PRICING AND INFORMATION

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 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 veterinarians 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.

"Dr. Maggie was so warm and compassionate. She was very kind, loving and understanding. She handled our dear Maxie as if he was her own. I am forever thankful I found out about Lap of Love and Dr. Maggie. I could not have done this without you."

Deborah Pierce
Alva, Florida

"She was a wonderful compassionate person.

Thank you!"

Luciana Millard
Bonita Springs, Florida

"Dr. Maggie was an angel of mercy to us when the time came for Smiley to cross the rainbow bridge. We could not have scripted a better ending to our beloved Smiley."

Joe & Pat Namath
Estero, Florida

"What a comforting experience for just a devastating time. I felt at ease and was very thankful I could lay on my floor and hold her head and pet her kiss her and talk to her as she made her way to the rainbow bridge. I loved I had the opportunity to wrap her up and transport her to the car. I recommend this service to anyone who has to make this terrible but necessary choice for their fur baby. So impressed with Dr. Maggie and thankful for her kindness and tender care she gave our sweet Rosie."

Jill Tellin
Bonita Springs, Florida

"Dr. Maggie Mottram is truly an exceptional hospice veterinarian. She bestowed exemplary compassion and love to both my beloved four legged son, Samson and also to me.

She took the time to send a sympathy card with a personal hand written note along with the poem Pawprints Left by You written by Teri Harrison.

Dr. Maggie assisted Samson with complete and absolute dignity and I will be forever grateful."

Randy Lindsey
Lehigh Acres, Florida

"Dr. Maggie was incredibly compassionate and sensitive to our sweet girl yesterday. Saying goodbye to a pet who has been a family member for the past 15 years is never easy. But Dr. Maggie made the entire experience peaceful and stress free for all of us. If I had to do it all over again, I would absolutely ask for Lap of Love and Dr. Maggie's assistance. Our sweet girl is now resting peacefully and crossed the rainbow bridge surrounded by the people who loved her the most. Thank you Dr. Maggie."

Linda Warren
Estero, 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
“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
“You were born to run with the big boys. Not dogs, but people. You always believed you were one of us from the night you moved in and insisted on sleeping in our bedroom with us. We learned pretty quickly we were to become your caretakers, not your owners or masters, and that you really belonged to your many friends and fans alike. Your life ...
Joe & Pat Namath
July 13, 2019
“In Memory of our Sweet Rosie!!

She was a sweetheart of a dog. Always by my side. She was the cutest puppy we found on the internet and remember clear as night to pick her up at a Lowe’s at 1am! The dog transporter was running late- but we al piled in the mini van and went to get our new family member.

She was bossy and would tell you when ...
Jill Tellin
July 10, 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 33966

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