Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"Our baby passed before Dr. Elyse could get to us. When she arrived she was so kind and compassionate. She was respectful and handle our baby like she was her own. I was very impressed and would highly recommend Lap of Love to anyone who needs this type of service."Lisa WeddleHamptonNovember 11, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kali Jimenez"Lap of Love couldn't have been more caring and wonderful during this difficult time. Everyone we spoke to on the phone and especially Dr. Kali was extremely compassionate and kind. It's such a heartbreaking time but being able to say goodbye at home was so much better for us and especially for our sweet dog. It was as peaceful of an ending as I could have hoped for and I am so very grateful for that. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Kali for anyone facing the decision of saying goodbye to a fur baby."St AugustineNovember 11, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stephanie Henderson"Dr. Henderson was very gentle and sweet plus she knew Moe from her days with Caring Hands in Bristow. We can't thank her enough for her kindness and gentleness with this. Plus, knowing that she was familiar with Moe helped in taking some of the pair of losing him away."Lisa & Jay McDonnellHaymarketNovember 11, 2019Moe's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kendra Healy"I suppose most cat owners think that their cat is the most best, smartest, and most beautiful cat in the world -- and we are no exception. Dr. Healy was truly a God-send to us. She took our phone calls in the evenings and came to our home when we needed her on a Saturday morning. She was extraordinarily compassionate and extremely competent in everything she did. We cannot express how thankful we are for her."Devin BrownLexingtonNovember 11, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Walters"I don't know how you could ever be ready to say goodbye. Sparky was much more than a pet to me, he was my child. He left 16 years of paw prints on my heart, something I will never forget. As hard as letting go was, I will always appreciate Dr. Jenn. She was so gentle and loving during the entire process. I cannot imagine doing her job having to deal with the anguish of families losing something so precious. I will forever be grateful that I chose Lap of Love and Dr. Jenn, this allowed our Sparky to be comfortable and loved by all of our family in his last moments."Sheri HitchcockPinevilleNovember 11, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Walters"I cannot express to you how perfect our experience with you. I’ve been telling everyone! I had no idea something so gut wrenching could also feel peaceful, calm, and beautiful! I’m rethinking my entire perspective on death itself having watched Chloe go through the process with you. Really. And how lucky our kids are to have such a healthy and honest understanding about it all too. My heart feels so full about how it all went, and it was ALL because of you. A million thank yous."Laura HughesCharlotteNovember 11, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Spitzer"Emily was a RESCUE cat in a no-kill shelter! In her memory, please consider RESCUING an animal instead of DESIGNING one!

She lived to be 20+ years old, long past what her nine lives would normally bring her!

We had @lapoflove come to OUR HOUSE to help with the euthanasia! Dr. Jessica Spitzer...what a blessing!

