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Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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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
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"Dear Dr. Sierra,
Our family wants to thank you from the bottom our hearts for taking care of our Max. We knew immediately as you walked into our home that we had an Angel coming to take care of our Angel. We cannot express the gratitude and thankfulness we extend to you for your compassion and genuine sincerity towards not only Max but our family as well. We were blessed to have you give our Best Friend and Angel the gift of passing in the home he loved and finally at peace.





The Sopcak Family"
Carey SopcakMurrysvilleMay 14, 2019Max's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"Dr. Hedrick was the kindest, most understanding person. She was so supportive and made the whole experience as positive as possible. She was so kind to our other two dogs in giving them some tome to understand cody’s Passing. Thank you!"Jessica TurcotteCranberry townshipMay 12, 2019Cody's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"Dr. Sierra was so caring and handled Mystic with great respect and tenderness."Mike and Leslie HardyPittsburghMay 9, 2019Mystic's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"I cannot begin to tell you what a blessing Dr. Sierra was to us. Xena did not like going out of the house, so I was really interested when a coworker of mine told me about her positive experience with lap of love. I actually contacted them several months ago just to get an idea of what they do and was impressed with how compassionate they were and informative.
Dr. Sierra is just a natural when it comes to compassion. She told us exactly what was going to happen and how and consoled us when needed. She was so gentle with Xena, who at this point was very frail.
We have been through this several times, but it is unbelievable how she helped us through it. We really feel we gave Xena the best ending we possibly good.
Dr. Sierra, know that you really make a difference in people going through this experience. Thank you sooooo much."
Kathy & Mike EmmertApolloMay 8, 2019Xena's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"Dr. Sierra came to my home the same day I called. My baby girl Lani was a 13 year old shepherd that suddenly could not walk and was in pain to my touch. Dr Sierra was professional and kind, not to mention calming. She explained everything she was doing before she did it. I highly recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Sierra. Keep your babies where they are most comfortable. I will use their services again for my other pets."SUSAN STACYBRIDGEVILLEApril 25, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Dr. Aspen was absolutely incredible. Just hearing her soothing voice was enough to make such a heartbreaking experience bearable. She was so genuine in wanting to hear about Keiko and his life as well as how much he meant to our family in the moments before he passed. She was patient, caring, empathetic, and helpful during such a raw, emotional life changing moment for us. Even through our tears, our family was able to smile and laugh with her while we focused on the amazing memories of Keiko’s life. We couldn’t imagine going to a vet’s office in his final moments; to have someone as amazing as Dr. Aspen come to our cat’s favorite room while he laid on his favorite blanket is something we will always cherish. She sent a beautiful follow up email the next day, and we are so thankful for the loving care she provided during such an emotional time."Logan HimichImperialApril 21, 2019Keiko's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"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 TownshipApril 19, 2019Harleyshot's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Dr. Aspen was so kind and gentle with Kaycie. She made us feel at ease as she answered all of our questions. She was very professional yet by the time she left I felt like she was our friend. She treated Kaycie with dignity and cared for her in the most loving way possible. I am thankful she was with us on Saturday. Thank you Dr. Aspen!"Jody VaterMcKees Rocks, PAApril 16, 2019Kaycie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Dr. Aspen was an incredibly sensitive and kind vet. She respected our space and offered comfort and kindness, information and explanations, when appropriate. She is an exceptional doctor."Hillarie HigginsPittsburghApril 14, 2019Hemingway's Pet Memorial
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