PRICING AND INFORMATION

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

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 39 pounds$250
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$300
Pets 150 - 199 pounds$325

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn and will be returned to you within a week. 

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$200
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$225

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 cemetery named "Evergreen" in Belmont, NC. 

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

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. Carrie

Carrie Dobey

When I was young and family members asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always answered: a “check-up” vet.  I wanted to play and look at the animals, but not do anything that might be gross!  Well, little did I know how different my path in life would be.

As an Army family, we moved around a lot. My mom was allergic to cats and did not like dogs, so we only had hamsters as kids.  You can imagine my surprise when, at the age of 11, I came downstairs on Christmas morning to find a bunny! Progress! Snowflake was my companion until my freshman year in college.

During undergraduate school, I knew I wanted a career in science and one preferably with animals, but I was torn on which way to proceed. I ended up getting a master's degree in wildlife biology and was a biologist in Tennessee and Wyoming for 10 years. As time went on, that lingering feeling of being a “check-up” vet was always in the back of my mind. I decided it was time for a change and applied to veterinary school.  I attended the University of Tennessee for veterinary school and what a transformative 4 years it was. After graduation, I was employed by the USDA for a year before transitioning into a role at a spay and neuter clinic. I performed up to 35 surgeries a day for low income citizens of San Antonio, Texas.  It was a very rewarding career, but I knew I could make a bigger impact on my community.

Family needs required me to move back east, where I found Lap of Love. I knew immediately that this was such an amazing way to give back to loving families in a time of sorrow.  When I think back to when I had to euthanize my favorite cat and dog 3 months apart, shortly after vet school, I wish such a service had been available. It’s an honor to be able to offer a warm, peaceful setting for families to say goodbye to their loved ones, and Lap of Love provides that opportunity. 

About Carrie Dobey

When I was young and family members asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always answered: a “check-up” vet.  I wanted to play and look at the animals, but not do anything that might be gross!  Well, little did I know how different my path in life would be.

As an Army family, we moved around a lot. My mom was allergic to cats and did not like dogs, so we only had hamsters as kids.  You can imagine my surprise when, at the age of 11, I came downstairs on Christmas morning to find a bunny! Progress! Snowflake was my companion until my freshman year in college.

During undergraduate school, I knew I wanted a career in science and one preferably with animals, but I was torn on which way to proceed. I ended up getting a master's degree in wildlife biology and was a biologist in Tennessee and Wyoming for 10 years. As time went on, that lingering feeling of being a “check-up” vet was always in the back of my mind. I decided it was time for a change and applied to veterinary school.  I attended the University of Tennessee for veterinary school and what a transformative 4 years it was. After graduation, I was employed by the USDA for a year before transitioning into a role at a spay and neuter clinic. I performed up to 35 surgeries a day for low income citizens of San Antonio, Texas.  It was a very rewarding career, but I knew I could make a bigger impact on my community.

Family needs required me to move back east, where I found Lap of Love. I knew immediately that this was such an amazing way to give back to loving families in a time of sorrow.  When I think back to when I had to euthanize my favorite cat and dog 3 months apart, shortly after vet school, I wish such a service had been available. It’s an honor to be able to offer a warm, peaceful setting for families to say goodbye to their loved ones, and Lap of Love provides that opportunity. 

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (336) 851-1990

After Hours Veterinary Emergency Clinic - Greensboro

  (919) 513-3901

NCSU Veterinary Hospital Support Group - Raleigh

  (336) 285-0173

Happy Tails Emergency Veterinary Clinic - Greensboro

  (855) 352-5683

Lap of Love Pet Loss and Bereavement Support Line

  (336) 632-0605

Carolina Veterinary Specialists - Greensboro

  (980) 949-8605

Paws Whiskers and Wags - Charlotte

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

Proudly serving most of the Piedmont Triad, including High Point and Kernersville. Due to the extensive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50 - $75 based on the distance from Greensboro.

Pet Memorials
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 5321
Greensboro, North Carolina 27435

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