Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Beth Meadow, DVM"Dr. Beth was very caring and considerate in helping us through the traumatic loss of Sophie. She gave us the time and the space we needed and we so appreciate having Sophie at home with us."Ann & Gerard CassoWashington, DC, VirginiaAugust 18, 2017Sophie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sarah Clarke, DVM""I am not sure I can find enough words to show my gratitude to Lap of Love for the work they do. Death is hard, in every form. I have witnessed unexpected death, long lingering deaths, painful death. Death is not easy, no matter how it comes, or how prepared you think you are. Yet, here are people who manage to find a way to ease the horrible pain associated with the death of a beloved pet. Dr. Sarah is truly touched by angels. You can feel that the minute she walks into your house. She helped ease the passage of our beloved dog, Merry, as he made his way over the Rainbow Bridge. She cares. Every single person you interact with when you start dealing with Lap of Love cares. You can feel it. And Dr. Sarah has opened her heart and allowed herself to care even as she is doing this difficult work that could easily make someone numb or burnt out. She has an amazing combination of professionalism, care, gentleness, intelligence, and empathy. She manages to move things along without ever making you feel pushed or rushed. Because of Dr. Sarah and Lap of Love, my baby was able to move over the Rainbow Bridge in as gentle, respectful, and loving way possible. And Dr. Sarah also managed to cradle his distraught loved ones in her capable hands as well. I can not thank Dr. Sarah or the Lap of Love staff enough.""Gloria RuggeriRichmond, VirginiaAugust 17, 2017Merry's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Walters, DVM"Dr. Jen Walters came to our home to euthanize our Golden Retriever, Ginger. Ginger had been in pain the last few days of her life and it was a relief to see her pass so peacefully. Dr. Jen has a calm and kind demeanor, and was kind to listen to us talk about our Ginger. The whole process was done very professionally."Carol FortenberryCharlotte, North CarolinaAugust 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Grant, DVM"I cannot begin to thank Dr. Amanda enough. Our sweet Dakota had a very long life and I wanted to make sure she had a very comfortable transition at our home surrounded by people that loved her. Dr Amanda was compassionate, gentle, loving, and patient. Everything was very effiecnt. I never once had to worry about any part. It's very difficult to write about our Dakota leaving us, but I cannot imagine it happening any other way. It was a very peaceful experience and we have Dr. Amanda to thank for that."Erin ThorntonCoral Springs, FloridaAugust 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tiffany Matheson, DVM"Tiffany was most compassionate and gentle and caring. She gave us as much time as we needed to say goodbye. It was very peaceful for Marley and for us, in this most difficult time."KATHY MCCARRONBOCA RATON, FloridaAugust 17, 2017Marley's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis, DVM"Thank you Lap of Love and Dr Dana. The care you provided to our family helped us through a very tough day. You were kind and sensitive to our needs. You cared for our beloved Luci and helped her transition in the most peaceful , kind and loving way at home and in comfort. Thank you again. Words cannot express how grateful we are."Brooke jacksonchapel hill, North CarolinaAugust 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"Dr. Brad is the most compassionate vet I have ever met. He was so kind and understanding. I have recommended Lap of Love to all my friends. Jennifer was the first person I spoke with when I called. She was so understanding and stayed on the phone with me and just listened to me while I cried. They both were of great comfort to me. - with my deepest gratitude. Anna Stocker"Anna StockerSicklerville, New JerseyAugust 17, 2017Emma lee's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Beth Meadow, DVM"Such an amazing and compassionate company. From the moment, I called they guided me through the process with such gentleness and kindness. They understand the pain of owners and support you in every way possible.

Dr. Meadow was such a gentle soul, her presence comforted us and she facilitated my cats transition with utmost respect and gentleness.

