Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff, DVM"We are grateful that loving hospice care is available for the furrier members of our family. Dr. Dawnetta was a gifted guide on her initial visit which made planning a peaceful death for Lizzie our gift to her in the face of end-stage lymphoma. With Dr. Dawnetta's help, we were able to offer our sweet golden the opportunity to really enjoy her final week. And she did... getting up on the furniture for the first time, having a popcorn happy hour every evening, and even dumpster diving! In the end, she died peacefully; loved by us and in the sweet and capable care of Dr. Dawnetta. We should all be so blessed."Sally ThomasSt. Louis, MissouriMarch 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"Dr. Jordon with Laps of Love came to our home to assist our Scruffie in making her journey over the Rainbow. Thank you Dr Jordon for your kindness and understanding in helping us to give Scruffie a peaceful, stress-free transition. She was our special family member for over 16 years. She would have been 18 in June. The 1st year of her life was spent on the streets of Miami fending for herself thru garbage cans and hand outs. We adopted her from Miami Pet Rescue when she was 18 months . She was a true Survivor. She was a good girl from the very beginning loving her life with us boating, swimming, chasing iguanas off the dock, jogging down the street with Tom, her Dad and just loving life. She was so grateful to us and us to her. We will miss our Scruffie. She was the best and there will never be another like her. Thank you Dr Jordon for caring for our Scruffie and helping us to say goodbye to our special girl."Cheryl DePretoroPompano Beach, FloridaMarch 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"Dr. Amanda was great. She was very patient with me and asked questions so I could share stories about Jojo when she arrived (which I would have been reluctant to do without her prompting). She was just the right balance of compassionate, informative, and supportive and I felt like she genuinely liked my baby even though she just met him. I did not feel rushed, but she moved quickly when I became uncomfortable. Thank you for making a tough time/decision a little easier."Kristi GallegosCosta Mesa, CaliforniaMarch 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Courtney Brookens Graham, DVM"Thank you for the care, compassion, and calm you brought to this experience. Thank you for taking the time to come quickly. We did not want Megabit to endure another painful episode ever. You helped ease her out of pain."Kit SchaferRochester Hills, MichiganMarch 17, 2017Megabit's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis, DVM"It is so difficult to say goodbye to a cherished friend, and even worse to have to say goodbye to two just 9 months apart. Dr. Dana was there for both of my girls. Allowing them to go peacefully at home was the best gift I could give them. Many thanks to Dr. Dana for her calm, compassionate care. Kristen"Knightdale, North CarolinaMarch 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Jensen, DVM"A huge thank you to Dr. Jessica for helping me through this very difficult time. She was so kind, gentle and caring with my sweet Kit and me. She took the time learn about Kit and our life together. I am so grateful for her guiding my little angel to kitty heaven. Dr. Jessica’s compassion is so very much appreciated will never be forgotten."Cathy TLas Vegas, NevadaMarch 16, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Tanis, DVM"I don't know how to begin, Yesterday an angel came to our house and her name is Amy Tanis, She helped us with one of the most difficult time of our lives. Your kindness and warm heart will always be remembered in our family, Thank you so much!

