PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$265

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$365

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 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. Call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$250
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 149 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 wooden 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 you.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$200
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$225

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 in their pet cemetery located in Atlanta, GA. 

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 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 Doctor

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area!

Dr. Maggie

Maggie Mottram

My earliest memory of veterinary medicine is taking our new golden retriever to get her first set of vaccinations when I was a young child. My mom says after that moment, I set my heart on becoming an animal doctor and nothing was going to change my mind. Many years later, I attended The Ohio State University for my undergraduate degree in Animal Science. After growing tired of the snow and cold weather, I completed veterinary school at St. George’s University located in the Caribbean on the island of Grenada. While I was there, I spent my time coordinating free health clinics for people and their pets. It was those clinics and moments that taught me the importance of the human-animal bond. People didn’t mind waiting in the heat or the rain; they just wanted to make sure their family pet was healthy.

After graduating veterinary school, I moved back home to Fort Myers, Florida to be closer to my family. After a couple of years in general practice, I realized I had a passion and calling for hospice and end of life care.  I find it extremely rewarding to help families find ways of providing a good quality of life and comfort to their pet in the final days, and to help guide and support them when it is time to say goodbye. It is such an honor to provide this service to pets at home, in an environment where they’re most comfortable and surrounded by loved ones. While our pets are only here for such a short time, they make such a large impact in every part of our life.

Much of my spare time is spent with family and our multitude of golden retrievers. I often recommend a good lint roller to anyone who comes to our family gatherings.  My golden retriever is named Beemer and he is well known for his crazy antics around the house. His two partners in crime are my cats, Harley and Arthur.

About Maggie Mottram

My earliest memory of veterinary medicine is taking our new golden retriever to get her first set of vaccinations when I was a young child. My mom says after that moment, I set my heart on becoming an animal doctor and nothing was going to change my mind. Many years later, I attended The Ohio State University for my undergraduate degree in Animal Science. After growing tired of the snow and cold weather, I completed veterinary school at St. George’s University located in the Caribbean on the island of Grenada. While I was there, I spent my time coordinating free health clinics for people and their pets. It was those clinics and moments that taught me the importance of the human-animal bond. People didn’t mind waiting in the heat or the rain; they just wanted to make sure their family pet was healthy.

After graduating veterinary school, I moved back home to Fort Myers, Florida to be closer to my family. After a couple of years in general practice, I realized I had a passion and calling for hospice and end of life care.  I find it extremely rewarding to help families find ways of providing a good quality of life and comfort to their pet in the final days, and to help guide and support them when it is time to say goodbye. It is such an honor to provide this service to pets at home, in an environment where they’re most comfortable and surrounded by loved ones. While our pets are only here for such a short time, they make such a large impact in every part of our life.

Much of my spare time is spent with family and our multitude of golden retrievers. I often recommend a good lint roller to anyone who comes to our family gatherings.  My golden retriever is named Beemer and he is well known for his crazy antics around the house. His two partners in crime are my cats, Harley and Arthur.

"We said good bye to our beloved Dante cat in October 2019. My husband and I will be forever grateful for the compassion and kindness received from Dr. Maggie Mottram. We appreciated the time that was spent keeping us at ease during a very difficult decision. It was very special that Dante came out to sit with us and Dr. Maggie from his hiding spot, we know he felt her warm presence. She was a kind and loving person and this is a very important service. Thank you for helping Dante and our family."

Victoria Matson
Naples, Florida

"Dr Maggie was Awesome and Amazing! Right away She has a way to make you feel at ease! She knows the Love and The Pain You’re going through! This is an Amazing Service and Highest Regards between Pet And Owner! She feels like a family member! Surrounding Love! Thank You, Thank You! Tico Thanks You Too! The Robinsons!"

Daniel Robinson
Ft Myers,Fl, Florida

"Dr. Maggie was a blessing to us and Cooper as we said our goodbyes. She was patient to explain the process and took the time to redo Cooper’s paw print so our keepsake would be perfect. Dr. Maggie also affirmed that we were good parents to our pets which eases the sorrow.

Thank you, Dr. Maggie."


Naples, Florida

"Yesterday we had to make that horrible decision to put down our 14 year old lovely Sheltie Turner. We have dreaded this day since we bought him years ago, knowing that most pet owners face this eventually. Turner was scared when we went to Angel Animal Hospital in Naples each time and shook horribly when he would take the ride in the car to go to them! I knew I had to have him euthanized at home and called Lap of Love. The same day I called them Dr. Maggie came to our house and was so sweet and caring and gentle!! Turner passed on with no anxiety and no pain!! I could not have asked for a more perfect ending to my little boy’s life! Thank you Dr. Maggie!"

Dr. Gary Stamm
Naples, Florida

"I wish to thank Dr. Maggie for her kind assistance in a situation I found myself this week. My 12 year dog had a cancerous tumor erupt with blood going everywhere. When I called at around 3:30 I was told the soonest I could expect her was between 6-8:00pm. I explained I was alone and the situation was dire. I received a call back from Dr. Maggie advising she would be there within 20 minutes. Her calming spirit immediately made me feel at ease. My boy was out of his misery quickly and peacefully.

I can not say enough about this service and Dr. Maggie, she is truly heaven sent."

Rayanne Schaefer
Fort Myers, Florida

"Dr. Maggie was compassionate and comforting. We knew we did not want our little Emma to suffer any longer and were so thankful for this service. She passed peacefully in her home with her loving mom, dad, and sister Charlotte by her side. Thank you Dr. Maggie for the care and respect you gave both Emma and her family. You made a very difficult time just a little easier."

Angela Kosmas
Naples, Florida

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (239) 947-0588

Specialized Veterinary Services - Ft. Myers

  (239) 993-8878

Florida Veterinary Referral Center - Estero

  (239) 261-4404

Avow Pet Loss Support Group

  (239) 992-8387

Southwest Florida Veterinary Specialists - Bonita Springs

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Naples and Ft. Myers areas. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a $30-$100 fee based on your location.

Pet Memorials
“Yesterday we said goodbye to our faithful, amazing, miniature labradoodle who was almost 17 years old. Cooper, was truly the best dog with the kindest personality and our lives are better for his presence in our world.
He had grown very tired the past few months and there was no interest in the things that brought joy for so many years. Though ...
October 30, 2019
“Emma, was our little queen. She will live on in our hearts forever. She taught us that life is full of many wonders and that every day we should smell the flowers, kiss the butterflies, and always take time to share our love with those we love.
She never missed a chance to show us how special we were to her. I will deeply miss the sound of her ...
Angela Kosmas
October 18, 2019
“Maxie was our beloved fur baby. He brought us so much joy and love. He touched so many lives. He had a very gentle soul and loved everyone he ever met. He will be missed everyday, our lives will never be the same. I will always love and miss my " Angel Baby".”
Deborah Pierce
August 9, 2019
“Maya aka Moma
We will miss you!”
Luciana Millard
July 16, 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
PO Box 61166
Fort Myers, Florida 33907

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