I am so glad that I found you to allow my angel to leave this planet in the comfort of her home surrounded by her sounds, smell and kindness of people."
Gene ArianiAlexandria, VirginiaAugust 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz, DVM"I cannot begin to express how much gratitude we have for Dr. Steven. He came to our house at the end of a busy day-a Sunday no less-to help ease little Boots to the next leg of her journey. It was a terribly sad and difficult decision but was handled beautifully by his kind, gentle and sincere manner and I'm so glad she was able to take her final cat nap on her mommy's lap surrounded by her family. He also sent us a personal email and a beautiful hand-written card full of encouragement and compassion. Our hearts are broken but we are at peace having Dr. Steven assure us that ending Boots's suffering was the greatest act of love.

This is an invaluable service you provide and I am so grateful we were able to find it before Boots's passing. If anyone is considering euthanasia, please give Lap of Love a call. They are absolutely wonderful

From the bottom of our broken hearts,
The Smith family"
Elizabeth SLewiston, NYAugust 16, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan, DVM, MPH"I just wanted to say how pleased we were with Lap of Love, especially so with Dr. Keri Morgan. She was very understanding and comforting during a very sad time. When we heard about the home option we knew there wasn't a doubt about what we were going to do. He was surrounded by his fellow canine friends and family and he went very peacefully on his way. He is still terribly missed, but the process was much better than going to the vets office. Thanks again Dr. Keri , you were wonderful."Scott GaravagliaSt. Louis, MissouriAugust 16, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erica Unz, DVM"Erica and her assistant did a wonderful job for Sara, our little Border Collie. She had to be euthanized due to being overtaken with cancer. Erica explained everything she was going to do beforehand and was kind and compassionate not only to our dog but also to me and my family. The paw print and lock of hair were perfect little keepsakes for my 2 daughters, and they were happy to receive them. Lap of Love is perfect for those that prefer to let their beloved pet cross the rainbow at home, the fee was reasonable, and I highly recommend them. Thank you, Lap of Love!"Diane PuglianoPalm Harbor, FloridaAugust 16, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Grant, DVM"We are very grateful to Dr. Amanda who helped us realize that it was time for our 14 year old beautiful rescue dog, Bowdy, to go. She was very informative as well as kind and patient with us. We were able to experience a very peaceful pain-free passing of dear Bowdy. You will always have our immense gratitude."Nancy PanosPlantation, FloridaAugust 16, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"Dr. Ashley is the most kind, gentle and knowledgable vet we have ever had the pleasure to know. She came into our lives during a most difficult time, when our 15-year old cat Piper was diagnosed with cancer over Memorial Day weekend. Piper was always a nervous cat and hated going into a crate and travelling to the vet. We did not want to put her through additional procedures or travel, but she was in bad shape when we got home from the marathon visit to BluePearl. We had seen a sweet posting about Lap of Love on a friend’s facebook page and gave them a call. We met Dr. Ashley the next day when she came out to see what she/we could do for Piper. Over the next 10 weeks, Dr. Ashley came out to our house several times – we live over an hour from the Lap of Love office and traffic in Atlanta is terrible, but Dr. Ashley always arrived on time and with a caring attitude for our sweet cat and the rest of our family.

Piper was never one to like a lot of affection and usually hid when strangers came into our house – not so at all when she met Dr. Ashley. Piper let Dr. Ashley pet her and talk to her and once Dr. Ashley knew Piper was calm, she would examine her. She had a wonderful rapport with Piper and our other two cats. She also had a great rapport with the humans. We were scared and nervous and she calmed us as well, with her demeanor, and her knowledge. She reviewed the test results and other history we had for Piper and discussed our options and the prognosis for Piper. We decided to give Piper a chance to recover from the trauma of the diagnosis weekend, and give her as much food, love and attention as possible. Dr. Ashley also recommended we try sub-cutaneous fluids, and the fluids worked a miracle, literally overnight. We moved into a ‘new normal’ with Piper – she recovered most of her strength and appetite and went back to being the alpha in our home. Dr. Ashley taught us how to do the fluids and monitored Piper via email, visits, and phone. We grew to trust Dr. Ashley and depend on her strength, experience and knowledge.

