Cincinnati & Surrounding Areas
All services are provided by a licensed veterinarian in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.* For our Kentucky families, a 6% state sales tax will be added to all fees excluding aftercare.
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.
With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely oak urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within a few days. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or delivered to your home.
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 in a Pet Cemetery in Kentucky on a marked plot.
For pets over 30 pounds, we may ask your assistance moving your loved one if cremation has been requested. 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.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area.
I’ve always had a love for animals. My family got our first cat, Rusty, when I was 5 years old. I would accompany my mom to all his vet visits and I remember being so intrigued by whatever the vet was doing. By the time I was 8 years old, I knew that I wanted to be a veterinarian. I wanted to help animals and provide a voice for those who couldn’t speak for themselves. Over the years, I have been present for the euthanasia of a few of my own pets. While it was a very difficult decision to make and an incredibly sad time, the compassion that each one of those vets had shown to me, my family, and my pet made things just a little bit easier.
I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati and was lucky to have the chance to go to veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in sunny Southern California. After graduation, I moved back to Cincinnati where I began my career as a small animal veterinarian. During that time, I have found that some of my most fulfilling appointments were helping families through one of the most difficult times and decisions they would ever have to face as a pet owner. To relieve the guilt that so many face and to reassure them that they are making the best decision for their pet means so much to me. I truly believe that this is one of the greatest gifts and most selfless acts of love one can offer. It is truly an honor for me to be able to help bring peace to both a pet and their family.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy playing soccer, backpacking/hiking, snowboarding, horseback riding, going to the gym, and spending time with family, friends, and my sassy, yet adorable, tortie cat named Reese. I look forward to helping you maintain the bond you have with your beloved pet and provide a wonderful service to families and their fur babies in the comfort of their own home.
Jenn Roedig, DVM
"Dr. Jenn came to our house to assist in Dia's last day with us. She was very nice, kindhearted and overall a caring Dr. She didn't rush things at all. She took her time with Dia.
My wife and I were extremely satisfied with Dr. Jenn and Lap of Love. I would highly recommend using them and especially Dr. Jenn, should you need them for your pet."
Barry ThompsonIndependence, Kentucky
I don't know much about you personally, but I wish you the very best out of life in every possible way. You're an amazing human, filled with compassion, and love for your line of work. This would have been a million times harder with you doing what you do. You treated everyone there last night as if they were friends and family, and you did it at a pace we were all comfortable with. Thank you so much, it was a honor to have you in our home, and to comfort my best friend in his time of need."
Paulie BurgioBatavia, Ohio
"Dr. Jenn and Lap of Love were absolutely fabulous. They were incredibly responsive when I first reached out to them. When I made my appointment I was unsure about whether my Sophie was ready to go. Lap of Love provided SO many resources to help me with the decision. These included a Pet Talk (like a Ted Talk) featuring the Founder of Lap of Love, Dr. Dani. It was incredibly helpful. And I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Jenn. She was wonderful with Sophie, was here for over an hour the day she transitioned. She was so compassionate and empathetic. Sophie knew not one second of fear because she was in my lap the whole time. Also, the service is "turnkey" so that afterwards, she took Sophie away in a a lovely basket and directly to the crematorium. Dr. Jenn has even followed up with me to see how I was doing after losing my dear companion. I would give Dr. Jenn and everyone at Lap of Love 6 stars ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ On a rating scale of 0-5 stars. Would definitely use Dr. Jenn and Lap of Love again. Dr. Jenn is a gift to animals and their humans at the end of the pet's life."
Anni MachtCincinnati, Ohio
"Dr. Jenn was everything I could have asked for. She was compassionate and caring and made Lotus’s last moments peaceful. She is the best"
Sharon SchmetzerCincinnati, Ohio
"Our entire family sat in the back yard with our treasured lab of 14 years, Jessie. We were all a wreck that day and having 100% of friends tell me that such parting will be the most horrible thing ever, I knew it was going to get so much worse when the time came.
When investing one's heart into a puppy we accept that sometime in the next 15 years, such pain in inevitable. However, while this was by no means easy, amongst a chorus sniffles & sobbs Jenn helped prevent our sorrow from cascading further. Her manner, timing and patience allowed us to keep it together and we even had some loving laughter at times. I am SO glad we did this at home. Jessie wasn't anxious in the slightest and seemed to revel in the extra attention she was getting by the family surrounding her...5 sets of hands caressing her as she very slowly fell asleep (including Jenn, 6 sets).
In the future when a friend asks me for advice when looking to the inevitable, I believe I will tell them that it doesn't have to be the most horrible thing ever. On behalf our our entire family - thank you Jenn. Jessie & Family"
Chris SWest Chester, Ohio
"Dr. Jenn was a true blessing. She loved our boy as much as we did. I highly recommend Lap of Love for anyone having to go through the loss of an animal."
Elizabeth YellmanBurlington, Kentucky
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Grady Veterinary Hospital
Helping families in the following areas:
Our doctors are licensed veterinarian in both Ohio and Kentucky. They cover all or parts of the following counties in Ohio and Kentucky: Boone, Butler, Campbell, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Kenton and Warren. There may be a travel fee of $30-$60 based on distance from the veterinarian.
To make the experience as peacful 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.
Lap of LoveP.O. Box 531802Cincinnati, OH 45253
9 News WCPO: Pet Hospice Helps Owners With Tough Decisions
The Clermont Sun: Lap of Love Brings In-Home Pet Hospice Care
The River City News: Lap of Love Brings In-Home Pet Hospice Care