Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jade Tenberg, DVM"Dr. Tenberg treated us and our dog, Max, with dignity and respect. We are so happy with her and Lap of Love. We have so much gratitude and thankfulness toward her and Lap of Love. Max was treated so very kindly and gently during his last few hours of his life. He never felt any pain or discomfort and Dr. Tenberg was so gentle with him. Thank you so much Dr. Tenberg for being just who you are!!!"Jennifer HerringLutz, FloridaMarch 18, 2019Max herring's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Klickman, DVM, CVA"I can't say enough good things about Dr. Rachel. She went above and beyond to discuss Lily's needs with me for several months leading up to her passing. She was kind enough to check in on me periodically even when I wasn't ready to talk to her, I knew she was available. When the time came I knew exactly who to reach out to. The entire process was really amazing and as good as saying goodbye could have been. I really never thought I could see my self letting a dog go in my home, but I am truly happy that I did."Lisa ButlerBaltimore, MarylandMarch 18, 2019Lily's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender, DVM"Dr Katie,
Thank you so much for making a very difficult time bearable. I am amazed at Cloe's greeting you with excitement and love. It is unusual for her to lick people in the face!! I truly believe she knew that you were there to help her. She had an awesome day leading up to her entry to Heaven. Thank you so much for making the process painless for her. You have a special gift and calling on your life. Thank you for being there for us in our time of need. Forever in your debt, Keith and Megan Rawlinson."
keith rawlinsonjacksonville, FloridaMarch 18, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Gill, DVM"Dr. Elizabeth was so kind and supportive. Chloe and my family were at ease. I truly recommend if your fur baby has to cross over. Dr. Elizabeth will not disappoint in relaxing you and keeping you and your pet at ease. Thank you once again."Andrew RayApopka, FloridaMarch 18, 2019Chloe's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Anne Mitchell, VMD"Dr. Anne was truly an angel. Her bedside manner was both comforting and understanding. We could not have asked for a more compassionate experience. Macy will be greatly missed, however, the way she passed with everyone who loved her present, brings comfort to us all. I highly recommend Lap of Love. I wouldn’t have had it any other way."Ken ManganielloKing of Prussia, PennsylvaniaMarch 18, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Deveau, DVM"When we realized our beloved bloodhound, Bubba, was in pain and not going to recover we had to make the difficult decision to euthanize him. We rescued Bubba 8 years ago , after he chose us. He was on his last few months of living in a shelter, he was returned to the shelter 3 times. They were going to put him down. So he chose us. He was around 2 at that time. He was 11 when we made the decision to have it done in our home. Dr Erin was one of the most compassionate people I have ever encounter. She was gentle and just so comforting. Bubba went so peacefully, she even made a pawprint for us. She treated Bubba with the dignity and respect he deserved. Carefully wrapping him in a soft blanket on the stretcher. I think heaven our vet recommended her to us. Thank you Dr. Erin and Lap of Love. I would definitely recommend this service to anyone who needed it. Totally worth the money to have my fur baby at home, out of pain, loved when his time passed."Rio Rancho, New MexicoMarch 18, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Bruce, DVM, CVA"Dr. Kim was so awesome. She explained everything and put me at ease when she said I wasn’t ending Sienna’s life but rather shortening her death. Even at nearly 18 years old, I was concerned that I was ending her life too soon, and it was nice to hear Dr. Kim tell me I was making the right decision."Jessica AndersenDenver, ColoradoMarch 17, 2019Sienna's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Will Basinger, DVM"Dr. Will treated Shortstop as if he were his own pet and was very sensitive to us and our other dog. He was very helpful throughout the months that our dog was in hospice and explained everything that we could expect along the way. We couldn't have asked for a more caring and compassionate veterinarian to help Shortstop at the end of his journey with us."Marie McLean-ChoiOrangeburg, S. CarolinaMarch 17, 2019Shortstop's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Dr. Heather was an amazing, caring and loving support to our beloved dog Zoey after 15 years with our family when it was time for Zoey to go over the Rainbow Bridge. Zoey was surrounded by family in her own home, and was not afraid. The entire process honored Zoey's life in the way that she deserved and we were so happy with the service we received from Dr. Heather and Lap of Love. I would highly recommend Dr. Heather...she allowed us the time to be with Zoey and process what was happening in a way that we will never forget. Thank you Dr. Heather and Thank you Lap of Love for allowing us to say goodbye in the most loving way possible."Susan VinciHauppague, NYMarch 17, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Hampton, DVM"Dr. Hampton did a wonderful job with making our family feel comfortable about the process. She was caring and patient. She didn't rush and allowed for our grieving process to happen organically. The experience with Lap of Love, and especially Christina, made saying goodbye to our family member, so much easier and was so special. I can't thank her or the company enough."Candace BrownRaleigh, North CarolinaMarch 17, 2019Gabrielle Whitley's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toni Knox, DVM"Dr. Toni, I'll never forget you. You were SO COMPASSIONATE & SYMPATHETIC to what I was going through. You explained what was happening as Maks rested his head on my leg as he went to sleep (he looked so peaceful). Then you started to put this really nice blanket over and I was thinking.....WHOA lady and was getting ready to tell you DON'T put that over his head and then you stopped at neck & TUCKED it in......I WISH I could say more than just THANK YOU......YES I can...….BLESS YOU"Jim Klusman JrPhila, PennsylvaniaMarch 17, 2019Maks's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"Dr. Brad is the kindest and most compassionate human being I have ever met. His language in our time of need was comforting and understanding. The care he gave our Sandy in her last moments and after she passed will never be forgotten. I recently recommended Dr. Brad to a family member in need. I'm so thankful for his role in this part of our and Sandy's journey. Thanks you, Dr. Brad.

