Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$250

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.

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.

Geriatric Consultation$250

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.

Additional Appointment 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), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

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$185
Pets 40 - 74 pounds$200
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$250
Pets 100 - 130 pounds$285
Pets over 130 pounds will be quoted
Mailing of urn to your home or work with
USPS Tracking
$25
Optional engraved nameplate$25

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with an optional engraved nameplate (additional $25) 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 for an additional fee.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 39 pounds$90
Pets 40 - 74 pounds$110
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$130
Pets 100 - 130 pounds$150
Pets over 130 pounds will be quoted

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 on private property. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 

Availability

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 4am - 8pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.

Sometimes, pets take a turn for the worse overnight, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible.

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

Lori Braun, DVM

Like most veterinarians, I’ve always been drawn to animals.  After meeting a kinkajou at a school program in 5th grade, I knew that any career I had was going to be working with animals! After graduating from Washington State University with a degree in Zoology, I started my career as a zookeeper.  I delighted in the variety of animals I was able to work with.  However, after almost 10 years, I knew that something was missing - keeping me from the job satisfaction I wanted.  Conversations with the zoo vets ended up steering me to considering medicine, which I happily did at St. Georges University.  After completing my clinical year at Auburn University, I moved to Oregon to start life as a veterinarian.

General practice was a wonderful experience for me – I loved all aspects of the job.  The medicine, the variety of surgeries, educating clients – everything clicked for me.  During my 10 years of practice, I realized that I had developed a passion for providing the compassionate care that is needed when a loved one is ready to go.  While I still loved the prevention and treatment aspects of veterinary medicine, I felt drawn to working with pets (and their families) as they reached their final days.

I believe that the job of a veterinarian is to ease suffering.  Sometimes it is through preventative care, sometimes it is through treatment interventions, and sometimes it is through helping them to die with dignity and without pain and suffering.  I take pride and am honored to be able to help families come to terms with, and find comfort in, the difficult decisions that are faced as beloved pets reach their later days. 

"Dr. Lori,

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your kindness, generosity and selflessness are unmatched. You coached my husband and I through one of the hardest days of our lives. You were warm, you explained everything. You let me cry on your shoulder. You didn't rush us or make us feel guilty. You listened to everything we had to say. You let us cry, laugh and hold her until the end. Although this was one of the worst decisions we've ever had to make, we would never take back the experience we had with you. You hold a special place in our hearts and even though it may hurt, we know someday we'll see you again. That's what people do when they love animals. They keep giving until they have nothing left or all the dogs in the world are saved. You are truly an amazing woman.

Thank you again,

The Thompsons"

Angela Thompson
Happy Valley, Oregon

"Dr Lori was incredibly helpful in easing our fears and answering our multitude if questions.

We didn't feel rushed and she talked us through everything as she did it...her kindness was what we needed to get through this."

Brandi Limon
Cornelius, Oregon

"A heartfelt Thank You to Dr. Lori and her compassion, understanding and ability to help ease and calm. She truly made that heart wrenching day actually quite beautiful and so very memorable and touching! Each of us were so grateful for her and how she did everything; from explaining each step to bringing smiles to our lips by helping us share stories and memories, the way she handled Nala, to the paw print and soft fur memorabilia, to her warm hugs and even that she drove away slowly meant so very much to each of us!

I just want to try to Thank You for all that she did for Nala and for us! It takes an extraordinary person to do this service; and she truly is extraordinary, sincere, and has an exquisite heart with so much compassion!"

Stephanie and David Capps
Gresham, Oregon

"This morning Dr Lori Braun came to my home to assist with the euthanasia of my beloved dog, Jessie. Having only found out four days ago that she was dying of Lymphoma, I was devasted that the illness had progressed so quickly. To look at her, you would think she was fine, but I could see the labored breathing, etc that was taking her from me. Lori brought brownies for Jessie, which was a treat she had never experienced before, and I fed her while Lori sedated her. Pretty soon she was so relaxed and peaceful that she never felt any discomfort from the final injection! Lori was loving and soothing, both to Jessie and me...me who needed it the most! This was by far the most spiritual experience and the fact that Jessie succumbed in her own bed surrounded by love! What more loving way could you have? I highly recommend this in home service and thank Dr. Lori for being such a compassionate caring vet!"

Carolyn Jones
Salem, Oregon

"The cruelty that filled our dog Boomer's first year of life also caused his body to fail years before it should have. It was so incredibly hard letting him go, still hoping for one more day to lavish our always happy boy with affection. Dr. Lori was wonderfully patient with us and made his passing just as comfortable and full of love as we strived to make everyday of his life with us. Thank you for that."

Joel and Kristin Rice
Portland, Oregon

"Dr. Lori was a blessing during this very difficult time of loss. She treated Paco & us with such respect & care. We felt his passing was honored in very dignified manner. We were so happy that we had this hospice experience in our home so that Paco would not be unduly stressed or uncomfortable. Thank you so much for provided this type of service."

Mark & Lorre Worthington
Gresham, Oregon

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (503) 234-2061

Dove Lewis Pet Loss Support Program

  (503) 588-8082

Salem Veterinary Emergency Clinic, Salem

  (503) 581-1438

VCA Salem Animal Hospital, Salem

  (503) 228-7281

​Dove Lewis, Portland

  (503) 255-8139

VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital, Portland

  (503) 691-7922

Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Tualatin

  (503) 629-5800

Tanasbourne Veterinary Emergency, Beaverton

  (503) 804-9330

Willamette Humane Society Pet loss and bereavement support group

  (866) 266-8635

Washington State University Pet Loss Hotline

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Portland & Salem areas. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50- $100 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Rajha,
Thank you. You were everything I needed and everything I thought I didn't need. You changed the way I see the world. You changed my heart. You had the softest ears and chest feathers. Your freckles on your nose were my favorite. I promise when I am ready to share my heart again, I will give all I have to save another dog. I know there are ...
Angela Thompson
June 20, 2017
“My sweet Kita. I will miss you so much!
From your crooked teeth, to your crazy mohawk, to your extremely protective nature of your people...or anyone you were sitting next to for that matter!
We watched you getting slower and less agile, you slept more, barely barked at cats passing in front of the fence...we knew the time was getting closer ...
Brandi Limon
June 19, 2017
“Paco you are so very loved. The 17 years that you gave us will always provide memories that will sustain our hearts. Knowing that you were able to pass at home was a blessing.”
Mark & Lorre Worthington
May 15, 2017
“Sammy loved the water but not the rain. We took her camping on Memorial weekend the first year we had her. The rain fell in buckets. My husband Jesse opened the truck to get something and Sammy jumped into the front seat and whimpered. She would not get out until we went to bed in our tent that night.

Sammy loved camping, swimming, catching ...
Loretta Smith
September 6, 2016
Payment Options

Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.


Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.

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