PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$325

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$425

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.

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$245
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$325
Pets 150 - 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.

*Mailing of urn to your home or work ~ $25

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$150
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$195
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$215

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 a hayfield on the crematory owner's farm which the public can visit. 

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 6am - 10pm. 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. Christina

Christina Guillory

I have always felt a special bond with animals and have a great amount of respect for them. I was the kid that would rescue all the earthworms after it rained by putting them back in the soil before the sun returned to dry them out. When my friends were fishing, I was feeding the ducks. I would relocate lizards from inside the house so they could continue living their reptilian lives free outside. I may still do all these things to this day.

It came as no surprise to anyone who knew me when I decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and became the proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggies!

Since graduation, I have been practicing medicine in a traditional small animal clinic. I love bonding with my clients and educating them on ways to help their pets. Along the way, I developed a special place in my heart for geriatric animals. These old souls have dedicated their lives to be our loving companions and I want to ensure their well-deserved final moments on this Earth are as comfortable as possible. That is why I am honored to be invited into your home where your furry family member has spent much of his or her life surrounded by love, family, and great memories.  Whether we are working together on hospice care or laying a loved one to rest, my goal is to ensure that your last moments together are as peaceful and loving as possible.

About Christina Guillory

I have always felt a special bond with animals and have a great amount of respect for them. I was the kid that would rescue all the earthworms after it rained by putting them back in the soil before the sun returned to dry them out. When my friends were fishing, I was feeding the ducks. I would relocate lizards from inside the house so they could continue living their reptilian lives free outside. I may still do all these things to this day.

It came as no surprise to anyone who knew me when I decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and became the proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggies!

Since graduation, I have been practicing medicine in a traditional small animal clinic. I love bonding with my clients and educating them on ways to help their pets. Along the way, I developed a special place in my heart for geriatric animals. These old souls have dedicated their lives to be our loving companions and I want to ensure their well-deserved final moments on this Earth are as comfortable as possible. That is why I am honored to be invited into your home where your furry family member has spent much of his or her life surrounded by love, family, and great memories.  Whether we are working together on hospice care or laying a loved one to rest, my goal is to ensure that your last moments together are as peaceful and loving as possible.

"I never got the chance to thank Christina for her kind and compassionate end of life services. Our dog, Lily, needed peace from her suffering and this is the only way I would have had it. Thank you, Christina, for your apparent kind heart and sensitivity towards our whole family. We are so grateful for you."

Kristin Jackson
El Lago, Texas

"Christina was wonderful. She took things very slowly and let me talk. She also made me feel that I was doing the right thing by Sadie. I will forever be grateful to her. for her help in Sadie's final moments."

Susan Schude
Pearland, Texas

"Even though we were not able to go with Lap of Love for our dog on Christmas eve, Dr Guillory was a tremendous help with recommendations and finding a final resting place for our Prince. Dr Guillory is such a wonderful person. Thank you so much.

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Bet E
Fulshear, Texas

"I can not say Thank you enough to Lap of Love and Dr. Christina. She was incredible! She took so much care with Dixie . She showed her so much respect and dignity. She was so patient with our other dog Ruby during the process. She was so compassionate with me and my husband. I will be forever grateful for the wonderful experience in our very sad time of saying "See ya Later" to our beloved Dixie. Thanks again Lap of Love."

Stephanie Turner
Friendswood, Texas

"We are “At Peace” Joe was ready, and Dr. Christina was a Godsend, such compassion!

Thank You, we will be Ok? May not be today? But we will be, such a peaceful transition!

I applaud you Laps of Love

Thank You 💔💙🌈"

Julie Kickertz
LaPorte, Texas

"It is so hard as I sit here with rivers of tears rolling down. Jax and I are so lost this morning without our Galileo. I tried to post to your website last night but just couldn't stop crying long enough to type. For now, I am trying to collect my thoughts again and post my gratitude and sincere thanks for your caring compassion and patience in this time of my deep sorrow. Thank you, Dr. Guillory, for all you did for us yesterday. I deeply appreciate it more than I can put into words. Thank you for coming to our home and helping us to help Gally. He is no longer suffering and I know he's waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. While the pain is deep and raw today, I take some comfort knowing he'll be waiting for me there someday."

Selvia "June" Koepke
League City, Texas

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Pet Loss Support Group

  (713) 522-8344

Pet Bereavement Counseling Service

Emergency Clinic

  (281) 304-0039

Animal ER of Northwest Houston

Pet Loss Support Group

  (713) 268-6734

Lancaster Practice Support

Grief Counselor

  (281) 997-8400

Wanda Eckersley, M.S., L.P.C., N.C.C.

Emergency Clinic

  (281) 890-8875

North Houston Veterinary Specialty and Emergency

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Houston and Galveston area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30-$75 based on your location - please call for pricing. 

Pet Memorials
“Sadie was the best dog in the world. Everyone loved her. She was and will always be my heart. I will miss her forever. We had a lot of fun together for those 11 years.”
Susan Schude
January 8, 2020
“So God gave us dogs. He knew that humans would experience suffering and broken bonds, that their lives would be complicated and messy. He knew they would need a pure example of loyalty, and compassion. And he knew they would need someone to love them unconditionally and always welcome them home.

Galileo "Gally", my beloved furbaby. August, 2011 ...
Selvia "June" Koepke
November 7, 2019
“We are going to miss your bud. So very much.”
Christine Doucet
October 22, 2019
“Oh Flexx, it was so hard to let you go but we knew that’s what we had to do for you. You have been such a joy to us these past 15 years and we have been through so much together. Fly high Flexx,,,we love you.”
John & Pam Drewry
October 14, 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 2303
Cypress, Texas 77573

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