Kansas City & Surrounding Areas

  (816) 256-2589

  [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$300

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$400

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

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$255
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$290
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$325
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$355

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely walnut 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 your home or work.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$155
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$190
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$225
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$255

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 by the crematory in their garden which is open to the public. 

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 additional help is needed outside what is available in the home, we may request that the crematory come to assist us.  In this case, an additional fee will be needed to cover their charge. 

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. Leanna

Leanna Carpenter

Born and raised in Kansas City, I was drawn to become a veterinarian at a young age.  Whether it was helping raise barn kittens born on my grandparents’ property or returning a lost dog to its family, I knew my life would be devoted to nurturing and helping animals.  

After graduating from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, I returned home to Kansas City to work as a small animal private practitioner.   Shortly thereafter, I had one of my first experiences with in-home euthanasia when my childhood family dog became severely ill.  Despite aggressive medical intervention, his kidney disease was irreversible and, as a family, we made the difficult decision to peacefully end his suffering.  I was devastated to be losing a family member of 14 years but was relieved to be given the opportunity to provide a peaceful passing for him in my mother’s arms on his favorite recliner.  Having gone through the experience of making end-of-life decisions for my own personal pets, I feel I am able to provide empathy and compassion in this most difficult time.  I understand the importance of providing a peaceful and gentle passing for your beloved companion.  It is a privilege to guide, support, and serve my Kansas City community with making these decisions for their pet family members.

In my leisure time I enjoy reading, boating, kayaking, and riding my jet ski at my family’s lake house.  I love trying new restaurants around Kansas City and attending local sporting events.  I share my couch with three other humans, one Schnauzer, and two senior cats.   

Dr. Lindsey

Lindsey Wittmeyer

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, wishing for a farm full of animals but settling for an amazing family dog and barn time whenever possible. As a horse-crazy teenager and young adult in college, I envisioned myself as a mobile equine vet with a ride-along dog. I always pictured myself caring for any type of horse, from broodmares to foals and racehorses to backyard ponies.  

Throughout vet school, my interests began to weigh more heavily towards small animal medicine, mainly due to the increased client interaction. I truly enjoyed clinical rotations where I was able to focus on each individual pet and give the family reassurance that their pet was being cared for like he or she was my own.  

After graduating from vet school at Kansas State University, I focused on small animal general practice. I found myself thankful for the preventive care I was able to provide, but mostly enjoyed focusing on increased quality of life for pets at home and in the veterinary clinic. To me, this included physical and mental well being. After completing multiple Fear Free courses, I am still constantly looking to learn more about relieving anxiety for our pets. Attending lectures given by Lap of Love’s Co-Founder, Dr. Mary Gardner, was my first glance into the world of veterinary hospice and end of life care.  Her tips on comfort care changed the way I practiced in the clinic - for the better! 

I am now grateful to have the opportunity to combine my love of small animal medicine, client connecting, mobile practice, and above all, comfort care for our pets into this career with Lap of Love. 

About Leanna Carpenter

Born and raised in Kansas City, I was drawn to become a veterinarian at a young age.  Whether it was helping raise barn kittens born on my grandparents’ property or returning a lost dog to its family, I knew my life would be devoted to nurturing and helping animals.  

After graduating from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, I returned home to Kansas City to work as a small animal private practitioner.   Shortly thereafter, I had one of my first experiences with in-home euthanasia when my childhood family dog became severely ill.  Despite aggressive medical intervention, his kidney disease was irreversible and, as a family, we made the difficult decision to peacefully end his suffering.  I was devastated to be losing a family member of 14 years but was relieved to be given the opportunity to provide a peaceful passing for him in my mother’s arms on his favorite recliner.  Having gone through the experience of making end-of-life decisions for my own personal pets, I feel I am able to provide empathy and compassion in this most difficult time.  I understand the importance of providing a peaceful and gentle passing for your beloved companion.  It is a privilege to guide, support, and serve my Kansas City community with making these decisions for their pet family members.

In my leisure time I enjoy reading, boating, kayaking, and riding my jet ski at my family’s lake house.  I love trying new restaurants around Kansas City and attending local sporting events.  I share my couch with three other humans, one Schnauzer, and two senior cats.   

"Leanna was very kind and caring during such a difficult time. She always had Coal’s best interests at heart and made me feel better about such a difficult decision. She was amazing and I’m glad we had her there by our side while being there for Coal."

