Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"when i knew from our urgent care doctor's advice it was time to let Ember go, i was in complete hysteria. He was always traumatized getting him in a car, and the thought of forcing him in a vehicle and drive him to his vet to be euthanized just crushed me. And amidst covid19 regulations, we could only have 2 people with him. But he was a family member. Lap of Love was personally recommended to me by someone else that used their service. From my 1st phone call to obtain information, to more calls from Dr. Heather, until her arrival at our home to put him out of his pain, i knew we made the right decision. We all sat around him on his blanket in the backyard peacefully together. No trauma to Ember and Dr. Heather was most compassionate and caring and informative. Her follow-up phone calla and emails too gave us more comfort. Everything was beyond compassion and professionalism. We are left with peaceful memories of his cross over. Thank you isn't enough to express to the incredible staff and Dr. Heather at Lap of Love."Julianne Nolanwest BabylonJune 3, 2020Ember Blaze Nolan's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff"My sweet boy crossed the rainbow bridge June 1 2020. I feel such sadness. Gus went peacefully, now pain free. He was the lucky dog that was loved, cared for and provided all the great things in life a dog deserves. He leaves a family that loves him dearly. He loved car rides, chasing empty soda bottles, unwrapping presents and of course he loved his walks. It’s been awhile since he could do those things but I never wanted to believe he was suffering in any way. It was certainly the hardest decision I have ever made. Dr. Dawnetta helped us in so many ways. She explained every step of the way. My sweet boy faded away snoring till the end. My heart is broken. The house is so quiet and the indentation in my bed is a nightly remainder that he once was a vibrant happy dog. Now free to run and play as he use to."April MoroOakvilleJune 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Megan Wehrwein"When it was time to say goodbye to our beloved Golden Retriever Capon, we were very fortunate to have had a friend recommend Lap of Love. Capon could not have had a more peaceful, painless and dignified transition. She was in our home, in her favorite spot, surrounded by my wife and I. We were giving her love and her favorite treats while Dr. Megan very gently and lovingly gave her an injection. Capon just gently drifted off while in our arms. No pain, no drama. Dr. Megan explained everything very well and did not rush anything. She was as compassionate and professional as could be.

From the initial call, to the home visit, to the delivery of Capon's ashes and the card sent; every aspect of the process was well thought out and carried out. They made a difficult time as comforting as possible. Highly recommended."
Chuck HorakPalm HarborJune 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Scudder"Alice was a fantastic dog in a lot of ways for having spent the first 4 to 6 years of her life in a puppy mill. We adopted her in March of 2011 and had 9 wonderful years with her. The past few months she started rapidly losing weight, would only eat intermittently and seemed to sleep most of the time. She became incontinent and we took her to the vet, she was given a prescription but it didn't seem to help and she continued to lose weight.
When we decided that it was time for Alice to be put down I called around. Because of Covid 19 a lot of veterinary clinics and hospitals were either booked solid for a few weeks or would only allow one pet parent back at time of euthanasia. Both of her pet Mommas wanted to be with her as she left this world. One of the local animal care groups recommended Lap of Love and I automatically assumed we wouldn't be able to afford it based on prior googling in regards to in home euthansia. I'm on disability and my counterpart is out of work because of the pandemic. I called lap of love and spoke with one of the most compassionate humans I've interacted with in a long time and realized that this was best for Alice and for her Moms.

The day before we spoiled her rotten, took her to the park and got her a giant pup cup. She was so exhausted from walking a quarter of a mile that I knew it was time.

I made the appointment and read what to expect on Lap of Love's website. Alice had a homemade breakfast and greeted Dr. Chris with affection and energy when they came through the door. Dr. Chris walked us through what was going to happen and was very sympathetic and kind hearted. They listened to our stories of Alice's life, of her fearlessness of heights, of some grand adventures, as she slowly faded in our arms.

I can not begin to express the dignity and grace in which our dog was allowed to leave this world by Lap of Love. She quite literally went to sleep in our arms and was no longer in pain. Dr. Chris treated us and Alice with dignity and respect, with compassion and caring, with patience and a sincerity that was beautiful to witness. I will be forever grateful for this service and for the attentive and thoughtful presence of Dr. Chris."
Adie BennettTower Grove SouthJune 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"I couldn’t thank you enough for making the hardest day of my life such a beautiful experience. You came with such grace and your presence was truly unforgettable. It was clear how loved my baby was and you took the time to let us grieve as we were, and I can’t thank you enough for spending extra time with us afterwards and helping the way you did. I couldn’t have imagined the day going any other way, and again I cannot thank you enough for that."Emily ComeauCentereachJune 3, 2020Scully's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Caroline Kiert"It was very difficult to let go of my beloved Patience. I'm thankful there are services like Lap of Love who will send compassionate, understanding, and patient veterinarians like Dr. Caroline. During this time of COVID-19, the circumstances required adjustment in process to honor social distancing. Patience was loved by my entire family who came from the Bay Area just to say good bye and offer emotional support. We all wore face masks and kept our distance. Dr. Caroline stepped away to allow each family to say their good byes for privacy and safety reasons.

