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 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. Jennie was absolutely amazing. She explained every single part of the process and made sure we had all the time we needed during all phases. She made sure everything was about Baxter's comfort and us saying our goodbyes. Quite honestly, there were several times that I completely forgot Dr. Jennie was even present. Not that I want Lap of Love to increase their prices but knowing what I know now, I would easily pay 2x what we paid."

Noel Williams
Denver, Colorado

"I'm so grateful that I chose Lap of Love for my dear Phoenix, and so glad that the Universe sent us Dr. Jeannie. She was more than I ever could have asked for and went above and beyond. She treated Phoenix with the utmost respect and care from the moment she walked in the door. I cannot even find the right words to say how happy I am with the service she provided...though "happy" isn't quite the right word, you understand. Dr. Jeannie even sent us a thoughtful email afterwards and a sympathy card in the mail. She is such a kind and gentle soul, I know that the animals she tends to must feel her warmth and love as they enter the next life. Thank you so much for doing what you do Dr. Jeannie, I don't know how you do it but you are amazing."

Meg Christensen
Aurora, Colorado

"What a wonderful person. This was the hardest thing I've done for any pet. Jennie was kind, compassionate and extremely patient. She even assisted in giving Bubba one of his favorite bad snacks, kraft cheese slices. (See the picture above). I felt that this wasn't work for Jennie. This was a personal, kind experience that she was genuinely happy to help us with.

We will always think kindly of her and refer anyone who needs this kind of service. Thank you very much Dr. Brindler. You were damn awesome."

Nick Marinelli
Denver, Colorado

"Dr. Jennie Brindler was so kind and gentle. She gave us the time we needed to send off our sweet baby girl. We were so grateful she helped us through the process. So respectful to us and our kitty. She is amazing! I will never be able to thank her enough."

Elain Harper
AURORA, Colorado

"Dr. Kim was very caring and gentle taking care of my Nala. I'm so happy I contacted lap of love. Thank you Dr. Kim!"

Cindy Stapp
westminster, Colorado

"Dr. Jennie made the whole process very peaceful. She was very gentle with Rocky."

Janice Prebyl
Aurora, 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
“My family and I loved Baxter more than we could have ever imagined. He was, without a doubt, the best companion and protector. His passing has left an enormous hole in our collective hearts and we are truly blessed to have had him in our lives for as long as we did.
He will be missed greatly.”
Noel Williams
January 13, 2020
“Phoenix was my fur baby for almost 13 years, and was the sweetest dog I've ever known. She never so much as growled or barked at anyone, only wagged her tail and greeted them with such happiness. We always joked that if a burglar broke in, she would make friends with them and show them where we keep the valuables. Even still, I always felt safe ...
Meg Christensen
January 12, 2020
“Bubba was a cat that always required extra work to have as a pet, but dammit I wouldn't change it for anything. He was always such a sweet boy. Whenever I would speak cooingly to him he would squint one eye at a time, almost winking at me. He was way too cool. I don't have accurate, expressive or eloquent enough words to describe exactly how ...
Nick Marinelli
January 12, 2020
“My sweet Kitty we are all so lost without you. What an amazing kitty you were, your presence was so big the loss is felt so strong. You were my first cat I ever owned, and what a joy you brought to all of us. You captured all our hearts. You were so sassy and cool you made me laugh. Thank you for all my memories I will treasure them all. I love ...
Elain Harper
January 7, 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.

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

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