Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Walters, DVM"Dr. Jen Walters was fantastic. She really made me and my sons feel comfortable in our decision to euthanize our beloved dog and throughout the entire process. My sons are 9 and 11 years old and it was the first time they had lost a pet. They had many questions that Dr. Jen patiently took the time to answer. I had never euthanized a pet in my home before but after this amazing experience, it will be the only way I will say good bye in the future.
Thank you to Dr. Jen and the staff at Lap of Love"
Dori WhitmanCharlotte, North CarolinaDecember 21, 2017Rusty's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Regan Harp, DVM"I was freaked out by the whole process at first, it was so surreal. But when he arrived, it all went smoothly, I finally got more understanding of her condition and prognosis, the kind of attention all the other vets I had taken her to did not give us. We both were so used to coldness and rejection about her condition and that is the opposite of what we got. Kimmie was at peace, and the sun came out for her. I felt in my heart that it was the perfect decision."Kellie MacdougallNashville, TennesseeDecember 21, 2017Kimmie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Gorney, BVMS ~ Pittsburgh, PA"I can't thank you enough! You were such a dear to my sweet Wiggles. He was not a fan of going to the vet and the service you provided, I believe, kept him in a relaxed state of mind. The whole process was so personal and so peaceful. I was so grateful to have found you. You all made a very difficult time a little bit easier, which is more than most could have done for me. Thank you dearly."Wiggles RyanMcKeesport, PennsylvaniaDecember 20, 2017Wiggles Ryan's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Deveau, DVM"Sweet, kind, soft spoken lady to feel what we were feeling at the time she needed to put my Charo to sleep. Very considerate & explained everything she was going to do."Marilyn DeJesusRio Rancho, New MexicoDecember 20, 2017Charo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Walters, DVM"Dr. Jennifer was very empathetic and patient with us. She even wrote a beautiful memorial for Lola based on the memories we shared with her when she wad with us. I would definitely recommend lap of love and Dr. Jennifer."ELLIE FESTGERCharlotte, North CarolinaDecember 20, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Walters, DVM"Dr. Jennifer was very empathetic and patient with us. She took her time and listened to us. She even wrote a beautiful memorial for Lola based on everything we shared her in the time she was with us. She was very gentle, caring and respectful. She explained the whole process and made us feel as comfortable as possible given the situation. I would definitely recommend lap of love and especially Dr. Jennifer."Ellie FestgerCharlotte, North CarolinaDecember 20, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"We adored our beautiful Daisy May! She was nine-and-a-half years old. In the Spring she was diagnosed with a nasal tumor and was given 3 months to live. Chemo/ radiation might have extended her life up to 6 months. We chose not to go this route. Daisy had a sensitive stomach and we did not want to stress her body more than needed. We started just pill treatments by mouth. We totally spoiled her and overdosed her with multiple belly rubs and puppy love kisses. She had extra walks and sleeping or resting on our deck, in the sun, whenever she chose to do so.
Then, after eight-and-one-half months, our beautiful Daisy May told us it was time to go. We were heartbroken but knew she wanted to be free again. We called "Lap of Love", hesitant, not knowing what to expect. When the door bell rang we met
Dr. Heather. She came into our home like a ray of sunshine from heaven. With her gentle voice, she immediately comforted our Daisy May, she was kind and soft spoken, talking to Daisy and telling her she was so beautiful and so special! During all this Dr.Heather reached out to us and comforted us during our darkest moment, she gave us encouragement reassuring us that Daisy would soon be sleeping and she would feel no pain.
