Dayton & Surrounding Areas

  (937) 802-4885

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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 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 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$450
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 within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$175
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$225
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$350
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$400

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 on private property owned by the crematory. 

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

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 7am - 11pm. 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 Doctor

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

Dr. George

George Croskey

I grew up on a ranch in Northern California and later earned a Bachelor of Science in physics at Miami University in Oxford, OH. After graduation, I proudly served my country for 5 years as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force.  As our family grew, I developed a desire to fulfill my lifelong passion and pursue a future in veterinary medicine. I graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a focus on livestock medicine.

After graduation, I purchased a mobile large animal practice in Northern California. For several years, I served my community as a veterinarian, a mother, a school board member, a community volunteer, and finally as a county commissioner. Through all these endeavors, I learned one very important lesson; every person and every situation is unique. There is no magic formula that will work for everyone, whether we are discussing a child’s education, a building permit, a dairy's milking plan, or a family’s vision of their final moments with their beloved pet. I am honored to be a part of Lap of Love here in Ohio as I feel it is a gift to be able to help ease suffering and provide comfort to pets and the families that love them. Animals, and the joy which they bring us, are my true passion in life.  

When I am not helping families, I am tending to my 3 children, dogs, cats, horses, goats, and any stray/foster/injured animals my children bring home. 

About George Croskey

I grew up on a ranch in Northern California and later earned a Bachelor of Science in physics at Miami University in Oxford, OH. After graduation, I proudly served my country for 5 years as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force.  As our family grew, I developed a desire to fulfill my lifelong passion and pursue a future in veterinary medicine. I graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a focus on livestock medicine.

After graduation, I purchased a mobile large animal practice in Northern California. For several years, I served my community as a veterinarian, a mother, a school board member, a community volunteer, and finally as a county commissioner. Through all these endeavors, I learned one very important lesson; every person and every situation is unique. There is no magic formula that will work for everyone, whether we are discussing a child’s education, a building permit, a dairy's milking plan, or a family’s vision of their final moments with their beloved pet. I am honored to be a part of Lap of Love here in Ohio as I feel it is a gift to be able to help ease suffering and provide comfort to pets and the families that love them. Animals, and the joy which they bring us, are my true passion in life.  

When I am not helping families, I am tending to my 3 children, dogs, cats, horses, goats, and any stray/foster/injured animals my children bring home. 

"Dr. George was supportive and sensitive to our emotional needs. She was gentle and understanding with Ike and us, too. To be able to have such great care for Eisenhower at home meant so much to us. Thank you."

Connie McBee
Xenia, Ohio

"Dr. George was supportive and sensitive to our emotional needs. She was gentle and understanding with Ike and us, too. To be able to have such great care for Eisenhower at home meant so much to us. Thank you."

Connie McBee
Xenia, Ohio

"I kept avoiding the decision to let my precious Kipper go to Heaven to hang out with my husband, who passed away September, 2018. She was in so much pain and I knew the time was now. Kip was a big dog and trying to get her in my car was impossible. I called Lap of Love. Such compassionate people. Dr. George came to my home the next day. My neighbors also came over to be with Kipper and me. Dr. George came in, made an immediate connection with Kipper. Doing what needed to be done, Kipper passed away so peacefully. Dr. George wrapped Kip in Kipper's blanket and we helped put her in Dr. George's car. Less than 24 hours later, Kipper's ashes were hand delivered to me. She's in my curio cabinet. Having to say goodbye was so hard. Lap of Love made the process bare able. Knowing Kipper left us in the home she protected all her life was rewarding. Lap of Love is the most compassionate way to say goodbye."

Joanie Spinks
Riverside, Ohio

"Dr. George is a wonderful person. She helped us through one of the hardest days of our life. We could never repay her for the peace that she was able to give us, and give Lucy."

Natalie Gear
Centerville, Ohio

"Dr. George was wonderful. She made a difficult time much easier with her empathy and patience. She was so kind. The loss is devastating, the experience was manageable thanks to Dr. George."

Peggy Holton
Kettering, Ohio

"The only thing I can say is that Dr. George and Lap of Love reduced Claribell and my family's stress and anxiety levels by 95%. We all know how sad and heart wrenching it is to say goodbye to our pets. We got Claribell from the humane society 16 years ago as a 5th birthday present for my daughter. She ruled our house and hearts but diabetes won the fight and she was in pain most of the time. We were able to sit on our patio where Claribell loved to hang in the sun, drinks water from our pond, eat catnip, and purr with the fish. Because we used Lap of Love, I was able to hold her, pet her, and hear her fabulous purr while she enjoyed her favorite things and went to Kitty heaven. Dr. George was incredibly gentle, kind and patient. She gave our family all the time we needed with no pressure. I highly recommend her and this company!"

Laura Sheets
Beavercreek, Ohio

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Dayton area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a $30 - $60 fee based on your location.

Pet Memorials
“Ah, Ike, we've been through so much together and shared so much. How can I reduce our relationship down to a few lines? You were my buddy, my doggie baby, and we supported each other through so many life events. We were always together and, mostly times were good. That's all any of us can really ask for. I'm so glad you came into our lives. Mommy ...
Connie McBee
October 22, 2020
“Lucy was loved by everyone she met. That little body held so much of our hearts. Her spirit will live forever beyond her sixteen years of life on earth. She is with her human dad in heaven now. We miss our little girl every single day.”
Natalie Gear
August 21, 2020
“Macy was a great friend. For 16 1/2 years. We made many trips together - she loved the beach and long walks. She fought to stay with me.”
Peggy Holton
August 15, 2020
“RIP Skeeter
You were a Good Boy, a champion snorer, great eater, people pleaser, my protector, best dog ever.
Your cacophony of sounds was the soundtrack of my life for almost 15 years. We will always miss you❤️❤️
No more pain, no more confusion, you’re running with Chance & Aida and you are free! I’m sure there’s plenty of bacon.”
Marti Plunkett
July 1, 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 7
Vandalia, Ohio 45377

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