Grand Rapids and Surrounding Areas

  (616) 900-9331

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.


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.

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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

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$325
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$375
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$450
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$475

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely rose wood urn with engraved nameplate (optional) and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian in two weeks, or made available directly from the crematory.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$200
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$225
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$300

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 buried in a beautiful garden on  their cemetery grounds.

AVAILABILITY

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.


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. Kelly

Kelly Daly

I grew up in Davison, a small eastern Michigan town a short drive north of Detroit. Although tiny, our community had strong roots and enjoyed activities together such as parades and high school sports. I was raised in a family of 6 and a house full of pets, which was a little hectic at times, but also allowed for ample fondness of the human-animal bond. As a young child, I remember walking around with a toy stethoscope and bandaging my stuffed animals with tissue paper. Through high school I became involved with the music program, primarily playing clarinet and occasionally branching out into the eclectic accordion and baritone saxophone to fill in the gaps in the musical productions.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to help animals and those who care for them. I attended Michigan State University through undergraduate school and transitioned to their veterinary college thereafter, while also interning at a local clinic and working at a horse ranch in the summers. Throughout school there was a heavy focus on diagnosing and treating illnesses and at the time I felt that to be my calling; however, not long after graduating I found myself gravitating toward end of life care.

While working in general practice, I discovered end of life appointments to be such a special celebration of life and a gentle transition for beloved family pets. The powerful bond each family shared with their animal companion absolutely moved me and it was then that I felt my true place in veterinary medicine. After developing strong connections with each family that came in for a euthanasia, I convinced my practice manager to allow me to travel to family’s homes, which was not standard protocol at our clinic. It was then that the real benefit of in-home care came to light. The bond between pet parents and their companion animals in those final moments remained undisturbed, offering a warm home filled with family and friends, instead of the stresses of a visit to a clinic. This unique opportunity with my former clinic led me to Lap of Love where I am able to provide the gift of in-home hospice and euthanasia services exclusively.  

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and biking on scenic Michigan trails, riding horses, and teaching new tricks to my rescue cat Sam.  

About Kelly Daly

I grew up in Davison, a small eastern Michigan town a short drive north of Detroit. Although tiny, our community had strong roots and enjoyed activities together such as parades and high school sports. I was raised in a family of 6 and a house full of pets, which was a little hectic at times, but also allowed for ample fondness of the human-animal bond. As a young child, I remember walking around with a toy stethoscope and bandaging my stuffed animals with tissue paper. Through high school I became involved with the music program, primarily playing clarinet and occasionally branching out into the eclectic accordion and baritone saxophone to fill in the gaps in the musical productions.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to help animals and those who care for them. I attended Michigan State University through undergraduate school and transitioned to their veterinary college thereafter, while also interning at a local clinic and working at a horse ranch in the summers. Throughout school there was a heavy focus on diagnosing and treating illnesses and at the time I felt that to be my calling; however, not long after graduating I found myself gravitating toward end of life care.

While working in general practice, I discovered end of life appointments to be such a special celebration of life and a gentle transition for beloved family pets. The powerful bond each family shared with their animal companion absolutely moved me and it was then that I felt my true place in veterinary medicine. After developing strong connections with each family that came in for a euthanasia, I convinced my practice manager to allow me to travel to family’s homes, which was not standard protocol at our clinic. It was then that the real benefit of in-home care came to light. The bond between pet parents and their companion animals in those final moments remained undisturbed, offering a warm home filled with family and friends, instead of the stresses of a visit to a clinic. This unique opportunity with my former clinic led me to Lap of Love where I am able to provide the gift of in-home hospice and euthanasia services exclusively.  

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and biking on scenic Michigan trails, riding horses, and teaching new tricks to my rescue cat Sam.  

"I can't thank Dr Kelly enough for her kind words and support while assisting Homer to the other side of the rainbow.

She complimented how cute he was and how well loved she could see he was. She said just the right words to help me though this very hard decision. I am so thankful that she took such good care of my Homer during his last breath. I will forever be grateful for her being by our side. Thank you Dr. Kelly!"

Beth Allspach
Wayland, Michigan

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Pet Loss Support

  (616) 460-0373

West Michigan Pet Loss Support Group - Grand Rapids: Coordinator Ginny Mikita

  (616) 361-9911

Animal Emergency Hospital

  (517) 353-5420

Michigan State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Lansing

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve Grand Rapids and surrounding areas. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
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
PO Box 1414
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501

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