PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$250

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$350

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.

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 Eve, 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 - 200 pounds$400

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 - 200 pounds$300

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 in a pet cemetery.

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. Sarah

Sarah Ryan, DVM

I grew up out in the country in a suburb of Dayton, where I enjoyed the companionship of a dog, many outdoor cats, and a few hamsters throughout my childhood. My deep love of pets and my desire to serve the community inspired me to become a veterinarian. I earned my bachelor's degree in Biology and Pre-Veterinary Sciences from the University of Findlay and my doctorate from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, I focused on small animal companion general medicine and surgery at Banfield Pet Hospital.

Being able to build a bond with families in their time of need and help ease their loved one’s pain is a privilege to me and I’m honored to have the opportunity to expand Lap of Love's services to our community. I currently have two golden retrievers and three guinea pigs. Turner, my male golden, was rescued as a puppy and was named after the Atlanta Brave's baseball stadium. Taylor, my female golden, is named after Taylor Swift.  My guinea pigs are named Pooh Bear, Junebug, and Wookie. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and in 2017, I visited Thailand and the world-famous Elephant Nature Park.

About Sarah Ryan, DVM

I grew up out in the country in a suburb of Dayton, where I enjoyed the companionship of a dog, many outdoor cats, and a few hamsters throughout my childhood. My deep love of pets and my desire to serve the community inspired me to become a veterinarian. I earned my bachelor's degree in Biology and Pre-Veterinary Sciences from the University of Findlay and my doctorate from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, I focused on small animal companion general medicine and surgery at Banfield Pet Hospital.

Being able to build a bond with families in their time of need and help ease their loved one’s pain is a privilege to me and I’m honored to have the opportunity to expand Lap of Love's services to our community. I currently have two golden retrievers and three guinea pigs. Turner, my male golden, was rescued as a puppy and was named after the Atlanta Brave's baseball stadium. Taylor, my female golden, is named after Taylor Swift.  My guinea pigs are named Pooh Bear, Junebug, and Wookie. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and in 2017, I visited Thailand and the world-famous Elephant Nature Park.

"Thank you for being so compassionate and caring for our baby girl. We miss her terribly. Having someone like you who truly understands the feelings that go along with making that horrible decision, somehow eases the pain. We could not ask for any better outcome. You and your organization do a wonderful service for all of us who face this situation. Thank you and all who participated in this. If we should come in contact with others who need your services, we surely would recommend you."


Sylvania, Ohio

"I want to tell you how much I appreciated your kindness yesterday. You made a really tough experience a little more bearable with your loving, caring nature. If I find any friends in need of your services I will highly recommend you. Thank you again!"


Toledo, Ohio

"Thank you Dr. Sarah for your kindness and compassion during our most difficult day."

Heidi Liburdi
Perrysburg, Ohio

"My husband and I could not be happier with Lap of Love and the care they provided for our sweet dog. We had no idea such a service was available, and when we found we could have this done at home without subjecting our dog to a scary trip to the vet, we decided to try it. Not only was it less scary, it was actually as perfect as something like this could be. He was calm and peaceful in our own living room, Dr. Ryan was so good with him and helpful to us on our sad day reassuring us and guiding us through the process. Everything was tasteful and done with proper timing, allowing us to say goodbye, give our hugs and kisses, and feel that final peace we needed. They even called our regular vet to inform them, and they sent us a hand-written sympathy card afterward. HIGHLY RECOMMEND."

Karen Colton
Toledo, Ohio

"Dr. Sarah was AMAZING! She made us feel so comfortable and cared about. She spent way more time with us than what was charged for. She helped make Baron’s last moments the best they could be. I absolutely love her, and would recommend her to anyone and everyone who has beloved pets."

Nikki Badman
Perrysburg, Ohio

LOCAL RESOURCES

  (419) 885-4421

Humane Ohio - Pet Loss Support

  (419) 708-5799

Veterinary Emergency Center - Maumee

  (419) 474-5403

Trilby Animal Hospital - Pet Loss Support

  (419) 873-8146

Banfield Pet Hospital - Rossford

SERVICE AREA
Helping families in the following areas:

Our veterinarian proudly serves Toledo and the surrounding area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30-$100 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Thank you Waggers for choosing me to be your momma. I’m a better person because of it. Having you was the greatest gift of my life. You will forever be my baby. Please know I will never forget you as a huge part of my heart went with you.”
Heidi Liburdi
October 23, 2019
“Baron was my first Mini Schnauzer love. He was a rescue who made me fall in love with the breed. He was the most loyal dog I have ever known. He loved participating in dog sports with me (agility, tracking, obedience), and even more, loved just doing fun things with mom, like running at the park and rollerblading. He was a seven-time agility ...
Nikki Badman
August 6, 2019
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 334
Lemoyne, Ohio 43441

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