Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Charles Jameson, DVM"I am so glad I chose Lap of Love for my pet, JoJo. She is a Maltese. Charles was very quick on putting my baby, JoJo asleep. I am so glad Melissa was there. Her hugs meant the world to me at this sad time. JoJo had been sick since November and it was time to let her go. JoJo had been up for 2 days with pain. Her pain meds didn't seem to help. She hardly ever laid down. Maybe for 5 or 7 minutes at a time, but she never went to sleep. This is a great lose to me and my husband. It will take a while for my heart to mend. My husband is really taking it bad. He was really close to JoJo. She was always setting in his lap. We had just lost a little 2 1/2 pound chihuahua on Dec.30,2014, named Sofie. We had only had her for 4 months. We were just now getting over her lost when we had to put our sweet JoJo asleep.But I know her and Sofie are in doggie heaven having fun. I hope one day to see them. It is hard to think about JoJo with crying so much. She was my baby girl, who was very smart, and learn things so quick. She amazed me at times. I will never forget her or Sofie. My two baby girls. I love you both. Hope to see you soon. Bye for now. Thank you so much Charles and Melissa. Thanks for coming out here so quick."Barbara TolbertNew CaneyJanuary 19, 2015
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Olivieri"This was such a heart-wrenching decision to end our beautiful dog's life, but we could not have done this without the compassion and professional guidance of Dr. Tina. I thank God that we found Lap of Love and could allow Kaya girl to pass quietly at home among the family that loved her. Thank you Dr. Tina for being so kind and considerate of our feelings and helping us through this difficult time. You even took the time to write and send a beatiftul card a week after Kaya girl passed - You are truly an angel!"Mary GallisCovinaJanuary 19, 2015
Lap of Love Veterinarian: David Rousseau, DVM"Dr. David Rousseau was the perfect person to help send my little Twirl to eternal rest. I could not have asked
for a more compassionate person to come to my door and help in our hour of need. Thanks to Dr. D., the final
moments of Twirl's life were peaceful, and loving. I truly thank God for Lap of Love."
Liz SladeConcordJanuary 19, 2015Twirlie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stacy Chirillo, DVM"Dr Stacy was everything you could hope for in a vet at this difficult time in both you and your pet's life. Compassionate, caring and respectful. A wonderful soul."Cat JarboeChicagoJanuary 18, 2015Vivian's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"Dr Schultz was ready to help us in our time of need, however our Roxy passed quicker than expected. I thank Dr. Schultz for his offer of help and the peace it offered us. Joel McCarthy"Joel McCarthyLancasterJanuary 18, 2015Roxy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler"We were so blessed to have Doctor Butler come in to our life during the loss of most beloved family pet. We searched for a compassionate way to have Jax' be in her home, without stress or changes. Doctor Rene was helpful from the first emotional call, to the follow-up email. We were grappling with the changes occurring with Jackee, and was this in fact the right time. She came right down with Jax' in her night time environment and examined her in a gentle but honest way. She was patient with all of our questions and concerns, and the timing to let Jax' go. She left us with mementos, and followed up with us. I asked for her card to share with others, as a testament to her when I have friends & family in this
difficult situation. She was genuine, an truly had a feeling for who Jax' was....The Princess of Pinercrest, Jax', and
Jackee O of Rosa.

Respectfully,
Scott & Carol Ann Dolinsek"
Scott & Carol Ann DolinsekSanta RosaJanuary 18, 2015Jax Aka Jackee O's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sara Fletcher, DVM"From the moment Dr Sara arrived at our home, I could feel her warmth and compassion for our baby girl, Delilah (a 14 year old yellow lab). This really touched Carl's and my heart. The way that Dr. Sara took time to get to know Delilah and her calming presence and words helped us to know that we had made the right decision. Even though this was the hardest decision we have ever made, we knew it was time for Delilah to be out of pain and join her brother, Duke, at Rainbow Bridge.

I thank God that there are Vets like Dr Sara and Lap of Love that have a passion for this veterinary care. It is so needed! I have already shared Dr Sara's ministry with several people. Dr Sara is a true blessing....."
Jackie BallardLexingtonJanuary 18, 2015
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler"I am so grateful that I received a referral to Lap of Love from my vet. Dr. Butler was so kind, gentle and compassionate when I had to put Riot, my cat of 19 years, down. She took the time needed and explained everything to me. She let me cry without judgment. I really appreciate the service she and Lap of Love provide. I've already recommended Dr. Butler to others. Thank you so much for making this transition easier for me."Alison GudeVallejoJanuary 17, 2015
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"After almost 15 years of love and devotion, our sweet dog Dina crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I cannot express enough gratitude for Dr. Katie Stender. She came to our home without hesitation at our request, took her time, spoke sweetly and sincerely, and even cried with us when we let our sweet dog go in the comfort of our own home while she laid on her favorite blanket. Dr. Katie is a special angel. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Dr. Katie, and Lap of Love, for taking such great care of us during such a difficult and sad time."Amber BanksOrange ParkJanuary 15, 2015
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis"Dr. Dana Lewis was a blessing on a bad day. She turned what could have been a terrible time into a beautiful moment that provided closure for us and a very quick, very gentle exit from this earth for our dearly loved dog, Rocky.

After experiencing this in-home approach to euthanasia, I'll never put another pet through going to a clinic in its final moments.

We are forever thankful to Dr. Lewis for the respectful, sweet and compassionate way she helped both our dog and our family through the process.

