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.

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 Eve, 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 39 pounds$250
Pets 40 - 74 pounds$275
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$295
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$300
Pets 151 - 200 pounds$400

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in an engraved cherry wood urn and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks or mailed directly to you.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$150
Pets 40 - 74 pounds$175
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$200
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$225
Pets 151 - 200 pounds$250

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 at the Cascade 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 - 8pm. 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 veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Christina

Christina Howard

I always had a love for animals. Growing up in rural New Jersey, I spent every moment I could at a local stable mucking stalls, grooming horses, and riding. I started out taking lessons and soon ended up with two horses of my own. My desire to provide top-notch care to them inspired me to learn more about veterinary medicine, and, by age 12, I had quite a collection of veterinary textbooks and magazines. Whenever our veterinarian visited, I asked him all sorts of questions about what I read and he patiently answered every single one of them. His huge wealth of knowledge and ability to positively impact my horse’s well-being inspired me to pursue veterinary medicine as my lifelong career. 
 
Once I decided veterinary medicine was my desired profession, I sought out any animal experience I could find. In high school and college, I spent time at a mixed animal veterinary practice and worked at numerous horse farms. I even spent two months at a sea turtle rehabilitation center in Athens, Greece. After attending veterinary school at North Carolina State University and completing an internship at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center, my husband and I relocated to the Pacific Northwest where I worked for several years as an equine ambulatory veterinarian. I also became certified in veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic care, expanding the level of care I can offer to my clients and patients. 
 
As a veterinarian, I have the privilege of walking into other people’s homes and lives and helping them make important decisions about their family member. I love being a veterinarian because, by sharing my knowledge with owners, I positively impact the bond between my clients and their four-legged family members. I particularly love geriatric medicine because there is nothing more satisfying than having a positive impact on helping these patients. And while I love so many aspects of veterinary medicine, I often find that the most meaningful appointments are those in which an owner has to say goodbye to their best friend and confidant. 
 
Now, as a member of Lap of Love, I help families enrich the lives of their older pet, and, when the time comes, help them pass peacefully at home surrounded by those who love them the most.  
 
When I am not helping pets and their families, I spend my free time traveling and hiking around the Pacific Northwest with my husband, Chris. I also spent time riding Sampson, a lovely warmblood gelding at a local eventing barn.

 

Dr. Ashleigh

Ashleigh Rhoades

I was raised in Phoenix, Arizona with my dogs, cats, guinea pigs, snakes and even a rat here and there.  As long as I can remember, I have loved animals and needed them to be a part of my life. Even though Phoenix was a large city, we were very close to the desert environment which meant different types of wildlife animals.  Helping wildlife animals in need also became a big part of my childhood and helped drive me toward a career with animals.

However, that career didn’t start in veterinary medicine. I spent a lot of time working with zoo animals and wildlife before deciding that being a veterinarian was my calling.  I attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in hopes of one day becoming a wildlife veterinarian.  However, during my internship working with cats and dogs, I was reminded of how important our household pets can be. Every animal in the world is special, but our pets are a huge part of our FAMILY.

The hardest part starting out in the veterinary profession was the thought of putting an animal to sleep.  I quickly learned that this task was not a burden, but a gift.  As an emergency veterinarian for many years, I have had the privilege of helping lots of animals and this includes helping end an animal’s suffering in the last moments of their life.  The struggle to make the tough decision in the final moments will always be the hardest part of the human animal bond.  It is not something that gets easier with time and it is my honor to be able to help families say goodbye when this time comes.

Dr. Hannah

Hannah Moloney

I grew up in Western Australia with a number of pets including dogs, chickens, rats, guinea pigs and small birds. Most of my childhood was spent running around outside with my Border Collie, Jessie. At an early age, I began to appreciate the special connection that we have with our pets. They become our family members and our best friends. 

I pursued a career in veterinary medicine to help people care for their animals and foster the beautiful connection they have. Upon graduation from veterinary school, I moved abroad and practiced for four years as a small animal veterinarian in Canada before moving to Washington State. Working as a general practice veterinarian had both its challenges and rewards. I adored all my patients but truly enjoyed working with geriatric pets. I found it very rewarding to be able to improve their quality of life and ease suffering as they battled chronic conditions and illness. 

Saying goodbye to a beloved animal is never easy. Through Lap of Love, I feel honored and privileged to be able to provide care in these difficult moments; care not only to the animals that I see, but also to the people who have made them feel loved and cherished their entire lives. By focusing on end of life care, I can provide the peaceful passing that every pet deserves and offer unconditional support to families during this delicate moment.

About Christina Howard

I always had a love for animals. Growing up in rural New Jersey, I spent every moment I could at a local stable mucking stalls, grooming horses, and riding. I started out taking lessons and soon ended up with two horses of my own. My desire to provide top-notch care to them inspired me to learn more about veterinary medicine, and, by age 12, I had quite a collection of veterinary textbooks and magazines. Whenever our veterinarian visited, I asked him all sorts of questions about what I read and he patiently answered every single one of them. His huge wealth of knowledge and ability to positively impact my horse’s well-being inspired me to pursue veterinary medicine as my lifelong career. 
 
Once I decided veterinary medicine was my desired profession, I sought out any animal experience I could find. In high school and college, I spent time at a mixed animal veterinary practice and worked at numerous horse farms. I even spent two months at a sea turtle rehabilitation center in Athens, Greece. After attending veterinary school at North Carolina State University and completing an internship at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center, my husband and I relocated to the Pacific Northwest where I worked for several years as an equine ambulatory veterinarian. I also became certified in veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic care, expanding the level of care I can offer to my clients and patients. 
 
