As this is the worst experience for a pet parent – and even writing now trying really hard to not cry. Davis was helped to let go the way I wanted him to, in my lap at home with the help of Dr. Kitt. She was most respectful of Davis – kept talking to him letting him know that this was the right time for him. Even apologizing to him for having to to use his other leg because of his veins. I respect her for the way she treated him. The care she gave him and us as parents was gratefully accepted and needed.
Our experience with Dr. Katie Hilst was beyond what we could have even imagined. From the minute she walked in our home, we felt so comfortable with her as if we had known her for a period of time prior. Not only that, but our dog warmed right up to her. She was so knowledgeable, caring and our dog went so peacefully. We can’t say enough good.
Thank you Journeys for helping my husband and I through the tough but necessary decision to have our cat put to rest. Dr. Laura came to our home and was very gentle with Storm our 17 year old cat and her humans. She helped us understand what was going to happen and we knew it was the right thing to do. Dr. Laura made a paw print for us and also gave us comforting hugs before she left. Storm is in her resting place with toys, pictures of her humans and her favorite hair comb.
Dr. Katie, we can’t thank you enough for the most gentle, peaceful service you provided in our home when it was time for us to let our beloved Stella go. As difficult as it was for us to make that decision, from the moment you came into our home with your professionalism, kindness and reassurance, we knew that it was the best, most humane thing that we could do for her. We are forever grateful that we heard about your service. We’ve cried a river of tears, she is deeply missed but we have many crazy, sweet memories from her 7 short years with our family.
The help Dr. Laura Purdy provided was wonderful. She made an impossibly emotional experience bearable. Bella was that one pet that had our hearts more than any other we’ve ever had. And, she was trying hard to be that wonderful dog all the way to the end, but it was time for us to let her go, and she had a wonderful 9 years with us. Cancer is the most insidious of illnesses, and I still cannot grasp why the innocents of animals should be attacked by it.
It was a peaceful, humane, professional way to say goodbye to Bella. Laura helped us as much as she helped Bella. We’ve been through this before, but never at home, and we would never do it any other way again.
The tears and longing will eventually subside, but we will always miss and never forget our little love, Bella.
Town of Middleton, WI
We wanted to thank Dr. Christine for her compassionate care of Paige with in-home euthanasia. We have been devastated by Paige’s cancer and needing to end her life. But Dr. Christine was so kind and understanding, and helped us as we said goodbye to Paige. And we appreciated her veterinarian skills in ensuring a smooth and peaceful transition for Paige. Thank you for the service you provide, and for being with us in such a sorrowful time.
I wanted to reach out to tell you how impressed I was with Dr Kit today. She made Carley and myself feel cared for, listened to and loved. Despite the ugly weather she was there for us and handled it with dignity & professionalism, while also showing kindness & caring. Carley was a very timid rescue dog who didn’t warm up to people right away, but she was completely comfortable with Dr. Kit. While the experience is still fresh I am working through it because it was so peaceful. I know it was the right thing to do and I have no doubt it was the perfect person and process to do it. Thank you so much, your job is tough but you do it so well! Carley is free of pain and playing with her friends who were there to welcome her.
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)