Greensboro & Surrounding Areas

  (336) 484-1288

  [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

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 39 pounds$275
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$325
Pets 150 - 199 pounds$350

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$175
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$200
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$225
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$250

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

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 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. 

"I am so thankful I searched and found Lap of Love. Because of the current situation the vet would not allow our entire family to be there to say goodbye to our sweet Riggins. Dr. Carrie was so compassionate, respectful, and gave our Riggins dignity in his final moments. Even though we lost our best buddy and faithful companion the process was peaceful and our family was able to be there to love him as he crossed the rainbow bridge. I cannot say enough thank you's to Lap of Love and Dr. Carrie. The entire staff and everyone we spoke to was so compassionate. We were blessed to have 12 years with our Riggins and miss him so much, thank you again Dr. Carrie."

Chesley Gresham
Oak Ridge, North Carolina

"Our boy was loyal, goofy, patient, and tolerant. He loved us unconditionally.. He deserved to go in his home where he is comfortable and Dr Dobie made that possible. She had a calming presence for our family.. Lap of Love is a welcome choice for families who love their dogs like the fur babies they are and wish to provide them with peace in their final days. Thank you Dr Dobie"

Shay Johnson
Reidsville, North Carolina

"This was my first time using this type of service. It was absolutely the best choice I could have made. Dr. Dobey treated my dog with such love and respect. Her professionalism was outstanding. Having this done in my home was so warm and respectful. There was no stress on my pet. She treated him like her own. Removal was dignified and loving. This is how such things should be done. My pet went peaceably and with live and dignity. His ashes were then brought home to me the next day. It was a very hard day but made warm and loving by Dr. Dobey. Thank you Dr. Dobey!"

Margie Muhl
Kernersville, North Carolina

"Carrie was so strong - and gentle at the same time. She assured me that I was doing the right thing. I will always remember her kindness. She sent me a beautiful e-mail and a remarkably beautiful card. I'm sure she must do this for everyone - but, it felt very special to me. I will cherish the card - because she gets it."

Geoffrey Danielik
Jamestown, North Carolina

"Snickers Roberts - 5/11/2005 - 12/6/2020 My big chocolate lab baby was suffering from arthritis in his hips, which made getting up really hard & often required help; nasal cancer, so having him put down was looming in front of me for the last 6 months or so.

I could not bare the thought of his last memories being loaded into the car, unloaded at the vet, and having him put down on a metal table. Recently, he had diarrhea for 3 days in a row. Seeing him unable to get up, and seeing how humiliated he was when he pooped and had to lie there, just seemed too much. This happened Sunday morning & there was blood in his poop. I thought, this is too much for him to have to deal with. My vet had given me the number for Laps of Love Vet Hospice, and I called. I was so afraid if they could not come that day that I would justify in my mind that I could put off the inevitable. I called, and they were available, on a Sunday, no less. I scheduled an appt. for 3:00, which gave me time to contact those I knew would want to come tell Snickers goodbye and to contact my friend to come dig his grave, with his backhoe. Dr. Carrie Dobey called ahead, and arrived as scheduled. I had my daughter, Beth, and my grandson's girlfriend, Kathryn, with me. She was so kind, so patient, and so knowledgeable. We had Snickers in the backyard lying in the grass, where he was comfortable and happy, and she joined us there, explained her procedure, which was to give him a sedative, which took about 10 minutes to work, then she would give him the shot that would terminate his life. She offered a stretcher afterwards to take him to the grave site. I could lie on the ground and hug him throughout the entire procedure. I cannot tell you how much all that meant to me, to know that his last memories would be to be comfortable, to be hugged and loved. Everything went as planned, and Dr. Dobey could not have been sweeter, more patient, or more caring. After Snickers was "asleep", she made a paw print and fixed a lock of his hair in a small container. She helped load him on the stretcher and carry him to the grave. She gave me peace at a time when I thought I would have otherwise been so miserable that Snickers would have to go through so much trauma. It was perhaps the best money I ever spent on my sweet, humble, loving baby boy. No, it wasn't easy, but it was so much easier than I had expected. RIP, Snickers. And thank you, Dr. Dobey, for doing what you do, to make this less stressful for Snickers."

Etta Roberts
Pleasant Garden, North Carolina

"I am so thankful that I found Dr. Carrie. She was absolutely the person I needed when I had to put down my dog of 17 yrs. She was caring, kind and just the person I needed to have with me at this time. She was wonderful. I appreciate her so much. I have another 17 yr. old dog that I might have to have the same thing done and I will certainly call her. It's so difficult to have to say "goodbye" to your animals but she makes it easier by her caring manner. I would recommend her to everyone! Thank you, Dr. Carrie. You're one in a million!"

Pam Nelson
Greensboro, North Carolina

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
“I must admit, I am having a difficult time since Sadie Grace has been gone. I'll put it as simply as I can. When I was divorced 10 years ago, my ex-wife also divorced the dog. That never made sense to me. My two girls loved Sadie. The divorce devastated me. Sadie Grace saved my life. When I was ready to "pack it in," she told me with her eyes ...
Geoffrey Danielik
December 9, 2020
“Rest in love my sweet Molly. It was an honor to mother you for 18 years. All who knew you loved you!! I have never known a more loving and loyal friend than you. See you on the rainbow bridge my friend!”
Neal Hill
October 21, 2020
“Miss Dizzy Dog was a cherished member of our family for 7 of her 14 years. She "claimed" us the moment we met her at the animal shelter and there was no going back. Though she was a tiny girl, she had a big personality. Her passing has definitely left a hole in our hearts. When she was younger, Dizzy loved to play (no small thing, since she ...
India Watson
October 13, 2020
“Sweet Madeline - we will never forget you.”
Barbara Smith
October 12, 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 5321
Greensboro, North Carolina 27435

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