Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Webster-Boden DVM"Dr. Jessica was so understanding, compassionate & helpful. I am so grateful for her help in helping me make sure Obi went to sleep feeling safe, content & comfortable in my arms in her home. It was a beautiful gift, a blessing for me to have the help I needed to do that. And Dr. Jessica helped me, too. I wanted to be calm, to keep Obi calm so she could go peacefully. It was very difficult. And having Dr. Jessica there to help made something so difficult easier, it's never easy. I am very thankful for her help."Sue EllisDallas, TexasJanuary 17, 2018Obi's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Spitzer, DVM"This week I had to say goodbye to my little love Kitt Miller.
She came into my life when my son insisted on a kitten and I said No, well Eight years later and a cat that thought she was a little person, constant conversation and greeting we at the door everyday, letting me know who was okay to date and who was not. Kitt became my best friend. So saying goodbye was rough;Lap of Love’s Dr.Jessica made this experience peaceful, respectful and loving. I am thankful for the experience as I did not want to stress my Kitt by taking her into the Vet and she went on an up day in the privacy of her home in my arms. Thank you Dr. Jessica for making this experience a peaceful loving moment."
Sheri MillerSimi Valley, CaliforniaJanuary 17, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Betsy King, DVM"I cannot begin to thank you for your warm, calming presence in helping us send Winston to get his wings. I’ve experienced putting a pet to sleep before, and this was SO much better than I could have even imagined. Winston left this world with such a calm and peaceful look on his face. We greatly appreciate all your tender touches and how easy it was to be ourselves around you. I will be writing reviews and singing your praises to everyone I know who comes to this difficult moment. The house has certainly been quiet and lonely without him here, but I picked up his ashes today, and we’ve made plans to take a trip to his favorite spot to scatter them. I can’t imagine how hard your job must be, but please oh please keep doing it for as long as possible. You have no idea how much comfort you were able to give us in Winston’s final day."Beth ZiefleDurham, North CarolinaJanuary 17, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cary Mackey, DVM"My sweet Lily was almost 17, and had been my constant companion for all of that time. She was never more than 8 pounds and a few ounces so she went with me everywhere. She was a "Velcro dog" and we both liked it that way. Friends and family alike adored her, and because she was such a good dog, she was always welcomed everywhere. She never made a mistake or a wrong move. She was just naturally perfect. Letting her go was like losing a limb and it was certainly the hardest decision I've ever made, but she was starting to suffer and I couldn't let that happen. I asked a lot of questions of her vet, and finally decided to invite Dr. Cary Mackey to be with us and help Lily to let go of the pain. Dr. Cary was a godsend. She was so compassionate and gentle. She reassured both of us. Her gentleness with Lily was in keeping with the life Lily had always lived, and I was able to share our last private moments with my baby in the room she loved best. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Cary for the concern and respect she showed to my sweet little girl. She treated her with love and respect and I could not have asked for more."Pat FlemingVinings, GeorgiaJanuary 17, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan, DVM, MPH"I lost my beloved kitty cat named Furby today. I am without adequate words to express my appreciation for the experience I had today with Lap Of Love. I've never seen such compassion that the vet had toward us and my Furby. It was a very sad but rewarding experience."T. L.St. Louis, MissouriJanuary 16, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan, DVM, MPH"“Dr. Morgan was very gentle and compassionate and thoroughly answered all my many questions. Euthanizing a pet is one of the toughest decisions to make and I was heartbroken, but doing it at home made all the difference. He was in his happy home (all toasty in his favorite place in front of the fireplace) without the stress of the vet clinic and it couldn't have been more peaceful. Dr. Morgan was so gentle that our cat didn't even flinch with the sedation medication. Plus, we were allowed to hold him and comfort him throughout the whole process. I never expected it would be so easy for him. I am so happy we chose Lap of Love and grateful for Dr. Morgan's help. Thank you so very much."Betsy T.Webser Groves, MissouriJanuary 16, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Bruce, DVM, CVA"Dr. Kim was incredibly kind and caring. She made Agility's transition to the next world peaceful and pain free. Thank you!"Lesley MillhouserDenver, ColoradoJanuary 16, 2018Agility's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Webster-Boden DVM"The hardest part about losing a dog you’ve loved isn’t about saying goodbye, it’s about how your whole world changes and the emptiness that’s left in your heart when they go. My Fred was a member of my family for over 15 years and my most well behaved child. He lived a wonderful