Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Our dog Chelsea was 16 years old and we got her when she was 12 weeks old. Unfortunately we woke up one morning an
Chelsea was not doing good.I called Lap of love because I had heard great things about this company, this was the hardest phone call I have ever made and they were amazing.The women on the phone was so patient through my hysterical crying and made
me feel like she had all the time in the world to set everything up. and explained all of our options. We where able to have someone come to our home the same day and have our dog Chelsea in her own back yard, on her own bed, surrounded by her family and our other dogs. We where so grateful for Dr. Heather Manfredi for coming to our home and making a very difficult situation a very amazing experience.She was wonderful,she spent a lot of time explaining what was going to happen and was so good to our Chelsea.I could not of asked for anything better.I could not thank her enough! We would highly recommend Lap of Love to everyone.They are a amazing and caring organization."
Vicki SimpsonMedfordJuly 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"Dr Elyse was so caring and compassionate to us and our sweet Charlie. Calling ahead to ask is Charlie was in any pain or distress and arriving on time. Her gentle voice and loving care of our girl put us all at rest. She explained the process and assured us that Charlie would have a peaceful and pain free transition. We took all the time we needed and Charlie went to heaven while napping on her favorite sofa next to her cat Rudy. This is the fourth pet I have euthanized, but my first time at home. I won’t do it any other way now if I can help it. Absolutely no fear or anxiously detected in Charlie. Thank You Dr Elyse from the bottom of my heart."Jan McPheterHampton, VAJuly 5, 2019Charlie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Our Cane Corso, Brutus was a loved family member. He was so special to us and enriched our lives greatly. Brutus wasn’t just a dog but our best friend that we loved dearly, and nurtured through his last few months fighting Cancer. It was a painful decision but we knew we could not let him suffer any longer. We had a terrible experience 3 years prior when it was time to put our other big boy to sleep, due to illness. A Vet came to my home and rushed through the procedure and kept asking me if I was done saying goodbye because she had another appointment. I sat on the floor with my big boys head in my lap sobbing, and all she did was ignore my pain and reiterate the payment process. When It was time for Brutus I was reluctant to have this done at our home again. I couldn’t bare it. A friend reassured me that Lap of love was different, and boy was she right. Dr. Manfredi came in my home, sat on the floor with us and got to know Brutus. She was kind, caring and an animal lover. She shared memories with us as we all pet and hugged Brutus. My 11 year old daughter wanted to be there with him until the end. Dr. Manfredi explained every step of the procedure to my daughter in such a sweet warm-hearted way. We cried, and Dr. Manfredi was comforting us. It was more than a business transaction, it was true caring and kindness. It made a very difficult time more peaceful. I felt like she knew Brutus and truly cared about him, and us. I highly recommend her and will praise her on my Social Media sites and other platforms I associate with. Thank you Dr. for your kind heart, compassion and love of animals, you made a very painful time comforting for us. We will never forget your kindness. The Matalon Family"Lisa MatalonIslip TerraceJuly 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cathy Berquist"Dr. Cathy was patient and so very kind while we said goodbye to our baby girl. We would highly recommend Lap of Love."Jeff and Kristina YoungTampaJuly 5, 2019Glacier's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"After almost 11 years of love, friendship and pure joy , our little angel Willow couldn’t continue her fight against kidney disease. We tried everything we could, special diet , meds that made her sick , and numerous vet visits and finally a specialist that said their was nothing else that could be done. Nothing worked and those horrible numbers only got worse. Willow was terrified of the vet and shook uncontrollable. We know we didn’t want the last moments of her life to be terrified. I recently met Dr Heather Manfredi when I helped a neighbor end her dogs suffering. I knew when the time came I would like the last moments of Willows life to end with such dignity and compassion. Dr Heather came to the only home Willow ever knew and sat on the floor with her , spoke to her and made her feel at ease. Everything was explained to us and we had the time to try and tell Heather about Willows amazing life.. Willows last breath was on my wife’s lap as all her suffering finally stopped. Dr Heather made the most difficult, heartbreaking day of our lives , bearable.. From the bottom of our hearts thank you . God bless you and your difficult work. Ed and Leslie Lenahan"Ed LenahanEast PatchogueJuly 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"It was the worst day of the worst. I slept on the floor with Daisy the whole night before. Daisy was a big girl and dragging her to a vets office for her final breathe was not what I wanted. I called LapOfLove very early the next day and they sent DR Heather. We liked her immediately. She got down on the kitchen floor with Daisy and I. She helped Daisy out of her pain and suffering. It went very smoothly. Heather was compassionate, caring, professional, and kind. I miss my doggie but she was so sick I could not have her suffer any longer."Suzanne CoopersmithMedfordJuly 4, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Cabell"Dr. Shannon made the whole process of saying goodbye to Skye so much easier.  Her very kind and comforting nature made Skye's journey so much more peaceful.  Skye was able to leave us where she had been resting all day, without the stress of dragging her to a vet clinic was so much better for her, which made it easier for us.