The Souzas"
melanie souzaFort Mill, S. CarolinaMarch 16, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Janine Oliver, DVM"Dr. Janine Oliver was as supportive and compassionate as she could be given what a sad day this was for our family. We were very lucky she was able to come to our home. Kenya left us peacefully."True CampbellGreensboro, North CarolinaMarch 16, 2017Kenya's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Gorney, BVMS"Dr. Erin was wonderful. From the time she came in, she treated Sam with dignity, respect, compassion, and love. She wanted to know about him, gave him pets, and spent time with him. I am so happy that we chose to help him pass at home, surrounded by his brothers and the sounds and smells which were familiar to him. It was peaceful and compassionate. Thank you so much, Dr. Erin. Your compassion was a comfort during one of the most difficult times of my life. Sam and I thank you."Jennifer WarnerPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaMarch 16, 2017Sam's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd, DVM"This was one of the most difficult decisions I've had to make. Piper was my "Sweet Lil' Baby Girl" and was the happiest when nestled into my neck with her little head on my shoulder. We were both spoiled by the mutual love connection. She was unofficially diagnosed with Lysosomal Compartment Disease, approx 2 yr life span, by our vet after the Specialists were not able to make a diagnosis. Piper always had balance and coordination issues but never suffered except when traveling in a car to and from the vet. She was noticeably losing her hearing and eyesight and showed signs of weakness in her muscles. The worst part is, she was only 2 years and 3 months old and very mentally aware of her surroundings. This is where Dr. Annie comes in. She visited us and watched Piper with us and the other pets and was able to help us feel confident in the dreaded decision. Piper's quality of life as a canine was declining and would soon be non-existent. When Dr. Annie said, "A week early always beats a week late.", I knew we were doing the right thing at the right time for Piper. Dr. Annie's demeanor was so warm and comforting I saw through her eyes the true care and concern in her heart. Thank you so much for what you do and for offering this opportunity to embrace closure in our own home."Lina StrubeLongwood, FloridaMarch 16, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sandra Simko, DVM"We had never met Dr Sandra before the morning we had to say goodbye to Sirius. She came in and made this incredibly difficult day so much more manageable. There is no way to truly make this occasion good but she made it possible for us to let Sirius go in the easies way we could - with everyone he loved around him. It was all very peaceful. I will be forever thankful to her for that."Karen ErenbergBridgewater, New JerseyMarch 16, 2017Sirius Black's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch, DVM"We've had to do this once before and were fortunate enough to have our vet come to our home. It is so much more comfortable and peaceful for these little ones. They are not stressed or scared. That was so important to us. Problem was, this came on so sudden and our vet was not physically able to help us. Sally came with glowing reviews from more than one source and came to our rescue within 24 hours. She showed Gumbo and our family all the kindness and compassion you could ever wish for. What a wonderful and kind person. It was truly a difficult, but peaceful time thanks to Sally. They are some pretty special people in the world and she is one of them."Michelle BinghamMemphis, TennesseeMarch 16, 2017Gumbo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristina Kalivoda, DVM"From start to finish the entire team at Lap of Love was kind and compassionate. When Dr. Kristina arrived she was so calming and nice. She explained everything but was also very discreet and careful not to take away from the moment as she performed her work.

I HIGHLY recommend this service for the comfort of your pet and family. Our dog was able to safe at home, on her bed in her last moments.
Thank you so much for making this experience as easy as possible."
Katie RennerOak Park, IllinoisMarch 16, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"I couldn't have asked for a kinder, sweeter, more understanding and gentle person to arrive at my home to help my sweet Katie go on to her new world. I really didn't think I would be able to handle it, but Dr. Amanda helped me, too. She has a special place in my heart forever. Thank you, Dr. Amanda, for everything."Pam RogersAnaheim, CaliforniaMarch 15, 2017Katie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Grant, DVM"I want to first say THANK YOU to Dr. Amanda for her professionalism and care for our Buster and our needs. Buster fought a long 11 months once he was diagnosis with cancer. We gave him every opportunity to continue with a good quality of life which he did. So happy Lap of Love was recommended to us by our vet it made for Buster and my family to be in the comfort of our home and to have our Buster leave us with all of us surrounding him. We would recommend this to anyone who wants their pet to leave you in a comforting way...never easy no matter what!"Cindy De PradoHialeah, FloridaMarch 15, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz, DVM"We are deeply indebted to Dr. Steven for his kindness and thoughtfulness as we said goodbye to our cat, Junior. Junior was a steadfast companion for 19 years. Dr. Steven and Lap of Love provided a private and dignified way for us to honor our friend. Thank you!
