PRICING AND INFORMATION

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. 

"I can’t express enough how thankful I was to have this wonderful service. Dr. Lori was just amazing, we joked around saying she was Hexa’s angel. Which was true!! I didn’t have high expectations (I worked in a mobile vaccination clinic) but let me tell you it was the best experience I could have asked for at this painful time. My Hexa girl was close to 90lbs and no way I could lift her into the car without hurting her plus she was stubborn. I couldn’t handle seeing her in any more pain so I called on a Sunday and was able to have Dr. Lori our that day. Dr. Lori was compassionate and caring. I was torn with inviting a stranger in. She was NO stranger. She was like family from the beginning. Got down and the floor with my baby girl and was given a kiss (hexa doesn’t give out kisses). Dr. Lori promised me that she personally would be with Hexa until taken to the crematory where Rebecca would take over. I know, weird, but I didn’t want her to be left alone. Rebecca personally brought her back to me about 36hrs later. Dr. Lori made this process a little easier with her undivided attention and personalization. She is 1 in a million and will always keep her in my heart."

Jen Fletcher
Portland, Oregon

"I wanted to thank Lap of Love for their kind and compassionate service. Dr. Lori was very professional, warm and provided me with the information I needed and explained the whole process with grace. It was a very pleasant experience considering the difficult circumstance. The crematory was also a wonderful service and did such a nice job of delivering my pets urn. It was nicely wrapped with everything I could have asked for. I feel like the service lap of love offered was above and beyond my expectations. I can’t thank them enough."

Crystal Sharifi
Beaverton, Oregon

"It was Labor day and our vet was closed but they had given us the name of Lap of Love if there weren't around, Our poor Luka went downhill fast and we couldn't bear to let him suffer until our vet was available. Dr Lori came out and treated us with such compassion, respect and empathy, I truly understand why they have her for she is a treasure for those of us that our animals are family, friend and loving companions. She gently tucked him in on the stretcher and put a pillow under his head. You don't know how much that respect meant to us. Then they sent to our vet our Luka in a lovely wooden box with nose and paw prints, fur, a ceramic paw print and a plant. They truly are an organization that understands what our dear pets mean to us. So from us thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and caring staff.

Sandy, Dave, Chelsea, Eli and our other two dogs Deliliah and Nakota"

Sandy & Dave Wood
Monmouth, Oregon

"Jack was our travel monkey. He was our shadow and went everywhere with us. Dr. Braun made his last moments as comfortable and stress-free for him as possible. We got to see our boy pass in a way that was beautiful and comforting. In our time of grief we had the opportunity, thanks to Dr. Braun and her compassion, to focus on our love for our boy and each other. We owe Lap of Love and Dr. Braun our sincere appreciation."

Scott Klug
Keizer, Oregon

"I could not think of a more perfect passing than the one Dr. Lori helped facilitate. She was patient and kind, explained the process, even adding in some welcomed humor, and was reassuring in such a difficult decision. I cannot thank her enough for the amazing gift of peace she was able to offer my sweet girl."

Anya Szumowski
Beaverton, Oregon

"I can't explain how special it was to have the option of giving our fur baby George his angel wings at home. Dr. Lori was so understanding , compassionate and gentle with our sweet George and with us. She took the time to explain the process and was with us every step of the way. It was worth every penny to keep our baby comfortable and here with us. I will be forever grateful there are vets in our area that provide this service. Thank you again for being so kind to our kitty during his last moments with us. You made it a special and beautiful experience despite the pain and loss. I wouldn't have wanted to share it with anyone else."

Melissa Martin
Keizer, 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
“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
“Trout was a wonderful dog. He had a special relationship with each member of the family and we miss him terribly. I even miss his stinky farts, but mostly I miss his beautiful brown eyes and wonderful smile. He would kind of curl his lip when he smiled. I can't believe how empty our home feels without him.”
Patricia Cooper
August 10, 2019
“Tang was the other half of our family. He was the watch dog in our lives and I am not sure how I can fill that hole in our lives. He was with us for 19 years and I just want to put out there and want him to know that I am thankful he was part of our lives as long as he was. He was a true member of our family and I will never forget him. I owe ...
Georgina Perkins
July 27, 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

Lap Of Love Locations
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nevada
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin