Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nora Glaser, DVM"Dr. Nora was very compassionate and professional. She made one of the worst days of our lives just a little bit better. We knew Ginger was relaxed and comfortable with Dr. Nora and this helped her pass peacefully in the comfort of her home surrounded by loved ones."Nancy SolakWoodbridge, VirginiaJanuary 6, 2019Ginger's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan, DVM, MPH"Dr. Morgan made our last day with our wonderful companion, Rocco, the best it could be. We knew he was very ill, Dr. Morgan came to our home and evaluated the situation. She confirmed that Rocco was terminal and gave us all of the options. She was very compassionate and made the process as easy as it could have possibly been. I am a physician and deal with death and dying frequently. I would hope that I am as compassionate with my patients as Dr. Morgan was with us. I would rate Dr. Morgan and Lap of Love as a 10/10."John DanielsTown and country, MissouriJanuary 6, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sarah Tangeman, DVM"Thank you Dr. Sarah. You made yesterday so much easier and less painful. I am so thankful for you."Rachel LackerBENBROOK, TexasJanuary 6, 2019Noki's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender, DVM"Our sweet baby girl, Alice had not been doing well. We called Lap of Love to assist us in end of life care.

From my phone conversations with Michael, to in home with Dr. Katie S. everyone was phenomenal. Dr. Katie was exceptional with my wife's sister over the phone with the most important question for most kids: Will it hurt her?

She explained the entire process. gave us plenty of warning to say goodbye and shed a few tears as Alice left this earth out of pain.

After, Dr. Katie helped swaddle our Alice like a baby and carry her to her car as discretely as possible through the apartments.

We will never use anyone else to let our pets pass over."
Amy AdamsJacksonville, FloridaJanuary 6, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"I could not be more grateful for this service and the absolutely lovely Dr. Amanda Page who helped us let our little girl go with such love and dignity.

As a doctor, she confirmed what we saw...it was time. What a comfort that was. No one wants to think they gave up too soon, nor do we want our babies to suffer.

She explained the process thoroughly, and was so loving and patient throughout, loving our girl. I love the paw prints she made for us. Even at the end, our sweet girl's head was placed on a pink pillow and she was covered in a soft blanket. As difficult as this was, it was a peaceful process...and our sweet girl's last moments were at home, at peace, surrounded by those that loved her.