Thank you!"
Rhonda DALTONMonmouth JunctionJuly 4, 2019Ch. Pyragon's Starry Night Skye, Cgc, Tdi (aka: Skye)'s Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordy Merrifield"Dr. Jordy made a heartbreaking ordeal into a peaceful passing. Dr. Jordy was kind and compassionate. She took as much time as needed.

Thank you, Dr. Jordy!! I was so grateful for your presence!!"
Tracy RobinsonSun CityJuly 4, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jenn Roedig"Jenn was fantastic, patient, friendly, and welcoming. She made the process as painless as possible and gave me all the time in the world to mourn, hesitate, hold him, and move to the next step. She said this job is "a calling" and believed every word. I had no qualms going through the process with her, and given the peaceful experience I would use Lap of Love again."Rosie ScottCincinnatiJuly 3, 2019Thomas Ray Scott's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli"Upon moving back to NY from Florida, we were on the lookout for quality veterinarian care for our old furball. We came across a Banfield hospital in the Lake Grove area 2 years ago and had the privilege of Dr.Campanelli looking after Rocky for that visit. He, of course, was warm as could be to her despite knowing where he was, me on the other hand, had this overwhelming sense of relief in knowing that this lady would help ease our hearts when the time had to come and David was pleasantly content in knowing this all worked out to be the way it was.....

Scheduling the at home service was seamlessly blissful. Mike had genuine compassion, patience, knowledge and just gave me feelings of "everything's going to be okay". There were tears flowing as I'm looking at Rocky, (comfortably resting at the time), and planning what would be a flawless transition, it seems like it was yesterday and it has been just over a month.

It couldn't have been a more beautiful day that Friday, he woke up with both his Doddies, snuggled, did some poops, ate some food, threw most of it up, sniffed an old toy or two, and then we brought him to bed. Dr.Campanelli explained what would go down, how long it would be, just everything so comforting and graceful. She has one of the biggest hearts in the world, you can see it in her aura, if there were ever a case of someone finding their niche in life, she has. When Rocky was comfortable on the bed, we played some soft background music, let the floodgates open and showered him with love until that last breath.

Rocky lived a good life, as most of these furchildren do. The emptiness is there, the sorrow, even some of his things still lay around, but of all the things that handsome boy left, is his love. Love will always be there, and always keep him in our hearts and souls.....I've been privileged to meet AMAZING animals on this floating rock, Rocky was the most special, and always will be......until we meet again puppy, we love you always.

