Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lorry Jolitz"She made me feel really comfortable and she was so professional. Thank you lorry for reassuring me that I was doing the right thing. You were so great and very kind to us."Jacky ChavarriaRiversideFebruary 14, 2020Clementine's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sunday Cozzi"I located this company when I was conducting an online search as I had never had to put a dog down. My husband's dog, Brutus, was his baby of 17 years and I wanted to be as kind to both as I knew that it was a painful time for them both. I spoke to Dr. Sunday and she was so kind, patient, informative and understanding. When my husband finally accepted that it was Brutus' time, I called Dr. Sunday and she came to our house and helped Brutus to pass on to a better place in peace. My husband and I were both given time to say our goodbyes and Dr. Sunday was so patient and compassionate. Dr. Sunday explained everything in detail so we both understood everything that was happening and she waited until we were ready during each stage of the process. Dr. Sunday took Brutus with her so Brutus could be cremated and she even returned his cremains to us afterward. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Sunday and we can never express our gratitude toward Dr. Sunday for helping the family to let Brutus pass with compassion and empathy. We lost Brutus in November 2019 and it has taken me this long to write a review because it is still hard on the family, but I cannot imagine how things would have been if we had not had Dr. Sunday with the ability to allow us to let Brutus pass in the comfort of his own home rather than a clinical veterinarian office. Thank you and God Bless Dr. Sunday and this company."Dawn RentzAugustaFebruary 14, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli"This was the hardest decision I have ever had to make. Not knowing if I was doing the right thing, if it was the right time, or if I should do it at home.... from the first phone call I made Lap of Love gave me the support and comfort I needed. Dr Kristine was so kind and patient. She gave Cella so much love when she met her. She made us all feel so comfortable. I so grateful that Cella could be home with our family in front of the fireplace where she loved to lay. Until the end she was still happy. Thank you for getting us through this difficult day."Kristen LombardoShirleyFebruary 14, 2020Cella's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Cain"Lap of Love and Dr. Cain were such a tremendous blessing to our family during an extremely difficult time. I can't express the relief and peace I felt at knowing that we didn't have to take our very anxious and very sick senior cat out of his home during his final moments with us. While we are heartbroken at his loss, we are comforted knowing his passing was far less traumatic than it could have been. Dr. Rachel was incredibly patient and kind, and her love for animals and families is so apparent. We are forever grateful."Chelsea CioaraMcAdenvilleFebruary 13, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli""...because she needs to know in her giant heart, beyond any doubt, that I will have the courage to make the hard decisions on her behalf, that I will always put her peace before my own, and that I am able to love her as unselfishly as she has loved me." It's one of the hardest things to do. Every contact I had with Lap of Love employees was filled with patience and empathy. Dr. Kristine was on time and extremely flexible and willing to work with us. She has wonderful animal and people skills. If I'm ever in a similar situation I will repeat this process, as hard as it it."laura ann dubeckyFarmingvilleFebruary 13, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeni Goedken"On January 29 our beautiful little Clarice took a turn for the worse and was having extreme difficulty breathing. Her Vet said she would not recover and was suffering. We knew it was her time to leave us. I knew I wanted her home with us when she passed. I found Lap of Love because of all the great reviews about the company and Dr. Jeni Goedken. I called very early in the morning and received a call the minute they opened. The person who called was so kind and understanding. We made the appointment for that afternoon.

Dr. Jeni came to our home that afternoon I could immediately tell she had such a kind heart. She explained to us what she would be doing and she had such compassion. She met our little Clarice and she was so gentle with her. She told us to hold her and take as much time as we needed. We sat for quite some time holding Clarice and saying our good byes. It was heart wrenching. We told Dr. Jeni it was time and she gave Clarice a little injection and our darling baby girl passed so peacefully in her Mommy and Daddy’s arms with her little doggy brother Oliver next to us. Dr. Jeni also had taken a paw print in clay with her name on it. It was so nice to have that. Dr. jeni then put our little Clarice in a wicker bed with pretty bedding and blankets. She looked warm and at peace. Dr. Jeni gave Clarice and us such a warm, compassionate and peaceful farewell.

We will always be so grateful to Dr. Jeni and Lap of Love. Thank you for all you do."
Pat NewtonSan JoseFebruary 13, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"I cannot emphasize what a special experience I had using Lap of Love's services. From the first inquiring phone call that I made late on a Sunday night, through the follow ups, and right until I received the cremains, everyone was empathetic, thoughtful, patient, and caring. There was no marketing or anything near an up-sale, only gentle questions designed to help me understand what was available and to plan exactly what I wanted. I didn't think such a process could be as beautiful. Dr. Manfredi was soulfully engaging with my pet and the family, and the love she brought to the room and her process was clear and powerful. Without going through the details, she made the event more than I could have expected, which speaks to her intention and awareness. She is a healer by spirit and certainly provided a healing event. I strongly recommend this service to anyone that has any care for their pet and for their own experience in their pet's transition. I will take this opportunity to thank Lap of Love for their services once again, and send them many blessings."Paul RisiN. BabylonFebruary 13, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Cabell"We were referred by a friend. I was struggling for quite some time about my 'Annie'
I now know this was what was best for my baby.
From the first phone call, to Dr Shannon, to the final goodbye, everything was done peacefully and with the utmost dignity.
My Annie was comfortable in her own surroundings , no stress or excitement.
Dr. Shannon was wonderful, very calm and so compassionate.


