PRICING AND INFORMATION

Euthanasia$325

Includes a brief consultation by the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, peaceful euthanasia, paw impression memorial keepsake, lock of fur, and a Lap of Love Pet Loss Booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.

Veterinary Hospice$425

Includes an 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, with prompt follow-up for any questions after the visit.

Additional Fees

There may be an additional charge for pets over 99 lbs, extended travel (see Service Area below), appointments outside normal business hours when arranged (normal business hours (9:00 am - 5:00 am), 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. Please call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

Private Cremation
Pets up to 49 pounds$250
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$325
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$375
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$425

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with your pet's name and paw impression engraved on the top and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian in two - three weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you. 

*Pets over 150 pounds - pre-arrangement needed. 

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$175
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$200
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$250

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 scattered out to sea by the crematory. 

*Pets over 150 pounds - pre-arrangement needed. 

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 no additional help is available from friends or family to move your pet, please let our team know so that we can schedule appropriately.  The most important thing is that your loved one does not suffer, arrangements for assistance with cremation can be made at a later time. 


We are proud to offer Aquamation for aftercare in South Florida.  Click here for more information about Aquamation.  

AVAILABILITY
We are here to answer your questions every day, from 7am - 11pm. 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. Jordan

Jordan Taheri

My first pet as a little boy was a long-haired guinea pig named Bogie.  We had hamsters in the past, but this was our first pet that was all mine, and I loved him.  So when Bogie got sick and soon passed, I was devastated.  I did not agree with my friends’ suggestions to “just get another,” because there was no other Bogie, and he was gone.  It was really at this point that I realized I was meant to be a veterinarian. 

Years later in 2010, I proudly graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  Having worked all over the country, I now find myself back where I grew up, in Broward County.  The place that has always been home to me.  I’ll never forget the memories that Bogie and I shared, and what he meant to me.  In joining Lap of Love, I am truly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to help people and their loved ones in their greatest time of need.  We can never replace our beloved furry friends, but we can give them the loving gifts of comfortable end of life care and a peaceful passing.

Dr. Amanda

Amanda Grant

Growing up as an only child, I found my brother in a cat named Smokey. Smokey would ride in my doll stroller as I pushed him on walks. He didn’t leave my side when I was sick, always there to comfort me. Then he was my protective older brother always sitting between me and the boyfriend during the teenage years. Smokey was with me for 22 wonderful years. Through him, I discovered the strength of the bond between humans and their devoted pets.

I knew, even back then, that my life needed to be dedicated to the preservation of this bond. Since then I have shared this special bond with my other cats, dogs, ferrets, birds, rabbits, and even fish. Each one of these wonderful creatures shared the same bond with me in their own unique way and deserve the same merit. I then learned eventually, this bond must be shared beyond this world, and that I could help others make the difficult journey with dignity and respect, honoring the love that they shared with their “Smokey”.

My heart goes out to those who are near the end of their earthly journey with their pets, whatever species they call their friend, and I hope to help preserve those precious memories and ease their transition.

About Jordan Taheri

My first pet as a little boy was a long-haired guinea pig named Bogie.  We had hamsters in the past, but this was our first pet that was all mine, and I loved him.  So when Bogie got sick and soon passed, I was devastated.  I did not agree with my friends’ suggestions to “just get another,” because there was no other Bogie, and he was gone.  It was really at this point that I realized I was meant to be a veterinarian. 

Years later in 2010, I proudly graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  Having worked all over the country, I now find myself back where I grew up, in Broward County.  The place that has always been home to me.  I’ll never forget the memories that Bogie and I shared, and what he meant to me.  In joining Lap of Love, I am truly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to help people and their loved ones in their greatest time of need.  We can never replace our beloved furry friends, but we can give them the loving gifts of comfortable end of life care and a peaceful passing.

"I want to thank Dr. Jordan for giving Charlotte the peaceful end she so deserved. Her final moments were spent at home. Calm and relaxed. Lying where she always had. Falling asleep where she always did. If not for Dr. Jordan and Lap of Love, things would have been very different. For that I am and will remain grateful. Thank you."

Martin Salcedo
Plantation, Florida

"Dr. Jordan helped us with our Mr. Spock. Mr. Spock had been ailing for quite a while and would never recover. In recent weeks his heath had significantly deteriorated.

Dr. Jordan was kind and patient with my husband and I while said good bye to our little munchkin.

He explained the process and patiently waited until we were ready to proceed. I would guess he was familiar with other doggie parents crying as they let go of their doggie children. We have another dog who quietly sat with us when Dr. Jordan proceeded. After, we let our other dog see Mr. Spock so she would know he was gone.

