Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toni Knox"Thank you for your service and compassion. We received Doyle's remains and appreciate the prompt process."David HollingerArdmoreSeptember 8, 2019Doyle's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Zalenka"We want to thank Dr. Julie so much for showing us and Riley such compassion and understanding during such a difficult time. We are so grateful that we were able to let him be home with us in a comfortable and peaceful setting where he loved to be. It is very comforting to know he was happy with us til the end."North TonawandaSeptember 8, 2019Riley Rutherford's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Dr. Brad was amazing. He was so kind and compassionate. He explained everything step by step and was so gentle with my sweet boy. Thank you Dr. Brad and Lap of Love for what you do. You allow our fur babies to pass with dignity and compassion at home in peace where they feel at ease instead of in a Vet hospital where they feel scared."Dawn BuckPhiladelphiaSeptember 7, 2019Demon's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Bruce"On behalf of Ally, David and our furry family of Lhasa Apso babies and especially Marley I want to express our sincerest appreciation for making our last minutes with Marley far better than we could have hoped for under the circumstances.

We will always remember the courtesy, caring and professionalism you provided all of us at very sad time. Our angel was in very good hands.

In sincere appreciation,

LouDog, Lola, Goldie, Taz, Teddy, Ally, David and Larry"
Larry EsquibelLittletonSeptember 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melinda Glavin"I would like to thank Dr. Glavin and Lap of love, she explained everything that would happen and gave us all time to say our goodbyes. She treated Goldie with care and compassion. She comforted us in our time of grief. Her help with an unbearable situation is greatly appreciated."Terry AndrackiPhiladelphiaSeptember 7, 2019Goldie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli"Dr. Kristine Campanelli was an angel .. nobody wants to go through this difficult time ever and Dr. Campanelli made the process as easy as it can be. Even from the time of booking there was such sympathy and empathy from even the customer service rep., that was felt from the very beginning. Unfortunately, this is the third fur baby who we have lost to the awful disease of cancer and I firmly believe after using lap of love that I would never go back to a cold and callous veterinary's office when the service can be provided in the comfort and love of your own home. Our baby Bruno's passing was as peaceful as anyone could ever imagine when using the term "put to sleep", because that is exactly what it appeared like he was doing. The pain of him leaving us has left an empty hole in our hearts but lap of love did everything possible to make it a little less painful. Thank you for helping our baby be at peace and no longer suffering or in pain as well as employing such compassionate Drs."Michele Scorcia-sherboCoramSeptember 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lori Braun"I wanted to thank Lap of Love for their kind and compassionate service. Dr. Lori was very professional, warm and provided me with the information I needed and explained the whole process with grace. It was a very pleasant experience considering the difficult circumstance. The crematory was also a wonderful service and did such a nice job of delivering my pets urn. It was nicely wrapped with everything I could have asked for. I feel like the service lap of love offered was above and beyond my expectations. I can’t thank them enough."Crystal SharifiBeavertonSeptember 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Walters"Dr. Walters was very professional, thoughtful and compassionate. Having had to go through this with Lola's fur brothers years prior, I can't say enough about the service Lap of Love offers and the wonderful doctors such as Dr. Walters they provide. This experience, although difficult, will remain a beautiful memory we will all cherish forever. Thank you Dr. Walters for helping us help our girl in such a dignified and loving way. We take comfort in knowing we did the right thing and gave Lola the very best life she could have ever have wanted and thank you Lap of Love for making it possible for Dr. Walters to provide such loving and compassionate care to all of us pet lovers and the pets we adore."Greg SarverCharlotteSeptember 6, 2019Princess "Lola" Baines's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Walters"Having to make the decision to share the final act of love with my sweet Daisy was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. I knew I wanted to have someone come to our home, and our vet's office recommended that we reach out to Laps of Love. Dr. Jennifer Walters is an absolutely amazing person, and this is clearly a calling for her. What I was anticipating to be a horrible and sad process was difficult, but actually very peaceful and quite frankly, very beautiful. From the caring nature of Courtney when we made the appointment, to Dr. Jenn coming to our home, and her amazing, comforting, professional way as she journeyed along side us through the entire process - I felt that we were gifted with comfort and surrounded by people who helped us love Daisy until her last moment before going to the Rainbow Bridge. There are so many little "extras" that they have thought of that made the difficult experience a positive one. It might seem silly, but I was so anxious about how we would take Daisy out of the house. Dr. Jenn brought a wicker basket with a lovely blanket, and positioned Daisy so that it looked like she was snuggled up and sleeping. A simple thing, but it left an image in my mind that is calm and comforting. I received follow up calls and emails, and a lovely card from their team. While I would never wish anyone to have to use this services - inevitably if we love pets through their lives, we often come to this moment. When you do - I highly recommend that you contact Laps of Love and Dr. Jennifer Walters. I'm so thankful that I did."Meredith EllisorCharlotteSeptember 6, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Parrish"Dr. Amy showed up at my doorstep. Needless to say I was sobbing. She put her bag down and offered me a tight hug expressing that she understood my feelings and that this was hard. She stooped down immediately greeting my dog offering love and compassion. She never once stopped petting my dog. She was soft, kind and very compassionate. She made the process as peaceful as possible offering so much kindness to my entire family. Afterwards, she went out to her car to grab extra paw print kits so that each of my children could have one. She made the hardest process ever bearable. Thank you so very much, Dr. Amy."Diane MastromattoRoyersfordSeptember 6, 2019Sadie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Colleen Lambo"There is certain type of person to be able to do this job. We were blessed to have Dr. Colleen guide us and provide comfort in the end for all of us and especially Tuffy."Jessica CobosBryanSeptember 6, 2019Texas Tuff Aka Tuffy Cobos's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lori Braun"It was Labor day and our vet was closed but they had given us the name of Lap of Love if there weren't around, Our poor Luka went downhill fast and we couldn't bear to let him suffer until our vet was available. Dr Lori came out and treated us with such compassion, respect and empathy, I truly understand why they have her for she is a treasure for those of us that our animals are family, friend and loving companions. She gently tucked him in on the stretcher and put a pillow under his head. You don't know how much that respect meant to us. Then they sent to our vet our Luka in a lovely wooden box with nose and paw prints, fur, a ceramic paw print and a plant. They truly are an organization that understands what our dear pets mean to us. So from us thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and caring staff.

