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.

VETERINARY 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.

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.

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, and fish. Call for pricing and availability.

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.

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 29 pounds$300
Pets 30 - 99 pounds$350
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$375
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$400

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 2-3 business days. Other arrangements are possible (please inquire), including availability directly from the crematory.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 29 pounds$110
Pets 30 - 99 pounds$135
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$160
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$200

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 on private property.

ADDITIONAL AFTERCARE FEES

There may be a fee of $50-$100 if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.

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. Kayla

Kayla Stomack

I grew up in a very small town in Michigan called Minden City, which is in the thumb the next time you take a look at your mitten.  My mother said that I wanted to be a veterinarian from the moment I could walk and talk. I changed my mind a few times growing up; deciding on careers ranging from astronaut to first woman President. Ultimately, I followed my heart and pursued my initial dream of being a veterinarian. I completed my bachelor's, master's, and DVM degrees at Michigan State University.  While in veterinary school, I had a desire to be a large animal vet with a focus on dairy medicine but upon graduation I fell in love with Emergency and Critical care. I thrive in an ever-changing environment, never knowing what the day is going to bring while being able to be there for people when they need love and support the most. 

Recently, I had to put my amazing Luke down. I was lucky enough to have my colleagues come to my home during this difficult life moment. I didn’t have to stress Luke out or make him uncomfortable by going for a car ride to the clinic. He was always anxious about going there in the first place. His peaceful transition at home was a magical moment; just about Luke and I. He spent his last moments laying on his bed in the living room with me snuggling him. I will forever be thankful for the gift he and I received that day.  I realized at that moment that I want to bring this loving and peaceful experience to other families.  Working in an emergency clinic, some families come for end of life care and, although my team and I do the very best we can to provide comfort, at the end of the day it’s still not home. I joined the Lap of Love family to help make this difficult time as comfortable and peaceful as possible for all two and four-legged family members.  It truly is an honor to be here for you and your pet. 

About Kayla Stomack

I grew up in a very small town in Michigan called Minden City, which is in the thumb the next time you take a look at your mitten.  My mother said that I wanted to be a veterinarian from the moment I could walk and talk. I changed my mind a few times growing up; deciding on careers ranging from astronaut to first woman President. Ultimately, I followed my heart and pursued my initial dream of being a veterinarian. I completed my bachelor's, master's, and DVM degrees at Michigan State University.  While in veterinary school, I had a desire to be a large animal vet with a focus on dairy medicine but upon graduation I fell in love with Emergency and Critical care. I thrive in an ever-changing environment, never knowing what the day is going to bring while being able to be there for people when they need love and support the most. 

Recently, I had to put my amazing Luke down. I was lucky enough to have my colleagues come to my home during this difficult life moment. I didn’t have to stress Luke out or make him uncomfortable by going for a car ride to the clinic. He was always anxious about going there in the first place. His peaceful transition at home was a magical moment; just about Luke and I. He spent his last moments laying on his bed in the living room with me snuggling him. I will forever be thankful for the gift he and I received that day.  I realized at that moment that I want to bring this loving and peaceful experience to other families.  Working in an emergency clinic, some families come for end of life care and, although my team and I do the very best we can to provide comfort, at the end of the day it’s still not home. I joined the Lap of Love family to help make this difficult time as comfortable and peaceful as possible for all two and four-legged family members.  It truly is an honor to be here for you and your pet. 

"This morning we sent our 15 year old yellow lab, princess McKenzie, flying off to heaven. Dr. Kayla was compassionate, caring, loving, patient and kind. She made a emotional and difficult decision comforting and peaceful. The procedure occurred at our pace and provided lots of time for goodbyes and tears. Thank you Dr. Kayla for creating a peaceful journey for McKenzie as she joined God in heaven. Highly recommend Dr. Kayla and Lap of Love."

Debbie Beyer
Harrison Township, Michigan

"Dr. Stomack was absolutely amazing from the moment she walked in the door and met our sweet Marlie and began loving on her. I cannot imagine a more perfect person to comfort not only us, but also our sweet baby on such a tough day. It was both the toughest and easiest decision we've ever made, and Dr. Kayla reassured us that Marlie was ready. We are so thankful for her compassion and dedication to this cause, as our Marlie was able to cross the rainbow bridge surrounded by people who love her, in her favorite spot in front of the fan! Marlie gained her angel wings, but Dr. Stomack is the real angel. We will be forever grateful for your mission to provide this service. Dr. Kayla-I'm sure Marlie and Luke are running, and playing, and talking about how amazing you are!"

