Downers Grove At Home Pet Euthanasia

Downers Grove At Home Pet Euthanasia

Young girl hugging dog on the ground during in home pet euthanasia

House Call Vet Services

For dogs and cats in Downers Grove.

  • Hospice Care

  • Quality of Life Consultations

  • Euthanasia

  • Cremation

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Peaceful • Comfortable • Private

After your pet has passed, we wrap them in an angel wing blanket and transport them in a custom basket or stretcher decorated with flowers, along with a white silk bed inside.

Downers Grove Pet Euthanasia At Home

Downers Grove Pet Euthanasia At Home

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End of Life Pet Care

VIP Vet Visit is a mobile vet practice in Downers Grove (serving zip codes: 60515 & 60516). We also travel to other local cities in the southwest Chicago suburbs. Our house call veterinarians provide end of life services for dogs and cats, including hospice care, euthanasia and cremation, in the comfort of your home.

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Special Services – 100% Free

*Your appointment includes numerous beautiful offerings – all free of charge.

Special Services – 100% Free

*Your appointment includes numerous beautiful offerings – all free of charge.

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Pet Loss Resources in Downers Grove

Pet Loss Resources in Downers Grove

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Alder Grove Counseling – (630-206-0272) – 1101 W 31st St Suite 105, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Their team is passionate about helping.  As experts in the fields of psychology, counseling, and social work, their therapists has a diverse range of experience and clinical interests.

Donna J. Gluck, LCPC – (630-353-0697) – 1001 Maple Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

D.G. Counseling has multiple therapists with a wide range of therapeutic styles and experiences, which helps them to meet the unique needs of their clients.

Grief Therapists in Downers Grove – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

Grief Psychiatrists in Downers Grove – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory

Grief Support Groups in Downers Grove – Meetup Online Directory

West Suburban Humane Society – ([email protected]) – 1901 W. Ogden Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515

The West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS) is a volunteer-based, animal welfare organization that was founded in 1972 as a lost-and-found referral service. Now, they operate at full capacity at all times, providing care and housing for up to 25 dogs and 60 cats in their facilities, and even more animals in their foster homes.

They are able to provide this care with the help of two full-time and eight part-time employees and numerous volunteers. Their facility is open to the public six days a week. They continue to reunite lost animals and their owners by maintaining a database with information on over 33,000 pets and their owners, and by providing free pet identification tags to all pet owners.

PetSmart – Adopt a local dog or cat near Downers Grove through Petsmart Charities. Conduct an online search:

Adoptable Dogs Near Downers Grove – or – Adoptable Cats Near Downers Grove

Adopt-a-Pet.com – A non-profit, tax-deductible 501(c)(3) adoption advertising charity and North America’s Largest Non-Profit Pet Adoption Website:

Adoptable Dogs Near Downers Grove – or – Adoptable Cats Near Downers Grove

Alder Grove Counseling – (630-206-0272) – 1101 W 31st St Suite 105, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Their team is passionate about helping.  As experts in the fields of psychology, counseling, and social work, their therapists has a diverse range of experience and clinical interests.

Donna J. Gluck, LCPC – (630-353-0697) – 1001 Maple Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

D.G. Counseling has multiple therapists with a wide range of therapeutic styles and experiences, which helps them to meet the unique needs of their clients.

Grief Therapists in Downers Grove – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

Grief Psychiatrists in Downers Grove – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory

West Suburban Humane Society – ([email protected]) – 1901 W. Ogden Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515

The West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS) is a volunteer-based, animal welfare organization that was founded in 1972 as a lost-and-found referral service. Now, they operate at full capacity at all times, providing care and housing for up to 25 dogs and 60 cats in their facilities, and even more animals in their foster homes.

They are able to provide this care with the help of two full-time and eight part-time employees and numerous volunteers. Their facility is open to the public six days a week. They continue to reunite lost animals and their owners by maintaining a database with information on over 33,000 pets and their owners, and by providing free pet identification tags to all pet owners.

