Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nancy Rodriguez, DVM"Thank you Dr. Rodriguez for your compassion in assisting my sweet Bananas cross into his new life, free now to run and play. It was so comforting for Bananas to have his final moments at home and surrounded by what is familiar and comforting to him. You provide a wonderful service and it greatly helps when faced with the decision. I feel guilty for not having the courage to make the decision sooner.
Thank you again for your patience, and your sincere compassion. It was such a peaceful departure.
Sincerely, Kathryn Muente"
Kathryn MuenteAiken, S. CarolinaJanuary 5, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Samantha Souther, DVM"I said goodbye to my little man Nacho on December 6, 2017. He was 16 years old and lived a life that most animals don't get to live. He was 8 weeks old when I first laid eyes on him and it was love at first sight. He was the best dog I could ever have asked for and saying goodbye to him was one of the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. He was my little man, my road trip companion, my snuggle buddy, my foot warmer, my baby...and I miss him terribly.

But Lap of Love helped make my decision easier. They discussed with me the entire process and explained exactly what would happen, step-by-step. Dr. Sam and her associate Chris were wonderful. I could not have asked for a better way for him to go ... in his own home ... in his own bed ... surrounded by his family ... and being there with him til the very end.

Until we meet again Nacho....kisses and hugs!"
Mary Beth ImondiHaddon Heights, New JerseyJanuary 5, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan, DVM, MPH"Dr Morgan was very helpful and supportive during this difficult
time. She explained what she was going to do and gave us time
to prepare ourselves before taking the next step. It's such a
difficult decision and process to go through and Dr Morgan
helped carry us through it. I hope the situation doesn't occur
for us again for a very long time, but if it does for you I would
recommend having Dr Morgan help you through it."
Lesley EadsBallwin, MissouriJanuary 4, 2018Casey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff, DVM"It seems weird to say that our experience putting down our dog was "easy" or "went well" but Dr. Dawn and the whole Lap of Love team made it just that. Emmett was a rescue and of unknown age, but probably about 14-a nice long life for a lab. Unfortunately the past year he'd been dealing with what we eventually found out was a degenerative neurological condition. We did all we could to keep him comfortable for as long as he could, but in the past few weeks it became apparent that it might be time. I called Lap of Love and Stephanie was very gentle and kind, and explained that we could set up a consult with possible euthanasia. Dr. Dawn arrived and took the time to get to know us and our dog, asked questions but was never judgmental, never rushed us or pressured us in our decision, just met us with advice and kindness. She walked us through every step of the process and gave us the time we needed at each step. Emmett was able to go out as he would have liked, in his favorite spot in the house, eating sausages until he fell asleep. This was the most peaceful experience, we truly believe had we gone to our clinic it would have been stressful for all but especially Em. Dr. Dawn is truly incredible at her job. And for all pet owners, this is a choice we will all eventually face-it's good to know that this option exists for us and our friends. A thousand thanks will never be enough for doing what you do!"Angela CravenSt. Louis, MissouriJanuary 4, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heba Kashkosh, DVM"I am so grateful for Dr. Heba for coming on New Years Day and my kitty was so sick and suffering. I was so distraught because he was in ER all weekend and was getting better from a urinary blockage. He was on the mend then when the catheter came out it went down hill fast. She helped me cope with the unfortunate situation and assured me I did the best I could. I am blessed that she came to relieve us both of anymore pain. Thank you again Dr. Heba!"Chrissy AbdalaBradenton, FloridaJanuary 4, 2018Kaka (after Ricardo Kaka)'s Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler, DVM"This note is far overdue. Our Malamute mix went down on a very hot Sunday at the age of 15. I was so traumatized that I couldn't pick him up to get him downstairs, I was almost hysterical. I found Lap of Love and called, thinking no one would be there on a Sunday. But Dr. Rene called right back and we realized we were former neighbors. After some questions, she was at our door, prepared and full of sympathy. Rene talked to our boy and stroked his head and let him know he would be ok. Probably the thing that helped us the most, is at the moment of his passing, he gave our a soft, relieved sigh. Finally out of pain. We will miss our boy forever. Chindi was our heart dog and we'll be forever in Rene's debt that she was able to come so quickly and help him. Additionally, he was a big dog and she was able to respectfully take him with her, so we wouldn't have to worry about that part.

Thank you, Rene, for everything. It took a little while to get past the hurt, but we have. Brian and I went to the shelter and rescued the most adorable little pittie. The cycle goes on. A dog person needs a dog and our other baby, Taima needed a companion.

Thank you for being our angel.

