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. 

"When we came to the decision it was time to let Ida go, it was the most difficult decision our family had ever made together. When Dr. Lori came to assist us, she was kind, compassionate, understanding and supportive. She even called me the day before and spent time on the phone with me listening to me explain why this was such a difficult decision for us to make. As well as thoroughly explaining, step by step what would take place the following day when she came to my home. I can not imagine laying my sweet girl to rest in any other way than to have Dr. Lori at Lap of Love come into her dwelling and make it as comfortable as she did. We want to thank Lap of Love and Dr. Lori from the bottom of our hearts for making such a difficult time bearable. And of course for giving my sweet Ida all the Brownies she could have ever wanted."

Lisa Hackney
Salem, Oregon

"Dr. Lori was recommended by a friend who used her a few weeks prior. Dr. Lori made Roxi's last night peaceful and special. She explained everything and gave us time to grieve with Roxi. I am so glad I used her and would definitely recommend."

Darik Griffith
Salem, Oregon

"Over the years we have said good bye to many greyhounds, we are now close to 40 that have gone to the Rainbow Bridge. My partner and I believe that death is just part of the journey and we have always called it a celebration.

Being able to do this at home is both a blessing to us and our dogs. Having Dr. Lori come to the house brought some joy to a very sad day for us. Mickey was comfortable and for the first time in any of our dogs life, he enjoyed his chocolate brownie bites until he was just too sleepy to eat anymore.

Dr. Lori was so kind and compassionate. As my partner and I talked in the evening after Mickey was gone, we talked about how beautiful this was for him. We've always believed in quality of life over quantity and as each day passed this last week we would ask each other if it was time. We thought we might be able to get another day or week, but Mickey was just going down hill all too quickly.

When I told Dr. Lori how quickly he had deteriorated, she was able to describe what was happening in the most beautiful words, words that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

It was a very sad day for us and at the same time, it was beautiful and peaceful, almost joyful. Mickey is no doubt racing across the skies pain free.

Dr. Lori's kindness and compassion was nothing short of amazing.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

Terri Jacobson
Salem, Oregon

"We were so fortunate to have Dr. Lori support us when it was time for Spencer to join his sister Lucy over the Rainbow Bridge. Her genuine care and compassion brought us so much comfort. She took so many pictures of the three of us that we will always treasure. Dr. Lori first came to us last December when it was time for Lucy to cross over. We knew when the time came that Spencer deserved to have her loving care, too. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. She is an angel of mercy and we will be forever grateful. Bless your heart Dr. Lori."

Betty and Randy Buholts
Salem, Oregon

"Dr. Lori was amazing! She exceeded all expectations and has a heart of gold for being able to help a family let their loved pet pass. Although it was a difficult and sad time for the family, Dr. Lori made us feel comfortable and at ease as we held our fur baby in her final moments. I’m so thankful she offered us this service in the comfort of our home."

Jessica Benson
Aurora, Oregon

"Dr. Lori was fantastic. Atticus happily greeted her like an old friend. She was so kind and compassionate. She explained everything from beginning to end. No question was too ridiculous. For something no one wants to happen, Dr. Lori made it completely peaceful. It definitely takes someone special to be able to do this. Thank you Dr. Lori."

Sarah K
Tigard, 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
“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
“Spencer Springer Spaniel crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on October 13th on a beautiful, sunny afternoon, in his own backyard. Our sweet boy brought so much love, joy and laughter into our lives in his 15 1/2 years we were lucky enough to have with him. Spencer’s most favorite things were:
1) playing hours of endless ball games
2) playing hose ...
Betty and Randy Buholts
October 23, 2018
“My sweet, loving Emily was by far the best dog and family member. For fourteen and a half years she filled our hearts and home with love. She loved snuggles, her sister Sassy Mae, and her family: Pat, Jon, Jess, and Josh. Losing her has left a huge void in our hearts, and an empty hand for pets. We love and miss you so much Emily - run free, until ...
Jessica Benson
October 15, 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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