PRICING AND INFORMATION
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA $275

Includes a discussion with the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, gentle euthanasia, pawprint impression keepsake, lock of fur, and Lap of Love's Eternal Pawprints booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$375

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian, a full assessment of your pet's quality of life, and a custom treatment plan to help you care for your pet and monitor their condition.

ADDITIONAL FEES

There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see Service Area below), holidays ($50 - $100), pets over 99 lbs, appointments outside normal business hours when arranged (normal business hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

HOLIDAYS

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day. A $50 fee is incurred for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.

OTHER SPECIES

Although we mainly see dogs and cats, some of our veterinarians can assist you with other species such as pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, fish, and goats. Call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$250
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$300
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$325

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely indian rosewood urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to your home or work address.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$125
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$175
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$200

This option is for families that don't wish to have their pet's ashes returned nor wish to bury at home. Pets are respectfully cremated with other pets at a licensed crematory and ashes are on private property in the mountains north of Woodland Park. 

ADDITIONAL AFTERCARE FEES

To best honor your personal space, our doctors do not arrive with a vet technician.  Therefore, if your family has elected cremation for a pet over 30 pounds, we may ask your assistance moving your loved one after euthanasia has been performed.  If additional help is needed outside what is available in the home, we may request that the crematory come to assist us.  In this case, an additional fee will be needed to cover their charge. 

AVAILABILITY

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 5am - 8pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.

Sometimes pets take a turn for the worse overnight or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice, but cannot guarantee that.

If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or one of the emergency clinics listed in the Local Resources section.


Meet the Doctors

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Jennie

Jennie Brindler

I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, surrounded by pets of all kind – dogs, cats, fish, sugar gliders, guinea pigs, gerbils, you name it! I was an animal lover from day one and this, combined with my interest in science, made veterinary medicine a natural career choice for me. After graduating from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, I completed a companion animal internship in Washington, DC. I worked in both emergency medicine and general practice in Virginia prior to moving to Denver, where I continued my work as a small animal general practitioner.

In my years of private practice, I have had the privilege of caring for countless beloved family pets. While the surgical procedures and medical case management have been fascinating, the most rewarding part of my job by far has been fostering the human-animal bond. There is no greater honor than being trusted by my clients to care for their loving companion and usher them through their golden years.

As a dedicated pet owner myself, I know the depth of the human-animal bond is only matched by the devastation of losing your companion. In such an emotional and difficult time, the ability to provide a peaceful, compassionate passing is crucial. I am honored to support you as you navigate the waters of end of life care and seek guidance in maintaining your loved one’s comfort and dignity. 

Dr. Kim

Kim Bruce

Having grown up on a rural farm in Oregon, surrounded by horses, cattle, dogs, cats, and every animal in between, it was no surprise that I dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. I graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and soon after moved to Colorado to follow my dream of working at a mixed animal practice in the Foothills. I loved working with a wide variety of animals and witnessing all different aspects of the human-animal bond, even those that may be considered "unconventional." I (laughingly) became the practice’s designated "chicken doc" and proudly treated every one of my patients with the utmost compassion and respect.

During my time in private practice, I found myself gravitating towards the appointments surrounding pain management, hospice medicine and end-of-life care. This interest strongly influenced me to complete the certification necessary to become a Licensed Veterinary Acupuncturist, furthering my ability to improve the quality of life of my patients.

My ability to help families come to terms with and find comfort in the transition towards end-of-life is something in which I take immense pride. The very foundation of becoming a veterinarian is a promise to help ease pain and suffering. My sole purpose as a veterinarian is to help pets maintain their comfort and dignity for as long as we are lucky enough to have them, and when the time comes, to assist in providing them a peaceful passing within the comfort of their own home.  

It's an absolute honor for me to help families and their beloved pets during this difficult time.

About Jennie Brindler

I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, surrounded by pets of all kind – dogs, cats, fish, sugar gliders, guinea pigs, gerbils, you name it! I was an animal lover from day one and this, combined with my interest in science, made veterinary medicine a natural career choice for me. After graduating from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, I completed a companion animal internship in Washington, DC. I worked in both emergency medicine and general practice in Virginia prior to moving to Denver, where I continued my work as a small animal general practitioner.

In my years of private practice, I have had the privilege of caring for countless beloved family pets. While the surgical procedures and medical case management have been fascinating, the most rewarding part of my job by far has been fostering the human-animal bond. There is no greater honor than being trusted by my clients to care for their loving companion and usher them through their golden years.

