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Paisley

Our sweet Paisley was suffering from an unknown disease that was stealing her quality of life. We found such sadness in her illness. Making the decision to not continue to allow her to suffer was incredibly hard, but I find so much peace in how it was handled. From materials on how my son and other pets would handle it, to the quiet ease of her passing, Last Wishes truly made it a calm, peaceful, non-traumatic transition. We're sad, but the way she left us was with the highest quality of care and love, right on her favorite bed, as we loved and cherished and spoiled her very last moments. I can't say enough about how Last Wishes came in and explained everything in detail ahead of time, took into consideration our other dogs and helped them have closure, and took care of every detail so that the only thing we had to focus on was saying goodbye. It's a service I would recommend to anyone. The Hickman Family

Mr. Peabody

Thank you to Dr.Spade for helping us and Mr.Peabody today. He was a very special little guy, stubborn 'till the end ❤ When our senior dog suddenly took a turn for the worse, we contacted Last Wishes. Not only did I receive a compassionate response from their office by phone within hours, Dr. Spade also personally responded to let me know she would be coming to see us the very next day. They were prompt to arrive and handled our sad situation with genuine compassion for all involved. Mr. Peabody said goodbye with dignity and comfort, surrounded by those who loved him. Thank you, Dr. Spade and your equally awesome vet tech--for providing such a high standard of medical care and for your kindness. Christina

Lexi

Thank you for helping us with our sweet Lexi last Sunday. She let us know it was time to go and I'm glad we were able to do it at home in comfort. She was deeply loved and we will miss her snuggles and her sweet personality.  I will highly recommend Last Wishes to anyone making these tough decisions for their pet. ~Angie B

Ziva

Thank you for helping Ziva yesterday. She was my girl and I am thankful she isn't hurting anymore Michele F  

Brady

Just wanted to say thank you, once again, for the wonderful service you provide. Last Sunday, February 12th, Dr. Hou and her assistant came to our home to help our beautiful boy, Brady, ease into eternal rest. This is the second time in six months we have called on Last Wishes to gently help our two cancer stricken boxers pass ever so gently in the comfort of our home. Our hearts are truly broken, it's so hard to imagine our lives without them. It is so very hard to have to make the phone call that will ultimately end the life of your baby - it is, however, somewhat easier when you have the assistance of such compassionate, caring and knowledgeable doctors by your side. After experiencing such a tender transition twice in less than a year, I know I will never, ever again opt for euthanasia in a vet's office. Both of our boys, particularly our first, were nervous wrecks whenever we were at the office for check-ups, procedures, etc. I knew we couldn't/wouldn't subject them to that fear as we said our last goodbyes. Again, Dr. Cornelius, Dr. Hou and Dr. Spade, we can't thank you enough for the care we received. You are a true blessing for so many families. From the first phone call to the heart-wrenching end, your establishment is a top notch practice, we will always be so very grateful for your support and guidance. Sincerely, Jeanie, Ken and Briana S  

Henry

It's a very sad day in the Martin house. We had to say goodbye to our fur-baby, Henry. We are very thankful for Last Wishes In-Home Pet Hospice and Palliative Care, Dr. Spade, and Betsy for taking such good care of Henry and our family on this difficult day. Your memory will live on, Henry  Erica & Cody M

Lola

Thank you Dr. Cornelius for the love and care you showed Lola (and us!) over the past year. We sincerely appreciate you and although we are going to miss Lola tremendously, you made this final transition much easier for us. ❤ -Michelle G

Tino

It is the hardest thing when you have to come to the decision to put your "baby" to sleep especially sooner than you expected. About a month ago or so ago my dog Tino was diagnosed with lung cancer. He had terrible arthritis in his back and started having trouble walking. Nonetheless, he still had vitality and loved going for walks. He never wanted to go back inside, he'd always tug or hold back when he saw us heading for the house. From one day to the next, he stopped getting up when he saw his leash. I thought maybe his back is hurting more today, so I carried him outside. He didn't move or use the bathroom anywhere. He just laid down in the grass coughing and taking shallow rapid breaths. This was it and my heart sank. I was never going to keep him longer than I should for selfish reasons, but I never thought it would be night and day when it came time to have to do it. Only yesterday he was still fighting and showed efforts of wanting to live and enjoy the everyday beauty of fresh air and being outside. It all changed so quickly and I felt terribly unprepared. I had no appointment, it was a Saturday afternoon so my vet had closed early already, and given his extremely weak state I didn't want to move him too much to take him to an emergency clinic. I remembered having found the website for Last Wishes the week before so I quickly call them. The website had mentioned that you typically would make an appointment and pay a down payment. I hadn't done anything but prayed they were able to help. A sweet and genuinely concerned young lady answered the phone. I was ok and composed when I called but as soon as she started to get some from information from me about my baby and what was wrong, I broke down. I told her all his symptoms, his diagnosis and his current state. Very sweetly and sympatheticly she took my took my name and number and said she would call Dr. Cornelius and see if she would be able to fit me in between her appointments. Just a couple minutes later she called me back and said Dr. Cornelius could fit me in and would be stopping by. I was so relieved. My heart hurt for my baby who was scared and didn't deserve to suffer any longer. The incredible service that Last Wishes provides by coming to your home and allowing you to say goodbye where your baby is able to be comfortable in their own home is an immense kindness. Every one I had the pleasure of speaking to were absolute angels and I can't thank them enough. It was supremely difficult when it was time but Dr. Cornelius was incredibly loving and sympathetic. My baby was able to rest peacefully and with dignity. I don't think I could have made a better choice than Last Wishes. They are absolute saints. Even as last minute as it was to have this appointment they still carried supplies to make a paw print with his name and a beautiful little charm. I cannot thank them enough for all that they do. Thank you Last Wishes for being there for me and Tino. You offer an amazing service. Thank you, thank you. ~Xenia C.

Samson

My 14 year old Golden had a seizure on Tuesday night and was doing poorly afterwards. I knew it was time, so I called Last Wishes and they were at my house in about 1-1/2 hours. The team was so comforting and gently helped my beautiful Samson over the Bridge to wait for me. Thank you so much. Lori Ann

Twitch

I just want to thank you so much for helping Twitch leave us peacefully. You made this so much easier in such a terrible time. Tess

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