Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Scudder"Dr. Scudder was An angel through this entire process. From arriving same day within hours to understanding when I was frazzled and scared. Maggie was laid to rest peacefully and with ease she passed over the rainbow bridge and I appreciate the kindness and compassionate care we all received during this difficult time in our lives. Thankyou for making this easier on us and reassuring us while helping Maggie rest peacefully."Sarah MercurioRed BudAugust 5, 2020Maggie Mae 's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Daniel Genatiempo""This is the way it should be when you have to make the decision to let them go. Dan was nice and let us proceed at our own pace. Answered all the questions we had and explained what would happen. He understands that this isn't some animal this is a member of your family. He informed us that she was gone and let us have time to take it all in.He treated her with such care after she had passed gently placing her in her basket and placing a blanket gently over it. He let us have all the time to touch her and say goodbye for the final time. They made it possible to have her pass away in her own home with the ones she loved .If you have to make this decision this is how you want it to be.""Jeff ColwellIndianapolisAugust 5, 2020Gia's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Scudder"Dr. Chris was wonderful. So empathetic and kind. She made a very difficult time a lot easier. Thank you very much, Dr. Chris."Diann and Tom GordonUniversity CityAugust 4, 2020Bogan's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Desiree Thomas"There are no words to express our gratitude to Lap of Love and specifically Dr. Desiree. We were agonizing over the decision to say goodbye to our beloved 15yr old chocolate Lab Bailey. His quality of life had deteriorated to the point He was in obvious pain despite medication. We found them through a search and thank God for that. Dr. Desiree came to Our home to allow Us to say goodbye in the most comfortable surroundings for Us and for Bailey. After getting to know Our Boy, Dr. Desiree explained the procedure and truly offered support that We were making a decision out of Love and compassion. Dr. Desiree is a kind and caring Doctor. We were treated with heartwarming compassion throughout this difficult time. I highly recommend Lap of Love to any pet Parent having to go through this heart wrenching decision. They make You realize You are not alone and the website has information to help You realize when is the right time! Thank You Dr. Desiree."Glenn HiltsPunta GordaAugust 4, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeni Goedken"Dear Dr. Jeni ,
Thank you for helping Bentley yesterday cross the rainbow bridge.
Even though it was sad somehow it was beautiful and I am glad that you were there at the end to help him cross over that bridge. I thought that everything went just perfect."
Rebecca ForrestMountain ViewAugust 4, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amara Hickson"Making the decision to let Simon go was the most difficult thing our family has ever done. Knowing that it is time, and even right for your pet, does not make it any easier. Lap of Love was a great blessing for us through the entire process. And, when the time came, Dr. Amara was beyond wonderful. She understood our heartbreak, and showed us profound empathy and compassion. There is absolutely no way to have made Simon's passing less heartbreaking, but Dr. Amara helped us through it and enabled us to give Simon the beautiful gift of a peaceful passing."Kelly GallimorePowder SpringsAugust 4, 2020Simon's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"I cannot express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Heather Manfredi. My gratitude is enormous for her compassion, kindness, love and true empathy along with her outstanding Veterinary knowledge during the difficult time in our lives with letting go of our beloved
Bella. We first met Dr. Heather when my daughter had to say goodbye to her 10 year old chihuahua. After learning that our 60lb Bruno had an inoperable mass and an enlarged spleen we contacted her to come to our home in August 2019. Less than a year later we would need her again for our almost 15 year old Pug, Bella. With broken hearts she held us lovingly in her arms and helped us to handle the transition from our time with our furry family members to their cross over to Rainbow Bridge. We would not have had the kind of experience in a normal veterinary setting. We had an actual service with an Amazing Human Being whom we will never forget, ever. We will continue to hold her in our hearts forever for loving us through our loss. For those of you who may need to say goodbye to your furry family member please call Laps of Love, its the only way for you and your pet to to let go and let them be at peace with you in your own home. Give them the same love at the end you did all their lives, they deserve it and so do you! Many, many thanks and love to you Dr. Heather, we will never forget you, and Bruno & Bella are looking down at you with gratitude and love as well!!"
