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. 

"Thank you for helping us with Molly yesterday. You guys do great work!

You were very caring and compassionate at a difficult time."

Neal Hill
Greensboro, North Carolina

"Dr. Carrie was such a blessing during this difficult time. She came to our home fully prepared for our dog's unique issues, which helped the process go as smoothly as possible. She was calm, informative, professional, and caring. We are very appreciative of Dr. Carrie's support, and are very happy to have found Lap of Love to help us in this difficult moment. Our dog would get so anxious going to the vet, so a home solution was a real blessing. Doubly so during the current pandemic, when our regular vet is doing only curbside visits (totally understand they're trying to be as safe as possible, but that format would just not have worked for us in this situation)."

India Watson
High Point, North Carolina

"Thank you so much to Dr. Carrie - we are so grateful for your expertise, and for your compassion for us and for Madeline. Being able to be at home and with her was the greatest imaginable gift. You are wonderful!!!"

Barbara Smith
Greensboro, North Carolina

"This is the most compassionate and caring organization and the people are absolutely amazing."

Diana Morrison
Summerfield, North Carolina

"I can’t imagine how difficult it can be to do what you do but I hope you know that it is the most special gift to people like me. Laying Sylvester to rest was the most heartbreaking thing I’ve ever had to do. Having you there and being able to do it in the place he loved the most made it also beautiful in the midst of the ugliness of letting him go. I wasn’t able to express my gratitude enough yesterday (and really no words ever can) but thank you, from the bottom of a broken heart, for being there with us and making it possible to say good-bye."


Greensboro, North Carolina

"Dr. Dobey offered kind, compassionate end-of-life care for Lilo, showing kindness in flexibility in allowing him to spend his final moments in the sunny outdoors he loved so much, next to a tree, surrounded by caring friends. Her gentle understanding and concern for making this transition humane and free of suffering helped lessen the suffering I had to experience in saying goodbye."

Scott Gurstein
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
“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
“Last night our hearts were broken beyond repair. Our sweet, sweet and loving Maggie has moved on.
The void in our heart and our home cannot nor will it ever be replaced.
Maggie has the most tender heart and the most generous loving spirit — her life touched so many with unconditional love and in return so many loved Maggie — many more than you ...
Diana Morrison
October 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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