'Until we meet again my Anna Rose..... I love you baby'"
Linda AdamsFlorenceFebruary 13, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Maggie Mottram"Dr.Maggie you will never know the peace you gave us in the hardest moments. You made this process so peaceful for us and Cooper. May God Bless you in the journey of bringing peace to other families like ours. We thank you for the gift of being able to have our Cooper home with us."Del & Sandy KreznorCape CoralFebruary 13, 2020Cooper's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Burns"We are so grateful to Dr. Rachel Burns for her extraordinary concern, patience, and support during the most difficult part of our journey with our Zachary. Thank you to the Lap of Love organization for sending us the most perfect Vet to lovingly walk us through this final process in the comfort of our home and the place our Zachary was most at ease.

While this was a most heart-wrenching decision loving pet owners have to make, Dr. Rachel was able to dramatically soothe us with her gentle kindness, assurances, and skills. She will always hold a special place in our hearts, and we unequivocally recommend Dr. Rachel to other families in need.

December 26, 2019"
Lynn and MIchael QuinnMARLBOROUGHFebruary 13, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Peek, DVM"Dr. Lauren was absolutely amazing! She was so patient and comforting during her hour or so at our home. I truly appreciate the compassion shown by this company, from the initial call center to the vet visit and follow up afterward. I would highly recommend Lap of Love to anyone without hesitation."ClermontFebruary 13, 2020Bailey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman"Dr. Toby gave us the gift of time to say our final farewell to our beloved Baron. His gentle compassion and care and attention at such a painful time will always be remembered with our deepest gratitude.
We cared for our pet for 10 1/2 years and never spent one day or night apart from him in all that time. After experiencing the way Dr. Toby reacted with us, I trusted him with our precious boy for his final journey. Thank you so much, Dr. Toby."
Joanne and Dominick CosimanoHendersonFebruary 13, 2020Baron's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Hampton"Our family member Cheyenne, was a beautiful RED Siberian Husky. She was my everything. When she developed a growth under her right front leg, we thought we had it under control. But, when we returned from our small Christmas vacation this year, the mass had returned and within a few weeks had tripled in size. We contacted Lap of Love, and they were SO understanding. Doctor Christina came out, and was completley helpful, she made it so much easier for us as a family. She explained everything, and took her time, making this hard time easier for us. We thank Lap of Love for their hospitality, and professionalism, and respect for our hard time. Thank you Lap of Love!!! And the memorial items they leave with us are great.
Jamie and Mary Bowman"
James BowmanPittsboroFebruary 13, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeff Carpenter"Dr. Jeff (As he introduced himself), was kind, caring and compassionate. He was patient and offered extremely professional care during this very poignant and painful process. I would absolutely trust my pups in his care in the future. We are very grateful for his care."Susan FranchiArlingtonFebruary 12, 2020Loki's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Roger Chase"Dr Chase was great... he patiently took the time to make sure we were settled in our hearts that it was time to help get Janie out of her pain 💙"Barbara HawkinsOremFebruary 12, 2020Janie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Scudder"First of all, I can't thank Lap of Love enough. Bella, my 15 yo lab collie mix meant the world to me. I often said that I loved her with my whole heart and I meant it. I know she loved me with her whole heart as well. Making the decision to let Bella go was one I anguished over, unfortunately she began to deteriorate incredibly quickly this past Friday and I knew I had to do something.

From the moment I called Lap of Love I was met with kindness, understanding, sympathy and compassion. Each person I spoke with was incredible and even when I was a bit hesitant and or wishy washy on what I wanted and when, the staff showed complete and utter patience and empathized with the difficulty of the situation.

I didn't want Bella to suffer so I decided to have Lap of Love come out this past Monday Feb 10th 2020. I was so very fortunate that they sent Dr. Christina Scudder to work with me and my family. Dr. Chris made everything so very easy. From the moment she walked through the door until all was done she was loving, kind, compassionate, caring. I don't like to grieve (re cry) in front of others but Dr. Chris made it okay. I could tell she understood what I was going through and wanted to support me but more importantly than that, she understood what Bella was going through and wanted to help her. As I noted earlier I'd anguished over the decision to help Bella move on but Dr. Chris reinforced my thoughts then supported Bella and I throughout.

