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Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sunday Cozzi"Dr. Sunday was amazing--informative, compassionate, understanding. I honestly don't know if I would have had the strength to end my Sherlock's suffering if it hadn't been for her. And it was such a blessing to be able to send him over the Rainbow Bridge in our back yard, under his favorite tree, while he ate peanut butter straight out of the jar. The follow up messages and handwritten card were above and beyond. While I hope that you don't have to go down this road with your fur babies, Lap of Love is the way to go if you do. I would recommend them (specifically Dr. Sunday) a thousand times over."Alison CribbNew EllentonOctober 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"I couldn't be more grateful to Dr. Julie for making such a difficult time so peaceful. She was patient, compassionate and caring. She gave me all the time I needed to say goodbye to my beloved dog Princess. She even tenderly wrapped my girl in a blanket to take her for transport. It was as if she loved my dog as much as i did. I can't say thank you enough."Sylvia WoodsBuffaloOctober 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kara Fuchs"When we were faced with the harsh, rapid decision to say good bye to sweet Finnegan, we were given Lap of Love as a referral through our veterinarian. We were relieved to find this service as we didn’t want to have to make it more stressful for Finnegan to go to a clinic. He’d been through enough. Dr. Kara Fuchs came to our home and was an absolute angel. We felt like I had known her forever. She was incredibly kind, considerate, understanding, patient and respectful of our situation. She handled everything very professionally but very personally as well. She took the time to sit with us to talk about Finnegan, then shared the whole procedure so we knew what to expect. We have the utmost appreciation and adoration for her and the service she provides to people in this situation with their beloved family members. For such a sad experience, we would have not expected the it to be as beautiful as it was because of the care and concern of Dr. Fuchs. Not only did she take care of our boy in such a loving way, she followed up with a nice note the next day to check on us. We are thankful for Lap of Love in such a heartbreaking time and would recommend to anyone faced with this incredibly tough decision.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Spencer, Lori, Forrest and Finnegan."
Lori KniselyEden PrairieOctober 16, 2019Finnegan's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Johnson"Dr. Elizabeth was wonderful. She made a very sad & painful experience as peaceful, caring & humane as possible.

Knowing our precious angel, Pancho, ascended into kitty heaven comfortably, at home & in our arms, definitely
softened the blow.

Sincerely,

Rick & Mary Jo"
Rick SalcedoAtlantaOctober 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Wilbourne"Jessica was WONDERFUL with helping me transition my baby into the afterlife. She allowed me to hold my boy through the heart wrenching process. She knew this was the hardest thing I would ever experience and provided me with time to say all the things a mommy says to her baby before he leaves her arms for forever. She provided me with a plaster cast of Cageys Paw print and clippings of his beautiful red and white fur. She spoke gently and compassionately. She allowed Cagey to drift into a gentle slumber and waited for his snoring to commence before the final shot was administered. Its those moments that I will always remember. I got to hold him and listen to him snore knowing he was a happy and content upon crossing the rainbow bridge. I was able to hold him for as long as I wanted and have that much needed alone time. I am glad she was able to visit my home as Cage was terrified of the Vets and I didn't want him to be in fear his last hours on earth. This service brought a difficult time and made it easier and more comfortable for Cage and Myself. I will Highly recommend to anyone that will have this difficult decision to make. Jessica was compassionate and very sweet. I thank you for your services."Tara GatesChalfontOctober 16, 2019Cagey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Walters"Dear Jenn,

We so appreciate your email. I’ve intentionally saved it in my inbox until now as I’ve enjoyed being reminded of it multiple times through yesterday and today. I’ve read it at least 15 times and will file it away to read over the years.

Yesterday and the days leading up to it were a bit of a roller coaster, but I want you to know that while there were some sad moments here and there, most of what we experienced were joyful and happy moments reflecting back on all of the wonderful memories that we have of Bailey. We talked specifically about how fortunate we were to have you and everyone at Lap of Love by our side as we navigated this process; without you then we doubt that the one year anniversary of Bailey’s passing would have been joyful at all. The support that we received from you during Bailey’s sunset phase provided the foundation for us to feel good and confident in all of the ways that spent our time together leading up to his passing, in the decisions that we made, and the timing of those decisions.

We are so impressed with how you and your organization operates. You all are a very well-oiled machine and it shows up in wonderful ways.

Thank you for your email. It was really nice to receive and to know that you were thinking of us.