This was the first dog we had to let a pet go. Although an agonizing decision, we believe we made the right decision at the right time for Mr. Spock. Although emotionally painful, having Dr. Jordan come to our home and help us through everything made it less so."

Arlette Steinberger
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida

"My wife & I are grateful for the service that you offer in this trying time. Making the decision to put our cat to rest was tough enough but having Dr. Jordan there to assist in the process made it more bearable."

Mark Dragomer
Pompano Beach, Florida

"I am so grateful for this opportunity to express how wonderful everyone there is/was during this entire time. From the caring person who answered our phone call and explained everything to us to Jordan who came to our home and has followed up with us. Everyone there is a blessing! They understand that our animals are not just that, they are FAMILY.

Jordan was wonderful and compassionate. So caring and willing to take as much time as we needed. We received follow up communications from him and even received a hand written card. Our family is so grateful to all of you for helping us through this ordeal.

Thank you so very much,

The Coker's"

Jimmy Coker
Plantation, Florida

"Buddy was in her 18th year of life and at our last visit with our Vet we explained that we wanted her to go peacefully at home rather than in the sterile environment of a clinic. We wanted her to be with us, our other dog, Gunner, and the beauty of our surroundings. Our Vet recommended your service as it is the one that his own mother has used.

Dr. Jordan was very kind and patient with us at a very difficult moment in our lives - saying good-bye to a faithful companion who has travelled so much with us - from the Amazon Jungle and rivers, to the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, Gulf of Mexico and our final home - here in Florida. He never rushed us and also walked us through the process so that we would know what was going to happen and approximately how long it would take. His office had also sent us a nice letter telling us how to prepare - if such a thing is ever really possible.

My husband and I really appreciate this service as it gives comfort to our hearts and minds that we have done the best for our beloved companion right up to her final moments.

Dr. Jordan was also kind enough to send us a personalized Sympathy card with a handwritten note. The time and care taken by him and your Organization shows that you have a deep commitment to what you are doing.

Thank you so much.

Mary Ann S."

Jorge & Mary Ann Santos
Margate, Florida

"On June 3rd, my family & I said our goodbyes to Griswald, our 12 year old French Bulldog. Grizzy has been part of our family since he was 4 mos. old. It was a heartbreaking decision to make & I dreaded the moment he'd close his eyes for the last time. Luckily, we found Lap of Love & one of their very special veterinarian's , Dr. Jordan, to guide us through the process. It was the best ending we could have ever hoped for.-Grizzy was happy, calm & unaware of what was about to happen. Griz was comfortable on his mat on the kitchen floor while we fed him & our two other dogs their favorite treats; blueberries & small pieces of banana. There were lots of tears but I know Grizzy didn't notice. I'm confident that for him, it was just like spending time with us on any typical day ; feeling us pet him & listening to us tell him that we loved him while his two buddies sniffed around him hoping he had dropped one of his treats. I'm so grateful to Dr. Jordan. He was kind, compassionate & instantly made us all feel a weight was lifted off of us & that no matter what came next, all we needed to focus on was our love for Grizzy, I highly recommend Lap of Love to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation. Thank you so much Dr. Jordan & Lap Of Love. Goodbye to my Grizzy, I love you & miss you."

Helene Coner
Lighthouse Point, Florida

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (954) 753-1800

Coral Springs Animal Hospital has monthly support meetings.

  (561) 434-5700

Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists has bi-monthly support meetings.

  (954) 753-1800

Coral Springs Animal Hospital

  (561) 625-9995

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Palm Beach Gardens

Pet Memorials
“Four pounds of pure love, that was Emma.”
ISABELLA DUQUE
May 28, 2019
“There are no words that are adequate for the depths of my grief. Tinkerbell wasn't just my best friend and companion animal, she was the best thing to happen to me, next to the birth of my children. We had a rough few years, and there were times I just didn't want to wake up or keep going. Yet, every morning I would open my eyes, and she would ...
Kelly Conner
May 20, 2019
“It is impossible to forget a dog who gave us so much to remember. No words could be more true for our dog Tank. He landed in our home on a random circumstance and he was instantly a part of our family from that day forward. He was as stubborn and hard headed as a dog could be, but that stubbornness was equally matched by his loyalty and love ...
Michael Pavlou
May 9, 2019
“We think Saranyu was 3 years old when she found us and think she was left by a neighbor when they moved away. She was a princess for sure, and lived a charmed life. We had 12 years with this little fuzzball and while we think we were the boss of her, we know the real truth. She always knew what she wanted, and if we didn't know she'd make sure ...
Celeste and Rajiv Munshi
April 22, 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
805 N. Federal Hwy
Boynton Beach, Florida 33435

Owned and Operated

This Lap of Love location is owned and operated by Dr. Mary Gardner

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