I want to thank Home to Heaven for ALL the wonderful things they did for me when I had to make the decision that “it was time”. My experience has been so positive with such a sad situation. The difficult day I had to put my wonderful cat Boots to sleep, was made easier because Home to Heaven came to my home, talked with me, reassured me, made sure I knew everything that was going to happen BEFORE it happened. I was given the time to say goodbye and hold Boots until I was ready for him to go. They even made his paw print for me which meant so much to me. When I picked up his ashes, they are in a nice little blue box with a silver charm on top that reads “when you hold this, think of me”. How thoughtful and kind that was – a very special touch that made me feel they really do care.
Home to Heaven’s help did not end there.
You are able to post a tribute & picture for your pet, which I did. They also offer counseling services for folks who have lost a pet, and I believe you can even attend if you haven’t used their other services. I have been attending the first Thursday of every month for 4 months now, talking with LeighAnn, their counselor about my loss. The Home to Heaven setting is beautiful, comforting and LeighAnn is exceptional. We have talked about so many different aspects of loss, how to handle situations when perhaps other people don’t understand how much your pet meant to you, that it’s ok to cry, that this IS devastating for you, and it’s ok. I have gone from not even being able to talk during the first session, to now, where I can talk about my feelings, talk about the difficult times Boots had during his last few years, and be able to remember all the good things too. This has helped me to move through the grief and begin to accept that I did everything I could, and not to question if I made the right decision at the right time. I know I did, as difficult as it was. LeighAnn is very reassuring and so able to help you move through this difficult time.
Home to Heaven is a very special place, and I am so thankful they are here to help. I will always call them if it becomes necessary, and I will continue to take advantage of the wonderful counseling services. You are reading my words if you have lost or may be close to losing your beloved pet, and I am so sorry for what you are going through. I know it hurts, but hopefully, you will be able to try some of these things offered by Home to Heaven. Their website is really wonderful and gives you all the information you need.
~ CeCe R.
“More than anything else, Bailey loved being at home with her family. With Home to Heaven’s help, she died peacefully in my arms surrounded by all the things that made her feel safe and happy. The Doctors are truly angels to the animals they care for and the people who love them.
~ Sharon K.
The last gift I could give Katie was a peaceful death. It was critical to me that she be at home, in her own bed. Home to Heaven helped me accomplish that. They were kind, professional and totally attuned to us. Their compassionate care made a most difficult situation better. When the need arises I will use their services again.
~ Victoria M.