Love &  Dignity Services & Fees

Personalized & Compassionate End-Of-Life Care For Your Pets

low stress handling logo

Services

We offer professional in-home pet euthanasia and hospice consultation service for cats, dogs, and rabbits, serving Montgomery County, Bucks County, and surrounding areas in Pennsylvania. We also provide compassionate aftercare services, such as transporting your pet to an accredited pet crematorium at your request and handling all aftercare needs.

In-Home Pet Euthanasia

When the time arrives, your pet deserves to spend their last moments in the comfort of their home with you, their family. In-home pet euthanasia is a peaceful process during which your pet is very comfortable. We provide you with a loving keepsake like a paw print and a lock of fur if desired. Please click on the plus sign icon to learn more about our in-home pet euthanasia fees.

Euthanasia Fees (Does not include cremation fees, please see next text box for cremation fees)

Cost: $400 (for pets under 100 lbs)

Includes a discussion with the veterinarian, medication for sedation, Euthanasia, 1 clay pawprint as a keepsake, and a snippet of fur if desired.

Please see below for additional fees that may apply

Click here to complete our Euthanasia Authorization Form.

Additional charges may be applied for:

  • Travel
  • Pets over 99 lbs. (to ensure the privacy of your appointment, our doctor arrives alone and will need assistance to transport your pet to the vehicle if cremation service is elected, if you are unable to provide lifting assistance or if your pet needs more than 2 people to carry we may ask help from the crematory when available or hire help and the extra charge will cover their fee)
  • Appointments outside normal business hours when possible (please call for availability)
  • Aggressive pets or extremely anxious pets
  • Holiday appointments may be available when approved for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day – $100 fee
  • Holiday appointments may be available when approved for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day – $50 fee

Pet Cremation Services

PRIVATE CREMATION: Your Pet is cremated privately at a licensed & accredited crematory in West Chester.

Ashes will be returned within 10-14 business days, the crematory will either hand deliver to your regular veterinarian’s office (with their permission) or you can have it mail delivered to your home address, USPS signature required mail and tracking number provided ($25 additional for shipping) and there is always the option of picking up directly from the crematory.

Please click on the plus sign to learn more about our private cremation fees.

Private Cremation Fees

Pets up to 30 lbs: $310

Pets 31-99 lbs: $340

Pets 100-149 lbs: $390

Pets 150-200 lbs: $410

COMMUNAL CREMATION: Pets are cremated with other pets. You will not get ashes back, and ashes are buried together by the crematory. Please click on the plus sign icon to learn more about our communal cremation fees.

Group Cremation Fees

Pets up to 30 lbs: $200

Pets 31-99 lbs: $220

Pets 100-149 lbs: $280

Pets 150-200 lbs: $320

HOME BURIAL: You may decide to bury your pet at your home (see your city regulations and the legality of home burial). You will be responsible for burial preparations, but we can provide you with useful tips for proper burial. If your pet passes at home without the euthanasia service, Love & Dignity can still help handle the aftercare of your beloved pet’s body with either a private or group cremation. For at-home burial tips by Euthabag® please click here.

In-Home Pet Hospice Consultation

Hospice appointments are on hold until further notice.

Additional Charges & Memorial items

We understand that saying goodbye to a beloved pet can be an incredibly difficult and upsetting time for owners. That is why we believe in being transparent about our pricing, so you know exactly what to expect. Please click on the plus sign icon to view our pricing for our listed services below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that your pet’s condition may change and require you to cancel your appointment with us. Please CALL to notify us as soon as possible of the cancellation.

You may cancel the appointment and receive a full refund if the cancellation is made at least 2 hours prior to the appointment time; otherwise, a charge of $200 will be applied.

If the doctor arrives at your home, a cancellation fee equal to the Euthanasia fee of $400 will apply.

Last-minute cancellations prevent us from helping another pet & family in need who may be on our waiting list, so please be mindful of pets in need of this service.

Payment Options
Credit card transactions and electronic payment methods may add a 2- 3% transaction fee, we are also more than happy to accept a check or cash during the time of the appointment.

It is preferred that we collect credit card information securely before the appointment, but will not run till the appointment is completed. If you are paying with a check, please be prepared and have it ready.

We are happy to help complete any paperwork needed to submit for reimbursement for any pet insurance companies.

