PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

EUTHANASIA $300

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$400

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.

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 49 pounds$285
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$310
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$365
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$415

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within a week. They can also be made available directly from the crematory (no charge).


COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$175
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 returned to the earth. 

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

Dr. Ashley

Ashley Payne


I was born and raised in Alpharetta, GA and attended Woodward Academy. My journey to becoming a veterinarian began when I got my own dog at the age of 7. My wish had finally come true! 

I grew up in a medical family and knew that I wanted to pursue medicine in some fashion, but it wasn’t until my freshman year at Auburn University that I found my calling. I was working in a veterinarian’s office when my beloved Sheltie got sick and had to be hospitalized. As an employee at the veterinary office, I witnessed first-hand the compassion they showed to both my dog and me. It was then that my love and animals and medicine came together. I returned to Auburn and changed my major to Zoology. After that, I was accepted to the University of Florida College of Veterinarian Medicine and earned my DVM. 

I feel so privileged to be able to guide other families through the process of helping their pets, whether it be to improve their quality of life or end their suffering. 

Dr. Elizabeth

Elizabeth Johnson

I grew up riding horses and hiking in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee. I knew that I wanted to go into medicine and care for people and animals after joining my dad, a physician, on house calls for his homebound patients as a child. It was my experience working alongside the compassionate, patient veterinarians in my small-town vet hospital as a high school student that solidified my decision to pursue veterinary medicine for my career. 

After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, I worked in a busy companion animal practice outside of Houston, Texas and developed a strong interest in geriatric pet care and end-of-life care. Being able to connect with families and help them during such a delicate time while also providing excellent communication has truly become a passion of mine. 

I later transitioned into the academic realm working with students at Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine in Tennessee before moving to Atlanta to join Lap of Love. Being able to provide this kind of care and support to families is even more special knowing that my dad is now the medical director for a Home Health and Hospice company back home in Tennessee — I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. It is my greatest priority and honor to provide a peaceful passing for beloved pets and a comfortable experience for the people who love them.

Dr. Jo

Jo Millard


I grew up on a small farm in southern Michigan and have always had multiple pets. From a young age, I always wanted to "help" the sick barn cats and save the baby pigs; I loved it whenever the vet came out for a farm visit! Thus began my quest of becoming a veterinarian to help animals. I ecstatically began my veterinary training at Michigan State University, and despite life's twists and turns, very successfully completed and received my DVM from Cornell University in 1994. 

But 1994 also brought some unexpected life changes - the death of my father and the birth of my son, who a year later developed progressive special needs. I have since spent the last 20+ years in central New York learning how to balance caring for animals with caregiving for people. Along the way, I’ve realized that by caring for pets, we are helping their human caregivers as well! I have found that I help the most when I can take time to be present with clients, listen to their concerns and offer compassion. 

As no journey is ever straight, my most recent life "twist" has brought me to Atlanta to further assist my son—now a young adult—in pursuit of his dreams. And as fate would have it, I can continue to pursue my own as well. I have a great desire to assist families making end-of-life decisions for their pets in the comfort of their homes. As a Lap of Love veterinarian, I can be present, caring, and compassionate with pet caregivers in their deepest time of need, and give their cherished companions the dignity and respect they deserve. I look forward to serving families in the metro Atlanta area.

About Ashley Payne


I was born and raised in Alpharetta, GA and attended Woodward Academy. My journey to becoming a veterinarian began when I got my own dog at the age of 7. My wish had finally come true! 

I grew up in a medical family and knew that I wanted to pursue medicine in some fashion, but it wasn’t until my freshman year at Auburn University that I found my calling. I was working in a veterinarian’s office when my beloved Sheltie got sick and had to be hospitalized. As an employee at the veterinary office, I witnessed first-hand the compassion they showed to both my dog and me. It was then that my love and animals and medicine came together. I returned to Auburn and changed my major to Zoology. After that, I was accepted to the University of Florida College of Veterinarian Medicine and earned my DVM. 

I feel so privileged to be able to guide other families through the process of helping their pets, whether it be to improve their quality of life or end their suffering. 