As a dedicated pet owner myself, I know the depth of the human-animal bond is only matched by the devastation of losing your companion. In such an emotional and difficult time, the ability to provide a peaceful, compassionate passing is crucial. I am honored to support you as you navigate the waters of end of life care and seek guidance in maintaining your loved one’s comfort and dignity. 

"Dr. Kim was outstanding and very professional and helped us greatly in this experience. She also educated us about our dog's disease and we felt more comfortable with our decision. Our dog passed with the respect and dignity he deserved. So much better and less traumatic than doing this in a vet office. Our dog was calm, relaxed and felt no fear - just compassion. The experience at home was not only more peaceful, but helped us with our guilt, closure and grieving as well. The phone staff was outstanding as well and gave us all the information we needed prior. Highly recommend Dr. Kim and Lap of Love in this painful time."

Jenny Kachnic
Denver, Colorado

"Dr. Jennie was so kind and compassionate. She came after a huge snowstorm the night before and the roads were not very good. She helped make the process as smooth and comfortable for all of us as she could. She was amazing and I'll be forever thankful for her.

Deborah who answered the phone late Sunday night was so helpful as well. I could tell she really cared as well. Lap of Love is fantastic and I will recommend them to everyone I know who might need their services. Thank you for making this difficult time a little more comfortable and bearable."

Wendy McKendrick
Thornton, Colorado

"Dr. Kim,

We are so thankful you were able to come on such short notice to allow our big bear to pass peacefully on his favorite blanket in the comfort of his home. You were his angel as much as he is now ours.

Thank you for all you did for us and him,

Jodi"

Jodi McDonald
Parker, Colorado

"Dr. Kim Bruce,

We can not thank you enough for making the cold, wintery trek to our home last night. Havik was not normally happy with strangers coming into our home. He must have felt your loving energy the minute you came in. He knew you were there to help him.

Your compassion and gentle spirit was felt by all of us. You are and angel of mercy, I hope you know what a gift you are giving people by doing this. Thank you again.

I also would like to say the ladies I spoke with on the phone to set this up were extremely kind and gentle with me. It was very much appreciated and noticed.

Be Kind......Holly"

Holly Skowronski
Westminster, Colorado

"Dr. Kim was amazingly kind , compassionate, and patient. She took the time to greet all of my pets and let them get comfortable with her before we began the difficult process, but a process she made as easy as possible..

It is clear to me that Dr. Kim has a gift and that she generously shares that gift with those of us going through very difficult times.

I highly recommend her services."

Robert Wolf
Arvada, Colorado

"Last week we had to say goodbye to our sweet Skylar Rae. We were blessed to have her in our lives for 17 years. We were also blessed to be given the name of Lap of Love to use, Dr Kim in Colorado - thank you for helping us say goodbye to our sweet girl like we did. In her home in the rocky mountains. And thank you for confirming it was time, and that she was ready- it's so difficult. I instantly envisioned her running thru our meadow like she used to, and being greeted by her fellow furry friends. I highly recommend you guys! ❤️😭"

Michelle Nortnik
Bailey, Colorado

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Denver area, including all or parts of Denver, Douglas, Elbert and North El Paso Counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30-$75 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Auto was a goofy, sweet boy. He was so full of love for us and us for him. He loved to swim and play fetch and go on walks and car rides. He was patient and gentle when the girls were little and would pull his tail and climb on him. He was loyal and good-natured. He was Rocky's playmate and a best friend to us all. He is missed so much. I ...
Wendy McKendrick
November 5, 2019
“We miss you so much and our house and hearts feel so empty without your warm loving presence in our lives. The kids and I love you forever.”
Chris Cohlmia
October 7, 2019
“Bobby was the best kitty in the world”
July 6, 2019
“We miss you so much sweet Sam. You're silly actions, your sweet disposition, your constant doggy smile and companionship. I hope we brought as much joy to your life as you brought to ours. We will miss and love you forever.”
Nicole Lindberg
June 3, 2019
PAYMENT OPTIONS

To make the experience as peaceful as possible, credit card over the phone (before the appointment) is generally preferred. We are also more than happy to accept a check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash during our time with you.

Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. We are happy to help complete any paperwork needed to submit for reimbursement.

We also accept Care Credit.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
P.O. Box 36211
Denver, Colorado 80236

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