PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

EUTHANASIA$275

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$375

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, 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

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. Kara

Kara Fuchs

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.

"It was a week ago today that I made the decision to call Lap of Love. Dr. Bollinger arrived the next morning and sent my Shadow to kitty heaven. I knew that she needed to go and Dr. Bollinger assured me that it was the right choice for her. Thank you so much for giving Shadow a calm, peaceful and painless passing. It was just what I wanted for her. Losing her presence has been more of an adjustment than I could have imagined. I miss her so much. I believe that I will always feel her absence. However, each day gets a little easier when I focus on the good memories. Thank you for providing a difficult though much needed service for pets and their families. In appreciation~ Cindy Bray"

Cindy Bray
Coon Rapids, Minnesota

"Dr Jessica was so kind and compassionate during our last hour with Zoey. It was a sensitive, loving and peaceful way to bring our Zoey home to heaven. Thank you Dr. Jessica for being so caring and understanding. We appreciate your calm and direction while we said goodbye to our sweet baby girl. Thank you for your kindness."

Tania Briggs
Lino Lakes, Minnesota

"Thank you Dr. Fuchs for taking such compassionate and gentle care of our sweet loving Bailey. He was under no stress and was so calm and relaxed. You allowed us the time we needed to say our goodbyes. You eased all of our worries and helped us through the process leaving us with a great sense of peace. We are so grateful for you and Lap of Love."

Connie Hempstead
Saint Paul, Minnesota

"Jessica was amazing. We cannot say enough nice things about how easy she made the process and how comforting she was. We lost our cat a month before we made the decision to help Beck and Jessica so kind and compassionate about how we were struggling with this decision. She did not make us feel rushed, giving us time to say goodbye and letting us know what was happening in each step. She was so kind and we cannot say thank you enough for helping us with this transition and then for coming back two weeks later to help with our next transition."

Maria Rubio
Blaine, Minnesota

"Thank you so much for reaching out to me with your support and kind words. I am so grateful to you for the beautiful, peaceful ending you have to Finn and for all the love and support you gave to me during that time. I am grateful from the bottom of my heart. You all truly are the most loving, supportive, kind people I could’ve hoped to have by my side at this time. Thank you!!"

Lori Larson
Golden Valley, Minnesota

"Thank you for helping to ease our beloved Annie out of pain and into a place where she is free. Because love never ends, she is in our hearts, with us still. We are deeply grateful for the care that you gave Annie and also the kindness you have shown to us. We were blessed to be her family, and are so grateful that we had so many joy-filled years with her! Thank you so much for the important work you and Lap of Love do. It was the loving good-bye that our devoted girl deserved."

Cathy Thayer
Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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
“So much ❤️! ...and even though we were blessed to have this beautiful girl care for us for 11 years and 6 months, it will never be enough time. She was absolutely the best buddy I could have ever asked for. I will miss you my sweet baby girl. ❤️ You were my precious snuggler, companion, coach, mama and best friend. I can only imagine how many ...
Tania Briggs
December 4, 2019
“Beck was our grumpy old man from the day we rescued him. He was the dog version of Walter Mathaau. He was quirky, weird, and a bit of an odd duck, but for our family that the norm. Our dog kids were the land of misfit toys. His younger "brother" adored him even when he would growl at him. His older "sister" just ignored his grumpy ways and his cat ...
Maria Rubio
November 15, 2019
“Rudy was the sweetest dog. He had a very easy going disposition and was wonderful with our three daughters. He was also a clown and would often get these bursts of energy where he would tear around the yard or the house. He would run so fast with the sweetest smile on his face. We rescued Rudy in Los Angeles. The minute I saw him, I knew he needed ...
Rachel D
October 25, 2019
“To our boy Finnie,

There are some who would say that writing this note makes no sense. After all, you aren’t a reader; preferring the outdoors as a source for entertainment and knowledge.

Those holding that view, though, don’t know you the way we do, your mom and me.

Like any communication between us, the language and format are ...
Lori Knisely
October 16, 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
P.O. Box 17421
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55304

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