Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tiffany Matheson, DVM"I waited a couple a days to write this. I wanted to be sure it came not only from the grief of our loss, but from the love of how she made her final exit. Dr. Tiffany was caring and comforting. She was gentle with Roxy, and gave us all time to be ready. I thank her for her care, and thank Lap of Love for being...just for being. You fill an amazing need.
THANK YOU"
Rick and Elaine WhiteLake Worth, FloridaNovember 21, 2018Roxy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"My daughter and I cannot express our gratitude enough. Dr. Jordan made a very difficult situation comforting. His compassion and kindness through the passing of our sweet Bailey was incredible. Our final act of love for our sweet girl was the experience we would have wanted for her - which in large part was a direct result of Dr. Jordan's care throughout. Thank you Dr. Jordan from the bottom of our hearts, we will never forget you.
Karen, Nikki and baby Noah"
Karen radulovichFort Lauderdale, FloridaNovember 21, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Roy, DVM"Dr. Liz was so kind, compassionate, and reassuring the day we let go of our Gabbie. She took great care to make sure Gabbie was comfortable during her passing from this life into the next. I cannot thank Dr. Liz enough for the kindness and care she provided for my oldest friend. Dr. Liz helped us give her the comfort and peace she deserved and for that I will always be grateful."Meg SethHomewood, IllinoisNovember 21, 2018Gabbie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Anne Mitchell, VMD"Our time with Otis was coming to an end. He was struggling to be independent and to participate in his activities. We weren’t sure about “going through” with our decision, because he had some good “moments”. Dr. Anne came out to give us a geriatric assessment with the option for peaceful euthanasia. After her assessment, she reassured us that we were making a good decision. We’ve had Otis for 15 years. He was adopted as a rescue dog. He was incredibly kind, loyal and gentle. Our kids would climb all over him, dress him up, lay on him. He was just always “there”.
Dr. Anne’s compassion was evident throughout the entire process, as we cried and held him for the last precious moments. She had a kind and gentle manner. She treated Otis as if he was her own dog. The respect for us as we were grieving was displayed consistently. She was gentle with our dog and with his humans until the very end. I cannot recommend Lap of Love enough. This service provides your family the comfort in a time of great duress. It provides your pet the comfort of passing in peace, in a familiar place, surrounded with love. We’ll always miss you, Otis. Thank you for being an amazing dog."
Ginger McHughGlenside, PennsylvaniaNovember 21, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nancy Rodriguez, DVM"Where do I begin.....Our beloved Reesey was diagnosed with cancer this past May. Over the past month, it seemed to get worse. Although I had been praying for a natural death, we knew that we were going to need to make that dreaded decision. My husband called Lap of Love and discussed the process with them. We decided to enjoy our last weekend with her before saying goodbye. Because we love her so much, we wanted to make sure that she would take her last breath at home with her family. Dr. Nancy came to our house and helped our girl to pass with peace, and without pain. I could not bring myself to be there, but my husband told me that Dr. Nancy was so friendly, kind and compassionate. We are so thankful that we chose Lap of Love. Making this decision is gut-wrenching....how can I say goodbye, yet still feel a sense of joy? This is the way to show your companion, how much you love(d) them."Patti WojcikAiken, S. CarolinaNovember 20, 2018Reesey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carrie Roberts, DVM"Our sweet Bella's cancer had returned in the form of an aggressive and fast growing brain tumor. I had never heard of Lap of Love before until our vet recommended this wonderful service. I had always heard that you will know when it is time to help your pet but had never had to do anything like this before. Both of our previous pets passed quietly on their own. I initially had horrible guilt for even making the consult call. We were blessed with 3 weeks to say our goodbyes before Dr. Carrie Roberts came and helped her to Rainbow Bridge. I truly knew if was time. She was ready. She wasn't our same girl.

I can't say enough how thankful I am for Lap of Love and Dr. Roberts. She was so kind, patient and loving with Bella. Thank you for helping Bella and our family in our time of need."
Stacy MasonLake Saint Louis, MissouriNovember 20, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordy Merrifield, DVM"We were impressed by the wonderful people at Lap of Love from our very first interaction. We sent our difficult email via the website, communicating that we thought the time had finally come for us to say goodbye to Sedona, and we received a phone call from the Phoenix clinic within minutes. I spoke at length with Jenny Harney, who kindly guided me through all of the questions necessary in order to set up the appointment, then she emailed us a confirmation.

The morning of Sedona’s death, when Dr. Jordy called to tell us her ETA, she asked if it would be okay for Dr. Scott, a vet who was shadowing her, to join her on the appointment. Sedona loved meeting people, so of course we said yes! A sociable girl to the end, Sedona greeted both vets very sweetly, then settled into her bed to begin her final journey.

Dr. Jordy guided us through the process, explaining everything thoroughly, comforting and counseling us. She took an impression of Sedona’s paw, and once Sedona had passed, Dr. Jordy transferred her to a basket and covered her gently with a soft blanket. Our little dog couldn’t have been treated with more respect or love, and we are grateful beyond words that such a gut-wrenching experience was made bearable by these lovely people.

