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.
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
"We were very conflicted about saying goodbye to Roxy. Her little body was falling apart and old age had set in pretty deeply. We didn't want to say goodbye too soon and yet didn't want her quality of life to be poor. Dr. Jordy took the time to listen to us and shared that if she didn't think Roxy was ready that she would tell us and after meeting her she assured us that we were doing right by Roxy.
Roxy's favorite place was our bed, so we were able to have her last memories on our bed with us surrounding her with tears and love. We are so thankful and grateful for Dr. Jordy and her compassion and helping us to do right by Roxy."
Shelley ZajicPhoenix, Arizona
"Dr. Merrifield was a great blessing. She was kind and professional; I sincerely appreciate her help during a difficult time."
Laura VarelaChandler, Arizona
"Dr. Jordy was amazing. She took this really hard time in our family and treated it with such care and compassion. She made the whole process easier deal with. Thank you for the bottom of my heart."
Melissa DeNovaPhoenix, Arizona
"Dr. Jordy was amazing. Such a special young lady. She was so comforting on a very hard day. Without her, our last moments with Jiffy wouldn't have been the same. She provided a loving, peaceful passing that Jiffy deserved. It was tolerable because of her presence and guidance. Thank you again for being there for us and especially Jiffy."
Renee SalkoGoodyear, Arizona
"Dr. Jordy Merrifield was so compassionate and showed empathy during my time of deep sorrow. She did not rush or push me. She helped me to see that what needed to be done had to be done for my little Prince. Because of her, I was at ease and felt relieved from my little Prince suffering.
Thank you so much!
Caroline SteidelGoodyear, Arizona
"Dr. Jordy was genuine and kind. She helped me and my Rottweiler, Sarge have our last conversation and share our last moments without any feelings of being rushed. Dr. Jordy was graceful in caring for Sarge after he passed allowing peace to fill my heart. Without Dr. Jordy's compassion and willingness to help me through this process, I honestly do not believe I would be at the level of peace I am today; it's only been a week. Thank you Dr. Jordy with all that I have. Thank you for treating Sarge with the compassion and the dignity you allowed him to keep through the end and even after."
Christine ColburnMaricopa, 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
Paws Bereavement, Pet Grief TherapyDennily Lerner, LCSW
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