Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Devlin"Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Mary for her care and consideration of our precious Joe and for us , his pet parents. Though we knew his illness would lead to his passing, we were unprepared for the rapid decline and the actual event of his death. Mary comforted us and answered my questions about his natural death and what we witnessed. She also treated Joe with such compassion when she prepared to move his body. The emotional benefits of talking to Mary were evident to me very quickly as I felt that Joe knew we loved him unconditionally and we did everything we thought was right to give him the best life and the best end of life possible. Much gratitude to Dr. Mary. I will recommend Lap of Love to anyone who wants dignity and compassion for their beloved pet. It is a critical service for those of us who value our pets as we do family members and who crave the compassion and empathy we don't always receive through other practices. Thank you Dr. Mary! You were instrumental in helping us begin our healing process."SANDRA SCHILLERNORTH BILLERICANovember 21, 2019Joe's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Devlin"You don't wake up one day thinking about writing a review for the person who has to come to your home for euthanasia...until you have to make the horribly difficult decision. An then, in the midst of chaotic emotions, in walks Dr. Mary.

We recently had the opportunity to meet Dr. Mary. While the circumstances are imaginably heart-wrenching, we, as a family, made the decision that our beloved family pet, Luke, was no longer living a happy and quality filled life. We needed to ensure he had the respectful, appropriately emotional and comfortable final chapter of his life and chose to do so at home. While the double-edged sword of having a cat with a chronic disease gives you the opportunities to snuggle a little harder or cuddle a bit longer, the inevitable end becomes wrought with emotion, tears and thoughts of days gone by. When Luke's final day had come, Dr. Mary came to our home, greeted every single member of the family (furry or otherwise) with the utmost level of kindness and respect that immediately brought with it a level of comfort.

Her ability to thoughtfully describe what was about to unfold brought with it a flurry of thoughts and emotions, yet as if she had been a part of the family for years, she was able to be present when needed, was able to be silent when needed, affectionate when needed, heart felt when needed and provide exactly what was necessary when needed.

As crazy as it sounds, I can't imagine Luke's passing to be any better. It helped all of us heal and grieve in ways we didn't know we needed and we very much know that Dr. Mary's presence that day was monumentally important.

We will forever remember her being such a positive and integral part of that chapter of our lives and cannot say thank you enough."
Jonathon JimmersonnewtonNovember 21, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeff Carpenter"We are so happy that we found Lap of Love, our family pet did not like going to the Vet and having her end of life procedure done in our house was best for all of us. You could tell from the start that Dr. Jeff was very compassionate and took great care to make this as easy as possible for both Fiona our dog and us. I would highly recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Jeff."Tim SmithWalthamNovember 10, 2019Fiona's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Devlin"We have had lap of love veterinarians by our sides during all three of our dogs passings, and each one helped us through the experience tremendously. Doctor Mary was woth us most recently when we had to let our beloved Baxter go, and it can not be overstated what a great comfort it was to have her there. She was kind and compassionate throughout the experience, and made sure Baxter's passing was comfortable and dignified. Her empathy and words of reassurance made a heartbreaking day a little bit easier, and we feel so blessed that we were able to have Baxter's final moments be at home. We said goodbye to him in one of his favorite spots in his backyard on a beautiful fall day. Thank you doctor Mary for your kindness and for taking care of our baby boy in his final moments. You made all the difference."Liz McAvoyFranklinNovember 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Sally Lynch came to my home when I felt it was time to say goodbye to my Tulip. She treated both of us with kindness and respect. She pointed out things she noticed about Tulip, talked about her medical history, and helped me feel comfortable with my decision. She explained exactly what would happen and reassured me about steps to assure Tulip’s comfort. She spoke gently to her, and stroked her along with me. She left us alone afterwards and returned with a soft pillow lined basket and small blanket in which she placed her. A couple of days later I received a lovely note from her recognizing my loving relationship with Tulip and offering comfort. It was the best way to say goodbye to my cherished pet."Betty CanickBostonNovember 4, 2019Tulip's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Devlin"Mary was very compassionate and kind. I am thankful that she made Gizmo’s passing as easy and comfortable as possible. Thank you Mary."Jennifer RavgialaLawrenceOctober 19, 2019Gizmo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Devlin"Dr. Mary quietly helped me and my family cope with losing Charlie, our cat, staying with us for almost an hour answering questions as she walked us through the process. It was very reassuring having her there that we were doing the right thing at the right time for Charlie. Thanks, Dr. Mary."Rick SnedekerCambridgeOctober 12, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Dr. Sally was kind, affectionate, and knew exactly what our sweet Roxy needed. She made the experience peaceful and loving, I know she truly cares about the work she does in helping families comfort their pets as they cross over the rainbow. It was such a hard decision and she was fully supportive of our needs and steps we were taking so that our Roxy would suffer no more. Words can not express the amount of gratitude I have."Suzanne TollandEAST WALPOLEOctober 3, 2019Roxy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Dr Sally Lynch was amazing during one of the hardest days of my life. She was calming, sympathetic and truly cared to get to know our Jack. She allowed him to stay on his favorite spot on our screened in porch for his final moments. It was a beautiful day and the sun was beaming down on him. He was never scared by her presence and the whole experience was peaceful. There were many many tears as I lost my best friend. But when I reflect on his final moments, I could not be happier that we were able to give him such a peaceful and lovely death. Thanks so much to Dr Sally for her warmth, compassion and kindness during such an unthinkable time in our lives. She even wrapped my Jack up beautifully in a blanket and placed him in his little box so I didn't have to do it. I was so grateful for this act of kindness. Thank you, Dr Sally from the bottom of our hearts."Lisa DisarioNorwoodOctober 2, 2019Jack's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Dr Sally Lynch was amazing..made a horrible day a compassionate experience..she treated our pup like it was hers
She explained everything very well and kept me calm by her demeanor..so sweet..caring.loving..sammy was tucked in with blankets on a stretcher before removed. She sent us an email the next day to check on us..brought a pad to make a paw print which was awesome..snipped some hair for us to keep and did an ink pawprint that I wanted..she was like family..not a vet...thanks so much Dr. Sally and lap of love"
Roxanna DaceyRAYNHAMSeptember 14, 2019Samantha Dacey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Dr.Sally Lynch was phenomenal and made a very emotional experience much easier for my Jady and for our family! She was tender and sweet, understanding and definitely made this very sad experience much easier for all of us, especially our beloved Jady.
And to help out with this situation even more, she had made for our family a plaque of our Jady’s paw 🐾 prints and also left a small booklet of poems , etc; for our family to have and read through with Jadys name on it with her date of her passing. Thank you so very much Dr. Sally Lynch for being the veterarian who we were all so blessed with on 9/9/2019."
Kt BootsE.BridgewaterSeptember 10, 2019Jady's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Dr. Sally was amazing. She felt our grief, she listened to Rayna's story. She stopped at one point to help my husband when his anxiety began high. She helped Rayna and she helped us. To us she will always be an angel who helped us at a very difficult time."Gail InferrereWaylandSeptember 9, 2019Rayna's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"I can't express enough how grateful I am to Dr. Sally for helping my Spooky pass . From the very beginning , Annie made me feel calm and confident that I was doing the charitable thing for my little girl. Called me back two times to check on Spooky's status. So helpful and considerate of the painful decision I had to make.
Thank you, Dr. Sally, for your loving touch and compassion . You made a very difficult time bearable. You truly are an Angel !

