All services are provided in the comfort of your home.



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, 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.


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.


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.


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.


Pets up to 39 pounds$275
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$425
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$475

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.

Pets up to 39 pounds$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$200
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$325
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$375

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. 


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.


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

About George Croskey

"Dr. George was wonderful, we knew Alex was in good hands. We thank her for being with us and explaining everything so well."

Susan and Rick McQueen
Middletown, Ohio

"Dr. George was so compassionate and professional. I felt so relieved that Kenya was able to die with love and dignity and most of all without anxiety or fear. She always struggled with anxiety but she seemed to experience none on her final day.

Thank you Dr. George. Your kindness was much appreciated.



Chris Leigeber
Beavercreek, Ohio

"December 26th was the saddest day my husband and I have had to go through in a long time. The decision, the commitment to the decision and the final minutes of our little Bijou’s life was heartbreaking, but we cannot thank Dr. George enough for making this journey a little less painful. She was compassionate and kind and took us through the process step by step. Thank you Dr. George and Lap of Love for the opportunity of being able to say goodbye to our Bijou in the comforts of our home."

Carey Hout
Liberty Township, Ohio

"Dr. George has a gift that few have. She is an angel for those of us going through a most difficult time. She is caring, kind, calm and approachable. She was exactly who I needed in my home when it came time to say goodbye to my pup. I didn’t think in-home euthanizing was for me, for fear of memories that would remain, but Lap of Love came highly recommended and I switched gears. It was the best decision I made. I am beyond grateful to Dr. George and the Lap of Love team, they provided loving care from the first phone through the follow-up support weeks after. If you are considering Lap of Love, I send you hugs for this difficult time and recommend you call them."

Holly Nugent
Centerville, Ohio

"Dr George was an angel sent to us to help get us through this day! She was so kind, caring and patient. Her peaceful manner helped make the experience very peaceful and loving. We could not have asked for more!"

Hallie Addington
Springboro, Ohio

"I was so pleased with Dr. George. She was wonderful in such a difficult situation. Being in our home was so much better and more comfortable for Maxx and us. I would recommend this service to anyone face the loss of a beloved pet. Dr. George got down on the floor with us where Maxx was laying. We didn’t have to move her and take her to vet office. She was able to stay in her home. Thank you Dr. George for your compassion!"

Shelby Borchers
Dayton, Ohio

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

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
“Alex, we miss you everyday! It is not the same with you gone, the nails on the hardwood floor, pawing us when you wanted us to watch TV with you. You were at the door when I left for work and the first one at the door as I walked back in, you were so happy we were home, running to your favorite toy we knew it was time to play. You were and are ...
Susan and Rick McQueen
January 20, 2020

Thank you for being my best friend for 15 years. You were truly an amazing Weimaraner. Your loyalty and love for me was unmatched. We had a great bond, you and me. I taught you disc, rollerblading, dock-diving, and so many amazing tricks and yet you taught me how to be a better person in a fallen world. You blessed me with so many ...
Chris Leigeber
January 3, 2020
“Oliver passed away peacefully, at home, in my arms on Tuesday. He had been my fur baby for over 17 years.

I’ve had other cats but I have never had the relationship with a pet that I did with Ollie. I got him when he was about 6 weeks old. He was this little, 2 lb ball or orange Fluff. He was the most vocal cat at Sicsa. He would cry whenever ...
Hallie Addington
November 19, 2019
“Maxx was a very social and loyal cat. She would lay on your lap for hours and sleep with you at night. When I would come home from work she would be waiting. She was truly a gift.”
Shelby Borchers
November 9, 2019

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.

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Lap of Love
PO Box 7
Vandalia, Ohio 45377

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