A Gentle Goodbye Veterinary Hospice

Your Mobile Veterinary Hospice Practice in Chicagoland

Here at A Gentle Goodbye, we specialize in hospice care, euthanasia, and geriatric care for your beloved pet in the comfort of your home. We understand how emotional and difficult this time can be, which is why we do everything we can to make you feel comforted and at peace throughout this entire process. If you’re looking for reliable and compassionate end of life care, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

  • I cannot express enough how supportive and comforting your service was to me and Sophie. Dr. Kristina was wonderful with me and with my Sophie. She was caring, compassionate and respectful. In such a difficult situation, Dr. Kristina made Sophie and me comfortable and secure. While it is always supremely difficult to make a decision about when a treasured pet has endured enough pain, I was reassured that I had chosen the appropriate time and for good reason. I was so moved by the caring way Sophie's body was transferred to the stretcher - so respectful and gentle. While this was one of my saddest days, it was also a day I will never want to forget. Please know that Dr. Kristina has the gift of compassion which surpasses many. I thank the Gentle Goodbye Team for all you have done to help me - and Sophie - through this difficult transition. Thank you for everything. You have helped me accept the inevitable and to take steps forward while appreciating the past.

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    Anonymous
    9/25/2020
  • Thank you so much for the note. It was great to meet Dr. Molly as well, and we were so happy with the decision to put him down at home with her. The eulogy is so sweet, thank you!

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    Sahrish S.
    9/23/2020
  • We are so grateful to Dr Juliana and to all the staff for all your support through this difficult time. Dr Juliana was amazing and it was such a relief to see Isabel so comfortable and peaceful all throughout. We are so thankful for what you do.

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    Rina B.
    9/21/2020
  • Dr. Kristina was so great!! So sweet and understanding and she explained everything to us and the kids as we went. The eulogy for Gus is so sweet and we are grateful that she took the time to write that for him! Thank you again for everything! From the first phone call to now, you all have been just amazing!

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    Jana S.
    9/09/2020
  • It’s always so difficult to say goodbye, but your team made it a bit easier for me and my kids. Thanks again for the care, concern and respect you showed.

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    Jeanine G.
    8/19/2020
  • Dr. Juliana was so kind and caring that she put me at ease the minute she walked through the door, she knew what a hard decision it was and helped me through the process. I never felt rushed and she explained the entire process which put me at ease. There aren’t words to thank you but I know there is a special place in my heart for all of you. Again, thank you for all the kind words and gestures that made my first week without Lucy much easier.

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    John W.
    8/19/2020
  • Thank you so much! That is so thoughtful of Dr. Molly. We will treasure this. She was very kind, respectful and helpful in every aspect of our family’s gentle goodbye for Riley. We all felt it was just right. Thank you for providing this loving service and this very thoughtful note.

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    Pat S.
    5/28/2020
  • This is so beautiful. Thank you so so much...brought some fresh tears to my eyes. I so appreciate your kindness and the sweet, loving nature of the Dr. Kristina. She helped ease my worries about my decision. I hope your whole team stays safe and healthy. Thank you again.

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    Jackie
    5/19/2020
  • We want to say thank you to every member of A Gentle Goodbye team for your compassion, thoughtfulness, and deep empathy. This was an incredibly hard decision but having you all to walk alongside of us was a true blessing. Please extend my thanks to Dr. Molly. From the moment she walked in and met Charlie, he was totally comfortable. She had a really special presence and was the reassuring, calming guidance my family and I needed. I can't imagine what it's like to do this work, walking with grieving families and being there for painful moments. It takes great fortitude but I am so grateful to all of you who are called to do this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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    Maria S
    5/19/2020
  • Thank you so much to you and Dr. Kristina for this incredibly kind note and the beautiful eulogy for Theo. We miss him so much every day, but we take some comfort in knowing how peaceful his last moments were, and that he isn't in pain anymore. His brother, Dennis, is a ray of sunshine in our lives right now, giving us lots of snuggles and reminding us to see the joy in life. We are incredibly grateful to Dr. Kristina and A Gentle Goodbye for helping to ease the pain of such a difficult experience. Thank you again for your support.

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    Natalie J.
    3/20/2020
  • Thank you for the thoughtful email. And thank you for being available for Mandy on Saturday with very short notice. I am so grateful that you helped Mandy have such a peaceful goodbye in her own home. The eulogy was beautifully written and so touching to me. It really described her story and the wonderful bond we shared. Thank you so much for being there for Mandy and me.

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    Tim K.
    3/16/2020
  • Thank you so much for all the kindness and compassion that your entire team gave me. Dr. Kristina couldn’t have been more kind and supportive. Also, her help and guidance with my other Golden was spot on and made it much easier on both of us. You all provide the type of euthanasia experience I wish every caretaker and their pet could have.

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    Terri K.
    3/03/2020
  • Dr. Liz was so kind and patient. While it was also very tough with the previous dogs, Polo and I were bonded like no other. That, mixed with his young age, made this one especially difficult for me. We truly value the calming experience your team provides.

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    Lora
    1/18/2020
  • While the experience was certainly a painful one for us- saying goodbye to our sweet boy was heartbreaking- Dr. Karen was a shining light who truly made the experience more bearable. Her compassionate and gentle demeanor helped guide us through a very difficult experience. I cannot thank you all enough for allowing us to send off our good boy with empathy, love, gentleness, and calm. It was an immeasurable gift. Thank you for helping us give him the goodbye he deserved. Hunter was an integral and loved part of our family and changed us all for the better. We are so grateful for the opportunity to give him the loving goodbye he deserved.

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    Lorri and Barry H.
    12/20/2019
  • I could not imagine a kinder or more compassionate person than Dr. Karen to get us through this situation. This was not an easy decision but she confirmed that it was best for Gabby under the circumstance. Dr Karen gave us the time we needed to talk about Gabby, she was so very gentle with Gabby and very supportive of us and understanding of our needs. We are very grateful to her for making such a difficult time a little easier and so peaceful. The greater the love the greater the grief, Gabby was loved deeply. Thank you for the caring service that you and your staff provide.

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    Barbara and Tom N.
    11/14/2019
  • "Thank you so much for the caring thoughts. I too felt comforted in knowing Dr. Liz was there with such tenderness. I will pass on your business info to all my friends and neighbors. Bless you"

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    Barbara J
    11/11/2019
  • Dr. Kristina was fantastic and certainly helped us get through the loss. Our family can not thank you enough for being there for us, it made a tough day a little better

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    Tony B.
    11/05/2019
  • Having Dr Kristina here made this most difficult time confirm that Barley would be in a better place. I am so glad that we were home. You all do an incredible job and it was greatly appreciated.

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    Cathy G.
    10/29/2019
  • Dr. Kristina was amazing and we could not have been happier with her service. Happy is a strange term to use for such an unfortunate event but the compassion and respect she showed for the process does put a smile on my face. These are not easy decisions to make and when I first made the call I was not certain if it was the right course of action. Dr. Kristina helped to add clarity to the vagueness of his condition and we knew this was the right decision for Sam. I was able to rest assured that we knew Sam's story from beginning to end. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for offering this service.

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    Matt N.
    10/28/2019
  • Dr. Karen was wonderful. She made sure that the entire process was as comfortable for us as possible.

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    Anonymous
    10/24/2019
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