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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. Susan L


Thank you Christie for making the darkest day of my life a little easier. You guys are amazing. Mongo            


Thank you Dr. Spade and Joanna for easing the departure of my beautiful Cookie. The decision to let her go was one of hardest I've ever made. With no outward signs of pain and suffering, I worried that she wasn't ready. Seeing her at rest, in peace, I know now that it was the right time.  


Mira came into our lives a year and two months ago. I was driving into my in laws subdivision to assist my husband. His parents had moved into an assisted living facility in Conroe, and we'd had taken on the task of emptying out the home and either renting it or selling it. What's this? A large black dog walking towards my truck in the middle of the road. I stopped my truck and as I rolled down the window to say hi to this sad looking dog, she walked around to the side of the car. Her eyes met mine and I could hear, Please, help me! And that is how Mira, as I named her came into our lives. We weren't ready for another dog, as we had just lost our 16 year old dog with kidney failure recently. Buy Mira stayed and after her vet check up we learned that she too was in kidney failure. She was a quiet very well mannered dog who loved to shake and just be near people. Her mannerisms led us to believe that perhaps she had been a service dog in her earlier years. She was a good walking buddy for me, and quite a couch potato in spite of her 65 pound size. Yesterday Dr Cornelius with Last Wishes traveled an hour and a half from Houston to Cold Spring to assist Mira in crossing over. She had stopped eating almost two weeks ago, and after a week of trying to jump start her kidneys with IV fluids, it became apparent that we needed to bring her home to spend what time was left. That was Saturday morning. Dr. Cornelius and her assistant made the transition for Mira a very dignified and less stressful situation. We were in our own home and Mira on her bed that she had slept on since she had come to live with us. We will miss her dearly. Thank you Last Wishes for helping us during this difficult period! RIP my darling Mira.


It's been a week ago today that our boy Bogey went to doggie heaven. He was in hospice for a short time and seemed to be getting worse day by day. He had lung cancer unfortunately . I want everyone to know how wonderful Last Wishes was for us! Dr Karen and Stacy ( I believe I was distraught ) came over and it was so awesome how they gave us the care, time alone with our boy, and compassion during this awful time in our lives. It was so comforting not like at a vet office on a cold table. I will certainly use them again if need be. They even made a paw print and gave us hair clippings. Loving touches that meant a lot to us . We miss our baby but know in our hearts he's running free! Thank you again!


Our big boy Duke was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma a fatal cancer, he had taken a turn for the worse but with pain med management he is doing so much better. Thanks to Last Wishes In-Home Pet Hospice and Euthanasia, they came out last Sunday and gave us some medical advice on Duke's meds that eased his comfort big time and we are enjoying some sweet days with him. We highly recommend their services!  


I cannot say enough about Dr. Cornelius and the entire crew at Last Wishes.  They truly understand pets and the special place they hold in our hearts.  I would not change one thing about our experience with them, and i find comfort in knowing that our sweet dog's last weeks and moments were calm, loving, and precious.  We were able to focus on our girl and our time with her.  Last Wishes has also helped quite a bit in the months after.  They recommended support groups and guided towards proper counseling for me and my children. After 1.5 years of chemo, our dog did not like going to the vet, but she looooooved Dr. Cornelius!  Every time she came to the house, Ida wanted to sit next to her and "help."  Because of this sweet relationship and comfortable environment, Ida was calm and happy until the end.  I really could go on and on.... so please do not hesitate to contact Last Wishes.


When our sweet lab Cici's condition deteriorated rapidly, we reached out to Last Wishes. Even though it was the first time we had contacted them, Dr. Cornelius and her team graciously fit us in at the end of long day. Dr. Cornelius and her team were warm, supportive, and empathetic through the entire process. They took great care of our dear friend and of us. I am so grateful for this service. We had plenty of time to say good-bye and were never rushed in any way. It was a calm and peaceful end for our girl, in her comfy bed surrounded by her family. I was also impressed with the great care they took in transporting her at the end. If you are an animal lover, sooner or later you will be faced with saying good-bye to a friend and I highly recommend you enlist Last Wishes to help with that transition.

Cuba (Kooo-buh)

I gave them 5 stars but they deserve ten. The first time I had to put a pet down was many years ago. She was Heidi the German Shepherd. The vet and his staff were less than compassionate and I knew I would never allow that type of behavior to affect an animal of mine ever again. Cuba (Kooo buh) the Wonder Dog was a an 11 year old Boxer and was suffering from cancer. Fortunately until two months ago he was fine and would jump up onto the sofa and sit in my lap (boxers are puppies for life). He weighed 80 lbs. then.Over this last few weeks I knew I was going to have to euthanize him as it was getting more and more difficult for him to function and now he was down to 60 lbs. Someone who rescues pugs recommended Last Wishes and I am very grateful they did. My concern was that I did not want Cuba to feel the slightest bit of fear as we went down this last road with him. Dr. Cornelius and Stacy came to the house and we had Cuba on a dog bed surrounded by family. They were calm and that helps the pet owners and the pet. They did not rush us and they took the time to interact with Cuba. I knew it was the right decision when Cuba quickly got half way up and started licking Dr. Cornelius' face. She did not jump back or freak out (trust me, not all vets would have reacted like her). She smiled and hugged and petted him. To say I love Cuba is an understatement; even writing this review is tough - something in my eyes. I am comforted in knowing that by using in-home euthanasia through Last Wishes Cuba felt no fear, was treated with respect and love, and slipped away as his family petted and caressed him. I hope when it is time for me to follow him that I am afforded the same dignity. Dr. Cornelius and Stacy, I have to say, you rock and I will always remember this. Thank you for assisting us and especially Cuba so perfectly in this really difficult time.


I cannot say enough good things about Last Wishes. I wish I hadn't needed their services, but could not have asked for a more comforting experience. My cat was not doing well and I knew it was time to make that call. I had found Last Wishes from an online search so I texted them and they responded right away. Karen (I'm pretty sure that was her name??!!) called me and was very supportive and understanding. I immediately felt taken care of. She discussed everything with me and patiently guided me through all the decisions (ie cremation, returning the ashes or group burial). Someone was able to come out that afternoon, which I thought was wonderful because I didn't want to wait knowing my cat was in pain and discomfort. Dr. Hou and her assistant arrived on time and from the moment they stepped in my house, they were both supportive and comforting. Dr. Hou explained the process and what to expect and made sure I was comfortable with everything. When the time came to begin, Dr. Hou talked to and pet Sammie and made sure she was comfortable. While the sedative was taking effect, Dr. Hou sat with me and talked to me. It was such a comfort to have her calm presence, for both me and Sammie. As Sammie was crossing over, I was sitting with her and petting her on my bed and I cannot imagine a more peaceful way to go. Afterwards, they took paw imprints and removed Sammie in a respectful manner. I cannot recommend Last Wishes highly enough and although this was such a difficult situation, Dr. Hou and her assistant offered such comfort and support.

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