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 compassionate and gentle with our treasured Bailey in his last moments. We are thankful for her kindness and understanding."

Steve Ingram
Dayton, Ohio

"I want to dearly thank you both Dr. Georgeanne, and Chloe for your care, kindness, and compassion during Kodi’s passing.

I can only tell you that the experience of Kodi passing was just like my father’s passing. It was beautiful and uplifting.

I know Kodi and my father are doing well. They both have made their presence known often as only they can do.

Blessings,

Dan Toohey"

Daniel Toohey
Kettering, Ohio

"In May of 2014 I saw this sweet boy on PetFinder. He’d been a stray and was looking for a permanent family. We’d never had a dog before, but we couldn’t resist those eyes. I’m so glad you came to our house, Oscar, and made it a home. You were my constant companion, always up for a walk, a snuggle, and I could count on you to be right next to me when I was sad. It’s impossible to condense 6 1/2 years of unconditional love into a few sentences. I miss you deeply, buddy.

I always promised you that you would pass away from this life in my lap at home. Lap of Love made it possible for me to keep that promise and hold him through his last heartbeat. Dr. George was wonderful, very patient and compassionate, answering questions and setting our minds at ease. She was sensitive to our grief as we said goodbye to our Oscar. Our lives changed that day, but as much as it could, Lap of Love made the process of saying goodbye to our Oscar a sweet memory. Thank you, Lap of Love staff..."

Emily Wasouf
Troy, Ohio

"I am truly thankful for Lap of Love and the sincere empathy that Dr Georgeanne Croskey provided when we knew we had to say “goodbye” to our beloved Dino. This is truly one of the most difficult decisions that a pet parent ever has to make and Lap of Love made the experience as comfortable as possible for our family and pet during this emotional experience. Dr Georgeanne’s patience with our whole family, the explanations of everything she was doing, the engagement of my daughter in this process and her post care of our cherished pet was appreciated far more than we can put into words.

We also were also amazed at how quickly our beloved pet was returned to our home. He was hand delivered back in his home the next day in urn engraved with his name, birthdate and passing date. It was such a pleasure to have him home, where he belonged, so quickly. I cannot have a higher recommendation than Lap of Love to assist any pet owner in the difficult process of saying goodbye to their cherished friend and companion."

Gordon Fenton
Dayton, Ohio

"She was like and Angel of Mercy, I'm not a believer in god but if there is any one that is doing god's work it's veterinarians like Dr. George"

Monty Perry
Monroe, Ohio

"I’d like to thank Dr. George for helping to make an extremely difficult day a little easier. She gave us the time we needed to say goodbye to our sweet Tommy. It was so important that Tommy had the peaceful, comfortable passing that he deserved and she helped us greatly."

Diane Stollger
Centerville, 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
“Bailey,

You brought so much joy to so many lives. You were the absolute most sweetest good boy I could've possibly asked for. You saved me at a difficult time in my life (actually more than one) through our many years together. Your nudges and purrs always made me smile and feel better no matter what was going on. I so miss the happy feeling ...
Steve Ingram
January 18, 2021
“Beaker you're my son and best friend, you're gone now but never forgotten.”
Monty Perry
November 23, 2020
“Tommy was a lover. He would do his beagle bark whenever a stranger approached but he just wanted to make friends. His warm and sweet nature made you want to love him. The only animals he didn’t seem to like too much were squirrels. He’d tried his best to make friends with our daughter’s cat to no avail. His favorite toys were in a big basket and ...
Diane Stollger
November 18, 2020
“Bailey was a great dog - 80 pounds of love. She is missed so very much. Dr. George, Lap of Love, eased Bailey’s transition. It was so peaceful even at the most difficult time. I’m not sure people deserve the love and goodness of animals.”
Peggy L. Holton
November 5, 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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