Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jade Tenberg, DVM"Dr. Jade always knows when you need a few extra minutes and
a few extra kisses. She has helped me twice now and just her
calm and loving demeanor has gotten me through the worst days
of loving a dog. She always lets you know that there is no time
limit and does her most important job with grace and love for
not only the pet but the owner as well. Thank you again
Dr. Jade for doing the hard work. We couldn't get through it
without you."
Rosemary RicoGibsonton, FloridaJanuary 19, 2017Jake's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: William Tancredi, DVM"A few days ago I made one of the hardest decisions of my life and want to personally thank William Tancredi, for helping me get through it. I spent months trying to come to terms with the inevitable outcome of my baby's stage four lymphoma, and possibility of in home euthanasia. I chose this service after some research and was so relieved to find his approach and professionalism exceed my expectations. Thank you so much William. So glad people like you are out there to help people like me and mine when we're at our worst."Phil SteinBethlehem, PennsylvaniaJanuary 18, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Tanis, DVM"Dr. Amy is truly gifted. She showed so much kindess, empathy, and patience towards us and our cat, Lucy. We couldn't imagine going through it without her help. She made it "easier" than it could have been otherwise. She wanted to know all about Lucy and her story. She talked us through everything and made sure Lucy was calm and comfortable before proceeding with the difficult part of saying goodbye.
Then she sent us an email later that day, filled with sympathy and encouraging words. We just received a card yesterday in the mail too. We can't thank Dr. Amy enough for everything she has done for us."
Indian Land, S. CarolinaJanuary 18, 2017Lucy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis, DVM"It's so devastating to say goodbye to a best friend, but saying goodbye at home makes it a bit more bearable. Thank you to Dr. Dana for sharing such a precious moment with us... your compassion and professionalism are such a blessing to pet lovers.
Laura and Brad CooperRaleigh, North CarolinaJanuary 18, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman, DVM"Dr Toby,

Hello! Kiera, Alex, and Myself would really like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for coming to the house in our time of need. We appreciate the time you took to explain the process and the time you gave us with our baby Roxy before we had to say goodbye. We've been taking it one day at time and sure do miss our Roxy Beany but with your help we know we made the right decision. Right as you were getting ready to leave the house it started to rain very faintly and when I walked back in the house and looked out the window we seen a big full rainbow and just knew that was our baby letting us know she made it to the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you again Dr Toby for all of your compassion and understanding during this difficult time!

Thank You,
Amber NelsonHenderson, NevadaJanuary 18, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Dr. Heather,
I can't thank you enough for your compassion at this most difficult time. I've done this 2 times before and although they were all very peaceful this experience felt a bit more soothing..thanks to your grace and kindness to absolute strangers..and to my Smooches..God bless you

Linda RuggierGreenlawn, NYJanuary 18, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Emily Miller, DVM"I cannot thank Dr. Emily enough for making this awful day just a little bit easilier for us. She was very calm, professional, and listened intently. She gave us as much time as we needed to say goodbye and was extremely patient. Dr. Emily is wonderful!"Katie JamesCincinnati, OhioJanuary 18, 2017Tookie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"We will always be grateful to Dr. Page for her compassion and warmth. She helped us through the very difficult process of saying goodbye to our sweet Stormy and turned what was to us a sad, scary situation into an calming, uplifting experience. She was extremely gentle and kind to Stormy and very reassuring and respectful of our feelings throughout. We will definitely recommend Lap of Love to others, as they provide a valuable and much needed service."Scott KolodgeLong Beach, CaliforniaJanuary 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Spitzer, DVM"My 17 year old tabby cat's quality of life due to disease had been declining for some time and it was time for her to be free once again. Dr. Jessica was wonderfully heartfelt, respectful, and knowledgeable, and it was clear from the first phone call that this time encompassed far more than just a doctor visit and a procedure.

Ally and I took the time we needed throughout without pressure. After she peacefully passed, Dr. Jessica lovingly placed her in her final resting box, covered her with another blanket, and folded the top back, so my last image was my girl sweetly resting in a soft bed. I am so thankful our last moments were tenderly shared in the peace of our own home.

Thank you, Dr. Jessica 🐈"
Katie SCalabasas, CaliforniaJanuary 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lisa Littlejohn, DVM"Thank you Dr. Lisa.
It’s hard to express gratitude on how compassionate you were during a difficult time with our cherished Simon without getting choked up. Deborah and I will forever remember you and talk warmly about your amazing ability to comfort pet owners during end of life events.

Thank you for posting a memorial for Simon. It brought on smiles.

Simon is home now, after his visit to Faithful Friends . Rachael and Damon were vey respectful with Simon and our wishes.
I would recommend to them to anyone in the surrounding area.

Simon departure is still hard to get use to. We miss him dearly.

Lastly, thank you for notifying Dr. Mark Twilla at Sunshine Animal Hospital. He called Deborah shortly afterwards to express his sympathy and support. We are blessed to get such attention over Simon.

We’d like to do something special for you after coming into our lives during difficult times.

