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A few months ago, Dr. Kelly Garrett helped us to bring our much loved beagle, Jamie, to his final rest. Dr. Garrett’s kind, gentle approach with Jamie gave us such comfort. We know that we did the best thing that we could for Jamie in bringing Dr. Garrett to our home to help us with his final day. Thank you.

Dr. Christina Kinkade – We can not say enough about how grateful we are to have found your service and to have had the services of Dr. Kinkade! It’s never easy to say goodbye to a beloved pet. We were heartbroken when our 7 year old dog, Mia was diagnosed with cancer and went downhill fast. We were told by the vet hospital that she was suffering and should be euthanized, but with Covid-19, it would not be possible for us to be there. Our regular vet, Dr. DeMarco of Kingston Animal hospital told us about Pet Loss at Home. I am so thankful I found this service to match families in need to vets who are doing this work to honor our pets lives. Dr. Kinkade was amazing!!! She was so very kind and patient with us and with our pet. Her gentle, kind nature and the knowlege she imparted made this process so much more bearable, and what a difference to be able to say goodbye our four-legged family member at home. It made this heartbreaking situation a little less sad. I feel like we were able to honor Mia’s beautiful life with a beautiful ending. Thank you SO MUCH Dr. Kinkade!!
The Nielsen Family

Dr. Leverone provided extremely gentle and humane service to my beloved 13 year old Labradoodle, Ozzie, and I can’t recommend him highly enough. From the minute he came to the door I knew that it was the right decision to contact him. Dr. Leverone patiently explained exactly what he would be doing and what to expect, and his professional yet kind manner made everything easier. I really felt like he cared about Ozzie and wanted to make sure the experience was respectful to both Ozzie and me. I could not have asked for a more peaceful end, and I thank Dr. Leverone for making that possible.

Saying goodbye to Maximus was the hardest thing I had to do in years, and I wanted him to be comfortable in his own home when we had to do it. Dr. Whisnand was patient and very comforting during the entire process.

Words cannot express the gratitude we have for Dr Mary Ann Bender. The quick return call and the same day visit on a weekend made our decision much easier.
Sitting on the living room floor with my baby in my lap, was the most beautiful way we could say goodbye.
No stress for her and no stress for us.
We hurt because she is gone but smile because she is at peace.

I want to thank Dr Alicia Darden for being very kind and compassionate and for the long drive to our house to put my sweet Labrador Dakota to rest. He had an a very aggressive cancer that came on suddenly and took him within two weeks. I was/am heartbroken I had him for 12 wonderful years and he was playing and running until this awful cancer struck. She brought Dakota’s ashes and clay and ink paw prints back to me. I highly recommend this service there is no good place to lose your best friend but letting him go at home was so much better than the cold environment of a vet office.

Tonight Dr. Durfee came to our home and helped us take care of our Boxer of 14 years. He was so professional and the experience couldn’t have been better given the circumstances. It was our first time experiencing this, and I am forever grateful it was done as it was. In home is definitely the way to do this Procedure. Thank you again.

My family was very impressed with how you gracefully handled the situation with kindness and respect. It was a beautiful, peaceful passing.

Thank you again.

Compassionate, professional, Dr. Rachel explained everything before it happened. Letting you know what to expect. Our buddy rocket is at peace. Thank you Dr. Rachel.

Brandy K.

This company cares and they let you take your time during the process. Had a wonderful experience, all my questions where answered promptly and it’s worth the price. Such a kind hearted vet , Dr. Alicia was amazing. I couldn’t of been more pleased even though this was a very hard experience for me and my boyfriend. Thank you for being so kind and working with us. Highly recommend.

Courtney Thompson

“Sandra, thank you so very much for your extremely humane and loving approach in helping Blue on to her next great adventure. There are no words to express our gratitude. You made our tragic loss into a beautiful close to a magical and irreplaceable story. Our hurt will take time to heal but I just want you to know what an impact you made on all of our lives today.”

