Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"I couldn't be more grateful to Dr. Julie for making such a difficult time so peaceful. She was patient, compassionate and caring. She gave me all the time I needed to say goodbye to my beloved dog Princess. She even tenderly wrapped my girl in a blanket to take her for transport. It was as if she loved my dog as much as i did. I can't say thank you enough."Sylvia WoodsBuffaloOctober 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"I cannot imagine a more compassionate and loving way to say goodbye to a beloved friend. Everyone was so compassionate and caring .. thank you"shelley seidmanBuffaloOctober 14, 2019Magoo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"This was the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. Dr. Julie was so wonderful to us. She explained exactly what was going to happen and helped us say goodbye to our sweet Lucie with love and dignity."Susan MichaelsGetzvilleOctober 10, 2019Lucie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"Tom and I would like to thank Dr. Julie Zalenka , She came to our home and helped our sweet cat Jade cross over. Her kindness, understanding and compassion helped Tom and I through what was the most difficult thing we have ever had to do. We can not thank her enough.
Lorrie Shelton-Radford"
Lorrie RadfordOrchard ParkOctober 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"We've had to lay several pets to rest over the years but none was more special than Shiloh. Sure he was a little nuts and required constant attention but you couldn't ask for a better guard dog or buddy. No one got down his driveway without him letting us know. Even yesterday on his final day the UPS man showed up with a package and although he was unable to stand he still barked. Ironically the package was his medicine, which was intended to perhaps, buy him some more time. There was not a wild animal that he did not want to chase and if dad brought the gun out most of the time something would fall from a tree and be pounced on as soon as it hit the ground. He loved to ice fish and enjoyed long walks outside of his invisible fence area. He had an incredible sense of smell that any blood hound would be proud of. He would do almost anything for a hard boiled egg. I believe that he played a daily game of hiding his morning movements so that dad would have to search the entire yard on poop patrol but somehow I always missed one and would ultimately step in it or run over it with the mower. I can hear him chuckling and somehow that daily chore doesn't seem like such a big deal today. He was certainly a fighter and even required two doses of sedative from the vet before he relaxed enough for the final injection of pink juice. Everything was difficult with him even finding a piece of ground which we could dig a hole in but alas he can still look over his driveway and keep guard as he has done for over 12 years. RIP buddy and I hope you have a wonderful journey once you cross the rainbow bridge. Until then, may there be abundant squirrels for you to chase. Thank you Dr. Julie for being with us and helping Shiloh onto the rest of his journey..."Robert JonesRansomvilleSeptember 29, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"Couldn’t thank Dr Julie enough for the special memorial meant a lot"Carol RhonemusBuffaloSeptember 23, 2019Ty's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"Dr. Julie came to our home and made a difficult day a peaceful and beautiful experience. She not only has compassion but also empathy. She was so helpful and explained everything. I would recommend her and "Lap of Love" to anyone going through such a difficult time. Meeting her was a God send."Mike and Jodi BethgeEast AuroraSeptember 15, 2019Jake Allen Bethge's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"I cannot express enough how wonderful Dr. Steven Schultz was when he came to our home to help put our sweet fur baby to rest. He was kind, patient and took the time to explain everything that was going to happen, what might happen, and what to expect afterwards. He made the whole process more bearable than I ever thought it would be. Thank you Dr. Steven."Kathy AugenbaughTonawandaSeptember 11, 2019Precious's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"We want to thank Dr. Julie so much for showing us and Riley such compassion and understanding during such a difficult time. We are so grateful that we were able to let him be home with us in a comfortable and peaceful setting where he loved to be. It is very comforting to know he was happy with us til the end."North TonawandaSeptember 8, 2019Riley Rutherford's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"Thank You for your professional advice and services."Jean DeCarloBuffaloSeptember 5, 2019Smokey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"i have to say Dr. Schultz was always my angel. he has saved so many of my fur babies. he has a heart of gold and a passion for animals beyond the all mighty dollar. he is always honest and will tell it like it is. he has sat on the floor with some of my dogs, they knew he cared. i so miss him as my vet but i'm so glad he is doing more for the animals to help them in their time of need. bless you for all you've done for me and for the many more you will help. you were our vet for over 20yrs and i have not found another like you. <3"brenda friesLockportAugust 18, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"My 14 year old mini , long-haired dauchshund (Layla) was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure almost a year ago. The vet told me she had about a year to live, but I thought for sure she would live another 2 years. The weekend before we had to put her to sleep, she was running around the yard and acting like a puppy. Then 4 days later she began throwing up and acting disorientated. By Friday night I was calling Lap of Love crying on the phone and making an appointment. The woman on the phone was beyond supportive and compassionate. Sunday morning Dr. Julie came to my house and couldn't have been kinder. Layla and I sat in the backyard on a blanket listening to the birds chirp while Dr. Julie took all Layla's pain away. Every day I miss my soft and loving Layla and she'll always have a piece of my heart."Elizabeth JohannesNorth TonawandaAugust 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"Dr. Julie was wonderful, taking all the time we needed for the process. It was the first time I had done this at home and was so much less stressful for me and for Schmitty not having to go there. I highly recommend it when you have to perform that last act of love."Janice JaskowiakLancasterJuly 25, 2019Schmitty's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"Dr. Julie,
Thank you so much for your compassion in our family's time of need. While it was so unbelievably difficult for us, you were able to give our Sammy the gift of peace. Because of you, he got to pass away peacefully at home, in his own bed surrounded by his loved ones. We are grateful to you for taking away his pain and suffering. Sammy is finally at peace now."