Sandy, Dave, Chelsea, Eli and our other two dogs Deliliah and Nakota"
Sandy & Dave WoodMonmouthSeptember 6, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stacy Blake"Dr. Stacy was beyond kind, compassionate, and caring. In what was a very hard moment for our family she was a true angel. She cared well not just for Franklin (our Scottie), but also our entire family as well. I recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Stacy to the highest degree. We thank you! - The Whitlow Family"Grace WhitlowOrlandoSeptember 6, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mandi Beckmann"Dr. Beckmann was incredibly comforting as I helped Duke cross over yesterday. She gave me a hug immediately and was great to talk to and just to have there as an understanding ear. The work she does is incredible and I am grateful she was with me to help Duke make his next journey."Rich FrancoWebsterSeptember 6, 2019Duke's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan"Dr. Lindsey Wittmeyer was an angel! We could not have asked for a more tender-hearted, understanding, patient, but skilled vet to tend to our sweet girl and help us through it. We are so grateful to have found her."Jill MarchantKansas CitySeptember 6, 2019Josie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff"I first heard of Lap of Love from my daughter. She used the service for the family cat last year and I was touched when she shared the experience with me.
I called on Lap of Love twice in the last week, once for my sweet 15 year old Border Collie Nae Nae then a week later for our 10 year old Pit bull, Luna.
We are never prepared to let go of someone we love so much, but love let's us know when their quality of life is waning and we unselfishly let them go.
I feel very blessed that Dr. Dawnetta Woodruff was the angel that eased their release and comforted my sorrow. She listened to everything I told her about my dogs and answered every question I had. I told her that her compassion was palpable. I will never forget her."
Judy HSt. LouisSeptember 6, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Scudder"My first experience with Lap of Love was also my first experience putting a pet to sleep. I didn't want to do it, but it was what Zoe needed so it's what I did. I can't imagine a more loving, compassionate, beautiful and professional person than Dr. Christina; I can't imagine anyone else helping me put my sweet Zoe to sleep. I know I'll have to make this journey again some day and I pray she will, once again, be at my side to make everything perfect.

Dr. Christina, I am so grateful and blessed that it was you who came to our aid. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Sharon BurgessSt. LouisSeptember 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Daniel Genatiempo"Lap of Love, and specifically Dr. Dan were exactly what was needed for our family on the morning of August 14th. Our beloved girl Bella, one month shy of 14 years old was ready. Her decline had been very gradual, but this morning we knew, as hard as it was – the time had come to say goodbye. We called at & AM and by 9 AM, Dr. Dan was at out house. Dr. Dan was extremely compassionate, not rushed and helpful in understanding the procedure. He gave us the time and distance when needed.

To say goodbye to your friend, constant companion and a creature that is just happy to see you every day is one of the most difficult decisions to be made. Having it done at home with familiar surroundings and with dignity, integrity, and compassion makes it more bearable.

