PRICING AND INFORMATION

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.

HOLIDAYS

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

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.

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. Lorry was the angel we needed to send our handsome boy to the Rainbow Bridge.

God bless you, Dr. Lorry."


Menifee, California

"As difficult as it is for any pet lover to make the decision when it is time to have our pets cross over, our experience with all associates we spoke with at Lap of Love were beyond caring, thoughtful, patient and kind. Our first contact was Lisa at Lap of Love. Lisa was so patient and thoughtful and listened with great compassion. When Dr. Lorry arrived (she kindly called beforehand with an eta) she was calm, quiet and very concerned about making sure our sweet Golden girl Maggie May (15 1/2) was comfortable. Dr. Lorry gave us as much time as we needed with our girl. Dr. Lorry greeted Maggie May with love and care. She explained every step of the process beforehand and we are so thankful to have had her here in our home to help our girl cross the rainbow bridge. Thank you Lap of Love and Dr. Lorry for your compassion and love."

Lisa Cuff
Chino, California

"Dr. Lorry Jolitz is incredibly and unbelievably great at what she does! She came into my home gently and lovingly, understanding how hard it was for me to make the decision that I made to put my boy Swisher down upon receiving a cancer diagnosis. She observed Swisher, made notes, asked me questions about his history, symptoms, and diagnosis, and she LAID MY SECOND-GUESSING TO REST by kindly assuring me that I was doing the right thing, based on all she saw and all that he's been through to confirm what was going on with him. I had had 2 pets euthanized in the past so I thought I knew what to expect. But I was shocked by how beautifully Swisher was cared for in his final hour (that's how long she was there in total). She treated him with such dignity and even cried a bit with me. You can tell that she is doing her heart's work, but that it never gets easier for her to see them go. We carried him out to her car afterward on a stretcher (he's a cat, but he's a big boy) because she didn't want to squeeze him into the cat basket she has that is on the smaller side. Very beautiful, dignified, respectful... It's terrible to let them go, but this was most DEFINITELY the way to do it. Lap of Love is now part of my family - part of my heart - forever."

Kacie Gresch
Moreno Valley, California

"I had the pleasure of meeting a very wonderful woman this morning, Dr Lorry. She came into my home at a very emotional time, quickly made friends with by two big dogs, learned all she could about them., especially her newest patient. She felt every bit of my pain and had no hesitation in crying right along beside me. Her passion for pets and complete love of animals was obvious. The hardest day my life as a pet parent turned into a very calm and compassionate experience. I am at peace with my decision and now have no doubt I did what was best for my girl and at the right time. There are not enough words to express my gratitude to Dr. Lorry for the care she took with both me and my girl."

Julie Campbell
Woodcrest, California

"Dr. Lorry was amazing to have come to our home to help us with having Gunner cross the rainbow bridge. She was kind, went slow, was no rush and answered all our questions and helped us overall with this very very difficult time."

Amy McFarland
Norco, California

"Dr. Lorry was the most caring and loving person that we could have hoped for to help our sweet boy cross over the rainbow bridge. She was so kind and thoughtful to us after our baby was gone. She made us feel like we were not alone in our loss."

Irene Suverkrup
San Bernardino, 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 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
“Dexter a.k.a. "Pap: Leader of SPF (Special Pap Forces),"
We love and we miss you more than we thought possible. Not a moment goes by that we don't wish you were here, eating your and your sister's poo (Why did you do that???#gross). Despite that, you were so beautiful and regal in every way. We rescued you, but, really, you rescued us. You made ...
September 13, 2019
“My dog Gunner we have had for 11 1/2 yrs will be crossing over the rainbow bridge tomorrow morning with the help of a vet who will come to my home to make Gunner as comfortable as possible. This is the hardest decision I’ve helped my family make. I’ve been with Gunner since I was a kid, growing up with him. On Saturday we noticed there was ...
Amy McFarland
July 16, 2019
“Jake was the sweetest, most beautiful dog. He was a Sheltie and looked very much like Lassie. He was taller than some Sheltie's but weighed less than 50 lbs. We made sure that he had good food, plenty of water and we got him groomed every month. Every morning, we brushed him and then we walked him to the dog park. On the way there, we picked ...
Irene Suverkrup
July 16, 2019
“I don't know what to say....I miss you with every bit of my heart. We, We miss you, but you were a Mama's Boy from beginning to end, so my heart truly aches without you at home. You were the light in our life, when things were good, you made them even better with your crazy sprints, funny twisted body poses, silly pout when you were begging...to ...
michelle prieto
July 15, 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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