Denver:  Dr. Robin Teague – I really wanted to let you know how appreciative I am for finding your service and getting connected to Dr. Teague in Denver CO.  It’s never easy to say goodbye to a beloved pet.  I was heartbroken to see Dusty struggling with his health the last few months and knew last Saturday it was time to let him go.  Given the Covid-19 situation I wasn’t sure what my options would be.  I am so thankful I found this service to match families in need to vets who are doing this work to honor our pets lives.  Dr. Teague was so kind and patient.  Even though I was the last call of a long day, he never made me feel rushed and was so kind and gentle with Dusty.  He just brought him home to me.  The beautiful wooden box that he is packaged in and a lovely bag and kind note.   It makes a heartbreaking occasion a little less sad.  I feel like I was able to honor his beautiful life to the end.  Thank you so much Dr. Teague.
Yvonne Hamby
Hank

Seattle:  Dr. Coon- Jack and I want to extend our sincerest gratitude to you for your kindness, professionalism and tenderness as you helped our beloved Hank cross from this life to the rainbow 🌈 Bridge.

It was such a difficult decision because he was so happy and lively even at age 7 1/2.  Your guidance and compassion helped make an unbearable decision easier.  He will be missed terribly and forever by our entire family.  But we are so thankful we had an opportunity to be with him as he passed even during this challenging coronavirus crisis.  Thank you for helping to make that possible.  God Bless you and we pray you stay safe and healthy as you provide this meaningful service. 🙏🏻✝️ Debra & Jack Behrens

Seattle:  Dr. Sandy Coon – I just wanted to thank Dr. Coon for coming out during this difficult time to help our sweet Kirby yesterday. It was an incredible gift to both me and him that he could pass in our home being held by his family. I can’t tell you how grateful I am. Thank you so much for making a difficult time a bit easier.

Dr. Darden was fabulous. Our friend found her for us, as we weren’t truly prepared to have to make the decision so quickly. But Dr. Darden came and explained the process, and was VERY patient with us. She is compassionate and caring, and you can tell truly loves family. And our pets are so much part of our family. Thank you Dr. Darden for making this just a little bit easier, when there is nothing easy about losing a loved one.

Denver:  Dr. Robin Teague – I am so glad to have found your service today. I tried to call 5 different services, to find someone to come to my home to end the suffering of my dear, sweet, bunny, Charlie. I wanted to make sure that it was done at home, so that his mate Matilda (Tilly) could be there with him, and to make it as comfortable for not just Charlie, but our whole family.

Dr. Teague met all of Charlie’s house mates, and was not rushed to do anything. When he went in to visit Charlie in his room, Matilda did not run and hide as she does with ALL strangers. I have never seen her stand her ground, but she sat inches away while he met with Charlie and while performing the service. That is huge!

Charlie was a very active, fun, friendly bunny that lived a good long life and will be sorely missed by us all.

As an aside, I started yesterday looking for a service. I was told by some that they do not have services for rabbits, others were out of town for te long weekend, and one another who never returned my call.

It broke my heart to see Charlie dying slowly, but it would have been too stressful for both Matilda and Charlie to be taken from the home. It was absolutely great, that Dr. Teague was the one to answer my call. Charlie could not have been in more caring hands.

Thank you so much for allowing everyone in the family be there to help Charlie (and me) at such a difficult time. My gratitude for the service you provided us cannot be stress enough.

Thank you from all our family! Jet, Tiger, Raven, Rudy, Marilyn and mostly from Matilda and Charlie.

Dr. Robin Teague veterinarian helped Charlie
Chicago: Dr. Aaron Vigil – Recently we were faced with the very sad decision to put our cat Ava, suffering with intestinal lymphoma, to sleep. I called your organization and was given Dr. Aaron Vigil’s name and spoke with him. I told him I was not certain if the time was right and would need to discuss with this my sister and he gave me his personal number to call anytime. Later on Friday evening I called and asked if it would be possible to come to our home on Saturday morning. He responded immediately and asked what would work best for us. All the anxiety of timing and a possible emergent run to a sterile vet clinic were eliminated. He was kind, compassionate, gentle and sat with us and prayed with us as our precious pet quietly and peacefully left us. He gave council to dealing with her remaining litter mate and stayed quietly with us. It was nothing short of a miracle and answer to prayer that a man of his character and faith would be part of this painful experience. Thank you all for what you do. You are all a blessing to animal owners.
Most appreciatively,
Daria C. Ruffolo DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Emma paw print w glass jewels

“We want to say thank you for making Emma’s paw cast and dropping it by our house last month. It’s beautiful and we will cherish it forever. Also, thank you for helping Emma cross over the Rainbow Bridge back on Oct 20th. We are forever grateful that she passed peacefully.”