Laps of Love, thank you for making this whole thing, not a bad thing at all.
Dr.Campanelli, thank YOU for being you, and for taking care of our Rocky <3
and to whoever reads this, thank you, I know you will find solace in the decisions ahead no matter how devastating they can be."
Shaun DeLucaHoltsvilleJuly 3, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jenn Roedig"Thank you so much Dr Jenn. I met you first w/ Shadow just over a year ago. I was so impressed w/ you, so compassionate and caring. You are an ANGEL! I so wanted you to come for Lacey, I was glad you were able to. You make the world a better place, thank God for Veterinarians like you! Be safe and well!"Dana BishopDaytonJuly 3, 2019Luna's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kimberly Moen"I cannot say enough to thank Dr.kim. She made the worst day a little easier. She was so concerned with Loki’s comfort and getting us through this and I will be forever great full for her. This service was invaluable and I will always use them going forward."Eleanor BentonLake WorthJuly 3, 2019Loki's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Cookie, our Shiba Inu was the love of our lives. She was a very special dog. She brought love and light to our home - making it truly a joy to come home and see her beautiful sweet face, to play and cuddle and just love her was effortless. She was such a lovely spirit, we were truly blessed to have her in our lives. It was so very important to my son and I that she be as comfortable as possible at the end with no stress or anxiety. We were blessed again, to have Dr. Heather come to our home on June 29th to assist us with her last moments of life and give her wings to go home to God. Dr. Heather was an amazing comfort to all of us, most importantly, Cookie, which was needed. We were heartbroken and still are that Cookie is no longer with us, however she is now at peace and is no longer in pain. I would recommend this very special service for anyone going through this time in life. I don't refer to Cookie as a pet because she was so much more than that for us. She was family... like another child to me, and a best friend to my son and I. It was a peaceful and loving end for her which Dr. Heather helped every step of the way. No rushing us through it, spent time talking about our time with her, and really being so kind, gentle and supportive. It was the way I wanted to say Good Bye. thank you Lap of Love for a wonderful experience, on a very emotionally charged event in our lives."Karen RizzoMelvilleJuly 3, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Olivieri"We had the great fortune to meet Dr. Tina at a very stressful time for our family. One of our two Australian Shepherds was dying from osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Unfortunately, this condition was fast growing and extremely painful. Within six weeks of the diagnosis, our Willie had reached the limits of pain management. Dr. Tina is a wonderful person. Her caring demeanor and loving compassion were of great help to us during this sorrowful experience.

If you’re at this site, you are probably going through the same pain and grief we were. Torn between love and pain, and knowing that your loved one is dependent on your help has brought you here. You are at the right place, and Dr. Tina’s compassionate care will help you through this traumatic time.