We want to thank Dr.Heather for making this moment very meaningful and as painless as possible for Daisy May and for us.
It was like an "Angel" was sent to take our Daisy May up to heaven! Thank you for all the love you brought to us- for the paw-print and for the vile of her hair, the beautiful certificate and booklet you gave to us. Daisy May went peacefully surrounded by an aura of love! We thank you for your gentleness and the love and comfort you brought to us that day...we know she is waiting for us in peace."
Nickie DiPietroWest Islip, NYDecember 20, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Regan Harp, DVM"Dr. Regan gave our beloved Gage such gentleness, love, and compassionate. In a day filled with tears, he made our load a bit lighter. Much gratitude for his compassionate heart."Patrick WhiteAntioch, TennesseeDecember 20, 2017Gage's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender, DVM"I cannot say enough about our experience with Laps of Love and particularly with Dr. Katie Stender. I contacted LoL, via internet inquiry, at around 6 in the morning,. Dr. Katie contacted me shortly afterward to see how she could help. We set up an appointment for her to assess our13 y/o cat "Kit" and she helped us decide that Kit was comfortable enough to wait until our daughter was able to get home from college and enjoy some of the holiday break with her. During this time, Dr. Katie checked in with us periodically to see how Kit was doing and to let us know that she was only a phone call away. Once we decided that it was "time", Dr. Katie came to our house (after her regularly scheduled patients for the day, after hours). She allowed my daughter to make each decision, gently guiding her through every step and comforting all of us during the process. Although a bit feisty at the onset (Kit's normal temperament), she received medication that made her comfortable and died peacefully in our daughter's arms. Dr. Katie is phenomenal and she chose the perfect specialty in her profession, providing compassionate and loving care to our pets and their humans. We are forever grateful!"Bonnie BedenbaughJacksonville, FloridaDecember 20, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Maggie Doley, DVM"I would gratefully ask for this service again in a heartbeat, because this was the tender, and understanding, patient help we have ever received at a time of loss of our baby."John&Carole DelhorbeRuskin, FloridaDecember 20, 2017Skittle The Dit Ditty Ditman's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Daniel Genatiempo, DVM"Poor Dr. Dan. Being present during such a painful time for a family is unimaginable. He was kind, quiet and patient. He sent a follow-up note with link to a facebook memorial about our sweet boy that he posted that day. He noted that we might want to include a memorial of our own—that it could sometimes be cathartic. And it has been. Nothing can really take away the pain, but it's nice to share the story of our beloved Hank."Pam LinsleyIndianapolis, IndianaDecember 20, 2017Hank's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sue Mango, DVM"Dr. Sue was actually Toot's doctor years ago so when we find out she was one of the doctors at Lap of Love it was only fitting that we requested her. She was amazing and walked us through every step with patience and compassion. She even listened to our stories about him as we spent our last few moments with him. Dr. Sue was gentle to not only us, but Toot as well making sure he felt no pain. Even when I called for the appt, Angie and Jenny were so comforting and kind. Dr. Sue made such a heartbreaking moment into an incredible gift for us and Toot and we will forever be grateful to her and the services Lap of Love provides. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"Danielle OlivaLutz, FloridaDecember 20, 2017Toot's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Allie Prokop, DVM"Dr. Allie,

