Services and Fees


Phone consultations with the veterinarian regarding end-of-life concerns are no charge.  We can help determine your pet’s quality of life and when might be the right time.  (Home visits for patient evaluation, palliative care options, and end-of-life preparations are currently unavailable during COVID).



  • sedation for relaxation and comfort
  • lock of hair keepsake
  • paw print in display case

*Additional $70 for evenings/very early mornings, weekends.

*Additional charges may apply for aggressive animals, certain exotic species, pets over 99 lbs., holidays (and associated holiday weekends).

*Due to high demand and challenges in scheduling, if a cancellation occurs within 3 hours of the appointment, a $100 fee will be charged.

Travel charges are determined by the zone to which the veterinarian must travel. Please review our zone map below.


Pet will be cremated by themselves and only his or her own ashes will be returned (in about a week).

  • Up to 99 lbs: $250

Options for ashes return include pick up in Slingerlands (no add’l chg.) or UPS shipping directly from the cremation provider ($30).  Delivery to your vet hospital may be discussed with the veterinarian.

CREMATION (Communal)

Pet will be cremated with other pets and ashes will not be returned.

  • Up to 99 lbs: $110

Cremation prices include sales tax.  The fee for pets greater than 99 lbs. varies by weight.

If you prefer cremation service through your own veterinarian, we can transport the pet (if conducted during hospital business hours and pre-arranged with them). A $50 transportation fee will apply.


Should your pet pass at home, and you would like us to pick up for cremation, In the Comfort of Home can help:

  • Standard cremation fees apply, in addition to $120 pick up fee + Travel as above +/- $70 applicable evening/weekend/early morning fee.
  • A paw print and fur clipping will be provided.

Cremation prices include sales tax.


Pet is left with family for burial.

Please consult your local ordinances regarding this option for public and wildlife safety.  Consider digging conditions, water proximity, underground utilities and long-term use of the site.


May be in the form of cash, check (made payable to In the Comfort of Home), or credit card.  Payment is due at the time of the visit.  We are also now accepting Scratchpay as a payment plan option for families.

Please consult with your pet insurance company if some of these fees may be covered.

Returned check fee is $30.

Late Cancellation Fee: We request at least 3 hours notice before the scheduled appointment to avoid a $100 cancellation fee


There are many aftercare options available to you that are provided by third parties. We have listed some aftercare options as a convenience to you (click here).

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