Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica McAlpin, DVM"There is not enough that can be said for how wonderful Lap of Love is. At a time when we needed the support and assurance we could not have hoped for a more comfortable and dignified matter that was provided. Dr. Jessica was compassionate, thoughtful, and caring.

Thank you for your caring and comfort."
Iris RogersSaint Augustine, FloridaApril 19, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Skevakis, DVM"Dr. Shannon was kind and compassionate. She was very caring with Dakota and made a difficult easier."Doug PlattClifton, New JerseyApril 19, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Leslie Peltier, DVM"Dr. Leslie made the most difficult decision easier by being there. She had a very calming influence on Matisse and my other pets. She explained everything that would happen and gave me the time I needed to adjust to each step. We were able to be outside where my boy loved to be. I could not have asked for more. Thank you, Dr. Leslie."Lori SchwartzkopfReynoldsburg, OhioApril 19, 2019Matisse's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta, DVM"Dr. Aspen was wonderful; she helped make a very difficult time for us much easier. She handled Harley's care with such love and affection it was overwhelming and made saying goodbye to our beloved fur baby more bearable. Thank you Dr. Aspen."South Park Township, PennsylvaniaApril 19, 2019Harleyshot's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch, DVM"Every process through Lap of Love was amazing. From Tina answering the phone and consoling us all to Dr Sally's compassion, warmth and kindness to all but most importantly to Cinnie. Dr. Sally made the hardest goodbye a little easier. The kindness she showed in every step of her process was heart warming. She was able to make it possible for all her people to be around our precious Cinnie in her favorite spot. Dr. Sally Cinnie says thank you for the donuts ! Thank you all for your kindness you all are special people with beautiful souls."Michele MacNeilRoslindale, MassachusettsApril 19, 2019Cinnie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Peek, DVM"Dr. Peek was absolutely fantastic! She was warm, caring, and very patient as my family said our goodbyes to our beloved Puppy. She was an absolute godsend! I told everyone that i know about how amazing she and Lap of Love was to me and how they made the ordeal less stressful. Thank you Dr. Peek and thank you Lap of Love!"Kearra MoralesApopka, FloridaApril 19, 2019Puppy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Porta, DVM"I just want to take the time and thank Dr. Laura for being there for our family, being so compassionate, and for helping to make saying goodbye to Dakota a little easier for us. She was so sweet to Dakota and took her time making sure he felt comfortable. He went so peacefully surrounded by everyone that loved him. There is a special place in heaven for people like her."Wayne, MichiganApril 19, 2019Dakota's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toni Knox, DVM"We had to say goodbye to our beloved dog at a young eight years old. That reality was heartbreaking, but Dr. Toni made our day as good as a bad day could be. She was polite, professional, and prepared to answer our questions and proceed at our pace. We very much appreciated her courtesy. In addition, she went beyond the strictly relevant dialogue to note how beautiful, sweet, and well-mannered our dog was. It was lovely to see her appreciate him. We said a blessing for our dog, and, unprompted, Dr. Toni thoughtfully knelt with us and said amen. We will always miss our pup, but we will never regret the decision to have Dr. Toni join us on that day. Thank you, Dr. Toni, for your kindness and professionalism."Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaApril 19, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Anna Champagne, DVM"Dr. Anna provided the utmost compassionate care for our dog when it was time. We greatly appreciated her empathy and felt that Stella was well cared for during the entire process. Will definitely recommend to family and friends."Briana BrowningST PETERSBURG, FloridaApril 18, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Making this decision was one of the hardest my family had to make. We Loved our dog Taz very much but seeing him in pain made us make our decision a little easier. Our other dogs were brought to the vet and euthanized and my husband felt horrible leaving, it was cold and not something he ever wanted to experience again. Knowing that we were facing the same situation with Taz, but Taz was alert (in pain but alert). We knew we didn't want to stress him or make him upset. Our friend told us about Lap of Love, and I knew this is what we needed to do. I wasn't home when it happened, but my husbands experience was one of Peace & Love! It was so very hard knowing the end result but Taz was never stressed and when he put his paws and him and kissed him he knew we were doing the right thing. Dr Heather was AMAZING! She comforted my husband by talking him through the procedure. He was even trying to convince her it wasn't Taz's time....which they both knew wasn't the case. Being at home made it easier. We have 3 children who loved this dog with all of their hearts. Coming home to an empty house was horrible but seeing his paw print and some of his hair helped them. