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.

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 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$320
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$340
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$400
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$425

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with an engraved nameplate 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.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$160
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$185
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$235
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$260

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 in a pet cemetery. 

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. Faye

Faye Sparks

I grew up in rural North Carolina with two dogs and a cattle farm next door. I’ve always loved animals and have wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. I learned a lot as a child through bottle-feeding the baby calves next door, herding cattle, and raising rabbits. 

After graduating from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, I worked in many places, from the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina area to Plano, Texas. Over the years, our family grew by two wonderful daughters. I spent several years in Austin focused on raising them before stepping back into my veterinarian shoes here in the DFW area.  

I’ve always enjoyed preventative medicine and educating pet owners about how to prevent disease, parasites, and behavior problems but when I went back to work, I realized that my patients were, on average, about 12 years old. That’s when I became interested in the importance of preserving their quality of life through dental care, weight control, and environmental modifications. When I heard about hospice care and Lap of Love from the Co-Founder, Dr. Mary Gardner, at a continuing education session, I knew I was meant to do this profound and incredible work. Making the last months more comfortable for my patients and helping their parents prepare for the inevitable farewell became my new focus. As a two-time breast cancer survivor, my outlook on life is drastically different now. I know what it’s like to be ill and preserving the quality of life and dignity of a pet is very important to me. I have always viewed euthanasia as a privilege because I can help our furry children pass with dignity and peace that humans are not always afforded. Being able to get their angel wings in familiar surroundings is a gift I can give them and their human companions. I truly am honored to be there for you and your family.  

About Faye Sparks

I grew up in rural North Carolina with two dogs and a cattle farm next door. I’ve always loved animals and have wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. I learned a lot as a child through bottle-feeding the baby calves next door, herding cattle, and raising rabbits. 

After graduating from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, I worked in many places, from the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina area to Plano, Texas. Over the years, our family grew by two wonderful daughters. I spent several years in Austin focused on raising them before stepping back into my veterinarian shoes here in the DFW area.  

I’ve always enjoyed preventative medicine and educating pet owners about how to prevent disease, parasites, and behavior problems but when I went back to work, I realized that my patients were, on average, about 12 years old. That’s when I became interested in the importance of preserving their quality of life through dental care, weight control, and environmental modifications. When I heard about hospice care and Lap of Love from the Co-Founder, Dr. Mary Gardner, at a continuing education session, I knew I was meant to do this profound and incredible work. Making the last months more comfortable for my patients and helping their parents prepare for the inevitable farewell became my new focus. As a two-time breast cancer survivor, my outlook on life is drastically different now. I know what it’s like to be ill and preserving the quality of life and dignity of a pet is very important to me. I have always viewed euthanasia as a privilege because I can help our furry children pass with dignity and peace that humans are not always afforded. Being able to get their angel wings in familiar surroundings is a gift I can give them and their human companions. I truly am honored to be there for you and your family.  

"There are no words that will ever be able to express my gratitude to Dr. Faye and the entire team at Lap of Love. In one of our darkest hours, they were there to serve us with comfort, compassion and love. Max was treated with dignity, care and love. This organization has earned heavenly wings for the work they do. I will never trust anyone else with my pets in their times of need, which will surely come some day. Bless you Lap of Love!"

Natalie Storrs
Savannah, Texas

"Dr. Faye did a wonderful job helping us put Squirt to rest. It was one of the most difficult decisions, but Dr. Faye let us know that it was the appropriate thing to do. From the moment she entered our home she was very caring and professional. She let us take our time saying goodbye and was very respectful of our goodbyes. I would recommend Dr. Faye to friends and family who know it's time to put their fur babies to rest. I wouldn't have had it any other way."

Heather Hansen
Dallas, Texas

"Thank you to everyone at Lap of Love. From the receivers of the initial call to the Dr, I thank you for your compassion, empathy and caring mannerism. Dr Faye was very patient and understanding and gave us all the time we needed. It was seconds hardest thing to do after losing my first hound, but I can't think of any more dignified and personal way to be laid to peace than at home with this kind of care.

Tyla and Aaron Aguilar"

Tyla Aguilar
Hurst, Texas

"Dr. Faye was kind and patient and made Atty's passing so very easy on her. I will be forever grateful for the wonderful care Atty and we were shown."

Katherine (Kathy) Keller
FLOWER MOUND, Texas

"I will never choose any other way to help my animals make the transition than with Lap of Love. They offer such an amazing service to help our beloved fur babies go peacefully, at home, with the people they love. They are wonderful people and you can tell that they truly feel what they are doing is a mission of love--and it is. Thank you for making a very difficult decision as easy as it could possibly be. Lindsey Townsend"

Lindsey Townsend
Lake Dallas, Texas

"The individuals who set up the file and scheduled the appts are amazing. I cried through both phone calls and they were so caring and compassionate. Dr. Faye was awesome and explained everything that was going to happen. She gave us the time we needed to say goodbye and gave us a hug before she left. Having them come out to the house is so peaceful for the family and their baby. Plus, I was able to hold my boy in my arms for as long as I needed too after he passed. It takes a special group of compassionate and caring people to do this for a living. Thank your for making the passing of our boy so sweet."

Dawn & Jonny Silk
Fort Worth, Texas

LOCAL RESOURCES

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (214) 547-9900

Emergency Animal Hospital of Collin County - Plano

  (214) 461-5131

SPCA Pet Grief Counselors and Volunteers - Dallas

  (469) 287-6767

Frisco Emergency Pet Care - Frisco

Chance's Spot Pet Loss and Grief Support - Online Forum

  (940) 271-1200

Denton County Animal ER - Denton

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve families in the North Dallas area, including most or parts of Denton, Collin, and Dallas counties. Tarrant county is minimally covered. Due to the expansive area covered there may be a travel fee of $50 - $100 based on your location.

Pet Memorials
“Our sweet Max went to be with Jesus on Saturday, March 28, 2020. He was our family pet for 15 wonderful years. He had a sweet, gentle spirit...was a great cuddler, loved walks and the dog park, always had a watchful eye on our home, loved his little sisters Cutie Pie (dog) and Stormie (cat). We all will miss him every single day.”
Natalie Storrs
March 30, 2020
“To My Best Friend and Dearest Companion, Luke

You brought so much joy, soul, and purpose of caring in my life. You were always my " Ol Faithful" who was with me everyday, by my side. You completed this household and many memories and celebrations were shared with you. You made me happy with your presence and our time together is something I ...
Tyla Aguilar
March 14, 2020
“Atty was a Good soul. She will be terribly missed for a long time.”
Katherine (Kathy) Keller
March 3, 2020
“In Loving Memory of Angel(ina) Townsend

Born September 13, 2004
At Rest: February 29, 2020

Angel died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family of almost 16 years. Angel arrived in November 2004 at eight weeks old and soon became a diva dog that legends are made of.

Small for a bichon frise at just 11 pounds, she was sassy and ...
Lindsey Townsend
March 1, 2020
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 555
Little Elm, Texas 75068

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