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 74 pounds$250
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 130 pounds$340
Pets over 130 pounds will be quoted

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 - 130 pounds$200
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

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, 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!

Dr. Lori

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. 

"We had to make that extremely tough decision to euthanize our dear Lexi, a Shetland Sheepdog or Sheltie. Lexi suffered from IMPA (Immune Mediated Polyarthritis), a disease where her own immune system attacked her joints. When Lexi all but lost her ability to walk, we contacted Lap of Love for help in our home. Dr. Lori came the same day we asked and with exceptional care and compassion helped us through this tough time. Dr. Lori seemed to sense what we (Lexi included) needed, patiently answered our questions, explained the euthanasia process, and told us what to expect at each stage. For anyone having to face the pending demise of their pet please give strong consideration to Dr. Lori and the Lap of Love."

Gary Barker
Salem, Oregon

"I have grown up with cats, and have loved them all immensely. I was lucky enough to have one though, that I loved intensely, like a child---Vladimir. He was a pampered darling indoor cat, whose sun rose and set around me. For 20 years he was my shadow, following my more like a dog, trotting to me when called, and his favorite time was "movie time", just laying on my chest and staring at me with love.

Unfortunately, 20 years was past what his little body could handle, and his body was falling apart. I have never had to euthanize a pet, but I was in a hard decision of what was kindest for my best friend...letting him go naturally, or watching his pain get worse and worse.

I started reviewing in-home euthanasia, and some sites were a little cold, focusing more on the business sides "must pre-pay, cancellation fees, how they can't control how a pet reacts, etc." Then I found Lap of Love. Something about the site just struck me as "I think these are fellow pet lovers who will be gentle and kind." So I called.

I can hands-down say these are some of the kindest, most generous people I have met in my life, and I am so, so grateful I found them. If your pet is hurting, you could absolutely not be in better hands. I was on the fence on euthanasia, knowing it was the right choice, but feeling like I might be betraying my little guy for doing it. Then I would see the pain in his eyes, and think "well, am I betraying him for NOT doing it?" would I be letting him live in pain just so that it was easier on me?

I called, and Lisa spent an HOUR on the phone with me. An HOUR, as I was a bit of an emotional wreck. She didn't pressure me either way, and she gave real life experiences of her losses of beloved friends, walking me through pros and cons of both options. (One being that, if an indoor pet is rapidly declining, they are also more prone to painful strokes and seizures.)

I decided to schedule the in-home euthanasia. I wanted to pre-pay and asked about cancellation window. She said no on the cancellation, if something changes, just please let them know as soon as possible so that they can give the time to someone else.

Vladie ended up passing naturally, in my arms, the day before the appointment. Due to this, I cancelled the appointment, but I cannot thank Lap of Love enough for their help, guidance, kindness and generosity. No one wants to make this sort of decision, but if you have to, you want to make sure you are working with people who genuinely love pets, and are kind, good people---and this is 100% Lap of Love. (And they also offer hospice and other in-home services, that are so much less traumatic on your pet my being in your home!)

If your beloved friend is at a point of no return, and their pain is getting worse and worse, sometimes this is the gentlest and kindest option, and no one will give you more kindness, generosity and wonderful, unbiased guidance than LapOfLove.

Thank you Lisa, and thank you Lap of Love. I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and support. You are good, good people, and I cannot thank you enough!

Lorraine, Vladimir and Cyrus"

Lorraine Zelinski
Braverton, Oregon

"Nothing I could write would really be able to capture what Dr. Lori did for us. Yes, of course she provided the service we paid for but that is not what makes her special, any vet can euthanize. She shared with us a part of her soul and in turn we shared a part of ours with her. For you cannot be a present when a soul leaves a body without be a participant either positive or negative. To say her participation was positive doesn't even begin to describe it. But I guess you had to be there. Thank you Dr. Lori for being there . She provided a wonderful starting point for our healing. Winnie will always remain in our hearts and so will Dr. Lori."

Stephanie AKINS
PORTLAND, Oregon

"After ten amazing and unforgettable years with our Anna Banana dog we said goodbye to her in the most peaceful and humane way thanks to Lap of Love and specifically Dr. Lori. The compassion and respect that Dr. Lori demonstrated while our beautiful Annie transitioned was extremely comforting. I will be dealing with our loss from now on, but experiencing her last moments on earth while holding her and talking to her will certainly give me a sense of peace. Thank you Dr. Lori."

Denise Baker
Salem, Oregon

"Dr. Lori was amazing during this extremely difficult time in our lives. She listened intently to how I was feeling and offered support and compassion. I cannot think of a better way to have said goodbye to my pup. Thank you Dr. Lori."

Denise Baker
Salem, Oregon

"I can't express enough how much I appreciate what you do. Having gone through this many times myself, as well as having worked in the veterinary world, I know this is always the hardest part of pet ownership. It's wonderful to have a service like Lap of Love to put dignity and compassion as the top priority. I am grateful for the lesson you helped me teach my children and for the kindness you showed to Shelby, those brownies were probably the greatest meal she has ever had! We are learning our new routine and we all notice the space Shelby left behind. We miss her, but we are thankful for the time we had with her."

Tara McLaughlin
Oregon City, 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
“Our Anna Banana dog left us too soon. She came to us 10 years ago as a mistreated three year old rescue pup and our lives were changed forever. She and I were inseparable, countless walks, hikes, car trips, camping trips, beach trips. She touched so many lives, everybody who met her instantly loved her. Saying goodbye to her was one of the most ...
Denise Baker
April 11, 2019
“Miss Madonna, the little love of my life, I woke up looking for you today. A 15 year habit, I guess. Your brother Butkus isn't leaving our side and sissie Lil Annie had to search the bed for you too, just like she always does. But, you aren't there. You've gone on, an angel of pure light and happy energy, running and playing with your cousins that ...
D. Trujillo
April 2, 2019
“Mocha was the best extension of me... she was my chosen daughter. She was loved by anyone who crossed her path, she had the biggest heart, always wanting to make people happy. She was full of life, love and loyalty... she was pure love.”
Mardee Kaldahl
December 26, 2018
“Our beautiful greyhound, affectionately known as a cow dog is racing across the skies tonight. He will always hold a corner of our hearts and I suspect that years from now, I will still feel him nosing us in the butt. He brought a lot of joy to our lives and I am so thankful to have had those final moments be so peaceful and beautiful.”
Terri Jacobson
November 17, 2018
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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. 

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PO Box 325
Hubbard, OR 97032

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