Thank you so much !"
Mary LimaFall RiverJuly 8, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"We are so grateful for the peaceful, caring, expertly managed end Dr. Sally gave our dog Sammy two days ago. Sammy had always been afraid to go to the vet, so when it was clearly her time, we knew we wanted to give her an experience that was calm and loving and lacked any stress. Dr. Sally brought some treats Sammy clearly enjoyed even in her condition, and she went to sleep right after finishing some tasty food, clearly her ideal end as delicious food had been one of her greatest pleasures in life (she was a lab mix). We are still grieving our beloved Sammy but could not have asked for a more perfect experience either for her or for us. Thank you so much to Dr. Sally and everyone at Lap of Love."Talia BOULANGERWESTFORDJune 30, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Dr. Sally Lynch gave Gus loving care in his final moments and was a source of great comfort and support for us. We are very grateful to her and wish for all pets and their families to have the assistance of someone so professional, compassionate and loving at this sad time."Mary Ann and Jim WoodsMedfield wasJune 15, 2019Gus's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"She was very kind and understanding."James FoleyHyde ParkMay 10, 2019Mister Butter's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Our first experience with Lap of Love starting with our initial call to inquire of their services brought us much comfort. Dr. Sally Lynch came to our home and immediately knelt beside our dog Callie, started talking to her and massaging her. Callie was always an anxious dog, Dr. Sally's love and compassion made Callie calm and this was evident through the whole process. She also expressed empathetic concern for my four small grandchildren and gave them each a coloring book to deal with their loss. They were not present. Callie was removed from our home with gentleness and dignity, she was gently put on a gurney and covered with a fleece blanket and had a pillow for her head. It was comforting to see her in such good hands, which made the whole process more bearable.
Thank you Lap of Love!
The Lynch Family"
Julie LynchBillericaMay 9, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Dr. Sally Lynch was wonderful. She was a calming and comforting presence the moment she walked in the door. I didn’t want to put my precious baby (or myself) through the trauma of the trip to the vet. I had two other cats that were euthanized at the vet’s office, and I probably waited longer than I should have, making it more of an emergency situation. I decided I didn’t want to go through that again or put my precious baby through that either, so I decided on home Euthanasia. My precious kitty was 19 years old and failing. It was time. Dr. Sally was very kind and loving, and treated my baby like she was her own. My precious girl crossed rainbow bridge peacefully in my arms at home. I have her paw print and a lock of her fur as a keepsake as well as her ashes.
I highly recommend using Lap of Love home euthanasia. It was more than worth every penny. Thank you so much Dr. Sally for your care and compassion in helping me get through this difficult time."
Jean MaclayMiltonApril 30, 2019Stripes's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"When kidney disease reached an advanced stage in our beloved cat of 19 years and he was almost too weak to stand, we had to take the terrible, heart-wrenching decision to call Lap of Love, putting his welfare above ours.

