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.
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.
"I am so glad that we chose Lap of Love to help us with the passing of our beloved Bazil. It was so comforting to have Dr Merrifield with us during the difficult time. She truly cared to make the experience as comforting and peaceful as possible for both us paw parents and my "Little Man""
Vicky ZandersGilbert, Arizona
"We believe we were visited by an angel on 11/3/17. It was time to say goodbye to our wonderful golden, Maxx, as he was almost 14 yrs. and having issues. Dr. Jordy Merrifield came to our home to help Maxx pass peacefully and without pain. In the process, she helped us as well. Her sweetness and compassion for our situation will never be forgotten. She made a horrible day less so. She explained everything to us with such a gentle and soft heart as we all sat there on the floor with Maxx. She has since followed up with us to make sure that we are okay. We will always carry Maxx in our hearts and Dr. Merrifield as well. We think she's an angel."
Mike and Pril CallinanPeoria, Arizona
"On October 25, 2017 we had a very fortunate and unfortunate situation happen at the same time. We were blessed to be able to meet Dr. Jordy Merrifield who was an angel as we had to say Good-Bye to our beautiful 12 year old Cockapoo Latte. Dr. Jordy was very compassionate , patient and understanding of the difficult decision our family had to deal with. I can not say enough kind remarks to illustrate how Dr. Jordy made this situation a beautiful memory of our most dearly loved pet Latte. Few times in life you will find such a genuine and caring person who shares your pain as Dr. Jordy did.
Many Many Thanks for all you did Dr. Jordy . We will forever be grateful.
Shelly and Children"
Shelly KillamGilbert, Arizona
"Dr. Jordy made the hardest decision, bearable. The concept of death was scary, but Dr. Jordy made the entire process a beautiful experience as Atreides slipped quietly, and peacefully, across the Rainbow Bridge to chase balls into eternity. I will be forever grateful for Dr. Jordy, her kindness, gentleness, and respect she had for us and Atreides. Thank you, ever so much."
Ellen JackowskiChandler, Arizona
"Dr. Jordy could not have been more compassionate or more helpful during this sad time. Absolutely the best!"
Mark AllenGilbert, Arizona
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Phoenix
Pet Loss Support Group Phoenix Companion Animal Association of AZ
BluePearl Veterinary Partners, West Valley/Peoria
Deer Valley Counseling Pet Loss Counseling
VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of AZ, East Valley/Mesa
Pets Unlimited Grief Support (P.U.G.S.)
VCA Paradise Valley Emergency Animal Hospital
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