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.


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.


Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day. A $50 fee is incurred for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.


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

"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

"Dr George was very compassionate and helped us through the process during this difficult time. Thank you so much."

Travis Anderson
Dayton, Ohio

"When we realized there was nothing else we could do for our cat, Meeko, we called Lap of Love. Meeko was very sick and I could not bear to take him to the vet to do this. Dr. George helped us through this entire process and was extremely understanding and kind. It felt like she was a friend. She treated Meeko with the love and respect he deserved in his final moments. We held him the whole time and I felt like he felt no pain and he got to go in peace. I couldn’t have asked for such a horrible thing to have gone any better. Dr. George was extremely compassionate and I am thankful for her help in this difficult time.

Meeko was the best cat and I am so sad we had to let him go so soon."

Carly Ash
Dayton, Ohio

"Words cannot describe how Dr. George Croskey and Lap of Love took care of our family at this difficult time. Rudi was an English bulldog that has been part of our lives for the last 12+ years. Over the past several weeks, his health started to spiral downward, and the last few days of his life were just terrible. Although we could not tell if he was in pain, no barking, crying, etc, it was apparent that a decision needed to be made. My husband called me on the morning of 8/14/2019 to advise that now he had a bloody liquid seeping from his stomach, he was extremely swollen, his hind legs no longer supported him, and he was no longer able to control his bladder. I contacted Lap of Love and the experience was more than we could have hoped for. We were able to say goodbye to Rudi as a family, with a wonderful, amazing, Dr. George, by our sides. The compassion of Dr. George is indescribable. She cried with us and walked us through step by step. I would highly recommend this service to anyone having to make this difficult decision. Thank you Dr. George for your caring, support, and compassion, you will always be in our hearts."

Andrea Anderson
Springboro, Ohio

"One of the most difficult decisions we make is letting go of a beloved pet. It is a very emotional time, so we are not thinking clearly or objectively. For these reasons having someone who truly cares, lending both support and compassion was a blessing. Dr. Georgeanne brought a calming voice to the conversation, allowing time to reflect and speak openly. There was never a sense she was leading one way or the other, just listening with heartfelt sincerity. She carefully examined Ten (my best friend) and offered observations of his condition. It helped understanding from a medical perspective, his health was definitely in decline. Although this does not make it much easier, it validated my concern for his quality of life. We will always do everything possible to protect, so taking away any suffering and bringing them comfort, becomes the prevailing criteria. Dr. Georgeanne demonstrated a genuine kindness and sympathy, which was like having another family member present. Nothing can ever make this experience positive but consider having Dr. Georgeanne throughout, the only silver lining. I will remain forever grateful she brought her gifts (personal and professional) to my home last Sunday. Again thank you for providing Ten the dignity he deserved and facilitating the courage I needed to provide him eternal peace."

kristine Jacob
Kettering, Ohio

"My husband Todd and I are grateful to Dr. Croskey and the Lap of Love staff. Dr. Croskey was most understanding to our needs and grief as she was skilled in assisting our loved Chuck in his passing. We would not have wanted anything less than a peaceful passing for our boy surrounded by those he loved and those who loved and cherished him. When Chuck came to live with us it was forever and he loved his home. So to send him on his way surrounded by all he loved was a Blessing. For Dr. Croskey and the team we send our love and Blessings. Our family will always be grateful for the time that we had with our Wooly Mammoth and we will always cherish the times we shared."

Carla Anderson
Fairborn, 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
“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
“Jackie boy. The sweetest dog to ever exist. I wish I could play with you one more time. I hope you are resting easy sweet boy. We miss you very much and hope we gave you a happy life.”
Travis Anderson
November 4, 2019
“We love you sweet Lacey. Miss you terribly. You were a special treat for us. Hope you are running with the best of them in heaven. The Bible says God is going to reclaim all of his creatures. So one day we will be reunited.”
Doris Osborne
June 6, 2019
“Our sweet Bunny came to our home at the age of 9 months from a shelter. She lit up our home with the funny antics of a Boxer and her loving nature. We named her Bunny because of her floppy ears. Always patient and sweet, at the age of 10 she sadly was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her symptoms were mild and she continued to be our sweet Bunny. A ...
Melody Cleveland
May 7, 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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