Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"We’d like to thank Dr. Aspen for helping us through this extremely difficult time. She was so comforting and understanding through the whole experience. We never felt rushed. She took great care of our Matty girl, and I couldn’t imagine another person I would have trusted more for us to hand her over to. She is wonderful at her job, and I thank her greatly. Dr, Aspen even followed up with us to make sure we were all doing well. It's been since January and we still miss Matty so much. We are so glad we found out about Lap of Love. What a wonderful and peaceful way to say goodbye to the love of our lives.
The Shields' family"
Patrici ShieldsLower BurrellApril 4, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christie Comm"We had to let go of our beloved cat Gabby , who was in her early twenties. The thought of dragging her into a sterile waiting room and having it done on a cold steel slab was simply awful. She would have left this world terrified. Our vet recommended Lap of Love and it was well worth the extra expense. Dr. Christie came by our apartment and couldn't have been kinder or more gentle. She explained the procedure and informed us what was happening at each step of the process. Gabby left us, ensconced on our laps, purring all the way. Her passing was peaceful and gentle. Dr. Christie made the ordeal so much more bearable. We are still broken-hearted a week later, but comforted in the knowledge that we afforded Gabby the best farewell that we could. Thanks to Dr. Christie and Lap of Love, we know that Gabby is happy in Kitty Valhalla, where the birds are all plump, dim-witted, and slow."Andrew LisecChicagoApril 4, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Blaine Brennock"Dr. Blaine was amazing he is a very special person. He made a difficult time as easy as possible. He took good care of Buddie and us!"Matthew WesterfieldPalm Beach GardensApril 4, 2020Buddie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stacy Blake"Thank you so much Dr. Stacy for being so kind, caring, empathetic and compassionate. I am so glad I chose Lap of Love to help me with this very hard decision. But it was the best thing for Chewy. He died peacefully in my arms in my late sister’s room. I wouldn’t have done it any other way. Dr. Stacy was not only kind, but professional and careful, very gentle through the entire heartbreaking process. We couldn’t hug or have much contact since we’re in the middle of this COVID-19 war, but her kindness and compassion were enough. Thank you so much Dr. Stacy, my family and I will never forget your kindness on that day. You are truly the best at what you do..."Robert CosmeOrlandoApril 4, 2020Chewy 's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri"Dr. Jordan was very empathetic and professional in handling our pet Lucky. We were appreciative of the service he provided even though it has to be one of the toughest jobs.
Thank you for your help!"
Susan DeebDavieApril 4, 2020Lucky's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"From the moment that I called Lap of Love I could sense the compassion and empathy. We will be forever grateful to Dr, Heather and Lap of Love. Our Buttons was able be in his own home surrounded by the people who loved and cherished him. Dr. Heather was so kind and compassionate, allowing us to stroke him and say our goodbyes. We were never rushed and she took the time to answer our questions and prepare us. She gave us a paw print and a lock of his fur. We are so thankful to Dr. Heather for making such a difficult time bearable."Cecilia ForsterSeafordApril 4, 2020Buttons's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Parrish"Dr. Amy was so patient and compassionate. She answered all 100 questions my autistic children had for her.she was professional and wasnt scared of coming into our home even though we are among covid 19 times. Thank you Dr. Amy from the bottom of my heart giving my sweet boy kalel a beautiful passing."Sue RiveraReadingApril 4, 2020Kalel's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman"After multiple surgeries and years of difficult health, we learned that no additional surgeries would allow our Cara to live a pain-free life. Unfortunately, this news hit us during the COVID 19 pandemic and the same day that our regular veterinarian's grandmother passed. We called multiple office to locate a veterinarian that would allow us to be with Cara as she journeyed to the beyond. We are so grateful that Dr. Toby agreed to allow our Cara to pass in the safety and comfort of our home surrounded by her family. Cara passed peacefully in our arms sleeping in our bed, where she slept from the beginning of her time with us. Thank you for helping our Cara transition to a pain free existence. [Note: the picture is from her puppy days.]"Kelley BlatnikLas VegasApril 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"My heart started healing the moment I called Lap of Love. As any pet lover knows, losing one is a difficult human experience, and letting our 14 year old labrador, Dr. Barker, go peacefully was our number one priority. From the moment I called Lap of Love, I felt comfortable and cared for. We are so grateful Dr. Nellie was willing to come to our home during a pandemic. While keeping appropriate social-distance - she was communicative, professional, calm and sympathetic making the process peaceful and stress-free for our best friend. Thank you."Tracy Daly RaffertyColumbusApril 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christie Comm"Dr. Christie was absolutely wonderful and understanding and my sweet Bella's passing was painless and quick. I cannot thank her enough for caring for her and myself as I was so upset."Jessica NunziataPark RidgeApril 3, 2020Bella's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli"With both professionalism and empathy, Dr. Kristine made a very difficult time so much easier . My little toy poodle had a very peaceful end for which I was so grateful. Sometimes, it can be a struggle to know when it is the right time to put your dog down and Dr. Kristine put my mind at ease. Everyone that I dealt with at Lap of Love, on the phone and then of course Dr. Kristine was really great."Laura BassaniOakdaleApril 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashleigh Rhoades"Given the COVID 19 situation, our family was anxious that in-home euthanasia might not be available for our cat.
