PRICING AND INFORMATION

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

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.

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 Eve, 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

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. 

"Our veterinarian was the best we could ever have. She was very caring, knowledgeable and very patient. We all want to thank her very much for making our family's memory of his passing kind and peaceful. Thank You"


SALEM, Oregon

"14 years ago we brought 3 dogs into our family and as they grew so did our family, we added three kids to the mix. Our children always had one of the dogs following them around our property. Our dogs lived great lives and became beloved senior citizens still watching over our kids. When it became clear that we needed to say goodbye I consulted with our Vet and she suggested Lap of Love. I had never heard of this type of service but the idea of a peaceful passing at home seemed like the least I could do for these cherished members of our family. Dr. Lori was remarkable, I can’t say enough about her compassion and patience in answering my questions. She was able to help us through the grief and guilt, we are so grateful to have found her. I highly recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Lori.

Gary Neal"

Gary Neal
Yamhill, Oregon

"We are so appreciative that we were able to provide this gift to our elderly dog at home. Dr. Lori was so kind and gentle to Grace, as well as our cats, one of which was very curious and in the room during the euthanasia. She immediately put Grace at ease, and I loved the thoughtfulness of bringing her chocolate cake to eat at the end, because "all the rules are off" at that point. Grace received the first sedative while eating that cake, and my last memory of her is her devouring that cake until she literally fell asleep trying to gobble up as much as she could. It was such a sweet image for the dog that valued food above almost everything, and had loved eating for most of her life. Dr. Lori was also very kind to us, knowing that we were experiencing a very difficult time and had made a very difficult decision. She was very reassuring that we had done the right thing, which is exactly what we needed at that time. I think it truly takes a special person to do this job well, and she is amazing. I can't thank Lap of Love enough for making this the best experience it could be for us and our other pets."

Karen Blocksom
Salem, Oregon

"My sweet boy Tonka went easily and peacefully on a shady spot in the backyard. It was time – he had been having trouble getting up, his hind legs weren’t working very well anymore. He was a big guy, so this was definitely the most gentle way for him to go. No long ride in the car or waiting in the office.

Dr. Lori Braun is the best! She explained the process thoroughly, and was so kind and caring with both of us. I was also impressed with how soon she was able to come out. The whole process was very positive, especially for what can be such an emotional and difficult situation. My heartfelt thanks to Dr. Lori, and Liana in the office for their compassionate help."


SALEM, Oregon

"Last year, on November 12th, 2018, Dr. Lori Braun assisted our family in making the passing of my beloved dog, Sasha. I have wanted to post a message since that time, but every time I sat down to do it I would become too overwhelmed and had to walk away.

Sasha was a Flat-Coated Retriever that grew to love me and I likewise loved her. I have never had such a deep relationship with a dog like so it struck me to the core when it was time for her to pass. We could not bring her to a vet's office as she would have been too nervous once we got there and we did not want her to pass while fearful. Then my wife contacted Dr. Lori and immediately we knew she would be perfect.

When Dr. Lori came to our house she explained in a calm and caring tone how we would proceed and how we would make it comfortable for Sasha. I will not go in to all of details, but just say that the time with Sasha before and while she was passing was one of love, care and celebration of the life she had and how she had so deeply touched not only myself, but our family and all the people that had come through our household.

Though I still deeply miss Sasha's presence in my life, without Dr. Lori's loving and caring manner my family and I would not have been able to celebrate and grieve Sasha's life and passing. The only thing left for me to say is, "Thank you.""

Paul Radke
Hillsboro, Oregon

"Dr Lori was so comforting and helpful during this difficult time. She treated Bentley like she had known him a long time. She gave him so much respect and gentle handling. I’m so thankful for Dr Lori’s assistance and kindness."

Denise Gilmore
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
“We didn't have him for very long but he was the sweetest dog I ever met. We miss him everyday, he would always be my side and his pet mom. He was the guardian of our household and an excellent lovey companion. He is still with us always in our hearts!!”
July 22, 2019
“Grace was always such a sweetheart. She made friends all over the neighborhood and I know she will be missed by all of the families she adored. She had been diagnosed with hip dysplasia at 6 months of age, but she didn't really show it until the last year of her life. It became harder and harder for her to go up stairs, and she gradually lost ...
Karen Blocksom
June 23, 2019
“When we got Bentley, he filled an empty spot in our hearts after losing our first grandson at birth. Bentley was so tiny and cuddly. It is so lonely without him”
Denise Gilmore
June 9, 2019
“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
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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