Sadly, this week, our Piper lost her fight with cancer. Overnight she went from climbing the stairs to tell us it was feeding time, to not being able to walk on her own. We first tried to get a next day appointment and quickly realized we needed Dr. Ashley asap. We sent email asking Dr. Ashley to call, and when she did, her first words were “I’m in the car on the way, let me see what the GPS says is my ETA.” We didn’t even have to ask.

Piper left us that night with peace and dignity. We are heartbroken, but we can never thank Dr. Ashley enough for what she did for Piper and for us – she will forever be a part of our family."
Susan HedrickAtlanta area, GeorgiaAugust 15, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Leslie Peltier, DVM"Dr. Leslie, was so wonderful, such compassion, and sincere. She made a very difficult situation, one I can look back on with no regrets. She gave my sweet girl, her wings."Angie FloydCOLUMBUS, OhioAugust 15, 2017Savanna Lee's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"Kiki was nearly 15 years old when her congestive heart failure began to slow her down. The other pet owners in the vet's office always told me I would know when it was time, but I didn't believe them because I couldn't tell. Until that is when on a Saturday night in the middle of the night I could tell she was panicky and struggling to breathe. Our family was all here Sunday and we had a Kiki Love Up day that was sad but nice. I found Lap of Love online Monday morning and they called me back right away to say Dr. Amanda would come to our house. Dr. Amanda sat on our floor and let Kiki get to know her. Dr Amanda took the time to get to know all of us, then gently explained what would happen before and during the process. It was soft, quiet, peaceful, and loving. We knew we had done the right thing for Kiki and had done it the right way thanks to the magical Dr. Amanda."Madson BuchbinderLong Beach, CaliforniaAugust 15, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Betsy King, DVM"Recently we went through an excruciating time, deciding when it would be time to end our beloved cat Fezzle's life. He was in pain, and suffering, but after 17 years of his constant presence, it was hard to make the decision. Dr Betsy King helped us through every step of figuring out his quality of life, and then was there for us. She was filled with compassion, and so competent in gently and carefully taking care of him in his last moments. We were able to relax and spend those last moments of love with our kitty, letting him go in a way that was respectful and easy.

We are filled with gratitude for Dr. Betsy's time with us in the most difficult of situations. Nobody wants to need a service like Lap Of Love, but it is such a relief that amazing people like Dr. Betsy are there."
Shirley BraleyChapel Hill, North CarolinaAugust 15, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Gies, DVM"Your calm, sensitivity, skill and empathy made Swampy's leaving so much more peaceful than it might have been. And of course that made it far easier for me as well. You have a true calling. Thank you for sharing you gift with us."Kate HartleyColumbia, S. CarolinaAugust 15, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler, DVM"Although yesterday was the worst day of our lives,we were so, so, glad Dr Rene made it better for Lucy. She was very dear to us, and our main goal was to prevent her from experiencing the major fears she had at the veterinary office. Her passing was so peaceful, that we were relieved. Our thanks to Dr Rene for being so sensitive and caring with Lucy, and with us. We will be sure to tell anyone who is ready, of Lap of Love's wonderful service."Paddy BerneFairifeld, CaliforniaAugust 15, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Samantha Souther, DVM"My cat, Ziggy Marley, the coolest and most beloved cat I've ever known, was suffering from colon cancer. I decided I wanted him to pass at home which he ruled over so loyally and which he loved so much (Lord Marley, as we called him.) Making the decision to end this beautiful creature's life was difficult, but I knew it was time. He was in obvious pain.

Dr. Samantha, sweet and lovely and kind, was exactly what I was looking for to take care of Ziggy. She had the utmost concern for Ziggy's and my comfort and answered our questions with patience and honesty. Lap of Love is a godsend for pet owners for which I will be eternally grateful. Ziggy Marley passed very peacefully and quietly in my arms, surrounded by his family, which was exactly where I wanted him to be.

I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Samantha. I can only pray that all pet owners and their pets are as lucky as Ziggy and I if that time should ever come for them. Thank you Dr. Samantha. It is a wonderful thing you do.