Thank you so much.
Sincerely, Nicki and Austin"
Nicki WaldorfTustin, CaliforniaJanuary 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Bollinger, DVM"Dr. Jessica provided such compassionate closure for our family and for Picky Picky. Her caring demeanor helped ease some of the difficulty of losing our sweet kitty. She talked us through everything, answered all of our questions, and Picky Picky went peacefully in our arms. It is inherently difficult to lose a pet, but Dr. Jessica made this process so dignified and compassionate, putting my family at peace. We are so grateful for her care."Tammy DanielsonMINNEAPOLIS, MinnesotaJanuary 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli, DVM"I honestly want to thank Lap of Love and Dr. Kristine Campanelli for helping me during this tough time. They were professional, caring, and empathetic. When my husband and I realized that Jaeger wouldn't be able to survive the night, we called them at 4pm and they were able to send Dr. Campanelli by 5pm. Dr. Campanelli explained everything she was doing during the process and it was the most peaceful experience as it could be. Jaeger wasn't anxious at the vet, he was in his home, and was on his comfy bed next to the Christmas tree. Lap of Love took care of everything. When I arrived at the vet to pick up Jaeger's ashes, I asked them to please remove me from the mailing list for checkups/immunizations. They told me that Lap of Love had already called them and informed them of Jaeger's passing. I appreciated that they did this without having me ask. My whole experience with them was positive and I would definitely recommend them 100%."Leysa ShieldsSayville, NYJanuary 4, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Danielle Sanguanboon, DVM"Dr. Danielle was so loving and compassionate from the minute she walked through the door until she left. She gave us peace about our decision and she was able to give our beloved May a painless and loving transition to the other side. Dr. Danielle was really wonderful and I would recommend her to anyone who has to go through this process because she really was so caring that it helped us humans as much as she helped May."Amy KingFalls Church, VirginiaJanuary 4, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lorry Jolitz, DVM"I cannot thank Dr. Lorry for her evaluation, guidance and care throughout such a difficult process. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to make a decision on and cannot thank her enough for the care she showed Xena and my family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we will never forget you."Amelia AndersenRiverside, CaliforniaJanuary 4, 2019Xena Andersen's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli, DVM"I am sorry this took me so long to do. I honestly couldn't handle the fact that my baby was gone. As devastating as the situation was, Dr. Kristine made us all feel so comfortable. Rambo was happy to see a visitor when she came in and my husband and I were so happy that he wasn't a nervous wreck as he would have been if we would have taken him to the vet. Dr. Kristine was just so caring and so patient with me and let us take as much time we needed to say goodbye to our baby. I am so sorry for anyone that has to go through this tragic event. It was the hardest thing we have ever been through, but Dr. Kristine made it so much easier for us. Before she left she made a mold of his paw print and also shaved a small piece of his fur for us to keep. We loved this dog like he was our child. We rescued him before we were married, as soon as we bought our house, and before we had our children. I miss him so much. I just want to thank Dr. Kristine for making this process as easy and as comfortable as possible. I can't imagined going through this any other way."Rambo Riverafarmingville, NYJanuary 4, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Roger Chase, DVM"Thank you so much for everything Dr. Roger. We are forever grateful for you taking the time to help us during the holidays and we were able to contact the crematorium and get everything secured. Thank you again."Salt Lake City, UtahJanuary 4, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Roger Chase, DVM"Thank you so much for being so caring I have people that I have recommended you to. Thank you again."West Valley City, UtahJanuary 4, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Grant, DVM"Thank you so much Dr. Amanda! We really appreciated your kindness and empathy and know that you helped our Carli in the best possible way to the Rainbow Bridge. ☺ It was a difficult decision for us as we had Carli, our precious girl for 18 years but you were so kind, gentle and reassuring. My husband and I as well as our other dog, Sookie all joined in Carli's favorite spot in the back yard where she earned here Angel Wings surrounded by love and comfort. We will certainly recommend Lap of Love to all our friends, we couldn’t have asked for a better environment and experience in such a difficult and sad time."Mark WinnerWILTON MANORS, FloridaJanuary 3, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Hannah Curtis, DVM"Dr. Hannah Curtis was amazing. She called me before she arrived and made sure I was okay-she listened and answered all of my questions. She was informative, patient, kind, empathetic and reassuring. In addition, she followed up with me to make sure I was okay and left the door open for me to just chat in the future, if needed. When she arrived at our house, Cpt. Nemo immediately took to her-he offered her his paw and licked her hand. I knew that he felt comfortable and seemed ready to say goodbye. Dr. Hannah was a professional-so knowledgeable. She broke the process down for me and made sure I understood every step of what was about to take place. Although I was very sad, she assured me that Nemo crossed the Rainbow Bridge peacefully and that I did a good job staying with him until the end. I recommend her highly and without any reservation. She even took a paw print and a lock of Nemo's hair that I could keep."Karen CurreriCorona del Mar, CaliforniaJanuary 3, 2019Captain Nemo 1's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman, DVM"Dr. Goldman was kind and compassionate - helping our 10 year old son, our