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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

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 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. 

"Kim,

Thank you so much for your kind words and gentle touch with Sage. You made her last moments incredibly peaceful. We feel very blessed that you were with our family yesterday.

Thanks,

Mike and CoCo

Henry and Jack"

Michael Criste
Denver, Colorado

"Dear Dr. Kim,

We want to thank you for your caring message and for the care you showed our Quin. As difficult as it was to say goodbye, it was a gift to know that you helped him pass peacefully. The house is too quiet now--too empty, but we know we did the right thing not letting him suffer any longer.

With gratitude,

Janeen and Jack Cornelius"

Janeen Cornelius
Denver, Colorado

"Dr. Kim Bruce,

Thank you so much for your kind words. I wanted to say a deep thank you for how you handled yesterday. I am so thankful that we made the decision to let him pass in his home and in his favorite spot. My final memory of him is looking peacefully asleep surrounded by love and care.

The house seems so quiet now, but I know he is in a better place and in no pain. From the moment I called I have felt the love and care. Thank you again for yesterday from how you handled Charlie to his parents! Thank you again!

Sincerely,

Aaron"

Aaron Walker
Denver, Colorado

"Dear Dr. Jennie,

Please forgive me for my slow response; as you can imagine the past few days have been a rash of emotions and I found it best to take some time to reflect over the passing of my dear, sweet Maggie.

Thank you so much for reaching out to me, and thank you for helping my beautiful girl move on from an uncertain future with her battle with cancer in the most caring and dignified way.

You will never know how much I appreciate you for being there in my and my pet's time of need. From the moment I met my little girl she meant the world to me - that meant putting her health and happiness first, including the decision to not prolong her life when the quality was so quickly being eroded with her illness, and when the palliative care she was receiving was not adequate to ensure that our remaining time together would be without discomfort.

My thanks to you for allowing me to help my girl be free of pain, in her own home, with no concerns, fear, or distress.

You allowed me to caress my dear Maggie as she drifted into a gentle, easy, painless sleep, a gift for which I will always be indebted to you.

With my greatest appreciation and gratitude,

Kevin Conboy"

Kevin Conboy
Aurora, Colorado

"My cat (Tommy) and I were together for over 17 years and he was a best friend to myself and my husband. Unfortunately, Tommy's health had been steadily declining and on an early Saturday afternoon we noticed that Tommy was unable to use the litter box or walk, and we knew it was time for him to go to the Rainbow Bridge.

My husband and I had already had quality of life discussions with our vet and knew when the time came that we wanted someone to come to the house. (Tommy would get highly stressed in the car and we didn't want to add any stress on his last day.) I called two places that provide in-home euthanasia, however, neither place was able to accommodate us that same day. I called Lap of Love and the woman that I spoke with was extremely kind and patient as I explained the situation. She was able to get in contact with Dr. Kim Bruce right away and Dr. Bruce arrived at our house about an hour and a half later. (The woman that I spoke with on the phone took my payment information ahead of time so I was able to just focus on Tommy once Dr. Bruce arrived.)

Dr. Bruce was beyond amazing and a huge source of comfort. From the start, she was empathetic and explained the process and answered our questions. Dr. Bruce was incredibly gentle with Tommy and Tommy passed peacefully while laying in his favorite sunspot. My husband and I were able to give Tommy pets and say goodbye as he passed. It was devastating but we are so appreciative that Dr. Bruce was able to guide us through it.

We opted to get Tommy privately cremated which was also handled by Lap of Love. We received Tommy's ashes less than two weeks later in a beautiful urn with his name engaged in the front. Dr. Bruce also sent us a very kind handwritten letter and email afterward. I would absolutely recommend Lap of Love if you do need to make the difficult decision to say goodbye to a pet."

Katie Reynolds
Aurora, Colorado

"Dr. Kim was wonderful with our sweet Mickey, and with us. Her calm presence and experience made his passing a very peaceful and touching moment. Knowing he did not suffer has given us immense comfort."

Robin Keith
Arvada, 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
“Mickey never met a person he didn't like. He was a happy, gentle, trusting boy who befriended everyone he met. He was enormous and soft as a bunny. We are so grateful for the 15 happy years we had with him, and he'll always be a part of our family.”
Robin Keith
March 18, 2020
“Kahlua April 5 2006- March 15, 2020
Our bond was strong, our time was precious, and thoughts of her sweet face will always bring a smile to my face.
Who would of thought of the impact this sweet soul would have on my life. I met Kahlua when I was in college. I had just turned 19, I was a confused teenager looking for a ferret, but instead I ...
Andrea Carbonell
March 17, 2020
“These two were mutt and jeff. They were absolutely inseparable. Lizzie was my camping girl. She understood the responsibility of camping and being on guard. Jonah failed the test, first time out he chased a deer. Oh Well! Jonah always getting into the dishwasher. Lizzie not liking when other dogs were running around. Lizzie's attempts at ...
Lisa Ferreira
February 20, 2020
“Prada was an amazing part of our family. She was funny,sassy loved the snow & taking lots of walks. She loved sleeping on bed with us & lots of dog friendly snacks!”
Nicole Pollard
February 10, 2020
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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