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.

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
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. 

"Dr. Lisa was so sweet and gentle and very caring. She was patient and explained everything very well. I believe Blayze felt comfortable with her and he got to make one more new friend before he crossed the rainbow bridge. I am so thankful for Dr. Lisa and Lap of Love for making a hard and difficult process a little easier and a lot more comfortable."

Brooke Neil
Mustang, Oklahoma

"Dr. Lisa,

We have been processing our grief, but we have spoken so fondly of you over the last few weeks. My fiance & I want you to know how thankful we are for your services on 4/29. We feel you were an angel. It meant so much to do the procedure at home. We know it was the best for Luther, as well. He was with us in those final days & hours. He never left his bed and we never left his side. We know he never felt abandoned. We cannot thank you enough for your service, especially during the pandemic.

We will always remember your gentleness with Our beloved Luther. You were so very considerate and it truly touched my heart.

I also wanted to thank you for your hand-written note and card. It was so thoughtful and it brought me such comfort. Thank you for recognizing how important and special Luther was to us.

Thank you for your kind and gentle soul, Dr. Lisa. You are so greatly appreciated. I do not have enough words to thank you for making this transition so loving and gentle, for Luther and for us.

Luther was a loyal and delightful companion. He was also rather handsome. The love we had for him will remain in our hearts always.

Much gratitude"


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

"Dr. Lisa Rodin was professional and compassionate. She didn't judge. As a pet owner, you know your pet isn't getting better, they're only getting worse. You want to keep them as long as possible even though it's for selfish reasons."

Matthew Weber
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

"Dr. Lisa was so kind. She took her time with us and we didn't feel rushed in saying goodbye. Everything was on our terms and she was very good at communicating how everything would go and what she was doing. Everything was so easy and peaceful. She was a joy to have in our home for such a big moment. I'm so thankful for Dr. Lisa and LapofLove. I would 100% do this for everyone of my pets."

Fallon Brooks
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

"Thank you so much! You made his passing very gentle and peaceful, and our family is very thankful for that. Once again, you were fantastic!"


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

"Thank you for coming into our home and helping us keep Sadee from suffering. We so appreciate you being willing to come in and offer us, and Sadee, your assistance to transition during this unprecedented time. That was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. That little dog has been through so much with me. Sadee was with me when our daughter went off to college, she was with me when we lost my beloved Daddy, then when my Mother came to live with Sadee and I for 2 years while she was on Hospice, as well as while my husband was working in Houston and caring for his parents. Sadee has been my sidekick, or partner, through all these things offering me love and comfort. Losing her represents the loss a huge source of love, care and comfort and I will always feel such gratitude towards her for being by my side. I miss her constantly at this point, but I know time will help heal this void and I will never forget her. I promised her as she was leaving me that nothing and no one could replace her and if/when I got another dog to love that I would be sure it was a rescue that really needed a good home and I would never forget her. I look forward to getting her ashes and am watching for a “sign” that her spirit made it to Heaven and she is with my Mother again. Thank you for making the process of her leaving us as pleasant as possible. We are telling all of our friends and neighbors about Lap Of Love and Dr. Lisa."


Oklahoma City, 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
“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
“Truvy, aka FattyPants, SmoochyPants, HoneyBear, Schoompsy, Trubacca, Are You &%^$ing Kidding Me?, etc. You were the light of my life for 10 long years. From the moment I saw that sweet face that just needed another chance at life I knew we were going to have a lot of adventures together. You were the canine embodiment of me, an extension of my ...
Fallon Brooks
May 21, 2020
“There’s a 75-lb hole in our heavy hearts tonight. 1/4 of our little family went to Heaven today. Our big, yellow dog, my Chip crossed the Rainbow Bridge at 5:36PM. It’s hard to summarize nearly 14 years of Life with this amazing gift from God that was our family member. His presence in our lives truly encompassed more than words. He has been a ...
Melissa & James Huelsman-Kerns
March 19, 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.

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Lap of Love
PO Box 6691
Edmond, Oklahoma 73083

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