The Appointment

The first few moments of the appointment will be spent organizing the required paperwork. Feel free to ask questions if needed. Then, once you are ready, a sedative will be given to your pet to make them very relaxed and sleepy for the procedure.  Everything will be done at the pace you and your pet dictate. The actual procedure is quite simple and peaceful.  Once you and your pet are ready, the final drug is given, usually in a vein.  It works very rapidly, usually only seconds.  Dr. Sabrina will then confirm that your pet has passed on.  After, you may continue to spend as much time as you need with your pet.  

Loving Goodbyes

At Home Euthanasia


We have appointments available during the day, night and weekends.   If your pet is in need of immediate care, we will make every effort to be available as quickly as possible.

What to Expect

Outlined below are a few general things to expect from a home visit euthanasia. If you have any questions, special desires, or need any help in your decision-making, please do not hesitate to ask.  

Before the Vet’s Arrival      

Take time to consider any arrangements you would like to make before the actual appointment, such as family or friends that would like to be present, any special family or tributes/ceremonies you would like to have arranged.  Plan to have other family members and pets say goodbye if they will not be present on the day of the appointment.

Find a quiet place where you and your pet will feel most comfortable. You may choose any place that is comfortable for you and your pet, such as a favorite room, a special place in the house, or even somewhere quiet outdoors. If you have a cat or small dog, the procedure can often be done with your pet in your lap. 

A wide variety of urn choices and upgrades are available. Included in the standard individual cremation fee are: The Maple Urn (available in maple, cherry or mahogany), Granite Style Vases (available in Blue or Earthtone), Scatter Tin, or Biodegradable Urn.

Please visit to view their catalog, including complementary urns provided by Loving Goodbyes as well as urn/jewelry upgrades.

Payment is collected at time of service.

Dr Sabrina accepts cash, check, Venmo and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover).

PayPal payment is also accepted should you choose to provide payment PRIOR to appointment.

Unfortunately, due to rising costs associated with credit card and/or PayPal transactions, a 4% processing fee is applied for these payment methods. In most cases, this fee only covers a small portion of the fee I must pay to process your credit card.



At Home Euthanasia: Includes home visit, sedation and humane euthanasia

    Additional after hours or holiday fees may apply 

  $290 - Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Newcastle, Loomis, Penryn, Meadow Vista, Colfax, Weimar

  $350 - Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville

  $380 - Antelope, Foresthill, Cool, Citrus Heights

  $390 - Carmichael, Orangevale, Folsom, Placerville, Shingle Springs, Diamond Springs

  $480 -  El Dorado Hills, Oroville, Marysville, Yuba City, Sacramento


Dr. Sabrina is available to travel outside the above mentioned locations, please call or email for a quote

After care:

Home burial - Please check with your local ordinances first as this is not legal in all locations.


Communal Cremation - ashes are not returned

      0-20lbs- $85

      21-50 - $115

      51-100  $140

      101+ - $170

Individual Cremation - ashes are returned in urn of your choice

      0-20 - $275

      21-50 - $290

      51-100 - $325

      101-150 - $400 

      150+ - $450