Lockport At Home Pet Euthanasia

Lockport 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 Lockport.

  • Hospice Care

  • Quality of Life Consultations

  • Euthanasia

  • Cremation

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.

Lockport Pet Euthanasia At Home

Lockport Pet Euthanasia At Home

(Extended travel is available by request: 708-315-7972)

End of Life Pet Care

VIP Vet Visit is a mobile vet practice in Lockport (serving zip codes: 60441 & 60491). 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.

Additional Questions?

Additional Questions?

VIP Vet Visit Angel Wing Logo
VIP Vet Visit Angel Wing Logo

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.

Orland Park IL

Pet Loss Resources in Lockport

Pet Loss Resources in Lockport

(Toggle for more information)

​Portrait Health Centers – (847-868-3435) – 16221 W. 159th Street, Suite 102, ​Lockport, IL 60441

At Portrait Health Centers, they have created an environment where the staff is warm and friendly, the doctors are accessible, and all patients are treated with care and respect.

Grief Therapists in Lockport – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

There are currently no grief support groups located in Lockport. To find grief support groups in other cities nearby, you can search search now using the Psychology Today online database. 

Wish Upon a Rescue – (331-223-9497) – PO Box 356, Lockport, IL 60441

Wish Upon a Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue focused on saving the lives of homeless animals while providing the community with extensive education, outreach and support. They believe in going above and beyond the status quo of rescue and are committed to providing innovative care and support for our animals physical and emotional health.

Why volunteer at WISH?

  • You will feel fulfilled by helping those that cannot help themselves, namely the animals.
  • You will teach rescued animals to love and trust.
  • We are in the business of saving lives.
  • Educating the community takes a large task force to accomplish
  • As a growing rescue, there are numerous teams growing their numbers. Your skill set could be a critical part!

If you are interested in volunteering, you can fill out their online application.

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

Adoptable Dogs Near Lockport – or – Adoptable Cats Near Lockport

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 Lockport – or – Adoptable Cats Near Lockport

​Portrait Health Centers – (847-868-3435) – 16221 W. 159th Street, Suite 102, ​Lockport, IL 60441

At Portrait Health Centers, they have created an environment where the staff is warm and friendly, the doctors are accessible, and all patients are treated with care and respect.

Grief Therapists in Lockport – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

There are currently no grief support groups located in Lockport. To find grief support groups in other cities nearby, you can search search now using the Psychology Today online database. 

Wish Upon a Rescue – (331-223-9497) – PO Box 356, Lockport, IL 60441

Wish Upon a Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue focused on saving the lives of homeless animals while providing the community with extensive education, outreach and support. They believe in going above and beyond the status quo of rescue and are committed to providing innovative care and support for our animals physical and emotional health.

Why volunteer at WISH?

  • You will feel fulfilled by helping those that cannot help themselves, namely the animals.
  • You will teach rescued animals to love and trust.
  • We are in the business of saving lives.
  • Educating the community takes a large task force to accomplish
  • As a growing rescue, there are numerous teams growing their numbers. Your skill set could be a critical part!

If you are interested in volunteering, you can fill out their online application.

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

Adoptable Dogs Near Lockport – or – Adoptable Cats Near Lockport

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 Lockport – or – Adoptable Cats Near Lockport

Euthanasia Appointment Overview

Euthanasia Appointment Overview

Dr. Karie, along with an assistant, will travel to your home (serving Lockport 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.

 

Meet Your Lockport Vet

Meet Your Lockport 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 Lockport traveling veterinarian – serving the southwest Chicago suburbs 7 days/week.
  • Certified in advanced euthanasia techniques by the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy.
  • Same day or next day appointment availability (from 8am-8pm daily) for at home euthanasia, hospice care or quality of life consultations.

Additional Certifications

Additional Certifications

Proud To Serve Lockport IL

Proud To Serve Lockport IL

Lockport Illinois was incorporated in 1853 and currently encompasses a total area of 11.56 square miles. It is a city in Will county located on the east bank of the Des Plaines River just north of Joliet. The population as of 2010 was 24,839. Their city is one of the best preserved canal sites in existence today and is situated along the Illinois and Michigan Canal.

Their park district called the Lockport Township Park District was created in 1945 and manages 38 parks and recreational programs. The downtown area has four museums and other historic places you can visit, including the Gaylord Building which is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was constructed in 1838, renovated in the 1980s, and is currently a restaurant with historical galleries on display.

Lockport has three major school districts: the Taft School District 90 on the southwest side of the city, Milne-Kelvin Grove School District 91 on the west central part of the city, and Will County School District 92, which is a public grade school with 4 separate buildings. They have 3 major high schools including Lockport Township High School District 205, Homer Community Consolidate School District 33C, and Will County School District 92. They also have two private grade schools: Saint Dennis Catholic School and St. Joseph Catholic School.