"When our sweet girl Sume was diagnosed with heart disease two years ago we thought our days with her were numbered but she proved otherwise. Her spirit and kindness never let her illness get the best of her. It became apparent these last few months that not only was she suffering from heart disease but had also developed kidney disease. Her health began to deteriorate and my sister and I knew it was time to let her go. We knew we wanted her to spend her last moments with us peacefully at home and were referred to Lap of Love by Sume's vet. Dr Jo was so kind, compasionate, professional and sympathetic. This was the first time I had to put down a pet and she walked me through the entire process of what would happen. I appreciated her light heartedness as I was an emotional mess and she was able to put a smile on our faces. We miss Sume dearly but I am happy she is no longer in any pain or discomfort. Thank you Lap of Love and Dr. Jo. I am truly grateful."

Christine Dushner
Marietta, Georgia

"When our beloved 15.5 yo Cairn Terrier, Fred, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, we knew we wanted to make him as comfortable as possible for his remaining days but we also wanted to let him go with dignity and grace. We loved on our sweet boy and gave him all sorts of treats, but when he told us he was ready we called in Lap of Love.

From the minute Dr. Ashley came through the door, I could tell this was going to be the best possible experience we could have in this horrible situation for Fred as well as my husband and son. She entered gently and immediately won Fred's affection. Then she let us tell stories while we shamelessly boo-hooed. When we were ready, she explained the procedure and explained our options. As we stroked him and loved on him, she led him into a painless permanent rest while he was held by his people on his bed looking out his window. She let us have time to say a last good bye and then put him in a sweet bed wrapped in a velvet blanket to drive away. He looked like a peaceful sleeping puppy.

We miss him so much, but we feel so good that we were able to make the compassionate choice to let him go to his final sleep in such a peaceful way with the help of Dr. Ashley."

Debi Mattiford
Marietta, Georgia

"They were so polite, caring. I am thankful for what they do."

Denise Johnson
Ellen’s, Georgia

"We were grateful that we could let our beloved 18-year-old cat pass in the sunshine on his own patio. Dr. Elizabeth was wonderful. She made a difficult process more bearable, and she helped us say goodbye to Toes with compassion and dignity."

Tom Woolf
Peachtree City, Georgia

"When the time came to let our sweet Dolly go I knew it had to be at home where she felt safe and loved. Dr. Ashley was incredibly kind and gentle with her and was patient and understanding with us as we said goodbye. Thank you Lap of Love and Dr. Ashley for making a very difficult time a bit easier and for giving us peace in knowing she left this world with dignity."

Gina Burkhalter
Johns Creek, Georgia

"Matilda, we called her Mattie, loved her walks, and meeting new friends. The last friend she met was Dr. Elizabeth Johnson. Mattie in her diseased state of lymphoma and failed chemotherapy was able to get up and greet Dr. Elizabeth at the door! There was an immediate bond. Mattie responded to her as if she knew she was there to help. She was so tender and kind. As a nurse myself, with 20 years of experience, Elizabeth did an exceptional job with our sweet Mattie, as well as helping my husband and I accept that we were doing the right thing.

We are so grateful for the service of Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, and Laps of Love. Mattie was able to have a peaceful transition at home, on her own bed. She was with family, a new friend, and not afraid! That is worth its weight in gold!"

Beth & Alan MacLamroc
SMYRNA, Georgia

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We assist families with in home pet hospice and euthanasia in Atlanta and surrounding suburbs. Travel fees may be assessed based on distance from veterinarian's home, beginning at $30 for travel over 20 miles.

Pet Memorials
“We all miss her SO MUCH! She was a sweet and good girl. We’re very thankful for the 13 years we had her as our furbaby. She was my grandogger!”
Denise Johnson
January 11, 2020
“Millie was my 24/7 companion as I stay at home now. Just like everyone else on here, I am devastated. Putting her down was gut wrenching.”
Michele Krueger
December 13, 2019
“Izzy was the sweetest and chillest boy, an avid food "enthusiast" and loyal couch snuggler. He'll always have a special place in my heart and to all those who lives he's touched.”
Theresa Pettingill
December 7, 2019
“"Hello Lila" has passed anyones lips that has ever entered my home for the last 12 years. Even the repairman that came often knew her name. She loved strangers and all our friends were her friends.
Today we say goodbye to one of the sweetest and most lovable cats I will ever know. I needed you more than you needed me. You were there for me ...
Alison Fox
December 6, 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 12176
Atlanta, Georgia 30355

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