Toledo and Surrounding Areas

  (419) 775-4824

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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 - 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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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 gentle with my fur baby"

Katrina filmore
Columbus, Ohio

"Dr Sara was so compassionate and helped walked us through the process.. being able to be with buffy as she passed made me happy that she knew that we were there.. thank you so much for coming into our home"

Trisha Elinski
La salle, Michigan

"Dr. Sara was the best. She explained everything to us as she did it. She was so compassionate. We greatly appreciate her being there with us in Buffys last hour.. Thank you"

Trisha Elinski
La salle, Michigan

"dr Ryan was very gentle with Sammie and loved on her. I would recommend her to everyone."

Merilyn Notman
Swanton, Ohio

"Our Clinic is pleased and proud to partner with Dr. Ryan. Her compassion and genuine love of animals comes through in everything she does with our clients. Dr. Ryan has the unique ability to make an inherently sad situation warm, comfortable and loving. We absolutely love her!"

Jo Lemanski
DUNDEE, Michigan

"Dr. Ryan's sweet professionalism gently walked our family down the path of releasing our precious Rebel from his pain and suffering to eternal rest. She was compassionate to everyone involved, including our children and other pets. She made a very difficult painful time easier to endure and we will always be grateful for her assistance and leadership through the process. God Bless You Sarah!"

Wendy Stevens
Frenchtown Township, Michigan

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (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
“Millie (Big Momma) was the best dog girl like me could have dreamed about. For over 11 years she protected me and my family like no alarm system could have done. The house will never be the same.”
Katrina filmore
October 21, 2020
“Kurt and I our hearts are completely broken today.. we had to let our sweet loving Buffy of 12 amazing years go up to heaven and be an angel.. it broke our hearts but it was her time.. over the 12 years she definitely was the best dog anyone could asked for. she sure spoiled us and we gave her the best life we could.. she was so energetic and ...
Trisha Elinski
October 16, 2020
“Kurt and I our hearts are completely broken today.. we had to let our sweet loving Buffy of 12 amazing years go up to heaven and be an angel.. it broke our hearts but it was her time.. over the 12 years she definitely was the best dog anyone could asked for. she sure spoiled us and we gave her the best life we could.. she was so energetic and ...
Trisha Elinski
October 15, 2020
“Sammie will remain in our hearts for ever. She was a very good dog.”
Merilyn Notman
October 1, 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 334
Lemoyne, Ohio 43441

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