Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Olivieri, DVM"It was a blessing to find Dr Tina. I couldn't feel more grateful for her presence at the end of my boy Saza's time here. She treated him and his life and the process with honor. A moment that I had anticipated with so much dread and fear was beautiful and loving."Jesse SternHollywood, CaliforniaFebruary 27, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Greenlaw, BVMS"My moms cat and companion ,,,,,was deterioratiing,,,,,,,,,,,,I knew on late Saturday that euthanasia was needed,,,,,,,,,,I was shaking with anxiety and called the number

The dispatcher was so kind to me with this descision,,,,,,,,The vet came early the next morning,,, as scheduled...........

The procedure was painless,,,,,and the fact of in home great since Juliet feared the container which meant visit to vets office,,,,

She handled my 89 year mother with grace and compassion,,,,,,,,,,,,I know we will miss our friend feline but know I made the right
choice when I arranged with lap of love.

I have other pets and have the number ready,,,,,,,,,,for inevitable,,,,,,,or pets lives are shorter than humans and this happens.
As well,,,,,,,told my friends about the services you offer,,,,,,

We thank you Doctor for relieving Juliet"s pain,,,,,,,,,and now she is waiting for us at rainbow bridge . God bless you and guide your hands as you do this sacred service for familys

Stuart Lazar Delray Beach"
stuart Lazardelray beach, FloridaFebruary 27, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Porta, DVM"Dr. Laura,
Thank you so much for your support, kindness, and gentleness! Lindsay and I appreciate it more than you will ever know. You provided us the perfect atmosphere to say goodbye to our beloved Spartygirl. The special touches you provided were so thoughtful and went above and beyond anything we expected. Thank you so much for the lifelong memory you created for our family!!"
Matt DerocherHowell, MichiganFebruary 27, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"We had to let our sweet girl Carmen pass on ...It was a heart wrenching decision, but I didn't want her last memory to be.. going to the vet office ( which she hated, I would have to physically pick her up and drag her in) So we found laps of love .....Dr Brad was kind, gentle, understanding and patient ...He made the whole process easy for myself and family. The day our Carmen passed , she was at complete peace, comfortable in her own home,surrounded by her family ...It made the process easier to accept, knowing she was at complete ease....Thank you Dr Brad !"Michelle CromleyPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaFebruary 27, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Alexandra Saura, DVM"Thank you very much for providing these services. Dr. Alexandra Saura was so understanding and gave us great comfort when we decided to let Paddy go. Friends and neighbors were so surprised this service is an option and I can't thank you and Dr. Saura enough for allowing us to say goodbye to Paddy in the comfort of our own home. Paddy will remain in our hearts forever."Carol BekelElmont, NYFebruary 27, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: William Tancredi, DVM"Our 5th bernese mountain dog, Justice, was diagnosed with lung cancer. She apparently had it for at least 5 months and they do such a great job of hiding if sick, and especially cancer, which is so common with this breed anymore. She only had a short time to live and we knew it would not be a good passing. She was beginning to have coughing fits, and was having more difficulty coming out of them. It was so hard to watch her struggle. We knew we had to do something, but the thought of that long drive to the vet office just was too overwhelming. (We have done it 4 times before). I searched and found "Lap of Love" and that they were available in our area (they were not with our last poor boy 4 years ago). I have to say that they were wonderful setting up the appointment. Dr. Bill came to the house and she passed in our arms, such a peaceful passing that I will never forget it. It was such a sad time, but he was great, and really gave us all the time to be with her. He suggested that we have her son, Nate, see her after she passed. He said he felt it always helps for them to see and smell them after they pass. We agreed, and Nate did just that, he went over, sniffed her, and then walked away as if to say, it's ok, I know now. So far, that was a good decision, he seems to not be excited when we leave and doesn't seem to be "looking" for her, even though he had been with her since he was born 4 years ago. I just want to thank Dr. Bill for everything he did for Justice and for his advice, especially with Nate. We are so grateful to have been able to have this service. Sincerely, Crista"Crista M.Riegelsville, PennsylvaniaFebruary 26, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Peter Gollub, DVM"My husband, Mike and I, can not express enough gratitude to Dr. Peter for helping us through this difficult time. Our beloved fur baby Demi was our whole life and will sorely be missed. Demi was diagnosed with bladder cancer in November and continued to fight everyday till his last, February 24th, 2017. Dr. Peter and Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice made this extremely painful and heartbreaking situation a lot less stressful. His kindness and professionalism were unprecedented and we will definitely be recommending his services to anyone we know that is going through a similar situation. Thank you Dr. Peter for treating our fur baby as if he was your own.