Today we all cuddled and watched old videos and pictures. We share a few with you."
Ian TarasWoodland HillsNovember 11, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nancy Rodriguez"We Thank Dr. Nancy for being so compassionate, loving, and patient. She made it a beautiful experience for Mo and our family."Rami RavstenAikenNovember 11, 2019Mo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Skevakis"Doctor Shannon was excellent! She was very warm and compassionate and explained everything from beginning till end. She allowed us to spend time with our Bailey and have family and other pets there as well. My dog was very relaxed and not scared at all and left us that day in one of his Favorite beds! I would definitely recommend their services if you must put down a loving pet at home. We even got his Paw Prints and locks of his hair xoxo
Sheri Valle- Scotch Plains, NJ"
Scotch PlainsNovember 10, 2019Bailey Valle's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeff Carpenter"We are so happy that we found Lap of Love, our family pet did not like going to the Vet and having her end of life procedure done in our house was best for all of us. You could tell from the start that Dr. Jeff was very compassionate and took great care to make this as easy as possible for both Fiona our dog and us. I would highly recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Jeff."Tim SmithWalthamNovember 10, 2019Fiona's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Dr. Heather Manfredi's presence was a welcome gift during our time of sorrow. She was punctual, patient, and reassuring. Pippin crossed the Rainbow Bridge in the most peaceful way possible, and we are grateful for the ability to comfort him in his final hours on Earth. I wish we had known about her services for the euthanasia of our previous cats."Daria BlyskalIslipNovember 10, 2019Pippin's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Allison Kachmar"Allison was so kind today and helpful with allowing our Godiva to pass with dignity. Having her at home, surrounded by the comfort of her loved ones, warmth of her fireplace, favorite blanket, treats, and toys, made this extremely difficult time more bearable. Dr. Kachmar, interacted so lovingly with Godiva, as she reassured us of our decision. We thank her and "Lap of Love" for everything. God Bless You!"carolyn maerkleCranberry TwpNovember 10, 2019Godiva Ghiradelli Maerkle's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sarah Ryan, DVM"Thank you for being so compassionate and caring for our baby girl. We miss her terribly. Having someone like you who truly understands the feelings that go along with making that horrible decision, somehow eases the pain. We could not ask for any better outcome. You and your organization do a wonderful service for all of us who face this situation. Thank you and all who participated in this. If we should come in contact with others who need your services, we surely would recommend you."SylvaniaNovember 10, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sarah Ryan, DVM"I want to tell you how much I appreciated your kindness yesterday. You made a really tough experience a little more bearable with your loving, caring nature. If I find any friends in need of your services I will highly recommend you. Thank you again!"ToledoNovember 10, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri"Dr. Jordan came to our home to evaluate Holly. I was terribly sad, and could not get my words out without shedding tears. He was very gentle. Very respectful, to me and to Holly. He did not try to persuade me into a choice. He just listened, evaluated, and gave advice when asked.
He left, understanding I was not ready yet. I spent 48 more hours with Holly, and Dr Jordan returned. I could barely deal with it. He was very gentle, very kind, and sympathetic. He treated Holly, and our family members with dignity, and respect, along with compassion.
It was as peaceful of a way to go as anyone could ask for.
Thank you for doing that for my fur baby, Dr Jordan."
Donna BrennanMiramarNovember 10, 2019Holly's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Parrish"We cannot say enough good things about Dr. Amy Parrish and the Lap of Love organization. Dr. Amy was gentle, kind, and compassionate with us as well as our beautiful dog Zoey throughout the entire process. Everything was explained in detail beforehand and we were able to be present with our baby while she laid in her bed and gently was put to peace. Dr. Amy gave us alone time afterwards to say our goodbyes to her with our other dog Zac present. Unfortunately we have had to euthanize several pets over the years and we can honestly say it was a blessing to be able to do it in the privacy of our own home. It made a most dreadful event much more comfortable for all of us."Joan SchafferEastonNovember 10, 2019Zoey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeni Goedken"Words cannot describe my gratitude for Dr. Jeni and Laps of Love. The compassionate support for my Frankie and me is overwhelming and I could not have asked for a more peaceful moment for us. The continued support from Laps of Love and Dr. Jeni has given me hope."Bobbi BurnsFremontNovember 9, 2019Frankie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Inman"I am very thankful for your service. Dr. Amanda is so kind and gentle. It is such a hard and sad thing, but this is a humane and gentle way to say good-bye with love and compassion."Sara BurkeGainesvilleNovember 9, 2019Scout's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Klickman"Our sweet girl, Bubbles, was 18.5 years old when her body started to shut down. She had been in a slow state of decline for about a year, but it was evident to our whole family that she was suffering this past week, when her appetite was lost. Although we knew it was the right thing to do, it was still the hardest thing we've ever done. Bubbles grew up with our children, who were 7 and 8 when she came into our lives. In essence, Bubbles was/is a symbol of their childhood.
We were very blessed to have Dr. Rachel be our veterinarian for Bubbles' last journey. Dr. Rachel was kind, compassionate, and thoughtful about every single part of the process.
Although we miss our Bubbles every day, we are relieved that she is no longer suffering, and we are grateful to Dr. Rachel for her gentle, calm, kind treatment of all of us. Additionally, we thank Dr. Rachel for doing some follow-up care with email and a card. Thank you, also, Lap of Love, for existing. It takes a special person to be able to walk through this journey with grieving families."
Julie ZipfelAnnapolisNovember 9, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"Dr. Elyse was simply wonderful. It was a bit of a sudden decision to let Cooper go, but they were able to get me scheduled for the same day, so we weren't dragging out the emotional trauma. She loved on him so much, and even dealt with the 2 hyper, crazy ones. This was my first experience with an in-home euthanasia, and I'm never going back. We were able to be comfortable in a familiar environment to him, and I didn't have to load all the dogs in the car to go with and understand why their buddy wasn't coming home. The crematorium picked up straight from the house, and everything felt organic. Natural. No harsh astringent, no chaos of wrangling dogs in a lobby, no stress for my bud. 10/10 recommend."Monica MertzPortsmouthNovember 9, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lisa Rodin"Dr. Lisa,

Thank you so much for your kind words and compassion. We are so grateful for you and the service you provide. It meant so much that you helped us help Gunther at home - the alternative of taking him to a strange place just wasn't something I was willing to consider.

Strength be with you every day on this difficult, but fulfilling, path you chose."
Oklahoma CityNovember 9, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kimberly Moen"Dr. Moen was so sweet and kind when I was emotional wreck. She explained everything to me gently and comforted me through the whole process. Thank goodness for people like her to do such a difficult job in order to ease the family’s grief to know their dog left in a peaceful manner. I’m so happy I chose lap of love."Sheila ShinnBoynton BeachNovember 9, 2019Vega's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeni Goedken"Dr. Jeni Goedken was SUCH a blessing to us during the most difficult time of our life. Putting your fur baby down is so heart-wrenching but having Dr. Jeni there made everything so much better. She was SO supportive, calming, loving, and professional, all at the same time. She gently talked us through each step of the process, explained everything that would happen, explained the grieving process, and explained everything as she did it. She did 3 injections, and between each injection she gave us plenty of time and space to say goodbye to our kitty and cry. I never felt rushed. I just felt love and peace. After our kitty Leeloo passed, Dr. Jeni made a clay paw print for us and gave us locks of her fur (which has brought me more comfort than I thought possible in the days after her passing). I knew I wanted my sweet baby to pass at home in my arms. And I had visions of how I wanted it to go. Dr. Jeni exceeded all of my expectations and hopes. Even though Leeloo's passing and absence is devastating, I take comfort in knowing she passed in peace and love. The entire experience was truly a gift and I am SO glad I contacted Lap of Love. Thank you Dr. Jeni!! <3 <3"Rachael SassSan JoseNovember 9, 2019Leeloo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: George Croskey"I was so pleased with Dr. George. She was wonderful in such a difficult situation. Being in our home was so much better and more comfortable for Maxx and us. I would recommend this service to anyone face the loss of a beloved pet. Dr. George got down on the floor with us where Maxx was laying. We didn’t have to move her and take her to vet office. She was able to stay in her home. Thank you Dr. George for your compassion!"Shelby BorchersDaytonNovember 9, 2019Maxx's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Burns"Dr Rachel,

Being afraid to make the decision was hard but what was even harder was the fact that we did not know what to expect. You truly made the whole process so easy for all of us by explaining it part by part. I would do it all over again the exact way. Your special and have a comforting gift. Max himself even felt content with you! Five stars to the whole team as well, you guys all played a part and made us feel comfortable. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!"
BloomfieldNovember 8, 2019