Warmly,
Boyd and Christy"
Boyd HollandCharlotteOctober 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler"Dr. Rene was wonderful. I really appreciate having her during this difficult time. She explained the process prior to it starting and what to expect. She included everyone present and was very sensitive to the grief we all felt before, during, and after and allowed us time to say our goodbyes to our sweet Cesar. I had to make a very difficult decision and she made me feel at peace with it in speaking to her. I thank God for putting her in our path. God bless you and may he continue helping you helping others process such a difficult choice. Thank you!"Maria Lorena CedenoFairfieldOctober 16, 2019Cesar's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Olivieri"Dear Lap of Love, I had to put down my 14 year old German Shepherd. I rescued her 13 years ago and she has been my best friend. She has been with me for the loss of my husband, father and sister. Samantha has always been by my side. It was really hard to decide to put her down. I called Lap of Love and the receptionist was amazing. She was so warm and understanding. She called Dr. Tina and she was out to my office in a couple of hours. I cannot say enough about Dr. Tina. She was so warm and patient with me and my daughters. She explained everything to us and made us feel so comfortable. It was then that I knew I had made the right decision. Thank you Dr. Tina for all that you did. You are amazing and I am so happy you were there to help us with this hard time. I have already told all my friends and co-workers about Lap of Love. You guys are a God sent. Again I can't say enough about Dr. Tina and your employees. Thank you. Sincerely, Billy Peters"Billy PetersResedaOctober 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Buerk"Dr Amanda was so very kind. I couldn’t imagine letting anyone else assist during such a difficult time. It’s too fresh to talk about in more detail - but would recommend to anyone going through this inevitable loss of a pet."Jacqueline Gill-GregoryOviedoOctober 15, 2019Bailey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Caroline Kiert"Dr. Caroline was amazing for us. Unfortunately, our cat Leyla became very sick very quickly and the best option for her was to put her down. My wife was struggling with the decision quite a bit and the best option for all of us was to let Leyla spend one more day at home with the people that loved her. Lap of Love was amazing and so kind to us. We had to move up the appointment due to Leyla's current health and they were extremely accommodating of this request. Dr Caroline arrived and was so nice and understanding throughout the entire experience. It was a very difficult time for my wife and I but Dr. Caroline assisted us throughout and I know because of her, Leyla had a positive experience and felt our love in her final moments with us. I would highly recommend to anyone who is interested in going the route of allowing your loved pet to spend it's final time in a safe and comfortable place."Mike SidersFolsomOctober 15, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Olivieri"When our Chihuahua, Luna was showing signs of aging and suffering from a heart murmur at the age of nearly 20 yrs, my husband and I went back and forth on what we should do. She still had so much life and energy towards the end, but we knew she was in a lot of pain . The thought of putting her down was a very difficult for us to process, as it felt like we were playing God and how do we know that it's truly her time to go? Eventually, we realized that putting a stop to her suffering would be the best that we could do for her. I was so grateful that there are at home euthanasia services as the thought of taking Luna to the vet's office filled all of us with fear and anxiety.
We were so happy we went with Lap of Love, after seeing all the great reviews on Yelp. Dr. Tina was wonderful, she showed such compassion and strength, and reassured us that we were doing the right thing. She said with heart conditions, waiting too long can make the procedure more difficult. Having no idea what to expect, Dr. Tina put us at ease right away. She explained everything to us and I noticed how respectful she was, always making sure we were okay with her handling Luna. I could tell she is extremely experienced not only as a Veterinarian but with the parents of pets. We are very grateful to Laps of Love and to Dr. Tina for helping us give our baby Luna peace in the comfort of her home."
Mary TaylorLos AngelesOctober 15, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"When our family decided the time had come to help our beloved Welsh Terrier depart this life, my wife discovered an
"in home" option.

As we approached the scheduled day, Dr. Persico reached out to us to ensure we were fully prepared. My wife and I were joined by our youngest daughter who had brought Willow into our home almost 15 years before. Needless to say, we were all dreading what was about to happen but also confident we were doing a difficult thing the right way.

When arrived, she immediately put us at ease. Taking the time to get to know our family. She gracefully eased into the situation, taking time getting to know us, and after some time walked us through what would happen. Most important, she spent quality time getting to know Willow. It was clear she had a real concern for the real reason we were together --Willow.

Dr. Persico helped us find the right place in our home to begin the process, and we all settled in one of Willow's favorite resting places; in her favorite bed with the morning sun on her fur. We all sat together, with Dr. Elyse Persico guiding us through each step. While she had completely described what was going to happen earlier, she took the time to remind us of each step of the journey...relieving our stress and more important, making sure Willow felt completely relaxed and loved.

Throughout this final step with Willow, Dr. Persico was thoroughly caring, sympathetic, and professional. While we were all saddened to see Willow's final breath leave her body and feel her very last heartbeat; we also know she departed this world feeling loved in and in peace. Dr. Persico was incredibly thoughtful, patient, and professional through every step and of the process, to include following up with us to see how we were doing.