Jolene & Mike Harrington (Demi's parents)"
Jolene HarringtonPeabody, MassachusettsFebruary 26, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erica Fry, DVM"Last Saturday was by far the hardest day ever...
We sent our sweet girl Valentine to heaven. Valentine was a very spunky 18 year old tabby cat that melted our hearts from the first time we saw her. She was our princess. She loved to lay as close to the fireplace as possible on cold days...she loved to lay in the sun for hours....she'd snuggle with our 9 year old son for hours each night when he'd go to bed....she loved to be held in our arms like a baby and would stroke our faces with her little paws. She'd purr when you looked at her from across the room.... We love her and miss her so much.
She started to age drastically over the past year to the point where she wasn't eating and drinking...we think she might have had cancer (the regular doc said she had internal bleeding). She was such a blessing in our family that we wanted to give her the gift of passing peacefully in her own home with her family. We didn't want her to be scared at all. Luckily, we came across Lap of Love by a medical assistant at our vets office. We were extremely pleased with Dr. Erica. Under such hard circumstances, she knew exactly what to say...she was very professional, kind, empathetic, warm and caring. What a wonderful doctor for my sweet girl to have in her final moments. Dr. Erica let sweet Valentine go to heaven while in my arms & the gift of that is priceless. It was so wonderful to have a clay paw print too..it was a nice touch during a difficult time. Further, Dr. Erica followed up with an email, a facebook post and a condolence letter. I had an extremely difficult time in the days following our girls passing and Dr. Erica was nice enough to lend and ear and let me express my grief.
It must be a very difficult job to send such beloved pets to heaven and Dr. Erica is the most perfect, heaven sent, veterinarian for the job. I'd recommend her to anyone! Thank you Dr. Erica for giving our sweet girl her angel wings and being so kind and gentle with these beloved pets."
Brooke MettesFort Worth, TexasFebruary 26, 2017Valentine's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler, DVM"Dr. Rene was so great with us and our furbaby, Emma. It was definitely a hard time, but Dr. Rene was lighthearted and sympathetic, explaining the entire process and making us feel very confident in and comfortable with our decision. We sat outside by Emma's favorite spot and had lots of yummy treats. We are so grateful we were able to provide this peace for Emma and our gratitude is endless for Dr. Rene and Lap of Love."Lauren TyburskiLafayette, CaliforniaFebruary 26, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Olivieri, DVM"Dr. Tina was kind and compassionate.

My dog Julio was a 13 years old basset hound and was nearing the end. I thought about taking him to the veterinarian’s office; however, I wanted him to feel the most comfortable he could be on his last day. Through a friend I found Dr. Tina. What brought me to Dr. Tina, was the fact that I wanted Julio to be at home where he lives, and I wanted him to be as comfortable as he could be. I knew that the trip to the veterinarian’s office would have placed stress on him, and also the procedure would have stressed him as well.

When Dr. Tina arrived, she was warm and full of compassion. Julio usually barks at people he does not now or want to touch him; however, he only barked once at Dr. Tina. Dr. Tina took her time and explained everything to us. She wanted to make sure that we were comfortable, and most of all, she wanted to make Julio comfortable.

After the process had ended, I was pleased that she offered to personally take Julio into her vehicle. I was surprised with the cast of his paw print and a lock of his fur. In the end, Dr. Tina made the entire process humane and easy. Her compassion and genuineness showed.