family and our other pet through this difficult time. He made a special visit on a day he was not scheduled to work just to help us. He explained everything thoroughly and answered our many questions with love and compassion. We are so grateful for Dr. Goldman and Lap of Love."Angela HarelikLas Vegas, NevadaJanuary 3, 2019Maggie May's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carling Sitterley, DVM"No amount of forethought, or mental preparation ever readies you for a final goodbye between us, and our beloved pets. Our dog's sudden diagnosis, and loss of health just days after Christmas this year came so quickly we barely had time to face everything. Over the years we'd sometimes talked about the "what ifs" and possible circumstances we knew we might face one day. And the idea of euthanasia was one we, like most people, dreaded to even consider. The alternative, however, was much worse. Seeing our "son" suffer, and decline so quickly was literally gut wrenching. He also had extreme anxiety when it came to visiting the vet. We were very grateful to have been pointed to Lap of Love because in our circumstance we'd have wanted it no other way. The office lady, Shelly, was our first point of contact, and was extremely kind, and patient. Dr. Carling Sitterley showed up at our home the same morning we called. She was nothing short of exceptional, and during an otherwise heart breaking situation, put us and our dog at ease. She let us take our time, and walked us through this process. It was one we never wanted to endure, but in the end, it was a peaceful, and respectfully loving moment at home. I couldn't imagine saying goodbye in some strange, clinical environment. Lap of Love was truly a blessing for us during a most difficult time. They gave us the opportunity to help him pass on in the comfort, and familiarity of our home. We're very thankful to have had this option available."Kyle HodgenLANCASTER, PennsylvaniaJanuary 3, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff, DVM"I can't give enough thanks to Dr. Dawnetta Woodruff. From the moment she walked in until the moment she left, I don't think I could have asked for or pictured a better experience. I was already kind of nervous about this process because of a situation that I went through as a child with my dog. She quickly showed me that it would be nothing compared to what I have "thought" my whole life and for that I am more than grateful. My 9 year old wanted to be present so she did the best she could to help her as well. I'm just thankful I chose this route and not a more stressful experience for our bubs, Kane. She answered any questions I had, reassured me that I was making the right decision and that she wouldn't feel comfortable going through with anything if it wasn't clearly the right time to "set him free" as she says. I could honestly go on and on about her...but just know, with Lap of Love I'm sure I can speak for everyone in saying...families are in good hands and so are their beloved furry family members. Thanks again Dr. Dawnetta!"Samantha SlaterSAINT LOUIS, MissouriJanuary 3, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Dr. Heather Manfredi was wonderful in what is, as everyone knows, a horrible situation. From the minute she walked in and immediately got down on eye level with my cat Abby and spoke to her as only an animal lover can, I was relieved. She was patient, kind and compassionate. I was so pleasantly surprised that she removed Abby wrapped in a nice fleece in a mini basket. It sounds odd but it made me feel just a little bit better. Please consider having this done in your home if you can. No stress of bright lights and odd smells for your fur baby to endure."Cara TrimboliSouth Huntington, NYJanuary 3, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Karen Gadberry, DVM"We are so glad we decided to use Lap of Love to help us put our dog to rest. After months of seeing Jackson, our 15 year old lab, decline, we made the incredibly agonizing decision to put him to sleep. It’s strange to be the judge and arbiter of a living beings life. Dr. Karen help make the process so much easier. Her demeanor was kind and soft - she guided us through in just the perfect way. Jackson died soooo peacefully on his bed surrounded by his loving family. Thank you Lap of Love as we are grateful for your expertise and amazing professionalism."Rachel LeeWilmette, IllinoisJanuary 3, 2019Jackson's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff, DVM"I could never thank Dr. Dawnetta Woodruff enough for coming into our home and giving Hamilton the most peaceful goodbye I could've ever dreamed of. She was so professional and calm, strong and empathetic. She and Lap of Love really worked with us without judgment as we rescheduled over and over again due to Hamilton's quickly declining health. During the process, Dr. Dawnetta validated that it was the right decision at the right time and walked us through every portion of the process, giving us ample time to say our goodbyes and give hugs one last time. Afterward, she listened as we reminisced about the good and naughty times with our Ham and wrote the sweetest, most perfectly encompassing obituary that made us all cry and laugh again. A few days later, we got a card from Dr. Dawnetta that was so sweet and above and beyond what she had to do. Our story of adopting a senior kitty resonated with her and she made a donation in his memory to a local senior cat rescue! I would choose this service again and again as the time comes for all of my pets. I cannot recommend Dr. Dawnetta and her Lap of Love team enough. They made a very difficult process a little bit easier and I am eternally grateful for that. <3"Fay HwangSt. Louis, MissouriJanuary 2, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan, DVM, MPH"I knew that this was going to be the hardest puppy dog to put down. I have had five dogs in the past that I have had put to sleep at the veterinarian's office. This time my vet asked to call Lap of Love for my Kilo. Although I knew that I did not want to let him go, in my heart I knew that I had to. I knew he was in pain but he kept on being the best friend ever. Dr. Keri was very patient with me because she also knew the pain I was going through.

