The Wasatch Front - Salt Lake City
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.
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), aggressive pets, and some exotic 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.
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.
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.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
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, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible.
If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or one of the emergency clinics listed in the Local Resources section.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area.
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.
Roger Chase, DVM
"Dr. Roger was amazing! He handled everything with such care and compassion. He was very understanding of the situation and explained everything with great detail. He never made me feel rushed and gave my other dog some good attention. This is my first pet loss and it was very difficult and I'm sure it never gets easier, but he made this sad, uncomfortable situation much more bearable and peaceful. Also, the customer service at Lap of Love were so kind every step of the way to get everything taken care of and I am very grateful for all of them.
Natalie DixonMurry, Utah
"Thank you Dr. Roger. The house does feel incredibly empty. She was my constant companion and she left a huge hole in my heart. I know we almost always outlive our furry friends and as painful as it was I would do it again. Not sure I can find one as special as Hana but we will try. Thanks again for your kindness. I am so glad we did this in our home. It made a big difference. Poor Tobi seems lost without her though!"
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Thank you SO much for the email and your kind words. Yes, this has been more difficult then I could have ever imagined! The worst is when I come home and am reminded that he’s not there.
I also feel guilty for holding him down and feel like I should have just let him walk around. It’s also hard to have been the one who decided to have him put to sleep. Anyway, thank you so much for coming to our home and helping him to no longer suffer. I couldn't have imagined a more kind and understanding vet!"
"We really appreciate the service and care. It made saying goodbye just a little bit easier. We’ll look forward to getting her ashes and taking them to a special place as a family."
Salt Lake City, Utah
"Leo had been on 4 medicines a day for 2 years for advanced heart failure, he developed it young at 6, he had so much personality and loved everyone, he especially loved his sister and brother who are missing him dearly right now, along with myself and the rest of the family.
Its still taking time but I do think it was the right thing to do. With his condition if we would have let him pass naturally it would have been very unpleasant and I owed it to him to not let that happen. The house is quite a bit more empty now and I feel like every corner I round in the house i'm going to see him, hopefully this gets better with time.
Thank you to Dr. Roger & Laps Of Love
Providing a service where your pet can pass peacefully in their own home is such a great thing. I gave my life to this kitty for years and his passing needed to be as peaceful as possible.
Thank you all for everything you did through this process and anyone reading this do not hesitate to call Laps Of Love even if you just need someone to listen.
-Chantay & Leo"
Chantay PerkinsBountiful, Utah
"We want to thank you so much for your kindness and reassuring words, especially during the difficult decision and final chapter we faced on Wednesday. We are still grieving, and reminded continually of the void that is now so prominent in our daily routine. Having your experience and support really made an incredible difference through this. Thanks again Dr. Roger."
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Advanced Veterinary Care
Salt Lake Pet Loss Hotline
Cottonwood Animal Hospital
Utah Veterinary Center
Humane Society of Utah
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.
Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.
Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.
Lap of LoveP.O. Box 651435Salt Lake City, UT 84165