Oklahoma City and Surrounding Areas

  (405) 653-9113

  [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 guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, chickens and fish. Call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$250
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$315
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$365

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden 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 you.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$215
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$265

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 interred in an ossuary at a peaceful pet cemetery.

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 Doctor
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area!

Dr. Lisa

Lisa Rodin

I grew up in California in a house that always had pets - dogs, cats, guinea pigs and even rats. From an early age, I had an affinity towards animals and science. When my parents got me a Dachshund puppy, Joey, for my 11th birthday I officially made the decision to become a veterinarian. Joey was my constant companion and support through turbulent teenage years and made the move with me when I went to Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. I met my husband there and we got married shortly before I started applying to veterinary schools. Joey moved with us to West Lafayette, IN where my husband and I both continued our educations at Purdue University.   

During our time at Purdue, we welcomed more pets into our home: the sweetest Labrador, Rosie and three cats - Orion, Riku, and Goliath. It was also while in Indiana, in my third year of veterinary school, when I had my most memorable experience with pet loss. Joey was sitting next to me on the couch while I studied and in an instant, he was gone. While I was devastated to lose my devoted companion, I was also thankful that he went quickly and without suffering. However, I know that this was a relatively rare outcome for a pet.  About a year later we made the difficult, but good, decision to provide a peaceful passing to our sweet Rosie, who had developed cancer for the second time.  I remember being so thankful for the loving veterinarians at the teaching hospital that supported me through that decision and surrounded us while they helped her to pass quietly and without pain.   

After earning my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, I worked in a small animal general practice. Over time, my family grew and we moved around until finally settling in Oklahoma City with two boys and two cats. Working in small animal general practice was fulfilling and enjoyable in many ways and during my years in practice, I developed an unexpected appreciation for the peace and stillness that comes into a room when a family says goodbye to their loved one. In the midst of the busyness of general practice, suddenly everything slowed down and I got to hear about the family and all the fun adventures they have had with their pet. Together we would give their pet the last best gift we could: to let them pass peacefully and without any more suffering. Through Lap of Love, it is my mission to provide the same compassion and guidance to families as they navigate the muddy waters of end of life care for their pets and it would be my honor to help you and your family during your time of need. 

About Lisa Rodin

I grew up in California in a house that always had pets - dogs, cats, guinea pigs and even rats. From an early age, I had an affinity towards animals and science. When my parents got me a Dachshund puppy, Joey, for my 11th birthday I officially made the decision to become a veterinarian. Joey was my constant companion and support through turbulent teenage years and made the move with me when I went to Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. I met my husband there and we got married shortly before I started applying to veterinary schools. Joey moved with us to West Lafayette, IN where my husband and I both continued our educations at Purdue University.   

During our time at Purdue, we welcomed more pets into our home: the sweetest Labrador, Rosie and three cats - Orion, Riku, and Goliath. It was also while in Indiana, in my third year of veterinary school, when I had my most memorable experience with pet loss. Joey was sitting next to me on the couch while I studied and in an instant, he was gone. While I was devastated to lose my devoted companion, I was also thankful that he went quickly and without suffering. However, I know that this was a relatively rare outcome for a pet.  About a year later we made the difficult, but good, decision to provide a peaceful passing to our sweet Rosie, who had developed cancer for the second time.  I remember being so thankful for the loving veterinarians at the teaching hospital that supported me through that decision and surrounded us while they helped her to pass quietly and without pain.   

After earning my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, I worked in a small animal general practice. Over time, my family grew and we moved around until finally settling in Oklahoma City with two boys and two cats. Working in small animal general practice was fulfilling and enjoyable in many ways and during my years in practice, I developed an unexpected appreciation for the peace and stillness that comes into a room when a family says goodbye to their loved one. In the midst of the busyness of general practice, suddenly everything slowed down and I got to hear about the family and all the fun adventures they have had with their pet. Together we would give their pet the last best gift we could: to let them pass peacefully and without any more suffering. Through Lap of Love, it is my mission to provide the same compassion and guidance to families as they navigate the muddy waters of end of life care for their pets and it would be my honor to help you and your family during your time of need. 

"Thank you for your kindness and understanding during a very difficult time for our family. Sasha had seen us through many seasons of our lives, so it was especially hard for us to say goodbye. However, I have to say that it would have been far more difficult in a different setting, or if we could not have been there. We appreciated your gentle nature, compassion and patience while helping us all navigate the process, and when we look back, we will always be grateful that we could be there for the peaceful transition for Sasha. As hard as it was to let her go, I take great comfort in knowing that her struggle is over and that she was surrounded by her family when she passed. Many thanks for making that goodbye experience possible for us."