We wish you love and peace, Julie and Bill"
Julie and Bill McMillanClaremontJuly 3, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne"My hands were shaking when I called Laps of Love on June 25, but I knew it was the right thing to do. The veterinary nurse I spoke to helped me to understand a little better the condition of my pet and the chances for a quality life. We spent our last night with our sweet Angel (a 164 pound Great Dane) singing to her and rubbing her and giving her water. She could no longer stand or go outside, and we knew it was time. When Dr. Ashley arrived, she helped us to say goodbye and reminded us of all the love that we had shared with our sweet Angel. Saying goodbye to Angel was the hardest thing we ever had to do, but Dr. Ashley and Laps of Love made it easier. They treated her with such dignity. After a few days, I read the booklet that she left with us and in it there was a letter to the family, the letter was really encouraging and it was coincidentally signed "Angel." Thank you so much for helping us through such a difficult time and following up with us."Sharon RicksTyroneJuly 3, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Inman"Euthanizing our German Shepherd, Ace, was one of the most painful decisions we have ever had to make. We are grateful to Dr. Amanda and her team for making the process itself uncomplicated and full of love. From the first phone call to saying our final goodbyes, they were compassionate and gave us the support we needed to help Ace pass peacefully. We cannot thank you enough for what you have done for our family."Meredith RichardOcalaJuly 3, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kayla Stomack"It was painful to put our little Maya to rest, but Lap of Love was a very compassionate way to end her suffering. Dr. Kayla was very patient and helpful to me and my son, Charlie, that day. My daughter, Cecilia, came home from camp the next day and Maya’s ashes were brought home a few hours later. We have peace i. Our hearts knowing that our sweetheart has crossed over the rainbow bridge and can Rest In Peace."Cindy HammerTroyJuly 3, 2019Zoe's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman"This is such an amazing service. What a blessing for our pets to be in the comfort of their own homes at the end of their lives. Thank you Dr. Toby for taking such good care of our sweet girl!"Elizabeth HammondLas VegasJuly 3, 2019Daisy Marie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sandra Simko"Dr. Sandra Simko was gentle and loving- never pushed us to the final moments."Susan VintschgerMORRISTOWNJuly 3, 2019Quincy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Burns"Dr. Rachel was wonderful. She called us about 20 minutes before arriving. Once she got there we had already decided that Our Zoey was going to be euthanize outside at her favorite spot that she liked to sit. Dr. Rachel met Zoey and we talked for a bit. She was very caring and not pushy with lets get this done. She explained everything that she was going to do. Once we were ready she started the procedure. Our dog was very calm and not like she would have been if we did this at the Vets office. once Zoey was at peace, Dr. Rachel gave us all the time we wanted before taking her away. I feel she made this entire process very smooth for us as well as our dog. We highly recommend Lap of Love as well as Dr. Rachel.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!
The Filintarakis Family."
Bill FilintarakisNew BritainJuly 2, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Merchant"Elizabeth is such a very caring and special veterinarian. She was so patient and gentle with not only our fur baby but with us as well. When Elizabeth entered our house our little dog Frieda started barking as loudly as she could and keeping a distance away. Dr. Elizabeth simply sat down on the floor with me and we talked and waited for Frieda to calm down and come over to us. Making the moment as stress free as possible for our little baby was our goal and Elizabeth helped us achieve that."Lara LabastieTampaJuly 2, 2019Frieda's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Scott Nichols"When I learned this service existed I knew when it came time for my girl, this is how I wanted her to go. When the time came I searched for the best this type of service has to offer, I chose Lap of Love. Dr. Scott was compassionate and kind. He explained the procedure so I knew what to expect at every step. I was given the time I needed to do the hardest thing I've had to do, say goodbye to my best friend of over 18 years. We had been through a lot, now it my turn to repay the unconditional love she had given me and let her go.
That was just over a week ago, and I still cry every day. But I am comforted in knowing I did the right thing for her. I only wish this service was around 20 - 30 years ago when I had to put down my other fur babies Jazz (1994 @9yrs old) & Brandy (1999 @17yrs old).
Thank you Dr. Scott and Lap of Love for providing the service that allows us humans to properly give our animals the peaceful exit they deserve.
Respectfully,
Lisa Casto"
Lisa CastoPhoenixJuly 2, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Cassady"Dr Lauren Cassady, with Lap of Love, has been helping us for the last month with our cat, Dobby, who has terminal cancer. Now, she is also helping us with our dog, Cody, whom we just found out this week also has a very large liver mass. She has constantly checked in on Dobby over the last month and is helping us to make sure that she is having the best quality of life as long as possible. She was also very quick to reach out and answer all questions she could about Cody as soon as she her the news. As hard as this has been, especially going through it with 2 very loved pets, Lauren has really been there to make it as easy as possible, to answer all our questions, and to help keep us focused on making medical decisions that are best for each of their situations. It is a very unfortunate situation that has lead us to Lauren, but we are very grateful to have meet her and to have her help us through this difficult time. I highly recommend Dr Cassady and Lap of Love!"Dottie ShipskieRoswellJuly 2, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lori Braun"14 years ago we brought 3 dogs into our family and as they grew so did our family, we added three kids to the mix. Our children always had one of the dogs following them around our property. Our dogs lived great lives and became beloved senior citizens still watching over our kids. When it became clear that we needed to say goodbye I consulted with our Vet and she suggested Lap of Love. I had never heard of this type of service but the idea of a peaceful passing at home seemed like the least I could do for these cherished members of our family. Dr. Lori was remarkable, I can’t say enough about her compassion and patience in answering my questions. She was able to help us through the grief and guilt, we are so grateful to have found her. I highly recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Lori.
Gary Neal"
Gary NealYamhillJuly 2, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kendra Healy"Ginger, what am I going to do without you? You were my rock. Always there. Always loved me. Everyone loved you! You never met a stranger. Always so happy and loving. Your sissy Andi misses you so much. Watch over us until we meet again. I love you my sweet Ginger.💔🌈😘"Jackie BarkmanLexingtonJuly 1, 2019