PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

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. Call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$225
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$290
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$350
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$400

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 your home or office.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$155
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 scattered at the 17 acre pet cemetery in Foxboro which is open to public. 

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. Sally

Sally Lynch

Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, I was the little girl who preferred the company of cats and dogs to other kids.  Whether it was my neighbor's Doberman Pincher or my babysitter's collection of stray kittens, the sincere companionship and complexities of animals fascinated me even at a very young age.  I started volunteering at the local humane society when I was in second grade.  From that time on, my career path was clear...I wanted to become a veterinarian! 

In 2002, I moved to Memphis to attend Christian Brothers University where I majored in Natural Science.  I quickly fell in love with the city of Memphis and was fortunate enough to work and volunteer for some of city's wonderful nonprofits including the Memphis Zoo, the Shelby County Humane Society, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  It was not long before I claimed the Bluff City as my second home! 

After graduating from CBU, I completed a Master's degree in Public Health from Louisiana State University where I focused much of my research on the health benefits of the human-animal bond and pet ownership.  In 2010, I moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and began my four years of veterinary school.  It was a long road, but in 2014, I graduated, finally achieving my dream of becoming a veterinarian!  After vet school, I completed an internship at Nashville Veterinary Specialists where I was exposed to a variety of challenging cases and complex medical procedures. In August of 2015, I moved back to Memphis and began working in small animal medicine in Cordova before joining Lap of Love in 2017. Within months, I moved to Boston with Lap of Love and have been welcomed by the most amazing clients and neighbors. It has been an extraordinary journey, and I am so excited to make Boston my hometown! 

Despite being so enamored with animals as a child, I was not able to get my first dog until I was 13 year old, but on that very special birthday, I was handed a tiny, black puppy...and I immediately burst into tears of joy!  Rocko and I had many adventures together throughout my young adult life, and being his pet parent taught me more than I could have imagined about responsibility, friendship, and, above all, unconditional love.  We spent many years walking our neighborhood together, and with every mile, he listened to me talk through my hopes and dreams, my concerns, and my fears.  I know that everyone says this about their dog, but he was the best...a piece of my past, and a piece of my spirit...always.   

Dr. Jeff

Jeff Carpenter

As is the case with most veterinarians, I grew up loving animals. Unlike most veterinarians, though, I took a more roundabout route into medicine. I was first drawn to research after college, where I focused on immunology and virology. From there I got into medical writing for an online news outlet until I finally ended up at Tufts University for my veterinary degree. 

After graduating I started in general practice where I stayed for many years (and still practice at to stay sharp and current on veterinary knowledge). I got to work with all kinds of companion animals, and I learned a tremendous amount in those years, covering everything from general medicine to surgery to specialized diagnostics like ultrasonography as well as navigating the delicate time of end of life care. 

Dealing with the loss of my own pets made me realize how stressful the process can be, even for someone who has experience with it. I realized that being able to say goodbye to my pets at home, where they felt safe, was one of the best things I ever did for them. I want every owner and pet to have that opportunity, which is how I found my way to Lap of Love. Being able to help families through this difficult journey is a privilege for me to be a part of. 

When I’m not working, I’m an avid wildlife photographer and love to travel (combining the two is my favorite). When I’m not traveling, I’m at home with my wife, my dog Sammy, and my cat Max.

Dr. Mary

Mary Devlin

I grew up in central Massachusetts and animals have always been my best friends.  My earliest memories are of rolling among my family's German Shepherd puppies as if they were my brothers and sisters.  As a child, I would disappear into the woods and re-emerg hours later with a snake or a bird's nest or a stray dog.  My parents always encouraged me, and our family grew to include fish and rabbits, cats and dogs.  A sweet old Morgan horse named Noble taught me to ride when I was 6, and from then on, I spent every spare moment at the barn.  One summer of volunteering with a service dog organization grew into 7 years and many happy memories befriending and training these incredibly talented assistants.    