Thus, it was a relief to work with Celeste in arranging an appointment just 18 hours after our call, particularly since our pet was in the final stages of kidney failure.

Dr. Ashleigh arrived as scheduled, bringing sincerity and empathy to our home. We said goodbye on our back deck with the family in attendance, the birds singing, and the sun breaking through.

These days are tough on everyone in society. Lap of Love made the added stress of our loss a comforting, controlled and memorable experience.

Thanks to Dr. Ashleigh and the entire SEA staff."
Mike EhlSeattleApril 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"We are so thankful that our vet recommended Lap of Love so that our dear boy Pandy could be home in his own bed when he transitioned from a life that had become uncomfortable to being comfortable once more. Dr. Elyse was wonderful with him and with us. It gave us some peace to see him slowly go to sleep and to see him resting comfortably for the first time in a few weeks. Dr. Elyse allowed us the time we needed to talk to him and stroke him while he was comfortable. He was a wonderfully funny cat and while our hearts are heavy with missing his physical presence we are thankful that he was able to be home with those who loved him so much under the loving, competent care of Dr. Elyse."Oscar GodleyHamptonApril 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Czarnecki"Dr. Amy was wonderful. I was a mess. I had less than 5 days from diagnosis to being merciful for my cat, Little Diva. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. It was scary! I had days or weeks with her but she was not eating or drinking. I was in a daze and I wasn't sure if I was doing the right thing because everything was happening so fast. I appreciate that Dr. Amy showed empathy, patience and offered words of wisdom that help ease this difficult time. It was sincere, comforting and reassuring. Little Diva passed peacefully with Dr. Amy's assistance. Dr. Amy gave me time to grieve and information for support. She knew it wasn't an easy decision and how much I loved Little Diva. Thank you Dr. Amy for giving me peace. allowing Little Diva to pass in the comfort of her homes and my arms during these days when we are dealing with COVID-19 days."Candace HillFishersApril 3, 2020Little Diva's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristen Miller"Dr. was great."Marc MorganoRockville CentreApril 3, 2020Gulliver's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Burns"Dr Rachel was so kind and compassionate to our needs. She was extremely professional, explained every detail and answered our questions. It was such a blessing to have her come to our home so not to put any added stress on our dog or our family. Thank you Dr Rachel for making this difficult time as pleasant as it could be."Heather HerringtonHigganumApril 3, 2020Yukon's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carling Sitterley"Lap of Love was amazing from the beginning. I spoke with Barbara on the phone and she was patient with me while I asked questions and tried to make the best decision for my Jett. She allowed me to take time to make a decision and made herself available when I called back. Dr. Carling was able to come the next day. During this very difficult time, she came into our home and was so kind and compassionate. She gave us the space we needed while still remaining informative and caring. She made sure we understood the process and talked us through each step. She treated our sweet boy with respect and dignity even after he passed. Although this was an extremely difficult time, she made it a peaceful experience. I cannot thank Dr. Carling enough for all she did for us in our time of need. I recommend Lap of Love to anyone in a similar situation. We are so grateful for this option and Dr. Carling! Thank you!"Nikki MaceyLancasterApril 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"This was one of the hardest things we have ever done. Dr. Elyse was vey kind, considerate and patient with us. She explained the process and we feed our little man cheese and peanut butter, something he hasn't had for years. She took him with her and when we were ready to bury him by our pool, where he loved to hang out with us, she brought him home to us and helped us place him in his coffin. It was a sad experience but Dr. Elyse made it barrable. Thank you so much for your help"Leslie CreechVa. BeachApril 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli"When we first decided to adopt a dog, we went to a local shelter to meet a puppy we found online. When we got to the shelter and began walking past the dogs, Nico jumped right up to the gate and started barking. We stopped to pet him and in those brief moments he stole our hearts. Nico was the sweetest boy to everyone he met, animal and human alike, except squirrels and cats. He loved to run around the park with his dog friends, or with his humans, inspiring us to go the extra mile, to never quit, and to stay outside as long