The Twin Cities: Minneapolis & St. Paul Area

  (612) 314-3003

  [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$325

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$425

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.

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.

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, fish, and goats. Call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 34 pounds$195
Pets 35 - 74 pounds$235
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$300

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 34 pounds$100
Pets 35 - 74 pounds$125
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$175

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 on northern Minnesota prairie land. 

ADDITIONAL AFTERCARE FEES

To best honor your personal space, our doctors do not arrive with a vet technician.  Therefore, if your family has elected cremation for a pet over 30 pounds, we may ask your assistance moving your loved one after euthanasia has been performed.  If no additional help is available from friends or family to move your pet, please let our team know so that we can schedule appropriately.  The most important thing is that your loved one does not suffer, arrangements for assistance with cremation can be made at a later time. 

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 6am - 10pm. 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. Jessica

Jessica Bollinger

Easing the suffering of our best friends is my main goal at Lap of Love. My desire to help our furry family members originated from the passing of my grandmother whose quality of life slowly declined due to ALS. As I saw her in the hospital at the end of her life, I knew I wanted to help ease this suffering for our loved ones in veterinary medicine. Our pets deserve comfort and joy during their last days and I consider practicing end of life care my calling. During my adult life, I have taken care of many little creatures that needed help during their stay on our wonderful planet. My furry family included rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and dogs as well as orphaned hamsters, kittens and hundreds of orphaned wildlife (joyful memories you can ask me about that can help ease the pain). Currently, I have the pleasure of caring for my old Rat Terrier (Pepper) and my four cats (Falcon, Trixie and my newest additions, Klaus and Roger). Outside of helping animals and their loving families, I enjoy being outside with my furry and non-furry family, cooking and crafts.

Dr. Somer

Somer Drummond

Growing up as the daughter of a veterinarian, I knew from a young age that a career in veterinary medicine was the right choice for me. I was raised in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota and moved to California to obtain my undergraduate degree in Biology at Pitzer College. I then went back home to pursue a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. During that time, I also completed a small animal rotating internship at the Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota. 

I always knew that my professional goals would center around helping veterinary patients and their families by providing client education to improve the human-animal bond. It wasn’t until I started practicing during my internship year that I came to realize how fulfilling end-of-life care could be. Having the privilege of walking owners through the euthanasia process and decision for their pets often reminded me of my own first experience with euthanasia, which I remember so vividly. It happened to be on my fourteenth birthday when my childhood Golden Retriever, Maisie, passed. My father was able to provide her the gift of a peaceful transition in the comfort of our own home. 

It is an absolute honor that I am now able to offer the same assistance to pets and families during their pet’s final moments. I strive to provide a gentle and peaceful passing, as I know the long term impact it has on their family’s hearts.  

About Jessica Bollinger

Easing the suffering of our best friends is my main goal at Lap of Love. My desire to help our furry family members originated from the passing of my grandmother whose quality of life slowly declined due to ALS. As I saw her in the hospital at the end of her life, I knew I wanted to help ease this suffering for our loved ones in veterinary medicine. Our pets deserve comfort and joy during their last days and I consider practicing end of life care my calling. During my adult life, I have taken care of many little creatures that needed help during their stay on our wonderful planet. My furry family included rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and dogs as well as orphaned hamsters, kittens and hundreds of orphaned wildlife (joyful memories you can ask me about that can help ease the pain). Currently, I have the pleasure of caring for my old Rat Terrier (Pepper) and my four cats (Falcon, Trixie and my newest additions, Klaus and Roger). Outside of helping animals and their loving families, I enjoy being outside with my furry and non-furry family, cooking and crafts.

"Very very good experience."

Shawn Jurek
Lino Lakes, Minnesota

"Dr Bolllinger was so gentle and empathetic during this dreaded time. She kept Fozzy calm and I loved her interaction with him. She talked me through each step as well as educating me as to what I can expect during the euthanasia. I was so grateful that she came out the same day I called to put Fozzy out of his pain and immobility. I would recommend Lap of Love to anyone looking to put there pet down at home....Thank you again Dr Bollinger!"

