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. 

"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

"Dr. George assisted my Kase in her final moments to ease her passing in a most peaceful way. I could not have experience anyone with greater care and compassion than Dr. George. It meant so much to me to have Dr. George there and the kindness she showed to each of us.

Lap of love exceeded my expectations in care that day.

Thank you -"

Angela Hicks
Troy, Ohio

"Dr. George was extremely gentle and caring. He provided peace to Ariel that she hadn't had in months. We can't thank her and LapofLove enough for their sympathy and attentiveness."

Nicole Trexler
Fairborn, Ohio

"Dr George did an amazing job with Sadie and we had her delivered back to us the next day. I would always recommend Dr George for end of life services for your pet. Being able to have Sadie cross over the rainbow bridge while she was at home was so comforting. Thank you Dr George."

Rae McCurley
Middletown, Ohio

"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

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
“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
“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
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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