life with a cup of coffee and 2 walks every day. There will never be another boy like him. Dr. Jessica Webster-Boden and Lynn Gipprich were outstanding with their empathy and compassion for my family in this tragic time. Dr Jessica took the time to explain everything in detail and made sure we understood how the procedure would go. She truly has a gift in her profession. We will be forever grateful to you for making our Fred's last moments comfortable."Annie FensterDallas, TexasJanuary 16, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch, DVM"Dr. Sally came to my home to evaluate 2 of my 3 dogs (2 are geriatric!). I found Lap of Love online when I was searching for an answer for the right time to say goodbye to my dog. I thought this was a great idea, the dogs always get so stressed out when we go to the vet and I wanted them to be comfortable in the home they love. Dr. Sally came and we instantly felt comfort and compassion from her. She took her time and explained so much to us about when to know to let go. She gave us ideas on how to make things easier for the dogs at this time in their life. She even came out of her way on a cold rainy night to see us. Her compassion towards us as a family was very comforting. She truly has a gift. Not only Dr. Sally but everyone in the office whenever I had to call with a question or to schedule an appointment everyone there is truly amazing and compassionate. Thank you for getting us through a very difficult decision."Kim ScroxtonBillerica, MassachusettsJanuary 16, 2018Sam's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Gies, DVM"I cannot thank Dr. Katie enough for her service. Lap of Love was very professional and did not try to sell upgraded services on such an emotional time. Dr. Katie so warm and kind to Cami as well as to our family. She handled herself with utmost tenderness. Cami *was* part of the family. Since I worked out of my house she was by my side most days. I cannot express my gratitude once again for Dr. Katie's kindness. We all held Cami to the end. I was so afraid I would not be able to sleep that night but knowing how she was loved and cared for from the day we brought her home, to the time she left, my mind was at rest."Columbia, S. CarolinaJanuary 16, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nancy Rodriguez, DVM"It was beautiful, calm and a perfect way to say goodbye! Nancy, the vet was the kindest, most gentle and caring lady. She came in and got to know her and love on her. Cricket never felt a thing... she gave her two Reese's peanut butter things and she was so busy eating those she did not even notice the sedation shot!! It was still hard of course... both of us a basket case but I am so glad I called Nancy of Lap of Love to help with this!! I told her my friend commented about what a beautiful and compassionate service. It is truly her calling!! She wanted to hear about Cricket and all her stories at the beach and her life!! Sweet!! Tom dug the hole by her kitty friend Mattie and I started a fire in the fire pit!! As I looked up and commented... I am surprised the Hawk has not been here. Tom commented he probably is sitting out there observing!! At that moment a hawk flew over our heads very low and that was the perfect final God touch!! She is over the rainbow bridge!! 🐾🌈🐾❤️"Bren DeVaneyNorth Augusta, S. CarolinaJanuary 15, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashleigh Rhoades, DVM"We'd like to thank Dr. Ashleigh Rhodes, who made a very difficult day one of peace in our home. Her sincerity, kindness and professionalism helped Samantha pass to the Rainbow Bridge on her pillow in our home, surrounded by her family. We also wish to thank Cortnie who we spoke to on the phone the night before, to make arrangements. Her communication of the process and what we needed to do and what to expect was exactly what we needed. We appreciate the communication and information you passed along to us via email afterwards as well. Thank you so very much. We appreciate that you are there when needed for our very special family members."Carol CarrasRenton, WashingtonJanuary 15, 2018Samantha's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Hasenfratz, DVM"Dr. Julie has truly met her calling. She was the most compassionate person and not only took care of my dog but took care of me too. I will recommend her to everyone!"Pam AldenBroomfield, ColoradoJanuary 15, 2018Annie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heba Kashkosh, DVM"Dr. Heba was absolutely wonderful. Her compassion and love showed through in every way. Thank you for making this difficult event a beautiful one until the end!"Sonja MunozBradenton, FloridaJanuary 15, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"Dr Brad helped my Drucilla pass last week. She was a 16 year old cat who was with me for the past 16 years.
Drucilla was taken off the streets when she was about a year old. She had been fixed and declawed but somehow
became lost or abandoned. Therefore, she had some feral tendencies so his task wasn’t easy. She developed a large
mammary tumor and seemed to be in pain. Dr. Brad was professional and showed great patience and kindness to Drucilla.
He also showed respect for her remains after she had passed.
I would recommend him and Lap of Love if anyone needs this kind of service.
Drucilla was able to pass peacefully and that has given me comfort."