Thank you, Dr. Lewis!"
Rebecca SipesChapel HillJanuary 15, 2015
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sandra Simko"Jasper's passing was a quiet, dignified, and peaceful one, as he seamlessly transitioned to the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you, Dr. Sandra, for being there for Jasper and for us. Your caring and compassionate personality helped make a difficult experience a bit easier."Annette and John SkiendzielHillsboroughJanuary 15, 2015Jasper's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Connie Cannady, DVM"On a very difficult day Dr. Connie came in to our home and brought much comfort to myself and the rest of the family. Her caring, compassionate presence was very helpful to me. She treated everyone with dignity and respect (including our dog who was leaving us). She made a very difficult time in our lives bearable. I am so thankful for her presence with us on that day."Deborah Miner ReynoldsMaggie ValleyJanuary 15, 2015Ming's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis"I am forever grateful for the help we got. Dr.Dana was great. She was kind and very sympathetic. She helped us say goodbye to our Patrick. I don't think we would have had this type of experience if it hadn't been for Lap of Love and Dr. Dana Lewis. Thank you for everything.

Renee DeRouen"
Renee DeRouenCaryJanuary 14, 2015
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd"Dr. Annie was so comforting and exactly the support I needed. Although it was a hard situation to be in, she made me feel reassured in my decision to let Tini rest. I could not ask for a more gentle way for Tini to leave this world than with the kindness Dr. Annie showed us."Linda MirelmanWinter GardenJanuary 14, 2015Tini's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melanie Cohen, DVM"Thank you again for the kind service you gave or Spikey Boy. He went so peaceful thank you again. Liked that we did it in our home on the sofa he loved & was able to hold him till he went over the Rainbow
Bridge good night sweet baby. Miss you.
Hope you had your baby & all is well. Thanks again so much.
Mac & Margaret"
Mac & Margaret McManusVA BeachJanuary 14, 2015
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cindi Worrall, DVM"Wow, what can I say but, thank you Cindi! My husband and I were so impressed with you service. You were compassionate, gentle and reassuring. You made a horrible decision less painful. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."denise kurtzreadingJanuary 14, 2015Dash's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Gardner"Dr. Mary was an absolute gem. Her friendliness and compassion quickly put me at ease and even our fur kid Katy gave her a tail wag. Honestly, it's as though Katy knew Dr. Mary was there to help her and there was never a moment of panic or struggle as I envisioned there would have been if Katy were in a vet's office on a cold steel table. We chatted about her fur kids and loss and there was no awkwardness at all, just loving gentle movements when taking care of sending Katy peacefully over. I know I will love again and experience loss again of fur kids ... and I know I will have Dr. Mary's contact number when that time again comes."Dawn MahkornLake ForestJanuary 14, 2015Katy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff"Doctor Dawnetta was an amazing help through the process of my pets passing. She was kind and
understanding and very supportive. She took the time to listen and made sure our wishes were honored.
Losing a pet who also is a family member, a best friend is extremely difficult but I was relived to know
that my baby was is truly caring hands. Thank you for everything."
Monica SidorukSt.LouisJanuary 13, 2015Puppy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Hogan, DVM"Dear Dr. Erin,
thank you so much for your support during this difficult time. You helped us so much when it was time to say good bye to our sweet Lola!"
Matthias BrandtLos AngelesJanuary 13, 2015Lola's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"Dr. Katie is an angel put here on Earth! I couldn't have asked for a more peaceful & beautiful way for my Kipper to pass on. Katie is so sweet & so amazing. She was so gentle & loving with Kipper. She cried with us, comforted us, and laughed with us as we talked about the happy times with Kipper. I can't thank her enough. She took such wonderful care of my baby. 💖"Alex CuetoJacksonvilleJanuary 13, 2015Kipper's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: David Rousseau, DVM"They were such a joy to us for almost 14 years. Dusty and Thunder were littermates and had been together every day of their lives. They also suffered from the same ailment, congestive heart failure. We did what we could over the years to slow down the progression, but eventually their little hearts just grew too big. We called Dr. David on Sunday and thankfully he was able to come to us that afternoon. We did not want to have to take them back to the clinic, where we had been so many times over the last few weeks. Dr. David was such a warm, comforting presence as soon as he walked through the door. Dusty & Thunder even roused themselves enough to come sniff his legs, tails wagging. We hadn't seen those tails wagging in so long. They went peacefully to sleep on their pillows while we stroked them and spoke to them. Dr. David treated them so respectfully and was such a supportive presence while we struggled with our grief. It was so hard to say goodbye to both our babies at the same time, but we will never regret choosing Dr. David to help us through that final day. We love you Dusty & Thunder."TopsfieldJanuary 13, 2015
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Barry Cherno, DVM"I can't thank lap of love and Dr Barry enough for the compactions, support, respect and dignity that they provided myself and my beloved Maddie (kitty 20 years)"Susie KleinBrandonJanuary 13, 2015
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Dr. Brad came to our house today for our miniature schnauzer Maje. I cannot say enough about his compassion and understanding. He made a very difficult decision easier and he gave us all the time we needed with her. He really helped us to understand that we were doing the kindest thing for her and he was such a comfort to us."Jeanne ConnellyWest ChesterJanuary 12, 2015
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Hogan, DVM"Thank you so, so much Dr. Erin for your support with Lola's passing. You made this most difficult time so much more bearable for all of us."MATTHIAS BRANDTLOS ANGELESJanuary 12, 2015Lola's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Courtney Brookens Graham, DVM"We can not say enough good things about Dr. Graham on how comforting she was towards Jesse,
as well as us. She took the time to get to know Jesse a little bit and gave him some love.
She explained every step of the way, what would happen and what to expect. She took her time and
did not make us fell like we had to rush to say goodbye. Dr.Graham made Jesse comfortable and her
personal touches through out the process was very comforting to us. We are happy that we chose Dr. Graham,
to come to our home, she took care of everything for us and made losing our boy a little less painful."
Cathy CampbellRedford TownshipJanuary 12, 2015Jesse's Pet Memorial