as possible. He loved to visit the neighbors and hang out on the porch, sometimes to steal a bone or some steak. Most of all, Nico loved to curl up with his family while watching a movie or for an afternoon nap, but always checked in on everyone during the night. When Nico was diagnosed with severe arthritis and intervertebral disc disease, he could no longer do the things he loved most. We tried everything we could to help him, but his condition only deteriorated. After talking to our vet, the vets from Laps of Love, and discussing our options as a family, we decided it was time (the hardest decision we have ever made). When Kristine came to the house, we brought Nico to his favorite spot in the backyard to lay in the sun surrounded by his family. Kristine talked us through the procedure, gave us reassurance in our decision, and most importantly treated Nico with the upmost respect and provided quality care. Though this was one of the hardest decisions of our lives, Nico passed in the comfort of his home surrounded by those who love him so deeply. If you are burdened by this decision, please consider this as an option, because I would not do it this any other way."Erica BornhoftHolbrookApril 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Loren Gassler"On March 2nd, we had to put our beloved Sugar to sleep. She had never liked going to the vet, so we opted to call Lap of Love and have a vet come to our home instead. This way Sugar wouldn’t be stressed out in her last moments. Dr. Loren was wonderful. She was calm and patient. We didn’t feel rushed. Sugar was my daughter’s dog and my daughter is at a naval base in Great Lakes, so we had to wait for her to be available on FaceTime. Dr Loren waited then explained the whole process to us. The only thing I would do differently would be to request an IV in which to administer the meds. The injection given “just under the skin” was deeper than expected. Aside from that, the whole process was a good experience, if that is possible during such a difficult time.
I would definitely recommend Lap of Love and Dr Loren."
Carolina PereaSt. PetersburgApril 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd"This is where Dr. Annie came into our lives. We called her to come visit Jose and our family to discuss our options and what to expect. We chose to give Jose more time and followed Dr. Annie's instructions for hospice, keeping Jose comfortable at home for a while longer. Dr. Annie checked in periodically over the months to make sure that all was well with Jose. She was so compassionate and empathetic and patient with us. Even when we cancelled appointments because Jose kept having "good" days. When the day finally arrived, we were all here with Jose, holding him and loving him to the very end. Dr. Annie was so amazing, explaining every step, making sure we understood and were ready before she would proceed. It was so peaceful for us all.
Let me say this, I have had many pets in my lifetime and have made "that" drive with them to and from the Vet's clinic at the end of their lives. It is never easy and always filled with anguish and sorrow and heart-breaking pain. This was different. The heart-break and sorrow are still there, but somehow softer and easier to bear. Having Jose here at home when the time came meant so much and made the process less stressful and more natural. Having a compassionate and empathetic Vet who truly cared for the quality of the experience for my beloved Jose and my family made it seem easier. I will always call Lap of Love when it is time for my next furry family member to say goodbye. And if she is still available, I will request Dr. Annie. She is incredible."
Vera GaspariniWinter SpringsApril 2, 2020Jose's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Scudder"Chris was an absolute Godsend for us. She is the kindest, most gracious person I've ever met, and she helped make our extremely painful time a bit less devastating."Fran ShermanMaryland HeightsApril 2, 2020Sherman's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Guillory"Dr. Christina was wonderful. She is very compassionate and also knowledgeable. She helped us through this very difficult time and I appreciate her very much"Mar DeeseSanta FeApril 2, 2020Chino's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Bruce"Kim,
Thank you so much for your kind words and gentle touch with Sage. You made her last moments incredibly peaceful. We feel very blessed that you were with our family yesterday.
Mike and CoCo
Henry and Jack"
Michael CristeDenverApril 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tyler Johnston"Dr. Tyler was the absolute best on the worst day of my life. He was kind, compassionate, respectful, and I’m not sure I could have done this without him. Thank you Dr. Tyler for comforting us on this horrible day and helping us get through this and making my Sonny boys final moments precious ones."Chelsea ArthursAddisonApril 2, 2020Sonny's Pet Memorial
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