It was the least we could do for our girl that had given us some much."
Todd KeiserCarmelSeptember 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"Making the decision to euthanize a beloved pet is never easy, but sometimes it's the best choice for our furry family. DJ had been diagnosed with kidney disease, and the damage was irreversible. When her kidneys started failing and you could see she was suffering, I knew it was time to say goodbye. It was a holiday and my regular vet was closed--I'd been looking at emergency vets, but hated that the last moments of her life would be in a place she'd be more scared and anxious. I googled in home euthanasia and discovered lap of love. From the moment they answered the phone they put me at ease--offering sympathy and comfort. We discussed all arrangements and made them in advance so I didn't have to deal with paperwork. My appointment was scheduled for a couple hours later. Dr. Elyse arrived and gave me a big hug, and explained the procedure. She made both DJ and my other cat, Zoey feel at ease. She was able to give DJ the sedative while she laid in her favorite spot and I was petting her. I was then able to hold her and my other cat was able to come say goodbye. She made a clay pawprint, and had a basket and wrapped her in a blanket to take to be cremated, and also got my vets contact info to update them. Not only was this less stressful and more comfortable for DJ, it was for me as well."Sandie FishbeinVirginia BeachSeptember 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jenn Roedig"I want to thank Dr. Jenn for helping me let my little buddy, Riley, make his exit in the quiet and comfort of my home. She was caring, thoughtful, and professional."John McNayFairfieldSeptember 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"Thank You for your professional advice and services."Jean DeCarloBuffaloSeptember 5, 2019Smokey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Cabell"Dear Dr. Cabell,

We would very much like to express our sincere appreciation for the excellent care you provided to our precious little girl, Sandy, and to us, the grieving parents.

Your gentle care with our Sandy, and concern for us and our two other dogs was extremely comforting at this difficult time.

As we mentioned during your visit, we struggled with this decision as Sandy had her good days and her bad days. We always tried to make her as comfortable as possible, adapting our home to whatever was best for Sandy.

We are greatly relieved now that Sandy is at peace having joined her biological brother, Tiger, who left us in December.

You and your team are truly angels sent by God to assist people with this difficult decision. We are forever grateful that Sandy was able to be comfortable in her own home for her last moments.

May God Bless You and all those you love.

With kindest regards,
Karen & Steve Bessel"
Karen BesselDaytonSeptember 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Dr. Heather was amazing!! I was having a very difficult time and was unable to provide comfort for my 10 year old daughter as much as I would have in any other circumstance. Dr. Heather took the time to explain things to my daughter, reassuring her we were doing the right thing for Zeus."Tina HagerBayportSeptember 4, 2019Zeus's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Allie Prokop"I was told about Lap of Love by a friend and so thankful for getting this information. My precious Storm was not a good traveler in the car so I did not want his last moments with us to be a stressful time. The whole process is so easy and comforting. Dr. Allie took care of Storm like she knew him all his 10 years. She was so understanding, calm and so peaceful to my husband and I. Storm was loved till the very end. I can't say enough about Lap of Love other than thank God for the vets and organization to give the living such comforate in such a horrible time."Nina Moreau-WagnerLoudonSeptember 4, 2019Storm's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Scudder"I would not hesitate to recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Christina Scudder to any pet owner who has to make the awful end of life decision for a beloved pet. Our not quite 13-year old bulldog, Maude, became ill at the beginning of August. After considering the options she had, we chose to make her remaining time with us as comfortable and peaceful as possible. Knowing that Maude was always anxious in the car and at the vet's office, a dear friend recommended Lap of Love. We were grateful for a vet who would come to our home. From the moment I spoke with the receptionist, I knew we'd made the right decision. As I spoke through my tears, I could hear the compassion in her voice. A few days later, we met with Dr. Chris, a kind, empathetic person. At our consultation she was respectful of our feelings and wishes. Over the course of the next few days I e-mailed her with brief updates on Maude and she responded quickly and compassionately. When the time came for us last Sunday morning to help Maude cross the Rainbow Bridge, Dr. Chris came to our house again and listened while we told Maude stories and showed her photos of Maude as a puppy and a younger dog. When it was time for Dr. Chris to give Maude a sedative, she was so gentle. She did a pawprint for us and when she shaved Maude's ankle for the IV, she put Maude's fur in a little packet. Maude passed quietly from our daily lives but she lives forever in our hearts. Thank you Lap of Love for allowing our girl to pass with dignity."Monica CullumCreve CoeurSeptember 4, 2019