Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Words cannot express how grateful my family and I are for the extreme generosity Dr. Heather gave to us when we had to say goodbye to our Teddy. This was not an easy decision for our family. We suffered much loss this year. Teddy was a very loved guy. He was paralyzed from the waist down for about 9 years and was given an amazingly wonderful life from my mother and father in law. He was their baby! From acupuncture, to hydrotherapy to wheels... Teddy got it all!!! There was no end to what they would do to make sure he lived his best life possible. We were able to give him the peaceful goodbye he deserved and he can run free with his Dad forever. We owe all of that to Lap of Love and Dr. Heather. Thank you again from the very bottom of our hearts. It was an experience that was unexpected and will never be forgotten."Laura ReanyRidge, NYFebruary 22, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"I can not imagine being able to express the admiration and gratitude my husband and I have to the Lap of Love and especially Dr. Heather Manfredi. I have read the other testimonies and they are all so wonderfully accurate, and yet we feel that Dr. Heather was 100x's more wonderful than can be expressed. We have never experienced anyone better suited to the career they chose. It was time for our little sweet Beagle Charlie to get his "Angel Wings". At a few weeks shy of 14 years, 13 or them as our family member as we adopted him at around 1 year old, he was struggling with congestive heart failure and it was becoming too much for him. Dr. Heather was no less than an Angel herself. Soft and kind and loving and understanding. NO detail was unnoticed by her. She was mindful of every aspect of what we were feeling, Charlie was feeling and how meaningful this was. We were in AWE that someone could be that good and made us feel so comfortable. She took whatever time was needed to make this right. Dr Heather treated our little boy like he was the most special dog ever! We do not have words enough to thank her for helping us to let our Charlie go gently and peacefully. It was almost beautiful how sweetly he left to go over the rainbow bridge.."Elena TricaricoMassapequa, NYFebruary 22, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Gies, DVM"We will be forever grateful to Dr Katie for her sensitivity, care, and compassion. Willie fought a long hard battle with Lymphoma for nearly 3 years, but we'd promised him we'd let him go when his quality of life went down and he was ready. As hard as it was, and as much as it still hurts over 4 months later, Dr Katie was supportive, empathetic, and made the whole process as smooth and comforting as possible. After all those vet visits, we were thankful to be able to spare him that last one. Thank You!"Cyndi JonesColumbia, S. CarolinaFebruary 22, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"Dr Jordan and the entire staff at Lap of Love was wonderful. They handled Tyson with gentleness and grace. I was so comforted knowing Tyson had his angel wings with his family by his side in his own home.

Thank you for your kind words, gentle touch and guidance for our boy"
Lisa BlumDavie, FloridaFebruary 22, 2018Tyson Blum's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Gorney, BVMS"This was one of the worst times of my life and from the first phone call to the end I felt like me and my kitty were cared for and treated with sympathy and respect. I spoke with Shannon, Rachel and Dana and they were amazing in setting up for Dr Erin to come out. They were so sweet and comforting at such a difficult time. They couldn't have had sweeter people to help me arrange for this difficult time . The phone call is so hard to make and they were supportive and amazing and even made me smile and laugh a time when I didn't think that was possible. I can really tell that lap of love goes out of their way to hand pick the best, most sincere, loving people to help their callers handle their loss. During the call we scheduled for Dr Erin to come out, she was great as well. . She was sincere, gentle, understanding and professional from the minute she introduced herself. She let me take as long as I needed to say my goodbyes. It's a hefty price but I wouldn't do it any other way. I contemplated taking my trouble to the vet and immediately dismissed the idea. Trouble hated going to the vet and waiting in the waiting room would be torture for me. To look at all the other people in the waiting room taking their pets for regular checkups when I'm there to put my baby to sleep would have been awful. I just couldn't do it. I wanted her home with me, as comfortable as she could be. Dr Erin was respectful and so kind to my baby girl. I can't say enough about her. I'm so glad I made this choice. Saying goodbye is so very hard but with Dr Erin it went as easy as something like this could go. Trouble was able to rest on my bed comfortably while I pet and soothed her before the sedation. She waited for her to be sedated, asleep and comfortable before we said goodbye. She then wrapped up my baby girl so gently and respectfully and put her into a wicker basket. The little things mean so much at a time like this. We were given a paw print momento and a clipping of her hair and that meant a lot too. Thank you Dr. Erin for taking good care of my baby girl. I made the right choice for her. You really made a difference in her passing. I'm so glad that you are out there to help people through this horribly difficult time. Thanks again from , Maureen and Trouble NDombe"Maureen NDombeOrchard Park, NYFebruary 22, 2018Trouble's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Hasenfratz, DVM"I cannot imagine how hard this job is. But I am so glad we have these people. Dr. Julie came in to our home and compassionately helped us through this difficult time. She knew what to say and how to say it. She knew when not to say anything. What an angel she is!"David HartmanCentennial, ColoradoFebruary 21, 2018Buddy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Dr Heather was the most compassionate & caring person. She
was wonderful with my son with explaining the process of giving Sailor the remaining days, the best days of his life.
I thank you Dr Heather.
Sailors Mom
Lynn"
Lynn MessinaEast Setauket, NYFebruary 21, 2018Sailor's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Anna Champagne, DVM"We decided to go with Lap of Love so we could be assured Phoebe's last time with us at home on the lake she loved with us and the other cats. Dr. Anne was so wonderful and caring. She made us feel comfortable and was so gentle. This is the first time Steve and I have had to put a pet down and did not know what to expect so Dr. Anne was a great comfort."Heidi & Steve BitterBrandon, FloridaFebruary 21, 2018Phoebe's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sunday Cozzi, DVM"After having my sweet Lily battle Feline Diabetes for 2 years, it was clear she was not getting any better. This being my first euthanasia experience, Dr Sunday was absolutely amazing. I was in shambles the days leading up to the big day, and when she got there she sat down with me and let me express concerns I had. She was unbelievably compassionate and put me at ease. She let me have an opportunity to handle the situation the way I was comfortable with. Allowing me to coddle my sweet girl during the process, and made it as painless as this painful situation could be. Dr Sunday was absolutely amazing. And honestly, knowing my sweet girl was in her hands made me feel much better. With a soft little blanket and basket, and the beautiful paw print mold the ceremony was beautiful and peaceful for my sweet girl to finally get some much deserved relief. 100% I will never use an in-clinic euthanasia as the personal touch was just truly amazing from Lap of Love.