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

"I was referred to your organization through Yukon Hills Animal Hospital. After reaching the reality it was time to let Gizzy go, of course I called several friends that I trusted as animal lovers and people that I knew had a good heart and understood I wanted it to be personal and compassionate and not feel like we were taking him to an institutional environment where we’d wait in line and feel like we were being handled by someone going through the motions so to speak.

One good friend's wife recommended Lap of Love as well and after speaking with her I knew your organization was the right choice for Gizzy and us.

Once you arrived, your instinct and bedside manner took over and it further solidified my decision in choosing Lap of Love.

You really touched our hearts. You took a very difficult situation for us, taking the lead from the beginning and led us by the hand through the hardship and in the end we could both smile and know that Gizzy made the transition unafraid and loved."


Yukon, Oklahoma

"We are so thankful for Dr Lisa. Initially I wasn’t sure how I’d like this but the entire process was great and changed my mind. Dr. Lisa helped our family and honored our boy Stanley. Thank you very much."

Cale Powers
Norman, Oklahoma

"Dr. Lisa made this difficult, inevitable decision so perfect. Stinkerbell's last memory was the nap she was taking in the grass & breezy sunshine in the yard she chose to be her lifelong home. Dr. Lisa was gentle, compassionate and professional, answering my questions clearly from the huge loving heart she brings to this most difficult decision. I don't have a vocabulary large enough to thank her as deeply as she deserves. Also, everyone I spoke to in the course of making these arrangements was patient, kind, informative and helpful. Dr. Lisa lit this difficult path with grace & compassion."

Melissa Mould
Newalla, Oklahoma

"Hello Dr. Lisa,

Thank you so much for your kind & thoughtful words, they mean a lot. I appreciate the tender care you provided to Cash and your loving manner & unhurried words. It was a rough day yesterday and today too but I know in my heart and mind, he was telling me he was ready to go. It’s hard when you think you see them from the corner of your eye or hear them catting around but I know those thoughts will soon fade. It was especially meaningful that you imprinted his paw and left the booklet. I couldn’t bring myself to look at it until today but there are some words of wisdom which helped me get thru the day.

Thank you again for your kind note. It means more than you know to move Cash along in a peaceful, home setting—he left a happy kitty knowing he was loved, without anxiety, worry, or pain. Thank you for that."


Edmond, Oklahoma

"Dr. Lisa was so nice and compassionate. When she came in the house and immediately started talking to my sweet boy Charlie. You could really tell this is her calling. She explains everything ahead of time so you know what to expect. She was really just so nice. I'm really glad my vet recommended Lap of Love and Dr. Lisa"

Alissa Dunn-Stephens
Edmond, Oklahoma

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Pet Loss Support

  (405) 672-2625

Pet Loss Counselor - Virginia Miller, MHR

  (405) 947-8387

Neel Veterinary Hospital

Pet Loss Support

  (800) 946-4646

ASPCA National Pet Loss Hotline

  (405) 631-7828

Animal Emergency Center

SERVICE AREA
Helping families in the following areas:

Our veterinarian proudly serves Oklahoma City. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30-$75 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Stinkerbell got her wings in the sunshine, breeze and grass in the yard she chose to be her home after blessing us for almost all of her 19 years. Dr. Lisa Rodin made her send-off absolutely perfect.”
Melissa Mould
July 29, 2020
“Zoey was the best most loving dog I have ever known. We never realltrained her she just always wanted to please so she just did as we said. She will be missed by so many.”
Katie Warner
June 24, 2020
“Blayze was so sweet. He never met a stranger he didn't like. He had a way of loving people, and saying things just by looking in his eyes. He always knew what you were feeling, and would always be there for comfort and love. He had a way of making you feel and know, that everything Is going to be alright. Saying goodbye to him was one of the ...
Brooke Neil
May 31, 2020
“Roosevelt was a perfect dog. He was dealt a tough hand - bladder cancer took him way too soon.

He walked without a leash, he didn't bark and he was very disciplined around other dogs. We would let him out in the front yard to do his business, and he wouldn't wander off - he always came back to the front door when he was done. He forced ...
Matthew Weber
May 28, 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 6691
Edmond, Oklahoma 73083

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