Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"Our special boy Buddy had been in failing health for some time. Having to put him to sleep was one of the hardest decisions we have ever had to make. Dr. Sierra was so very kind and gentle with our loved one. She listened and was so very understanding. Although still very difficult ,Dr. Sierra made it a very peaceful situation. God bless her and the service both she and The Lap of love provided. We will always miss our boy Bud but please know the service you provide is so very important. God bless you all. Nancy & Mark"Nancy & Mark DaileyPittsburghAugust 12, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Thank you for allowing Domino to finally be at peace. He struggled a lot at the end but was a fighter. Thank you for letting us hold him on his journey to heaven in our bed where he loved to Snuggle. He got to be with his big brother Oscar his mommy and daddy. We are forever thankful to you for helping make this a little easier on us."Tiana MoranoRonkonkomaAugust 12, 2020Domino's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Thank you so much for letting us hold Oscar on his journey in our bed. That’s where he loved to snuggle. You made this process so easy and will be forever thankful for your help."Tiana MoranoRonkonkomaAugust 12, 2020Oscar's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Scudder"Meeko was something that came into my life that I didn`t know I desperately needed.

Driving back to college from my hometown, I found this little kitten, covered in fleas and malnourished, dumped on the side of the road of a very small town. Without giving a thought to it, with no preparation for an animal, I scooped him up and took him with me. On the hour long car ride, he sat on my lap, ever so calmly. Every once in a while, he would reach up with his little paw and gently touch my face. When I looked down at him, he had the sweetest, most grateful expression in his eyes. Ever since then, he had my heart and the strongest bond I`ve ever formed with an animal was born.

I had Meeko for almost 6 years before he started to get sick. I tried everything to help him get better, with no success. I couldn`t bare letting him suffer anymore. I struggled endlessly with the thought of taking him to a vets office to end his suffering; the long car ride, the cold florescent office lights...my best friend deserves more than that in my mind. After praying about it, Lap Of Love shows up in my research, with wonderful testimonials, and all the caring information I could ever want. When I called, the receptionist named Gen was so warm and caring towards me. As I struggled to get words out from tearing up a little, Gen comforted me and offered such incredible kindness through the phone. That alone, eased my mind about the decision.

As Meeko`s appointment got closer, the more of a mess I was. I cherished the moments I had with him and have no regrets on the last moments we shared together.

The day came and went, but it was one of the longest days of my life.

Dr. Chris was absolutely wonderful. As soon as I heard her voice over the phone, I knew she truly cares about her work and has a passion for what she does. When she walked in to my apartment, she radiated kindness. I will never forget that.

I put a bed with Meeko`s favorite blanket on it out on my porch; where he loved to spend time with me. Meeko and I gathered out there with Dr. Chris and my loving parents. When the first anesthetic was given, Meeko settled peacefully into my arms and Dr. Chris made his clay paw imprint. Our last moments after the second anesthetic was given went quickly, but so peaceful and without him feeling any pain. As he passed away, there in his little bed with his favorite toy, Dr. Chris sat with me for a few minutes and offered comforting words of wisdom. I couldn`t have imagined a better way for Meeko to leave his earthly home.

I buried Meeko at our family farm in the garden under an apple tree.

For as long as I live, I will always remember my little buddy and our bond. I will also never forget his beautiful passing gifted to him by Dr. Chris and Lap Of Love.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the peace given to Meeko and me.

Meeko`s Mom - Hannah Neumeier"
Hannah NeumeierFentonAugust 12, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"Dr. Persico,

