PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$275

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$375

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

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 74 pounds$250
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 129 pounds$340
Pets 130 - 200 pounds$375

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 74 pounds$160
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$180
Pets 100 - 129 pounds$200
Pets 130 - 200 pounds$250

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

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. 

"Dr. Lori was very kind and understanding. She helped us through the tough time and gave our dog the comfort he deserved in his final moments. Cancer had ravaged his body and she helped ease the suffering in the comfort of our home. I hope that we will have years left with my other pup, but when the time comes I will only trust Dr. Lori to help us in the future. I have buried many pups and this was by far the best experience given the circumstances. My pup was able to be in the environment he felt safe in and surrounded by our love."

Bryan Belzer
Salem, Oregon

"Mary went peacefully with the assistance of Dr Lori Braun at Lap of Love. Dr Lori made the process a little easier, I am very thankful to them for that..........."

Treycie / Terry WHITE
Oregon City, Oregon

"From the minute that I saw Dr. Lori I knew that the was the angel that God had sent to take my angel to heaven. My late sister’s name was Lori so it was almost as if through Dr. Lori my sis was saying “Come on Charles, it’s my turn to play with you!” Dr. Lori’s kind words, gentle hands and compassionate spirit made the impossible possible. My house is empty but my heart is so full of love and memories. I will miss my sweet boy every day. I am so blessed to have had Charles in my life. I will be forever thankful for Dr. Lori."

Kelly Comm
Salem, Oregon

"Sending a warm thank you to Dr. Lori. I believe the first thing I said to her upon shaking her hand was, "I don't know how you do what you do." Her reply soothed my heart a bit right away... "It's all about being part of the love." Well said, Dr. Lori. Your efforts show just that, and you could not have been kinder and more supportive. You said all the right things and provided the perfect amount of involvement. Thank you. It was by far the hardest day of my life. I'm thankful that you were there. Fletcher was too. With gratitude, Tara"


Yamhill, Oregon

"Dr. Lori was so kind and compassionate, and her presence was greatly appreciated. Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is such a difficult thing to do, having a compassionate, understanding veterinarian support softens the the loss.

Thank you Dr. Lori ."

Mary Hassett
Salem, Oregon

"Dr. Lori was so kind & understanding. She was a great comfort for our final time with our dog Dot. She made it very comfortable for him. Thank you."

Scott and Janette Lovelady
Hubbard, 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
“I said goodbye to my precious Mary last week. She was my faithful friend for over 10 years standing by me through many adventures and helping me raise two new puppies. Mary was always up for some fun and over the years tried her hand at sheep herding, hunting, puppy raising and loved running on the beach or hanging out on the couch and her very ...
Treycie / Terry WHITE
November 12, 2019
“Chica was a sweet, loving member of our family. She was my shadow, following me from room to room, always ready for a tummy rub and baby talk. Taking walks was her favorite thing to do, with the exception of a nap in the sunshine. She found her forever friend in our little Frenchie, Ziggy. They played hard, snoozed together, and begged for ...
Mary Hassett
October 19, 2019
“Dear Marley,
I have long accepted the reality that nothing in life is more inevitable than death. But lately I’ve been crippled in questioning when will I know it’s time? I cry every day and you look at me with this face that seems to say “what’s wrong?” But other parts of you show me differently… you’ve become slow to walk when we go outside, ...
Anya Szumowski
August 26, 2019
“Our sweet George was more like a dog than a cat and was a gentle, kind, faithful and loving companion and friend. He loved being around us and even as his arthritis and kidney disease began to worsen, would contently lay on a blanket in the kitchen anytime I cooked. He was also our evening sentry. As soon as I told him it was "night night" ...
Melissa Martin
August 13, 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 325
Hubbard, Oregon 97032

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