When a close member of your family becomes ill and their health begins to deteriorate and the suffering and misery increases, it creates one of the most stressful, draining and exhausting situations imaginable.

We never imagined, when Vollee began his decline, all that we, as a family, would face and feel. It is an experience I wish on no one. Unfortunately, most of us must find the strength to handle these life events and find a way to maneuver through them.

One of the greatest Christmas gifts we could've received, was the recommendation, by a friend, to contact Lap of Love to help us help Vollee.

From the moment we met you, Dr. Allie, we felt a peace that can't be easily explained. Even Vollee was calm and accepting of you that first night. He generally required a little more time to accept a newcomer.

Your ability to put Vollee AND us at ease, while helping us understand what he was experiencing was a true blessing for us all.

Thank you, so much, for helping us through this difficult time. You are appreciated beyond words. Vollee would thank you as well.

Gratefully,

Randall and Mona Dodd and Vollee"
Randall DoddKnoxville, TN, TennesseeDecember 19, 2017Vollee's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Emily Miller, DVM"Dr. Emily was patient and kind. You could tell she cared about not only our dog, but our family at this difficult time. This was my first experience putting a pet down at our house and As painful as this experience is, it was made so special and comfortable by DR. Emily. We are so grateful for her and her support."Kacey FarrellCincinnati, OhioDecember 19, 2017Wilbur's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melanie Santspree, DVM"My family and I wanted to express our sincere appreciation for the wonderful, heartfelt care that Melanie Santspree DVM showed us during a very difficult time for us and our beloved Georgia (aka) Georgia Bean!! Melanie helped us realize we were doing the right thing for our sweet, precious Georgia! Even though it is so hard to let go of your pet who has been a part of the family for the past 11 years, she knew that it was the best, most selfless thing we could do for Georgia. With Melanie's knowledge and genuine sympathy, she advised us, based on her experience and things she has seen, it was the right time to say goodbye to Georgia.
Melanie was wonderful and helped us through the entire procedure. Georgia passed to the Rainbow Bridge without any problems at all!!! She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones!! Georgia knew she was loved and when she needed her family the most, we were all there for her!! Thanks to Melanie, we felt we did the right thing and had complete confidence in her!!! She took care of everything so beautifully!! I would highly recommend Melanie during you and your pet's time of need!! Thank you so much Melanie!! My family and I are so grateful you were here for Georgia and us!!"
Shellani BrownLatham, NYDecember 19, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan, DVM, MPH"Words cannot express how grateful I am to Dr. Keri Morgan and her compassion towards Asia and myself. Saying goodbye is never easy, but knowing that someone like Dr. Morgan and Lap of Love are available for this difficult and emotional moment, gives me a tremendous peace of mind. Saying goodbye is unavoidable, but Lap of Love is a great partner in the journey. Thank you."Lisa WillFlorissan5, MissouriDecember 19, 2017Asia's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman, DVM"I can't say enough about Dr. Toby. His incredible heart and compassion during Callahan's final days was amazing. He made a difficult time easier and made sure that Callahan was given as much love and caring as he gave. Thank you Dr. Toby!"Mark BodnarLas Vegas, NevadaDecember 19, 2017Callahan's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Wilbourne, DVM"I cannot say enough how wonderful Dr. Jessica was. She provided comfort, reassurance and kindness to My family including Angel. Her presence alone helped us on one of the hardest days we will ever go through. We cannot thank you enough."Gina GrelletBethlehem, PennsylvaniaDecember 19, 2017Angel Rose Grellet's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"There are no words to express how grateful my family and I are to have had Dr. Ashley help our dear Lucky over the Rainbow Bridge. My vet recommended Lap of Love so I knew we'd be in good hands but I had no idea what an extraordinary angel they would send to our house. We all knew instantly how special Dr. Ashley was but perhaps the best endorsement was from our surviving dog who literally doesn't trust ANYONE. She barked once and then was completely calm and accepting of Dr. Ashley, that speaks volumes about the sort of person she is. Dogs always know. She was so kind and compassionate and made sure we were all comfortable with every step of the process. She was comforting without being sticky sweet and never rushed us. She made a really sad day actually peaceful and uplifting and something we will remember positively. We so appreciate the way she cared for Lucky like he was her own family member. Admitting that "it's time" is one of the hardest decisions a pet owner ever has to make, but now that I know about Lap of Love, I won't dread it in the same way. Saying goodbye will always be a sad experience but it can also be beautiful thanks to the amazing work of people like Dr. Ashley. THANK YOU!!!"Wendy GuariscoAltanta, GeorgiaDecember 19, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Hannah Curtis, DVM"Dr. Hannah was absolutely amazing and helped us through our difficult time. She was calming and caring and let us grieve without being 'rushed'. I cannot say, "Thank You" enough to Dr. Hannah and Lap of Love services. God Bless you for what you do in making the final goodbye a loving memory."Deana BergquistLake Forest, CaliforniaDecember 19, 2017Kuma's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Regan Harp, DVM"Dr. Regan was so gentle and sweet with Lily, and was incredibly respectful of her and our home. We will highly recommend him to anyone else who needs this service."Jessi WallaceSpringfield, TennesseeDecember 19, 2017Lily's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Beth Meadow, DVM"Dr. Beth could not be anymore accommodating in our difficult time. She made the experience easier for us and was very informative of the process. Thank you."Meg PAlexandria, VirginiaDecember 19, 2017Rocko's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Hannah Curtis, DVM"She was very loving and compassionate to us and we share the same faith and belief of eternal life, that made it even more special. :-)"Ann "Heidi Bear"Long Beach, CaliforniaDecember 19, 20172nd Chance's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Wilbourne, DVM"I cannot say enough what a great service this is. I cannot say enough about Dr Jessica Wilbourne. the last thing I wanted to do was upset are pet Cleo anymore by having to take her out to a vet. Dr Jessica came on time was very understanding and more than patient. she is a very caring person and wonderful veterinarian."The Foster Family FosterPhilly burbs, PennsylvaniaDecember 18, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Becky Frank, DVM"I already submitted one but thank you again Dr. Becky for your caring and compassion in this difficult time."Angel MoserReading, PennsylvaniaDecember 18, 2017Chloe's Pet Memorial