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND LAP OF LOVE! This is something everyone dreads but knowing you can do it in a way with Peace & Love, this is only way I'd recommend doing it!"Carol AlbiBellmore, NYApril 18, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan, DVM, MPH"It is always difficult to lose a pet, but we felt fortunate that Dr. Morgan was there to help us. She has a calming presence, and treated our pet with dignity and respect. We are thankful that Lap of Love was available in our area."St. Louis, MissouriApril 18, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Porta, DVM"Dr. Laura Porta was amazing!! She was calming and compassionate. She made the passing of our beloved Guinness special."Danielle & Al PalomarHighland, MichiganApril 18, 2019Guinness's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kendra Healy, DVM"Dr. Healy showed just the right amount of compassion and professionalism. She was very flexible with us as we struggled to get everyone home to say goodbye to our angel, while making sure that she didn't suffer any longer than necessary. She was patient with my daughter who knew exactly what she wanted and might have been difficult if Dr. Healy hadn't complied. That was just her way of grieving and making sure that her lifelong companion was taken care of and remembered. Having Dr. Healy come to our home was a Godsend. I don't think our family could have handled it as well as they did had we been forced to transport our poor baby to the vet's office and put her down on a cold metal table. Dr. Healy's thoughtful texts and emails with tips on keeping her comfortable until the time came to say goodbye, as well as after care for our grieving family, were very comforting to me. It made me feel like she was constantly thinking about what was best for Lolly and our family instead of just showing up for her appt and leaving without further contact. My father passed in a similar manner 4 years and and I really wish his caregivers in his final days had shown a fraction of the compassion exhibited by Dr. Healy."Michelle HowardNicholasville, KentuckyApril 18, 2019Lolly Lollypup's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Bollinger, DVM"We first met Dr. Jessica when we invited her to our home to assess our beloved 14 year old boxer/american bulldog mix, Stella. At that time I was unsure as to whether we should consider pet euthanasia or not. Dr. Jessica assessed Stella in a variety of different ways and talked us through her quality of life. She indicated Stella still had a "twinkle in her eye". Dr. Jessica provided an excellent care plan with a variety of recommendations, which helped immensely! As soon as we started Stella on some treatments, her quality improved greatly. We were SO incredibly happy to have another 5 months with her. Throughout this time, Dr. Jessica would always check in on us which was so thoughtful. Stella deteriorated in her old age and loss of muscle mass made it hard to move around. When we had to say goodbye Dr. Jessica was so comforting, helpful, and I could not imagine it happening any other way. I'm so grateful she gave us the opportunity to say goodbye to our old girl in such a peaceful way. THANK YOU Dr. Jessica!!"Jamie ReedShakopee, MinnesotaApril 18, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan, DVM, MPH"We knew that the time was nearing to say goodbye to our best friend. The bad days were growing worse while the good were less frequent. We struggled with the decision more than we could have ever anticipated. We sought the help of Dr. Keri Morgan to guide us through the process and ultimately make the tough decision that would put our beloved friend at ease. Her kind words and patience with us through this ordeal helped us to be able to say our final goodbyes. Words cannot describe our gratitude for her timely guidance, honesty and compassion. Ardy went peacefully in his home surrounded by those who loved him beyond measure, and it wouldn't have been possible without Dr. Morgan and Lap of Love."Bob VollmerTroy, IllinoisApril 17, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Maggie Mottram, DVM"Dr. Maggie was so thoughtful and kind. Tennyson was completely relaxed and at peace thanks to her wonderful care. I am grateful."Nancy MorrisNaples, FloridaApril 17, 2019Tennyson's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz, DVM"Dr. Schultz and Lap of Love made Bailey’s passing easier to bear. Dr. Schultz took so much time with us to explain the procedure and what we’d be seeing. It was a peaceful and comforting process, although heartbreaking. We miss her so much but are grateful for the opportunity to have it done at home, with her family around her. Thank you so much for this service."Kathleen TaberTown of Tonawanda, NYApril 17, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"Special thank you to Drs. Amanda and Jordan for your help with my senior dobie, Buddy, from beginning his final journey last June to yesterday (surprisingly - his life spirit was amazing). Dr Amanda, with your initial visit and consultations to ensure Bud was as comfortable and pain free as possible in his old age, to Dr, Jordan, with your kindness and gentleness yesterday as we helped him pass peacefully and comfortably, you both helped me immensely with this difficult time."James BisslerFort Lauderdale, FloridaApril 17, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli, DVM"Our sweet cat Ronan was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, and we ended up having less than two months with him after the diagnosis. It was very hard to say goodbye, but when we saw him losing weight and his paw tumor getting bigger, we knew it was time to consider putting him to sleep.

The vet offered us euthanasia at their office, but Ronan hated the car and going to the vet, and we didn't want his last memories to be bad ones. Also, my husband and I knew we'd be too distraught to drive to and from the vet, and wanted to do it at home.

We called Lap of Love, and it was very easy to schedule an appointment. On the day we scheduled, we knew Ronan was very nervous around new people. Dr. Kristine was very understanding and compassionate. She explained the whole process to us and put our minds at ease. It was nice to be at home - we were both crying a lot and when she left it was so much better to be able to grieve in private than to get in the car and have to drive home. We really treasure the little paw print in clay, it's very special to us. While we wish we never had to do it and we still had our baby with us, we are very glad we chose Lap of Love."
