The Wasatch Front - Salt Lake City

  (801) 396-0368

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA $300

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$400

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$150

Using phone or Zoom, 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$285
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$335
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$385
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$435

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$185
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$215
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$285

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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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

Dr. Andrea

Andrea Hafar

I was born and raised in Montana, where I always had a dog (or two) by my side exploring the mountains, and a cat waiting at home for affection. In our home growing up, our pets were always family, and I experienced firsthand the unconditional love that our pets offer us during all of life's ups and downs. 

I stayed in Montana for college, where I graduated with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Montana with plans to go to law school after fulfilling a lifelong dream to volunteer with the Peace Corps. While serving in Honduras, I had the opportunity to help translate for visiting doctors from the United States who came to provide specialized surgeries and other medical care for my Honduran neighbors. I was captivated by the resilience of life, and utterly fascinated by the procedures and medical principles that those doctors taught me. My interest did not go unnoticed, and one of the nurses told me she was certain I was in for a career change. 

She was right! From that moment, I shifted my focus to medicine, and my lifelong passion for animals guided my focus to veterinary work as my life's calling. Upon returning to the US after finishing my volunteer service, I immediately jumped into a Post-Bacc Pre-Medical program at Montana State to prepare for Veterinary School. Then life took to me to Pullman, Washington, to finish my doctorate at Washington State University. While there, I adopted a sweet senior shelter dog named Bernice to keep me sane through all the studying and to remind me of the importance of taking time to play in the mountains. 

Bernie and I moved to Park City in 2016 to start my career as a companion animal veterinarian. Slowly, she started to lose her energy, and we traded our trail runs for leisurely neighborhood strolls. When she was losing her battle with cancer, I made the difficult decision to help her pass away peacefully. We said our final goodbye on a sunny patch of grass with her face covered in cake and fried chicken. It still brings me comfort to know that I gave my best friend a proper farewell. 

The most impactful experiences I have had as a veterinarian are during end of life care, when families invite me into this deeply personal moment in their lives. It is an honor to help guide pet parents through their most difficult decisions, and to help their beloved pets say goodbye in comfort and dignity of their own homes. 

In my free time, you can find me in the mountains playing with my rescue dog, Tigo, trying to enjoy life like he does.

Dr. Casandra

Casandra Huelin

I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, which resulted in a love of wild animals and the great outdoors. Although I wasn’t one of those kids that always knew they wanted to be a veterinarian when they grew up, I always knew I wanted to work with animals. 

After high school I moved to northern California to study Zoology at Humboldt State University. I spent my time exploring the redwood forests and tide pools. It was while studying abroad in New Zealand that I realized I wanted to become a veterinarian. It seemed like a rewarding career that would enable me to help both people and animals. 

I moved again, to Massachusetts, to attend the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. It was there that I learned about the importance of the human-animal bond and the benefits it provides us. I worked with my dog, a golden retriever named Mickie, to become a pet therapy team with Pet Partners and visited with people in need of the unconditional love that only our pets can give. 

It is this respect and love of the human-animal bond that drives me in my career. I hope that my role as a veterinarian helps strengthen that bond. It is an honor that I get to help families make one of the most important decisions they must make for their best friend - when to say goodbye. Every pet deserves to pass away peacefully in a loving environment, surrounded by their family. 

I have been living in the Salt Lake City area since 2016. I continue to do pet therapy visits with Mickie and enjoy Latin dancing during my free time. As much as I can, I spend my time hiking with Mickie in the Wasatch mountains. My cat, Jingles, is not a fan of the great outdoors and spends her time at home.

About Andrea Hafar

I was born and raised in Montana, where I always had a dog (or two) by my side exploring the mountains, and a cat waiting at home for affection. In our home growing up, our pets were always family, and I experienced firsthand the unconditional love that our pets offer us during all of life's ups and downs. 

I stayed in Montana for college, where I graduated with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Montana with plans to go to law school after fulfilling a lifelong dream to volunteer with the Peace Corps. While serving in Honduras, I had the opportunity to help translate for visiting doctors from the United States who came to provide specialized surgeries and other medical care for my Honduran neighbors. I was captivated by the resilience of life, and utterly fascinated by the procedures and medical principles that those doctors taught me. My interest did not go unnoticed, and one of the nurses told me she was certain I was in for a career change. 

