PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

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. 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. Tiffany

Tiffany Matheson

Growing up in rural Oklahoma I had many pets, some of which included dogs, cats, fish, rabbits, and even pigs.  I spent nearly all my time with them or reading about them and when I was only five years old I told my parents that I wanted to be a veterinarian.

For my 16th birthday I got a Dalmatian puppy named Molly.  Molly was my baby, and she was with me through high school, undergraduate college, and vet school. During my final year of vet school though, Molly became ill with chronic liver disease and 2 days after graduation I had to make the decision to let her go.  This was my first time having to make that decision and while it was very difficult I was thankful that I was able to give Molly the gift of ending her pain.

Throughout the past 9 years while working as a Veterinarian, I have helped many people say goodbye to their babies and I feel privileged to have been able to give them a peaceful and loving last memory.

Dr. Kimberly

Kimberly Moen

I grew up in California and Arizona. Along the way, I connected with many creatures, large and small, and they have been a core part of my life. Since I was old enough to walk, I played by butting heads with my goat Willie, rode horses with joy, and sneaked around the forest to catch a glimpse of wild deer. I even found a "secret" place for a new kitten amongst my stuffed animals so I could keep her inside the house. As a child, most of my conversations revolved around how my friends’ pets were doing. 

I formed a strong bond with my childhood dog, Katie Mae. She was a Labrador/Husky mix who sang beautifully with the coyotes at night and befriended my guinea pig, Skittles, who shared veggies with her.  We took care of each other for ten amazing years. When, Katie suffered from a systemic infection beyond treatment, it crushed me. I have endured the loss of many beloved companions over the course of my life, and deeply understand the strong the connection between an animal and a human. 

It was inevitable that I would take the Veterinarian's oath to help animals, to prevent and relieve their suffering. So, I proudly graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after doing my clinical rotations at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. I then went on to gain experience through general practice. Now, it is my desire to support and connect with people and their beloved animals alike. Through providing in-home hospice and peaceful transitions, I achieve this goal. For me, it is a beautiful thing to offer comfort and guidance to people during their most challenging and selfless gift to their furry family members. 

Dr. Blaine

Blaine Brennock

I was born and raised in Palm Beach County, FL and as a young child, whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always a Veterinarian. My passion for animals led me to attend the University of Florida for my undergraduate and Veterinary degrees. After I graduated from The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, I worked in corporate and private practice in the Orlando area for several years before moving back home to Palm Beach County.  

In my time practicing, I have grown to love client interactions and developing solutions to help strengthen the human-animal bond. I pride myself on providing the most up-to-date medical knowledge and care to allow my patients to live a great quality of life. One area where this plays an important role is end of life and hospice care. One memory that I've always carried with me is that of losing my childhood best friend and cat, Stoney. My family had him since I was born; we grew up together and were great companions. When we were both 17, I took my beloved friend and companion to our veterinarian as he wasn't feeling well. Unfortunately, my best friend was very sick, and he didn't come back home with me that night. My final memory of him was one where he was placed on a cold, sterile table and he became so stressed during this time that he passed away before the veterinarian could help him transition. Although, I know the vet was doing his best, I couldn't help but think that Stoney would have been more comfortable in our home. This memory has stuck with me for my entire career and inspired me to join the Lap of Love family. Honoring a loved one by giving them a dignified last day is what I would have loved for my best friend, so I am honored to be able to give this gift to others.  

When I am not helping families and their furry companions, I am often enjoying family time, running, going to beaches and parks, or on vacation. I currently reside with my fur family that consists of one dog (Kiara) and two crazy cats (Windsor and Aurora). 

About Tiffany Matheson

Growing up in rural Oklahoma I had many pets, some of which included dogs, cats, fish, rabbits, and even pigs.  I spent nearly all my time with them or reading about them and when I was only five years old I told my parents that I wanted to be a veterinarian.

For my 16th birthday I got a Dalmatian puppy named Molly.  Molly was my baby, and she was with me through high school, undergraduate college, and vet school. During my final year of vet school though, Molly became ill with chronic liver disease and 2 days after graduation I had to make the decision to let her go.  This was my first time having to make that decision and while it was very difficult I was thankful that I was able to give Molly the gift of ending her pain.

Throughout the past 9 years while working as a Veterinarian, I have helped many people say goodbye to their babies and I feel privileged to have been able to give them a peaceful and loving last memory.

"Thank you Dr Blain for being so king and understanding during this dreadful time in our lives ... you made this tradition peaceful and loving in our home .... we thank you so much and when this time comes again we will call for your assistance"

Jodylynne Rowswell
Jupiter, Florida

""Dr. Blaine was amazing! He explained the procedure and answered any questions we had and was extremely gentle with Oliver. It was very peaceful. We highly recommend Lap of Love, as they are so very caring and put us at ease during a difficult time. Thank you Dr. Blaine and staff."

