All services are provided in the comfort of your home.



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.


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.


There may be an additional charge for weekends ($30), 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.


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.


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.


Pets up to 49 pounds$250
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$300

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to your home or office.

Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$200

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 by the crematory. 


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. 


We are here to answer your questions every day, from 8am - 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, 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 Doctors

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Nancy

Nancy Rodriguez

Dr. Sunday

Sunday Cozzi

About Nancy Rodriguez

"Dr. Nancy was so compassionate and kind

She exceeded my expectations. At this sad time of letting go of my buddy, she made it bearable with reverence and compassion. Every aspect was so loving and I cannot stop relating what a caring person she is.

Thank you for letting go of my buddy,Marley, bearable and knowing she is in a better place.

Again, you gave us a gift of your compassion"

Ann Stillwaggon
Aiken, South Carolina

"We Thank Dr. Nancy for being so compassionate, loving, and patient. She made it a beautiful experience for Mo and our family."

Rami Ravsten
Aiken, South Carolina

"Nancy was really great, putting us at ease and showing genuine empathy for our beloved pet and for we the family as we struggled with this difficult decision. The paw print molds were a nice unexpected touch. Thank you so much for helping Levi and us to a satisfactory conclusion."

Roger Mote
North Augusta, South Carolina

"Deuce was diagnosed with Lymphoma on July 29, 2019. It was a shocking diagnosis - he was only 3 years old and the perfect picture of health. We counted every day with him after his diagnosis as a blessing. We made the very difficult decision to “lay him down”. (In the words of my 7 year old nephew) last week and contacted Lap of Love via email. Dr. Sunday replied to my email with information about lymphoma and the services that they offer. Even in an email her care and compassion was very palpable. When she came to our home she connected with Deuce and explained the process to us allowing us to ask any questions.She was so kind and gentle to Deuce. She made a horrible day a little more bearable. She is an angel."

Kim Askew
Monetta, South Carolina

"Today, we sent our sweet Beau to heaven. Doctor Nancy was wonderful! She was caring and soothing to our wonderful fur baby. She allowed us to take the time we needed to say goodbye. Although sad, she made the event as painless as possible for all of us. She treated our sweet Beau with love and respect. Thank you Doctor Nancy!"

Teresa Boquist
Martinez, Ga, South Carolina

"Dr. Sunday was amazing--informative, compassionate, understanding. I honestly don't know if I would have had the strength to end my Sherlock's suffering if it hadn't been for her. And it was such a blessing to be able to send him over the Rainbow Bridge in our back yard, under his favorite tree, while he ate peanut butter straight out of the jar. The follow up messages and handwritten card were above and beyond. While I hope that you don't have to go down this road with your fur babies, Lap of Love is the way to go if you do. I would recommend them (specifically Dr. Sunday) a thousand times over."

Alison Cribb
New Ellenton, South Carolina


Pet Loss Counselor

  (706) 496-3935

Cindy Foster, LCSW, NBCCH

Emergency Clinic

  (706) 733-7458

Augusta, GA: Augusta Animal Emergency

Emergency Clinic

  (706) 860-6617

St. Francis Animal Hospital

Emergency Clinic

  (803) 798-3837

South Carolina: SC Veterinary Emergency Care

Pet Loss Support

  (803) 407-3185

Joy in the Morning


We assist families with in home pet hospice and euthanasia in the Aiken-Augusta area including the following listed below. Our veterinarians are willing to travel upwards of 50 miles and travel fees will be determined based on distance from the doctor's home ranging between $30-$100. Please call us to learn more about pricing for your area.

    • Aiken
    • North Augusta
    • Augusta
    • Evans
    • Martinez
    • Beech Island
    • New Ellenton
    • Jackson
    • The Valley area
    • Trenton
    • Edgefield
    • Johnston
    • Ridge Spring
    • Monetta
    • Windsor
    • Wagener
    • Lexington
    • Hephzibah
    • Waynesboro
    • Barnwell
    • Saluda
    • McCormick
    • Batesburg/Leesville
    • Grovetown
Pet Memorials
“My little angel Mo, you will be forever missed, you brought so much joy to our family., you were our protection, our companion, I fell in love with you the moment I brought you home at 5 weeks old. Unfortunately, you were diagnosed with TCC a progressive cancer, you were only 6.5 years old. It makes me so sad, but relieved that you are not ...
Rami Ravsten
November 11, 2019
“Levi had a gentle spirit and was loved by all the family, especially the grandchildren. He never once growled or reacted aggressively to the many ear and tail pullings, eye pokings or other rough housing from all 5 grandchildren. He was our bed partner from the time he was a pup until the very end. At first we had our grand dog Bailey, a medium ...
Roger Mote
October 20, 2019
“We miss you Deucey-Doo. The tears have come every day since we set you off on your next journey to Paradise. We will meet you there one day. Give Tabor our love.”
Kim Askew
October 20, 2019
“Hey sly guy! I know I met you a little later in life, but you were an awesome dog. I wanna thank you for being there for Eddie all his life and being his best friend. You did an amazing job at makeing him happy and an amazing job at makeing the house feel like a home. I miss you a lot and I am crushed that you are gone, but you know Eddie misses ...
Marissa Acosta
October 6, 2019

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.

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Lap of Love
PO Box 5296
Aiken, South Carolina 29804

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