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.   

"Dr. Sally Lynch was so caring and kind to Dusty and my family through this difficult time. We were all lucky to be part of Dusty's life and also his end of life. It takes a special person like Dr. Sally to come in at the end of life and help make the decision of what is best for your pet. Thank you for helping us through this process."

Linda Perry
Roslindale, Massachusetts

"Dr. Sally Lynch was everything you would want someone to be in a situation like this. She just came to help our almost 17-year-old cat transition from this life to the next. She was gentle, kind, and caring. We so appreciate her thoughtfulness and care during a very sad time for our family. The prices were reasonable for home vet care, and we are so grateful we were able to allow our sweet, darling boy to have his last moments be as peaceful and gentle as possible."

Sara Murray
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

"I had already researched Lap of Love and knew I would be calling them when it was time. When that time came and the oncologist told me that my girl was deteriorating quickly, I called Lap of Love to make the soonest appointment. Two days later, Dr. Sally showed up for our appointment. I did not know what to expect. However I just wanted to say that Dr. Sally went above and beyond my expectations. She turned an otherwise very very sad day into one that was treated with such grace, sensitivity, respect and dignity. Princess left this earth so peacefully and comfortably, and Dr. Sally ensured that the experience for us was one that was exceptionally beautiful. I cannot thank her enough. I’ve been unable to write any of this down as I’ve just been too sensitive, even though it’s been three weeks to the moment when my girl passed. However I want everyone to know what a gift Dr. Sally is."

Joanne Christopher
Westborough, Massachusetts

"Thanks to Lap of Love and Dr. Sally. She made the passing of our beloved Rottweiler Remy, about as easy as such a thing can be.

She is compassionate as eases you and your pet into it. Cant thank Dr. Sally and Lap of Love enough. I called in the morning and she was at my house before 11:00. Also made a nice paw imprint. I would highly recommend their services."

Christine Hoerr
PEMBROKE, Massachusetts

"Dr. Sally is such a kind, compassionate, caring and loving person. From the moment that she entered the room, you could feel her love for our Wilson. This was such a very, very difficult time, but Dr. Sally made it easier. I just cannot praise her enough. Thank you Dr. Sally!"

Ann Marcolini
Attleboro, Massachusetts

"I could not have been happier with how tender Dr. Sally was with Janis. She confirmed my decision in the most comforting way possible, and made the entire ordeal as smooth as it could have been. There was no doubt in my mind she was the right person to help me give Janis her angel wings. She was gentle, kind, discreet, and understanding."

Margo Romanowski
Brighton, 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
“Dusty was a rescue dog that I adopted at age 4. He followed me around the house all day. He would wait for me to get home from work in the evenings and greet me with his wagging tail. Even when a member of the family was sick he tried to comfort us by snuggling his little body next to us. He was sick but always wanted to go for a walk and see his ...
Linda Perry
March 22, 2019
“Good night sweet Princess. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest...”
Joanne Christopher
March 12, 2019
“Wilson was such a handsome, smart boy. When he would do his tricks, people would laugh, and say, "Are you sure that he's not a dog?" He was able to roll over, when we'd say rolly polly. He also would play dead, give you his paw, and sit up pretty...all for treats, of course. He loved his treats, and never had enough!! When he was ready to ...
Ann Marcolini
March 3, 2019
“From the first day I saw you on that piece of wood in that barn in Medina to this last day when I told you I would always love you, you have been the most perfect kitten in the entire universe.

But today, on National Love Your Pet Day, I had to show you I loved you most. I had to put you ahead of myself and make sure I did right by you. I did ...
Margo Romanowski
February 22, 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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Lap of Love
P.O. Box 521
Natick, MA 01760-4762

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