Best wishes,
Kris Brown
Deborah Pinnick"
Kris BrownWebster, FloridaJanuary 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lisa Littlejohn, DVM"Thank you so much for that , It was so thoughful....It hasnt been easy without Bunny, The other cats are greiving as well it is very sad but we are moving through a day at a time....Thank you so much for EVERY SINGLE THING YOU DID you made it PERFECT for us to have closure.... I still cringe when I think of what happened with our last angel....anyhow I can never thank you enough seriously never you are amazing blessing and angel all in one from the very bottom of my heart....I know we will see you again , and I wouldnt have it any other way....thank you Dr Lisa.....

throws confetti"
Kelly RobinsonZephyrhills, FloridaJanuary 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lisa Littlejohn, DVM"Thank you so much! My husband said that you made a very difficult time in our lives much easier! We truly appreciate your kindness with Rocky as well as our family. We are grieving Rocky and the house is def. Empty right now. Rocky gave us over 14 years and was a great dog and is truly missed! Again thank you for making a very difficult and hard time a little easier!

Debbie Arlie and family"
Debbie HoskinsSpring Hill, FloridaJanuary 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Charlotte Hotchkiss, DVM"Dr. Hotchkiss was amazing. She was so kind and gentle. She assured us that Shinji would find the peace that he and we were looking for for him. Dr. Hotchkiss' gentle voice and demeanor really helped us, me especially, to feel that Shinji wouldn't and didn't feel a thing and that we made the right decision. I do not think that without her, we would have been able to help Shinji ease his pain and suffering in such a peaceful way."Tracy CSeattle, WashingtonJanuary 17, 2017Mr. shinji pink's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Dosal, DVM"Lauren was very affectionate and comforting to my family and I, as well as to George. She informed of us what was going to happen and she didn't proceed with anything unless we were ready. She let us say goodbye and to cuddle him all that we wanted. She was very gentle with the process, which allowed us to have a sense of peace when it was time to say goodbye to our sweet George. She assured as that George was well loved and that we did the best thing for him. Thank you for being there for us and for helping us thru this very rough time in our lives."Renee and Michael MecomberAurora, ColoradoJanuary 16, 2017George's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Isaac Martinez, DVM"My Beautiful Sweet Priscilla got sick and we did not want to watch her suffer anymore. She was a part of our family for 11 years.
The decision to let her go to the Rainbow Bridge is never an easy one, but Dr. Isaac from Lap Of Love was just so amazing. His compassion, kindness and caring helped us including Priscilla get through this most difficult time. Even our Prissy felt comfortable with Dr. Isaac, by even giving him her paw when he arrived that evening.
She was surrounded by love at the end and went so peacefully. Even Dr. Isaac was on the floor with us all. Talking to us and to her and rubbing her soft belly. This is the Ultimate gift of LOVE.. you can give to a member of your family. We wanted to say Thank you to Lap of Love for having such Wonderful Doctors on their staff and especially for Dr. Isaac Martinez who is just such a Special Person. It is so nice to know that such a Wonderful Organization exist."
EILEEN MESSACutler Bay, FloridaJanuary 16, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Betsy King, DVM"Our sweet old Basset hound, Belvedere, had congestive heart failure. We signed up with Lap of Love about a month and a half before we needed them because we wanted to be prepared. The online resources that explained how to know when it is time and recommended that we not to wait until he showed great suffering (especially because Belvedere is a stoic dog who seldom showed that he was suffering). We called Lap of Love at about 4:46P on a Friday, and Dr. Betsy was at our house by a bit after 6P. She evaluated Belvedere and validated our decision by explaining what she observed about his health and well-being, which helped us tremendously. Dr. Betsy listened to us tell ridiculous stories about Belvedere and our other dogs (and even included our other dogs in Belvedere's memorial). She patiently guided us through the process and enabled Belvedere to transition peacefully in his own bed. He was with his sister Basset (Tippy) and us at the end. The sedation allowed him to breathe more easily and rest before he went to the Rainbow Bridge; seeing him breathing peacefully, rather than being anxious and stressed out, made the transition easier us. Dr. Betsy was gentle and respectful.

