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

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. 

"We recently said farewell to our beloved friend Shiloh, who spent close to 14 years with us. To lose him was heartbreaking. The staff at Lap of Love, and more specifically Dr. Lori Braun, helped greatly to ease this hardship. They are a responsive team who truly understand the weight of these moments for families. We felt supported, and were honored by everyone's commitment both to the needs of Shiloh and ourselves."

Dan Ittner
Salem, Oregon

"Dr. Lori Braun arrived on July 2, 2020 to assist in helping me put my best friend down. When she arrived I knew she was the right person to help. For awhile she played ball with Piper and she explained the process. The first step was so easy, Piper came and laid down beside me and we were one. The second and third step was just as easy. There was never a hurry and Dr. Lori always made sure Piper and I were ready for each step. I could not ask for a better way for Piper. The compassion and love Dr. Lori showed was outstanding. Although this is still hard for me to write I am at peace due to Dr. Lori."

Sarah Casper
Turner, Oregon

"Using Lap of Love was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. Maximus was my husband's dog and my husband passed away just 2 months prior. Max spent most of his time outside during the last few months of his life. He could not navigate the stairs to come inside. Max was over 100 pounds and I could not fathom taking him anywhere. Dr Lori came and made his last hour and our last hour with him as pleasant as possible. I would recommend Lap of Love to anyone who loves their pet."

Gloria Feiring
Salem, Oregon

"From the first time Dr Lori came to our home for an evaluation I felt calm .. she helped me determine if she was ready or not . I’m so emotional connected to her that I knew it was close but didn’t feel like it was time . She met Dr Lori with a toy in her mouth cause that’s what she does she like to show off her toys or gets you to play tug a war . She helped me with medication that helped Mya Diamond to stay active . When the day came that I knew in my heart she was ready I emailed her and I called the office to make the appointment . She came on Saturday which was her day off which that in its self was very selfless . We all sat down and she explained what the process was and let us ask questions . She brought her brownies to eat while she gave her the first shot which Mya Diamond gulped them down . We just kept loving on her and truthfully I was grateful to see how relax she was and knowing she wasn’t in pain anymore . After she had passed she took her paw and made me a paw print then shaved her white diamond from the top of her head and gave this to us for memories . Dr Lori was kind and loving from the first day I met her . She made doing what I needed to do more easy . She knew MyaDiamond was loved I felt that . I would recommend her to anyone ! I’m truly grateful for Laps of love ❤️🐾❤️"

Paul & Karen Grant
Keizer, Oregon

"Dr. Lori was so kind and compassionate. She explained the process and we appreciated her calm demeanor while engaging with both Sadie and us. The brownies were a special treat and Sadie gobbled them up!

The step-by-step process was well thought-out and done in a respectful and peaceful manner. It provided us comfort at a very painful time.

Thank you so much - you were a blessing."

Brian & Cassie Pilkenton
Salem, Oregon

"Where do I begin, I had been the supportive person for a friend as Lori was there for that difficult time for my friend,such a beautiful , spiritual experience I was so grateful my friend was able to go through this with much support and love ,I didnt expect to find myself needed this beautiful service myself as soon as I did ,if I had not known of Lap of Love what I had to do could of been a horrible experience but with the help of Lori and this loving service I was allowed to love on my baby girl Roxie in her own home saying good bye with such a beautiful peace for her and me ,Lori you are a true blessing to those of us who need to help our furbabies pass over the rainbow bridge with love ,just like the unconditional love I received from my girl for 13 yrs ,I cant praise you and Lap of Love enough

Thank you Extremely grateful

Sheila W,"

Sheila Whitmore
Salem, 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
“Piper, I hope you are enjoying chasing balls up in heaven. I loved you for the past 10 years and will love you for the rest of my life. You were always right there for me. I miss having you sleep next to me and waking me up at the crack of dawn. Stay safe my friend.”
Sarah Casper
July 6, 2020
“One of many memories is we had professional pictures taken with my best friends Yorke. She was kind and loving to princess and In the photo princess paw was on Myas .. I have so many memories but this one just was the sweetest ..”
Paul & Karen Grant
July 2, 2020
“Sadie was part of our family and her sweet personality gave us much joy and love.”
Brian & Cassie Pilkenton
July 2, 2020
“

After a short illness, we said goodbye to our dear Boss.
Dr Lori, from Lap of Love came to our home. Boss passed peacefully, in our arms. His sidekick, Pris, as always right by his side.
For those that did not know him.
Boss refused to submit to any commands.
He possessed integrity, and the ability to go his own way, as he (mostly) ...
Charlotte Hazel
June 30, 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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