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.

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.

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$275
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$325
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$375
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$400

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn 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 for an additional fee.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$185
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$215
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$275

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. 

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 no additional help is available from friends or family to move your pet, please let our team know so that we can schedule appropriately.  The most important thing is that your loved one does not suffer, arrangements for assistance with cremation can be made at a later time. 

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 veterinarian in your area!

Dr. Amanda

Amanda Gordon

When I was in kindergarten, I said I wanted to become President of the United States so I could “keep animals off the streets”. Little did I know then that I would become a veterinarian! I toyed with a few potential careers during my undergraduate education at Portland State University, including being a police officer, criminologist or human physician. I eventually circled back to my original passion and received my Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Pre-Veterinary focus. In 2017, I graduated from Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. 

After graduation, I completed my Master of Science degree in Veterinary Forensics while working in a companion animal general practice. Although general practice developed my medical and surgical skills, I felt disconnected from my primary purpose as a veterinarian – advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves and celebrating the human-animal bond. I transitioned into shelter medicine and worked for two shelters prior to joining the Lap of Love family, where I feel like I can finally fulfill my purpose to the fullest!

Having lost my dog, Andre, at a time when I could not physically be present with him, I understand the heartbreak and fear of losing our pets unexpectedly or in an uncomfortable setting. I am so thankful that, with Lap of Love, I can guide families through this stage of their pet’s life and journey and, when the time comes, provide the passing I wish I could have provided for Andre. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two cats, Tundra and Sprocket, and my pug, Dizzy. I also enjoy outdoor activities, reading, attending concerts and playing various musical instruments.

About Amanda Gordon

When I was in kindergarten, I said I wanted to become President of the United States so I could “keep animals off the streets”. Little did I know then that I would become a veterinarian! I toyed with a few potential careers during my undergraduate education at Portland State University, including being a police officer, criminologist or human physician. I eventually circled back to my original passion and received my Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Pre-Veterinary focus. In 2017, I graduated from Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. 

After graduation, I completed my Master of Science degree in Veterinary Forensics while working in a companion animal general practice. Although general practice developed my medical and surgical skills, I felt disconnected from my primary purpose as a veterinarian – advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves and celebrating the human-animal bond. I transitioned into shelter medicine and worked for two shelters prior to joining the Lap of Love family, where I feel like I can finally fulfill my purpose to the fullest!

Having lost my dog, Andre, at a time when I could not physically be present with him, I understand the heartbreak and fear of losing our pets unexpectedly or in an uncomfortable setting. I am so thankful that, with Lap of Love, I can guide families through this stage of their pet’s life and journey and, when the time comes, provide the passing I wish I could have provided for Andre. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two cats, Tundra and Sprocket, and my pug, Dizzy. I also enjoy outdoor activities, reading, attending concerts and playing various musical instruments.

"Dr Amanda Gordon was amazing in helping us with our Copper in his last moments."

Bill & Gigi Brand
Tigard, Oregon

"I'm so thankful for Dr. Amanda, and Lap of Love. When my beloved cat, my best friend's health rapidly declined, due to lymphoma nasal cancer, i was devastated. I knew his time was limited, and the day would soon come, to say goodbye. So he wouldn't have to deal with pain, stress and suffering.

We're so glad we found Dr. Amanda to help guide us through this difficult event.

It was extremely important to us that he pass in the comfort of his own home.

And it was actually on a weekend holiday day, when his health suddenly shifted. We were so afraid we wouldn't find a doctor to come over on such short notice & a holiday weekend!!

Lap of Love answered our call that morning, and Dr. Amanda arrived at our home just a few hours later. We were so relieved!

Dr. Amanda is an amazing person. In addition to being a medical professional, she embodies heart, compassion, empathy, and trust.

She helped us feel immediately at ease, and her treatment was incredibly tender and wise.

As difficult as it is facing these life events, when the time comes for our other furry family members, we'll always call Dr. Amanda, and Lap of Love.

