we highly recommend private or communal cremation over home burial for your safety as well as the safety of others.  BTW - Most HOA's do not allow home burials. 


4.  Optional - Paw print services:   If your pet is cremated via communal or private cremation you can purchase a hand-crafted ceramic (clay) paw print or ink-based paper paw print.  Your pet's actual paw is professionally captured on paper via black ink (i.e. perfect for creating a tattoo) or into a ceramic disk with their name, hand-painted with your preferred color, glazed and twice kiln fired for durability.  Stand included.  Please let us know in advance how many paw prints and what type (i.e. ceramic or paper) you would like so that we can prearrange for this service with the crematorium.  

  

  • Very nice ceramic (clay) paw print:                                      $125.00
    • Painted, glazed and twice kiln fired.
    • Colors:  Black, brown, clear (white), green, pink, 

                          purple, red, navy blue and teal.  Select one color.  

                         

  • Ink-based paper paw print:                                                        $65.00
    • Perfect for creating a tattoo.


5.  Deceased pet cremation services.   If your pet has passed naturally we can "pick-up" your pet and have it cremated (e.g. private or communal cremation) for you. The cost is based upon the appointment price listed above (See Section A) minus $50* (if available) and the desired cremation service listed above.  To request a deceased pet pick-up appointment please click on the Appointments tab and text us answers to items 1-17.  Once that information is received, we will get back to you promptly during our regular business hours (if not sooner) to schedule your deceased pet pick-up.  We are so sorry for your loss...  Note: We do not offer deceased pet "drop-off" services as we are 100% mobile.


IMPORTANT:  As soon as possible after your pet's passing, please place a pee pad under your pet, wrap them in a blanket or a sheet, and place them in a cool and safe location (e.g. garage, etc).  This is important as your pet will start to stiffen and will most likely leak various body fluids after their passing.   We are so sorry for your loss.


* For a decreased pet, the Appointment fee (see Section A above) covers the time to travel to/from your home, pick up your deceased pet, transport your pet, prepare and store the pet in our coolers to keep their dignity (just like a human), prepare the crematorium's forms, and coordinate their pick-up, less $50 for no euthanasia medications being used.  It still takes a full appointment for us to do all of this for you!