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
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!
ODE TO CHEENA
You were our constant, our cornerstone, making us laugh every day and when there were bad times, you gently reminded us with your big soulful eyes that we could do better, that we still had a lot more in us and we were bigger than our circumstances.
You have done your job well, my friend.
Your work is complete.
Go in peace our sweet Cheech.
The Landes Family
San Juan Capistrano
Dear Dr. Forslund,
Thank you so much for everything you did yesterday. It's never easy to say goodbye to a beloved pet and companion, but I appreciate how dignified the process was and your professionalism. I can tell you care very deeply about what you do. I am so comforted knowing that Whiskers transitioned in a safe, loving, dignified environment.
Sweet Marley is gone. She was 13. Her health had been failing for the past several months. We opted for comfort care. Marley hated going to the vet. So I decided that my final gift to her would be to allow her die at home. It is a decision that I will never regret. Dr. Forslund was this kind of special person, giving comfort to the loved ones who are saying goodbye to a cherished pet. Soft-spoken and gentle, she took time to get acquainted with Marley and to talk to me. She made sure all my questions were answered. She made sure I didn't feel rushed. Marley was never afraid. As sad as it was, it was also very peaceful.
Thank you again,
Fibi was more than a pet to me, she was a PART of me. Our lives changed and continued to change in many ways for 14 years because of her. She brought me so much love and joy for so long and I will forever love and miss her. I used to pray that I would just wake up one morning and find that she had passed in her sleep. After my experience with Dr. Forslund, I am grateful that didn’t happen. Fibi left this world in the most perfect way possible, in her favorite spot, with loving arms around her. She was so peaceful, content, and unafraid. Dr. Forslund was incredibly sweet and made both Fibi and I feel at ease and ready. It’s an amazing gift that she gives to families.
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
From the moment we brought Tink home she never left my side. She mothered me and my 22-month-old twins from the day they were born and loved to hang on anything she could and watch what was going on. Saying goodbye to Tink at home has made my heart hurt a little less and helped me find more peace with her passing. You were so kind with her and made sure she was relaxed and comfortable. I know that we made the right decision and I have no regrets because I was able to give her a loving end to her life.
Dear Dr. Forslund,
Thank you so much for your kindness to me, Zoe and Zachary. I really did have a difficult time saying good-bye to Zoe, but you made it all so much easier. Your ability to instantly connect with Zachary and Zoe tells me that you are indeed a good and loving person. I rescued Zoe from a busy street in 1998, and she immediately became part of my family. She deserved nothing short of the transition you were able to give her in the comfort of her own bed. Thank you!