Denver & Surrounding Areas

  (720) 399-7334

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA $325

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$425

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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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

I don’t know how you do your job day after day, but you assured us that you were helping Lucky and we had made the right decision. I know we were second guessing ourselves and you explained that it was a very common feeling to have Lucky was the best dog , he really was. Just one week shy of hitting his 12 th birthday, Oh how we miss him and he left an emptiness in our hearts and home. Thank you for caring for him during and after. I so appreciated the card you sent to us. You even mentioned what a sweet and handsome guy he was. He sure was😢"

Patty Work
Littleton, Colorado

"Dr. Kim -

I can't express how thankful I am for you and for the service you have through Lap of Love. It was the best decision I could have made for my girl as we shared our final moments together. You were extremely kind and it was very peaceful, I feel in part because of you and the way you handled it. You've got a tough job, but you are amazing at it.

Thank you again.

Traci Duncan"

Traci Duncan
Denver, Colorado

"Dr. Kim -

I am incredibly grateful for your kindness and compassion. Yesterday was so hard, and to be that vulnerable around someone new was hard for me, so thank you for making me feel comfortable. Being a part of the process is helping me grieve this loss and process the pain, thank you.

I can’t say this enough, what you do is a lifesaver for the suffering pets and their devastated pet parents.

All my best,

Micah"

Micah Strom
Denver, Colorado

"Dr. Jennie was amazing! She explained very throughly what to expect so we were not alarmed or shaken up. She was so patient with us we did not feel rushed at all. It was such a hard process & she was so comforting and gentle."

Louise Guerrero
Lakewood, Colorado

"Making the decision to have Karma cross the rainbow bridge was incredibly difficult, but the decision to use Lap of Love was easy. From the initial phone call to make the appointment, to the moment Dr. Kim drove away with my girl, I knew that not only was my sweet girl in good hands, but so were we. Dr. Kim was compassionate and patient as we said our good byes and spent our final moments with Karma. This has been one of the hardest weeks, but I am so thankful we were able to use Lap of Love and meet Dr. Kim."

Traci Duncan
AURORA, Colorado

"Our interaction with Dr. Kim was brief but you could immediately feel how genuine and compassionate she was. She took the time to explain the process to us and allowed us to ramble on about Bailey. She also gave us time to privately say goodbye to Bailey and allow our other cat to say goodbye as well. Then when it was time to take Bailey, she lovingly wrapped her up in a blanket and placed her in a basket with so much care you would have thought it was her own cat. Thank you for making the best out of an unbearable situation, Dr. Kim. We appreciate you more than you can know."

Cassie M.
Denver, Colorado

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (303) 366-2639

VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital - Denver

  (303) 539-7646

The Human Animal Bond Trust - Denver

  (303) 874-7387

VRCC - Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital - Englewood

  (303) 817-8571

Individual Pet Grief Counseling - Denver

  (303) 433-3291

Denver Pet Urgent Care - Emergency Veterinary Hospital - Wheat Ridge

  (720) 352-0930

Gentle Psychotherapy - Boulder

  (303) 424-3325

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital - Wheat Ridge

  (303) 973-4200

VCA Deer Creek Animal Hospital - Littleton

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
“Bruno you will be missed forever our sweet boy. This house is so empty without your little paws walking around from room to room. You were laid to rest in your most favorite spot , in front of the patio door. You loved to sit there for hours just gazing out. You were also one whom did not like the heat, you liked a cool atmosphere vs your Mama, ...
Louise Guerrero
July 31, 2020
“My heart has been broken for over a week. Karma was full of spunk, charm and heart. She was the sweetest girl and made an impression on anyone who met her. I was blessed to be her mama for almost 15 years. From someone whining at the tv to the click of her nails on the floor, there is a void in our house and hearts. She was always there for me, ...
Traci Duncan
July 28, 2020
“Last week we had to say goodbye to our beautiful Bailey. She was our constant companion for almost 15 years until she was diagnosed with cancer. She was such a well traveled cat and the best road trip partner a girl could ask for. She made the drive from Texas to Tennessee and then to Colorado. Her brother, Moo, already misses her so much as do ...
Cassie M.
July 27, 2020
“Merlot you will be forever be in the hearts of those that got to spend time with you. The house isn’t as full now, but your memories are everywhere. From you galloping around the yard to your pacing around at meal time. You are the perfect camping partner, never straying far from camp and then relaxing next to the fire after the day of ...
July 24, 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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