PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA $250

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$350

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.

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 Eve, 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
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 Dr. Rodin.

We just lost our beloved boxer Shaka. We are dog people and have had multiple beloved pets, but Shaka was special. He was the member of our family that brought joy to us every day.

I have been through this process before and had been dreading it terribly as Shaka aged. As he got sick, I started looking into the at home Euthanization process and decided that it would be very much preferred to making him go through the stress of going to the vet and being in uncomfortable surroundings.

I cannot say enough what a good decision that ended up being, not just for his comfort but for my wife and my owns comfort as well. This service is an absolute must whenever it is an option.

As for Dr. Rodin, I could not possibly imagine someone better suited. She was kind, informative, gentle, and un-intrusive. She put us immediately at ease and you could tell she really cared. I was very worried that we would get someone who might be awkward and really put a mark on the process, but Dr. Rodin was anything but. She was genuine and kind.

Dr. Rodin, thank you so much for helping us all through this process and for providing our baby with a comfortable passing. We will be spreading our praise of you because we believe this process and you in particular can really help people.

You are amazing, thank you so much."

Tyson Milner
Edmond, Oklahoma

"What a blessing it was to have the opportunity to bring Laps of Love into our home and offer the care he deserved. Dr. Lisa Rodin could not have been anymore compassionate during a very difficult day. Her follow up in email as well as a handwritten card was a level of service beyond our expectations. Thank you Lisa from the bottom of our hearts."

Scott & Terri Lindell
Edmond, Oklahoma

"Thank you so much...You are so thoughtful and sensitive to the needs of your animals as well as the family. You were a blessing to our family at the time we needed and I will always be grateful. Thank you for making Sasha's last day a peaceful one.

Shalom."

Kim Stanley
Edmond, Oklahoma

"I couldn't be happier with the care we received from Lap of Love and Dr. Lisa. I'll admit that I was skeptical at first, having found Lap of Love through a simple Google search, but I was adamant about having my dog's final moments be warm and comfortable in her own home; not terrified in a vet's office. (My vet couldn't make house calls at the time.) She had a cancer diagnosis and took a turn for the worst almost overnight. I couldn't let her go on suffering and it was critical that I do something that day before it got even worse. I knew I was in good hands when I spoke with the staff at Lap of Love to get information about the service. Everyone was so gentle and compassionate, and they placed a hold on the appointment for me with no obligation to keep it, giving me time to discuss the decision with my family. I decided to keep the appointment and give it a try.

Dr. Lisa showed up right on time and would have probably been early, but Lap of Love had given me the option to have her wait until the allotted time, which I had taken to spend as much time with my dog as possible before it was time. I knew as soon as she walked in the door when she greeted my dog that we were in good hands. My dog wasn't a friendly one to strangers, but she took to Dr. Lisa right away and was quickly relaxed with all of us around her.

Dr. Lisa was very patient and did not make me feel rushed at all, nor did she make me feel guilty or embarrassed for the grief I was experiencing. (My dog had been a constant companion for over 12 years.) She treated my dog like one of her own. She was very thorough and explained every part of the process before we began, what we could expect to see, and what my dog would be feeling every step of the way. She gave us all time to say our goodbyes and the process went as planned with no complications. Afterwards, she made a clay pawprint mold for me that I will cherish. (She also offered to clip a lock of fur for me, but I declined because I felt it would be too difficult for me to have.)

In all, I have nothing but good things to say about Lap of Love and Dr. Lisa. I don't normally write testimonials or reviews for things, but I wanted to be sure that if there is someone out there who is struggling with the decision to help their beloved pet cross the bridge and wants to make their last moments as comfortable and peaceful as possible, Lap of Love, and especially Dr. Lisa, will take good care of you and yours.

Thank you Dr. Lisa and Lap of Love so much for helping me to take my beloved dog's pain off of her shoulders and onto mine instead. She was so deeply loved and is so sorely missed."


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

"Dr. Lisa,

Thank you so much for your kind words and compassion. We are so grateful for you and the service you provide. It meant so much that you helped us help Gunther at home - the alternative of taking him to a strange place just wasn't something I was willing to consider.

Strength be with you every day on this difficult, but fulfilling, path you chose."


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

"I appreciate what you did for us, and how you handled everything. Your “bedside manner” is superb, and you’re a very compassionate sympathetic person. It takes a very special kind of person to do what you do! Thanks again."


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

LOCAL RESOURCES

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
“We are still learning to live without our sweet boy Dusty. He came into our life as a rescue but left as a family member. He was a gift that in the end reminded us to love more deeply. Our home will never be the same without him. What a blessing it was to have the opportunity to bring Laps of Love into our home and offer the care he deserved. We ...
Scott & Terri Lindell
December 8, 2019
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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