Thank you. Thank you for being kind, gentle, understanding, and overall wonderful during our difficult time. My wife and I were comforted knowing you cared for Max during this short time as you knew him all along. You have a heart of gold and we thank you for that and most importantly Max thanks you for that too."
Chris ReoyoNewport NewsAugust 12, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Charlie Deutsch"Nothing can fully prepare you to say goodbye to your best friend but having Lap of Love helped tremendously. They work with compassion and understanding. They let you ask as many questions as needed and walk you through everything to make the actual day as stress free as possible. Having an in home option (specially during Covid) makes things a lot easier. Easier on your pet since they can stay at home where they feel loved and safe as well as easier on you since you can make it a special day without having to stress about logistics. You can just focus on loving your pet. Bijou got to have a bucket list last week of her life full of walks to the park, millions of cuddles, ice cream, and her favorite human food spaghetti! Thank you to Dr. Charlie for being there for us. He made things peaceful in our home and he works with real passion. Holding your best friend in their last moments was very hard but getting to tell them that you love them and it’s ok to go was the greatest honor you can give them."Jian NaghaviMission ViejoAugust 12, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tiffany Matheson"I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to Lap of Love and Dr. Tiffany Matheson for helping us get through one of the most difficult moments of our lives. Thank you so much."Louis BlancoLake WorthAugust 12, 2020Toby's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Gibson"What a blessing that Dr Jessica was able to come to the house. She explained everything and allowed us a special time with Lester. Thank you, Dr Jessica, for your sensitive approach to a very emotional time. We also appreciate receiving a lovely card a few days after."Susie MarentisPotomac FallsAugust 12, 2020Lester's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mandi Beckmann"Eleanor was with us for almost 15 years and gave so much pure love our lives. We knew it was time to assist her in passing but making that choice for her was gut wrenching. My hesitation in using Lap of Love was that we wouldn’t know the Vet who would be coming to our home for this very private and intimate moment. Reading the other testimonials here helped me to feel comfortable. As soon as Dr. Mandi greeted us I began to sob. Her compassion and empathy were so beautiful. Dr. Mandi was patient, loving, gentle and is an angel for the service and love she provided to us and Eleanor. Eleanor was always very intuitive. Before we made the decision, she did not have a good night and was very restless that morning. She would not settle down and would not eat. My partner and I knew it was time and as soon as we made the call to Lap of Love, Eleanor settled into her bed and was the calmest I have seen her in weeks. She was ready. Eleanor laid in her bed in front of a fan, with the windows open and dappled light coming in—there was a great sense of peace coming from her. Because of Lap of Love, we have that memory of her being peaceful in her home where she was always kept safe and loved. The thought of bringing her to a vet for her final moments, a place she was always scared of was just not an option. Dr. Mandi explained the entire process and was so loving towards Eleanor. Her passing was handled with dignity and love and we are deeply grateful. We are devasted by the loss of such a beloved family member but also grateful for Lap of Love and Dr. Mandi who helped make this experience peaceful and respectful for Eleanor and us. Our hearts have been forever changed by the love Eleanor gave us. Dr. Mandi helped to ensure our final moments with her in this life were precious and meaningful."Brian O'NeillRochesterAugust 12, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stephanie Henderson"Dr Stephanie Henderson was/is an amazing lady!
If ever there is angel walking the earth she is one of them!
She was so kind and heart warming! Dr Stephanie explained the whole process before we got started and walked us thru everything. She did not rush us and certainly gave us all the grieving time we needed! I can not express my gratitude for her and Lapoflove enough! Thank you for making this transition as easy as it possibly under such defeating circumstances! ❤️"
Tiffany Poole PooleHaymarketAugust 12, 2020Cooper's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Porta"Lap of Love is awesome and makes saying goodbye so much easier. They are sincere, respectful and provide a great service!"Michelle JacksonFarmington HillsAugust 12, 2020Kane's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sydney Brehm"Dr. Sydney was really a blessing. She was very compassionate and caring during this very sad time. I was so grateful to be able to allow Scout to be at home where he was comfortable and had no anxiety. It was so peaceful and loving and we had all the time we needed to say our final goodbye."JANA PAYANDecaturAugust 12, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Allison Bergin"Our dog Chewy was 2 months short of being 16. He suddenly was in pain, confused and losing balance. After 2 days we decided it was time. He hated the veterinarian clinic. I didn't want his last moments here scared and upset. Dr. Allison came to our home and Chewy passed very peacefully. I would strongly recommend this service for any pet."David FatlaMiwaukeeAugust 11, 2020Chewy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shantelle Williams"Wonderful and caring vet that helped you cross the rainbow bridge"Kathy JeffersNew Port RicheyAugust 11, 2020Lucy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Gibson"Dr. Jessica was so very caring, calm and gentle. She arrived within 10 minutes of her scheduled time and spent as much time with us as we needed to understand her process and spend the last moments with our beloved dog. She warmly and gently walked us through what was going to happen and asked us a number of times if we had any questions. She met all of our needs and the needs of our elderly dog. Her caring touch was very much appreciated and she met our needs including the finest details. Thank you Dr. Jessica."Bobbie CippelHerndonAugust 11, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tracy Reis"Dear Doctor Tracy, Thank you so much for helping us with Dozer. We just miss him so much but thankfully we have Abi to love and to love us. So far she seems to be adapting well to being an only dog. I thank God for the blessing of our sweet animal. You couldn't have been kinder to us and Dozer. Thank you again."Mike ParkerRowland HeightsAugust 11, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Karen Meyers"Dr. Meyers was so compassionate and thoughtful. She gave me and Bella space to "be alone". She also knew when I got flooded with emotion and gently stepped in. She was absolutely fantastic! Five thumbs up, and tissues, for Dr. Meyers!"Beverly WrightBrandywineAugust 11, 2020Bella (von Flachenburg) Wright's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tracy Reis"Hi Dr. Reis I so appreciate your kindness and advice yesterday with Seamus! He is doing well today, seems back to his old self. Maybe cats really do have 9 lives? He has an appt tomorrow with Dr Nakamura and I hope to get an end-of-life treatment plan to manage Seamus at home until we need to see you again for euthanasia. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being here when we really needed you and I have already given your referral to my local vet and friends! And thank you for making the world a better place! Xo Jamee Roberts"August 11, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Parrish"She was wonderful! Went above and beyond! Thank you for making a difficult time easier"Corey JonesBethlehemAugust 11, 2020Skye's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Roger Chase"We've all heard the touching stories of 'at home euthanasia'. If you are visiting this site you have probably already decided that when the gut wrenching time comes to alleviate your pets suffering; an 'in home service' would be your final way to honor the life of your dear four-legged family member .