Kilo did pass over the rainbow bridge. He is no longer in pain and can run free and chase those chipmunks. I miss him terribly! I still say good morning and good night to him. I feel he was much more than just a dog, he was my kid! He cannot be replaced and I hope that someday soon I will be able to get another rescue dog and give him, or her, the best possible life I can.

Thank you Dr. Morgan for your kindness and followup messages.

When tomorrow starts without me
Do not think we are far apart
For every time you think of me
I'm right here in your heart.

Kilo made himself a home in my heart!!"
Paul SiemsFenton, MissouriJanuary 2, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Abra Osorio, DVM"Having gone through this process 4 times before but going to the vet's office to have it done I decided to give at home assistance a try. Since Jackson was very special to us and he really did not like going to the vet.

Having a stranger come in and be able to calm us, reassure us and help us give our beloved pet the most peaceful transition was all we could have asked for and then some. It was very last minute due to his illness and they were able to get here within 24 hours of his rapid decline.

Everything was explained to us, Jackson was kept calm and comfortable in his favorite spot by the window and we were allowed plenty of time with him after. We were pleased with his removal and care that was taken in doing so.

I feel the cost was reasonable and well worth having this done in a manner that will mean so much to us.

Thank you again Lap of Love, you do saints work."
Laura LandrumNashville, TennesseeJanuary 2, 2019Jackson's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Will Basinger, DVM"Dr. Will was a blessing to us. At his initial visit, we thought we'd have weeks or months to enjoy Priya's company and love her up. Sadly, only two days after that visit, Priya took a sudden downturn. Dr. Will responded immediately to my message that she was suffering and was at our home very quickly. Offering her an easy transition from suffering to peace was the last gift I could give Priya, and Dr. Will compassionately made that possible. I am grateful to him and to Lap of Love."Jennifer WheelerGilbert, S. CarolinaJanuary 2, 2019Priya's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordy Merrifield, DVM"I want to thank Dr. Merrifield for coming out at the last minute on New Year's Eve day. She was kind, compassionate, professional, efficient, and caring. My cat had been diagnosed with cancer but had taken a dramatic turn for the worse overnight. She made the difference between a painful and frightening trip to my regular vet and the most gentle, loving ending possible. As difficult as this always is, it couldn't have gone any better. Thank you so much again for both this important service and the exceptional way in which it was provided."Lois LorenzTempe, ArizonaJanuary 2, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carrie Roberts, DVM"I wanted to thank Dr. Carrie Roberts for coming to our home and showing so much love and compassion for our beloved Brutus. We had Brutus for 11 and a half wonderful years; he was a great dog and outstanding friend, an important part of our family. It was new years eve and we were in a real bind; I could not pick him up (87lbs) because I hurt my back and I'm 68 years old. We feel so fortunate that we were given your number. When you arrived, your comforting manner put us at ease. Again, you showed love, compassion, sympathy, and of course professionalism. Thank you for coming to our home and helping us in our time of need. I miss Brutus so much and it's really hard in the morning when I get up and he's not here but it's comforting to know he was able to pass in the comfort of our home."Wray MalschSAINT LOUIS, MissouriJanuary 2, 2019