Dear Dr. Forslund,
THANK YOU for coming to our home and for bringing peace to Baby. I really miss her. I have Baby’s ashes now with me, and her urn arrived just today. She will always be with us. Thanks again, Dr. Forslund, for making a difficult time easier to bear.
We had to say goodbye to our beautiful bulldog, Baz, on March 28, 2013. We are grateful for the 10 years we had with him: he was a gift to us. He helped us through tough times simply by being himself--he was our "love dog" and a great friend. Dr. Forslund was very kind, and her calm, reassuring demeanor helped to give Baz a peaceful, painless passing at home in his favorite comfy chair, surrounded by love and gentle words. Truthfully, I couldn't hope for a better end for myself.
Thank you so very much for your follow up and for the most beautiful experience one could ask for when saying goodbye to a dear, dear friend. For 14 years he was my teenage boys' trusted pal and he LOVED them so much. Last Halloween they even gave him a costume, complete with Groucho Marx eyebrows which he had up until the day he passed! (See photo.)
We miss him dearly but are thankful we found you to make his passing so peaceful. He fell asleep in the corner of the family room on his favorite bed, where he would lie in the sun for hours every day. He will always be with us, silly big guy!
YOU ARE THE BEST. It’s a blessed service and you are an angel! Thank you again!
Dear Dr. Forslund,
I just wanted to thank you again for all your help and support. And your calling yesterday just to check in meant so much to me. Nobody does that these days. Nobody! I really appreciate it.
I miss my boy terribly but have made peace with the situation. Though I do still look in familiar places for Udo and walk the yard often just to remember, and will probably continue to do so for some time. I know it was the right thing and am at peace with it.
Thank you for reaching out and for the follow up. You have been so kind sharing your care and time. It is very much appreciated and has certainly meant the world to me.
You have made the unbearable, bearable.
Dear Dr. Annie,
I really must thank you for all the amazing comfort you, Home Pet Euthanasia of Southern California and Peaceful Paws have given us. You all treated our beautiful Scottie, Dougal, with as much respect as I would hope someone would treat us when we pass on. Letting a loved one go is so difficult, but you did it with so much empathy and gentleness.
We just received Dougal's ashes today from Peaceful Paws and the deliverer was so kind. The presentation of our dog in the beautiful cedar box and pawprint is so beautiful. The offer of grievance counseling is so generous.
I think when we look back on this experience, in time, we will see it all as very beautiful. We feel very grateful to you for being there for us.
Sending thankful wishes,
Melanie, Sal and Louie Cracchiolo
Jill was my 1st dog, but not my first shelter rescue. Jill was such a gentle, soulful pet and friend for 7 yrs. She was a fast learner and very willing to please. She taught us love, patience, forgiveness, and loyalty.
Dr. Annie was a referral from my neighbor. I would not have to go through what so many owners struggle with: the "last" trip to the "scary" vet...having our last memories together in a scary place. Dr. Annie was immediately compassionate on the phone and extremely knowledgeable about animal conditions, so I felt both an emotional comfort with her as well as trusting confidence. At our home, she sat and introduced herself to Jill, who melted under her petting and soothing voice. As hard as it was on us, it was amazingly easy on Jill.
Dr. Annie is "present", and not just before, and during, but after, with a compassionate ear and referrals if needed for the family.
Rest in Peace, Jill. We feel you around us, and some day, we will hug you and run with you again!
Angela D. Hollen, Ray, Amber
Losing Troy came out of the blue. He was playful, funny, and a total ham. He and I had an extraordinary relationship. But over a small space of time , I saw the light, and playfulness leave his eyes...replaced by fear, and uncertainty.
I do believe Troy gave us the gift, allowing us to let him go. As if he said to us, the show is over. Good night , Gracie! We all got it, and that's what has allowed us to heal.
I wanted to thank you again personally from our family ... and most especially Troy for providing a gentle transition to him on Sept 14th. He was a big dog with a big personality and his presence is missed in so many ways!! Yet we talk of his passing with gratitude, and how he recognized your arrival that day as his “exit”. It was a remarkable moment for us to witness his calm surrender. Thank you again for your calm and compassionate service at a difficult time.
Sincerely and gratefully,
When my ailing Chocolate Lab, Morgan, signaled to me she was ready to leave her diseased body, I immediately called Dr. Forslund . Sobbing into the phone, her words were so comforting and supportive and I knew immediately I was in good hands as I initiated this final act of love for my dog.
Morgan, was comfortable in familiar surroundings and seemed to sense Dr. Forslund had come to end her suffering; as the three of us sat together in the warm sunshine. I so appreciated the unhurried manner in which Dr. Forslund performed her services making it so much better for me as I shared my final moments with Morgan. Afterwards, I took comfort remembering how peaceful the end was for Morgan.
Dear Dr. Forslund,
We received Slate's paw prints and the death certificate package last Thursday. The paw prints were amazing. The little joyous cat print on the original paw print was so perfect for Slate as that is how he was! And, the 2nd paw print was perfect with the little mouse and quote. We both cried buckets. Your words were so comforting. John and I can't thank you enough for everything. I think back to that evening and wouldn't have known what we would have done without you.
Dear Dr Annie,
Bernice and I just wanted to thank you for helping us through a very painful and heart-breaking experience. Your empathy and love for animals is evident and we are thankful that Dr Wexler-Mitchell referred us to you. Saying Goodbye is never easy, but we are so content with our decision to let Zack go here at home. Being ale to hold him in my arms before, during and after was the best for both Zack and myself. I know that he felt me holding him tight and his eyes were locked on mine as he made his transition. I could not have asked for more.
Rancho Santa Margarita