Phoenix & Surrounding Areas
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian, a full assessment of your pet's quality of life, and a custom treatment plan to help you care for your pet and monitor their condition.
Includes a discussion with the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, gentle euthanasia, pawprint impression keepsake, lock of fur, and Lap of Love's Eternal Pawprints booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.
Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.
There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see Service Area below), holidays ($50 - $100), pets over 99 lbs, appointments outside normal business hours (when arranged), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.
Although we mainly see dogs and cats, some of our veterinarians can assist you with other species such as pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, fish, and goats. Call for pricing and availability.
With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely cedar urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you.
This option is for families that don't wish to have their pet's ashes returned nor wish to bury at home. Pets are respectfully cremated with other pets at a licensed crematory and ashes are scattered on a private farm with no visitation.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
We are here to answer your questions every day, from 5am - 8pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.
Sometimes, pets take a turn for the worse overnight, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible.
If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or one of the emergency clinics listed in the Local Resources section.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area.
Jordy Merrifield, DVM
I grew up in a little house in Phoenix where animals were part of the family. I went to college at Arizona State University for my undergraduate degree in Biology and attended the University of Florida for veterinary school. After five years in Florida, I'm happy to be back home in the valley! When I'm not working, you can find me with my four fur-kids. I enjoy hiking, yoga, Mexican food, good conversation and the occasional Netflix binge.
I was drawn to this job because of my personal experience with the loss of my childhood pets. My first dog, Schatzi was a surprise gift for my 5th birthday. We shared 17 beautiful years together and Schatzi unexpectedly passed while I was away from home during college. Years later, I still find myself thinking about that day and wishing that I could have been holding her in my arms when she left this earth. Every pet deserves to feel safe and be surrounded by love when it’s their time to go.
Although every appointment experience is as unique as my patient, I strive daily to provide the best possible experience for both my patients and their pet parents. I am honored by those who invite me into their homes and allow me to help their beloved family member on such a difficult day.
Jordy Merrifield, DVM
"I contacted Lap of Love in the morning. I was able to schedule a visit that day. My 15 year old dogs, Payton, had been getting worse. My appointment was with Doc Jordy. She explained everything to me. It was going to be a difficult road to try to ease comfort and mobility. My dog also had kidney and liver issues. She explored all of my options. She was great. Very informative and very sympathetic to my situation. after the procedure was completed, she took care of everything. She helped me through one of the most difficult days of my life. I highly recommend Doc Jordy!"
Ukio HowellPhoenix, Arizona
"While we will never know how our sweet Shelby started her life, she had the best end of life with us. Unfortunately, our time was limited and we made the extremely difficult decision to let Shelby move on to heaven. I thank Dr. Jordy, who was not only concerned for Shelby's deteriorating health, but went out of her way to comfort us as well. Not being a stranger to saying good-bye to a beloved fur-baby, after experiencing the care and dedication brought into our home by Dr. Jordy, we will never allow any other fur-babies to move on in any other way. Our Shelby left this earth knowing she was loved and her family was with her until the end. Dr. Jordy even carefully tucked Shelby's favorite toy into the stretcher with her, so, Shelby did not have to move on alone. We miss you dearly Shelby, and our grateful to Dr. Jordy for taking care of all of us."
Shelby RickenChandler, Arizona
"Last week we had to have our Ruby put to sleep. It was a hard decision made a lot less stressful with the help of Dr. Merrifield. She is a very compassionate person who understands how hard this decision is. She was so good with Ruby and as a caring person she made her departure as easy as possible. Linda and I are thankful for her assistance.
Ruby was a rescue dog and we shared her life for 13 years, she was two when we adopted her and will forever be in our hearts."
Frank BrownGlendale, Arizona
"Jordy was perfect in every way. She was complimentary, empathetic, respectful, and professional during our service. She made the experience as pleasant as it could be. If I could request her for the future I would. Bailey had a peaceful passing just like she wanted, and my family thanks Jordy for giving her that."
Amber Tomko-CreanSurprise, Arizona
"Dr. Jordy Merrifeld, was such a comfort to us. She explained everything to us in such a caring way. I think she would have stayed all night if we needed her to."
Frank & Maureen SeilFlorence, Arizona
"Today was an exceptionally difficult day. We had to make the decision to let our beautiful, sweet,
brave Hope go. Dr. Jordy Merrifield was sweet, kind, understanding and very supportive.
She didn't just come to earn a paycheck. Taking care of folks like us and our beloved
Pets truly is a calling for her. I have never met a more caring intelligent vet in my 20
plus years of having pets.
We highly recommend Lap of Love to anyone unfortunate enough to be at this
Tamara SpanelliSurprise, Arizona
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Helping families in the following areas:
We proudly serve the greater Phoenix area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be an additional drive fee of $50-$75 depending on your location. Please call for more information.
Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.
Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.
Lap of LovePO Box 84562Phoenix, AZ 85071