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. 

"Dr. Jennie made the experience of saying goodbye better than I ever expected. Even in the Covid climate she allowed us to remain close to Sylvie the entire time. She walked us through the entire process and explained things very clearly and calmly. I highly recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Jenny to help when you family needs to make this decision."

Matt Mason
Denver, Colorado

"Dr. Kim was so sweet and thoughtful as we said our goodbyes to our lab, Brownie. As hard as it was she made it a peaceful and loving moment. Thank you for coming to our home, loving on Brownie, and comforting us too. ❤️"

Cathy & Chris Theis
Aurora, Colorado

"Dr. Kim was amazing at helping to assist our sweet Kitty Kat over the rainbow bridge! I feel so blessed that someone as warm, caring, and kind as she is worked with us. It was so much nicer to have our Kitty pass at home with the family than taking him to an office. He was very ready to pass, and Dr. Kim was so sympathetic and helped comfort us during the process.

I highly recommend Lap of Love for your pet if it's that time. I know we'll use them again when our other pets come of age. Great service, and even more so, a great comfort."

Melissa Hall
Arvada, Colorado

"Wow Dr. Brindler is an angel on earth. She held space for us in such a special and warm way. She was so warm and grounded through the whole thing. She made sure my boy was so loved and comfy during the whole visit. It takes someone with the most incredible heart to do what she does. We have been so blessed by her presence, help and reassurance."

Bianca Tyrell
Aurora, Colorado

"I want to thank Dr. Kim for coming into our home during this unprecedented time in our country, and being so compassionate, kind, caring, and gentle when handling our dearly beloved kitty, Rascal's, little body. He had passed during the night with no medical intervention before Dr. Kim's arrival but she still came out to provide us with the grief/loss booklet and to make a clay print of our dear Rascal's paw and clip his beautiful, cotton-ball-soft, black and white fur and presented it to us in a little keepsake. We had listened to Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Tori Amos and shared our stories of Rascal's beginning in our lives and all the places he had been with us (Oakland, Brooklyn, Denver), and then we read the Rainbow Bridge poem. When it was time, Dr. Kim gently and lovingly picked up Rascal and placed him in her basket and put a blanket over him ... like Dorothy returning home ...

She also sent us a wonderful card for our loss and it was very touching and thoughtful. Tim and I both appreciated being thought of in our time of loss"

Erin Brychel
DENVER, Colorado

"Dr Kim,

We can't express how much we value the service you provide. You did a spectacular job making a really difficult time as easy and peaceful as it could've been. Thank you so much for your compassion, condolences, and for the work you do. If there's a kitty god, he's definitely smiling on you.

Emma and Rob"

Emma Lee
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
“Sylvie was the best dog anyone could ever ask for. She was my best friend for the past 14 years. She loved everyone she ever met. Her favorite thing was swimming in any natural body of water but she was not a fan of baths. She was the most quiet dog and almost never barked. I'm going to miss the high-fives and after-work hugs.”
Matt Mason
June 1, 2020
“Loosing Oscar....or Oskie as we would often call him has been one of the hardest things we have ever had to face. We got Oscar very well knowing he was a senior and that we wouldn’t get enough time with him. But he filled a space in our hearts so deep and so wide that the emptiness without him is paralyzing. We know though that he deserves to run ...
Bianca Tyrell
May 23, 2020
“Today I write the hardest lines ...

It was so hard to lose my best furry friend, my dear sweet Rascal. I did not know that this year would be our last year together. I wish you would have had an appetite during your last few days of life because I would have given you your favorite carb-full human foods: Parmesan goldfish, tortilla chips, ...
Erin Brychel
May 21, 2020
“My kitty, Jem, also known as "Jemmers", is now in heaven. He was my family, companion, and buddy since he was a kitten. He was full of personality from the beginning, and the only human he liked was me. He would attack any other person who came near him, but often wouldn't leave my side. At first he slept on my head or curled up at my neck but ...
Erin Tousley
May 19, 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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