We worried about how this would go, whether our cat would experience pain or discomfort in his last moments, but knew it would be selfish to postpone this any longer.

How lucky we were that Dr. Sally Lynch was the one that came to our home! She's a wonderful vet and a wonderful person and we needed both qualities as our beloved cat passed on. She administered the first sedative so carefully and expertly that our cat didn't even notice, and just kept surveying the living room as if nothing had happened. The second dose made him pass on peacefully without even a twitch. She made two exams, half an hour apart, to be sure that everything had gone as it should.

There just are no words that can express how grateful we are to Dr. Sally Lynch for her thoughtful, expert, highly professional manner in helping our cat in his last moments.

We will never forget, never, how Dr. Sally Lynch helped our cat so much in his last moments. God Bless you, Dr. Sally Lynch!!!"
Jack && Jymme ShaioWinchesterApril 21, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"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 MacNeilRoslindaleApril 19, 2019Cinnie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Good morning Dr. Sally

I just wanted to respond back to you with this email when the time was right. Today seems like the perfect day!
Euthanizing Ruby was the hardest thing I have ever done. It took me two hours to go over whether it was the right thing to do for her. Then I came to the conclusion that I didn't want a stress filled suffering emergency for her or for my family. I wanted a peaceful, calm, loving, family oriented end of life for her. All of the things that Ruby used to Love she could not do anymore. The bad days out numbered the good. I just wanted you to know that Heather and I are extremely grateful to all of you at Lap of Love for a Top Notch Experience. I cannot think of my best friend going out of this world in any other way.
From our Hearts to yours.
Thank you for helping us threw an extremely emotional time. Your professionalism and kind hearts helps to ease some of the pain.
All our love,
Katrina, Heather and Ruby :)"
Katrina & Heather ArsenaultHaverhillApril 16, 2019Ruby's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"It has been one week now since we had to say goodbye to our beautiful cat Jaime, after 16 wonderful years with her. Jaime was just days old when she was found outside in a drain pipe, cold and alone and crying, so young her eyes weren't even open yet. Because I was working from home, I was able to care for her, bottle feeding her as she grew and ignoring the vet who said she probably wouldn't make it. Make it she did and then some, and for the next 16 years she ruled our house like a little lion.

After a very healthy life as an indoor cat, Jaime started showing signs of oral cancer three months ago. The one thing we knew for sure was that we would not let her suffer, so as soon as the quality of her days started to decline, we did our research for someone who would be available to come into our home when the time was appropriate. We found Lap of Love online and I called and set up the appointment. From that very first call all the way through the process, everyone I spoke with was so compassionate and kind, which I really needed given my heartache at knowing I must say goodbye to my baby.

Dr. Sally Lynch arrived right on time and I can't say enough about her compassionate and wonderful demeanor throughout the entire process. I was a wreck but I was also ready because I knew Jaime was ready, which was the most important thing. Dr. Sally made something so incredibly difficult that much easier, and it was an absolutely perfect transition for Jaime. We took our time and she explained everything that would happen and what to expect each step of the way, which was so helpful.

Dr. Sally was amazing. Thank you, Lap of Love, for providing this wonderful service, and thank you, Dr. Sally, for your huge heart and perfect demeanor in helping grieving parents transition their beautiful babies. I just can't thank you enough.
And we'll see Jaime again in her meadow of boxes and bags. 💝"
Leanne BatemanJamaica PlainApril 13, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Dr. Sally was perfect. She walked in with compassion and concern and walked out with my baby boy, at rest. She gave him what he needed, a place to rest."Taylor CramptonNewtonApril 8, 2019Joobie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Dr. Sally made this very difficult time as comforting and gentle as it could be. Our sweet Tyson was able to stay in his favorite spot surrounded by his family while Dr. Sally told him what a good boy he was and helped ease us all thru the process. We miss Tyson so much but we are thankful to have had Dr. Sally there to make him comfortable and help us. She made a paw print that we keep with his photo and brought some materials for helping our son through the grief process. Thank you for your kindness and compassion Dr. Sally."Kristine DoyleLynnApril 4, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Our 16 year old kitty Roxy had been winning the battle with lymphoma for 4 years; but, lately, not so much. I did not want to bring her to the vet knowing what decision would have to be made. I talked to our vet, she totally understood and gave me a couple of hospice veterinarians that traveled. Below is what I told Animal Rescue League about the referral of Lap of Love:

Your referral of Lap of Love was so helpful. Dr. Sally was here yesterday. She was was wonderful. You can feel good when you give out their number for a hospice vet. She was here almost 2 hours, never made us feel rushed or embarrassed for caring. She respected Roxy totally.
Thank you for 16 years."
Bonnie MacdonaldWalthamApril 4, 2019