Portland, Salem and Surrounding Areas

  (503) 928-8866

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$300

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$400

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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

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 49 pounds$275
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$325
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$375
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$400

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 49 pounds$185
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$215
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$275

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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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 cannot say enough about the good, kind, compassionate care that Dr. Braun provided as we "walked Gemma home".

Gemma was everything to us and we wanted to make her journey as smooth and comforting as we possibly could.

Dr. Braun understood that and brought not only professional expertise, but calm, caring tenderness as she helped us help Gemma.

Now, understanding the void in our lives that Gemma has left in her wake, Dr. Lori has reached out in compassion to Gemma's poor humans to see to our welfare and offer support if needed.

As I said to Dr. Braun - If we had to do it, and we did -

we could not have asked for anyone more professional, kind, caring and supportive to help us take care of Gemma one last time."

Ann Barton-Brown
Monmouth, Oregon

"When the very difficult decision was needed to be made for our beloved family member Henry, our vet recommended Lap of Love. We didn’t want to take him to the vet, we wanted him to leave this Earth from his home.

Dr. Lori was amazing, compassionate, and present for us and Henry. Her kindness and truly caring way of interacting with us, more importantly with Henry, was comforting. Henry peacefully crossed over to the Rainbow bridge. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Dr. Lori. You are a wonderful veterinarian."

Stacey and Mike Randolph
Salem, Oregon

"Our journey with Lap of Love began approximately a year ago when we had Dr. Lori do an assessment of our 15 year old Aussie who had been declining in physical well-being. Dr. Lori spent more time with us in that single visit than we probably ever had in all the vet appointments we had over her entire life. Dr. Lori gave us ideas and help to make her final months more comfortable and tips for us to consider when determining if she could keep going or not. I wasn't sure I would ever know when it would be the right time. But fast forward 11 months later and my pup drastically declined (quickly) and could no longer support herself for more than a few seconds at a time and I knew it was time to call Dr. Lori again. I couldn't even think in a difficult time for my pup and us that I would ever want to take her to a vet office for her final minutes with us. Lap of Love was the only option I could consider because I wanted the best for our sweet dog and family member.

The entire staff at Lap of Love are so considerate, caring, and helpful. I knew what was going to happen the day of our appointment with Dr. Lori. She even brought brownies for my pup's final treat. Dr. Lori explained the entire process and we were able to support our pup in her own environment where she was most comfortable in her final minutes. Dr. Lori has an incredible bed-side manner that puts both the ailing pup, the other pup siblings, and the human family members all at ease.

I could not have done this without Lap of Love but because of Dr. Lori I didn't have to watch my pup suffer anymore. Our pup would never have gone on her own and would have kept suffering just to keep her tabs on all of us because we were her herd. Thank you, Dr. Lori and Lap of Love team. We really appreciate your support during our difficult times!"

Paige Khan
Beaverton, Oregon

"Dr. Lori was amazing, the choice to let Monty cross over the rainbow bridge wasn't easy for us, and even though it's been a day, the house feels empty. However Dr. Lori made every easier for us, we even laughed a little. I Highly recommend Dr. Lori and Lap of Love to anyone...."

Jerry Sacher
Salem, Oregon

"Lori helped us feel at better with the process she was kind and gentle with all aspects."

Sander Stanley
SALEM, Oregon

"It's been a week now since Dr. Lori came into our lives and helped my sweet 16 yr old boy Jasper Jax cross the rainbow bridge. I agonized for weeks trying to decide whether to make "the call" or not. But after talikng with Becca and Dr Lori, I know I made the right decision.

On the worst day of my life Dr. Lori was extremely compassionate, kind and soft spoken. She explained everything step by step and was so loving with Jasper and his siblings. Even though my GD pup was all up in her face. She just talked to him quietly and thanked him for the kisses, which made him relax.

I miss Jasper terribly, and can't even see his name without tearing up. He wasn't just my dog, he was my best friend, he was my family! Always fateful, also there for me. Even when my human friends and family weren't.

I am, and will be fur-ever grateful for the compassionate people at Lapoflove, they were there to guide and support me through it all. Thank you so much."

Sandee Wheeler
Cornelius, 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'll take my coffee black this morning -
The bitterness seems to suit my broken soul.
I am trying to put together the jagged jigsaw puzzle
of my heart, with a piece missing -
You.
No matter how I arrange the pieces, I cannot
make it whole.
I fill my days with thoughts of you
With images of you -
Doing things that I used to do -
with ...
Ann Barton-Brown
November 16, 2020
“To know you Mollie was to know true love! You showed me what love was. You were my constant companion, my best friend, my love, my family. You gave me a purpose to keep moving forward no matter what happened. You gave me so much joy so many laughs and hugs and snugly times. I know god blessed me the day I found you because you Mollie saved my ...
Sander Stanley
October 29, 2020
“Dear Sam - So many, many wonderful memories, so very much love and devotion-Thank you for being a part of our family. You will be missed but never forgotten.”
Sharon & Gordy Allured
October 25, 2020
“He will be forever remembered as the goodest of boys.”
Scott Foster
October 22, 2020
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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