Greater Boston Area

  (978) 801-1785

  Boston@LapofLove.com

Dr. Sally will be unavailable from May 25th - 28th.  Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon her return.

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

Dr. Sally will be unavailable from May 25th - 28th.  Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon her return.

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.   

"She was very kind and understanding."

James Foley
Hyde Park, Massachusetts

"Our first experience with Lap of Love starting with our initial call to inquire of their services brought us much comfort. Dr. Sally Lynch came to our home and immediately knelt beside our dog Callie, started talking to her and massaging her. Callie was always an anxious dog, Dr. Sally's love and compassion made Callie calm and this was evident through the whole process. She also expressed empathetic concern for my four small grandchildren and gave them each a coloring book to deal with their loss. They were not present. Callie was removed from our home with gentleness and dignity, she was gently put on a gurney and covered with a fleece blanket and had a pillow for her head. It was comforting to see her in such good hands, which made the whole process more bearable.

Thank you Lap of Love!

The Lynch Family"

Julie Lynch
Billerica, Massachusetts

"Dr. Sally Lynch was wonderful. She was a calming and comforting presence the moment she walked in the door. I didn’t want to put my precious baby (or myself) through the trauma of the trip to the vet. I had two other cats that were euthanized at the vet’s office, and I probably waited longer than I should have, making it more of an emergency situation. I decided I didn’t want to go through that again or put my precious baby through that either, so I decided on home Euthanasia. My precious kitty was 19 years old and failing. It was time. Dr. Sally was very kind and loving, and treated my baby like she was her own. My precious girl crossed rainbow bridge peacefully in my arms at home. I have her paw print and a lock of her fur as a keepsake as well as her ashes.

I highly recommend using Lap of Love home euthanasia. It was more than worth every penny. Thank you so much Dr. Sally for your care and compassion in helping me get through this difficult time."

Jean Maclay
Milton, Massachusetts

"When kidney disease reached an advanced stage in our beloved cat of 19 years and he was almost too weak to stand, we had to take the terrible, heart-wrenching decision to call Lap of Love, putting his welfare above ours.

We worried about how this would go, whether our cat would experience pain or discomfort in his last moments, but knew it would be selfish to postpone this any longer.

How lucky we were that Dr. Sally Lynch was the one that came to our home! She's a wonderful vet and a wonderful person and we needed both qualities as our beloved cat passed on. She administered the first sedative so carefully and expertly that our cat didn't even notice, and just kept surveying the living room as if nothing had happened. The second dose made him pass on peacefully without even a twitch. She made two exams, half an hour apart, to be sure that everything had gone as it should.

There just are no words that can express how grateful we are to Dr. Sally Lynch for her thoughtful, expert, highly professional manner in helping our cat in his last moments.

We will never forget, never, how Dr. Sally Lynch helped our cat so much in his last moments. God Bless you, Dr. Sally Lynch!!!"

Jack && Jymme Shaio
Winchester, Massachusetts

"Every process through Lap of Love was amazing. From Tina answering the phone and consoling us all to Dr Sally's compassion, warmth and kindness to all but most importantly to Cinnie. Dr. Sally made the hardest goodbye a little easier. The kindness she showed in every step of her process was heart warming. She was able to make it possible for all her people to be around our precious Cinnie in her favorite spot. Dr. Sally Cinnie says thank you for the donuts ! Thank you all for your kindness you all are special people with beautiful souls."

Michele MacNeil
Roslindale, Massachusetts

"Good morning Dr. Sally

I just wanted to respond back to you with this email when the time was right. Today seems like the perfect day!

Euthanizing Ruby was the hardest thing I have ever done. It took me two hours to go over whether it was the right thing to do for her. Then I came to the conclusion that I didn't want a stress filled suffering emergency for her or for my family. I wanted a peaceful, calm, loving, family oriented end of life for her. All of the things that Ruby used to Love she could not do anymore. The bad days out numbered the good. I just wanted you to know that Heather and I are extremely grateful to all of you at Lap of Love for a Top Notch Experience. I cannot think of my best friend going out of this world in any other way.

From our Hearts to yours.

Thank you for helping us threw an extremely emotional time. Your professionalism and kind hearts helps to ease some of the pain.

All our love,

Katrina, Heather and Ruby :)"

Katrina & Heather Arsenault
Haverhill, 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
“He was so sweet and so loving. I'm so very lucky to have known such a precious being and experience that kind of love. I will love you always my baby boy and miss you Mister butter”
James Foley
May 10, 2019
“Stripes, you were so sweet and loving and I loved you more than life itself. Writing this is making me cry. You were everything to me. I will miss having you sleeping next to me, and greeting me when I come home. I will miss you snuggled up on the couch next to me purring. I miss you terribly and I hope you are running around in kitty heaven ...
Jean Maclay
April 30, 2019
“Cinnie was the sweetest, kindest and most loving girl! Cinnie enjoyed spending most of her time in the kitchen waiting for scraps to fall on the ground. She would always greet someone when they walked in with her tail going and a kiss if you were lucky! She loved slim Jims, cheese burgers, belly rubs, the birthday song, BACON, CHEESE and most of ...
Michele MacNeil
April 19, 2019
“Today I feel broken! It is with a very Heavy heart that I had to say good bye to my best friend Ruby Arsenault. Coping with this loss is overwhelming my heart. How lucky am I to have something that makes saying good bye so hard. Euthanasia was my last gift to you. I am sorry my friend. I am grieving you so terribly. I will miss you so deeply.
I ...
Katrina & Heather Arsenault
April 16, 2019
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. 

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P.O. Box 521
Natick, MA 01760-4762

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