Saying goodbye to our beloved pets is the price we humans must pay when we open our hearts to them, and having Lap of Love usher Sedona from this life with such compassion was our final act of love. It was hard on us, but easy on Sedona, and that’s all that matters.

We made the right decision in contacting Lap of Love. Thank you, Dr. Jordy and Dr. Scott. We will never forget you, or your kindness."
Nan van der SteurPhoenix, ArizonaNovember 20, 2018Sedona's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Anne Mitchell, VMD"One year ago today was the passing of our beloved Jake. Today I received an email from Dr. Anne. She was the angel sent to our home on 11/20/17 to let Jake pass in our home surrounded by all who loved him.

Today we remember as we do everyday what a great dog and friend he was. I cannot say enough about Dr. Anne and Lap of Love and the peace they give you during such a sad time. I am thankful that I was given their number and would highly recommend.

Thank you so much

McKeever Family"
Francynne McKeeverGlassboro, New JerseyNovember 20, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta, DVM"I have never in my life felt such true care and compassion from complete strangers. I completely lost my stuff on the phone to make the appointment and all I got back was patience and understanding and I couldn’t be more grateful for every single person that I interacted with yesterday. Dr. Aspen was incredible and supportive and reassuring throughout the entire process. This organization made one of my most difficult days a little easier to bear. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."Sarah StoverPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaNovember 20, 2018Bones's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Bollinger, DVM"As I’ve always said, the only bad part about having a beloved family pet is that their lives end far too soon. It’s an unbearable time for families but Laps of Love, and Dr. Jessica Bollinger, made it a little less so. There were still plenty of tears but Dr. Bollinger was so respectful, compassionate and professional. She kept us informed at every step and we, who were wavering hours before our appointment, we completely assured that we were doing the right thing for our cherished Ziggy. Amidst the tears and pain, Dr. Bollinger was able to make me smile and recall some happier times with Ziggy. It was so much easier for our girl being at home, in her favorite environment with her favorite people. What a blessing this was. If I didn’t end up with a dead dog at the end this would have been the most informative, easy veterinarian visit we’ve ever experienced. My poor attempt at humor aside, this was the most peaceful, dog-centric end of life appointment I’ve ever experienced. Unfortunately, we will be using their services again someday as we live to love another dog. How lucky and grateful we are!"Nicole RudeEden Prairie, MinnesotaNovember 20, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Will Basinger, DVM"My Sam meant the world to me. I have never met a facility that treated my pet with so much kindness and dignity. Dr. Will came into our home and treated Sam like he was his own pet, giving him attention and love. He then explained every step of the euthanasia in detail to us and Sam passed away peacefully in my lap. I can't thank this team enough for giving me a way to keep my dog from being frightened and in pain, for letting him leave this world in the comfort of his home with those who loved him. Thanks Dr. Will...and Kenda says hi.

Sincerely,
Nancy and AJ Esposito"
Nancy EspositoColumbia, S. CarolinaNovember 20, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cathy Berquist, DVM"Dr. Cathy was wonderful. Although having this process at home is a little expensive and not everyone can readily afford it, I do recommend for anyone that can. It is a relief to be done at home, surrounded by people you and your cherished pet love. You are free to grieve in the privacy of your own home for as long as you need. Dr. Cathy thank you for your loving heart, and peaceful spirit."PATRICIA REISNew Port Richey, FloridaNovember 20, 2018Lily's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sue Mowatt, DVM"Dr. Sue was wonderful. So caring and calming."Stacy DuarteSacramento, CaliforniaNovember 20, 2018Timmy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sue Mowatt, DVM"Our Leo passed away on November 9, 2018 with the assistance of Dr. Mowatt. Leo was 15 years old. We adopted him from NorCal Aussie Rescue in April 2006. Leo was the most amazing dog. He gave us much love. He was perfect in every way. He took many trips with us and always behaved like a gentleman. His favorite thing was retrieving his Pinky ball, which he could do endlessly. We miss him beyond words. We’ve finally stopped crying and now are enjoying the many memories of our time with him. He will forever be in our hearts."Jacqui NaudSacramento, CaliforniaNovember 19, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Casey Choate, DVM"Dr. Casey Choate was absolutely wonderful. She was extremely compassionate. She knew exactly what to say and do to make this experience the best that it could be. She was very reassuring through the whole process and understood how each of us needed to grieve. I was so extremely thankful for her availability and thoughtfulness during the whole process. I will definitely be recommending her to everyone who is in a similar situation and cannot thank her enough for everything."Kailyn MillerVancouver, WashingtonNovember 19, 2018Fiona's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Walters, DVM"Dr. Walters was so amazing on one of our worst days. She truly has a calling for what she does and Chloe has always been so nervous around people other than us. Dr. Walters made us feel at ease and made sure we knew what to expect about the entire process. She was very gentle with Chloe and so respectful of not only is but our sick little fur baby. We were able to gain peace in knowing that our sweet girl didn’t suffer and is no longer in pain and we are truly grateful to Dr. Walters for helping us through this difficult time"Malia BarrettConcord, North CarolinaNovember 19, 2018Chloe's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Kovach, DVM"I can’t begin to express the depth of our gratitude to the entire staff at Lap of Love. From the initial heartbreaking call to the final moments with our beloved “Bear”, we were treated with absolute kindness and respect. Dr. Mary handled our boy with such care. It was a day we had all dreaded and it couldn’t have been handled better. Bear was our 12 1/2 year old Newfoundland. He loved his family, and this decision was a brutal, but necessary one. Lap of Love REALLY took care of us and took away any feelings of guilt that we were feeling. It was time and Bear deserved peace. We are heartbroken, but certain that it was the right thing to do for our boy.