Dr. Caroline is truly an angel for how gentle she was with Patience and the compassion she showed towards me and my family.

Thank you!"
Lilian TongWest SacramentoJune 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nil Wilkins"Nil thank you so much for your kindness and helping us help Casey. When you said Casey had his wings I invisioned it and felt relief. And since can only see we will be together again someday. He was always meant to be with me. He knew how to talk to me. I knew how to hear him. Well either way he could get what he wanted. Thank you again."Wendy EDENNEW PRT RCHYJune 3, 2020Casey Cosmo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Dr. Manfredi was compassionate, took the time to discuss my concerns and most importantly, set me at ease with the decision before gently easing into the process."SetauketJune 3, 2020Malutki's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Miranda Shaw"There aren’t enough words to express how grateful we are to Dr. Miranda for her kindness & patience with us & our beloved Faccia Bello.
She made a horrible time for our family bearable. Thank you Dr. Miranda for caring for us with so much compassion. Also, thank you to the care coordinators
I spoke with preparing for this. I would recommend Lap of Love to any pet owner having to face this time for their beloved pet."
Bridget BerggrenChicagoJune 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Burns"For anyone struggling with whether or not to use Lap of Love I and my family highly recommend them. Dr. Burns came to our home and helped with our Jake in his final hours. She was kind thoughtful and most of all respectful to Jake in his final minutes. She never rushed us her tone and demeanor made our transition for him to the after life the most beautiful thing ever. After his passing the care she took in placing him on the stretcher and wrapping him. He looked so peaceful as if he was still sleeping. Dr Burns I can't thank you enough for what you did for me, my family and especially Jacob Anthony Marley Abelli, may you rest in peace until we meet again. Thank you Lap of Love and Dr. Burns."richard abelliStratfordJune 3, 2020's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stacy Blake"Dr. Blake did a wonderful job making us and Blue feel comforted and peaceful in Blue's final moments. We felt that the experience, while obviously very sad, happened in the best way it possibly could have-in our home, with everything Blue truly loved, surrounded by our love. Dr. Blake was very sympathetic to the situation and provided a listening ear for us, as we shared stories about him and how much he impacted us so positively. Thank you so much Dr. Blake!"Abby and Billy BassOrlandoJune 3, 2020Blue's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nikki Abdulla"Dr. Nikki was wonderful when she helped us with our cat, Cosmo. She was very professional, but also very compassionate and patient. She did not rush the procedure, and took time for us to tell her when we were ready. She allowed us to be with Cosmo until the peaceful end. The entire experience was made into a loving memorial for Cosmo, because of Lap of Love. I would recommend them to anyone who needs or wants assistance with their pet’s passing in their own home."Rachel GainerYorkJune 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Maggie Mottram"Dr. Maggie came to our house on May 9th to help our 15 year old dog, Alex, cross the Rainbow Bridge. It was a heartbreaking decision to let our girl go. Everyone I spoke to at Lap of Love was very kind and understanding. Dr. Maggie explained each step to us and gave us time to say goodbye to Alex. It was very peaceful for our girl. . She was on our lanai, her happy place, and with her family who loved her. We miss her terribly.
Thank you Dr. Maggie for your kindness."
Kim FoxFort MyersJune 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"I want to give a big HUG and shout out to Dr Elyse. She was so wonderful with my Lily. And with me...Lap of Love is a wonderful national collective of caring individuals who comfort pet parents at the worst of times. Dr Elyse and her staff made sure neither Lily or I were stressed. She hugged and loved on her, talked to me, was an angel. Took care of the difficult arrangements. ❤ what you take on when you get a pet, can be made easier"Susan WellsNEWPORT NEWSJune 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Miranda Shaw"Dr. Shaw helped our family immensely when it was time for our Newfie, Kona, to leave us. She explained all details of the procedure in easily understandable terms. She was compassionate in the way she spoke to us and handled Kona. She rearranged her daily schedule to make it to our house earlier so that Kona would not suffer. The entire Lap of Love team responded to our communications very promptly, even after hours. There were many extenuating circumstances on the day Kona got sick but everyone was extremely accommodating. I can't say enough about Dr. Shaw, she is an absolutely amazing veterinarian and her work impacted us immeasurably."NorthbrookJune 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Betsy