Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$300

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.

Euthanasia$300

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.

Geriatric Consultation$300

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.

Additional Appointment Fees

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.

Other 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.

AFTERCARE PRICING

Private Cremation
Pets up to 49 pounds$295
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$315
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$350
Pets over 150 pounds will be quoted

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden 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.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$175
Pets over 150 pounds will be quoted

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 by the crematory in a pet cemetery. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

To best honor your personal space, our doctors do not arrive with a vet technician.  Therefore, if your family has elected cremation for a pet over 30 pounds, we may ask your assistance moving your loved one after euthanasia has been performed.  If additional help is needed outside what is available in the home, we may request that the crematory come to assist us.  In this case, an additional fee will be needed to cover their charge. 

Availability

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 6am - 10pm. 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.

Meet the Doctors

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Jessica

Jessica Boden, DVM

Like many other veterinarians, I originally entered veterinary medicine to help animals. Having grown up on a farm, I had a knack for working with all of our animals and often would try to nurse the sick ones back to health. I made the decision to become a veterinarian in middle school.

As I progressed through veterinary school and started my career, the desire to help animals has continued to grow in my heart. I also realized that it’s not just animals that need help, but people as well. Practicing veterinary medicine enables me to help others in a very unique and special way.
As a veterinarian, I strive to help shape and develop the human-animal bond. I do this by helping people understand what their pet is going through in a disease process and being there for them through the grieving process. Having recently lost my 15-year-old dog, I have firsthand knowledge of how important it is to receive comfort during times of loss.

I attended Texas Tech for my Animal Science degree and then Texas A&M for veterinary school. Upon graduation, I moved to central Texas to practice medicine in a small animal clinic. Recently, my husband and I made the decision to move to the DFW area to be closer to family. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my cat. I also enjoy living out my faith in Jesus, being outdoors, cooking, reading, and spending time with my friends. 

Dr. Sarah

Sarah Tangeman, DVM

Like many veterinarians, I have always adored animals and knew from a young age that this passion would drive my career path. As a Nebraska native, one of my most treasured childhood memories was helping my grandfather on his farm during farrowing season (the birth of piglets). Growing up, we always had family dogs as well. From a young age, I was fortunate enough to experience the unconditional love of a pet, as well as their miraculous abilities to perceive human feelings. I developed a fond appreciation of the human-animal bond through experiencing its beauty first-hand.

My desire to pursue a career in veterinary medicine not only stemmed from my eagerness to help and protect animals, but also from an inclination to honor the human-animal bond through client education and support. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and participated in a cooperative veterinary program through the University of Nebraska and Iowa State University to obtain my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

While in veterinary school, I adopted my pride and joy, Riley. He is perfect for me, and an integral part of my success (and sanity) in school. Upon graduation, I got married and moved my little family from the Midwest to northeast Dallas to practice in a small animal hospital. After settling in, we decided to expand our family and adopted a second dog, Shae, who Riley became instant friends with!

My husband and I absolutely love living in the DFW area. Together, one of our greatest thrills is traveling the world and planning our next big adventure. In my free time, I also enjoy taking my pups for walks and to the lake to swim, reading, gardening, cooking, and hosting our family and friends from all over the country.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is educating pet parents. I am constantly in awe of how strong the human-animal bond is, and wish to support that bond to the best of my abilities. Early in my career, my family in Nebraska had to make the incredibly difficult decision to euthanize one of my childhood pets. She was considered to be “my” dog (I was her primary caretaker until I went to college), so my family consulted with me throughout her final weeks and days. My biggest regret was not being able to be there when she passed peacefully; however, I learned so much about the role of being a pet parent during the end of life process through this occurrence.

This experience led me to realize that one of the most humbling and precious gifts veterinarians are afforded is the ability to end or prevent suffering via euthanasia. It also inspired me to pursue end of life care. I believe every pet deserves to be surrounded by their loving family in the most comfortable space during their last moments. My goal is to compassionately support families throughout these final stages of their pet’s life and to assist with a peaceful passing in the most beautiful way possible.

Dr. Erica

Erica Fry, DVM

Growing up, my family moved around very frequently (by the time I was a sophomore in high school, I had moved about 12 times) because my father served as an officer in the United States Army. Constantly being the “new kid” can be tough, but it certainly builds character and adaptability, which has served me well!  It also led me to foster close relationships with the constants in my life: my family and my beloved childhood cats, Zoya and Lynx. Their unconditional love and affection was a source of joy, companionship, and comfort to me. The bond I shared with my pets coupled with a major interest in biological science made being a veterinarian a natural career choice for me.  

I attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri (MIZ-ZOU!!) and graduated in 2005. Prior to joining Lap of Love, I worked in two different small animal clinics—one in northern Alabama, and the second in St. Louis, Missouri. I enjoyed many aspects of private practice, but always felt most fulfilled and helpful when I was interacting with clients, guiding them through making important health decisions for their pets, and witnessing the remarkable human-animal bond.
 
My family relocated to Texas in 2014 and shortly after we moved, we had to say goodbye to one of our cats. It was my first time experiencing pet loss from the other side and I was devastated.  Simon had been with me through most of veterinary school, meeting my husband, several moves, the introduction of new pets, and the birth of two babies. He handled it all with as much grace as his goofy personality could muster, and he was an important member of our family. But amidst my grief, I was also relieved and grateful that Simon passed away peacefully at home, under the care of a hospice veterinarian. Although I had previously provided home euthanasia, experiencing it personally flipped a switch for me; I knew that I wanted to provide the best support possible to families going through the same inevitable phase with their own pets.

I live just outside of Ft. Worth, Texas with my husband, our two young children, and our four pets, three of which are seniors. It’s a busy (and admittedly, sometimes crazy!) household but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love watching my children with our pets and am grateful that they continually demonstrate their unconditional love for us as they age with grace. I’m inspired by my pets and the many pets and people I’ve interacted with through the years. It is my goal is to fully support families and their pets by providing professional care and compassionate guidance so that their pets can also age and die with grace and dignity. 

About Jessica Boden, DVM

Like many other veterinarians, I originally entered veterinary medicine to help animals. Having grown up on a farm, I had a knack for working with all of our animals and often would try to nurse the sick ones back to health. I made the decision to become a veterinarian in middle school.

As I progressed through veterinary school and started my career, the desire to help animals has continued to grow in my heart. I also realized that it’s not just animals that need help, but people as well. Practicing veterinary medicine enables me to help others in a very unique and special way.
As a veterinarian, I strive to help shape and develop the human-animal bond. I do this by helping people understand what their pet is going through in a disease process and being there for them through the grieving process. Having recently lost my 15-year-old dog, I have firsthand knowledge of how important it is to receive comfort during times of loss.

I attended Texas Tech for my Animal Science degree and then Texas A&M for veterinary school. Upon graduation, I moved to central Texas to practice medicine in a small animal clinic. Recently, my husband and I made the decision to move to the DFW area to be closer to family. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my cat. I also enjoy living out my faith in Jesus, being outdoors, cooking, reading, and spending time with my friends. 

"I didn't know when I would have to tell Sam goodbye but I knew I wanted it to be at our home surrounded by love and peace. The day before she stopped eating completely so I started look for a service. Lap of Love called me within 15 minutes of the inquiry. I did not schedule at the that time because I was hoping for a miracle overnight. It didn't come, Sam could not even stand up on her own that morning. I called to schedule an appointment as soon as she could get here. She got her early for Sam even with a tire blowout on the way. We waited and sat with Sam the entire time in our bedroom. When the sun came out and it warmed a little, we decided to take her into our backyard. Dr. Boden arrived with a few minutes. She was very professional as one would have to be in this profession but we never felt rushed or like it was just her job. She suggested things like getting a paw-print and a lock of hair which we were too upset to think of. She advised that we were making the right decision for Sam. I have lost many animals in life as well as my mother and father. None of them hurt or brought the level of sadness and emotion that I had when we said goodbye. She gave us all the time we needed and then carried Sam to her car and placed her in the front seat. Regardless of good or bad the procedure went what Dr. Boden did next will live in my heart, mind and soul forever. My entire family hurt at the level we expected but I held nothing inside. Before leaving, Dr. Boden hugged me. I cried beyond control an squeezed tighter. Her response was to squeeze back tighter and she never released until did. That moment will last in my memories and gratitude for Dr. Jessica for the rest of my life."

John Terrell
Irving, Texas

"After agonizing over letting our little French Bulldog go, we had the privilege of having Dr. Sarah come to our house. She is the sweetest, most compassionate person we have ever met. She helped my husband and I go through the worst thing fur baby parents have to face. We didn't want this to happen but Ginny was in so much pain. She is in heaven now along with all our other dogs and her best friend Fiona the Basset hound. I believe God made Sarah just for us, what a wonderful service that you provide at such a horrible time for us. Thanks again."