Claire & Tim Carlo"
Claire CarloAmherst, NYMarch 15, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sunday Cozzi, DVM"The service provided by Lap of Love, Dr. Sunday, made the journey for my sweet Makenna so peaceful. As her battle with cancer came to an end, She was able to be home, comfortable, loved. The loss is never easy but I now have comfort knowing she was treated with kindness and compassion. Thank you for what you did for Makenna and for me."Debbie RhodesAiken, S. CarolinaMarch 15, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stacy Michele Blake, DVM"Dear Dr. Stacy,

My feelings are profound but my words have not come easily.
However I want you to know that the minute you walked into our home February 18th, I felt a sense of calm; a calm I have not felt in many weeks. Shelly felt it too, I do not know if you realized it or not but when you sat down next to her and was talking to us – as weak as she was - she got up to greet you, she then leaned over close to you as she wanted to give you a hug.
She was a loving dog who only hugged a few people and you were one of them.
From the time I made the appointment to have you to come to our home Shelly and I sat on the couch for hours as I petted and talked to her. I knew I only had a couple of days left to pet her, talk to her and sing to her. I sang to her “you are my sunshine, my only sunshine…..” and she truly was.
She was always able to make us smile and laugh. It was as if when born, she adopted us to show us how happy life can be. Our home is quiet now, we miss her terribly. The almost 14 years we had with Shelly passed to quickly. Until her last few weeks I did not expect her to leave us so soon; all we have now are beautiful memories of our precious birddog.
We thank you for coming to our home and making her last moments loving and peaceful."
Oviedo, FloridaMarch 15, 2017Shelly's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Beth Meadow, DVM"There are incredibly difficult moments in life, ones you don't want to face alone. Having the understanding, comforting, relaxed presence of Dr. Beth with us for Phred's last hour was just the right touch. He got to stay in his home, in his favorite chair, with loving touches and words surrounding him. "Love Phred" was the first thing he heard when he joined our family and the last thing we said to him as he passed."Alexandria, VirginiaMarch 14, 2017Phred's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carrie Roberts, DVM"Dr. Carrie was so tender, compassionate and loving. It was such a comfort to have her come into our home and provide a peaceful and stress-free experience. She never rushed us through the process and gave us time to say our goodbyes. When she said, "he's free", that meant the world to me, reminding me that this was the right decision. I'm grateful to Lap of Love for this wonderful service."Barb LanganSt. Louis, MissouriMarch 14, 2017Motzie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordy Merrifield, DVM"I am so very thankful for Dr. Jordy. She was the sweetest and most patient person I could've asked for. My little geriatric pup loved her too."Autumn ReschPort Richey, FloridaMarch 14, 2017Jewel Resch's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sandra Simko, DVM"Liam's passing was so peaceful and we are so grateful that he left this world with love and with dignity. Dr Simko was such a kind and gentle presence. Thank you again for allowing Liam to have such a good ending."Brett LynnCedar Grove, New JerseyMarch 14, 2017Liam's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Greenlaw, BVMS"Dr Julie was kind and understanding. She took the time to listen and was very empathetic. I knew she was in the best care even after she was gone."Patty BurkeDelray Beach, FloridaMarch 14, 2017Roxie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sunday Cozzi, DVM"Dr. Sunday's passion, caring and expertise truly speak to her love of all living beings. We cannot thank her enough for her guidance, wisdom and compassion. The loss of our beloved Cisco affected three generations of our family. She has helped us all as we mourn for our fur baby. Thank you, Dr. Sunday. Your strength, love and support are appreciated more than you will ever know. Blessings, Elaine and Rick Covard and Family"Elaine CovardGraniteville, S. CarolinaMarch 14, 2017Wk Cisco's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"We want to express how grateful we feel to have met you during such an emotional period in our lives. You were there for us and our beloved Dukie all the way to the final moments of his life. I could not think of anyone else I would even consider sharing such a personal moment in my family. YOU are a GODSEND and made Duke's passing so much easier on us. I will never forget your kindness, empathy and compassion during our loss.

Thank you again, Dr. Brad. You truly are a very special man"
Moorestown, New JerseyMarch 14, 2017