Bonnie BryantPORT JEFFERSON STATION, NYApril 17, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"LOSING OUR PETS IS HEARTBREAKING. OUR FURRY BABIES GIVE US A SPECIAL UNCONDITIONAL LOVE EACH AND EVERYDAY AND OUR TIME TOGETHER IS FAR TOO SHORT. BAILEY WAS SUCH A LOVING DOG WHO WAS HAPPY BEING CURLED UP ON THE COUCH WITH HER FAMILY. SHE LOVED TO CHASE THE SQUIRRELS, SIT ON HER FAVORITE LOUNGE CHAIR IN THE YARD, PLAY FRISBEE, TUG OF WAR WITH HER ROPE, CATCH WITH HER FAVORITE BALL, GREET YOU AT THE DOOR WITH SUCH EXCITEMENT TO SEE YOU AND LOVED EATING HER DOGGIE COOKIES WHICH SHE GOT OFTEN CAUSE SHE WAS SUCH A GOOD GIRL. WHEN YOUR LOVED PET FALLS SICK AND YOU KNOW ITS HER TIME TO PASS ON TO ETERNAL LIFE, YOU WANT HER PASSING TO BE PEACEFUL AND WITHOUT PAIN AND FOR ALL HER LOVING FAMILY TO BE AROUND HER WHEN SHE PASSES ON. DR. HEATHER MANFREDI FROM LAP OF LOVE WAS SO COMPASSIONATE AND CARING TO BAILEY AND TO ME AND MY FAMILY. SHE WAS SO GENTLE AND UNDERSTANDING AND BAILEYS PASSING WAS VERY CALM, PEACEFUL AND WITHOUT PAIN. THIS MADE LOSING MY BABY GIRL ALITTLE MORE BEARABLE KNOWING SHE WAS SURROUNDED BY HER LOVING FAMILY WHEN SHE PASSED WITH DIGNITY AND PEACEFULLY. DR. HEATHER WAS WONDERFUL AS WELL AS THE STAFF AT LAP OF LOVE ON LONG ISLAND. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR HEATHER AT LAP OF LOVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENUINE HEARTFELT COMPASSION IN OUR TIME OF NEED."TERESA GALLAGHERCOMMACK, NYApril 17, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Peek, DVM"We were so very grateful to have the option of the Lap of Love service when it came time to let our two 12 year old black Labs (Malibu & Kitty, sisters from the same litter) pass over the rainbow. Dr. Lauren Peek was so very professional, bonded immediately with our "girls" and most importantly showed deep compassion for our dogs as well as my family. While it was definitely heartbreaking to let our dogs go, it was also one of the most beautiful experiences of our lives as we got to witness our 4-legged family members gently slip away in such a calm way in their familiar surroundings. For this, we will be forever grateful to Dr. Peek and the Lap of Love organization."Robin and John MossOviedo, FloridaApril 17, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"Dr. Brad is compassionate warm and caring , He explained the entire process to our entire family beforehand and once we started. Our Three children (ages from 10 to 16), felt so comfortable listening to Dr. Brad. All wanted to be present at the process. I can't thank Dr. Brad enough, He turned our difficult decision into comfort assuring us it was time. It is one year later and all of the children are grateful they were present with their beloved pet & Dr. Brad guiding them. Sincerely Barb & Bud Wilson"Bud WilsonCherry Hill, New JerseyApril 17, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kimberly Moen, DVM"Dr. Kim was a wonderful, soothing, caring vet in our time of need. She helped Princess pass peacefully and gave us comfort as well. I am glad that we decided to experience this in the comfort of our home. If we need to do this again in the future, I would definitely make the same choice and ask for Dr. Kim."Joel LevineDelray Beach, FloridaApril 17, 2019Princess Levine's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Gorney, BVMS"Lap of Love was recommended by our vet because we wanted our whole family to be comfortable if & when the time came to say goodbye to our girl. It was the hardest thing we've ever had to go through. It was also the best choice. All of the people, Tina & Dr. Erin were amazing. With us, my boys and most definitely Rylee. I couldn't be more grateful."Jennifer SinatraAmherst, NYApril 17, 2019Rylee's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melanie Santspree, DVM"4/15/19 was the saddest day ever. I didn’t know if I was making the right choice. I was full of doubt and guilt. Dr. Melanie Santspree walked through my door and I immediately felt I had made the right decision. She was so compassionate, loving, caring, gentle and empathetic. She explained everything step by step and made sure I was comfortable with my decision before doing anything. She gave us as much time as we needed with Cinnamon before and after. I am so thankful she came into our lives and had our Cinnamon pass comfortable and peaceful and in our home. I don’t know what I would of done without her. Thank You so much for making that day a little easier."Lynn SouthardRotterdam, NYApril 17, 2019Cinnamon's Pet Memorial
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