Brian and Lee Ann"
Lee Ann Guerrero BuckleyFairfield, CaliforniaJanuary 4, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melanie Santspree, DVM"Dr. Melanie from Lap of Love took such good care of us and our Kitty Boy on the sad day he had to leave us. She consoled us all and made us feel as comfortable as possible. I am so grateful our little guy was able to pass at home in the comfort of his favorite spot with his Mom and Dad. He was stress-free and went very peacefully. Melanie listened to everything we said about Socks and wrote a beautiful memorial post for him based on all the things we told her about Socks. She really cared and took an interest in our kitty. Melanie’s presence really made the whole process easier on everyone involved. We are just so grateful for Melanie and Lap of Love."Meghan RosebeckSelkirk, NYJanuary 4, 2018Socks's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Webster-Boden DVM"Dr. Jessica provided extraordinary compassion, wisdom and professionalism as she helped us with our beloved Elwood. Our 10 year old and 4 year old children benefited enormously from her wonderful manner and explanation of how sick our boy had become and how we would help him peacefully pass. Helping us to take a pawprint (my daughter assisted) and saving some of his fur were just a few of the truly meaningful parts of her care. Dr. Jessica has a gift in her calling to help families and animals in this painful time and we are truly grateful that she was there for us in our time of greatest need."Charlotte MatthewsDallas, TexasJanuary 4, 2018Elwood's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Gill, DVM"Dr. Gill was truly wonderful. I could sense the care and concern for Lennox, and me as soon as she walked in. It has to be a tough job, but I never felt like it was a job for her. I will remember her presence for a long time.

It was not a decision I would have preferred to make. Lennox was a good boy and lived a full life, but his physical condition had deteriorated significantly. Honestly, I didn't want to go to my vet and try one more prescription. He was suffering and I didn't feel like he deserved that.

Thankfully, your service is available for those who want to see the ones they love, go with grace.

Eric CarrOcoee, FloridaJanuary 4, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Green, DVM"Thank you Dr. Green, Shanan and everyone at Lap Of Love. Your kindness and professionalism were so appreciated during this most difficult time. We were so shocked when our precious kitty Quiksilver took a rapid decline and was near the end. Your support at this time was invaluable and we want to thank you for everything you did."Linda FarberNeptune Beach, FloridaJanuary 3, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Samantha Souther, DVM"My only complaint is that I discovered your service too late to use you for my first cat. I was shocked to call you on New Years Day and be connected promptly to a human... someone with compassion and empathy. From that first call, to the same day appointment when Samantha came to help Sharky rejoin her sister in Kitty Heaven, Lap of Love was incredible every step of the way. Your entire service was designed really well; it made it easy for me logistically, but also emotionally. It was obvious that everyone I spoke with sincerely cares for animals and knows the feeling of losing a family member. And I could not have asked for a better veterinarian to come to my home... Samantha was kind, gracious, empathetic, and helpful. I'm not typically the type to write testimonials, but all of you deserve this one. I'd happily be a reference for anyone who is hesitant. It is absolutely worth the extra money to have this quality compassionate care at home. Sharky passed peacefully in her favorite spot, surrounded by family she loved."Adam TwerskyBensalem, PennsylvaniaJanuary 3, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erica Fry, DVM"Dr. Erica Fry was kind, considerate, professional, and flawless. Our Dear Toby was the love of our life. It was only fitting that he was able to end his life in the comfort of his home. I have euthanized 2 dogs and this was the best way possible. Toby would get anxiety attacks when taken to a animal clinic. This prevented the stress and allowed him to pass at home with his little head on a pillow. If you can this is THE WAY to end your pets life with kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness. I promise you will be comforted and pleased by giving your best friend the end of life experience that all should have. I again thank you for your great service and professional staff and administration. Thanks for being the best alternative that I know of."Evan WilliamsFort Worth, TexasJanuary 3, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Regan Harp, DVM"So thankful for Dr. Regan Harp and Lap of Love that confirmed our decision that it was time for you to cross over the Rainbow Bridge. He was compassionate and loving to our baby girl. He understood our pain and grief. He made Stormy's passing much more bearable."Darlene SweetHendersonville, TennesseeJanuary 3, 2018Stormy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Webster-Boden DVM"I can’t praise Dr. Jessica and “Lap of Love” enough.
Dr Jessica was the most loving compassionate person who made us feel such peace during the process of Buffy’s passing. Both of my daughters have used Lap of Love over the past 4 years, and with different Dr.s we all have had the same compassionate professional attention.
Thank you for making this so peaceful and meaningful for our family.
God Bless"
Kim WakefieldColleyville, TexasJanuary 3, 2018Buffy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers, DVM"A Special Thanks to Lap of Love Pet Hospice and their wonderful staff and vets. I could not have thought of anything harder to do than to have to drag my Sheba into a facility basically to her death. Being at home in her favorite spot laying in a window overlooking the neighborhood that she loved to stroll through was a blessing. In life Sheba was a frequent visitor to Hospice Centers ... for family and friends throughout the cities of Dayton, Cincinnati Toledo & Columbus. It was a no-brainer that she be afforded the care of a Pet Hospice organization."tony shawcolumbus, OhioJanuary 3, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Webster-Boden DVM"The day I had to let my beloved Sammie go, Jessica was there to help him along. She was so caring and patient. Sammie's illness was very sudden and the thought of having to let my Baby go was heart breaking. I am happy she was there to assist with his peaceful passing.
Thanks Jessica."
Rhonda AlexanderArlington, TexasJanuary 3, 2018Sammie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"Dr. Jordan was amazing! He helped us say goodbye to our beautiful kitty Lola. He was kind, gentle, and compassionate. We thank you for your support and for making a difficult time better."Dorothy RomeoSunrise, FloridaJanuary 2, 2018Lola's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler, DVM"We were so thankful for Dr Rene’s kindness and compassion during what was one of the most difficult times we have had to face. It was so hard to let him go, and we know it wasn’t fair to be selfish and keep him on this earth. Dr Rene helped our Buddy to comfortably pass at home and to cross the Rainbow Bridge."San Pablo, CaliforniaJanuary 2, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lori Braun, DVM"Lori was very sweet and understanding. I highly recommend her to anyone having to face this difficult decision."bryna smithPortland, OregonJanuary 2, 2018Bannister's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Leslie Peltier, DVM"I admire what you do; dealing with grief and loss on a regular basis is not an easy thing. Dr. Leslie both professional and caring.

