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 is 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 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. 

"Dr. Kayla was phenomenal. During such a difficult time, she took the time to talk to us about Cassius & his life. She allowed us adequate time to enjoy our last moments with our big bear. Dr. Kayla was patient and soft spoken, Cashy took to her easily. The whole process was so respectful from beginning to end. My husband and ai are grateful."

JoAnn Revesz
Allen Park, Michigan

"I want to thank Dr. Kayla for her compassion, calm demeanor, and professionalism when I had to put my precious Megan to sleep. She gave me all the time I needed both before and after her passing, and she was genuinely concerned for both Megan's and my welfare. I recommend Dr. Kayla and Lap of Love for their sincere concern and compassion for those of us who must make the most difficult decision as loving pet owners. Not all veterinarians or doctors have a good bedside manner, but Dr. Kayla is an excellent example of one who does. She also sent me an email a few days afterward for comfort. This is a great service that deserves the highest recommendation. Thank you, Dr. Kayla!"

Sonja Gomah
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

"Dr. Sarah Ryan was our angel that helped our family through this difficult time. She is calm, professional and loving. Dr. Ryan handled everything with the utmost respect and made our day a loving warm hearted experience ❤️💜"


Trenton, Michigan

"Dr. Kayla was so kind and had so much compassion towards our Tip, and both my husband and me, during this difficult time. It was very comforting knowing that she truly loved assisting families with this very difficult decision. Thank you again Dr. Kayla!"

Janice Stevenson
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

"Though this was a very difficult decision for us, Dr Kayla was wonderful, professional and compassionate. She explained everything that was going to happen and was very understanding. Even though it was a heart breaking day she made it much easier for us with her kind words."

Karen Meissnest
Waterford, Michigan

"Dr. Kayla was very considerate and kind at this sorrowful time. She treated Saber like her own pet, and her empathy shown towards us and our dog was very much appreciated."

Phyllis & Ralph Crittenden
Rochester Hills, 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
“Cassius is so very missed. He was our companion & protector for 13 years. He welcomed any human love, even if he just met you during a walk. He brightened every room he walked into & he was the neighborhood matriarch. His “Cassius’ Corner” sign represented his favorite corner of the yard to lay & watch the neighborhood activity. Loved to ...
JoAnn Revesz
July 26, 2020
“Solomon was a very sweet, intelligent and handsome boy. He was a loyal best friend and always by my side. A true Doberman " leaner" who thought he was a lap dog at almost 100 lbs.😁 When we rescued his dog sister LuLu, he was more than tolerant of her sometime selfish little dog sister ways. Solomon loved water and especially playing with the ...
July 21, 2020
“Eve, you were the best dog we could of asked for, your sweet and kind eyes had me hooked the minute I saw you at the Humane society, thank you for sharing your life with us , you were a treasure! It’s only been a few days but I miss you terribly and listen for your paws walking down the hallway, love you always.”
Karen Meissnest
May 5, 2020
“Saber....you were the most gentle dog that ever lived...you woke every morning just wanting to love and be loved....you were anxious, only because you needed to know that we were always around....thus you were my constant shadow....no matter how many times I went up and down stairs, you would follow.....even when it became an energy draining ...
Phyllis & Ralph Crittenden
May 5, 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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