Most gratefully,
Jean Dyson & Ziggy Marley"
Jean DysonSecane, PennsylvaniaAugust 15, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Vaziri, DVM"Dr. Tina and her colleague were amazing. They explained every step and included the kids in making a paw print. We are forever grateful for the way they supported us."Melanie ConroyLeague City, TexasAugust 14, 2017Coco's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Moon, DVM"Amanda was compassionate and caring. She felt the grief we were feeling and did what she could to ease the pain."Dave and Debbie LovellSummerfield, North CarolinaAugust 14, 2017Rilee's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Spitzer, DVM"All of the praise for Dr.Jessica is very well deserved indeed. She was an angel in our time of need, and was able to make the long drive to Ojai on short notice and arrived around 9pm the same day. We had dimmed the lights in the house and had candles placed around, calming music playing, and lavender essential oil in the diffuser. We were all able to be on our bed together (our sweet Georgia's favorite spot), and Jessica was just as caring as can be, and reassured both us and Georgia that we were making the right decision and made the transition as peaceful as possible. We were the last thing she saw when she passed away in the comfort of her own home, and I can't imagine a better way to say goodbye, although saying goodbye after 15 years together was one of the most difficult things we've ever done."Sally EnglandOjai, CaliforniaAugust 14, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Regan Harp, DVM"He was very courteous and professional. He made the experience as comfortable as possible for myself, my brother, and our other dog, Tara."Josh GreerGoodlettsville, TennesseeAugust 14, 2017Max's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Porta, DVM"Our hairy boy was diagnosed with a tumor on his cerebellum in April, we did not want his last memory in life to be going to the vet. We decided on Lap Of Love, I reached out to them with a couple questions and they were so supportive even before anything was ever scheduled. Dr. Laura emailed me throughout his illness, checking in, offering tips, helping us to understand this. He did not suffer throughout his illness, his life certainly changed after his diagnosis, he still walked 2 x day but shorter, ate like a pig, anything he wanted (liked that :)), more sleeping. We knew the end of the road was near and did not want suffering for him. We scheduled the date and time for 6/25/17, we really only beat the suffering death he would endure by a couple days. She called when she was 20 minutes away. That day was all his faves, chicken and rice for breakfast , nice walk in the morning, sat outside for couple hours with his fav girl, Breyers ice cream cups all day, we had a BBQ, he ate a entire burger, hot dog and most of a T-bone steak, complete with side dishes :) More ice cream :) Dr. Laura arrived clad in shorts & sandals as one usually is on Sundays, we had a blanket on the floor, he was laying there eating ice cream, she explained her steps, she brought air dry clay and made paw prints for everyone, had little containers for locks of hair. We were all around him, petting him, talking, crying, he was enjoying some Breyers and then he just fell asleep. That was it, one of the most depressing days of my families life for sure, big heartbreak, this fella was our son, brother and the entire house best friend and he just passed away from this god-awful brain tumor, totally unaware of it, eating ice cream. I hope that for anyone having this terrible experience in their life that your hairy son /daughter ending can be as good as our guy's was. Thank you Dr. Laura for your kind, loving heart. Lap Of Love made his death tolerable, I smile through the tears when I think of him falling asleep eating ice cream. We miss him everyday! XO"northville, MichiganAugust 14, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lisa Littlejohn, DVM"We found Dr. Lisa to be extremely patient, kind, and professional. Just a lovely person! The first time she came out we just weren't ready and Dr. Lisa felt that Maggie wasn't either, and she recommended something for pain. Wheit was time, Dr. Lisa came again, but now she came into our home as a friend. She sat and talked with us for a long time, and helped us prepare ourselves, explaining everything. She has a talent for walking bereaved people through a very difficult process. Afterwards, she emailed several times to see how we were doing. Thank you Dr. Lisa for everything you and the kind people at Lap of Love did for us. You all deserve an extra halo in heaven, for sure!"marsha ReiniersSpring Hill, FloridaAugust 14, 2017Maggie Mae's Pet Memorial
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