Carrie Beach
Omaha, Nebraska

"It has been just over a week since we said goodbye to our golden doodle, McArthur. He was 14 years old and a beloved member of our family. He was diagnosed with cancer and it became more and more apparent that he was living with discomfort and anxiety. Mac was always up for an outing to the dog park, or a trip to the lake, but he would begin trembling with fear when he realized we were in route to the Vet's office. I simply dreaded that final trip with him. I can't begin to express how different our experience was with Dr Leanna in our own home. Mac greeted her when she arrived and he was immediately at ease. She was so kind and gentle with him. He seemed to sense that she was there to help him. He felt no anxiety or pain. The experience was a final gift to all of us. Thank you so much!"

Susan Park
Lees Summit, Kansas

"I cannot express how thankful I am for Dr. Leanna. We actually had an appointment with our vet to take my precious cat in this morning to say goodbye but could not stand the idea of him being in a place that he actually hates. I called early in the morning and Dr. Leanna was at our house just a few hours later. My little buddy means the entire world to me and what is such a heartbreaking decision and moment was made better by Dr. Leanna. She spoke to him the exact same way that I do, with such love. My heart is in a million pieces but I cannot thank Lap of Love for existing and Dr. Leanna for loving my Reese the way that she did."

Sara Fuller
Liberty, Kansas

"We feel so blessed Dr. Lindsey assisted us with Tedi’s transition. Her compassion for our family and for Tedi was palpable. She answered all of our questions and walked us through this painful process. We appreciated she followed up with us the next day.

Though nothing could make the loss easier, we are appreciative for Dr. Lindsey and Lap of Love for giving Tedi her last moments in the comforts of her favorite place, on our deck."

CJ Hildebrand
Kansas City, Kansas

"Saying goodbye to a member of your family is never easy. For our sweet boy Gable, he was a homebody that always loved to sleep in his bed on our couch. Our vet recommended Lap of Love as a potential option when it came time to say goodbye and I must say it was a total blessing. Having him comfortable in his bed at home was the only way we would have wanted him to say goodbye to us. Dr. Lindsey was simply incredible. Her patience, understanding, and incredible care for our boy Gable was apparent from the moment we opened our door to her. She explained every thing she was doing, which was important to my wife and I as we had never said goodbye to a pet before, and her patience as we struggled (as I'm sure most do) to say our final goodbyes to our sweet boy. Her soft touch and apparent passion for her job and especially her clients made the process as easy as something like this could possibly be. I cannot express our gratitude for both Dr. Lindsey as well as Lap of Love for being there for my wife and I, but especially Gable during these final moments together."

Alex Thomas
Olathe, Kansas

"Dr. Lindsey,

We absolutley cannot thank you enough for your service. The love, care, concern and compassion you showed to us was unveliveable. Of course we were going though a terrible time, you showed so much love and care. Frank responded so sweetly to you and you gave it back to her. We are blown away by you and your compassion. The small touches in the end like tucking her in on the stretcher, putting a pillow under her head, covering her up, it makes us cry to think about.

You made this sad, heartbreaking experience, precious and sweet. You have a beautiful gift and we thank you for sharing it with us. We are forever grateful and thankful for you.

Travis and Ann Tillery"

Travis and Ann Tillery
Overland Park, Kansas

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (913) 642-9563

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners, Overland Park

  (816) 891-8888

Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets Support Group, Kansas City

  (913) 722-5566

Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center, Mission

Pet Loss Support Group

  (816) 561-4466

Pet Grief Support Group, Kansas City

  (816) 554-4990

Blue Pearl Lee's Summit, Lee's Summit

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Kansas City area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30-$60 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Coal was an amazing and loving dog. I got Coal when he was a few months old. I remember his sharp baby teeth and his playfulness. He was always kind and good with people and children. He helped me announce my first child with a sign around his neck that he was no longer mom’s only baby. I have stories of him chasing two raccoons up a tree, ...
Carrie Beach
July 23, 2020
“Tedi: my baby. My angel. My heart.”
CJ Hildebrand
July 10, 2020
“Our Franklin Elizabeth Ann....(Frank) We love you and miss you. You gave us so much love, happiness, laughter and comfort. We miss your wagging tail when we walk through the door. We miss every night at 8:45 pm when you would tell us its time to play and go out before bed. We miss your sweet face that told us so much about what you were thinking ...
Travis and Ann Tillery
April 16, 2020
“Seamus was the most social little guy you could ever meet. We got him to help our other cat, Sebastian with being more social and to make sure he wasn't too lonely with just us humans. Seamus was a little spider monkey when we first got him. He loved to climb up my fiance's jeans and stand on his shoulder. His love for life was undeniable. Seamus ...
Cassie Richter
April 14, 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 26324
Overland Park, Kansas 66225

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