Making this decision for our sweet old guy was very hard, but we left the experience knowing that it was the right choice for our boy. Being able to move through the process slowly, rather than on a schedule, allowed us to honor Belvedere's pace. We miss him terribly; he had so much love for everyone."
Heather KaneDurham, North CarolinaJanuary 16, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordy Merrifield, DVM"Dr Jordy was so professional and compassionate. She handled this difficult task with patience and very real empathy or our family and Coco. We are very happy our vet recommended Lab of Love and will use them in the future. Thanks again Dr Jordy for the great care and follow up afterward."Mike & Michelle TothValrico, FloridaJanuary 16, 2017Coco's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erica Fry, DVM"Erica was an answer to our prayers. We had recently moved from Kentucky, and was having a hard time adjusting to the veterinary practices here. I was accustomed to having a compassionate, caring vet with a bedside manners. She sat in the floor with our family and other fur babies, and helped make us feel at peace with our decision and made sure we understood and knew when everything was happening. Its difficult for us to find such a compassionate friend for my animals.
When we needed to make the final decision, We searched and found Lap of Love. We were so happy to be able to let Smokey have his final breaths at home.
Erica was very empathetic, patient, compassionate and extremely professional. From the moment she arrived, she was supportive. At no point did she make us feel rushed. She gave us as much time as we needed to say our goodbye. And it was very helpful that she arranged for Smokeys journey to his resting place.
I will always remember our final moments with Smokey. He was comfortable, there was no pain or struggle for him at the end.
I am eternally thankful to Dr.Erica Fry and the her team at Lap of Love in the Dallas Texas area.
Their team is the most compassionate, empathic individuals when you are making the most difficult decision about our fur babies life.
Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts."
Mary KaiserDuncanville, TexasJanuary 16, 2017Smokey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Dosal, DVM"After 17+ years of amazing companionship I had to make a very difficult decision. Dr. Lauren's soft, caring, kind approach to both my sweet Ellie and our family made this experience not as awful as I had anticipated. She explained everything to us in a calm caring voice and then very gently gave Ellie a heavy seditive. In no time at all, Ellie was the most relaxed we had seen her in months. After tears and talk, Dr. Lauren injected the overdose and Ellie peacefully left. After making a paw impression and clipping her tail hair, Dr. Lauren gently placed her body in a basket bed snuggled in her blanket and we said our final "I love yous". I would not hestitate to recommend Lap of Love to anyone!"Barbara Herbel HendricksEnglewood, ColoradoJanuary 16, 2017Ellie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nancy Rodriguez, DVM"I would like to thank Dr. Elinka Beck for all the years of love and care she gave to Pickle. She loved him like her own.
Thank You Dr. Nancy Rodrigues for helping Pickle cross over. You were so kind and gentle. It meant so much so having him in the comfort of his home with his loved ones with him."
Tony and Donna CarnesAiken, S. CarolinaJanuary 16, 2017Pickle's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Dear Dr. Heather.

A simple "thank you" will not suffice or even begin to describe the level of gratitude we have for you and Lap of Love. Your kindness and presence made this sad occasion one of comfort and the love you showed Melon was beyond anything we could have expected, or even hope for.

We are forever grateful and indebted for your compassion and service and you will always have a special place in our hearts.....and Melon's.

With love,

Michael and Darlene"
Michael NersesianWantagh, NYJanuary 16, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristina Kalivoda, DVM"Dr. Kristina was so supportive and caring in proceeding with the body care portion of the service, and I was so touched by her remembering all the things I had told her of Ruskin and recounting these things in her post on Lap of Love's FB page in her tribute to Ruskin. Also impressive was how quickly she arrived and calling in advance to estimate exact time of arrival, and how understanding Lap of Love was in general regarding previous cancelled appointments (after Ruskin had a couple of unexpected brief improvements). I would highly recommend Dr. Kristina. I never felt rushed, and felt that I could be myself and grieve in my own way while she was here. Lap of Love is a truly professional service and Dr. Kristina a caring and professional vet, and they all made a very difficult time much more bearable. And my wife and I have nothing but good things to say about the private cremation services that we received the next day from Lap of Love's partner, Family's Pet Cremation. It was very dignified and compassionate. Not once did we feel like we were being sold a product. Rather we were given sincere consideration and time to grieve, and they were flexible in working with us as regards scheduling of any included or extra services we purchased (in our case, in addition to pickup, we elected to purchase viewing rights, which was very important for us, since my wife could only be there for that and thus hadn't had an earlier chance to say goodbye to Ruskin). They had a very nice small viewing room similar to a funeral parlor, which really helped to provide dignity and closure to the whole experience."Brian SweneyChicago, IllinoisJanuary 15, 2017Ruskin's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Emily Miller, DVM"Dr. Emily was so kind during the difficult process of putting our puppy to sleep. She was patient and thoughtful and at no time did she make us feel rushed or uncomfortable. The tears were flowing and she just let them come. She was so tender with our dog and clearly wanted him to go with the least amount of pain possible. She talked us through the entire process and made sure we were comfortable. She even hugged us at the end and sent a sweet email the next day. While nothing in this decision was easy, her calm presence helped significantly."Cincinnati, OhioJanuary 15, 2017Bolan J. Dog's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Gorney, BVMS"Dr. Erin was so wonderful in helping us with the passing of our dog Bay. My wife and I both remarked how Bay, as ill and sluggish as she was, responded to Erin with the most alert look of regard and friendship I had seen on her in a while. Having Bay put down at home was a great decision, it has made grieving so much easier, but we were so lucky someone as compassionate as Dr. Erin was the vet we got."Troy BoonePittsburgh, PennsylvaniaJanuary 15, 2017Bay's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"When it was time to put my beloved Reno, an 85 pound mixed Rottie/Burmese mountain dog, down I knew it was the right thing to do. She had health issues from the moment I rescued her. But her disposition never changed and she remained my companion for over 10 years. Using Laps of Love made my decision so much more clear. I got to stay with my dog while she peacefully passed away. I am so thankful for Dr. Amanda's compassion and sincerity. My dog went to her the minute she walked in the door. I would recommend this organization to anyone feeling the sadness and stress of making this decision."Diana MiddletonLong Beach, CaliforniaJanuary 15, 2017
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