Dr. Amanda, thank you so much with all of our hearts. We appreciate your genuine care. Your guidance facilitated such a smooth transition for our beloved cat. You gave him such compassionate focus, putting his comfort at the forefront.

We'll always remember our sweet boy's passing with such grace, thank you with our full hearts."

James Hooper
Ridgefield, Washington

"Dr. Amanda was so kind and gentle as she met with us and our sweet kitty of 17 years. She patiently walked us through each step of the process, allowing us to focus all of our love on our sweet boy Willie. Her support through the process made that sad day a little easier for us and her kindness is so appreciated."

Marion Shipley
Portland, Washington

"Knowing that the day that you need to send a fir baby over the rainbow bridge it's a comfort to do it at home with the care of Lap of Love. This has been the second time of needing them. I highly recommend anyone who wants to do right by your baby. Thank you Amanda.💔"

Tricia Shaffer
Vancouver, Washington

"Dr. Amanda Gordon was a blessing. Unfortunately our sweet Viola's body was just unable to keep up with her youthful mind & spirit after 14 years. Dr. Gordon came out to our house and treated our sweet Viola Lee with the compassion and respect she deserved. This being one of the hardest and sad decisions to be made, Dr. Gordon made not only Viola feel at ease but the entire family. I could not have wished for a better, calming experience in such a painful time. It takes a certain special person to be able to do what Dr. Gordon does and we are extremely thankful for her and the respectful service she provided to our family.

"Fare thee well, fare thee well, I love you more than words can tell, listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock my soul."

Rest In Peace

Viola Lee Blues

2006-2020"

JOSEPH FANNING
VANCOUVER, Washington

"This was the most peaceful, thoughtful and caring experience of putting a pet down in my experience! Dr. Gordon was sweet, calm and so very informative! She loved on Shorty and talked to him the whole time. She told us exactly what was going to happen and what to expect every step of the way. We are so thankful to have found your service! Thank you!

So relieved this could be done even during this time of COVID!"

Melissa Lassers
Battleground, Washington

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (360) 694-3007

Columbia River Veterinary Specialists - Vancouver

  (503) 234-2061

Dove Lewis Pet Loss Support Program- Portland

  (360) 253-5446

St. Francis Animal Hospital - Vancouver

  (360) 696-5100

Hope Bereavement Services, The Animal Grief Support Group (TAGS) - Vancouver

  (503) 255-8139

VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital - Portland

SERVICE AREA
Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Vancouver area, including areas in and around Portland. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$100 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Simply The Best 💜 ♥️ ❤️ We had to say so long, but never goodbye to our beloved Copper 💔 He was a Beautiful & Shining Soul that we were blessed to have in our lives. Thank you Copper for making us better people & giving us the most cherished relationship we ever had 😊 You will live in our hearts forever. We Love & Miss You Dearly💔 ...
Bill & Gigi Brand
August 5, 2020
“Traveler was the most loyal dog I have ever met, he never left my side. If I was sleeping, he insisted on sleeping on my head, if I was in the bathroom then he was too, and if I took a nap on my favorite swing outside then he was up there with me as my look out. He has the most adorable snaggletooth grin, and if you were lucky enough to see it ...
Mikayla Ballard
July 10, 2020
“This is an anonymous poem that pretty much captures Molly's loving nature. Even now, every day, we feel she is with us.

A good dog never dies, she always stays,
She walks beside you on hot mid-summer days,
When goldenrod and buttercups fill the fields and
Autumn's drawing near
Her head within our hand in her old sweet way.”
Susan Atwater
June 23, 2020
“COCO BANANA’S WAS THE BEST DOG A FAMILY COULD ASK FOR. SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL GIRL INSIDE AND OUT! I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COAT ON A LAB, HER BRIGHT YELLOW EYES JUST MELTED YOUR HEART ! AND A SOUL THAT MATCHED HER BEAUTY..”
Amber Evans
June 6, 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 3152
Vancouver, Washington 98668

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