Thank you all so much. You have no idea how much you helped that day."
Lisa CrevelingAugusta, GeorgiaFebruary 21, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"This was the first time we had to do this and Dr. Jordan was so gracious during this difficult time. He made Tego comfortable and it was so peaceful. We can’t imagine not having it done at home, where he was comfortable and loved to the very end. I would highly recommend Lap of Love to all our loved ones."Maria ArchillaCoral Springs, FloridaFebruary 21, 2018Tego's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Abigail Shearin, VMD, PhD"Dr Abby was so caring and compassionate during this very difficult time. I would highly reccomend Lap of Love in your time of need.

Thanks so much Dr Abby, you really helped us feel at
Ease."
Michelle TomascoHavertown, PennsylvaniaFebruary 21, 2018Ginger's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Samantha Souther, DVM"Lap of Love is truly a blessing. Our dog ginger who was suffering from advanced lymphoma, took a turn for the worse on a Sunday afternoon. I called Lap of Love, and Dr. Samantha was at our home within a few hours.
Ginger was on her dog bed with her favorite blanket, and our whole family was present, including our other 2 dogs. Her passing was very peaceful.
I would highly recommend this service. it saved Ginger the anxiety of going to the vet office to be euthanized.
We chose to have the private cremation service. When she passed, Dr. Sam put her on a stretcher with a pink blanket and took her away. It was all very loving."
leanne lacovaraCherry Hill, New JerseyFebruary 21, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Garcia, DVM"Lap of Love was amazing from the first conversation with the office staff to Dr Jessica coming to our home. Dr Jessica was so compassionate and knew the feeling we were feeling , we weren't ready but we knew Harley was tired and he fought a good fight. Cancer is horrible. I couldn't have asked for anyone better. Thank you to Lap of Love for being there for us in our worst time, our time of need. Harley let out one bark as Dr Jessica came through the door, I believe that was him saying," Thank You! ""Debra BoylePalm Beach Co, FloridaFebruary 21, 2018Harley's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta, DVM"We wanted to send our deepest appreciation and gratitude for your grace and patience yesterday. This was our first euthanasia experience, while the reason was truly sad, the process was beautifully done. Queen Kuma left us in peace and I am in awe of how everything else just came together very beautifully. We traveled back to Washington, D.C. right after and have been simply stunned that she's not physically here. I find great comfort in carrying the plastic box filled with Kuma's locks. The change is quite jarring and I know we will continue to adjust to the new normal. I truly deeply madly miss her very much. I know we did the right thing by her, but wow, this truly sucks as life just goes on.

Thank you again for being superbly lovely. I would absolutely recommend your services to anyone else.
Sincerely,
Bobbie Jo + Blake"
Bobbie Jo KiteYukon, PennsylvaniaFebruary 21, 2018Queen Kuma's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"Thank you very much to Amanda, for making this difficult decision a little less hard. Amanda is such a sweet gentle soul with a calming demeanor. She gave Maximus lots of love and bacon which made the process much easier on him as he hates the vet and screams like crazy. The last thing we wanted was our last memory of him screaming as the vet. Thank you Amanda."Lucie BondyLong Beach, CaliforniaFebruary 20, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melanie Santspree, DVM"To say thank you to Dr. Melanie for the gift she gave us and our sweet girl Neve would be an incredible understatement.

While there will never be words to express our gratitude to her, Dr. Melanie will have a very special place in our hearts and that spot will be kept there right along our beloved Neve forever.

While not under happy circumstances, we feel very fortunate to have met Dr. Melanie and watch her work. She gives something to pet owners that I can imagine no one else being able to give. She gave us love, comfort and a shoulder to cry on without even knowing us or our dog. For that we will forever be in her debt.

Keep up your good work and know that we will never be able to thank you in a way that would express how you helped us through one of most difficult things we've ever had to do.

