Inland Empire

  (951) 358-9307

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$350

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$450

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 90 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$300
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$325
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$400
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$500

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$150
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$200
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$350

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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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 Doctors

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

Dr. Brenda

Brenda Ontiveros

I was born and raised in Southern California and grew up with many family pets that I adored. My passion for animals early on in life guided me to work at a local animal hospital during high school. This experience at a young age solidified my interest in helping animals throughout my entire career. Naturally, my path led me to Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California where I ultimately became a veterinarian.

My interest in hospice care peaked after the loss of my childhood dog, Foxy, at the age of 16 years old. I was incredibly fortunate to have her by my side through my preteen and teenage years, and all the way up until my final year of veterinary school. I spent her final months by her side, providing palliative care, and all the love in the world to her. This opportunity to care for her in such a meaningful way and the gift of being by her side in her final moments, while hugging her until she passed is one that will always remain in my heart. Moments like these are incredibly difficult, and my experience with Foxy sparked a desire to help other families through these final end of life stages in a way that is as peaceful and meaningful as possible to them.

After college I spent several years working in general practice. During this time, I grew to appreciate the importance of being able to say goodbye to a pet in the comfort and peace of their own home. Although as veterinarians we try to make those final moments as memorable as possible, nothing can compare to the gift of being able to say goodbye to your furry family member in the place they love the most. This is what steered me to Lap of Love.

My goal is to provide the best quality of life for pets for as long as possible, but when it is time to say goodbye, to honor the pet and their family by providing the gift of peace and comfort.

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 Brenda Ontiveros

I was born and raised in Southern California and grew up with many family pets that I adored. My passion for animals early on in life guided me to work at a local animal hospital during high school. This experience at a young age solidified my interest in helping animals throughout my entire career. Naturally, my path led me to Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California where I ultimately became a veterinarian.

My interest in hospice care peaked after the loss of my childhood dog, Foxy, at the age of 16 years old. I was incredibly fortunate to have her by my side through my preteen and teenage years, and all the way up until my final year of veterinary school. I spent her final months by her side, providing palliative care, and all the love in the world to her. This opportunity to care for her in such a meaningful way and the gift of being by her side in her final moments, while hugging her until she passed is one that will always remain in my heart. Moments like these are incredibly difficult, and my experience with Foxy sparked a desire to help other families through these final end of life stages in a way that is as peaceful and meaningful as possible to them.

After college I spent several years working in general practice. During this time, I grew to appreciate the importance of being able to say goodbye to a pet in the comfort and peace of their own home. Although as veterinarians we try to make those final moments as memorable as possible, nothing can compare to the gift of being able to say goodbye to your furry family member in the place they love the most. This is what steered me to Lap of Love.

My goal is to provide the best quality of life for pets for as long as possible, but when it is time to say goodbye, to honor the pet and their family by providing the gift of peace and comfort.

"So beyond blessed to be able to have our fur baby pass in the comfort of our home and our family surrounding her with so much love. Dr Lorry was incredible and so patient with us throughout the entire time. She was so gentle and calm with made it so much easier for us to process this all. Thank you!"

Erica Dean
Chino Hills, California

"Dr. Lorry,

Thank you for being so caring and sensitive to our feelings. You answered all our questions and gave us more information that assured us we were doing the right thing. You handled Our beloved Sam with respect and dignity and I thank you for that as well."

Tally Ramos
Moreno Valley, California

"Dr. Lori was amazing and made us all feel so comfortable"

Veronica Kapp
Corona, California

"Thank you Dr. Lorry for the incredible compassion you showed for our parents and our dear Frank. Your organization has always had a wonderful reputation in the rescue community of which my sister and I are a part."

Koren Saenz
Riverside, California

"Lorry thank you for the experience we had with little Mia passing on. You informed us through the whole way and made sure to keep us at ease. It was very hard for us and are thankful for your kindness."

Angela Ramirez
Riverside, California

"Dr. Lorry was so kind and patient. From the moment she arrived she explained everything from what she is going to do, doing and what may happen. She explained everything step by step it helped to understand. Never rushed the process. We were all very happy with Dr. Lorry and her services."

Teresa Conde
Corona, 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:

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
“Our sweet Betsy we have the most amazing years with you. You were mommy’s baby, daddy’s princess, little brothers protector and sissy’s best friend. We are going to miss you so much. We cherish the many wonderful memories you have given us and will see you again. You will always have a special place in our hearts. As much as we didn’t or were ...
Erica Dean
September 22, 2020
“To our beautiful Sam, you are deeply missed and we think about you all the time. Thank you for being such a great family member. Rest In Peace sweet girl. We Love you

-mom and dad.”
Tally Ramos
September 8, 2020
“Joe Joe Montana was brought in to the animal hospital I worked at the time by animal control officers. His two front legs were shattered compound fractures. The animal control officer told us to just euthanize him. The doctor said that we are not going to euthanize him, we are going to splint his legs and see if his owners will claim him. That ...
Veronica Kapp
September 1, 2020
“To the casual observer you might have seemed like the garden variety brown cihuahua mix; however, you were so much more than a dog. You were our loving, loyal, and steadfast companion for nearly two decades. You were the soulful-eyed patient and gentle patriarch of our family, the thread that held us together and loved us all unconditionally ...
Koren Saenz
August 14, 2020
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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