PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$250

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$350

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 39 pounds$250
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$295
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$325
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$350

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely flower box wooden urn with a laser engraving directly on the urn. It will be returned to your primary care veterinarian or mailed to you within two weeks. 

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$195
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$225
Pets 150 - 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 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 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 6am - 10pm. 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. Allison

Allison Bergin

From a very young age, I always knew I wanted to have a career helping animals. My family farm always had a plethora of pets which included cats, dogs, geese, cattle, and a horse. I knew I wanted to help pets with end-of-life care after my dad's beloved Tucker passed away. Tucker was a German Shepherd who was the ultimate farm dog. Everywhere my dad went, Tucker was close behind. From feeding the cattle to mowing the lawn to splitting wood, Tucker was always there to supervise. As Tucker aged, his hip dysplasia and arthritis began to slow him down more and more. One day, my dad knew it was Tucker's time. Our local veterinarian was able to come out and help Tucker pass peacefully and respectfully at home under his favorite shade tree. My dad still talks about how thankful and appreciative he is that someone was able to come out and help Tucker pass at home where he was happiest.
 
As I got older, I wanted to merge my love for animals and biology into a career. I went on to study biology and chemistry at Sweet Briar College in Virginia before starting veterinary school at the University of Illinois. After graduating from veterinary school, I worked in a rural, mixed animal practice with emergency hours. There, I was able to help families and their pets at every stage of life and discovered my passion for end-of-life care. While there, multiple families requested an in-home appointment for their pet's passing and I was able to witness firsthand how much more comfortable it was for the pet and their caregivers. My goal as a Lap of Love Veterinarian is to help pets pass gracefully, painlessly, and with dignity.

About Allison Bergin

From a very young age, I always knew I wanted to have a career helping animals. My family farm always had a plethora of pets which included cats, dogs, geese, cattle, and a horse. I knew I wanted to help pets with end-of-life care after my dad's beloved Tucker passed away. Tucker was a German Shepherd who was the ultimate farm dog. Everywhere my dad went, Tucker was close behind. From feeding the cattle to mowing the lawn to splitting wood, Tucker was always there to supervise. As Tucker aged, his hip dysplasia and arthritis began to slow him down more and more. One day, my dad knew it was Tucker's time. Our local veterinarian was able to come out and help Tucker pass peacefully and respectfully at home under his favorite shade tree. My dad still talks about how thankful and appreciative he is that someone was able to come out and help Tucker pass at home where he was happiest.
 
As I got older, I wanted to merge my love for animals and biology into a career. I went on to study biology and chemistry at Sweet Briar College in Virginia before starting veterinary school at the University of Illinois. After graduating from veterinary school, I worked in a rural, mixed animal practice with emergency hours. There, I was able to help families and their pets at every stage of life and discovered my passion for end-of-life care. While there, multiple families requested an in-home appointment for their pet's passing and I was able to witness firsthand how much more comfortable it was for the pet and their caregivers. My goal as a Lap of Love Veterinarian is to help pets pass gracefully, painlessly, and with dignity.

"This is the hardest thing we have ever had to do. While we know we did the right thing it doesnt make it easy.

God Bless you for doing what you do and being dedicated to ensuring our beloved pets crossover the rainbow Bridge peacefully and in the comfort of their home.

Thank you again for your kindness.

We thank you and Jersey thanks you."

Lori Schubring
LANNON, Wisconsin

"Marley (otherwise known as "The Best Dog Ever") was the friendliest, most loving, and loyal dog that I've ever cared for. He was gorgeous to look at and a delicious to touch, but his greatest gift was the love that shown through his eyes. Having that unconditional love from him was a constant source of comfort and strength for me and the rest of my family.

Deciding that it was time to spare him from further pain and suffering was very difficult. But once it was made, Lap of Love and especially Dr. Allison provided a very kind transition for Marley and my family. Dr. Allison confirmed Marley's condition, described the process, and led us through with extreme kindness, concern, and respect.