Jennifer and Joe Yanazzo"
Jennifer and Joe YanazzoMalta, NYFebruary 20, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Dr. Manfredi was so amazing, compassionate, patient, and knew all the right things to say at one of the most difficult times for our family. Our beloved Fizbo was able to say goodbye to this world and his family in comfortable & familiar surroundings and not a strange vet office. I have already recommended Lap of Love to all of my family and friends who have four-legged family members. Thank you Dr. Manfredi for making this awful experience something more comforting and peaceful."Glen VogelEast Islip, NYFebruary 20, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"Our family would like to thank Dr Jordan for his compassion, caring, and gentleness during this difficult time. Losing a pet is a heartbreaking experience. Dr Jordan's loving care made my Turner's passing a little easier to deal with. Thank you for your kindness and for checking on our family afterwards."Connie TaylorFort Lauderdale, FloridaFebruary 20, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis, DVM, CHPV"Thank you so much for your kind help with our precious Delilah.
You made the unthinkable bearable and easier. You even braved the absolutely horrible weather to be with us on a Sunday evening!

Your service is truly sacred and holy work.
You create a gentle, compassionate space while holding the clinical knowing and a sensitive heart. You are responsive and caring to both our four-legged friends as well as the humans who hold them as family.

Your presence helped us through what otherwise would have been terrible and heartbreaking.

You are in my prayers as you face this challenging work each day.
May your back be strong as your heart remains soft.

I am so deeply grateful."
Romie PalladinoChapel Hill, North CarolinaFebruary 20, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stacy Michele Blake, DVM"In early February 2018, my family made the difficult decision to euthanize our 16 year old pug. The entire process from start to finish was handled exceptionally well. From our coordinator on the Lap of Love support side to the veterinarian, Dr. Stacy, who visited our home, I could not have been more well taken care of throughout the process. Dr. Stacy in particular was the perfect match for our home and pup and what we needed to get through this. Having my last moments, holding my pet at home, was worth every dollar spent. Thank you sincerely from our entire family."Tracey ChorocoOrlando, FloridaFebruary 20, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Karen Gadberry, DVM"Dr. Karen was just the kindest, most considerate soul. She made a heart rending situation as easy to bear as possible. It was so comforting that she explained everything she was going to do as she went along, and how the kitty would be responding. She assured me that it was fine for me to take as much time as I needed along the way, and treated Gracie with such gentleness and respect. I am so thankful that I chose you to help me through this awful time. Thank you so very much."Dorothy WebsterChicago, IllinoisFebruary 20, 2018Gracie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Daniel Genatiempo, DVM"Dr. Dan was coming for a consultation but Annie took a turn for the worst and our meeting turned into a final goodbye. I can not imagine a more gentle, soft spoken, comforting and caring goodbye he granted us. We have gone through this before but it is never easy, always heartbreaking. We appreciated the time he gave us with her before and after. He was compassionate and for that, we were so grateful. Annie's passing was quiet and peaceful. We thank Dr. Dan for his care of our girl. God Bless"Susan WeaverNoblesville, IndianaFebruary 19, 2018Annie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Anne Mitchell, VMD"I just want to thank everyone at Lap of Love, they were so so supportive and caring from the time I called until my beloved Willy’s ashes were delivered. Dr. Anne was so caring and allowed us to have our time with our boy, never rushed, just so sympathetic she was. I highly recommend Lap of Love to help bring your precious fur baby over the rainbow 🌈 bridge! Thank you so much, many blessings to you all for what you do!"Lisa AustinSwedesboro, New JerseyFebruary 19, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sandra Simko, DVM"Sandra came to our house when it was snowing and after hours when everyone was at home to watch BB go. She was so kind and professional. I'm so grateful. She came and did such a good job."Yoshine TaverasFairview, New JerseyFebruary 19, 2018Bb's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"My sweet, lovable furry baby was the perfect cat...she followed me around everywhere I went and made my life so enjoyable. She and I traveled all over the country together eventually settling back to Long Island. When she was recently diagnosed with mouth cancer I was in shock and not able to except the news. At only 11 years old I had always pictured her to grow old and pass of natural causes. I tried to do everything to save her as I was watching the life she loved slowly disappear. As fast as the decline happened I realized there was no other choice but to let her sleep forever. A co worker of mine mentioned Lap of Love and I called them immediately. The receptionist on the other end of the line was so sweet and caring and I was surprised she could understand what I was saying on the phone. After giving me all the information and giving me time to think about it for a little while I called her back and scheduled the service for the next day. Dr. Heather could not have been more loving and kind. She came to my house and explained everything. She let me have a lot of time with Dutchess on my lap before I was ready to let her do her work. Dutchess went to sleep on my lap the same way she did for countless times before. Dr. Heather was so sweet and comforting and spent some more time with my husband and I before leaving. I could not imagine putting her to sleep at the veterinarian it was so comfortable for everyone to do it in our home. As hard as the decision is, it’s something all loving pet owners have to face. I cannot say enough great things about Lap of Love. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping us through this process. My heart is still shattered but I know I made the right decision using your services."Lisa BustamanteSayville, NYFebruary 19, 2018
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