PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$300

Includes a discussion with the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, gentle euthanasia, pawprint impression keepsake, lock of fur, and Lap of Love's Eternal Pawprints booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$400

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian, a full assessment of your pet's quality of life, and a custom treatment plan to help you care for your pet and monitor their condition.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

ADDITIONAL FEES

There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see Service Area below), holidays ($50 - $100), pets over 99 lbs, appointments outside normal business hours when arranged (normal business hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

HOLIDAYS

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Years Day. A $50 fee is incurred for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.

OTHER SPECIES

Although we mainly see dogs and cats, some of our veterinarians can assist you with other species such as pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, fish, and goats. Call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$275
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$375
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$475

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian or will be shipped directly to your home within two weeks.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$225
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$300

This option is for families that don't wish to have their pet's ashes returned nor wish to bury at home. Pets are respectfully cremated with other pets at a licensed crematory and ashes are scattered out to sea. 

ADDITIONAL AFTERCARE FEES

To best honor your personal space, our doctors do not arrive with a vet technician.  Therefore, if your family has elected cremation for a pet over 30 pounds, we may ask your assistance moving your loved one after euthanasia has been performed.  If no additional help is available from friends or family to move your pet, please let our team know so that we can schedule appropriately.  The most important thing is that your loved one does not suffer, arrangements for assistance with cremation can be made at a later time. 

AVAILABILITY

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 5am - 8pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.

Sometimes pets take a turn for the worse overnight or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice, but cannot guarantee that.

If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or one of the emergency clinics listed in the Local Resources section.

Meet the Doctor

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area!

Dr. Lorry

Lorry Jolitz

As a local southern Californian who was born in Orange County and lived in San Bernardino County for the better part of my life, I am honored to have the ability to provide such a special service to the pets and families who love them, in my hometown. I grew up surrounded by all types of pets: dogs, cats, birds, goats, and several other species. The interactions I built with them from a young age helped me to realize the beauty of the human-animal bond, and the importance of a pet’s quality of life in order to help support that bond. I’ve always felt a sincere satisfaction in connecting with animals and knew that my path would lead me to a career in veterinary medicine.

Growing up, I had a very special best friend. He was a wonderful, muscular, yellow-eyed, black cat named Scat (after the Aristocats character). At the age of eighteen, he passed suddenly and the only thing I could do was to hold and comfort him in my arms. I realized then and there that I never wanted to go through that experience with any of my pets again. Little did I know at the time though, that Scat would remain such an influential part of my future.

Prior to veterinary school, I volunteered at the International Bird Rescue in San Pedro, California, where I had the opportunity to work with various species of wild coastal birds. To this day, that experience still remains one of my most treasured memories. During vet school at Western University in Pomona, California, I was lucky enough to travel to Sanibel, Florida, to complete an externship at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. Working with wildlife both prior to, and in veterinary school, taught me the importance of euthanasia, amongst many other valuable lessons.

While my original goal after veterinary school was to continue working with wildlife, I ended up gravitating toward general practice instead. The exposure to euthanasia through the volunteer programs I participated in guided my confidence in helping families when the time came to assist their pets. I felt extreme satisfaction working closely with these clients but was limited to the level of connection and care I could provide due to the short appointment times allotted in general practice.

Finding Lap of Love was such a natural next step for me and is helping me to fulfill a long-time purpose. Through my years of helping pets at the end stages of life, I always keep in mind my precious boy, Scat. My ultimate goal as a veterinarian is to preserve quality of life in all animals, while offering a compassionate and supportive alternative when that quality can no longer be achieved. Scat’s memory is one that I carry to every single appointment. I see my undeniable love for him in each family that calls upon me for help and am honored to assist their beloved pet with exactly what they deserve: a painless and comfortable transition over the Rainbow Bridge.

About Lorry Jolitz

As a local southern Californian who was born in Orange County and lived in San Bernardino County for the better part of my life, I am honored to have the ability to provide such a special service to the pets and families who love them, in my hometown. I grew up surrounded by all types of pets: dogs, cats, birds, goats, and several other species. The interactions I built with them from a young age helped me to realize the beauty of the human-animal bond, and the importance of a pet’s quality of life in order to help support that bond. I’ve always felt a sincere satisfaction in connecting with animals and knew that my path would lead me to a career in veterinary medicine.

Growing up, I had a very special best friend. He was a wonderful, muscular, yellow-eyed, black cat named Scat (after the Aristocats character). At the age of eighteen, he passed suddenly and the only thing I could do was to hold and comfort him in my arms. I realized then and there that I never wanted to go through that experience with any of my pets again. Little did I know at the time though, that Scat would remain such an influential part of my future.

Prior to veterinary school, I volunteered at the International Bird Rescue in San Pedro, California, where I had the opportunity to work with various species of wild coastal birds. To this day, that experience still remains one of my most treasured memories. During vet school at Western University in Pomona, California, I was lucky enough to travel to Sanibel, Florida, to complete an externship at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. Working with wildlife both prior to, and in veterinary school, taught me the importance of euthanasia, amongst many other valuable lessons.

While my original goal after veterinary school was to continue working with wildlife, I ended up gravitating toward general practice instead. The exposure to euthanasia through the volunteer programs I participated in guided my confidence in helping families when the time came to assist their pets. I felt extreme satisfaction working closely with these clients but was limited to the level of connection and care I could provide due to the short appointment times allotted in general practice.

