Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$300

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$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.

Geriatric Consultation$300

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 Appointment 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 49 pounds$225
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$290
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$350
Pets 150 pounds and over 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 your home or office.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$155
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$175
Pets 150 pounds and over 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 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.

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. Sally

Sally Lynch, DVM

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.   

About Sally Lynch, DVM

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.   

"Our experience with Lap of Love and Dr. Sally was a beautiful one. She was kind and so gentle with our boy. Our beloved Bailey was able to Rest In Peace surrounded by his loving family."

Cheryl Martino
Watertown, Massachusetts

"When I got the news that my beautiful 15 year old baby girl Maddie was going to have to leave us soon, our vet recommended Lap of Love. I was so apprehensive and didn’t know what to expect. Dr. Sally came to our home and had an immediate soothing and caring energy about her. She explained the entire process and let me have as much time as I needed. I cannot say enough about her. She was exactly who I needed to be there. My husband was stuck out of town due to weather (she came during a snow storm). She was gentle and kind and treated Maddie like she was her own. Thank you for making the worst day one that I can also look back on with fond memories of how peaceful it was."

Samantha Terrio
Stoneham, Massachusetts

"Thank you Dr. Sally. You were kind and compassionate and helped us at a time of great distress by guiding us to make the right choice, one that was best for Bobo. He was a proud, independent dog and you helped him keep his dignity in his final hour. If I should be so lucky this is how I would like to go, slip into a deep deep sleep in the arms of those how loved me most. Thank you."

Debarati Bhattacharya Bhattacharya
Cambridge, MA, Massachusetts

"Dr. Sally was amazing, she made the process feel more as though I was helping my 17 1/2 yr old Taj let go and end any pain...rather than feeling like I was "putting him down". She came in with dog pheromones sprayed on her so Taj was sniffing her all over. I held him while she injected the sedative. She let him walk\stumble around, Taj was playful and still eating his Kelly's roast beef. He laid in my arms for a few minutes and we placed him in his bed when she gave the final injection. The whole time from beginning to end the doctor talked to Taj with a calming voice and took him away in a cushioned wicker basket. Thank you Dr. Sally & Lap of Love for your service and compassion. <3

Leslie & Gary"

Leslie Jencyowski
Malden, Massachusetts

"Dr. Sally helped us say goodbye to our sweet, 14.5 year old, yellow Lab, Luna. It was a very sad moment yet Dr Sally was so patient, compassionate and respectful of the needs and wishes of my husband and myself, as well as Luna and our other dog. We put Luna down in her bed in our kitchen. I was hesitant to euthanize her this way, but it truly was a beautiful, peaceful, dignified experience. Dr Sally is truly gifted in helping all of us navigate this emotional process. I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate and respect her gentle, knowing touch. She kept all of us together. Saying goodbye to a family pet is so emotional and sad, yet it eventually comes to every pet. Lap of Love and Dr Sally Lynch made our goodbye a beautiful experience so we can remember only good memories of Luna. Thank you. It should be said that every person I spoke with as I was making these plans was compassionate, empathetic, patient and respectful. Thank you Dr Sally; thank you Lap of Love Boston."

Elizabeth Wilson
Newton, Massachusetts

"Dr. Sally is one of the most compassionate veterinarian I've ever met. Her calm demeanor and empathy helped me to understand the process and helped me make the most difficult decision. Thank you for everything Dr. Sally, it wasn't the best circumstances to meet under but thank you for your kind words and help during a difficult time."

Cat Marsden
Boston, Massachusetts

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Emergency Clinic

  (617) 522-5055

MSPCA-Angell (Boston)

Emergency Clinic

  (781) 902-8400

MSPCA-Angell West (Waltham)

  (508) 839-7966

Tufts University veterinary school

Emergency Clinic

  (781) 684-8387

Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Medicine - Waltham

Pet Loss Support

  (617) 522-7400

MSPCA Pet Loss Support Program

Emergency Clinic

  (781) 932-5802

Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital - Woburn

Emergency Clinic

  (978) 577-6525

Westford Veterinary Emergency & Referral Center - Westford

  (781) 337-6622

VCA South Shore (Weymouth)

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
“Bailey our sweet boy. You were the best boy a family could ever have. You were a gentle soul and loved us unconditionally. Thank you for being with us for 15 wonderful years but it wasn’t long enough. We’ll all miss you-the days sunning in the yard, swimming at the cottage and walking with your sister Belle.
Thank you Dr. Sally for coming to ...
Cheryl Martino
February 12, 2019
“Bobo was an unconventional dog..very unlike a dog some might say. He didn’t every wag his tale, he never licked my face, he did not every play fetch, he frankly couldn’t care less. He was a lion in spirit and a little fluffy stuffy in face, he had a formidable bark to keep his fans at bay. At home he ruled with all four paws and protected us all ...
Debarati Bhattacharya Bhattacharya
January 24, 2019
“8 years wasn't enough with my little Chansky but all the attention and love we got from each other will last a life time. You don't have to be in pain anymore, I hope most of your days are filled with things set up for you to knock them off the counter.”
Cat Marsden
January 20, 2019
“Rox was my best friend I loved that dog more than everything. The joy I felt every time I came home to see how excited he got even if I was just gone for 5 minutes. I would bring him everywhere with me. There is a hole in my heart now where all my love was. I know in time it will heal but I will never forget his wee face and his unconditional ...
Shauna Toye
December 11, 2018
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 521
Natick, MA 01760-4762

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