COVID 19 Update

Faithful Friend is committed to continue providing end-of-life services to our community during this time. While this is a very stressful time for our entire global community, we also understand the very personal and often heartbreaking decision you are experiencing with your pet. 

We understand that there are additional concerns regarding client health and safety, as such, we are following current recommended precautions to help reduce the spread of corona virus. Our current procedures include less physical interaction and increased physical distance between our veterinarian and clients, Our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment at each visit, and any non-disposable veterinary supplies are being disinfected after each appointment.

1. We ask that you not schedule an appointment if you, or any member of your household, are currently ill OR if you have had known contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Please call, text, or email if you have special circumstances.

2. We will try to maintain a 6 ft distance from owners when possible and will have to forgo our customary handshakes and hugs. We are currently not entering homes and all appointments will be conducted outdoors (front yard, back yard, or garage.) For cats and small pets that may not typically go outdoors, you may hold your pet at the doorway and we will administer the sedation injection in the doorway.  You may then carry your pet back inside to be with him/her as the sedation takes effect and your pet falls asleep. We understand this looks different than our usual appointments but we believe this will still provide a peaceful euthanasia experience for your pets while minimizing the risk of spreading the virus.

3. All traditional paperwork will be completed prior to our arrival at your home. We will send a photo/scan of your pet’s euthanasia authorization form prior to your appointment. You will be asked to review the document for accuracy, and we will note that you have given permission for the euthanasia via phone. All payments will be made online. This means that we will not be able to accept cash or check payments. The payment can be made online when the appointment is booked or we will email you a link to make the payment. You may still use Scratch Pay for a payment plan option. We are requesting payments be completed by the end of the day of your visit. 

4. We have traditionally asked owners to assist us in lifting dogs over 50 pounds when owners request our services for body care. We are happy to transport any pet under 50 pounds without owner assistance. For pets over 50 pounds, owners will need to either be able to lift the pet into our vehicle, or contact a local crematorium for transport of remains. 

We understand the need for compassion and empathy during this time of crisis and uncertainty. We are here to help our clients and their dearly loved pets in the best way we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. 

Most sincerely,

Sarah Whitley, DVM

Owner, Faithful Friend

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Dr. Sarah founded Faithful Friend because she believes that a home euthanasia is a loving, peaceful way let your pet end their life surrounded by the people they love in the home they are comfortable in.

 

Faithful Friend exists to help make a comfortable end of life attainable for as many pets as possible.

 

Serving the following areas: Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Granite Bay, Citrus Heights, Folsom, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Loomis, Antelope, Sacramento, West Sacramento.

 

Additional fee for other outlying areas including: Yuba City, Marysville, Auburn, Davis, Woodland, Elk Grove, and El Dorado Hills.

 


 

 

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(916) 582-1821 call or text

sarah@faithfulfriend.pet

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Services Offered

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About In Home Euthanasia

Cremation Services

Pet Loss Support

Services Offered

In Home Euthanasia Appointment - $300

Includes an initial telephone/text/e-mail consultation with Dr. Sarah to discuss if it is the right time to euthanize your pet (if needed), going over any questions you have, and setting up an appointment time.

 

Dr. Sarah will travel to your home at the agreed time and provide everything needed for sedation and humane euthanasia of your beloved pet.  If needed she will respectfully transport your pet from your home to a crematorium.  Cremation of your pet is an additional fee which includes the transportation and making the arrangements with the crematorium (see Cremation Services page).

For more details about what an in home euthanasia appointment is like see the Home Euthanasia Appointment page.

 

Please note: *For pets over 50 pounds Dr. Sarah will require that someone be available to help her lift the pet if you wish for her to make cremation arrangements for you or there will be an additional charge for her to bring an assistant.

 

For after regular hours (6 pm or later), weekends, holidays, or short notice (less than 4 hours) appointments there will be an additional $50 fee if Dr. Sarah is available to accommodate these requests.

 

Travel fee $50 for Yuba City, Marysville, Auburn, Elk Grove, Davis, Woodland, or El Dorado Hills.  Contact Dr. Sarah for prices for additional areas if available.

Cremation - Prices Vary

If you do not have aftercare plans for your pets remains such as home burial or taking them to a crematory yourself, then Dr. Sarah can provide transportation of your pet to a local licensed crematorium.  We offer either a communal cremation or a private cremation.

 

For a communal cremation the ashes will not be returned to you.  A private cremation means that your pet will be individually cremated in a private chamber and the ashes will be returned in a rosewood carved wooden urn.

 

Cremation fees are not included in the fee for the euthanasia appointment.

 

See Cremation Services for fees.

 

Cremations are provided by a local licensed pet crematorium called Caring Pet Crematory in Sacramento. (www.caringpetcrematory.com)

Payment Options

Faithful Friend accepts payment in the form of cash, checks, and all major credit cards.  We understand that sometimes this is an unexpected expense when a pet declines quickly.  We do offer payment plans from ScratchPay which is a company that provides short term loan for veterinary services.  If you are interested please visit www.scratchpay.com and fill out an application to find out if you have been approved.  When prompted for the veterinary clinic type in Faithful Friend.

 

We also provide 10% discount on the euthanasia visit to seniors (over age 65) and to veterans.  Note- this discount is is for the euthanasia only, not cremation services and you must request the discount when you book your appointment.

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COVID 19 Update

Faithful Friend is committed to continue providing end-of-life services to our community during this time. While this is a very stressful time for our entire global community, we also understand the very personal and often heartbreaking decision you are experiencing with your pet. 

We understand that there are additional concerns regarding client health and safety, as such, we are following current recommended precautions to help reduce the spread of corona virus. Our current procedures include less physical interaction and increased physical distance between our veterinarian and clients, Our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment at each visit, and any non-disposable veterinary supplies are being disinfected after each appointment.

 

  1. We ask that you not schedule an appointment if you, or any member of your household, are currently ill OR if you have had known contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Please call, text, or email if you have special circumstances.
  2. We will try to maintain a 6 ft distance from owners when possible and will have to forgo our customary handshakes and hugs. We are currently not entering homes and all appointments will be conducted outdoors (front yard, back yard, or garage.) For cats and small pets that may not typically go outdoors, you may hold your pet at the doorway and we will administer the sedation injection in the doorway.  You may then carry your pet back inside to be with him/her as the sedation takes effect and your pet falls asleep. We understand this looks different than our usual appointments but we believe this will still provide a peaceful euthanasia experience for your pets while minimizing the risk of spreading the virus.
  3. All traditional paperwork will be completed prior to our arrival at your home. We will send a photo/scan of your pet’s euthanasia authorization form prior to your appointment. You will be asked to review the document for accuracy, and we will note that you have given permission for the euthanasia via phone. All payments will be made online. This means that we will not be able to accept cash or check payments. The payment can be made online when the appointment is booked or we will email you a link to make the payment. You may still use Scratch Pay for a payment plan option. We are requesting payments be completed by the end of the day of your visit. 
  4. We have traditionally asked owners to assist us in lifting dogs over 50 pounds when owners request our services for body care. We are happy to transport any pet under 50 pounds without owner assistance. For pets over 50 pounds, owners will need to either be able to lift the pet into our vehicle, or contact a local crematorium for transport of remains. 

 

We understand the need for compassion and empathy during this time of crisis and uncertainty. We are here to help our clients and their dearly loved pets in the best way we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. 

 

Most sincerely,

 

Sarah Whitley, DVM

Owner, Faithful Friend