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.

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 Eve, 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 14 pounds$275
Pets 15 - 49 pounds$300
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$325
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$350
Pets 125 - 150 pounds$400

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a wooden urn and returned to your primary care veterinarian. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 14 pounds$175
Pets 15 - 49 pounds$200
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$225
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$250
Pets 125 - 150 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. Depending on the aftercare provider, ashes are either scattered in a garden at the crematory or scattered at 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 additional help is needed outside what is available in the home, we may request that the crematory come to assist us.  In this case, an additional fee will be needed to cover their charge. 

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

Dr. Tina

Tina Olivieri

About Tina Olivieri

"We could not have a better experience with Lap of Love, especially with Dr. Tina. My family had to make an extremely difficult decision to put down our Lab, Bailey, while many family members were out of town and could not be there for his last days. Dr. Tina made the entire process as loving and smooth as possible, explaining what she was doing at every step and encouraging us to talk about all of the amazing memories we shared with Bailey in his younger years. I cannot recommend Lap of Love enough for someone looking for a very personal experience and for your pet to be as comfortable as possible through their passing."

Katie Cullen
Northridge, California

"I would like to thank Dr Tina for her compassion and support when it came time to let our Yorkie Poo, Lexi, go. Her sincere compassion and empathy were very much needed. It was a blessing to have Lexi at home, surrounded by her family (both two and four legged)."

Ken Kitzmiller
Glendora, California

"When we had to make the devastating decision to help our little buddy Bacon pass, I arranged for Dr. Tina to come after she was highly recommended by a friend. She is so considerate, respectful, gentle and has a genuine love for animals. Bacon was completely at ease with her as were our other dog and cat who came and sat with us throughout the whole process. It’s so hard saying goodbye to a pet, but Dr. Tina made the whole experience totally stress and pain free for Bacon, which is the best gift we could give to her, as well as to ourselves. We are so very grateful to Dr. Tina for taking such good care of our friend."

Brooke Worrel
Los Angeles, California

"My cocker spaniel Spank was my first dog, and after 16 years, when it came time to say goodbye, I had an intensely difficult time grappling with the concept. I knew the experience would be a wrenching one, so it was extremely important for me to find the right person to be with me (and Spank) through it – and that is a purely a gut feeling. I’d called around to a few other companies and home vets, but I just did not get the right vibe from them. When I called Lap of Love, they were caring and wonderful and put me in touch with my area vet, Dr. Tina Olivieri. After a few seconds of speaking with her, I knew that I’d found the right person. The fact that she took so much time to talk to me, and answer all of my questions in our initial phone call meant the world to me. She exudes so much warmth, compassion and light, and I knew that I wouldn’t want any other person there to care for my pup, and guide me through what would be such an intensely raw, vulnerable moment. As difficult as it was for me to let go of my best friend, she made the experience absolutely as beautiful and comfortable as it could have been. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way for him – or for me. I am beyond grateful to Lap of Love and Dr. Tina – on behalf of me and Spank - thank you!"

Heather Parke
Venice, California

"We couldn't speak highly enough about the beauty of the service provided by Dr Tina and "LAP OF LOVE". We had chosen a date to let go of our 16 yr old Yorkie, Jakie, due to kidney failure; he had put up quite a fight, bravest little guy. We did not want him to suffer and when the first two inquiries we searched came up as Dr Tina, and that some of our neighbors had also used her - we set a date. As often happens, Jakie had a 2nd & 3rd wind and we changed the date. Gratefully when we were cancelling, the office staff who we spoke with (were equally wonderful and supportive) encouraged us to make another appointment not too far ahead...as they understand these things so well. We called the next day and did manage to get the same day back. It was our first experience with in home euthanasia service, had a few poor experiences with vet offices, no one's fault, it happens...and you leave your loved one alone and cold and with your heart broken. Our experience with Dr Tina made this day as beautiful as it could be for us and for Jakie's brother Max. She was so loving, comforting, understanding and obviously experienced and well prepared, including a lovely little basket for Jakie to leave home in. She took her time and allowed us all the time we needed, and it was the best it gets for this end of life, the best experience we ever ever had and will never do it differently again! She followed up with a lovely email and also notified our vet's office. We couldn't be more grateful to Dr Tina and to LAP OF LOVE, for making a very difficult day a bearable and beautifully memorable. Thank you from the Perla family. We couldn't recommend you highly enough."

Alan and Deborah Perla
Sherman Oaks, California

"Dr. Tina provided at home euthanasia services for our cat, Harper. Although it was still a very heartbreaking moment in our lives, she made us feel comfortable with the decision we were making and we knew we were in good hands. She is very knowledgeable in her field, and was also very gentle and loving with Harper.

I definitely recommend Dr. Tina if you're ever in the unfortunate situation where you need to put one of your animals to rest."

Danielle Guerrero
Burbank, California

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (310)-859-4852

VCA TLC Animal Hospital

Pet Loss Group

  (888) 773-2683

Grief Recovery Institute, Beverly Hills

  (310) 558-6111

City of Angels Veterinary

Pet Loss Group

  (310) 348-1260

Animal Bereavement Support Group

Emergency Clinic

  (310) 473-1561

Animal Surgical and Emergency Center

Pet Loss Resource

  (888) 773-2683

Grief Recovery Institute, Beverly Hills

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

Our doctors proudly offer services to families in the Los Angeles area and most cities in Los Angeles County. A travel fee may be assessed based on distance and travel time from the veterinarian's home. 

Pet Memorials
“Ming 'minky' Johannesson
Ming Ming, we love you forever! You were the bestest boy.”
Molly Johannesson
June 19, 2019
“My most beloved soul kitty companion, Shiva. I will miss you in your physical presence, holding you, kissing you, snuggling with you. You brought tremendous love into my life, opening my heart, holding me through some of my darkest times. Through you I could always anchor in what really mattered in life, in goodness and kindness, wisdom and ...
Reena Desai
June 4, 2019
“Junior was a gentle giant, a puppy by heart. He was very playful and lovable that my brother would risk his dog allergies just to hang out with him. Unfortunately he had to cross the rainbow bridge due to his health. You will be missed, Junior and I’ll see you on the other side.”
Pedro Santana
May 17, 2019
“Gordi your glowing orange eyes melted my heart the moment I met you! You were my day, my night, my everything. A character so unique of many moods. Your strength and perseverance inspires me. You are my soulmate and we will reunite someday my boy boy. Mama misses you so much! Memories of our magical adventures etched in my heart eternally!”
Talia Arica
May 3, 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
12349 Magnolia Blvd #345
Valley Village, California 91607

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