How do I find the words to describe how wonderful the staff are at Home Pet Euthanasia? Thank you for helping our family through a difficult time.
Gidget was adopted in 1999 at 2 1/2 years, and she passed last month. She lived a full life. She was the ring bearer at our wedding. She watched her little brother grow to be 9 years old. I promised her she would not die in a vet hospital--alone, cold and without her family.
After a tearful phone call to Dr Annie, who spent an hour on the phone explaining quality of life and how a dog thinks during this time, I realized Gidget was just being brave for us. The following day, after a great last meal, I told her Dr. Annie was coming. She watched the sunset, full and happy; she even followed the sun around the house before coming inside. She passed with all of us holding her. She seemed to truly be at peace and out of pain.
For us, she was a sister, mother and companion, who will always have a place of honor in our hearts.
Michael & Susan Allen
While I know we did the right thing for our sweet girl, it has left a huge hole in my heart. But I am so grateful that she was in our lives, and shared her sunshine and joy with us. She was my shining star, and when she could no longer go on her daily walks, chase (and never catch) squirrels, and play with the neighborhood children, we knew it was time. I am so grateful you were there to help her painlessly move on to the next phase of life. She deserved to be spared pain and distress, and it was so much better to be able to hold her in my arms... I sincerely hope to be with her again someday.
Thanks for all you did for us and our Ms. Tawney.
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.
Dante, the little kitty that could. I adopted him at six weeks old. He and all his extra toes lead an amazingly long seventeen-year life. My "cat of little brains" was the most friendly, loving, sweet, dumb-as-a-box-of-rocks purr monster. My dim bulb has been the brightest light in my life. Thank you for providing a compassionate, loving, low-stress, peaceful service to both the animals in your care and to the people who truly care for their fur babies as much as they would their own child. You are blessed with an amazing heart and I am so grateful to have had you come and care for Dante and me.
With light, love, peace, joy and gratitude,
Laurie Beth Martin
We always wanted a dog, but didn't have the room. One Saturday, there was a cute brown and white, medium-sized guy on death row. He buried his nose in my daughter's lap as if to say, "Please, please get me out of here." That's all it took for me to slap down $50.00 and save his life. He was the sweetest, most lovable, huggie guy. He was so smart, we could swear he knew English!
Thank you for all you did for Buddy and for us. You helped make his passing so peaceful. As you prepared Buddy for the final injection, we all laid hands on him. He was so calm and relaxed. As he received the final injection, I held his face to mine and told him, "Look at me, Buddy, we love you so much." As he closed his eyes for the last time, my sister and I both saw what looked like a smile from him. No more pain.
Thank you again for everything,
Rancho Santa Margarita
Thirteen years ago a 10 week-old female Golden ended up in Shelley’s arms, in our car, and in our hearts forever. We named her Amber, appropriate for the color of her coat. Having told Shelley that I just didn’t want our new friend to see our bed as a place to hang out, only a week later one of us was found to have invited Amber up on the bed (oh, I guess that was me), and so it went until she couldn’t make it on her own. We didn’t “own” Amber, she owned us.
We’re sharing this with you Dr. Forslund, because in some way you were part of the Amber experience. You were so awesome from the moment you entered the house. You understood our pain, you spoke lovingly to us and to Amber and gave us all the time we needed to be with Amber to the end. We can never thank you enough for your professional compassion.
Mike and Shelley McGuire
Pugsley had such a huge, brave heart, he needed someone who could help him go with dignity, respecting him along the way. When Dr Forslund bent down to talk to Pugsly, that was the first time he lifted his head. It was so he could lick her face. It was obvious that he was so comforted by her gentle soul that he knew why she was there, and was thanking her for helping him. Dr. Forslund made the whole process gentle and calm. Pugsly passed with not even a flinch, and I knew he was pain free.
One of our main concerns with our Pippin was in spite of his health challenges after his heart attack was that he would never suffer.
Dr. Forslund was truly an angel in our time of dire need. She was amazingly kind in our time of need and gave us so much time to say goodbye to our boy. She impressed me with her care, attention and love for our dog. She made the passing much better than it could have been. Thank the lord we were able to connect with her and be able to make a rough situation into something which we can remember as a peaceful and calm ending for a highly valued and loved family member.
Rest in peace Little Pippin...
Richard and Megan Wade
Dr. Forslund was amazing during this trying time. I had just suffered a traumatic horse accident and was in no condition to deal with the passing of my dog but with the Doctor’s calm and compassionate manner, all went well. I could not have asked for better closure.
I wanted to thank you, Dr. Forslund, because this experience went better than I expected. It was wonderful to see my baby at peace and without pain.
Gina was born in 2000. She was absolutely beautiful and she knew it! She accompanied the family when we moved to the United States from South Africa. She was such a brave trooper and had no problem claiming the new environment as her own. She was featured in a few magazines as well as calendars in South Africa and here in the United States.
Thank you once again Dr. Forslund for making such a difficult time so much easier. Your help allowed Gina to pass painlessly and without stress in the spot where she loved spending time. This peaceful way that we parted from her will definitely help our family to mourn her in a positive and respectful manner.
The Els Family