Dayton & Surrounding Areas

  (937) 802-4885

  [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

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. 

"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

"It was one of the hardest decisions we ever had to make. Our beautiful Golden Retriever, Annie, declined so much quicker than we had hoped. But we knew it was time. My initial telephone conversations with Lap of Love were comforting and most importantly, assured us that we were giving our sweet Annie a humane, loving gift. Dr. George came to our home the next day and was so kind, so caring and so understanding... especially to our beloved Golden. With the family at Annie's side, Dr. George lovingly eased her suffering and distress. She passed so peacefully and with the dignity she deserved. Thank God we found Lap of Love and especially Dr. George. It's said that every dark cloud has a silver lining... Dr. George was that silver lining. Thank you for taking such special care of our beloved family member."

Jim & Mickey Sprance
Bellbrook, Ohio

"Dr. George was simply superb in every aspect of what can only be described as an impossible job. She put us and Skeeter completely at ease. No stress, no anxiety. Just sadness......

We are so thankful for Dr George & Lisa who talked me through the set up. They blessed us and took perfect care of our sweet boy."

Marti Plunkett
Springboro, Ohio

"We had Dr. George come to our home to put our baby at peace. This is the best decision we could have made for our beloved Rocky. Dr. George was warm and so kind to him and to our family. We were all set up in Rocky’s favorite spot outside under a tree and shortly after Dr. George arrived it started raining. Not just raining, but down pouring. We waited a few moments to see if it would pass, but it kept getting worse and worse. She even offered to proceed in the rain if that was our preference for his farewells. We decided to move inside and proceed there to say Goodbye to our baby. Although things were chaotic for a few moments with the rain and the transition inside, she made sure he felt no pain during that time. She made sure to do everything she could to put us at ease and she made our most difficult moments as easy and as peaceful as they could possibly be. It’s such a difficult and heartbreaking decision to make , but Dr. George and her team were very comforting throughout the process. Because of them, Rocky was able to fall asleep peacefully with his family by his side, in the comforts of his own home and that’s a comforting feelings in itself. We will be forever grateful."


Kettering, Ohio

"Dr. George was very kind and sensitive and gentle with Imogen. I am so glad that she came to our home to put Imogen out of any pain she was feeling."

Audrey Case
Dayton, Ohio

"Dr. George is so compassionate and respectful and made this very difficult situation bareable. We were kindly talked through how the procedure would take place and at no time were made to feel rushed. Dr. George patiently listened to every story about our Tristan from the time we got him until what brought us to this point. That kind act helped us so much in saying good bye and knowing we did the right thing. We highly recommend Dr. George and Lap of Love for anyone facing this difficult decision for their fur babies.

Most Sincerely,

Matt and Cheryl"

Matt and Cheryl Goebel
Jamestown, 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
“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
“Imogen was my peace and happiness when I was otherwise anxious and depressed. She was my safety, my stability, my solace. Imogen would wake me up in the morning by gently walking on my sleepy body, meowing for me to be present with her for the day and to give her breakfast. She always would eagerly meow in excitement while I prepared her food and ...
Audrey Case
June 26, 2020
“Kase Mae
My “little puppy” .
You came into my life over 14 years ago. I remember when I first brought you home and how frightened you were at such a young age. I spent hours swaddling you, comforting you, and holding you close. I cherished the days as I watched you grow, laughed (and sometimes cried) over the shenanigans you pulled, then scoop ...
Angela Hicks
May 27, 2020
“My sweet Ariel,

You were a companion in every sense of the word. We met when I was 9 years old and you eft right after I turned 24. You were with me through some of the most crucial and tough years in a child and teenager's life. You brought unconditional love and comfort to our family. Any time I would cry you wold run straight over and curl ...
Nicole Trexler
April 14, 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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