Kara Mills
Boca Raton, Florida

"I luckily remembered "LAP OF LOVE" and called Ms. Shelley. What a wonderful kind voice answered my call and listened to my tearful plea to send a Vet over to my home and let my Junior go peacefully. When Dr. Blaine Brennock arrived shortly after, I immediately knew that he was a Godsend 🙏. He was so compassionate, calm and loving and my Junior was relaxed and sleeping while our cat Sascha watched. When Dr. Blaine Brennock administered the quick anesthetic that included a pain reliever, Junior was in La La Land. He ask to take his footprint while he was still living and perhaps shave off a bit of hair as a keepsake for me and ask me if I'd prefer a special area of his fur that I wanted. After that he allowed me all the time I needed to say my final goodbye to my precious 16 year old angel, I cried many tears into his fur and than Dr. Blaine gently administered the final solution and Junior never moved and went so peacefully I wish on every furchild. There was no pain, no discomfort, filled with dignity and reassurance that my baby was on his way to heaven to be greeted by his 12 brothers and sisters that waited for his arrival at Rainbow Bridge along with God our creator. Dr. Blaine Brennock than went outside to his car and brought in a beautiful basket with a fluffy blanket and asked me whenever I was ready to place my Junior in it. I wrapped my baby in an American Flag shawl that I also wrote a goodbye message on and layed him into the basket. We are Patriotic that way. Dr. Blaine Brennock allowed me to carry the basket with my angel outside to his car and place him in his front seat. He secured the basket by moving the seat forward so the basket wouldnt move and turned around and ask if he could give me a hug. I gladly accepted as I haven't been comforted by a simple hug since months due to this COVID fearmongering and he said " God bless you". Dr. Blaine Brennock than left and exited my driveway very slowly and waved goodbye and drove my baby to Boynton, to deliver Junior at the place of Aquamation, another form of cremation that doesnt use fire anymore but water instead. It is more environmentally friendly and you still receive your ashes , which I will pick up myself next week and bring Junior home. I have attached a poem for all of you that grieve and are sad, especially during these COVID times. God bless you all and if you would like to connect and find me, look me up on Facebook under Eady Jennifer. Thank you "Lap of Love" and especially Shelley and the amazing kind and caring Dr. Blaine Brennock. I wish I had known about them before as I would have used them for all my angels that went before my Junior."

Jennifer Eady
Wellington, Florida

"He was all you could ask for at a time of need from a kind

soul compassion understand and caring."

steven SARAFIAN
JUPITER, Florida

"Dr. Blaine couldn’t have been more respectful, empathetic and gentle with With babies. Thank you for making such a difficult day more bearable."

Laura Callas
Lake Worth, Florida

"Dr Brennock was very compassionate and comforting. I am so thankful for having Lap of Love to help with Rusty’s passing, I would not want him to be anywhere else than the place he knew as home for his whole life when it was his time to move on."

Anne Walker
Loxahatchee, 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 - West Palm Beach

  (954) 753-1800

Coral Springs Animal Hospital

  (561) 625-9995

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Palm Beach Gardens

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

Broward County

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Palm Beach County

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All cities in Palm Beach county.

Pet Memorials
“THE THAITHAI.. well. Life was wonderfull with our Zander. but Tiffany who worked at the precious puppy.. calls me at work to say " mom the most adorable papillon puppy just arrived here, i brought zander and this pap pup and he are loving each other.. welll... i said no no no no no .. no more dogs..... so after work my car all by itself drove it's ...
Jodylynne Rowswell
June 4, 2020
“Three days to remember

The first day is a day, blessed with happiness, when you bring home your young new friend. Perhaps in a fleeting moment, you may have just chosen that silly looking mutt in a shelter- simply because something in its eyes reached your heart. But when you bring that chosen pet home, and watch it explore, and claim its ...
Jennifer Eady
May 29, 2020
“Bella was a princess a true beautiful cat , A pleasant personality love her mom Kristin and her brother samba and became attached to me later years she was a home body did not like when people came to the house . would hide till they left.”
Steven Sarafian
May 28, 2020
“I’m heartbroken over the passing of my babies, but Dr. Blaine couldn’t have been more respectful, empathetic and gentle with them. Noel was 15 years old, and Sammy was 13. Both had health and age illnesses, but they were a joy to my heart to the very last moment. I pray they are together, playing and waiting till me meet again.”
Laura Callas
May 25, 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.

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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