Southeast Michigan

  (248) 520-1318

  [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$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.

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

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$150
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$225
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$275

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 if needed.

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 Doctors

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians 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. 

Dr. Laura

Laura Witherell

I spent most of my childhood in Jackson, Michigan. My family had a variety of pets growing up, including dogs, cats, hermit crabs, and salamanders, all of which I enjoyed taking care of. Once graduating high school, I attended Western Michigan University and majored in biomedical sciences. After completing my undergrad degree, I was unsure of the next steps in my career. Around this time, my sister graduated from veterinary school and while navigating through what the next steps in my life looked like, I started assisting her in the clinic.  

With her encouragement, my love for animals, and passion for helping others, I decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine as well. I was accepted into St. George’s University, moved to the West Indies, and proceeded to earn my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine degree. This experience was one of the most memorable adventures of my life! 

Since completing veterinary school, I’ve spent the past decade working in a small animal practice, where I always found a special bond with grey muzzled furry companions. Personally, I share my home with my two dogs, Hamilton and Sadie, and cat, Stanley. Recently, I had to say goodbye to my girl, Missy, and was fortunate to have had a colleague come to my home to help her pass peacefully. This experience amplified the meaning and value of in-home end of life care for me. I will always cherish being able to lay with her on her favorite bed during those final moments, and I will forever be grateful for that experience. This profound moment with Missy directed me to Lap of Love, where I can provide that same amount of peace and comfort to other families in their time of need.

Dr. Stacii

Stacii Comstock

I grew up in beautiful Southeast Michigan, and for as long as I can remember, had a passion for helping animals. It started with tending to strays and injured wildlife, and thanks to my training in veterinary medicine has evolved into so much more. I graduated from Michigan State’s College of Veterinary Medicine several years ago and completed an internship program in Florida before moving back. I spent my time working in both general practice and emergency medicine, developing great interest in geriatric and end-of-life care. When the opportunity to join Lap of Love presented itself, I knew it would be a great fit. I think the bond between animals and their humans is unlike any other; helping pet parents make the end of their loved ones’ lives as peaceful as possible is a privilege.  

Personally, I lost my German Shepherd, Diesel, a few years ago. He was accustomed to joining me at the hospital while I worked, so fortunately, bringing him to the clinic that last night was not stressful for him, as it can be for so many pets. For that, I am so incredibly thankful! The last thing I want for any pet or pet parent is to feel stress during what is already such a difficult time. This is why I feel in-home euthanasia, when possible, is so special; allowing pets to be in their safe space surrounded by the people (or other pets!) that love them is how I want them to exit this world.

In my free time, I enjoy playing games, buzzing, and hanging out with my family and friends, tinkering on projects around my house, and spoiling my pets. Millie, my cat, is too smart for her own good and is quite the comedian. She prefers trash to actual store-bought toys, and enjoys playing fetch and posing for pictures. Keaton, my Lab mix, is the happiest dog I’ve ever met, and often reminds me how valuable a positive attitude is in life. His interests include making friends with everyone and, you guessed it, food.

In any circumstance, euthanasia can be difficult; however, I like to think of it as the ultimate final gift we can give our furry family when all of our other efforts are no longer enough. I am honored to be able to help during these times.

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. 

"Doctor Witherell was very caring throughout the whole process as well as explained everything she was doing."

Nicole Marriott
Madison Heights, Michigan

"Dr. Laura was very caring during such an emotional and difficult time. I appreciated her warmth and understanding, especially during a pandemic. This is my third experience with Lap of Love and I appreciate how compassionate they are when having to say goodbye to a loving family pet."

Liz Gannon
Troy, Michigan

"Dr. Laura was very caring during such an emotional and difficult time. I appreciated her warmth and understanding, especially during a pandemic. This is my third experience with Lap of Love and I appreciate how compassionate they are when having to say goodbye to a loving family pet."

Liz Gannon
Troy, Michigan

"Sweet & Beautiful Person. I am so glad Lap of Love came to our home. It's was a more loving way for KK."

Lynn Pryor
Roseville, Michigan

"Dr. Laura was so kind and gave us the space we needed to say goodbye to Lucy in a way that felt personal and peaceful. Although we didn't want to let her go, Lap of Love made it possible for us to do it at home, where Lucy's last memory was of being comfortable on her bed and eating a cheeseburger. I am so grateful that there are people willing to do this work. Thank you."


Rochester, Michigan

"My family and I would like to thank Dr. Laura Witherell for providing our family with closure. She was able to walk us through the process and gave us reassurance. Thank you for taking care of our precious Abbey on her journey to eternal peace."

Bryan Beran
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (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
“Kayla will be missed by everyone she met. She loved all animals big and small as well as every human she met. She was a loving pet and will be greatly missed by all including her kitty sisters.”
Nicole Marriott
October 27, 2020
“Jackson truly changed my life and made everyday better and I hope I gave him the fantastic life he deserved. He was devoted to me and never wanted me out of his site. He was a protector of the cats and the definite pack leader. He loved not listening to me and just doing his own thing. He loved licking the cat dishes and humping Lord Stanley. He ...
Liz Gannon
October 26, 2020
“KK is the most unique, smart, & special kitty. Her memory & word association was incredible. It only took one time of teaching her, & she retained it for life. She was my support Angel through my Dad's passing, my Mom's current Dementia, and everything in between. She was so sweet, and our little watch-dog-kitty making sure all was secured. She ...
Lynn Pryor
October 21, 2020
“Lucy was a golden retriever and chow mix and had the softest fur I have ever felt. It wasn't uncommon for strangers of all ages to stop us on the street for pets. She was so chill you often forgot she was there, and loved cuddling up on her people (and any random stranger that happened to be within reach). Her trademark was her "one up, one ...
October 15, 2020
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 3126
Center Line, Michigan 48015

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