Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.


Veterinary Hospice$250

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.


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.

Geriatric Consultation$250

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 Appointment 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.


Private Cremation
Pets up to 99 pounds$225
Pets up 100 - 150 pounds$275
Pets over 150 pounds$350
Mailing of urn to home or office$25
Hand delivery of urn$50

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 within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to your home or office.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 99 pounds$80
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$150
Pets 151 - 200 pounds$200

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 by the crematory. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 


We are here to answer your questions every day, from 7am - 11pm. 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

Lisa Littlejohn, DVM

When I was a little girl, I aspired to be many things—a hair dresser and a pizza maker among those. In high school, I started working at a local animal hospital as a receptionist. With time, I eventually moved into the kennel and started working hands-on with the animals. I quickly developed a love for dogs and cats and always wanted to know how to make them better. During those years, I became a veterinary technician and decided being a veterinarian was my dream job. I set my sights on the University of Florida for both undergraduate and veterinary school. In 2005, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. In 2010, I attained my goal and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Since graduation, I have been in General Practice and have gravitated towards end-of-life care.  There is something so unique and special about our four-legged family members. They give us the unconditional love that we all want and need. For us, they may be a small piece of our life. But for them, we are their WHOLE world. I feel helping that loved one pass in the clinic doesn’t provide them with the respect and love they deserve. Instead, it should be a peaceful, calm and pain-free passing in a comfortable place surrounded by the ones they love the most. I am truly honored to help you and your loved ones through this difficult time.
“At the end of the day, when we leave this world, the only valuable legacy we leave behind is the love we gave to others and the love others gave to us."

"Lap of Love

In one of the saddest moments of our life, our veterinarian recommended Lap of Love.

Whenever you meet someone for the first time, you hope for better circumstances.

Dr. Lisa Littlejohn was one such person we could have hoped to meet at a better time.

Notwithstanding the reason for her visit, her honest, open, concern for our feelings as well as her true empathy for our companion of over a dozen years was truly remarkable and very real as she gave her final relief from her pain and resilience until the end.

In helping us say goodbye, outside under a tree with a gentle breeze, is a moment that will never be forgotten. She spoke softly of the pain of losing a member of the family, of when it is in everyone's best interest, including our beloved pet and of the moment they "an Angel gets their wings".

Through the end her compassion was a common theme as she said Lap of Love and ourselves will ever be joined as family. While our baby went onward and got her wings, it was truly a pleasure to see and meet one of earth's own Angels. Thank you Lisa for being there, your compassion, understanding, and the time you spent with us during our grief.

When it is your time to make a decision for your own lifetime companion - in our case - Hana, our "Precious Flower - I could not think of a better choice than Lap of Love and a doctor such as Dr. Lisa Littlejohn.

The Bennett Family, Diane, Doug and Derek"

Douglas Bennett
Brooksville, Florida

"Our Sophie was 12 1/2 years old and we lost her last week! The kindness of the Lap of Love started from the first phone call with Donna, Jennifer and Brie. They were all so caring and took their time to talk and ask questions. Not sure if I have enough kind words for Dr. Lisa! She walked through the door and immediately she was like family! Kind, caring, she made our last time with Sophie as pleasant as the situation could be. Her gentleness and patience with us was outstanding. We will be recommending the Lap of Love to all our friends and family. Thanks Dr. Lisa!!!"

Nancy Bolles
Hudson, Florida

"Dr. Lisa Littlejohn is a beautiful lady inside and out with so much compassion and heart. She made the passing of my Callie bearable with her kind words, patience, and advice. I am so glad that I used Lap of Love's services for one of the most difficult decisions I had to make to send my companion of 13+ years, my beloved Golden girl to heaven."

Barbara Lowrie
Hudson, Florida

"Tania and I cannot thank Dr Lisa enough. She was empathetic and really showed genuine concern for us and Deago. She was gentle and loving at one of the hardest times in our life. We could not have asked for more under a this state of of duress. We are forever grateful . May god bless you Dr Lisa for the work you do and the compassion you display."

Nancy Smith
Hudson, Florida

"Thank you Dr. Lisa.

It’s hard to express gratitude on how compassionate you were during a difficult time with our cherished Simon without getting choked up. Deborah and I will forever remember you and talk warmly about your amazing ability to comfort pet owners during end of life events.

Thank you for posting a memorial for Simon. It brought on smiles.

Simon is home now, after his visit to Faithful Friends . Rachael and Damon were vey respectful with Simon and our wishes.

I would recommend to them to anyone in the surrounding area.

Simon departure is still hard to get use to. We miss him dearly.

Lastly, thank you for notifying Dr. Mark Twilla at Sunshine Animal Hospital. He called Deborah shortly afterwards to express his sympathy and support. We are blessed to get such attention over Simon.

We’d like to do something special for you after coming into our lives during difficult times.

Best wishes,

Kris Brown

Deborah Pinnick"

Kris Brown
Webster, Florida

"Thank you so much for that , It was so thoughful....It hasnt been easy without Bunny, The other cats are greiving as well it is very sad but we are moving through a day at a time....Thank you so much for EVERY SINGLE THING YOU DID you made it PERFECT for us to have closure.... I still cringe when I think of what happened with our last angel....anyhow I can never thank you enough seriously never you are amazing blessing and angel all in one from the very bottom of my heart....I know we will see you again , and I wouldnt have it any other way....thank you Dr Lisa.....

throws confetti"

Kelly Robinson
Zephyrhills, Florida

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Support Group

  (813) 407-9441

Lap of Love's Pet Life & Loss Support Group

Emergency Clinic

  (352) 666-0904

Animal Emergency of Hernando: Spring Hill

Emergency Clinic

  (727) 841-6575

Animal Emergency of Pasco: Port Richey

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve families in the Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus Counties. A drive fee of $50 may be assessed based on distance from the veterinarian.

Pet Memorials
“The angels must surely be singing upon Deago's arrival into heaven. He was the kindest, most gentle soul and had love in his heart for all (except really small dogs - he basically ignored their existence). He was full of life even after being diagnosed with 2 forms of cancer. He sure showed the doctors up outliving their diagnosis by 4 months! ...
Nancy Smith
February 5, 2017
“"Ask the animals and they will teach His hand is the soul of every living thing" Job Ch12 ver 7,10”
Tom Randall
December 6, 2016
“Charley was an integral part of the tapestry of our live from the time we picked up that little bundle of fur at 5 weeks till the time we both were laying with him in our home as he was gently put to sleep to gain entrance into heaven. Over the years, we have shared laughter, tears and private moments of wonder and discovery with Charley. He has ...
Jim Bronold
October 15, 2016
“"Moosie" was the light of our life. She gave us 15 years of absolute pleasure. Her positivity, endurance, enjoyment of life, and love for all who came into contact with her was an inspiration. There are not words to describe the joy she gave us or the pain of her passing. She loved us to the full and loved us to the end. We will never forget ...
Karen Sinkler
September 25, 2016
Lap Of Love Locations
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina
Payment Options

Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.

Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
17804 US-41
Lutz, FL 33549

Owned And Operated

This Lap of Love location is owned and operated by Dr. Dani McVety.