Love,
The Haleys"
Lauren HaleyFeasterville-trevose, PennsylvaniaMarch 16, 2019Sandy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman, DVM"Dr. Toby kindly helped us and Baby through Baby’s passing. It meant so much to us to let Baby go at home where we could pet him and assure Baby that we loved him instead of going through the stress of putting him in the carrier to go to the vet one last time."Heather HutchingsHenderson, NevadaMarch 16, 2019Baby's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"I can’t express how much comfort we feel now knowing our little Coco’s last moments were so peaceful and loving thanks to Dr. Heather and Lap of Love. She was soft spoken and took her time, making sure we were ready when we said goodbye to our little love, our almost 18 year old kitty, Coco. Coco seemed at peace and not scared at all.
Dr. Heather is a special soul to do what she does, and we are ever so grateful."
Linda MooreHauppauge, NYMarch 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"Dr. Amanda was so soft spoken, kind and understanding of the difficulty that my family was experiencing with Daisy's passing. She was so gentle with the way she handled my Daisy. Thank you Dr. Amanda for your compassion and helping us through this."Marie HeuerBrea, CaliforniaMarch 16, 2019Daisy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli, DVM"We recently said goodbye to our sweet Lucy with the help of D.r Kristine and Lap of Love. While we are still feeling our great loss, having Dr. Kristine there has given us so much comfort and peace during our grieving process. I could not have imagined a more calm and gentle way for our girl to transition in peace, at home, with her family by her side. Dr. Kristine has been an amazing support to our family and suggested a book to help our son understand Lucy’s passing. She gave us a paw print and tuft of hair, then gave us time to say our final goodbyes. I did not feel rushed at any time and I felt that Dr. Kristine listened to all of my concerns, answered all of my questions, and was honest about possible options without pressuring me in either direction. I would (and will) recommend Dr. Kristine to all, we could not have gotten through this without her."Lisa BeauchampCoram, NYMarch 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd, DVM"We were struggling with our beloved rescue dog "Goldie" and her illness Cushings Disease. She was diagnosed 2 years ago and started declining the last two month at age 13. We were so uncertain about when to make a decision ,but in one week she slowed down eating and had difficulty walking and getting up and down. Her breathing when she walked was labored. We knew when she looked at us that it was time and in her way she was signaling that to us.

We called our vet to recommend an in- home euthanasia service and they recommended "Lap of Love". The experience dealing with them was top notch from the receptionist to the attending veterinarian that came to our home. Dr. Annie Byrd was amazing and made our girl feel so comfortable and relaxed. She also helped us with her kind reassuring words and comforted us as "Goldie" went peacefully to sleep in our arms.


I will always use their services for any future pets ---"
Lori SchwenkerMount Dora, FloridaMarch 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan, DVM, MPH"We are so grateful for Lap of Love on one of the hardest days of our lives. Every phone and in-person interaction we had with them was compassionate, professional, loving, and supportive. We have said many times that we made the best choice for our family and our beloved cat by using Lap of Love. Dr. Morgan was truly wonderful. She handled our cat with such care and was so thoughtful with every interaction. Saying goodbye to our furry family member was an extremely intimate experience and having her there was comforting even though we’d only just met. We can’t say enough about this organization and the work they do to provide families with the utmost care."Lindsay MallersSaint Louis, MissouriMarch 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Olivieri, DVM"Princess Daisy was my little girl and center of my world for 14 years. When she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, we managed her illness with meds for 6 weeks. But she was not her usual happy energetic self due to her condition, activity restrictions from her cardiologist and side effects of the meds. I knew her condition was terminal with an end likely to be scary and painful. I also knew I didn’t want her traumatized by a final trip to the vet’s office.