With veterinary school in my sights, I attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where a research fellowship in senior year drew me into a very rewarding 10 years as a Biochemist.  Eventually, I attended graduate school at the California Institute of Technology -- because the dormitory welcomed my two Siamese kitties, Shadow and Athena.  While I loved being a scientist because my work was ultimately for the greater good, it lacked a human touch.  When I unexpectedly lost my sweet Shadow, my grief brought me clarity of purpose.  I returned to veterinary medicine so I could promote and serve the bond that meant so much to Shadow and me.     

My husband and I relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee where I attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduation, we returned home to Massachusetts where I now care for cats and dogs and their families.  I love to teach people how to understand their pets and how to use that understanding to provide comfort.  As time has passed, my own pets have grown older and caring for them has helped me understand the needs of aging patients and their families.  Sadly, I have had to say goodbye to two beloved animal friends since becoming a veterinarian.  Each time, I called upon Lap of Love and each time, they helped my best friend depart peacefully and gracefully.  It was everything that I could ever have wanted for them, and it is what I want to give back to my patients and their families through my work with Lap of Love.

About Sally Lynch

Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, I was the little girl who preferred the company of cats and dogs to other kids.  Whether it was my neighbor's Doberman Pincher or my babysitter's collection of stray kittens, the sincere companionship and complexities of animals fascinated me even at a very young age.  I started volunteering at the local humane society when I was in second grade.  From that time on, my career path was clear...I wanted to become a veterinarian! 

In 2002, I moved to Memphis to attend Christian Brothers University where I majored in Natural Science.  I quickly fell in love with the city of Memphis and was fortunate enough to work and volunteer for some of city's wonderful nonprofits including the Memphis Zoo, the Shelby County Humane Society, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  It was not long before I claimed the Bluff City as my second home! 

After graduating from CBU, I completed a Master's degree in Public Health from Louisiana State University where I focused much of my research on the health benefits of the human-animal bond and pet ownership.  In 2010, I moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and began my four years of veterinary school.  It was a long road, but in 2014, I graduated, finally achieving my dream of becoming a veterinarian!  After vet school, I completed an internship at Nashville Veterinary Specialists where I was exposed to a variety of challenging cases and complex medical procedures. In August of 2015, I moved back to Memphis and began working in small animal medicine in Cordova before joining Lap of Love in 2017. Within months, I moved to Boston with Lap of Love and have been welcomed by the most amazing clients and neighbors. It has been an extraordinary journey, and I am so excited to make Boston my hometown! 

Despite being so enamored with animals as a child, I was not able to get my first dog until I was 13 year old, but on that very special birthday, I was handed a tiny, black puppy...and I immediately burst into tears of joy!  Rocko and I had many adventures together throughout my young adult life, and being his pet parent taught me more than I could have imagined about responsibility, friendship, and, above all, unconditional love.  We spent many years walking our neighborhood together, and with every mile, he listened to me talk through my hopes and dreams, my concerns, and my fears.  I know that everyone says this about their dog, but he was the best...a piece of my past, and a piece of my spirit...always.   

"Just days before Christmas, our beloved elderly blind and deaf pug Emmett, who we had only adopted 18 months prior, fought his final battle with a host of ailments, and we knew it was time to say goodbye. Dr. Mary Devlin was absolutely wonderful; although we have been through this sad routine before, Dr. Mary brought a calm and comforting presence to our home so that we could all say goodbye to Emmett in the most caring, loving way possible. She didn't rush, gave us plenty of time to say goodbye, and afterwards even tucked Emmett into a little bed in a basket so that would be our last view of him, looking snug as a pug. Dr. Mary followed up with us in the days after to check in and to offer grief resources, which was also very helpful. Emmett is back home now in a beautiful carved wooden urn; although we miss his sweet little face and funny ways, Dr. Mary's compassionate care made saying goodbye to Emmett a bittersweet moment instead of a tragic one, and for that we are grateful."


Wakefield, Massachusetts

"My husband and I feel extremely fortunate to have had her euthanize our cat. Her kindness and gentle manner was so comforting to us all, including our beloved kitty. Mary actually sat on the kitchen floor to be near the cat who responded by hobbling over to her. As sick as our cat was, he sensed someone who was there to help him in a time of distress and discomfort. I really can't give Dr. Mary enough praise. She is a treasure!"

