PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA $275

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$375

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$260
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$310
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$360
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$410

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 at no additional charge.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$160
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$185
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$210
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 on private property in the foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains. 

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 5am - 9pm. 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. Roger

Roger Chase

I grew up in central Nebraska. When I was twelve years old, I traded 25 fan tail pigeons, 10 homing pigeons and five Oriental Roller pigeons for a male AKC registered German shepherd. I named him Tarzan and mated him with Lady, my female ACK German shepherd. This was the start of my lifelong dedication to animals. The kennel grew to include four females who producing litters twice a year and, largely, paid my way through veterinary medical school at Colorado State University.

Following graduation, I practiced in Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming and, now, in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. My wife and I moved to Utah accompanied by three Boston terriers, four border collies (two of whom are over 15 years old), and our horses: three mares (two are pregnant), two yearling colts, a stallion and our favorite gelding, C3, who is 23 years old.

My career as a mixed animal veterinarian has given me a life filled with “all creatures great and small” and valuable experiences have taught me many lessons. End of life veterinary medicine is just as important to me as all the other phases in which I have practiced, and I consider it an honor to join Lap of Love. My wife and I recently bid our beloved red and white border collies, Tessie and Cassie, a final goodbye. The final decision we make for our pets is the most important one for them as we free them from pain and give them a peaceful passing. By honoring our pets this way, we know we have done our best for them.

About Roger Chase

I grew up in central Nebraska. When I was twelve years old, I traded 25 fan tail pigeons, 10 homing pigeons and five Oriental Roller pigeons for a male AKC registered German shepherd. I named him Tarzan and mated him with Lady, my female ACK German shepherd. This was the start of my lifelong dedication to animals. The kennel grew to include four females who producing litters twice a year and, largely, paid my way through veterinary medical school at Colorado State University.

Following graduation, I practiced in Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming and, now, in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. My wife and I moved to Utah accompanied by three Boston terriers, four border collies (two of whom are over 15 years old), and our horses: three mares (two are pregnant), two yearling colts, a stallion and our favorite gelding, C3, who is 23 years old.

My career as a mixed animal veterinarian has given me a life filled with “all creatures great and small” and valuable experiences have taught me many lessons. End of life veterinary medicine is just as important to me as all the other phases in which I have practiced, and I consider it an honor to join Lap of Love. My wife and I recently bid our beloved red and white border collies, Tessie and Cassie, a final goodbye. The final decision we make for our pets is the most important one for them as we free them from pain and give them a peaceful passing. By honoring our pets this way, we know we have done our best for them.

"Dr. Chase.....Thank you. Our dog was not only a great pet but also a best friend. We are still heart broken but we know he had a geat life and a painless and peaceful passing. We appreciated your compassion and professionalism. Thanks again️‍🦺.Steve and Norma"


Salt Lake City, Utah

"Thanks Dr. Rogers, we miss Angus immensely and still find our selves looking around for him at times but we take comfort in knowing he’s in a better place and no longer suffering. Thanks for your compassion and understanding at this time."


Magna, Utah

"Thank you Dr. Chase and Lap of Love for your assistance in helping Stanley cross the rainbow bridge. Your kindness, compassion and professionalism was greatly appreciated. God bless you!"

Perry Jones
Salt Lake City, Utah

"Dr. Chase was great! He led me through this process with respect and compassion. I will be forever grateful for Lap of Love and Dr Chase for the service they provided to help Stanley and me with this process in the comfort of my home. Thank you Dr. Chase from both Stanley and me."

Perry Jones
Salt Lake City, Utah

"Thank you so much for your wonderful message Dr Roger. Right now we're still in the "day at a time" mode. We are anxious to get him back home this comingTuesday.

The brochure you left us has brought us comfort in knowing what we can do to help our selves and our other puppy Maggie get through the day. We will definitely leave a memorial on the site that you gave us.

Thank you again for providing the service that you do. We appreciated your empathy and compassion in such a devastating time for us.

Very sincerely,"

Susan Brimmage
Sandy, Utah

"Dr Roger,

Thank you so much for your compassion. You were so wonderful through the whole process. We are so grateful for the compassion you showed to our sweet Coco and to our whole family including our other little guy Apollo. Our house has a big hole without her here but we are immensely grateful we got to keep her home and comfortable to say our goodbyes. We will be forever grateful for this beautiful service you gave Coco. Thank you also for her hair and paw print. It means so much to have. Thank you also for extended resources you provided here. It's very appreciated!

Sincerely,"


Stansbury Park, Utah

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (801) 942-3951

Advanced Veterinary Care

Pet Loss Support Group

  (801) 756-2640

Salt Lake Pet Loss Hotline

  (801) 685-3357

Cottonwood Animal Hospital

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve The Wasatch Front, including (but not limited to) Salt Lake City, Sandy, Cottonwood Heights, South Salt Lake, Millcreek, Holladay, South Jordan, West Jordan, West Valley, Lehi, American Fork, Orem,  Bountiful, Kearns, Layton, Roy, Farmington. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30-$100 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“On Friday, January 3rd, I had to say goodbye to my best friend and companion for the last 14 years. Stanley was a trooper until the end, but time took its toll on his once strong body and it was time to release him from this life to start his journey in the next. I rescued him but over time I came to understand that he really rescued me. I will ...
Perry Jones
January 7, 2020
“I never dreamed i would of loved this deep. You are my best friend. I am sorry you were in so much pain. I loved sleeping on the floor with you when i thought u were going. I know i said please not yet so many times. I just needed u. What an honor it is to have known you. I look at your paw print and sleep where you where when you took your last ...
Jodi Campbell
November 11, 2019
“COCO
Sixteen and a half years ago
You came into my life.
You were in a pile of puppies that they called “lab mix”
Because so many are.
We never found out what “type” of dog you were.
We only know that you are
A friendly dog
A sweet dog
A smart dog
You were my first dog in many years.
The first ever that I picked out
As a grownup.
Your ...
Kathryn Atwood
November 8, 2019
“Romeo our handsome boy, we will always remember the love you brought to our family and those you met.
May you frolic in daffodils, chase lots of squirrels, go on long walks, buzz around with your brother Koa playing lots of tug-o-war, eat the tastiest of treats including whipping cream and bacon, go on long car rides with your head out the ...
Bret, Hillori & Sienna Hansen
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
P.O. Box 651435
Salt Lake City, Utah 84165

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