Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Allison Kachmar"I want to thank Dr. Allison and the Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice for there loving compassion and understanding. Every phone call made to Lap of Love was received with kindness, love and support. Dr. Allison was gentle and kind and made sure that this difficult process was peaceful. I would recommend this practice to anyone faced with the difficult decision of pet euthanasia. You could not find a more caring group of people."renee gentilePittsburghOctober 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"Dr Sierra was amazing. So kind and patient. It made the whole process a bit easier."Sheryl HarbaughMckees RocksOctober 4, 2019Isabelle Rosé Viogner's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"Dr. Hedrick was very gentle and caring and acted very respectfully during our grieving!"Uta and Hasso WeilandLower BurrellSeptember 16, 2019Baxter's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Such a beautiful and meaningful experience. Lap of Love and Dr. Aspen not only helped our sweet boy pass peacefully, but the respect and love shown during the entire process was amazing. Their love and care of our boy made the entire process calming. I can't thank everyone enough for what they do to help our loved pets pass without pain."Courtney SullivanMcDonaldAugust 31, 2019Rex's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Dr. Aspen was gentle and compassionate. Made us feel comfortable with our decision. I would refer her to everyone."heather sullivancoraopolisAugust 11, 2019Braylon's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"We can not thank Dr. Aspen enough for her professionalism and kindness. She treated SAMI and us with dignity and respect and took time to make sure we understood the process. She is a special person and we will always be grateful for her care and support."Blanche ScaliseMonroevilleAugust 6, 2019Sami's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"I am deeply grateful for the Lap of Love staff and Dr. Sierra. From my first call to make an appointment , through my heartbreak good by and through the after care, I felt supported and cared for by all. I felt safe with Dr. Sierra as soon as I heard her voice and I knew Yoda and I were in good and caring hands. She was able to validate what I knew in my gut and help guide me to a compassionate decision to say good by to my sweet boy. She brought respect, empathy, dignity, compassion and honor to my sacred good by. She honored my grief and journey with Yoda. I highly recommend Lap of Love and so grateful for the heartfelt service that you provide. Thank You from the bottom of my heart."Jodi Peppel peppelpittsburgh/aspinawallAugust 4, 2019Yoda's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"I cannot express how wonderful Dr. Perretta was with our fur baby Jasper. Her LOVE for animals was amazing and her compassion for the parents was tremendous . She was definitely a blessing for us on this saddest day of our lives. When our baby was first getting weaker and we knew we knew it wasn’t possible to do anything more but make our Jasper comfortable, our neighbor referred us to Lap of Love. From the moment I first contacted them, I could tell this just wasn’t a business, these people honestly cared. Though we were devastated, we could not have made it alone and they were there for us. We definitely were at ease with our tough decision all though the process. We will definitely only ever use Lap of Love in the future for our other fur babies. Thank you sooooo much . Shawn, Jason, Squeaker, and Chuck"Shawn YeckleyOakdaleJuly 28, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Today with the help of Dr. Aspen, our beautiful cat, SAMI got his angel wings but to us he had always been an angel sent to help us through the many challenges my husband and I have faced. We are so grateful for the kindness and compassion that Dr. Aspen showed us and the wonderful way SAMI was honored. She took him away in a beautiful basket all wrapped up in a blanket. Dr. Aspen was there to help us through the passing of SAMI and it was obvious this is her calling."Blanche ScaliseMonroevilleJuly 23, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"It has taken us more than a week to write this review, but both my husband and I thought this was an important review to submit. Our dear Rocky, a lab mix rescue, who spent 12 1/2 years with us, suffered what we believe was a stroke. His illness hit him in 24 hours. Obviously this was devastating to both of us as well as our adult kids. We have been through this before, but this time, we learned about Lap of Love. We knew we wanted to have the last breath or last view our Rocky had to be us and surrounded by the home in which he was most comfortable. They say that pets ‘know’ when the time is near and they go to what they believe is their safe space. For Rocky, it was the office on the first floor of our home, where he spent everyday with my husband. Dr. Sierra met us there. While we had not met Dr. Sierra before this moment, we want to say that she was immediately so kind and understanding. She knelt on the floor with Rocky, talked to him and us about the next steps. This was so difficult for us, but Dr. Sierra followed our lead and took her time and made us feel we were doing the right thing and at our own pace. We didn’t want Rocky to suffer anymore than he already had and the process was far better than the sterile environment of any animal hospital or veterinarian office. Those places are often scary for our pets and at what we know was a scary and confusing time for Rocky, we knew this was a better option. We were able to pet him, talk to him and hug and kiss him up until the moment he took his last breath. As hard and painful as this was, we were all much happier being at home. Dr. Sierra also took a paw print for us that we will keep forever, and we also took a bit of his hair to keep. In the days that passed, Dr. Sierra has emailed us her sympathies and encouragements. It has been heartwarming. Should we ever be faced with this decision again, we will solicit Lap of Love and their services. We also encourage anyone who is considering this, to pay a few extra dollars for what is a far better option for your dying best friends. Thank you, Dr. Sierra and Lap of Love for all you do for other best friends and their owners.
