Portland, Salem and Surrounding Areas

  (503) 928-8866

  Portland@LapofLove.com

Dr. Lori will be unavailable from Jan 22nd - 25th, however our Vancouver doctor may be able to assist in the Portland area. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment based on availability.

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 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

Dr. Lori will be unavailable from Jan 22nd - 25th, however our Vancouver doctor may be able to assist in the Portland area. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment based on 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 was so comforted by the thought of my beloved Stanley being able to pass away at home, I will always do at home euthanasia from now on, bless you for all the comfort and care that you bring during this difficult time."

Carolynn Harrison
Salem, Oregon

"We let our dear Tigger go almost a year ago now. I want to say how much I appreciate Dr Lori and Lap of Love for the beautiful way in which we were able to send him off. She is so kind and loving and we will never forget the last moments we had with our beautiful friend and family member. Months later, we still remember the love shown, the genuine caring, the grace of the present moment without hurry. We are so grateful for Dr. Lori and Lap of Love. Thank you from our hearts to yours."

Kelly Kaelin
McMinnville, Oregon

"My sweet companion of 11 years, Piper, developed liver cancer and in a matter of days I could see her condition worsen as she became increasingly uncomfortable. I knew I had say goodbye and wanted to do so before huge discomfort turned into debilitating pain. I knew saying goodbye was the right thing, but it didn’t make it easy. Lap of Love was one of several places recommended to me by my vet. I cannot express how glad I am that I went with Lap of Love from the moment I called them. I was instantly treated with such warm heartedness and empathy by Haley, the vet care coordinator, who took my call and honored my request to have Dr. Lori come out to us. Yes, losing my dog was a terrible, heart-breaking tear wrought experience, but having Dr. Lori there for Piper’s passing made all the difference in the world. From the moment Dr. Lori walked in, her warmth, compassion, and kindness were all immediately obvious. I knew right away that I had made the right call with Dr. Lori. She walked us through everything, listened to us, and even shared her own stories when we asked for advice and/or her own personal perspective. I cannot recommend Lap of Love, and Dr. Lori specifically, enough to anyone who is going through this sad, but inevitable part of a pet’s last days. Piper passed peacefully surrounded by those who loved her. Thank you for making that possible, Dr. Lori."

Honda Cevallos
Portland, Oregon

"On December 8, 2019 Dr Lori Braun helped send the best dog our family has known off to doggy heaven. Samus passed on his favorite chair in our living room peacefully with those that loved him surrounding him. Dr Lori was so compassionate and helpful throughout the whole process. We will forever be greatful for her service in giving Samus the most comfortable and peaceful passing possible. Thank you Dr Lori."

Chad Bernhard
Monmouth, Oregon

"Lori really helped us get through the sad day we had to let our Bella go. We appreciate the care and thought she puts into her work. So glad we called Lap of Love."

Ashley Sparks
Salem, Oregon

"We lost our sweet bunny to the stars tonight. Dr. Lori came and offered us the most gentle, informative, and caring service to honor our girl and send her on her way. We were so appreciative of her kind and warm demeanor, and the professionalism she demonstrated. I would also like to thank Adam, the care coordinator who patiently listened as I choked on my tears and tried to find the words on the phone to make the arrangements. Thank you so much, Lap of Love for your compassion and care. Our bunny, Pancakes, will sleep quietly in her forever place now. In our hearts, always."

Lesa Pence
Portland, 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 always love and remember you, our darling girl.”
Lesa and Rob
November 27, 2019
“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
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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