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.
Dr Laura was very compassionate and was able to come on a Sunday to help our baby over the rainbow bridge. She was able to pass gently and Dr Laura was so reassuring and supportive of our choice to end her suffering. Couldn’t have had a better send off to our beloved.
Thank you for making a very sad and heartbreaking moment peaceful and dare I say beautiful. I cannot thank you enough for the kindness and gentle care you showed Georgie before, during, and after she passed away. I would not have wanted the moment to be any different.
The entire process was respectful. You were so loving that I felt like you had known us forever. I am grateful to have had you with Georgie and me at such a personal and emotional time.
You are a strong, kind, and special person to do what you do. You bring comfort and peace to a heartbreaking situation. Thank you for all you do.
On behalf of myself, Dennis and Mike, I cannot thank you enough, Katie, for your professionalism, expertise, kindness and sincere compassion in helping the three of us through the process of saying our final goodbyes to our dear chowpanion Nicholas. Although it was extremely difficult and heart breaking to have to say this final goodbye to Nicholas, you made the entire process as easy and comforting as it could possibly be. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your services and are so happy that Journeys Home Pet was there for us! We will definitely be recommending Journeys to anyone who is facing their final days with their beloved companion.
Thank you for your wonderful valuable service… you were kind & compassionate. I’m so grateful Charlie was able to stay at home.
I would like to thank Journeys Home for their compassion and understanding. They listen and are loving and most helpful when you need them.