Sincerely,
Cyndy and Lee Patton on behalf of Rocky"
Cyndy & Lee PattonOakmontJuly 9, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"Having to say goodbye to your best friend is one of the worst parts of the journey of being a dog owner. Knowing that it is time for your pet to move on is very difficult, but being able to complete this in your home was a gift that my family never knew we needed. We decided to say goodbye to our beloved boxer, Moose, after a long battle with cancer. He let us know when it was time for him to go, and being able to have it done where he was most comfortable, surrounded by all the people that loved him was truly amazing. From the initial call to the follow up, Lap of Love was wonderful for the entire experience. I was greeted with such compassion when I made the initial call. Dr. Sierra was so wonderful during this time. We were waiting for one family member to arrive, and she delayed her arrival so we could have that time together. She was so gentle and loving with Moose, it really made the whole process easier. She also made a memorial of his paw print which was very kind as well. We also got a very touching follow up email and sympathy card in the mail. Those extra steps really showed again how wonderful this service is. If anyone ever has to go through this, I would recommend this company over and over again. I will also use them in the future if I am faced with this decision again. Thank you Dr. Sierra and Lap of Love for helping us get our boy to the place where he needed to be."Brooke ScheiderPittsburghJuly 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"God bless Dr. Sierra for her strength and support. She took care of my little man with love and tenderness. We met through heartbreaking circumstances, but I am so thankful Lap of Love and Dr. Sierra were there to help us through it. I am grateful that angels are nearby."Stacy AlbertMonroevilleJune 30, 2019Rodger's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"Dr. Sierra is amazing helping everyone thru a difficult time. She is kind, comforting, supportive and handles everything with such grace. Samantha Grace lived 15yrs happily spoiled...."bettie saundersGIBSONIAJune 28, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Dr. Perretta was very caring, I called at 7:30 am to have someone has soon has possible to relieve my dog of any pain and she was at our house at 9:20 am. We couldn’t move our dog because he was in great pain and because of his size. This was the best we could give to our dog, being at home in his bed with us to hold him and tell him how much we loved him. Thank you for your service and for being attentive and for your fast response."Brigitte BilodeauCanonsburgJune 28, 2019Beau's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Dr. Aspen was wonderful. She communicated with us well. She was sensitive to what we were experiencing. Being able to let her pass at home, where she was comfortable, was a true gift to my husband and I. Dr. Aspen handled everything with care and compassion."McMurrayJune 25, 2019Sady's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"You don't seem to be lacking in testimonials but I'm giving one anyway. After using the same vet for 35 years and many cats when I needed them most they told me they couldn't fit me in and my sweet little boy would have to suffer another day if I wanted to bring him there. They wouldn't come to my home either. They did however give me the phone number for Lap of Love. From the moment some kind soul answered the phone it was as if an angel took over. Her kindness and understanding was amazing. When the doctor showed up she was kind and gentle and very compassionate with my cat Judo. I was able to hold him the entire time. That gave me peace. He did and imprint of his paw in clay and quietly went on her way. Lap of Love was nothing short of a blessing for me. My beautiful little boy was treated with dignity and grace. For that I am truly grateful. Thank you so much."Lisa MihalyWest HomesteadJune 23, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"Dr. Sierra was so lovely and compassionate. She handled everything with the utmost care during one of the most difficult days of my life. She treated my Cocoa like she was precious, and she allowed me to express my grief in whatever way was right for me. Afterwards, she sent a heartfelt email and a handwritten card that brought me a lot of comfort. I feel lucky to have had Dr. Sierra there for this difficult time."Vicki HoskinsPittsburghJune 19, 2019Cocoa's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Dr. Aspen was so kind and compassionate. She took the time to speak with me and to my dog. It was a loving and dignified ceremony and we couldn't have asked for more."Lisa BartelPittsburghJune 18, 2019Jasper's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Dr. Aspen was amazing with Roxy. She was such a nervous dog but Dr. Aspen put her at ease....Roxy loved her. We can’t thank her enough."Megan SeibelNorth Strabane, PAJune 17, 2019Roxy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Having no experience with euthanasia because Odie was my first dog, I didn’t know what to expect. Dr. Aspen was kind and comforting and while it was a very sad situation, it was made easier by her care."Linda RodriguezPittsburghJune 12, 2019Odin's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Dr. Aspen was so caring and compassionate during our most difficult time. I am so blessed to have been able to say goodbye to our beloved sweet boy at home surrounded by family."Jennifer InksPittsburghMay 31, 2019Cooper's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Dr. Aspen helped us navigate a very painful and devastating time with such compassion and love. Although I wish I never needed this service, I am so glad it exists. Rory was always afraid of going to the vet's office and Dr. Aspen was able to end his pain, in the comfort of his home, with his brothers by his side. Thank you Dr. Aspen for all your love and support.

Jason and Susan Bell"
Susan BellPittsburghMay 30, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Dr. Aspen was excellent in our time of sadness. I would of gone to the ends of the earth to keep my little Hope alive, and Dr. Aspen let me know it was okay to let her go. The lap of love service is an awesome one. This is the first time we have used them, and I will never do it any other way. Dr. Aspen even followed up so see how we are doing. I truly appreciate her kindness in this difficult time."Kimberly AluiseNatrona HeightsMay 29, 2019Hope Aluise's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"Dr. Sierra was so empathetic to our feelings and so kind, gentle, and caring towards our Jake. She explained everything to us and did not do anything until we were ready to let him go. She took that empathy a step further and not only emailed us but sent a condolences card to us. Her kind quiet voice was soothing to Jake and her professionalism was more than top notch. She came into our home that was full of people who loved Jake and she was able to do her job, as a veterinarian, in the most professional yet compassionate way possible. Thank you, Dr. Sierra. Thank you Lap of Love for having such wonderful doctors (and staff members) in your employ."Pamela and Joe FalconaPittsburghMay 20, 2019Jake's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"I want to thank Lap of Love and Dr. Aspen for helping us through this very difficult time. She was so wonderful with Rufus and with my husband and me. It made this experience from horrible to tolerable. I cannot imagine going through this any other way. Thank you, Dr. Aspen."Judy LakelyImperialMay 14, 2019
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