I had an elderly cat with multiple health issues, and in spite of valiant efforts he was obviously failing. In the past I had always taken my cats to a veterinarian or emergency clinic for euthanasia, but I had read an article about Journeys Home Pet Euthanasia in a local magazine and I thought that would be a more gentle end of life experience so I found their web site and called them.
Dr. Katie Hilst answered the phone, asked some questions about my cat, and we set up a home appointment for the following evening. Dr. Katie arrived at my house at the appointed time and was extremely compassionate and caring, both to me and my cat. It is never easy to say goodbye to a pet but Dr. Katie made the experience far less traumatic than it would have been at a remote location. I highly recommend her services
Thank you so much to Dr. Purdy… she came out on short notice (in a rainstorm) and did a very nice job. She was professional, respectful and made a very difficult thing easier to bear. Thank you
My daughter and I were so thankful to have your service recommended by the UW Veterinary School. We were stressed at the thought of having to bring our deaf and blind little cat to a clinic to be euthanized. This would have been extremely traumatic for her. Dr. Laura’s prompt attention to our situation gave us immediate peace. We cannot thank her enough for her professionalism and kindness while assisting our beloved Molly to her final home.
Thank you, Dr. Katie, for your kindness and compassion in assisting our sweet Abby in her transition from this world this past week. From the moment you walked through the door, we knew we were in caring and capable hands. And given how Abby greeted you with kisses and the wagging of her tail, we believe she knew this as well. Your gentle demeanor and empathy were what we needed to make this incredibly difficult day bearable. Thank you again for allowing Abby to pass in the comfort of her home, surrounded by the love that she so greatly deserved. You are truly an angel among us.
I just want to thank you for helping me with putting my dog to sleep… you made it go so smooth. You said all of the right things at the right time. I felt like you knew jur-z and myself for a long time. Thank you for everything that you do! Thank you for making my impossible day, possible!
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to you for coming to our home this past weekend. Your calm and peaceful presence was much appreciated, and fit right in with the quiet loving comfort we were trying to provide Milo that day. Thank you for being so gentle.
I forgot to mention to you that your quality of life scale was very helpful to me in thinking about what was best for Milo. I did not know what his little body would do as his cancer progressed, and your scale actually gave me information before those stages started to happen. I’m sure this scale has been useful to others as well.
Thank you again for making the trip to our home. I hope your drive home went ok in the snow.
We have had many beautiful memories with Dott and tonight was our final one that I will never forget. Dr. Laura, I woke up this morning never thinking one of our babies would need your amazing heart and skill. In fact I didn’t know ‘Journey’ even existed. How blessed/lucky we were that it does exist and that you were their for our girl and us in our time of need tonight. Your compassion, respect and sincerity is what Dott deserved. As she was such a loving gentle-hearted girl.
Thank you Dr. Laura and thank you ‘Journey’ for existing!
Dr. Katie took one of the most difficult days of my life and made it what I needed for my cat Shadow, pain-free and a peaceful transition. I have been through this before and did not know what to expect. You truly showed the compassion, patience, care and respect that was lacking in past experiences. You are a genuine professional and your love of animals clearly shows. The world needs more people like her.
I knew it was probably time to say goodbye to my little Cavalier rescue, Charlie, but I needed one more validation. I received that from Journeys Home. When Dr. Katie arrived at my home I knew I had made the best, most caring choice for Charlie. Her kindness and skill put us all at ease. Charlie was relaxed and stress free. I am so grateful that I made that call. Thank you, Katie, for sharing your immense empathy and helping Charlie rest in peace.
Thank you for your beautiful soul in how you were for us yesterday.
There was nothing missing in your gentle compassion and heartfelt procedure.
I am going to email you some pictures of our beautiful friend. Please use them on your site if you want.
We wish you love and wellness,