In our opinion, there is no better way to go through this.

Thank you again to everyone at Lap of Love.

The McLaughlin family"
Jane McLaughlinNoblesville, IndianaNovember 19, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Grant, DVM"We cannot thank Dr. Amanda enough. Anyone on this website will already know the agony in making the decision, let alone going through with it. Sharon the person who took my call was so caring and nice. When Dr. Amanda arrived she immediately put us at ease. She was compassionate, caring, and took the time to learn about Max. He deserved the dignity.

Thank you Dr. Amanda. When you left, we felt at a peace and really we still do. None of us expected it but we do and we attribute it to you personally.

Rob, Lorrie, Lauren, and Haley"
Rob BeckerWeston, FloridaNovember 19, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Klickman, DVM, CVA"It goes with out saying that all people have gifts, but to have the ability to make the profound event of death palatable has to be among the most rare. Dr. Rachel was compassionate, loving, sincere, gentle, kind, patient, professional and more. The service of in home hospice and euthanasia is hard to digest and even consider, but if you are facing this don't hesitate to call Lap of Love for counsel and the gift of a peaceful passing. Dr. Rachel was a gift from God as far as we are concerned. Thank you!"Lisa BartonChester, MarylandNovember 19, 2018Waffles's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Roger Chase, DVM"Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful message. My heart feels broken and it was comforting to read your email. When I am in a more functioning state of mind I look forward to leaving as many positive reviews as possible. People need to know that their pets can pass in dignity and within the comfort of their own home environment. And, that the vet (you) facilitates this is a most professional and caring way. I am deeply grateful and thank you again for reaching out."Salt Lake City, UtahNovember 19, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kendra Healy, DVM"This is the second time we have used Dr. Healy for in-home euthanasia. Late last Friday we called her to ask if she could euthanize for an emergency situation. She got to our house promptly. She quickly assessed the situation then proceeded to make our Murphy comfortable with an injection of pain medication. Immediately afterward, my husband and I were able to spend the last few minutes loving on our fabulous dog as he enjoyed relaxing in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by the humans who loved him. We kissed him goodbye for the last time; then the euthanasia was administered.

Death of a treasured pet is rarely a positive experience, but it's one of those unfortunate facts of life. In-home euthanasia---especially with a veterinarian who obviously has a passion for animals and is an expert at what she does--- is definitely the way to say goodbye. It's still hard, but Dr. Healy made the pain so much easier to bear."
Marie PrestonVersailles, KentuckyNovember 19, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Dr. Manfredi made one of the worst days of our lives a little easier. She was compassionate and sweet to Cookie as well as us. I would recommend her and Lap of Love to anyone. I admire what she does, she is truly an amazing person!"Eileen FaughnanHauppauge, NYNovember 19, 2018Cookie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sarah Clarke, DVM"Harris was a Rescue guy, basically Blind & Deaf and they said he was 8 but we think he was older. Only with us for a year and and a half but quickly became a part of the family. When I came home with him everyone thought I was crazy. He was a great dog and we're going to miss him - Dr. Clarke was as calming and friendly as she could be and helped us send Ole Harry off with dignity and respect. Very professionally done in a clinical way and smooth and painless, at least for ole Harry ;-) A special thanks to her for helping Harry and Us get through it. It's never easy but when we bring them home, we know someday we'll have to let go."Kenneth JonesRichmodn, VirginiaNovember 19, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Bollinger, DVM"Using the Lap of Love's service was the best decision we could’ve made during such a difficult time. Thinking of driving to the vet and making our already uncomfortable baby travel sounded awful to us. Dr. Jessica was so kind in every way. We are Christians so hearing Dr. Jessica tell us that our Dre will now be at peace in heaven also meant a lot to us. I would highly recommend this service to everyone."Jen VanderbeekSt. Paul, MinnesotaNovember 19, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Boden, DVM"Dr. Boden is a wonderful, compassionate and professional doctor. I'm so glad that hospice veterinary care is an option in our world today. Having this done at home (my third time) is much easier on the pet and the owner. Meeting with Dr. Boden ahead of time 4 months ago helped me plan everything out not just logistically but mentally. I have three other cats over age 15 and so I will be ready for them too when it's their time. Dr. Boden explained everything at our first meeting and again when it was Jaina's time. I'm so grateful to her for this wonderful service. Thank you again Dr. Boden, Jaina was treated so well by you and I'm forever grateful for you professional service."Cheri RobertsonRichardson, TexasNovember 19, 2018Jaina's Pet Memorial