My husband and I contacted Lap of Love last September when our cat Reggie began to rapidly decline due to pancreatic cancer. Being able to have our beloved pet of 17 years in the familiar, warm, loving home he had-prowled and ruled for years- was comforting to us. We did not want his last activity in this life to be the dreaded car ride to the vet. We were so relieved that we did not have to put him through that.

It was very evident right away that Dr Roger Chase is a very tender, caring man. His sympathetic way and gentle handling of Reggie really touched us. He explained each step of the procedure, he encouraged us to proceed at our own pace, he watched us cry and pet and nuzzle on Reggie, and then cry some more. Our experience with him (while very painful and emotional) helped us be at peace with our decision.

11 months later...

One week ago today my daughter's family sorrowfully awaited the arrival of Dr. Chase. Their beloved Cassidy, an 11 year old Boxer. had given them a sign that she was suffering from the toll cancer was taking on her body. She needed their help.

After the arrival of Dr Chase, we all gathered in the backyard and watched a skinny Cassidy make her way to a spot under her favorite shade tree. As we all prepared to sit on the grass to love on her and feed her some yummy treats, my daughter voiced concern over whether or not to take Cassidy's-litter mate and sister-Cocoa inside the house. Dr Chase assured her it would be best if Cocoa was present. He explained that she would probably cope better with the loss of her life long companion if she were allowed to be close to her.

Little did we know that we were about to witness an instinctually, amazing experience-a 'Where the Red Fern Grows' moment- between these two sisters.

In the beginning Cassidy's sister was being her typical self. She wanted her share of loves and treats but as Dr Chase prepared his items and proceeded to explain the steps of the procedure, Cocoas demeanor changed significantly. She became still and a look of sadness came over her face. She laid quietly the whole while Cassidy was being administered to......We are all convinced that she sensed the exact moment her sisters spirit left her body; at that time she crawled close to her sisters muzzle, the expression of sorrow was very evident on her face. She laid there and pressed her head against her sisters face for many moments, nuzzling at different angles, pressing her nose gently against her sisters. Although we were all there because of Cassidy, it was for Cocoa that we all now wept. It was heartbreaking, one of the saddest but most touching things I have ever witnessed. It was an experience none of us will ever forget. Not even Dr Chase. He too, was deeply touched by this tender last moment between sisters.

I'm not quite sure how these vets hold it together, but were it not for services like of Lap of Love and Dr Chase; moments like this would not exist. Letting our beloved pets lay under their favorite tree surrounded by the familiarity of home and family during their last moments is a blessing for all. Thanks to the warm hearts of those that provide us pet lovers with this blessing.

Prayers to Cocoa, that with time and the love of her human family, her heart will heal."
Paige WolfeRivertonAugust 11, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Leanna Carpenter"Dr. Carpenter was VERY helpful with this difficult time. Her walking us through of the process was as valuable as her compassion and understanding of the situation we were facing. We are both grateful that Dr. Carpenter was available to assist us and would definitely recommend her"Kansas CityAugust 11, 2020Heidi's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Bruce"Dr Kim
I don’t know how you do your job day after day, but you assured us that you were helping Lucky and we had made the right decision. I know we were second guessing ourselves and you explained that it was a very common feeling to have Lucky was the best dog , he really was. Just one week shy of hitting his 12 th birthday, Oh how we miss him and he left an emptiness in our hearts and home. Thank you for caring for him during and after. I so appreciated the card you sent to us. You even mentioned what a sweet and handsome guy he was. He sure was😢"
Patty WorkLittletonAugust 11, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Maura Lehmann"Dr Maura you are the sweetest kindest human I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you for your compassion during such a difficult time. You made the process so peaceful and for that I thank you."Zdenka SmithWestmontAugust 11, 2020Dallas's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Cabell"Words can not begin to describe our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Shannon Cabell for her warm, compassionate and soothing manner in which she helped our beloved 17 year old dog Colby leave this world. Our entire family was comforted with the manner in which she handled this heartbreaking moment for us. It was so important to us that our dog have the peaceful end to his life that he so deserved. We are thankful that despite difficult obstacles (the fact our dog was 98 lbs, the weather was not cooperating that day and COVID-19) , Dr. Cabell was still able to make the experience as peaceful, and dare I say, as beautiful as it could be. Our dog was never stressed, was able to be surrounded by the people who loved him and be in the comfort of his home. Dr. Cabell was respectful of COVID-19 protocols yet still provided a loving and comforting environment. For as much as we have all sobbed in these last few weeks over the loss of our dog, not once has any of us ever regretted any part of those final moments that day. Thank You!"Jennifer YesalavageEast WindsorAugust 11, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keely Smith"Dr. Keely was extremely compassionate and accommodating helping at the end of my Bobo’s journey here. Even through this horrific pandemic, I was able to hold my baby until the end and cradle him as long as I wanted. Dr Keely ensured that my Bobo got to his destination peacefully & I am so grateful for that.

I was able to carry Bobo out and hug and kiss him repeatedly without rushing & I want to thank her for allowing me every last moment with him."
Cee HazenHudsonAugust 11, 2020Bobo's Pet Memorial
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