I have had pets euthanized at the vets office before. This was better in every way and totally worth the extra money."

Ken Kauer
Delafield, Wisconsin

"We are very grateful to Lap of Love and to Dr. Allison for transitioning Hunter to the Rainbow Bridge in the comfort of our home in Hunter's favorite spot on the couch next to his Mama. Thank you Dr. Allison for your kindness and compassion as we said "goodbye for now" to a very important family member."

Christy Moser
Hartford, Wisconsin

"On this Thanksgiving day we are missing our boy, Gunnar, but we are also so thankful to have found Dr. Allison Bergin and Lap of Love. Although it was heartbreaking to say good-bye to our old boy, we could not have had a better experience during this difficult time, one that most pet owners will unfortunately experience. Dr. Bergin took the time to meet Gunnar and was a calming and caring provider. She talked to him lovingly and he welcomed her without stress or anxiety. She took the time for us to talk about him, then explained exactly what the process would be and waited until we were ready. Gunnar was able to cross the Rainbow Bridge in the comfort of his doggie bed as we held him in our arms and told him how much he is loved. After his quiet passing, we were given time alone with him to say our final goodbye. A beautiful paw print in clay was made and we collected some of his fur for us to keep as remembrance. Having gone through this with prior fur babies but having to make that dreadful car ride to the vet, we can honestly say that the at-home euthanasia made the process a little more bearable and we would not hesitate to call them again in the future. We highly recommend Dr. Bergin and Lap of Love."

Glenn & Shirley Glow
Brookfield, Wisconsin

"Allison was compassionate and kind. She took time to let us know how the procedure would go and then gave us extra time to get a couple last hugs, pets, kisses, and cries in. We didn't feel pressured at all. The last moments of Fezzik's life seemed peaceful and he looked so relaxed. It was a blessing to find Lap of Love and Allison. We wanted so much to be with him at the end and to have him go peacefully at home and that is exactly what Lap of Love gave my family."

Daniel Pierce
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Just wanted to say Dr . Allison Bergin is amazing vet she made the hardest day comforting it was beautiful the way she let our little Changa Rest In Peace . If you are ever facing this difficult moment lap of love is the best choice ."

Andrew Zirzow
St Francis, Wisconsin

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (414) 540-6710

Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists

  (414) 540-6710

Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists Grief Counseling

  (262) 542-3241

Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center

  (262) 780 1020

Red Oak Counseling @ WVRC

  (414) 543-7387

Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals

  (414) 586-8383

Horizon Grief Resource Center

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Milwaukee area, including Milwaukee County and some parts of Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, and Waukesha Counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee based on your location. Please call for more information.

Pet Memorials
“There are no words to express how much you are loved. There is a giant hole in our hearts and in our lives today as the house is quiet and your bed and food and water dishes have been put away. You touched so many lives, you made us laugh and taught us what unconditional love feels like. We were the lucky ones. We hope you know how much we love ...
Lori Schubring
January 12, 2020
“My Dearest Hunter,
From the moment I saw you in the shelter, you stole my heart and I knew you were meant to be a special part of our family! You have been my constant and faithful companion for the past 10 years, never leaving my side. When Matthew went to Heaven, you were there through all of the tears giving doggy kisses and snuggles ...
Christy Moser
December 8, 2019
“Fezzik the gentle giant loved the snow, walks, being on the boat, sneaking food from plates, and especially Helena, Rowan, and Brecken. Rest easy fishing buddy. Fezzik "Fuzzybottom" Pierce July 2008 - November 2019”
Daniel Pierce
November 20, 2019
“She was a good girl. She was our maw maw. Molly moo moo. Molly pepperoni. Molly donut.
She was so sweet and so kind though her bark sounded as scary as she was not.
She was our perfect dog. At the Humane Society, we saw her and knew she was ours. She belonged with us.
The kids made preparations in our house, but how can you prepare your heart ...
christina Peters-stasiewicz
October 22, 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 240593
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224

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