Orange County California

  (949) 310-0938

  [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

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$375

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$475

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

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 engraved wooden urn and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian 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

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 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, 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. Charlie

Charlie Deutsch

While I love my parents, my first word was our pet’s name. Our dog would let me pull on her hair to balance while I learned to walk, she was my pillow when we were on the floor, and my protection against the monsters under my bed. Pets have always been, and continue to be, a crucial part of my life.

Like many veterinarians, I had always wanted to be a veterinarian and was lucky enough to have opportunities to pursue and accomplish that dream. I was born in North Dakota but grew up in Southern California. I graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in psychology and pre-veterinary prerequisites before the University of Illinois drew me back to the Midwest. I completed a dual degree program, a doctorate in veterinary medicine (Urbana-Champaign) and a master’s degree in public health (Chicago) focusing on epidemiology and biostatistics. After graduation, I began teaching undergraduate courses and practicing clinical medicine in the Chicagoland area. Realizing it is difficult to shovel sunshine, I moved to Arizona, helping support multiple practices between Tucson and Phoenix. I am proud and grateful to be able to return to Southern California and work with Lap of Love to serve the area in such a meaningful way.

I love educating families and helping solve problems to help make lives better for families and their loved ones. I focus on quality-of-life and compassionate celebrations of memories and experiences for families and their pets. 

About Charlie Deutsch

While I love my parents, my first word was our pet’s name. Our dog would let me pull on her hair to balance while I learned to walk, she was my pillow when we were on the floor, and my protection against the monsters under my bed. Pets have always been, and continue to be, a crucial part of my life.

Like many veterinarians, I had always wanted to be a veterinarian and was lucky enough to have opportunities to pursue and accomplish that dream. I was born in North Dakota but grew up in Southern California. I graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in psychology and pre-veterinary prerequisites before the University of Illinois drew me back to the Midwest. I completed a dual degree program, a doctorate in veterinary medicine (Urbana-Champaign) and a master’s degree in public health (Chicago) focusing on epidemiology and biostatistics. After graduation, I began teaching undergraduate courses and practicing clinical medicine in the Chicagoland area. Realizing it is difficult to shovel sunshine, I moved to Arizona, helping support multiple practices between Tucson and Phoenix. I am proud and grateful to be able to return to Southern California and work with Lap of Love to serve the area in such a meaningful way.

I love educating families and helping solve problems to help make lives better for families and their loved ones. I focus on quality-of-life and compassionate celebrations of memories and experiences for families and their pets. 

"I want to thank everyone at Lap of Love, especially Dr. Deutsch. They are all wonderful caring people. I have told a lot of people how great they are. We've had to put down our other dogs down over the years at pet hospitals. I'm so glad that this time we had Dr. Deutsch come to our home. It was so much easier to have him there and so much more personal than going to the vet hospital. If we have to do this again we'll be using Lap of Love."

Earlene Wlkinson
Huntington Beach, California

"I had to put down my german shephard mixed breed, Rusell recently. For 13 years he was my best friend and an integral part of my children and wife's life. Best dog ever! So it was verrryyyy hard to put him down but that time had come. I have to say that Charlie was amazing. His kindness and compassion and words of comfort helped us. My kids related to him too. It's a tough thing to go through, but lap of love is the way to do it, and I can think of no better DVM than Charlie to walk you through it."

Joe Ryan
Dana Point, California

"What a wonderful way our little senior puppy got to go! Dr. Charlie was absolutely the most caring and gentle person ever. Every question was answered very clearly and calmly with a lot of care. He helped us to understand the timing was right, and he made us feel comfortable with the decision we had to make. He took the appropriate amount of time and never rushed us or the procedure. We could not have asked for a more perfect situation for our little guy. We knew that our little TJ was not in any pain in passing. We have lost a lot of pets in the past, however, this was the most beautiful and easiest way to deal with a really sad situation with total peace. When you are faced with making the decision of losing a loved pet Dr. Charlie is the BEST!

Thanks, Dr. Charlie!

Jacque & Ali"

Jacque Walters
NEWPORT Beach, California

"Dr. Charlie was so patient, kind and humane. We never felt rushed and he tended to Kona with love and respect. We cherish the lock of hair and the footprint that we will have forever to remind us of what a treasured pet Kona was. I highly recommend Lap of Love - so, so so much better than going to a sterile veterinarian office. Dr. Charlie assured us every step of the way that Kona was not in pain and she was able to pass peacefully."

Denise Davies
North Tustin, California

"Dr. Charlie was very wonderful to me and Sami. He really helped us with her passing. He was tender and loving throughout, and I thank hi for his professionalism. I highly recommend this to anyone who is losing a pet."

Clarice Ross
Long Beach, California

"Dr. Charles was so very kind to my husband and me, but most importantly to Pippa. It was very sudden. The Dr. spoke with us and so gentle with Pippa. I feel fortunate we found the Dr. It is a very big loss for us to lose our 14 year old golden. I think it was the right decision to have Dr. Charles. He made it easier, but the dignity he showed Pippa was wonderful. Thank you Dr. very much"

denise arendts
irvine, California

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (949) 650-2442

Andrea Keith LMFT CEAP, Irvine

  (714) 537-3032

Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic in Garden Grove

  (949) 833-9020

Southern California Veterinary Speciality Hospital

  (949) 654-8950

VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists (24h) - Tustin, CA

  (714) 779-1400

AM/PM Veterinary Hospital -

  (909) 843-5454

Mandi Pratt Artist at Greyboy Pet Prints

  949-724-6000

Irvine Animal Care Center

  714-935-6848

Orange County Animal Care Services

  562-430-4993

Seal Beach Animal Care Center

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

Our doctors proudly offer services to families in Orange County and Long Beach. Due to the expansive area covered, there might be a $30-$100 fee assessed for travel time. Please call to learn more.

Pet Memorials
“Sami - I want to thank you for being the best kitty in the whole world. I will always love you, and I will always honor your memory, by going out there and taking life by the horns. I will never forget your soft, gorgeous coat, your sweet purr, nor your plaintive howl, little baby! Rest in peace, my little love!”
Clarice Ross
September 18, 2020
“frosty was the best - we love him so much. he will forever be in our hearts and part of our family. he was such a special dog with such a heart of gold. we miss him dearly - but are so grateful that he isn't suffering anymore. we were blessed to have frosty - i'm so glad that he chose us and we chose him. love you frosty bear. always.”
kim rams
September 11, 2020
“In loving memory of Einstein”
Elizabeth Talbott
July 31, 2020
“My sweet pup was the most devoted and caring dog one could imagine. Chico was at mom's side when she suffered he stroke in 2009. He came home with us to our Costa Mesa apartment. Suddenly steep outdoor stairs and no yard was his world. He adjusted to walks in the complex and nearby park. In May 2012, we bought our home in Costa Mesa. In ...
Richard Bower
July 28, 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 162
Orange, California 92856

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