PetSmart – Adopt a local dog or cat near Downers Grove through Petsmart Charities. Conduct an online search:

Adoptable Dogs Near Downers Grove – or – Adoptable Cats Near Downers Grove

Adopt-a-Pet.com – A non-profit, tax-deductible 501(c)(3) adoption advertising charity and North America’s Largest Non-Profit Pet Adoption Website:

Adoptable Dogs Near Downers Grove – or – Adoptable Cats Near Downers Grove

Euthanasia Appointment Overview

Euthanasia Appointment Overview

Dr. Karie, along with an assistant, will travel to your home (serving Downers Grove and other neighboring southwest Chicago suburbs), so you and your pet can remain in a peaceful, comfortable and private environment. All of your love and focus can be directed towards your furry family member during this emotional time. The entire appointment is typically 1 hour long, which gives her the opportunity to work at a relaxed pace without rushing through any part of the process. 

Dr. Karie will begin the appointment by providing an overview of the euthanasia procedure. She takes as much time as you want to discuss any of your questions or concerns. The entire process is individually tailored towards your preferences, interest level and comfort.

small white dog laying on couch with pet parent before in home euthanasia

Once you are ready for the procedure to begin, your pet will receive a sedative under the skin that consists of a pain-reliever mixed with a heavy sedative to help them feel calm and comfortable. As the sedative takes effect, usually within a few minutes, you can typically notice your pet’s pain slip away as they continue to relax.

Once you and your pet are relaxed and at peace, you’ll have as much time as desired to share one last memory together. After receiving your permission to proceed, Dr. Karie then administers a second injection with an overdose of anesthesia that will typically make your pet go to sleep within 60 seconds.

Lastly, a third injection of angel juice is administered that first effects their brain and respiratory center. This rapidly stops their breathing before stopping their heart and giving them their angel wings.

The entire process is very peaceful for your beloved family member. After your pet has passed, you can continue to spend as much time with them as needed. As a memorial keepsake, we offer a clay paw print for you to keep after your final goodbye, along with a personalized glass jar containing a lock of your pet’s hair – free of charge. If cremation is elected, we transport your pet out of the home in a custom carrier lined with fresh rose petals and can include their favorite toy or blanket.

 

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Meet Your Downers Grove Vet

Meet Your Downers Grove Vet

Dr. Karie Anne Johnson Mobile Vet for VIP Vet Visit

Dr. Karie Johnson

Dr. Karie Johnson

  • Co-founder of VIP Vet Visit and your Downers Grove traveling veterinarian – serving the southwest Chicago suburbs.
  • Certified in advanced euthanasia techniques by the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy.
  • Offering flexible scheduling where you can book appointments online for in home euthanasia, hospice care or quality of life consultations.

Additional Certifications

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Proud To Serve Downers Grove IL

Proud To Serve Downers Grove IL

Downers Grove Illinois was incorporated in March 1873 and currently encompasses a total area of 14.457 square miles. It was founded in 1832 by Pierce Downer. It is a southwest suburb of Chicago and a village in DuPage county. The population as of 2010 was 47,833.

As of 2017, the top employer in the city is Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital with 2,500 employees, followed by GCA Services with 1,500 employees. Other notable employers are University Subscription Services, Midwestern University, Advocate Health Care, and Pepperidge Farm.

Downtown Downers Grove made the list of “Top 10 List of Downtowns” in the Chicago Tribune. The Tivoli Theatre attracts many visitors each year, along with over 140 other community events and festivals. They have over 600 acres of park area for recreational use and about 450 different recreational actives to choose from throughout the year. During the summer, there is an antique and specialty car show every Friday night.

Downers Grove has two public high school, Downers Grove North High School and Downers Grove South High School, both of which are part of Community High School District 99. They also have twelve public elementary school and two public middle schools. There are also two Catholic Schools in Downers Grove, St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s of Gostyn with classes from per-school to 8th grade.