Lucy went to her family vet on Friday December 29th. We had thought her TTA surgeries were failing because she developed a limp and seemed to be in some pain. Our family vet immediately realized that Lucy was in a far dire situation and did x-rays. The diagnosis was not good, metastasized osteosarcoma. Pain meds were given with the thought that we only had at most 2 weeks. Lap of Love was excellent when I contacted them right after her diagnosis, as I had always known I could not bear taking her into an office where she always got nervous. I called a few times, moving up the day we would say goodbye to our sweet girl. After a bad night we knew waiting longer would only cause Lucy to suffer. She was released from her pain on December 31.

The loving sympathy and empathy that Leslie showed us during this tremendously difficult time is so greatly appreciated. Your help and advice was invaluable. Thank you for guiding me through what was a tragic loss in my life. Your kind words gave me courage to cope at what was the best decision for Lucy.

Words just don’t seem adequate to relay my thanks. Leslie’s kind words and thoughts will never be forgotten."
Melissa HolcombGroveport, OhioJanuary 2, 2018Lucy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Juliana Lyles, DVM"It's been over a year since we met Dr. Juliana on the day we put our baby girl, Brittney down. Since then, I have recommended Lap of Love to many of our friends with aging pets. The care and compassion and patience that we received from every person associated with Lap of Love was just amazing. It really made the toughest day of our lives easier. It was a huge comfort having time to make our decisions and to talk through options and concerns with Dr. Juliana. She gave me the time I needed to say goodbye and followed up to make sure we were doing OK. I can't recommend this service or this company enough!"Vickie RoweLibertyville, IllinoisJanuary 2, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Samantha Souther, DVM"Our family was very pleased with the way that Dr. Samantha Souther took such great care with the passing of our pet Lacy. She was so kind and understanding and allowed us the time we needed to be with her in her final moments. Thank you for a wonderful service.
Ray Bonikowski"
Ray BonikowskiPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaJanuary 2, 2018Lacy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nora Glaser, DVM"These services made a painful part of our life bearable. Dr. Nora was so kind and understanding; she clearly knew how we were feeling and tried to ease the pain for all of us. Thank you Dr. Nora."Kathleen and Alan TyeFairfax, VirginiaJanuary 2, 2018Buster "Boo Boo" Tye's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erica Fry, DVM"I wanted to write Dr. Erica to thank you so much for your care. I can't imagine a better environment and the care you provided was beyond caring. Thank you with all of our heart for taking good care of Rosie in her final moments, and really including my 13 yr old daughter in the process. Especially on a holiday."Amber WeberWylie, TX, TexasJanuary 1, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch, DVM"Dr Sally,

We cannot thank you enough for all you did for us yesterday. You helped make the absolute worst day of our lives a bit better with you kind, calm and understanding nature. Thank you for taking such great care of our Myles, and for all of your support throughout the process. Also, thank you for the wonderful tribute to Myles. We loved how you captured who he was, and appreciate the thought you put into it. Thank you for everything, Kim, Jason, Madeline and Zachary"
Kimberly and Jason BellNewburyport, MassachusettsJanuary 1, 2018Myles's Pet Memorial