Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$300

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.

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.

Geritatric Consultation$300

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.

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), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

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 pounds and over$475

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely engraved wooden urn and 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 pounds and over$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 4am - 8pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.

Sometimes, pets take a turn for the worse overnight, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible.

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, DVM

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, DVM

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.

"We were very saddened to have to put our chihuahua Lily, to sleep. We were very lucky, however, to have Dr. Lorry Jolitz be with us for the process. She was so sweet and delicate with our situation and explained step-by-step what was going to happen and gave us all the time we needed to ask questions and grieve. She made a connection with Lily right away and developed a trust with us, as well. Thank you, Dr. Lorry for helping us get through such a difficult time in our lives!"

Laura Kollmann
San Bernardino, California

"Thank you Dr. Lorry for you kindness and support. You truly were a blessing in our time of need."

Lucinda Crawford
Chino Hills, California

"My husband and I had to make the decision put our dog Ginger to sleep this week.My husband has had Ginger since she was a puppy, and it was a very difficult decision to make. However, her quality of life had become very limited and she was in a lot pain. We had been trying to find a veterinarian to come to our home so Ginger would not have the added stress of going to the vet and have her last moments being afraid or uncomfortable in a clinical setting. We did some research online and found Lap of Love. Finding them was such a blessing in a difficult time. Dr. Lorry was just wonderful. She was unbelievably caring and compassionate, she truly is gifted at what she does in providing care with dignity and kindness to her patient and their family. I truly can not express how they made a sad time a little easier, and I would recommend them 110%. Ginger got to pass away at home peacefully thanks to Dr. Lorry and Lap of Love."

Amanda Camping
Riverside, California

"We lost our cat/ fur baby PooPoo on Friday. We reached out to Lap of Love for in home euthanasia. It was the most difficult decision we had to make, he was our baby for 18 years. They were so wonderful from the operators that assisted us over and over again as we kept changing dates and times. They were so understanding and compassionate about everything. Dr. Lorry was great.

Our cat had a seizure about 10 minutes before the doctor arrived and she rushed in to give him relief as soon as possible. He was treated with love and respect and got to go at home in Mama and Daddy's arms. A couple of days later we received a beautiful poem and a hand written card from Dr. Lorry. It was so kind. I highly recommend Lap of Love."

Selina Ruiz
Beaumont, California

"We had all the arrangements & knew it would be an in-home assist. But when it came time for Neneh to transition, our Holistic Vet was out of town. Our Trainer/friend told us about another vet that came out to your home...he was off that day! Panic was setting in, not only were our options falling like dominoes, but we did't want Neneh to suffer any pain. The 2nd vet's staff gave us the Lap of Love number and we called right away, it was mid-morning. We were so happy to be able to have Dr. Lorry come out in the afternoon same day. We were a little anxious, we didn't know this doctor and prayed it would be ok.

From the time she walked up to the door, she was so compassionate, explaining everything in detail, talked us through everything. She made us so comfortable that it made our last moments with Neneh very precious. Then she sent the most beautiful e-mail, made us cry! After that we received a condolence card that was also just beautiful!

Thank you Dr. Lorry, we will recommend you 100 times over!!!"

Debora L Hull
Moreno Valley, California

"Dr. Lorry was so wonderful. She made us all feel comfortable and explained everything she was going to do step by step. She reminded us what we were doing was best for our fur baby and was very patient and loving throughout the whole process. We told her so many stories about our Bella and she listened to them all. I would recommend Lap of Love for anyone that needs to make this decision for their babies."

Debbie Cruz
Riverside, California

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Support

  (877) 394-CARE

C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Hotline

Emergency Clinic

  (951) 695-5044

Emergency Pet Clinic of Temecula

Emergency Clinic

  (909) 825-9350

Animal Emergency Clinic

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 throughout 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
“We are so grateful to have had Kiko in our lives. Many words describe who Kiko was to us...Healer, Protecter, Leader, Student, Listener, Companion, Lover, Cuddler, Survivor, Friend, Camper, Walker, Intimidator. She had a coat of velvet, the softest ears, and a marbled tongue. She loved camping, campfires and the fireplace at home. Our Hearts ...
Lucinda Crawford
May 14, 2019
“Bella was a wonderful family member. She brought so much joy to our family. She was always so happy. One of my favorite memories is how when you would tap on your chest and ask Bella for a hug she would literally jump up and wrap her legs around you and she would give you a hug. She would throw a tennis ball up in the air and play by herself. ...
Debbie Cruz
March 25, 2019
“It has taken me two weeks to sit down and write this memorial. We lost our Mr. Buster two weeks ago and yesterday was his 15th birthday. Happy Birthday Mr. Buster! I sure miss my "little bullet". He was so tough, battled diabetes for 6 years. Mr. Buster you were my ROCK. Tuesday the 6th of February was a very special day, it turned out to be a ...
Denia Lanza-Campos
February 23, 2019
“Casey we will love you forever. You are the reason we came to love pugs. Thank you for all the love and joy you brought to our lives and for sharing the wonder of pugs with us. Rest in Peace baby girl. You are now free to play with Smokey forever.”
Tim Weller
February 12, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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
P.O. Box 4733
Riverside, CA 92514

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