Portland, Salem and Surrounding Areas

  (503) 928-8866

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

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$275
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$325
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$375
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$400

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 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 49 pounds$185
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$215
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$275

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

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 4am - 8pm. 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. Lori

Lori Braun

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. 

About Lori Braun

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. 

"We had to make the most difficult decision about our beloved 14-yr old Boston Terrier. From the person who took my call to the vet who arrived in our home, this was a very compassionate and caring company to work with. Dr. Lori was amazing; she immediately put our dog and us at ease. She made the process as smooth as possible and our sweet dog had a peaceful transition. I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you for your care and compassion!"

Stacy Delahanty
Portland, Oregon

"This was our second time utilizing Lap of Love and we were comforted that Dr. Lori was able to be our vet again. She assisted us with our babygirl, Madonna, last year. This time around, it was our babyboy, Butkus. Butkus lived a life all dogs should! He traveled, hiked, played, had his favorite toys and treats as well as enjoyed time with his many aunties and uncle, enjoyed his siblings, and was the sweetest boy! He was 16 years old and this last year had developed a Stage 6 heart murmur with breathing issues. He stabilized with meds but he also started to develop dementia and his back legs were failing him. The biggest thing was cancer though. It was diminishing his spark. We knew it was time-a good boy like him didn't deserve to not have the life he loved. We contact Lap of Love and made arrangements. The people that work for Lap of Love are some of the most understanding and empathetic people you can talk to when your heart is breaking, having to make an end of life arrangement. Dr. Lori arrived and she was as professional and caring as last year's service. She remembered us and was kind yet remorseful about having to meet again under circumstances. Even handling the financial obligation part-she is understanding and patient. She fully realizes the pain and sadness pet parents are going through at that time. Her process is caring and she explains everything to you as before and during. She once again brought her homemade chocolate brownies and Butkus enjoyed them! She allows all the time you need to work with your emotions, your grief and to say goodbye. Saying goodbye to something so loyal and loving without asking for anything in return is one of the hardest things a person can do. Dr. Lori understands this process and even as she is there to do her job, she knows each client needs to find their peace. Butkus knew he was loved and safe. Once he crossed over, Dr. Lori allowed us private time to grieve and say our final goodbye. She once again brought in the little Lap of Love bed to transfer Butkus to the end of the road and her comforting words meant the world before she left. Saying goodbye is never easy but Dr. Lori does an amazing job service to pet parents. We can't say enough about Lap of Love or Dr. Lori."

Deanna Trujillo
SALEM, Oregon

"I can not recommend Lap of Love more highly. Lori was an absolute gift to our family as we said goodbye to our little kitty. She made the experience as painless as possible, and we felt so cared for through the entire experience. From the moment I booked the appointment to the moment I watched Lori walk away with our girl, I felt like we were in such good hands. Thank you for helping make this transition easier and for clearing the way for our kitty to move on to the next life."

Ishbel Cavaleri
Beaverton, Oregon

"Dr. Lori Braun was very kind and sensitive to the precious moment of saying good bye to our cat. She kept us well-informed and made us feel very comfortable during the process. I would strongly recommend her."

Werner Brandt
Salem, Oregon

"Hi Doc,

Yep, it's been a month. The clover is growing on his grave. It's been just a week and a half since you helped us send sweet Koya to join wonderful Loki. The clover is coming up on her grave, too - right next to his. We're collecting heart rocks from the river to surround their graves. I still tear up pretty much every day. The house does feel empty. I haven't been able to put away their things all at one time. Each day I can do a little bit. I've put my name on the foster list for Marion County, where I volunteer walking dogs. Fostering may be easier. I'm not ready for an adoption yet. I want to take time to properly grieve. I miss them terribly, but know they're no longer in pain and hopefully running free.

It's great work you do and I know it must be really hard some times. Thank You for all the care you took with our two kids. Not having actual children, these two have been like our kids for 13 years. Your care and awareness of our needs, your interest in learning more about each of them, your gentle and competent manner made a terribly difficult time less so. Thank you so much. I hope it's many years before we need to call you again for this service, but if you ever return to any form of veterinary practice again, be it holistic, acupuncture, chiropractic or conventional, please do let us know. I would feel very safe and comfortable having you as our vet again.

All the best to you, always,

-Roxanne & Jeff"

Roxanne magnuson
Lyons, Oregon

"When I was out of options for my extra big, extra floofy, extra gorgeous kitty cat, I knew I wanted to try for home euthanasia and for my kids to be able to participate how they wanted. But being new to the area after having to leave my job of 23 years due to my son being ill and my four neurodiverse kids in a smaller home after selling our house made it more challenging.

I was blessed that it worked out for Dr. Lori to come over. Besides the obviously important technical and medical skills, the truth is she was more insightful and adaptive and competence-assuming than anyone I have seen interact with my kids.

Our sweet floof got to be comfortable finally and then passed quickly.

My kids are grateful for the paw prints and fur keepers she was so patient letting them “help” make.

We were blessed."

Valentina Green
West Linn, 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
“Toby made our lives richer for the 3 years he lived with us. We will miss him dearly.”
Werner Brandt
September 8, 2020
“I'm so going to miss my Roxy girl. I got her when I was 11 and she was just 6 weeks old. She was my baby. She was so small when I first got her that she could fit in one hand, she had to be carried down the steps into the backyard, and had to eat wet puppy food. If the big dog snapped at her, she'd come crying to sit in my lap and the only thing ...
Lexi Waters-Ford
August 27, 2020
“Bear aka Bearsly
was our campion everyday for 13 years, he and his brother traveled for the first 5 years, Bear
was able to swim in the Gulf of Mexico, run through the forest & play in streams in Oregon, play in the snow
in Nevada and Oregon, he preferred the cold to the heat of Texas or Nevada.
He loved to eat and push around his brother, ...
LAURA VANTASSELL
August 12, 2020
“For 15 years Otis provided our family comfort, joy, and laughter. We never knew that such a small dog would have such a big positive impact on our families lives. Our house feels empty without you but all the great memories will always remain. We always wanted a pug and we were extremely lucky to have you.”
July 21, 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 325
Hubbard, Oregon 97032

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