King"Our Family would like to thank Lap of Love and Dr. Betsy….she ROCKS! Although this was the hardest choice our family had to make, Dr. Betsy was great. She made the entire process peaceful and easier. We got the feeling she really cared. Even the follow up emails are so thoughtful and much appreciated. We hope we will never have to make this decision again, however, if we do….Lap of Love will be the only people we call. THANK YOU ALL FROM THE EVANS FAMILY!"LaToya EvansSmithfieldJune 2, 2020Bella's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sean McFly"Very professional and compassionate."Katarina AkeLa MesaJune 2, 2020Famosa-fama's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeff Carpenter"DVM Jeff Carpenter was amazing to work with. He was patient and explained everything that would happen. He made sure Gideon was comfortable and gave me the time I needed to say good bye to my best friend. I greatest fear would be that I would have to make the decision and would not be able to be with Gideon at the end with the COVID crisis. Thankfully that was not the case and we got to stay together until the end. Words can not express my Thanks."Jacqueline PeelerChelseaJune 2, 2020Gideon's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kali Jimenez"Dr. Kali was amazing, helping me through an incredibly tough time. The health of my 17-year-old cat, Jada, was declining rapidly and, due to COVID, I was not easily able to find help for her in our home or at a local vet. I was informed by one vet that I wouldn't be able to be with her during treatment due to COVID protocols at the office (which was totally understandable, of course). So, I was terrified that it may be time to make the call to let her go and that I wouldn't be able to be with her in person. I called Lap of Love a couple of times that day to chat through my options and the staff was so amazing and caring. I finally decided it was time, and Dr. Kali came to my house to help. She had a great protocol to keep us both safe due to COVID, handled the situation with great care, and checked on me afterward. I was able to be with my cat during her final hours and minutes, which meant the world to me. This may not have been possible without the Lap of Love. The work they do for the community is invaluable and incredibly tough and emotional. I am so grateful for you all, thank you."Lauren WatkinsSaint AugustineJune 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lori Braun"Lori was great, very kind and supportive. She really helped make a difficult time more comfortable for our family. Her care and tenderness extended to Tessie was greatly appreciated. What a wonderful service she offers."Kirk JarvieSalemJune 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Gill"Thank you to Dr. Gill, for giving my beloved NeNe a peaceful end. Lap of Love has been a god send- I had two of the best buddies in my life leave this earth in their care. Thank you."Gina BernardApopkaJune 2, 2020Nirvan (Nene) 's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Burns"For anyone struggling with whether or not to use Lap of Love I and my family highly recommend them. Dr. Burns came to our home and helped with our Jake in his final hours. She was kind thoughtful and most of all respectful to Jake in his final minutes. She never rushed us her tone and demeanor made our transition for him to the after life the most beautiful thing ever. After his passing the care she took in placing him on the stretcher and wrapping him. He looked so peaceful as if he was still sleeping. Dr Burns I can't thank you enough for what you did for me, my family and especially Jacob Anthony Marley Abelli, may you rest in peace until we meet again. Thank you Lap of Love and Dr. Burns."richard abelliStratfordJune 2, 2020Jacob Anthony Marley Abelli's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Miranda Shaw"Miranda was very kind with our pup Nico and the family. She gave us the time we needed and explained the process with gentle words and warmth in her voice."Erika PuentesChicagoJune 2, 2020Nico's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sydney Brehm"I just wanted to pass along my sincere "thank you" to Dr. Sydney Brehm. We had to euthanize our almost 16 year old dog and this was the first time we experienced this stage of the life cycle. Dr. Sydney was so kind, compassionate, spoke softly to us and guided us through the process. It could not have gone better given the circumstances. I wish she could be our veterinarian for our other dog! She is the best - THANK YOU!"Sue GumbsAtlantaJune 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Regan Harp"I can't thank Dr. Regan enough for being so patient, answering all my questions and dealing with my emotional outburst. He helped my sweet girl Honey pass on with dignity. He was so caring and loving. I didn't know what to expect and he explained everything he was doing. She fought cancer for months until it finally got the best of her. I highly recommend Laps of love. Thank you for all you do."Melinda CreppelNashvilleJune 2, 2020
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