Finding Lap of Love was such a natural next step for me and is helping me to fulfill a long-time purpose. Through my years of helping pets at the end stages of life, I always keep in mind my precious boy, Scat. My ultimate goal as a veterinarian is to preserve quality of life in all animals, while offering a compassionate and supportive alternative when that quality can no longer be achieved. Scat’s memory is one that I carry to every single appointment. I see my undeniable love for him in each family that calls upon me for help and am honored to assist their beloved pet with exactly what they deserve: a painless and comfortable transition over the Rainbow Bridge.

"Dr. Jolitz helped our much loved Peanut this morning even though she was dealing with her own pet loss. She was kind and gentle. We are very grateful that in the midst of her own grief, she took the time to help Peanut escape the terrible pain she was experiencing.

Thank you!"

Sandra Niemiec
San Bernardino, California

"Dr Lorry was so patient and kind with us all during this whole process that was very hard for our family. She gave us the best possible outcome to the worst situation we ever had to be in. She didn't judge us for waiting too long to do this as we put it off for as long as we could because we really didn't want to do this. She made the whole process easier and less painful for us and made the transition for our Carly a real easy one. We will forever be grateful for the kindness and understanding she showed our family. Thank you Dr. Lorry, we don't know how you can do this but keep doing it as you are a blessing to many during one of the most difficult decisions they will have to make in their lives."


Montclair, California

"My son John and me thank God for Dr. Lorry. We could not have asked for a better way to help Molly pass to the Rainbow Bridge. We will refer her services to anyone in need of these services. What a Godsend!!!!"

Susan Haupert
CORONA, California

"We made the difficult decision for our lil' ol lady, Dolly on February 14, 2020 to cross the rainbow bridge. Dr Lorry explained EVERYTHING to us: the process, what she will feel, and most importantly, if we had made the right decision. Throughout all the crying between myself and the kids, Dr. Lorry was so patient with us and gave us as much time as we needed. She also had our other dogs (and our parrot) gather around Dolly so they would also find closure. It is still difficult for us not having Dolly around, she was my satellite. Always orbiting around me while I would do chores at home. We are waiting for her ashes to come home so I can have my little one back. I am choking up while writing this (hence it being choppy and short), but I do want others to know that as a pet owner, you are in tune to how your pet is doing. You know when it is time, it's just the feeling that you will lose them that breaks your heart, but you know deep inside its the right thing to do. I would recommend Lap of Love to help anyone out during this difficult time."

Elaine Flores
Chino Hills, California

"She made me feel really comfortable and she was so professional. Thank you lorry for reassuring me that I was doing the right thing. You were so great and very kind to us."

Jacky Chavarria
Riverside, California

"Dr.Lorry helped us put my sweet dog down after he had been suffering from seizures. She was very considerate, kind, and made the process a lot easier. Not only was she caring but she also made sure she explained everything she was doing. She was patient and gave us all the time we needed. Thank you for your amazing service."

Lesley Suarez
Riverside, California

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Emergency Clinic

  (951) 695-5044

Emergency Pet Clinic of Temecula

Emergency Clinic

  (909) 825-9350

Animal Emergency Clinic

Pet Loss Support

  (877) 394-CARE

C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Hotline

Emergency Clinic

  (909) 931-7871

Inland Valley Emergency Pet Clinic

Pet Loss Support

  (909) 558-7355

Pet Grief Recovery Group

  (909) 344-5154

California Veterinary Specialist

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

Riverside County

San Bernardino

We assist families with in home pet hospice and euthanasia in most parts of Inland Empire.  Due to the expansive area covered, there might be a $30-$100 fee assessed for travel time. Please call to learn more.

Pet Memorials
“Carly was our family dog that we loved very much. She wasn't the easiest dog to love as we couldn't find a local groomer to bath and clip her nails because she would try to bite them and we had to muzzle her to do it ourselves but boy did she love us. She loved to eat dinner with us and would get annoyed if we were late with it. She loved her Gmah ...
March 8, 2020
“Molly is already missed by myself and my son John. We believe she took a piece of our hearts with her.
Molly made us laugh and she comforted us for 12 years. We loved everything about her...including her sweet smile.
We will love her and miss her forever, until we meet again. Our other dog, Jack, age 10 misses Molly too. We are all in a ...
Susan Haupert
February 29, 2020
“I miss your smile. I miss your macaroni toes coming down the hallway. I miss your bark. I miss the way you use to sit next to me on the couch. I miss our talks. I miss those cute little triangle eyes. I miss that side eye look you would give me when I was upset. I miss our walks. I miss kissing your face. I miss your cuddles. I miss saying good ...
Jacky Chavarria
February 14, 2020
“Brody rescued me about 6 years ago. He was so happy to be a part of out family! Buddy and Blondie loved having him as their brother..
his battle with cancer started two years ago. He fought his way through major surgery and radiation without any complaints. Unfortunately his cancer came back. The second time was rough, it wore him out.
He was ...
Lynda Graham
December 30, 2019
PAYMENT OPTIONS

To make the experience as peaceful as possible, credit card over the phone (before the appointment) is generally preferred. We are also more than happy to accept a check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash during our time with you.

Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. We are happy to help complete any paperwork needed to submit for reimbursement.

We also accept Care Credit.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
PO Box 4733
Riverside, California 92514

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This location is owned and operated by Lap of Love

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