I can not say enough about the genuine compassion and emotional support Dr. Laura exuded when she visited my home this weekend. She immediately gave me a sense of peace and reassurance that I was so in need of in making this very difficult decision. The whole experience was handled with kindness, dignity and a spiritual grace. I have such respect and a deep sense of gratitude towards Journeys Home that I can not adequately express it through words. Dr. Laura Purdy is truly an angel on earth and has given me the gift to someday consider opening my heart to another kitty in my home, which I had sworn I would never do after all Cleo’s tests and treatments. Thank you for giving me hope.
Thank you for being so wonderful and understanding, and always making a very difficult time a little easier. You have helped Earl, Katia, and Austin pass peacefully, and have been there for me with a hug and understanding that just means so much.
Thank you so much. Your kindness (And Dr. Laura), means more than I can express. I refer you to all my friends with pets, and always encourage them to consider home euthanasia.
Madison, WI (via Facebook)
Our little rat terrier Simon finally was too sick from liver cancer to keep going. We have had our last 2 dogs euthanized at home using our regular vets. This time they did not have time to come out to our home and suggested Journey Home. Our vet called them to plan his meds with their visit. Dr Laura was able to do an evening appointment that same day which was nice because we were all as ready as we could be. She was so caring and compassionate and walked us through the difficult process. She was so gentle with our little boy. We really appreciated it.
(via Google Reviews)
I want to thank you for your comforting assistance taking the time to wish our pet kitty Mr.Tipper a nice farewell and send off. He was our only kitty and will be missed dearly. Again we thank you for your help.
Thank you for your kindness and compassion. We were able to say goodbye to Gigi in the comfort of our own home in a humane and dignified manner.
Dr. Katie was a relief to a chaotic and sudden illness, literally overnight as far as any signs or symptoms, of our beloved and young dog, Kyra. My vet did all of the blood work and sent me home with a dying dog; she was suffering from Lime Tick Nephritis, i.e.-sudden kidney failure (in spite of religious use of Frontline). We snuggled our dog the whole night as she seemed peaceful and still alert. My husband refused to bring her in to an emergency vet hospital for euthanasia due to the anxiety that an unfamiliar environment would evoke in Kyra. Dr. Katie came from Madison to Janesville within hours of our call and helped us to comfort our dog while she peacefully fell asleep on our deck listening to birds and squirrels. Kyra seemed at peace although we are still in shock; however, we feel solace that she was able to go being embraced in her favorite setting with all of our love. Dr. Katie was gentle, empathetic and mindful of us… she really cared.
We want to express our immense gratitude to Dr. Laura for coming to our house this past Monday on Oct 2, 2017. She helped our beautiful boy, Jake, pass peaceful in our living room. Everything Dr. Laura did and said was perfect that day. I was frantic that morning because of the big task ahead to figure out how to handle this transition.
One simple phone call with Dr. Laura was all it took to begin the process. She came to our house exactly when we needed her. She was so gentle and loving with our Jake and that meant the world to us. She was also so perceptive to our emotions and handled herself in perfect response to what we were needing at this time. She gave the right amount of information during the process so we knew exactly what to expect from beginning to end.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are forever grateful. We hope any else losing a pet can have the same heartfelt care that we got from Dr. Laura that day. We will never forget our Jake and will also never forget the compassion we felt that day from Journey’s Home. Thank you Dr. Laura.
Sun Prairie, WI
I had to put my cat to sleep yesterday, and was feeling so guilty. I ran across your article on the web about “is euthanasia playing God“. I’m Christian, too, and believe animals go to Heaven. Your perspective was a great comfort to me. Just wanted to say thank you. You blessed me with a bit more peace.
It was an extremely tough decision for me to come to the conclusion that my 20 year old cat, Hook, was reaching the end of her life. She had been a very healthy cat up until the last year, so a trip to the vet was very rare for her. I dreaded the thought of having her last moments in a cold, sterile vet’s office, where I’m sure she would have been stressed and scared. I am so thankful that I found Journeys Home. Dr. Laura couldn’t have been more sweet and compassionate. In spite of the very sad, difficult situation, I felt a little more at ease.
Cottage Grove, WI
Today is the one year mark of my sweet Shadow’s passing. I received your card and forget me not seed packet in today’s mail. Thank you so much. It means so very much to me that you took the time to send this. It’s hard for others to understand the grief I feel. I miss her. Will love her always. Thank you again.