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. 

"Dr. Dobey made the entire experience as peaceful and loving as possible. Thank you!"

Mia and John Cary
Greensboro, North Carolina

"Dear Dr. Carrie,

Thank you so much for helping me through the difficult and emotional process of saying goodbye to my beloved Paco. The care and compassion that both you and the staff members showed me was appreciated beyond words. It’s odd, but I felt so comfortable in your presence, it was as if we’d been friends for a long time.

Looking back, I have no regrets about my decision. In fact, now that the painful goodbye has been had, I can see his pain and suffering even more clearly as I am beginning to remember all the good times we had together.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you again for everything you did for us."


Greensboro, North Carolina

"They were fantastic. They made an extremely stressful and sad situation that little bit easier to deal with. The vet treated Jack with sheer dignity, respect and compassion, and I had the cremains the next day delivered to the house. Highly recommend them to anyone!"

Phil Slater
Kernersville, North Carolina

"We are forever grateful for the care and compassion that Dr. Carrie Dobey offered during this horrible time."

Chelsea Block
Greensboro, North Carolina

"Coming to the decision of euthanasia is so, so difficult. But you just know when it is time. We gave our sweet Hayden that gift today. Our hearts are hurting. I want to thank Dr. Carrie for her service to us during this awful time. She was caring and compassionate. She made sure our big boy was completely sedated and comfortable before inserting the IV. She was patient and kind. As hard as it was for all of us, I know our sweet boy passed as gently as possible. Thank you Dr. Carrie!"

Theresa Gordon
Browns Summit, North Carolina

"I relied on you solely to take care of my best friend and you did not disappoint. I’m forever grateful to your professionalism in my dog’s final moments. I would chose you over and over again. Thank you."

Tanya Sheek
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
“Thank you Lucy for your unconditional love and for being the sweetest dog in the whole wide world.”
Mia and John Cary
August 3, 2020
“Jack was my buddy, companion, protector and faithful friend. Jack had the sweetest personality and temperament I have ever seen, and many people were touched by Jack's sweet stare, hand shaking, and nudging your arm when you had food he wanted a bite of.

He will always be fondly remembered and never forgotten. No dog can ever replace this loss ...
Phil Slater
July 22, 2020
“Sweetest Raffles, I will keep you forever in my heart.”
Chelsea Block
July 20, 2020
“The day of. I felt this incredible sense to beautify you. I brushed you and cleaned your unwavering wound. You were so beautiful and soft and you lay there knowing it was our last touch with such peace and Fulfillment. You were peaceful. You gave me such joy and I was honored to be by your side
In the beginning and in the end. I will always love ...
Tanya Sheek
July 9, 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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