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I can't thank you enough! My Bitsy crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday with the help of Dr. C. Bitsy has been fighting cancer for the past year. I finally decided that it was her time. I have been following this page for several years. I made myself a promise that if I ever had to do this. This would be the people that would help. The Dr and her staff was amazing! They know how upset I was. They comforted me that I was making the right decision. They took their time, and did everything that I wanted! They didn't push for anything! They explained everything right before it happened and as it was happening. They even stepped out so my other dogs could say goodbye. Thank you once again ladies! You made this very had decision a little easier. Jessica, Darby, and Bitsy Jessica L
..I take comfort in knowing Pyro had such genuine veterinarian care in her final moments and even after her passing until we were able to take her home. I can't thank you enough for that peace ..
Dr. Cornelius and her staff helped our family through the hardest decision we ever had to face with hospice support and counseling. She was great with our children, letting them know what to expect. She also gave us materialsabout the grieving process which our family also needed. The staff checked in on us and also made a very kinddonation in George's memory. Saying goodbye to our furbaby was SO HARD, but with Last Wishes, we could surround Georgie, in his favorite spot, with the same love we gave him every day he was with us. Evelyn G.
My family and I are so thankful for the wonderful services provided by Last Wishes. Our beautiful boxer boy, Jake, was terrified about going to the vet's office - I knew we couldn't subject him to that fear when it was time to say goodbye. From my very first phone call, which was extremely difficult to make, my experience was as easy, informative and pleasant as could possibly be, considering the circumstances. Dr. Spade came to our home this past Saturday to help ease our boy into a gentle, restful sleep. Jake is usually uneasy for a few minutes when new people come into the house. This was not the case when Dr. Spade and her assistant arrived. He was so incredibly calm and at ease with their presence - it blew my mind. I was worried that he would get agitated, which I was trying so hard to avoid. Our 10 year old granddaughter was here with us, as well as my elderly mother. Dr. Spade totally put our minds at ease, answered all our questions and explained exactly what she was doing along the way. We were shattered to lose our baby of almost 12 years, but her reassurance made us feel a tiny bit better about making this lousy decision. I don't think we could have asked for a more gentle transition for Jake. It is with a lump in my throat, tears rolling down my face and an intense pain in my heart that I say, "Thank you, Dr. Spade. Thank you, Last Wishes." This will be the only way we ever say goodbye to our babies. What a wonderful service you provide! Jeanie S
Thank you so much for all you did to make Honey's last days easier of her and for us ...
Everyone I interacted with at Last Wishes was so kind and caring. From the people taking my call to initially inquire to Dr. Spade and Joanna the day I had to say goodbye to my baby girl Margie. I could not think of a more peaceful and beautiful exit for Margie than in the comfort of her home, surrounded by love, while laying in my lap. Margie easily made friends with Dr. Spade and her kind and easy going nature. I know it sounds strange but being able to hold Margie, tell her it was okay and that I loved her, over and over, was really beautiful. My husband and I were encouraged to take as much time as we needed to say goodbye. I am so grateful this service is available and I have been recommending it to everyone I know so that someday if they have to walk this road, perhaps it will in some small way be easier. Thank you for making a very tough situation memorable. Rest in peace sweet Margie ~ Love you forever! Tammy Sue H.
Dr. Cornelius and her Team of Nurses and Assistants are surely equal to Angels, and I was fairly certain that I heard the flutter of wings! The normal life span of a Maltese is 13 years. Our Tucker's 13th year became a hard year for him and we took him to the Vet a number of times. My Vet gave me a brochure for Last Wishes, so I began reading articles and stories on the their website, and that's when I decided to call them. Best decision ever for our family! There is a Canine Chronic Pain Scale chart, and I used that chart weekly and then daily to help my daughter understand what was happening to her cherished friend. Dr. Cornelius offers a wealth of information for caring for your pet in the best possible way. And I must say with great conviction, that she is as Tender-Hearted as she is Brilliant as a Pet Physician!! During those last days with Tucker, I seriously watched him struggling to stay present with my daughter because he loved her every bit as much as she loved him. And I am certain that he would not let go until she was ready to say goodbye. But seriously, how can you ever be ready to do that?! That's why we needed Dr. Cornelius the most! She was amazing! She protected and cared for Tucker in the most tender and humane way and yet she was so sensitive and understanding to my daughter who just couldn't let go. Tucker was14 years 3 months old when he went to Heaven. Thank you, Dr. Cornelius, with immeasurable and deep gratitude for all you did for our boy, Tucker and for caring for our family just as wonderfully. Missie S
You made a very sad and difficult moment more bearable and your support during the last two weeks of Emily's life was crucial in making me be more at ease ...
I had scheduled euthanasia for Sha'do with our vet the on Monday, but his arthritis was worse and it had been several days since he really ate anything. After helping my 94lb Lab mix outside and back inside I called Last Wishes as soon as the opened. I had already sent a text several hours earlier because could not let Sha'do suffer another day. Jennifer who assisted me over the phone was able to give me an appointment same day. Dr Janet Hou and Joanna were very caring and gentle with my bear of a dog. She explained the procedure and allowed us to spend as much time as needed with him. The entire staff that we had contact with were respectful, caring and sympathetic. Allyson C.
I can't give all of you enough stars to reflect how empathetic, professional, tender, compassionate and patient you were. You helped Charlie pass with integrity and grace, and you left me with the memory of a peaceful and beautiful goodbye to my best friend. I will always cherish his clay foorprint and I'm grateful to have a memorial site that I can visit. Your follow-up cards and phone calls didn't go unnoticed, and they touched my heart. Thank you so much for everything. Leslie C
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Dr. Hou and her assistant Jennifer from Last Wishes were like two angels sent from heaven to me and my pet who was terribly ill with incurable cancer. They were very experienced and knowledgeable, and with the utmost caring and gentleness, provided expert veterinarian services and advice. My pet and I couldn't have been in better hands. They turned a horribly painful time into an experience where I was able to provide a loving, gentle, kind death for my beloved pet. The death he wanted, peacefully, at home, in my arms.
I feel incredibly lucky that they came into my life and can only wish that others may be as fortunate as I was to have their help and support. Beckye G