Judy Paradis
Brookline, Massachusetts

"Dr. Mary Devlin your kind and gentle caring for our little buddy Baby gave us comfort during a very difficult time.

Thank You from a grateful family"


Boston, Massachusetts

"Sally was absolutely amazing. My Peanut passed away in my arms before our appointment. I called Lap Of Love to inform them. They still sent Sally to help with after care. She was amazing. Very kind and thoughtful. She was very gentile with my sweet Peanut. She had a beautiful basket with lovely blankets inside to take Peanut in. As a vet she even explained a bit of what had happened. She showed genuine interest in Peanut and who she was. Dr Sally Lynch helped ease our minds and calm our broken spirits. She was absolutely amazing! Her coming made all the difference on such a difficult day. Thank you beyond words from the bottom of our hearts to Dr. Sally and LapOfLove. Love, Peanuts family. "

Shauna C
Boston, Massachusetts

"The past month was one of the hardest of my life. My best friend Champ and I had been together since I was 21. He was my constant throughout the years always by side. You could call him a velcro dog - where I was he had to be so we were linked at the hip or at least the same room always. We shared so many great moments together, morning and night he was one of my favorite parts of my life. My husband was the first other person he bonded to and we became a little family- he was our favorite part of life besides each other. It pained our hearts to know it was coming to an end. He had end stage melanoma and within a few days declined very fast. Lap of love was able to accommodate a last minute appointment- we tried to be the owners that could schedule before the time was obvious but we held on to our sweet boy because he seemed to still be enjoying some quality of life. Dr Sally Lynch was a gleaming light in the hardest day of our life. She was very comforting and helped us guide of love over the rainbow bridge and stop his suffering. We were able to do this at home so he did not have to travel- he was able to go to sleep one last time with his pack at his side. We cannot thanks Dr. Lynch enough - it was one of the most personal moments of our life and one of the saddest. Champ is back with us in a beautiful urn. We have a paw print in clay and a beautiful paw print on a beautiful card that we are going to frame and keep forever. Thank you Dr Sally Lynch and Lap of love. We could not be more grateful for the service your provide."

julianne lord
Norwood, MA, Massachusetts

"Lap of Love was able to respond to our need the same day we called to set an appointment.

Dr. Jeff was professional, respectful, kind, gentle and understanding. He helped us let go of a beloved family member, by coming to our home and making sure our sweet dog was in a loving place. And he sent a lovely follow-up email the following day."


Concord, Massachusetts

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Boston area including all or parts of Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$100 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“With great, great sadness - we said goodbye today to our gentle, sweet, loyal, stunningly beautiful, and loving puppy -- Yuri. A true blessing every day of his life.

He survived nearly 33 full months after brain tumor surgery and radiation treatment, living a near normal life until this Thanksgiving Day when his seizures recurred.

With a ...
December 31, 2019
“Peanut, you are my everything. I am lost without you. But I’m a better person because of you. You were the brightest light through the darkest of times. You are so loved by so many. Including many all over the world through your IG page. I tried my hardest to give you everything I possibly could. You will forever be my world and I hope that I get ...
Shauna C
December 29, 2019
“It has only been 48 hours since you have been gone, but we are missing you so much. We look to your pillow expecting to see you there. I talk into thin air now instead of to you. Our daily routines have been altered. There is a void in our hearts. We miss your wagging tail when we come home and how you would start barking as we came down the road ...
Phyllis Kizner
December 25, 2019
“We tend to adopt older pooches. We do this one dog at a time. Some folks get tired of their " old dog", and just want a puppy?? to Replace? this family member with a "new" puppy. 😟.
We had just recently lost our Spot, who lived out the last 5 years of his wonderful life with us. It had only been a couple of months since Spot crossed over.
An ...
Orene Morin
December 15, 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.

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Lap of Love
P.O. Box 521
Natick, Massachusetts 01760

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