Additional Charges

Additional charges may be applied for:

  • Travel
  • Pets over 99 lbs. (to ensure the privacy of your appointment, our doctor arrives alone and will need assistance to transport your pet to the vehicle if cremation service is elected, if you are unable to provide lifting assistance or if your pet needs more than 2 people to carry we may ask help from the crematory when available or hire help and the extra charge will cover their fee)
  • Appointments outside normal business hours when possible  (has to be requested by phone during regular business hours, please call 215-518-9830 for availability) $50-100 additional fee.
  • Aggressive pets or extremely anxious pets
  • Holiday appointments may be available when approved for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day – $100 fee
  • Holiday appointments may be available when approved for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day – $50 fee
Memorial Keepsakes
Clay Nose and Paw prints: $60

Ink Nose and Paw Print: $30

FAQs

After you euthanize my pet at home, can you just take it with you?
The only proper and humane way that I can dispose of your beloved’s pet after euthanasia is cremation. If you want me to take care of your beloved pet after it passes, I MUST cremate your pet either privately or in a group.
Is it the right time?

Pet parents almost always struggle to try to decide whether it is the right time to say their farewell to their beloved pet; we always want to hold on to them as long as we can. In most cases, though, it is not in your pet’s best interest to wait until the last minute to schedule an appointment. This may lead your pet into unnecessary discomfort/struggles and sometimes ending in an emergency. In addition, it may be difficult for us to be available for your pet on short notice.

Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center Quality of Life Checklist

Do you place a catheter?
No, As I am trying to avoid any medical feel at a clinic in my home visits, I think placing an IV Catheter is uncomfortable to the patient (just like it is to humans), and the patient must be restrained to ensure he/she are staying still for placement. Catheters are usually placed before any sedation, which means the pet can feel the discomfort of having a catheter placed. A sedative injection (like vaccinations) is preferred over placing an IV Catheter.
Does the doctor come alone?
Yes, to ensure privacy to families we help, the doctor arrives alone.
What is your cancellation policy?

We understand that your pet’s condition may change and require you to cancel your appointment with us. Please CALL to notify us as soon as possible of the cancellation.

You may cancel the appointment and receive a full refund if the cancellation is made at least 2 hours prior to the appointment time; otherwise, a charge of $200 will be applied.

If the doctor arrives at your home, a cancellation fee equal to the Euthanasia fee of $400 will apply.

Last-minute cancellations prevent us from helping another pet & family in need who may be on our waiting list, so please be mindful of pets in need of this service.

Do we need to schedule an appointment?
Yes, we schedule appointments 9 am-5 pm each day, same-day appointments are possible depending on availability but can not be promised.
How do I schedule an appointment with you?

Please, call 215-518-9830 for scheduling purposes, leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

How would you like to be contacted?

I am honored to spend time with my clients and really stay in the present, I want to be able to offer you that same level of service, so please contact me in the following ways: If you are requesting same-day appointments, please CALL 215-518-9830 to check availability. Emails may take up to 24 business hours to receive a response

How much notice do you need?

The more notice you can give me, the better (preferably 24-48 hrs notice +).

I also understand that your pet’s circumstances may be difficult to predict so I will do my best to accommodate short notice / same-day appointments as much as my schedule allows, but can NOT be promised.

How long will the service take?

I found that most of my appointments will average 30-45 minutes, without the feeling of being rushed. If you prefer a shorter service time, this can be achieved too. If you need more time, I can make arrangements to be there as long as you require when arranged and an extra fee for the additional time may be applicable.

What can I do to prepare for the appointment?

Your pet is welcome to have food, water, and medications as per normal prior to my arrival.

If possible, it may be helpful to take your pet for a bathroom break before my arrival.

You may wish to prepare payment so that you do not need to worry about that at the time of the appointment.

Finally, I will be prepared with everything we may need during the appointment, so please focus on loving your pet.

My pet passed at home, what do I do?
Before you go ahead and decide to bury your pet in your backyard at home, please check your city ordinance for restrictions. Please let us know to provide you with useful burial tips.

We are available to help & we also recommend Wingless Angel. If your pet passed at home and you don’t know what to do, they are able to come to your home to pick up your pet, usually within a few hours, and handle the cremation for you.

Love and Dignity & Wingless Angel are concerned with the safe, humane, and respectful disposition of your pet after it passes. The only way that we can ensure the humane disposition of your pet after it passes the euthanasia treatment or natural death is cremation. If you want us to take your pet’s body with us, we must cremate your pet either privately (ashes returned) or in a group of other pets (no ashes returned).

For more information on Wingless Angel, please visit their website.