Tiffany HozdicWilliamsvilleJuly 16, 2019Sammy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"Little did we realize that the last Saturday in June would be the last time we would have the treasure of our beloved Titus to hold and care for. We were faced with the only way we could express our love for him in his time of severe distress. Just a short time ago he was all play and gleeful. Unfortunately he was diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy and despite our attempts to circumvent the inevitable, we called Lap of Love. They had been highly recommended by a friend, who had endured the same need to say good bye to their pet. Calling them was the only bright moment in such a dark time for us. From the outset, they were absolutely the kindest and most respectful group we could have hoped for. Their set up staff, contact staff, and Veterinarian were all just wonderful. It certainly went a long way in helping us cope with the situation. Our interaction with Dr. Julie became very personal and I will not recant it here. She was amazing, thoughtful, professional and as I said had the persona to immediately become part of our home and the process we had to engage in. We will be forever thankful to her and I would never think of having this enormous challenge of saying good bye to our Titus end with such a calm, serene, respectful, and touching memory that we now have. Thank you Dr. Julie and your staff ......... forevermore!"Richard Ralyea2016July 8, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"This is to thank Dr Julie. She was so kind, made Muffin's transition easier for us. Thank you so much"Pat McGannTonawandaJuly 5, 2019Muffin's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"Dr. Julie words of thanks can not say enough about the compassion and love
that we felt during our goodbye. You are a very special person.. You made this journey for us a little easier.
We will never be able to tell you in words how much we appreciated you. Thank You from Connie,Steve and Oakie"
Connie & Steve De SantoFredoniaJune 4, 2019Oakie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"Our family is so grateful to Dr. Schultz and the Lap of Love program. Our dog was unable to walk and in pain. Having a Veterinarian come to your home where your pet can peacefully be put to rest in his own environment is so much easier. Dr. Schultz was very kind, yet matter of fact. He provided an exam, his professional advice, and assurance that we were making the right decision as our pet was in severe pain. Due to our pets age we couldn't put him through numerous tests just to give ourselves more time with him as his quality of life was already so poor. Dr. Schultz was very thorough in explaining the process and allowed us to take our time in going through one of the hardest days our family has endured. We our grateful to Dr.Schultz and we highly recommend Lap of Love if you are experiencing a similar situation."Candace FulfordLockportMay 31, 2019Moose's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"We are so thankful we were able to have this experience at home. We’re extremely thankful for Dr. Steven that helped us put our boy to rest. He was such a strong little guy up until that day he left us. We find comfort knowing he is peacefully at rest. Thank you Dr. Steven & Lap of Love.❤️"Marc/Christin RaymondNorth tonawandaApril 27, 2019Nore's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"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 TonawandaApril 17, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"You know that they care when the Veterinarian sheds tears when your beloved pet passes away."Donna ToepferSpringvilleApril 9, 2019Forrest's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"Dr. Steven was so caring and wonderful. He made euthanizing my sweet baby, a little less painful by being so compassionate. He explained exactly what would happen in a very loving way."Katie AmbroseBuffaloMarch 15, 2019Sake's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"Dr. Schultz was amazing. He showed such compassion and patience through this whole process. He provided us with Rambo’s footprint and followed up with us to offer an ear to listen afterwards. He took such care wrapping Rambo in a warm blanket and treated him with such dignity. I can’t thank him enough for allowing my best friend to pass peacefully at home with his family where he belonged."Holli BockClarence CenterMarch 7, 2019Rambo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"I just wanted to let everyone know what wonderful people Lap of Love are! They made the most difficult time for most pet lovers so much easier. Not only for me, but for my 18 year old cat, no undue stress of a car ride to a strange place. WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! Thank you so much."Richard DepczynskiCheektowagaMarch 4, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"Dr. Steven demonstrated such compassion and care to my family and especially our sweet Tucker during the most difficult process we have ever had to go through. He made a devastating reality as endurable as possible and for that we are truly grateful."Carrie SentzNorth CollinsFebruary 14, 2019Tucker's Pet Memorial
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