My search for the right vet to come to my home led me to Lap of Love and Dr. Tina. Calling to schedule an appointment was the most difficult call I have ever made, but the staff was very sympathetic and understanding of my grief. With the recommendation from Lap of Love, I provided Daisy with some things she loved best like walks in the park and eating the usually prohibited hamburger and mac ‘n’ cheese in my remaining time with her.
I feel blessed and I am very thankful that Dr. Tina was there at the end. Dr. Tina is compassionate and kind and has a calming presence, which is what we needed at our saddest moment. She took the time to know Daisy and I appreciated that she got down on Daisy’s level and allowed Daisy to accept her. And although I did not doubt my decision, she reassured me that I was doing the right and humane thing. She explained everything that she was doing and what to expect. Despite the painful sadness, the process was surprisingly peaceful due to the gentle care and respect Dr. Tina had for Daisy’s life and our love for her. Thank you Dr. Tina for your compassionate care for us and our precious Daisy."
Trina TrongonePorter Ranch, CaliforniaMarch 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Dr. Heather's kindness, patience and compassion throughout this sad experience was so appreciated. Her gentle manner with our Seamus helped ease our sorrow and made his transition a peaceful and meaningful event. Thank you, Dr. Heather."lynbrook, NYMarch 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Olivieri, DVM"When my cat of 18 years was diagnosed with lymphoma, and took a turn for the worst in a matter of hours, I thought I would not be able to make it through. Dr. Tina made one of the worst days of my life into one of comfort and peace. She sat on the floor with us, asked questions that got us talking about what a wonderful pet Max and been and how he brought so much joy to our lives. She took her time letting us say goodbye, and dictating how the time would go, never making us feel like we were on a timeline. She has a genuine gift with animals, and also with people. Saying goodbye is never easy, but his last moments were full of love, care, and concern for his comfort and dignity. I cannot say enough about Dr. Tina. She is doing exactly what she was born to be doing, and is a gift to animals, and all of us who love them."Nicole PetreshockLos Angeles, CaliforniaMarch 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz, DVM"Dr. Steven was so caring and wonderful. He made euthanizing my sweet baby, a little less painful by being so compassionate. He explained exactly what would happen in a very loving way."Katie AmbroseBuffalo, NYMarch 15, 2019Sake's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toni Knox, DVM"Our thanks to Dr. Toni who did a wonderful job for us. Very kind, professional, thorough and empathetic. She was able to make the traumatic experience less painful for us. Rest in peace Chance."Sharon and Phil BurgBlue Bell, PennsylvaniaMarch 15, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff, DVM"We are still heartbroken from the diagnosis of our family member "Macy" having a large tumor. Our vet gave us the courage to make that hard decision of putting her to rest at the age of 14. Even though we knew this day would come and that the decision was a must, for her sake, it didn't make it any easier. We knew that it would have been a selfish thing to drag out the process for our own hearts. Macy deserved better than that. And as Dr. Dawnetta pointed out to us, "Macy's body was working very hard just laying there on our couch." We were referred to Lap of Love from a friend and at first I thought it weird to have a stranger come into our house, instead of having our favorite vet who knows her, handle this process. I am still in shock at how pleasant and wonderful Dr. Dawnetta was to our family and so glad we made the decision to use Lap of Love. She was professional, but still very comforting and knew exactly what we needed to hear. This is one of the hardest things we have been through, but the way it was handled was a great tribute to our beloved pet. Macy was given a medicine to gently put her to sleep in her most favorite part of our couch, with all of us by her side. Instead of a cold table in an unfamiliar room that would have caused her distress. I would recommend this service and Dr. Dawnetta to anyone going through this. to Dr. Dawnetta....Thank you!!"Kim RogersChesterfield, MissouriMarch 15, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"We are eternally grateful to Dr. Heather. It is with such sadness that we had to say goodbye to our best kitty ever, Coco who was almost 18.
I thank God we had recently heard of the wonderful services done by Lap of Love.
I can’t begin to express how much comfort we feel knowing our little Coco’s last moments were so peaceful and loving and that she wasn’t scared.
Dr. Heather is soft spoken, loving, and took her time making sure we had the most peaceful experience possible.
It takes a special soul to give this gift to families and their fur babies at their most difficult time."
Linda MooreHauppauge, NYMarch 15, 2019