Robert and Kathy Campbell, Parker.

When you sent your email, I went through your company website with some clarity, and it was actually quite enlightening and extremely helpful. I’ve been looking for answers, for questions I didn’t even know I had…and they they were…all on your website. It helped me feel more at ease with our decision, knowing now it was best. Even looking at all his pics and videos, I see now what I could t see before..that he was in pain, that he was not himself, that it needed to stop for his sake. This releases the guilt I’ve been carrying for ending his life, and the selfishness I’ve been feeling for wanting him back. Thank you for everything Dr Liu.

A short time ago, toward the end of August, 2019, we found we needed to allow our French Bulldog Andre to go to the Rainbow bridge.  We have never used a  home vet visit to put one of our beloved pets to sleep.  I can not express my thanks to Dr. Monica for providing this service for us.  It was peaceful and memorable.  Andre laid in my lap, with one of our dogs laying on my shoulder looking down on him, one seated on the floor looking up at him.  He wasn’t frightened, but happy laying inn my arms with me quietly singing his song to him.  Very gently he went to sleep.  I don’t know why, but I feel his presence in the home.  I had the experience with our other pets of being transferred to the vets office and our baby becoming a little upset.  There was nothing like that with Andre.  Thank you Dr. Monica for your patience, your kindness, for all that you provided for us and Andre.    Carol Joyce

Dr. Laurelle Danton:

I can’t say enough good about Dr Laurelle Danton. She helped my husband and I through one of the most difficult experiences of our lives. Two weeks ago we had to have our sweet little 13-year-old pug, Bugsy, euthanized. He had become very ill and it was evident he had to be put down before he got any worse. Dr. Danton spent quite a bit of time with me on the phone in the days leading up to his death. During the procedure she took time to explain everything to us and allow us plenty of time to say goodbye to our beloved little boy. Throughout the entire process she never rushed with anything and it was obvious she loves animals and would do nothing to cause undue pain. As horrible as having to do this was, having it done at home by Dr. Danton was the best possible way it could have been done. I would recommend this service, and especially Dr. Danton, to anyone who has to euthanize a pet.

Dog euthanasia put down at home Chicago

Excellent, compassionate, fantastic vet Dr. Niqole Varani from this wonderful company came to our 10-year-old black lab Jesse Jr.’s rescue today to put him to peace, no more lymphoma pain. If anyone considers in home vs at the vet’s office this is the group to use!! Really put us and the dog at ease. We are so grateful for her exceptional compassion towards us in a very difficult hour!! Thank you!! She is most definitely a vet to keep on your staff!!!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I used this service last night to relieve my sweet baby Topaz from his pain. He was 17, and I can hardly remember life without him. He is the love of my life. I knew I couldn’t wait another day, and I was thankful to find this service to come after hours to our home. Thank you, and I highly recommend this service to anyone who has to go through the loss of their pet. It is the best decision you can make for them…..to end the suffering. Please do not wait until they are too far gone in pain. The hardest part is letting go. Mommy loves you Topey Bear

Chicago, Illinois
Dog euthanasia put down at home Chicago

On Monday, August 26, 2013, we used this service to say goodbye to our furry baby, Casey. Learning about PetLossAtHome from a friend helped inform us enough to confirm our decision to put Casey down was the right one at the right time for her. She was just a month short of her 17th birthday. We were very blessed to have her in our lives all those yrs, but our home will never be quite the same without her. The vet did an outstanding job of handling us humans with patience and compassion in those last minutes that we had with our little girl, which made saying goodbye to her peacefully laying in her own bed in our bedroom so much better than a sterile vet’s office. I would highly recommend this service to anyone who is dealing with an older dog.

Chicago, Illinois

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