Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$225

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$225

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$225

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$215
Pets 40 - 74 pounds$225
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 130 pounds$315
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$115
Pets 40 - 74 pounds$135
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$155
Pets 100 - 130 pounds$175
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

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area. 

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. 

About 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. 

"It was really helpful having Dr. Lori here for us, I really couldn't have asked for a better person to help send my sweet baby off. I felt very comfortable knowing she had worked with ferrets in the past and that she had been a ferret owner herself; I really loved how she loved on Garth! She made it as easy and comforting as it could be for us and Garth, and I'm so thankful for that."

Korel and PK Ponti-Foss
Portland, Oregon

"I am so grateful to Dr. Lori and all that she did to help during this time. I really feel like divine intervention happened that day, how I found her and the timing of it all. My boy wouldn't have made it until the original time scheduled. For her to come when she did was divine timing. It made the transition the very best it could have been. It would have broke my heart even more to have watched him suffer any longer than he did. I will forever be grateful for her help, she said all the right things, gave us the space we needed and talked us through. My mom loved her too, I couldn't have asked for better person to help with this. Thank you.

She was our angel during this time. I recommend her highly and when the time comes for my other babies she will be my first call."

Jodi Olson
Beaverton, Oregon

"I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to Dr. Lori for helping us. Losing Ty felt terrible but it was also inevitable, and her support was exactly what we needed. We weren’t sure when to help her pass or if we were to that point and Dr Lori helped us make that choice in a way that was very gentle. We appreciate all the time she took to talk to us about our options, explain the process and how Ty would feel, and the kindness she displayed while we struggled with our decision. She helped make a horrible day just a little bit easier. I am beyond grateful."

Natalie Hannah
Portland, Oregon

"Dr Lori was so amazing with helping us with our difficult decision on letting our beloved dog pass. Her empathy and sincerity helped comfort us with such a peaceful passing on her favorite rug in our own living room. The blanket that she wrapped our dog’s body said, “Love and Dignity” which spoke true. We are very grateful for her help. She came to our help in the evening, and her timing was incredible. We feel blessed that we found Dr. Lori"

Charlie Wyman
Salem, Oregon

"Lori was very sweet and understanding. I highly recommend her to anyone having to face this difficult decision."

bryna smith
Portland, Oregon

"Thanks, Lori. I've been telling everyone how you made Leah so comfortable and relaxed. I don't think she even knew what was happening - only that she had a bunch of people petting and loving on her. I'm so grateful to you for making her passing so easy for her (and for me and Thom). I'll put together a memorial for her and put it on your memorial page. What a lovely idea. You're a special person to do what you do and to make it all so loving. Thank you so much. Kay"

Kay Crawford
Tigard, 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
“We will love you forever sweet boy. We hope that you are romping around in joy and that your golden stripe is glistening in the light!”
Korel and PK Ponti-Foss
January 19, 2018
“Bannister was a tiny kitty with a lot of love and tenderness. I was her human mom from the moment she was born until she went to sleep in my arms. I am so sorry that I had to make such a heartbreaking decision. I miss you.”
bryna smith
January 2, 2018
“Leah was a wonderful, beautiful dog who was adored by many friends and family members. When we let people know that she had cancer and was going to be put to sleep at home, on my bed, by Lap of Love, everyone wanted to come over to kiss her and say goodbye. So many people came with hugs, kisses and cookies(!) that she had to know how loved she ...
Kay Crawford
September 22, 2017
“16 years is a long time and saying good bye has been very difficult. We have many great memories that will be forever cherished. Good bye my sweet dog.”
Gayle Taormina
September 7, 2017
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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