PRICING AND INFORMATION


APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$350

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$450

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 Eve, 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 Doctor

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian 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.   

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.   

"Dr Sally Lynch was amazing..made a horrible day a compassionate experience..she treated our pup like it was hers

She explained everything very well and kept me calm by her demeanor..so sweet..caring.loving..sammy was tucked in with blankets on a stretcher before removed. She sent us an email the next day to check on us..brought a pad to make a paw print which was awesome..snipped some hair for us to keep and did an ink pawprint that I wanted..she was like family..not a vet...thanks so much Dr. Sally and lap of love"

Roxanna Dacey
RAYNHAM, Massachusetts

"Dr.Sally Lynch was phenomenal and made a very emotional experience much easier for my Jady and for our family! She was tender and sweet, understanding and definitely made this very sad experience much easier for all of us, especially our beloved Jady.

And to help out with this situation even more, she had made for our family a plaque of our Jady’s paw 🐾 prints and also left a small booklet of poems , etc; for our family to have and read through with Jadys name on it with her date of her passing. Thank you so very much Dr. Sally Lynch for being the veterarian who we were all so blessed with on 9/9/2019."

Kt Boots
E.Bridgewater, Massachusetts

"Dr. Sally was amazing. She felt our grief, she listened to Rayna's story. She stopped at one point to help my husband when his anxiety began high. She helped Rayna and she helped us. To us she will always be an angel who helped us at a very difficult time."

Gail Inferrere
Wayland, Massachusetts

"I can't express enough how grateful I am to Dr. Sally for helping my Spooky pass . From the very beginning , Annie made me feel calm and confident that I was doing the charitable thing for my little girl. Called me back two times to check on Spooky's status. So helpful and considerate of the painful decision I had to make.

Thank you, Dr. Sally, for your loving touch and compassion . You made a very difficult time bearable. You truly are an Angel !

Thank you so much !"

Mary Lima
Fall River, Massachusetts

"We are so grateful for the peaceful, caring, expertly managed end Dr. Sally gave our dog Sammy two days ago. Sammy had always been afraid to go to the vet, so when it was clearly her time, we knew we wanted to give her an experience that was calm and loving and lacked any stress. Dr. Sally brought some treats Sammy clearly enjoyed even in her condition, and she went to sleep right after finishing some tasty food, clearly her ideal end as delicious food had been one of her greatest pleasures in life (she was a lab mix). We are still grieving our beloved Sammy but could not have asked for a more perfect experience either for her or for us. Thank you so much to Dr. Sally and everyone at Lap of Love."

Talia BOULANGER
WESTFORD, Massachusetts

"Dr. Sally Lynch gave Gus loving care in his final moments and was a source of great comfort and support for us. We are very grateful to her and wish for all pets and their families to have the assistance of someone so professional, compassionate and loving at this sad time."

Mary Ann and Jim Woods
Medfield was, Massachusetts

LOCAL RESOURCES


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)

  (781) 337-6622

Pet Loss Support Group - VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital

SERVICE AREA


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
“Sammy was a sweet black lab ..who loved everyone..she was smart and loved her stuffed animals. She would lick them forever..she was a gentle girl who loved walks and snuggling on the couch in the morning and nite. GREEETED me every day when I got home..cheese was her favorite treat.Loved when company came to visit ..would lick them and bring a ...
Roxanna Dacey
September 14, 2019
“Jady, the sweetest dog 🐕 I have ever known, she would always have her tail wagging for a friend and even a new friend through everything she had been through before she came to live with us, she never gave up on the love of people! A total loyal, loving dog 🐕, she would dance if you were away for even an hour as soon as you walked through the ...
Kt Boots
September 10, 2019
“Rayna was a rescue who ended up rescuing us. She was a true companion during her many wonderful years with us. She is so missed. She helped to raise 10 grandchildren in her life. Her love for them was boundless. She will be so missed by all of us.”
Gail Inferrere
September 9, 2019
“Gus was almost eleven years of age when he joined our family five years ago, one month after the death of our wonderful Spud. Gus had already lost his sight and his hearing, but was athletic, full of life, and very open to love and friendship. He was admired by all on his daily walks, and was a special favorite of small children. We are very sad ...
Mary Ann and Jim Woods
June 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.

Mailing Address

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

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