As a veterinarian, I have the privilege of walking into other people’s homes and lives and helping them make important decisions about their family member. I love being a veterinarian because, by sharing my knowledge with owners, I positively impact the bond between my clients and their four-legged family members. I particularly love geriatric medicine because there is nothing more satisfying than having a positive impact on helping these patients. And while I love so many aspects of veterinary medicine, I often find that the most meaningful appointments are those in which an owner has to say goodbye to their best friend and confidant. 
 
Now, as a member of Lap of Love, I help families enrich the lives of their older pet, and, when the time comes, help them pass peacefully at home surrounded by those who love them the most.  
 
When I am not helping pets and their families, I spend my free time traveling and hiking around the Pacific Northwest with my husband, Chris. I also spent time riding Sampson, a lovely warmblood gelding at a local eventing barn.

 

"From the moment I called them every person I spoke to was kind and compassionate as they helped me make the decision to let my dog of 15 years have a peaceful final moment. Lucy passed at home before the scheduled appointment and lap of love was kind, and let me know how to handle her before they picked her up. Dr. Rhoades arrived and was a kind, caring and compassionate person on a very difficult morning. At every point she spoke to Lucy in a respectful manner and treated me with the utmost genuine kindness. As hard as it was to lose my friend of 15 years the entire team at lap of love made a difficult time easier. I have recommended their exemplary services to friends an colleagues of mine who are also dealing with aging companions. Thank you for everything."

Cristin Collier
Seattle, Washington

"Dr. Moloney was caring, loving and gentle. She understood the great loss I was feeling and spent the necessary time with me while I let go of my sweet Ciara. Thank you Dr. Moloney."

Jo Newland
Everett, Washington

"Dr. Maloney is quite possibly the gentlest person I have ever met. She made one of the most difficult times in our lives just a little bit easier. Archie was not just a patient to her. He was my world, and she treated him as such in every moment. She sat with us, learned about him, and gave us all the time we needed to be with him. In the end, she gave us the greatest gift by allowing us to be at home with him so he could just go to sleep in his favourite spot, surrounded by all his favourite people. I could not have asked or wished for a more peaceful way to send my best friend to the rainbow bridge."

Jonika Melcher
Issaquah, Washington

"Dr. Ashleigh Rhoades was with us that night when he had to make the hardest decision of our lives. She was gentle and patient as we struggled to say our goodbyes and help Murmur through the entire process in the way we felt she needed. We were so thankful to have her with us and fear that with anybody else we may not have survived the evening. Thank you from the deepest parts of our hearts."

Christina & Jason Dunbar
Newcastle, Washington

"Dr. Christina was a blessing. She was so kind and helpful. It's a difficult part of a vet's job and I appreciated having her help us through this painful journey."

Kathy Weitz
Seattle, Washington

"Dr. Christina Howard was the perfect person to have come to our house for this very difficult job. We really appreciated her compassion, expertise, sensitivity and wisdom as she helped our sweet Paris make her way over the Rainbow Bridge."

Beverly and Frank Deering
Seattle, Washington

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Pet Loss Support

  (425) 641-0080

Bellevue - Humane Society and SPCA of Seattle/King County

Emergency Clinic

  (425) 823-9111

Seattle Veterinary Specialists: Kirkland

Pet Loss Support

  (425) 745-2750

Edmonds - Letitia H. Gray, MA, LMHC

Emergency Clinic

  (253) 863-2258

Sumner Veterinary Hospital

Pet Loss Support

  (425) 557-7898

Issaquah - Airone Counseling

Emergency Clinic

  (206) 364-1660

ACCES (Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services) Renton

Pet Loss Support

  (206) 938-8538

Kent - Jennifer Streit, LMHC

Pet Loss Support

  (360) 493-2586

Lacey - Human Animal Solutions

Pet Loss Support

  (206) 236-1544

Mercer Island - Susan J. Perry, MSW

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly assist families in the greater Seattle area. There may be a travel fee of $30-$75 based on the time and distance from our veterinarian.

Pet Memorials
“Goodbye my Sweet Ciara:

for all the love you have reflected and given and the joy and happiness you have shared these last 14 years.
It is selfish of me to try and hold on to you .
It is time for you to be without pain.
You have been a part of my heart.
You leave with paw prints on my heart.”
Jo Newland
October 20, 2019
“Archie came to me not knowing what it was like to be loved. He was suspicious and aggressive and he wasn't even all that sure what dog food was. He was defensive to every hand that got near him, but over time, he started nudging his nose under my fingers and I realized that under all that grouch and fear was a little dog that desperately, ...
Jonika Melcher
October 18, 2019
“On October 8, 2019, we lost the love of our life Murmur to high-grade lymphoma. She was a fighter, enduring multiple hospitalizations, hard medications and constant monitoring. Despite this terrible time she never stopped being open to the love and affection her mama and papa overwhelmed her with in every spare moment that did not require ...
Christina & Jason Dunbar
October 14, 2019
“Zoom Zoom
You were beautiful inside and out and I love you so much. You made me a better person when you came into my life 12 years ago. I had to take care of someone other than myself and you were always there to remind me. You greeted me at the door every time I came home and from that point, it’s always been about Zoom Zoom. I am so lucky to ...
Kathy Weitz
October 10, 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 2111
Everett, Washington 98213

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