We played classical music, lit the fireplace then I got on the floor with Bella and loved her right through the end. Dr. Chris explained every step, every process, made sure that we were prepared for all we might face and only acted when I was ready to act. She let me love my dog and I know... I know for a fact that Bella's passing was made easier for Bella and I because Dr. Chris was there.

Dr. Chris, thank you so very much for you kindness and then gentle way you handled all of us that day. I wish the day had never come but you made it so much easier!!"
Burnis ChitwoodCreve CoeurFebruary 12, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"I keep opening and closing this page because truth be told, I start tearing up every time I start trying to write about my family's experience losing our Zeus on Sunday. He was our furry son and our puppy brother for almost 18 years and the day he got his angel wings he took a piece of all of us with him. We cannot thank Dr. Heather enough for her kindness and compassion during Zeus's transition, explaining the process while listening as we shared our memories with her, allowing us to surround Zeus with love until the very end. We truly appreciate Dr. Heather's care that day, helping us feel as comfortable as possible on a day where the only real comfort we had is knowing that Zeus is now at peace."East RockawayFebruary 12, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Hampton"Thank you so much to this organization and Dr. Christina. We were able to hold and pet our dog of 16 years, Amelia, while she was put to sleep. It was so nice that we were able to say goodbye in the comfort of our home, and I could tell that Amelia was also comfortable during the process. Dr. Christina was very compassionate, and we can't say enough great things about her. Thank you again."Anil KumarCaryFebruary 12, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"LOV was recommended by my boss and I am grateful it was. LOV was great from step 1 till after anubis was set free of pain and still are there for me. Steph took my calls and was kind warm and friendly. We shared many happy dog stories and conversations. She was a big part in helping me cope when I am sad, like a friend next to does. Dr aspen was anubis' angel who set her free to run and swim free of age and pain till it's time for her to come home. LOV gave anubis and I the best ending you could ask for. I was able to pet sooth ensure and look into anubis eyes so she saw nothing but daddy as she peacefully fell asleep in her own bed."Mark ConcannonSewickleyFebruary 12, 2020Anubis's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mandi Beckmann"Dr. Mandi was incredibly professional and compassionate. She put our hearts and minds at ease as we were grappling with the difficult decision to end our kitty's suffering. She educated us about the process and let us move through it at our own pace as we said goodbye to the pet we loved dearly."RochesterFebruary 12, 2020Kitty's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristen Miller"Dear Dr Kristin,
Thank you on behalf of George Russell Beardsley and I for assisting us at the worst time of our lives! Losing out Maggie was the toughest thing in the world to experience! We miss her so much the house is so empty and too quiet without around! Run free my Maggie until we meet again! Thank u for your compassion and understanding!"
Sandra SienkiewiczPort WashingtonFebruary 12, 2020's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Wilbourne"Dr Jessica was so caring and sympathetic. Her being there brought us comfort and we know we gave Asia the best care and the most love we could have in her final moments. I will never forget Jessica and how she cared for my baby."Madi StillHatfieldFebruary 12, 2020Asia's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keely Smith"We are so pleased of the outcome she made us feel really good about the decision we had to make ....she was the most ki.d and loving person we have ever met in our whole entire life..we will never forget her..she will always be I. Our hearts and on our minds.....for taking care of our jazmine Marie storm.. jazzy thanks you.so much for taking all her pain and tears away...AND putting her at peace in her time of need... we love u dr keely... we can never thank you enough you were truly a angel sent to us from above ...."Willie McclellandWeeki wacheeFebruary 12, 2020Jazmine Marie Storm 's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"I want to thank you so very much for this incredible service. My dog was my baby. I love him with all my heart. I wanted to be able to give him peace in his own home, in his own bed, surrounded by the love of his family. Lap of Love allowed me to do that. His condition took a turn for the worst over night and when I contacted Lap of Love, not only was the woman on the phone so gentle and caring, but she was able to get Dr. Manfredi out to my house that very day. I want to thank Dr. Manfredi so, so much as she was caring of not only my dog, but of me and my family. She was very professional and made me feel comfortable leaving my dog's ascension in her hands. She has also reached out a few times afterward and that is so amazing and kind. This service not only brings a sense of peace to your pet but to you as well. I am absolutely moved by them. Thank you so very much Dr. Manfredi and Lap of Love. I will continue to spread the word of your service as I know it will help many."Carle PlaceFebruary 12, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Czarnecki"I cannot thank Dr. Amy enough. I have never had to put down a pet before, and I had a lot of anxiety before she came. I didn't know how I was going to handle the whole process. But from the moment she walked in the door, she had such a kind, calming presence. I wanted more than anything to be strong for our dog during his last few moments here, and she helped me do that. She was there for us on one of our worst days, and it means everything to us."Audrey FrankIndianapolisFebruary 12, 2020