Kate HalusPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaJanuary 15, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler, DVM"I adopted Brady when his family surrendered him at 8 years old and gave him to a local German Shepherd Rescue that I work with. Adoption days came and went for this loveable guy I suspect due to his age. I agreed to take him as a foster and fell in love with him! He was so smart, well behaved, loved averyone and not the least bit aggressive, his ears were always Up! He started loosin weight and after multiple blood tests they found his Thyroid was off but couldn't be treated as that would cause more weight loss, so we tried meds and cane back just 3 weeks later for a follow up visit and the Vet had noticed something in his abdomen and suggested an XRay which sadly showed one massive cancerous tumor in his entire abdominal cavity and no options, she urged me to put him down ASAP before it ruptured, I was devestayed and found Dr. Rene the next day and scheduled The in home procedure in 72 hours. Counting the seconds I'd have left with him was horrible! Dr. Rene arrived and immediately he took to her and they shared treats, sat on the floor together, she was very helpful educating me about how strong he was after seeing the cancer in person and assured me he held on just to be with me and his people but he was very sick and suffering. The procedure was calm and peaceful and he went easily with me right there. We all know these days shall come but doing it this way was better than anything I could have imagined and my hearts 💔 Forever but he had her with him too and I'm sure the 4 years I had him were the best years of his entire life. Rest easy Budda, I love you forever🐾😇💙💙💙💙"Debbie B.San Ramon, CaliforniaJanuary 15, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Gies, DVM"Dr Katie was patient, compassionate and kind. Some angels walk the earth. She treated L.O.U.I.E. like he was her own kitty."Will and Jen Hatchell and PlaszczenskiColumbia, S. CarolinaJanuary 15, 2018L.o.u.i.e. Hatchell's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman, DVM"I’m so thankful for the Lap of Love. We talked to Rachel and Rose who are so understanding and kind, helping us with all the information and preparation for Dr. Toby’s visit. Dr. Toby explained everything and made it more understandable. Your sweet face was at peace when he took your pain away. Our hearts our broken, we will always carry you in our heart and forever love you. We will see you again in heaven."Cassandra WebsterLas Vegas, NevadaJanuary 14, 2018Cali's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan, DVM, MPH"Our doctor was very gentle, compassionate and thoroughly answered all my many questions. Euthanizing a pet is one of the toughest decisions to make and I was heartbroken, but doing it at home made all the difference. He was in his happy home without the stress of the vet clinic and it couldn't have been more peaceful. Thank you so very much."J. T.St. Louis, MissouriJanuary 14, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender, DVM"I can't imagine a better person to assist me in such a difficult time. My dog Petey was my first baby. I had her for a third of my life so the idea of her gone was devastating. Dr. Katie was so loving, understanding, and compassionate the entire time. She explained gently the entire process and from start to finish I really felt like I had a good friend in my living room saying goodbye to Miss Petey with me. I can't thank you enough for everything you've done for us both. You made Petey's last moments beautiful and warm."Rachel PollockSaint Augustine, FloridaJanuary 14, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Klickman, DVM, CVA"Rachel was extremely sensitive to our love for Blue. She immediately understood how difficult the decision was for us. I can't imagine allowing our Blue to leave us any other way. Rachel provided the best care and attention possible during this very heart-wrenching time in our lives. We take solace in knowing that she enabled us to allow Blue, our angel, to leave our world in our company, in her favorite spot, with us by her side every second."Dan JohnsonBowie, MarylandJanuary 14, 2018Blue (blueberry)'s Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Alexandra Saura, DVM"I will forever miss my JAKE. He is forever in our hearts. Dr. Alex made this process comfortable. I never knew someone could make me feel so comfortable and at ease about taking my baby away. Thank you so much for allowing us to grieve, to cry, and to fully let our baby go. Dr. Alex was a blessing whom i trust. I LOVE YOU JAKE!"Ana RiveraBronx, NYJanuary 14, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd, DVM"Please review my Message..."Jeff KingWinter Springs, FloridaJanuary 14, 2018Weaver's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Suzanne Cosentino, DVM"We decided to use Lap of Love to say goodbye to our wonderful cat, Simon, in our home. Making the decision to say goodbye was one of the hardest things we have had to do but we could not have asked for a better person than Dr. Suzanne Cosentino to be there with us through the experience. She was professional and kept us informed of the process but did a great job relating to us and keeping the environment peaceful for Simon's last moments. She was genuine and kind. If you ever have the misfortune of needing her services, I highly recommend her."Katelen SchnellOverland Park, KansasJanuary 14, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sarah Flott, DVM"Dr. Sarah Flott was SO AMAZING. From her actions down to her every word. She spoke so kindly & said everything perfect. She was so gentle and caring with Sugar. She also played with & loved on our kitten, Akuma. I will refer everyone to her forever because she made Sugars last moments so much easier for not just Sugar but for us as well. We appreciate her so much."Round Rock, TexasJanuary 14, 2018Sugar's Pet Memorial