Robin CosgroveRocky PointAugust 4, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Charlie Deutsch"I am so glad we found you. Due to the current pandemic the veterinarian office would not allow anyone in to be with our sweet girl while she gained her wings. That wasn’t an option letting her go alone. She hated the vet anyways and she got to pass peacefully at home. Dr. Charlie was amazing kind patient compassionate professional and understanding. He treated our bear like he had known her her whole life. I will never let another animal not be at home even after the pandemic. Sugar bear was a rescue in the first few years of her life we’re not great but she gave us eight years of love and devotion she deserve to be here at home. I’m so glad we found you. Thank you for making such a difficult time for us a little easier and 100% making sugar the most comfortable and peaceful she could’ve ever been. She left this world in her favorite spot surrounded by the people that loved her."Mary BarnwellLake forestAugust 4, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mandi Beckmann"Dr Beckmann was very compassionate and put my family and pet did at ease.She explained everything before hand and during procedure.She made a huge difference in the way she approached everything .. I thank her and so does my family . Dr Mandi is the right person for your needs and comes highly recommended."Matthew KilleenWebsterAugust 4, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toni Knox"Our sweet Katie Scarlett O’Hara was the love our lives and although her health had started to diminish, we could not bear to let her go and asked her for a sign. When her first seizure came On Father’s Day, we knew we could never allow her to suffer needlessly. We turned to Lap of Love for the kind of atmosphere we wanted in ushering her from one life to the next. She suffered 2 more seizures and when it finally came time to say goodbye to our 17 year old lady baby, we knew it was time. It was the most difficult thing we’ve ever had to do, but Dr. Toni was there in a calm and loving way to help us and our beloved baby through it. I feel so grateful that one of the most painful moments in my life was also one of the most beautiful. Saying goodbye to a pet is saying good bye to a family member and my family and I thank Lap of Love and Dr. Toni for treating our Katie with such love and respect. Katie Scarlett O’Hara 3/28/03-7/25/20"Rachel TaylorPhiladelphiaAugust 4, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"It may be hard to pick a date to put your beloved companion to rest . I found that preparing in advance was a good thing. It will never feel like the right time, but it is necessary to prevent suffering. I picked the date for in home euthanasia about 2 weeks in advance. I had to come to terms that my little Levi was no longer capable of having the quality of life he deserved. During the 2 weeks before his passing, I felt like I was betraying my devoted Levi or that his better days were outweighing the bad and maybe he had more time. I also began to feel at peace with my decision. Levi never knew suffering. The trauma of him having seizures or laboring in agony or emergency vet visits were avoided by not waiting too long. The in home euthanasia experience was of course emotional and sad but it was not traumatic. Dr. Elyse was extremely helpful, professional and genuinely caring laying Levi to rest. I'm thankful that my devoted, loyal and loving Levi was able to pass peacefully with his head on my lap where he would stay forever if love alone could keep him. RIP Levi October 24th, 2003 - July 20th, 2020."Celina ShepardNorfolkAugust 4, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nikki Abdulla"Dr. Nikki was so kind and compassionate. She was an angel to us and our girl. God bless her for doing such a hard job- but rewarding in its own way. She gave our girl peace in the comfort of her own home and will never forget her."Shendi BetzHummelstownAugust 4, 2020Xena Marie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Klickman"This was one of the most difficult moments I've had in all my years. But Dr. Rachel was so loving and reassuring that my boy would go peacefully and without pain. She called me as she was on the way to our home and we had a very long conversation where I recounted Bravey's life and the difficulties with his health. The day before she was scheduled to arrive, Bravey had a GREAT day. In fact, I don't recall seeing him so happy. Ever. I was apprehensive of the decision and thought so many times that I was going to cancel because of this. Dr. Rachel gave me perspective that while he may have had a great day, his health was declining and those great days were numbered. It was the best path to allow him to go peaceful without the suffering that would come with the following days. This brought me comfort and allowed me to get out of my selfishness. When she arrived, she walked me through everything and also gave me the worst case scenarios so I wouldn't be shocked. She also allowed me to express my sadness and grief without judgement. When it was time, Brave chose his small walk-in shower to be his final resting place and somehow Dr. Rachel maneuvered in a way that allowed us to both be by his side as he took his last breath. She carried him out on a stretcher that persevered his dignity. I am ever so grateful for the love and support you showed during these difficult times, Dr. Rachel.