We cannot recommend Dr. Elyse Persico and the Lap of Love strongly enough. While losing a loved pet is always a terrible thing, there is no better way of saying goodbye."
Robert & Wendy StradfordSuffolkOctober 15, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Roger Chase"Roger Chase was kind and loving vet, who made this journey a little bit easier. You could feel his concern and he was so patient with the process and very caring throughout."Bret, Hillori & Sienna HansenHolladayOctober 14, 2019Romeo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Guillory"Dr Christina was actually Flexx’s vet for 9 years, prior to coming to Lap of Love. She was always very caring with Flexx and has been so sweet and compassionate during this process. We appreciate her so much."John & Pam DrewryGalvestonOctober 14, 2019Flexx's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jo Millard"Dearest Dr. Jo,
Thank you so much for surrounding all of us with your love, warmth, support, kindness, & compassion. Releasing Rumi back to our Creator, was absolutely one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. Your presence helped us to make some sense of it. I am grateful to you for the level of care & compassion you showed. Thank you for being with us on one of our saddest days.
Forever grateful.
Krissy"
Krissy RosellAtlantaOctober 14, 2019Rumi-blu Rosell's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman"I can't say enough about the type of experience that Dr. Toby provided our family. In such a difficult time, he made this extremely special for Samson and for all of us that are grieving his loss. Thank you so much for your kindness and the work that you do."Nicole FeelyLas VegasOctober 14, 2019Samson's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Beth Meadow"Dr Beth was wonderful with our beloved pup. She made the transition to the rainbow bridge pure, caring and humane.
Thank you Dr Beth Meadow and Lap of ❤️ Love"
Jill CunninghamAlexandriaOctober 14, 2019Riley Mae Gaugh's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne"Dr. Ashley Payne made our experience the best it ever could have been. She had such a sweet gentle spirit. It was like an angel came to take Platform home. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Dr. Ashley."Denise BurtMARIETTAOctober 14, 2019Platform's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"We are truly grateful to Dr. Brad and Dana for their kindness, compassion and heartfelt care, on the saddest day of saying goodbye to our beloved beagle, Christy. Christy brought so much joy and happiness to our family. Dr. Brad and Dana's reassurance and gentle ways helped us through the painful anguish and allowed Christy to rest in peace in her own home surrounded by love."Hugh, Donna, Sabrina & Sierra BoyleGlassboro, NJOctober 14, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler"Dr. Butler was simply perfect. She came quickly, took time to make Mogley comfortable, walked both my teenage children through exactly what was going to happen, explained all possible reactions our other dog might take, and helped us peacefully say goodbye. We are grateful for Lap of Love."Kristil RobartsOAKLANDOctober 14, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"Dr. Elyse was compassionate, caring and very attentive. Her empathy and compassion made a very difficult day much more comforting. She arrived promptly on time and gave a very detailed assessment, and helped advise and navigate us through the difficult process of letting go of our sweet girl. She even followed up with a very compassionate and detailed handwritten card. This was my first experience with Lap of Love and I will always use their services in the future. Thank you Dr. Elyse for being you."steven HedgersuffolkOctober 14, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"I cannot imagine a more compassionate and loving way to say goodbye to a beloved friend. Everyone was so compassionate and caring .. thank you"shelley seidmanBuffaloOctober 14, 2019Magoo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli"A very good friend of mine referred Dr. Kristine Campanelli to me and I am so happy that I made that dreaded phone call to Lap of Love. I must have picked up the phone 100 times to call them only to put the phone back down again, I wasn't sure if I was doing the right thing. I knew my old girl Nikka was coming to the end of her life at 15 years old, she was in pain but never complained. I finally made the call and requested Dr. Kristine to come to our home to help us let her go. From the minute Kristine walked in the door I knew I was doing the right thing, she was calming for both me and Nikka. I didn't sleep for the 2 nights before this appointment praying I was doing the right thing. Kristene was so sweet to my old girl, spoke to her like she was her own, she was so caring and gentle with her. Nikka left this world so peacefully and I have Dr. Kristine to thank for that. My heart was broken knowing i had to let her go, but she was in no pain and at peace, I would recommend Dr. Kristine to anyone having to deal with this, she truly was a blessing at a very dark time and helped us all feel better about making such a hard decision."Diane BianchiBellportOctober 14, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashleigh Rhoades"Dr. Ashleigh Rhoades was with us that night when he had to make the hardest decision of our lives. She was gentle and patient as we struggled to say our goodbyes and help Murmur through the entire process in the way we felt she needed. We were so thankful to have her with us and fear that with anybody else we may not have survived the evening. Thank you from the deepest parts of our hearts."Christina & Jason DunbarNewcastleOctober 14, 2019Murmur's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Hilton"My family and I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Liz for the utmost compassion and professionalism that she afforded us. Dr. Liz exuded peace and tranquility and calmed our fears as we were faced with losing our beloved Munchkin. I was despondent at having to make the heart wrenching, painful decision to let Munchkin go. Dr. Liz was supportive and her kindness and sincerity made a very difficult, anguishing time less stressful. She is truly an “Angel” on Earth who graciously and gently enabled our beloved Munchkin to pass peacefully. There aren’t enough words of praise for Dr. Liz who made Munchkin’s last moments filled with love as was his entire life.
Forever Thankful,
Munchkin's Family"
Michele TorsielloPutnam ValleyOctober 14, 2019Munchkin's Pet Memorial
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