PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$350

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 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.

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$250
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$300
Pets 151 - 250 pounds$350

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.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$200
Pets 151 - 250 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 by the crematory. 

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 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 Doctor

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

Dr. Sunday

Sunday Cozzi

As a kid, it never occurred to me that I could be a veterinarian, although animals always held my fascination. I was an only child, living with my mom—a busy graduate student. What a big deal it was to me to have my very first pets—a pair of gerbils. I’ll never forget how thrilled I was to watch them run on their exercise wheel and snuggle down in their nest together. I loved visiting the petting zoo near where my dad lived—feeding the animals and riding the resident camel. I couldn’t get enough! When my dad and stepmom got a kitten, I was over the moon! I absolutely adored him. When they got a Golden Retriever named ‘Jenny,’ I was beside myself—she was the four-legged sister I’d never had! We played hours of fetch where I would throw slobber-drenched balls as deep into the woods as possible. Since then, I have been blessed to welcome many more animals into my life—each one a special member of my family. I went on to finish high school and pursue a telecommunications degree at the University of Florida. Frankly, I was a little intimidated by science and math.

After graduation, I worked for a public radio station for a couple of years. I enjoyed my work, but felt like something was missing. I had the opportunity to hang out with some veterinary students and vet techs. Their conversations were so interesting and their work so rewarding. After volunteering at a small animal clinic and with the UF Foal Unit, I knew that vet school was for me. I graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. I worked for many years in small animal private practice, where I was able to really experience the depth of the human-animal bond. The most memorable moments of my career have been when I knew that I’d not only helped my patients, but helped their owners as well—through one-on-one education or counseling. I remember so many times when the waiting room was full at the end of the day, but I had a teary client in an exam room with their terminally ill pet. It was so important to me to help them and never rush them through the decision-making process and euthanasia. That is so difficult to do in a clinical setting.

As a pet owner who happens to be a veterinarian, I have had the opportunity to experience euthanasia of my beloved pets both in a clinic and at home. In fact, it didn’t occur to me to do it at home until my very anxious and fearful cat Mookie became too ill to go on. She had gotten to the point that she preferred to stay in my walk-in closet. I was able to help her leave this world peacefully and painlessly in the place where she felt safest. Wow! What an epiphany for me—why hadn’t I been doing this all along for my four-legged kids?! Knowing what I know now, I would never consider any other way for my own pets, and I feel blessed to be able to offer this to other folks who feel the same about their special family members.

About Sunday Cozzi

As a kid, it never occurred to me that I could be a veterinarian, although animals always held my fascination. I was an only child, living with my mom—a busy graduate student. What a big deal it was to me to have my very first pets—a pair of gerbils. I’ll never forget how thrilled I was to watch them run on their exercise wheel and snuggle down in their nest together. I loved visiting the petting zoo near where my dad lived—feeding the animals and riding the resident camel. I couldn’t get enough! When my dad and stepmom got a kitten, I was over the moon! I absolutely adored him. When they got a Golden Retriever named ‘Jenny,’ I was beside myself—she was the four-legged sister I’d never had! We played hours of fetch where I would throw slobber-drenched balls as deep into the woods as possible. Since then, I have been blessed to welcome many more animals into my life—each one a special member of my family. I went on to finish high school and pursue a telecommunications degree at the University of Florida. Frankly, I was a little intimidated by science and math.

After graduation, I worked for a public radio station for a couple of years. I enjoyed my work, but felt like something was missing. I had the opportunity to hang out with some veterinary students and vet techs. Their conversations were so interesting and their work so rewarding. After volunteering at a small animal clinic and with the UF Foal Unit, I knew that vet school was for me. I graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. I worked for many years in small animal private practice, where I was able to really experience the depth of the human-animal bond. The most memorable moments of my career have been when I knew that I’d not only helped my patients, but helped their owners as well—through one-on-one education or counseling. I remember so many times when the waiting room was full at the end of the day, but I had a teary client in an exam room with their terminally ill pet. It was so important to me to help them and never rush them through the decision-making process and euthanasia. That is so difficult to do in a clinical setting.

