PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$300

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$400

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 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.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
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. 

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

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. 

"This was my first experience with home euthanasia and I cannot express enough gratitude to Dr. George and all the staff at Lap of Love. They are such caring people. Meika was always so anxious when she was at the vet. She was so relaxed and at ease in her home and the comfort of her bed when she crossed the rainbow bridge. I highly recommend anyone needing to euthanize their pet to call Dr. George at Lap Of Love. She is such a caring and compassionate person. Thank you Dr. George for making such a stressful and painful time be a comforting one."

Karen Fraley
Springfield, Ohio

"Dr. George made this process as peaceful as possible. She showed nothing but respect for my Jazzy girl. I’m very thankful. I will be forever grateful to Lap of Love and Dr. George that we were able to say goodbye to Jasmine in our home during the stay at home order of Ohio."

Kristi DeFalco
Troy, Ohio

"Dr George was absolutely wonderful. She was so compassionate and caring towards Britt. This is the 3rd time I have used Lap of Love in just over 18mos. The reason i use them is they are so wonderful and loving. I cant thank Dr George enough. You would have thought Britt was her dog, she just took her time and allowed me to take mine in saying good by to my baby girl Britt."

DANA BISHOP
DAYTON, Ohio

"I am so glad we had Dr. George there to assist us with Mieko's passing. She was kind and caring and made sure we knew what to expect and gave us the time we needed. We are so grateful that we were able to say goodbye to our sweet boy in our home surrounded by family."

Jamie Howard
Centerville, Ohio

"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.

Regards,

Chris"

Chris Leigeber
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
“Jasmine has entered her eternal rest today, March 21, 2020 at 1:30pm. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family and kitty siblings.

Jasmine found her way into our hearts on February 24, 2004. Born in Mesa Arizona on June 22, 2003 to a nice foster family. We went to see about adopting her brother and almost left with him, when she ...
Kristi DeFalco
March 22, 2020
“I will always love you! You were so cute and lovable, you had such a cute face and that tail just wagged all the time, you were such a happy girl. Loved to sleep in my bed and the hall monitor! She loved the dog park and loved the swimming pool She was water junkie, loved to swim. You became the matriarch of Team Ralph, the nickname for her 5 ...
DANA BISHOP
March 11, 2020
“It feels surreal writing this, but with much compassion and many tears, we said goodbye to our sweet Buddy on Monday morning. Mieko was a consistent source of joy and companionship in our lives for nearly 18 years. Zona and I were 5 and 25 when Mieko joined our little family. There are too many memories, life events, and funny stories to even ...
Jamie Howard
February 5, 2020
“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
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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