Sunset Pet Hospital

3241 NE Sunset Blvd
Renton, WA 98056

(425)226-6359

sunsetpethospital.com

Financing Veterinary Care


Although veterinary care is still a bargain compared to comparable human medical care (just compare the cost of a hysterectomy for a woman to the same surgery for a cat, or even a large dog), it can still be a struggle for many of our clients to provide their animal companions with the level of care they deserve. We understand how difficult it can be to be faced with unexpected veterinary expenses. We want to help our clients plan for and manage the costs involved in caring for their pets. Interest free payment plans, pet insurance, and assistance from charitable funds can all help you provide your family memeber with the care they need.


Payment Plans

Care Credit

Sunset Pet Hospital offers a 6 month no-interest payment plan through Care Credit. Please check out the Care Credit website to apply. There is also a payment calculator at It is very simple. We can also help you apply over the phone with some information from you. Care Credit also offers low interest rate payment plans, in 24, 36, 48, or 60 month arrangements.


Pet Insurance

Veterinary Pet Insurance

VPI is the oldest and largest pet insurance company, and it is the most popular with Sunset Pet Hospital clients. VPI offers Well Pet Care/Preventive Care coverage as well as coverage for accidents and illnesses. Several different illness and injury plans are available.

Trupanion Pet Insurance

This newer insurance company is the second most popular with Sunset Pet Hospital clients. Trupanion pays back 90% of most veterinary bills, less the exam fee, deductible, and cost related to conditions present prior to enrollment.


Charitable Assistance

- The Budkis Fund is used for emergency vet care for low-income seniors. We can help clients, who think they may qualify, apply for this fund.

- The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund: The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund offers grants to owners of pets with cancer who might not otherwise be able to afford treatment. It is funded by profits from Zuke's (a Durango, CO maker of natural pet treats). Between 2007-2010, grants have gone to more than 70 families of dogs and cats with cancer. Criteria include pet's prognosis and the owner's financial need. Call 1-866-985-3364 or visit http://www.dccfund.org/

- The Doney Clinic offers free veterinary care to the pets of homeless Seattle residents, or those that meet their income guidelines. For more information, please contact them at 206-622-5177.

- The Magic Bullet Fund helps families who can't afford treatment costs for dogs with cancer. To apply for financial assistance go to www.themagicbulletfund.org

- The Mosby Foundation is an all volunteer non-profit organization specializing in paying medical expenses for sick, abused and neglected dogs. To apply for a grant, email info@themosbyfoudation.org, with a brief description of your dog's medical condition and your situation. Please be sure to include your name and physical address.

- The Seattle Humane Society offers:

  • FREE Spay/Neuter Surgeries for Pit Bulls: Seattle Humane Society provides FREE spay and neuter surgeries to Pit Bulls and Pit Bull Mixes belonging to King County residents. The dogs will also receive free vaccinations, and microchips will be available for $5.
  • Mom's Last Litter is also offered by the Seattle Humane Society. They offer spays for cats with unplanned pregnancies at no charge.
  • The Pet Project, also run by the Seattle Humane Society, is a program offering free veterinary services to people disabled by HIV/AIDS and Cancer. Apply for Pet Project at 425-649-7566 or petproject@seattlehumane.org
  • Please visit www.seattlehumane.org to learn more about these charitable programs.

- The Riedel & Cody Fund: RCF provides financial aid for dogs or cats with cancer. Based on your resources and the projected cost of care, RCF may elect to offer you financial aid to cover a portion of your pet's cancer treatment. www.cancerpets.org/financial-aid

- Brown Dog Foundation www.browndogfoundation.org An organization dedicated to helping families who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis at the same time their pet requires live-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications.

- Angels 4 Animals www.angels4animals.org a non-profit organization and program of Inner Voice Community Services, has a mission to serve as the guardian angels of animals whose caretakers find themselves in difficult financial situations.

- Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP) http://www.fveap.org/sys-tmpl/door/- The NEED & The HELP: Seniors, people with disabilities, people who have lost their job, good samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten - any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion.

- Help-A-Pet http://www.help-a-pet.org/home.html- Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor. For lonely seniors, physically/mentally challenged individuals and children of working parents, pets represent much more than a diversion.

- IMOM http://www.imom.org- Mission Statement: "Helping people help pets. To better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals. We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged."

- United Animal Nations http://www.uan.org/lifeline/index.html: The mission of LifeLine is to help homeless or recently rescued animals suffering from life-threatening conditions that require specific and immediate emergency veterinary care.

- The Pet Fund http://thepetfund.com- The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care.

- The Binky Foundation http://www.binkyfoundation.org

- Cats in Crisis http://www.catsincrisis.org

- Canine Cancer Awareness http://www.caninecancerawareness.org

- The Onyx and Breezy Foundation http://www.onyxandbreezy.org

- Paws 4 A Cure http://www.paws4acure.org

- Red Rover Relief http://redrover.org

- Rose's Fund http://www.rosesfund.org

- Shakespeare Animal Fund http://www.shakespeareanimalfund.org

- Top Dog Foundation "Bentley Grant" http://www.topdogfoundation.org

- Corgi Aid http://www.corgiaid.org

- Dachshunds Needing Back Surgery http://members.rushmore.com/~dds/applyforhelp.htm

- Handicapped Pets   http://handicappedpets.com

- Labrador Lifeline  http://labradorlifeline.org/success/2005-abbey.htm

- Rx for Rescued Labs  http://www.labmed.org/aid_main.html

- OSLF Fund for Orthopedic Cases  http://www.oslf.org/orthofund.html The goal of Orthodogs' Silver Lining Foundation (OSLF) Fund is to assist with the treatment, support or surgery of any orthopedic condition or injury in which it has been determined that the desired course of action will significantly improve the dog's quality of life. In addition to surgical treatment, OSLF will assist with support devices, prosthetics, mobility aids, supplements and alternative treatments when it has been determined by a veterinarian (either conventional, holistic or homeopathic) that such options will significantly improve the dog's quality of life. The dog must be a companion animal that has a permanent home.

- The Boo Radley Foundation www.booradleyfoundation.org 703-459-9988 email: info@booradleyfoundation.org

 - Stymie Canine Cancer Foundation www.stymieCCF.org 303-617-3955 Fax: 866-372-9505

- Companions in Crisis Fund Helps pay for cancer treatment. www.fetchacure.org (804) 525-2193

- RedRover Relief Grants Provides financial assistance grants so pet caregivers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. 916-429-2457 email: info@redrover.org. 

- Frankie's Friends  Non-profit foundation dedicate to finding cures and saving pets with cancer and other devastating diseases. Donations go to their Frankie's Friends Hope Fund, supporting K-9 Hero's, and supporting clinic research to help find cures for pet diseases.  www. frankiesfriends.com (888) 465-7387 email: giving@frankiesfriends.com

- Good Samaritan Fund  Started by Washington State University to help animals in need of special care, but whose owners could not afford treatment. Funds are only awarded to treat animals at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at WSU. www.vetmed.wsu.edu/GoodSam