I recommend anyone who is in the same situation to turn to Dr. Tina, because she will treat you and your pet with humility and respect."
Santa Fe Springs, CaliforniaFebruary 25, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: William Tancredi, DVM"To say Dr. Bill was incredible during our ordeal is an understatement. His demeanor was calming and reassuring, especially since I was filled with doubt and inner turmoil over making the decision to end my dog's life. It was an incredibly peaceful process, with Scout even leaning against him as she fell into her deep sleep. It's as if she knew he was there to bring her peace. He brought me peace, as well, and for that I am forever grateful."Crystal WSellersville, PennsylvaniaFebruary 25, 2017Scout's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender, DVM"My sweet greyhound Lacey loved everyone, loved to hug and be hugged. She lived to be 12 years and 8 months. Lacey developed a peripheral nerve disorder and arthritis that made it difficult to get up and sometimes made her stumble. We had yoga mats all over the house so she wouldn't slip. She had wonderful compensation skills, and if she stumbled knew to hop right away with both back legs off the ground to straighten herself out. Lacey was a beautiful example and inspiration because she kept going with an "it doesn't matter" attitude through her difficulties. She knew how much she was loved.
She was a serious cheese lover, begging for cheese each night. I jokingly said it was her medicine, and believe it really was a medicine of sorts.
Those were the good moments.
But each day held increasing difficulty, and I know she was tired.
It is such a painful and personal decision to end your pets life, especially while there are still good times and love being enjoyed.
We've had 3 greyhounds and when they became incapacitated, we found we couldn't just pick them up and take them to the vet. They are awkward to lift, being large deep chested dogs with those long skinny legs.
So on that day I cried and agonized (not in front of Lacey), and made that most difficult decision and phone call that every pet lover dreads.
I spoke to Cheryl, who was very kind and caring, explaining the process and setting the time. Dr. Katie then called to introduce herself and let me know just as Cheryl had that she would be taking very good care of my sweet baby.
Dr. Katie called again just prior to her arrival, continuing to reassure me that Lacey was in good hands.
Dr. Katie was wonderful. It's obvious she has a sincere love for animals and she couldn't have made the experience any better. She came in, exclaimed how beautiful Lacey was and immediately sat down and loved on her. She was unhurried, examining Lacey and taking her medical history while we talked. Lacey was completely comfortable, halfway taking a nap while all this took place Dr. Katie even laid down next to her and petted her as I often do.
Dr. Katie explained everything she was going to do and waited until I was ready.
A really special thing I did not expect was her offer to make a impression of Lacey's paw print and take a lock of her fur for me to have. Both are SO comforting to have.
Praise God He allowed this to happen as it did, for connecting me with Lap of Love, Cheryl and Dr. Katie and that Lacey left having a good day.
Thank you SO much Dr. Katie for making this most difficult time a warm memory filled with love, and for the caring you give to us humans as well. You are an Angel here on earth!
Blessings, Love and Gratitude,
Jacksonville, FloridaFebruary 25, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erica Fry, DVM"Tonight we had to do the hardest thing a pet owner has to do. We had to make the decision to put our 9 year old sweet Bella to rest. We opted for an at home vet to come evaluate Bella and do at home euthanasia if indicated. During a difficult night for Bella last Sunday, I started browsing for guidance online and that is when I found Lap of Love. Dr Erica arrived at our door tonight and gave us a priceless experience, to lay our sweet Girl to rest in the comfort of her own home surrounded by the humans that love her. Dr. Erica gave her sedation to relax her and let us take as long as we needed f to say goodbye before releasing her to rest. Her two brothers got to say goodbye too which meant a lot to us. Dr. Erica, you will forever have a special place in our hearts."Elizabeth RhodesFort Worth, TexasFebruary 25, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Cassady, DVM"Our dog Dunkin was a light in our lives. Robbie and I miss his snuggling, the tap of his nails on our hard wood floors, and the constant companionship. Even our cat notices the loss in our lives. He was a special little guy that will forever be in our hearts. Helping him move on was one of the toughest things I've ever gone through. But, his quality of life had diminished to a point where he was no longer able to cope with his circumstances. When Dr. Lauren arrived at our door, I broke down. Never meeting her before, I just needed that connection and she gave with open arms. I fully respect the work she does. I don't know how she does it , but she was able to make the circumstances, as unbearable as they are emotionally , much easier for all of us. I am so thankful Dunkin could be with us in our home for his last moments. He was loved to the last second of his life and will be with us in memories forever."Jim ClinardAtlanta, GeorgiaFebruary 25, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"Our dear Casey was our 18 1/2 year old deaf cat. She was the sweetest cat we've ever had. She began to stop eating and drinking last week. We knew it was time but we also knew that the final trip to the vet would be a stressful experience for her. A friend of ours told us about Lap of Love. It was the perfect solution. Dr. Brad Bates made this sad situation as painless as possible for all of us. He was very compassionate and understanding. He handled Casey in a very gentle manner, making the process go smoothly. We have already begun to tell our "pet friendly" friends and relatives about this wonderful service. We are truly advocates for Lap of Love."Suzanne and Glenn EverittLanghorne, PennsylvaniaFebruary 25, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd, DVM"It was so difficult to know that I had to say good-bye to my 6 year old cat, Rocky. He was diagnosed with a very rare cancer. From the moment I called Lap of Love, I felt the love, compassion, and care. Dr. Annie came to my home on a Sunday and she was a blessing in our time of need. She spent time with me and Rocky. We talked about all different options. She was just amazing.. Rocky passed in his own home with me right by his side. He was under no stress and to know he would not suffer was a relief. It is always hard to say good bye to our loving animals, but i can't say enough about Lap of Love and Dr. Annie. They also take care of whatever you decide for a memorial of your pet. If you are struggling with the decision to say goodbye, I recommend Lap Of Love."michele kirbywindermere, FloridaFebruary 24, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sandra Simko, DVM"Tuesday was one of the hardest days I had in a long time. I have had many in the past 2 years but this day was the worst.
I stayed awake all night struggling with letting my Sophie go. I was physically sick. When I knew in my heart it was right, I called Lap of Love. I spoke to Donna, who was wonderful. Kind, understanding and compassionate. We scheduled Dr. Simko to come at 3P.M. and the day seemed endless. My stomach was sick all day, and I couldn't stop crying. I have 2 other dogs, Francis and Pearle and we were a team. They went everywhere with me. Such a void now.
Dr. Simko is an angel herself. Wished she was in private practice. I can't find a Vet I really like or trust. Just started with a new one for Francis, he has a sensitive stomach. Hoe she works out, so far she is good.
Dr.Simko was kind, compassionate, and made this awful experience bearable. Sophie died peacefully, and with dignity. We should all be so lucky in this difficult world.
She took care of Sophie and did things I just could not do. She hugged me with sincerity and we talked awhile about the work I
use to do. She listened intently and showed me she cared. What a blessing she is.
So, the aftermath is heart wrenching and grief takes so much time. The pain never really goes away for animal or human, we just get by somehow, I think with many little holes in our hearts that heal with painful scars. But we can't forget the happy memories, that made us love them so much.
Sophie was one of my angels and I hope she is playing and happy with all those that went before her, and smiling down at me, saying: "Don't worry Mom, I am O.K. now and happy!! I want you to be one day also. God take care of my Sophie Love, rose."
rose Christencranford, New JerseyFebruary 24, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Courtney Brookens Graham, DVM"My wife, Nancy, and I will always be grateful for the compassion, dignity and respect that Dr. Graham showed our girl Skater at the end of her 14 year life. Dr. Graham was exceedingly patient with us, giving us the time, privacy and kindness we needed to say goodbye. It is the hardest thing a pet owner has to do, but doing it in our home made it as compassionate as it could be.

