Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$250

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.

Euthanasia$250

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.

Geriatric Consultation$250

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.

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), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

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 pounds or more will be quoted

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 pounds or more will be quoted

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.

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, DVM

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, DVM

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.

"I had two old cats who I knew were going to die around the same time... just had this feeling. When it was time for my 1st cat I called Lap of Love and Dr. Maggie came out... she is a wonderful veterinarian, smart, personable and very informative. She explained exactly what was going to happen. My baby girl died peacefully. Unfortunately not even two weeks later my boy cat took a turn for the worst. I knew they’d pass around the same time but not this close. It was tragic. But I knew who to call to prevent suffering... and Dr. Maggie returned. She remembered me and once again helped me through another emotional roller coaster. Thank you Dr. Maggie. You are a wonderful person whom I admire! Thank you for not only being there for me. But all other pet owners who make this hard choice to let our loved babies pass to a better place without suffering! I’d recommend you to each person who needs this service!!!"

Isabella Hose
Port Charlotte, Florida

"Truly words cannot describe what Dr. Maggie did for Remy & I. She came our home, for a consultation and assessment. She waited for me to excuse myself to go to the bathroom two times while I was sick to my stomach. She reassured me that today was a good-day. Of course I said you can come back in two weeks! She was phenomenal with Remy. She gave Remy dignity and a peaceful Passover. The balcony door was open to the outside. Remy was running in and out he laid down beside me on the floor. She did it so gracefully with love and emotional support for me every second. I could never repay her in a million years. Truly an angel! Love always, Lori"

Lori Dupuie Dupuie
Fort Myers, Florida

"Dr. Maggie was incredibly kind, incredibly gracious, respectful and comforting. I could not have asked for anything more! Having Suki at home, in her own bed with those who loved her was the right answer! I buried her today with her favorite toy and I’m sure she’s with her papa!

Thank you"

Karen Slater
estero, fl, Florida

"When you know that time is near you want your loved one to pass with love and dignity, and for us, in our home. Doctor Maggie showed Sierra compassion, (instant) love, and respect for her end of life. Doctor Maggie explained each step in the process and assured us Sierra would pass gently and calmly. And she did. We cannot thank you enough, Doctor. Your care on April 12 and your follow-up after showed professionalism; your love for pets; and empathy to our situation. We are forever grateful to you. Sierra Lee came home today and sits in honor with her brothers and sisters who went before her. Thank you, Doctor Maggie. Sincerely, Lisa and Jim Page. Fort Myers, Florida"

Lisa and Jim Page
Fort Myers, Florida

"Dr. Maggie was so thoughtful and kind. Tennyson was completely relaxed and at peace thanks to her wonderful care. I am grateful."

Nancy Morris
Naples, Florida

"Such a kind, caring, and knowledgeable veterinarian I have not met. This experience is never pleasant but it was so much better than going to the vet's office. That stress was just not what I wished for the last hours that I had with Mallory, she had suffered enough. Such a blessing Lap of Love and Dr. Maggie were. It's likely that this situation will not be the last in my life; I will never go through this without Lap of Love and hopefully Dr. Maggie."

Pam Kurth
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
“To the greatest love of my life! Remy Dupuie. Saying goodbye and letting you go was the hardest decision I've ever made.                                                "You were my life mate." 


I've had five dogs in my life, two children, ex-husband, sister, nieces, parents, grandparents, boyfriend, aunt, uncles, cousins, and many wonderful ...
Lori Dupuie Dupuie
May 20, 2019
“There has never been a dog that has touched so many people as Suki. In 11 years this girl has traveled all over the US many times over spreading her love and affection for life! No one could ever come in contact with her without smiling and feeling better about their day than before seeing her. She brightened up hospitals, rehabilitation centers, ...
Karen Slater
May 5, 2019
“Tennyson (aka Mr. T, aka King) got his angel wings and crossed over the rainbow bridge on Monday. He was a kind and gentile soul who lived up to his poetic name for over 15 years. I will miss him dearly. Goodnight sweet prince. It is so hard to say goodbye. Join Sophie, your soul mate, and run free with her. You will be in my heart always.”
Nancy Morris
April 17, 2019
“Mallory was the greeter of our home. Never barked, just patiently waited for the door to be opened so that she could welcome the visitor. No, not a protector; our house has a terrier filling that position. Our hearts are broken but we are certain that she will be a greeter for others that cross over the Rainbow Bridge.”
Pam Kurth
April 16, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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 61166
Fort Myers, FL 33906

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