Sarah & Doug Glassford
St. Clair, Michigan

"It's been 2 weeks since we said good-bye to our sweet Bailee Sky. She was a beautiful 10+ year old Merle Great Dane. It was an incredibly difficult decision to make, but it was the right decision for her. Not so much for us.

Our veterinarian suggested Lap of Love to me, as she knew how difficult it was for Bailee to get around, get in/out of a vehicle, etc. Ultimately, we also didn't want her "last road trip" to be going to the vet.

I still cry because I miss her, my kids still cry, even our granddaughters who didn't really pay much attention to her asked about her the other night when they came over for a sleepover. More tears.

I can't speak highly enough of the care & compassion that all of us received from Lap of Love. From Sara who answered the phone, answered all my questions, sent encouragement, to Dr. Kayla who was amazing, so compassionate, and even Faithful Companion was so caring and compassionate as well.

I still find myself telling Bailee that I'll be right back when I have to leave the house, only to remember that she's not with us. When it storms, (she hated storms), I still tell her that she doesn't have to be afraid anymore.

Thank you so much for your compassion in our sorrow, for the cards that you sent, and just for caring about each family member that loves their fur babies."

Sara Murray
Armada, Michigan

"Dr. Kayla made the sadness of Mario's illness more bearable, and helped us make the right decision regarding his death with compassion and dignity. Mario could not have been treated with more love and support, and we are so grateful to Dr. Kayla for all she has done for all of us."


Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

"There is no easy way to go through such a horribly painful experience but Dr. Kayla Stomack was so very kind and gentle with me and most importantly, my baby Calvin Chi-Chi (kitty). Every step of the process was thoroughly explained and I was given alone time with my baby boy to say goodbye and give plenty of kisses. My love Calvin was taken away in a beautiful basket with blankets and pillow for his sweet head and I got to walk him out for one last goodbye. All my questions were answered, I was never rushed and the most important part of all, my sweet baby boy left this earth very peacefully and gently."

Amy Zappitell
Chesterfield, Michigan

"Dr. Kayla is beyond outstanding. She gently guided me through the heart-wrenching process of saying goodbye to my best friend and constant companion of the past 12+ years. I cannot recommend her enough; she is the consummate caring and compassionate veterinary professional. Thank you, Dr. Kayla!"

Michele Nelson
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

LOCAL RESOURCES


  (248) 334-6877

Oakland Veterinary Referral Services - Bloomfield Hills

  (248) 929-5354

Rochester Hills Grief Counseling

Pet Loss Support at MSU Veterinary Medical Center

  (248) 651-1788

Animal Emergency Center - Rochester and Novi

  (586) 466-6133

Advanced Animal Emergency - Clinton Township

SERVICE AREA
Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the Southeastern Michigan area including parts of Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$100 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“We are heartbroken for our loss of you Marlie Mae, our baby, but know you are longer suffering from the brain tumor that made you stumble around the yard and made even walking a challenge the last weeks. We miss the sound of your tail thumping in the morning as we walk down the hall, the trips to the mailbox, the way you used to come around the ...
Sarah & Doug Glassford
September 28, 2019
“Our Mario was a real character! He was our guard dog, even though he weighed 12 pounds, and made sure that any visitor to our home knew who was in charge. He was loving and enjoyed sitting on his blanket watching TV or taking a nap. He was always the first dog at the door to welcome us home. He led our walks, always looked as if he was on a ...
July 18, 2019
“To my perfect, precious Calvin Chi-Chi. I can't even begin to express how much I miss you, as you know, you have always been my "reason for existence". Every day when I would walk in the room or the front door, you came running up to me with your sweet tail straight up wanting to be loved. I so miss that more than I can say. I also adored our ...
Amy Zappitell
July 17, 2019
“My true angel on earth. My first baby. Raising you and giving you a full life for 15 years was an honor. You saved me when you came into my life and never wavered from your love for me. We are a perfect team. I will love you and miss you forever sweet girl. Thank you for 15 years of snuggles, kisses, road trips, smiles, and love. The boys miss you ...
Linda Warren
June 18, 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
PO Box 381122
Clinton Township, Michigan 48038

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