Additionally, the young man who delivered Skater's ashes the next day was very polite, dignified and genuinely sorry for our loss.

Thanks, Doc."
David BassettRoyal Oak, MichiganFebruary 24, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: William Tancredi, DVM"Dr B,
Was so very kind, gentle and caring during our time of grief. He took the time to explain the procedure in a caring and respectful manner. We are so grateful to Dr. B and Lap of Love for allowing our family to honor Ozzie gracefully and with dignity during his time of passing.
The Baer Family"
Donna BaerBirdsboro, PennsylvaniaFebruary 23, 2017Ozzie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Gardner, DVM"I had to say goodbye to my old girl Bebe in November of last year. Like all animal lovers, we want to extend their time here with us as long as possible with proper medications and an abundance of love and attention.... and in some cases that works for awhile.
For me the hardest part of letting go is knowing when it's the right time. With Dr. Mary's guidance I was able to let go before crisis mode set in, which would have been the worst possible scenario.
My girl had a beautiful, stress free send off in her own home and on her own bed. She was at peace, which in turn brought peace to my heart. Lap of Love was the best gift I could've given to both of us.
For anyone struggling with this very difficult decision I highly recommend contacting Lap of Love. What an amazing and much needed service they provide. God bless the entire staff, particularly Dr. Mary Gardner - thank you for your love and emotional support!"
Cheryl BrownYorba Linda, CaliforniaFebruary 23, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman, DVM"I would like to thank Dr. Toby for helping me through this difficult time. I was uncertain what to expect, and didn't want my sweet girl Ruby to be in any discomfort. He made me feel at ease, and Ruby was treated with the up most respect and caring. His thoughtfulness will never be forgotten."Arlene ReposaLas Vegas, NevadaFebruary 23, 2017Ruby's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Leslie Peltier, DVM"Dr. Leslie, I am very thankful to have found you in Blossom's time of need. Your skill made this a peaceful experience for her. And the compassion and dignity that you brought to the situation made this a far more tolerable experience for me, too. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor."Trent HanesColumbus, OhioFebruary 23, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Betsy King, DVM"Dr King came to our house on Tuesday, 2/21 and euthanized our beloved dog Niki. She was very professional and empathetic. She explained the process and made Niki relax during the whole process. Both my wife and I want to thank Dr. King for the way she presented herself, but of most importance how she comforted Niki during her time with her. It was an experience we will never forget."Tom PlataniaRaleigh, North CarolinaFebruary 22, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Courtney Brookens Graham, DVM"Deciding to have Dr. Courtney Graham come to my home for Pookie was the best decision I could make, at a very difficult time. Dr. Courtney was wonderful, understanding, in no hurry. She wanted to hear all about Pookie and her life. God bless her for what she does."Christine StephensonShelby Township, MichiganFebruary 22, 2017Pookie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Tanis, DVM"There are no words to thank Dr. Amy for the care and compassion that she showed to Gabbi. On one of the hardest days for myself and my family she was more than compassionate and understanding, she treated Gabbi as if she was her own. You could feel from Dr. Amy that every word she spoke she meant from her heart and that meant everything to us. Thank you Dr. Amy for helping Gabbi to finally be able to rest peacefully and no longer have to be in pain. And thank you for being genuine and have such a kind heart. You helped make a very hard day a little easier. We are very grateful to you!"Angie LogsdonCharlotte, North CarolinaFebruary 22, 2017Gabbi's Pet Memorial