Tweed Clark
Arlington, Texas

"My partner and I want to thank the staff at Lap of Love for the compassionate service they provided for euthanizing our sweet girl-cat Lovey. The staff that we interacted with over the phone used soothing voices and didn't hurry either of us in making an appointment or when we had to make changes to our appointment. The staff asked for our pet's name and included her name ("Lovey") in the follow-up emails prior to Dr. Boden's arrival. At the in-home euthanasia, Dr. Boden was the height of caring and respect. She explained what she would do and what we should expect. Once Lovey had passed, she gave us a few minutes with her alone. She then returned with a small, blanket-lined basked and gently placed Lovey into it to transport her for cremation. We later received a sympathy card from Dr. Boden. Very impressed with the kindness. Thank you so much.

Andrea and Michelle"

Michelle Edens
Dallas, Texas

"Working with Dr. Erica was wonderful. She was so understanding and treated our baby Toby so respectfully. Our family has used Lap of Love once before and I will always use them and will recommend them over and over. Our family are animal lovers and knowing there is someone who will come to your home so that your pet is treated where they are familiar makes all the difference in the world. Thank you Dr. Erica and Lap of Love for the services you provide!"

Karen Moore
Mansfield, Texas

"What a gift Dr. Jessica and the Lap of Love team have been to our family this year. After our 15-year-old lab began to suffer mobility issues, I contacted our regular vet of over 11 years for pain medicine and palliative care to make her comfortable in what I knew were likely her final months. However, our regular vet refused to help us in any way and when I asked what options I had under the circumstances, the staff member callously suggested that I just "call some pet mobile place" for my dog who couldn't even stand up. Searching Google through tears, I found Lap of Love. I called and was helped right away by such a compassionate doctor on the phone that I totally broke down sobbing just from being treated so kindly after the upsetting phone call with our regular vet. She arranged for Dr. Jessica to come out and see Hannah the next day. Dr. Jessica could not have been any more wonderful. She got to know us and then examined Hannah. She took time to explain the comfort care measures we would take and how to prepare ourselves, our children, and our other dog for the eventual time when Hannah would leave us. After that she checked in regularly on Hannah's progress and was responsive to all my questions and concerns. When Hannah suffered a sudden decline sooner than expected, she responded to me within the hour and let me know she was available for whatever our family needed. She came to our house that night and helped us say goodbye to our beloved girl in the kindest and most compassionate way possible, on her on bed in her own home surrounded by family. In a time of great sadness, Dr. Jessica and Lap of Love was a light through it. I will be definitely be reaching out to them again when needed for our other very senior dog."

Christy Harris
Dallas, Texas

"My wife Tammy and I would like to commend DFW Lap of Love and Dr. Erica Fry for providing such a wonderful send-off for our beloved 4-legged Scarlett this past Sunday. The dignity and respect shown towards our family and to Scarlett herself touched us all. I would heartily recommend this service and Dr. Erica to anyone who wants to say goodbye to a beloved pet in their own home."

Jeffrey Kuntzman
Mansfield, Texas

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (817) 263-2901

Fort Worth Animal Emergency Hospital

Pet Loss Support

  (469) 919-8248

Diane Pomerance, PhD

  (817) 731-3734

Metro West Emergency Veterinary Center, Fort Worth

  (817) 410-2273

Animal Emegency Hospital of North Texas, Grapevine

  (972) 820-7099

Center for Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care

  (214) 547-9900

Emergency Animal Hospital of Collin County

  (469) 287-6767

Frisco Emergency Pet Care

  (972) 323-1310

North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Dallas Fort Worth area, including all or parts of Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton Counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50 - $150 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“You have been over 2 weeks and still not a minute goes by that I do not think about you. You were a blessing to me and our family and truly the most amazing and loyal cat I have ever encountered. We miss you so much. I know you are pain free and had a good 16+ years but it doesn't ease the pain o f losing you and not waking up to by my side every ...
John Terrell
January 20, 2019
“Oh my sweet Miss Scarlett...how I miss: your big brown eyes, your heart-shaped tongue, the cute little sprig of hair on your nose that would never lay flat, the way you cocked your head to the side when I talked to you, the way you would come and lay on my stomach when I was under a blanket, the way you would roll over on your back so I could ...
Mindy Hollan
January 14, 2019
“let the light guide your way
hold every memory As you go
and every road you take will always lead you home

It's been a long day without you, my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again”
Amanda Cole
January 12, 2019
“Bailey, you will always be our first child. You taught us love, laughter, chaos, frustration and patience. From all the holes you loved to dig, mud to play in, to insisting on drinking water out of the bath tub faucet.....you always kept us laughing. You also were an amazing friend to our son, Logan. You were by his side every chance you had ...
Alexis Lathrop
January 7, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful as possible, credit card over the phone (before the appointment) is generally preferred.  We are also more than happy to accept a check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash during our time with you.

Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. We are happy to help complete any paperwork needed to submit for reimbursement.

We also accept Care Credit. 

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