As a pet owner who happens to be a veterinarian, I have had the opportunity to experience euthanasia of my beloved pets both in a clinic and at home. In fact, it didn’t occur to me to do it at home until my very anxious and fearful cat Mookie became too ill to go on. She had gotten to the point that she preferred to stay in my walk-in closet. I was able to help her leave this world peacefully and painlessly in the place where she felt safest. Wow! What an epiphany for me—why hadn’t I been doing this all along for my four-legged kids?! Knowing what I know now, I would never consider any other way for my own pets, and I feel blessed to be able to offer this to other folks who feel the same about their special family members.

"Our experience with Dr. Sunday Cozzie was extremely loving and peaceful. She helped us to say goodbye to our dear Sheba in a very kind and caring way and we were very grateful."

Ellie Joos
Aiken, South Carolina

"I located this company when I was conducting an online search as I had never had to put a dog down. My husband's dog, Brutus, was his baby of 17 years and I wanted to be as kind to both as I knew that it was a painful time for them both. I spoke to Dr. Sunday and she was so kind, patient, informative and understanding. When my husband finally accepted that it was Brutus' time, I called Dr. Sunday and she came to our house and helped Brutus to pass on to a better place in peace. My husband and I were both given time to say our goodbyes and Dr. Sunday was so patient and compassionate. Dr. Sunday explained everything in detail so we both understood everything that was happening and she waited until we were ready during each stage of the process. Dr. Sunday took Brutus with her so Brutus could be cremated and she even returned his cremains to us afterward. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Sunday and we can never express our gratitude toward Dr. Sunday for helping the family to let Brutus pass with compassion and empathy. We lost Brutus in November 2019 and it has taken me this long to write a review because it is still hard on the family, but I cannot imagine how things would have been if we had not had Dr. Sunday with the ability to allow us to let Brutus pass in the comfort of his own home rather than a clinical veterinarian office. Thank you and God Bless Dr. Sunday and this company."

Dawn Rentz
Augusta, South Carolina

"i’m so grateful my big little old man puppy could be escorted out by dr sunday. i never knew how i’d live without him but having such a peaceful and even happy transition helped him so much and helped us so much too.

thank you for all you do for our animals and our family, dr sunday. you change a day that’s impossible to face into a calm and meaningful very special time.

i love you forever little mister nice guy rabbit face wonder boy.

🎵little guy rabbit

you’re a big deal

you’re my little honey bun🎶"

jill peterson
warrenville, South Carolina

"Dr. Sunday did a wonderful job putting our baby girl at ease. She left this world eating her favorite treats and laying on her comfy bed."

Marilyn Hancock
Graniteville, 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

"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

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Pet Loss Counselor

  (706) 496-3935

Cindy Foster, LCSW, NBCCH

Emergency Clinic

  (706) 733-7458

Augusta, GA: Augusta Animal Emergency

Emergency Clinic

  (803) 798-3837

South Carolina: SC Veterinary Emergency Care

SERVICE AREA

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 and Grovetown.
Pet Memorials
“Our dear Sheba passed quietly and peacefully yesterday with the kind and gentle help from Dr. Sunday Cozzie. We knew she was ready to leave us and were so blessed to hold her and comfort her as she passed on. We will miss her terribly.”
Ellie Joos
February 20, 2020
“Our baby girl had to leave us today but we will never forget her. She was a big girl and she had the biggest heart. I will miss her most of all, she was my companion in everything I did.”
Marilyn Hancock
February 3, 2020
“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
“On june 1 2019 we had to make the hardest decision in the world . I had to say goodbye best friend my soulmate my dog Scrappy had been suffering with kidney disease, hip dysplasia, seizures, and over the last couple of months I noticed he started getting worse and I had to make the tough decision and I got a hold of lap of love and they help me ...
Karen Finken
June 7, 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 5296
Aiken, South Carolina 29804

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