Christy Frye
St. Paul, Minnesota

"Dr. Drummond was so compassionate and kind. She walked us through every step and let us have as much time as we needed with Zoe. She never rushed us. You could feel that she really cares about us and Zoe during this difficult time."

Jessica Kulish
Minneapolis, Minnesota

"It was definitely one of the worst days of my life. Having to put down my best buddy of over 13 years. But I can't begin to express how much easier it was doing it at home. Dr. Somer was so compassionate, so gentle, it was obvious how much she loves animals. I still sometimes come home from work and expect to be greeted by Papi. We walked twice a day, every day, except for my trips to Oregon to see my family. I will always miss him, until we meet again. Dr. Somer Drummond made me feel like I was doing the right thing. It's sometimes hard not to be selfish at the end, but she definitely reassured me I was doing what was best for him. I would never do it any other way. Lap of Love is a Godsend..."

David Foley
Robbinsdale, Minnesota

"I cannot express my gratitude enough for Dr. Sommer Drummond. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! She assisted us in the crossing of our cherished family member Lucy. Her compassion, patience and overall understanding of our situation made the moment as bearable as possible. Words cannot express my gratitude to you for what you did for me and my family. Lap of Love, you are an amazing organization with amazing people. I will remember Dr Sommer Drummond forever. Thank you so much, I am forever in your debt!"

Rick Michalec
Woodbury, Minnesota

"Lap of Love and Dr. Bollinger are a gift from heaven!

From the moment I called to set up our in home appointment I was met with the sweetest voice on the other end of the phone. She was kind and supportive while I cried my way through giving her my information, how she could understand what I was saying through the tears is impressive to say the least!

When Dr. Bollinger arrived she was so understanding, sweet, gentle and kind! She talked us through the process and gave us as much time as we needed to say our goodbyes!

Its a TOUGH decision to make but I believe with Lap of Loves help, we made the best decision for our Josie!!

RIP sweet Josie girl and we will see you again someday...

Thank you to Dr. Bollinger and the wonderful Lap of Love staff!!!

Heather Benson"

Heather Benson
Eden Prairie, Minnesota

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (952) 942-8272

Blue Pearl Veterinary Hospital - Eden Prairie

  (612) 624-9372

Companion Animal Love, Loss and Memories Group (CALLM) Group - St. Paul

  (763) 754-5000

Blue Pearl Veterinary Hospital - Blaine

  (651) 788-4624

Animal Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group - Golden Valley

  (651) 501-3766

Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota (AERC) - Oakdale

  (651) 293-1800

Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota (AERC) - St. Paul

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Minneapolis St. Paul metropolitan area, including all or parts of  Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington and Wright Counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Haley was a very special dog. Her kindness and sweetness were second to none. She always wanted peace and happiness. She was my light on the darkest days. My goofy girl when I needed a laugh. Her love for cuddling made you feel safe and loved. Her cute face brightened the day. Her floppy ears,little underbite and tongue sticking out when ...
Shawn Jurek
January 5, 2021
“In memory of my fuzzy, fozzy bear ...He was such a gentle, loyal soul. He was fostered by my neighbor and I just fell in love with him. He had been rescued from Kentucky by Safe Hands Rescue back in 2009, and was pretty skittish at 1st, but was easily socialized and loved running around with my pug and neighbor's white Shepherd. He is so ...
Christy Frye
December 19, 2020
“Sweet little Zoe left us at 6:52 pm CT on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. We were not excepting her to be leaving us. She wasn't feeling well on Monday so I watched her throughout the day and night and she got worse. I got her into her primary vet on Tuesday where we learned she had a massive mass in her abdomen that was compressing all her organs. ...
Jessica Kulish
December 17, 2020
“Sassy will be so dearly missed. She brought joy not only to our life but to everyone who met her. Her excitement for life and her jumps were one of a kind. We've never experienced this kind of love with a fur-baby and we cannot wait to see her again in Heaven.”
Amy/Greg Pavelka
November 10, 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
P.O. Box 17421
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117

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