Thank you for everything. You will be remembered fondly in Brave's journey.

Thank you,
Melissa"
Melissa GibsonBowieAugust 4, 2020Brave's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sara Barlowe"We are so grateful to have been able to say goodbye to our furry friend, Cooper in our home. We were able to set something up with Lap of Love in a timely manner, so that Cooper did not have to suffer any longer. Dr. Sara was so incredibly kind, patient and professional when she came to our home. She listened, guided and comforted us through a difficult and heartbreaking time. It was a sweet and peaceful goodbye for our family and Cooper."Nancy KrugBryn MawrAugust 4, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shantelle Williams"Second time we have enlisted the services of Lap of Love. Dr. Shantelle Williams assisted us today and was absolutely fantastic. We can't thank the folks at LOL enough for their wonderful caring support. Thank you so much."Robert JonesNew Port RicheyAugust 4, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Beth Ruggles"Dr. Beth was kind and comforting and helped to make Ranger’s final moments calm and peaceful. Her empathy, patience, and understanding made the unbearable just a little more bearable. Thank you, Dr. Beth.
I also want to thank Dr. Danya, who answered the phone when I called to ask about setting up a time to help Ranger pass. I was a basket case but she was so good with me, it felt like I was talking with a friend.
Thank you both, so, SO much. 💕"
Deb RichardsonCincinnatiAugust 4, 2020Ranger's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carrie Dobey"Dr. Dobey made the entire experience as peaceful and loving as possible. Thank you!"Mia and John CaryGreensboroAugust 3, 2020Lucy 's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Chapman"Dr. Chapman.... Thank you!!
You made it so peaceful.... for our angel."
Raymundo RoldanSAN DiegoAugust 3, 2020's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Guillory"Our hearts were so heavy losing our dog Spanky but Dr. Christina and the staff at Lap of Love made the whole process somehow bearable. Spanky went with dignity in the comfort of his home. My husband and I will be forever grateful."Kristy VasquezPearlandAugust 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri"Dr. Taheri,

AKA Jordan, as you introduced yourself, (undoubtedly to make us feel more comfortable, as though an old friend coming to assist us in this) was a blessing. From the moment that you walked into our home, we felt such peace. Your calm, thoughtful, and insightful demeanor; made this very saddening process, so much easier to endure. Our family is forever grateful in your gentle and patient approach, to our beloved Sadie. We are forever grateful, to your professional, yet warm hand. As is her furry brother, Pirate, that was able to lay with us during her goodbye. Words can't express our gratitude.

Warmest Regards,

Mike, Lacey & Pirate"
Lacey & Mike AhernPlantationAugust 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Gibson"Dr. Jessica was very kind and professional. It was so difficult saying goodbye to our cat but the process never felt rushed and she let us have the quality time that we needed during each step. I'm grateful that our cat is no longer in any pain and he was able to pass peacefully at home in a loving environment. Thank you Dr. Jessica for your kindness, compassion and support."Erica NorbyFairfaxAugust 3, 2020Cosmo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeff Carpenter"I had originally been searching on the Lap of Love site for a place to leave a review of my veterinarian and the phone support I received throughout this entire process. Dr. Jeff was absolutely wonderful, and brought so much support and care to the process... beyond what I even thought we would need. He was so comforting, warm, and patient, even kneeling in the dirt and grass because we wanted to put Tank down where he loved to lay and roll in the cool grass in the backyard. He explained everything in detail, was super sweet with the rest of the crazy dogs we wanted there to see their big brother begin his journey. and couldn't have been more professional. I can only imagine how difficult of a job he and the other veterinarians have, but I am so utterly thankful he was there. When we put Tank on the stretcher to carry him to the car, and Dr. Jeff put a soft blanket on him for that last car ride, it somehow made me feel like everything was going to be okay. Thank you so much, Dr. Jeff.

And I need to also leave a shout out to everyone I spoke with in the Support Center. Towards the end, I spoke with both Nick and Ashley, and they were both absolutely wonderful. A very special shout out to Annie Whalen, who I first talked to back in March when we thought it was time for Tank. Annie was the first member of the team I spoke with, and she spent so much patient time getting all the details on Tank's illness, talking me through what the company provides and the processes, even sending me articles on how my other dogs might react to Tank's death. We had a few months were Tank rallied, but when I knew the time I had come, I reached out to Annie again, who immediately called me and got things in motion. We even exchanged pictures of our sweet dogs, so I feel like I met some of her family. :) She couldn't have been more comforting, warm, and amazing. Thank you Annie!! <3"
Lisa CaselloWrenthamAugust 3, 2020Tank's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Gill"Dr Gill is an absolutely sweet person. She helped two of my babies cross over the rainbow bridge. She was so sweet and understanding. Dr Gill took her time and helped us in a very difficult time in our lives. Thank you dr Gill for being there for my babies and for my family during this time. You are a true angel."Melanie HoytKissimmeeAugust 3, 2020Chewy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick"Our heartfelt thanks for your care and attention provided to us yesterday, Sierra. We are fortunate for angels like you."Jeanine MuirPittsburghAugust 3, 2020Bella's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Dr. Bates was a truly compassionate doctor. He made Noel’s passing so peaceful which is what we wanted for our sweet girl. He was patient and very attentive. He made a tough day as bearable as possible."Joan McWilliamsDrexel HillAugust 3, 2020Noel's Pet Memorial