All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Other arrangements are possible (please inquire), including availability directly from the crematory.
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.
There may be a fee of $50-$100 if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
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, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible.
If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or one of the emergency clinics listed in the Local Resources section.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area.
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.
Kayla Stomack, DVM
"Dr. Kayla was absolutely wonderful. The compassionate and caring kindness that she expressed from the moment she stepped into our home to the moment she left was such a blessing to us. She was so gentle and loving to our precious Sugar. We are extremely grateful."
Tom & An VitaleMacomb, Michigan
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Oakland Veterinary Referral Services - Bloomfield Hills
Rochester Hills Grief Counseling
Animal Emergency Center - Rochester
Pet Loss Support at MSU Veterinary Medical Center
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.
Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.
Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.
Lap of LovePO Box 381122Clinton Township, MI 48038
The Oakland Press: Oakland County Veterinarian Offers In-Home Hospice
WDIV Local 4 News: Pet Owners Have Option to Say Goodbye
Click On Detroit: Families Finding Ways to Comfort Older Dogs, Cats