She was right! From that moment, I shifted my focus to medicine, and my lifelong passion for animals guided my focus to veterinary work as my life's calling. Upon returning to the US after finishing my volunteer service, I immediately jumped into a Post-Bacc Pre-Medical program at Montana State to prepare for Veterinary School. Then life took to me to Pullman, Washington, to finish my doctorate at Washington State University. While there, I adopted a sweet senior shelter dog named Bernice to keep me sane through all the studying and to remind me of the importance of taking time to play in the mountains. 

Bernie and I moved to Park City in 2016 to start my career as a companion animal veterinarian. Slowly, she started to lose her energy, and we traded our trail runs for leisurely neighborhood strolls. When she was losing her battle with cancer, I made the difficult decision to help her pass away peacefully. We said our final goodbye on a sunny patch of grass with her face covered in cake and fried chicken. It still brings me comfort to know that I gave my best friend a proper farewell. 

The most impactful experiences I have had as a veterinarian are during end of life care, when families invite me into this deeply personal moment in their lives. It is an honor to help guide pet parents through their most difficult decisions, and to help their beloved pets say goodbye in comfort and dignity of their own homes. 

In my free time, you can find me in the mountains playing with my rescue dog, Tigo, trying to enjoy life like he does.

"Dr. Andre Hafar was so kind to us on the day of Maggie's passing. She was very patient and understanding and she really helped us understand the process. I'm so grateful for the great care she treated maggie with and allowed us to let her go in our own way."

Brandee Hansen
Springville, Utah

"Andrea is one of the most loving and caring people. Very respectful and compassionate. She helped us so much with explaining the process and what to expect. Gave us as much time as we needed to spend time with our boy Zeus before his passing. Thank you so much Dr. Hafar. I will give your name to everyone I know who needs help with getting their fur babies out of pain."

Stevie Skogerboe
West Jordan, Utah

"Dr. Huelin came to my home to help Cassidy leave this earth with dignity and grace. I could have not asked for a more kinder, gentle person. My son Thomas and I were there with Cassidy at the end, and Dr, Huelin made sure Cassidy felt no pain and was not anxious (there is a pre-shot given before the euthanasia injection that does this). The whole process was heartbreaking but Dr. Huelin was wonderful. She respected our need for privacy. She also wore a mask and we did, too.

I recommend Lap Of Love to anyone who finds themselves facing this hard, hard decision wholeheartedly."

Shelley Hunt
Salt Lake City, Utah

"I’m so

Glad my sister told me about lap of love.

They came to my house . They were so gentle and kind.

True saints"

Mary Allgier
West Jordan Utah, Utah

"I want to thank Casandra and the Lap of Love for helping Myself and Erika my wife through this tough decision, Scrilla was 17 yeas old, we got him when he was 6 weeks. he was the best dog i have ever had the privilege to have in my life. Casandra made us feel a lot better about the decision we had to make. having her come to the house so Scrilla was in his own surroundings made his passing easier on the little guy, Thank you again for being so compassionate and understanding the level of our grief."

Earvin Payne
West Valley City, Utah

"Dr. Cassi was the most amazing and gentle vet during this process. She grieved with us as we said goodbye to our queen. She reached out afterward to make sure we were okay and we know that Daisybarn was in the best hands during this difficult process. Thank you Cassi for helping us through the saddest day of our lives!"

Bradley and Aeschylus Austira-Stowell
Salt Lake City, 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
“Maggie has been my best friend and confidant for the last 13 years. She was known and loved by everyone who ever met her. I am so grateful I got to care for and love her for so long. There will never be another. She helped me through being a single mom, raising my two older kids, and was there for the birth of my third. She was also my service dog ...
Brandee Hansen
February 23, 2021
“Where to start...Zeus was our everything. Our first fur baby. He was such a sweet and funny boy. He kept me company so many times when my husband had to leave for work. He was our protector and baby. This house feels so empty without him at times. But knowing he is no longer in pain, due to cancer, and he is running around in paradise makes it a ...
Stevie Skogerboe
February 18, 2021
“16 years is a long time for a dog to live, but it wasn't long enough.

Cassidy Camoin left this planet on February 12th, 2021. On August 6th she would have been 17 years old.

We will miss you always, Cassidy. You were a gentle and lovely soul and it was our honor to know you. You were so beautiful. Now you can dance out there among the ...
Shelley Hunt
February 16, 2021
“I’ve had snickers for about 17 years.
She started out as my moms but soon after she adopted me.
She was my hiking partner and best friend.”
Mary Allgier
February 12, 2021
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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