June 5, 2017
Tonight we faced an agonizing choice. Our German Shepherd Jazzy was having problems that we knew she would not bounce back from. She was 13, had lived a very long and loving life. And although we wanted to be selfish and keep her with us until nature took its course, we knew that was not the proper thing to do for her. So we called Dr. Fixler. His office was very understanding and responsive. They walked us through the process, made sure we were
comfortable with everythingthey were going to do, and gave us time to say our good byes. Jazzy did not sufferon her journey across the Rainbow Bridge. She was treated lovingly and with respect throughout the process. We are very thankful for the compassionate care that Jazzy received, and although the choice was a difficult one, it was made much more tolerable through Dr. Fixler's handling of the situation. Thank you.
March 23, 2017
I cannot express my thanks fully in mere words for the very sweet manner that Dr. Fixler and Jasmine cared for our dear Sushi in our home and where Sushi always found the most comfort. And my sincere thanks to you, Alicia, for speaking with me care-fully and with an
obvious con cernfor my doubts and confusion with respectto the procedure that would help Sushi on his way.
Michael, if I may, assumed the role of Sushi’s friend, and his guide, from the moment he met us both at our home. And at the precise moment, I believe, that Sushi needed it most, Michael was there to bid him “Sweet Dreams”. How wonderful for Sushi, my Jean-Marie and myself, that the path of three of you ultimately led to our door.
“Sometimes we give comfort and love and receive comfort and love at the same time!”, and I know from Sushi’s recent care that this certainly applies to all of you at Happy Endings In-Home Pet Euthanasia.
January 30, 2017
I cannot thank Dr. Fixler and staff enough. Thank you to the staff who answered the phone, taking the time to listen to me through my tears with
patienceand compassion. Thank you Dr. Fixler, for walking us through the process with kindnessand caring. Thank you for offering such an amazing service to those going through the worst situation. I will be forever grateful.
November 20, 2016
My beloved 'G', an 8 year old Yellow Lab was hit hard with cancer in just the past week. It came on very quickly. Tests showed that it was affecting multiple organs, and at least one of the tumors was rupturing, causing internal bleeding. Surgery could have uncovered even more, resulting in euthanizing him right on the operating room table, as the odds given were very low for a good outcome. At best, my 'G' only had two to three days left, and the closer it got to the end, the more he would have suffered.
My 'G' was a very integral part of my daily life. He wasn't just a beautiful dog, he was Family. He was smart, funny and very loving. I owed it to him to let him leave this world in a dignified manner, and letting him go at a Vet office on a table wasn't an option I would ever consider. I brought him home after he was given a transfusion by IV and also a sedative. I made him comfortable at home, spending the evening with him, sitting right by his side. As bedtime approached, I then spent the entire night lying next to him, petting his head and side to sooth him while he fell asleep, with soft music playing in the background at a low volume.
The next morning, my 'G' rallied for a while, going outside for his morning break, and even laying on our bed in his usual spot. As the morning progressed, I could see he was laboring to breath. Shortly after that, Dr. Fixler arrived with his assistant. I had 'G' laying on a comforter with pillows, in
his favorite spotin the living room. Dr. Fixler took time to speak with 'G', helping to put him at ease. The first shot was a pain killer and sedative, that helped to relax him. I was right there, talking to my 'G', holding him and loving on him the entire time. A while later, Dr. Fixler did a second injection by IV, and shortly thereafter, 'G' just peacefully went to sleep, his pain and suffering were over.
I want to thank Dr. Fixler and his assistant, for the
caring and compassionateway they treated my 'G'. They took the time to explain the whole procedure to me from beginning to end, and there was never a rushto get it done. It was a procedure that I wasn't looking forward to, but as it happened, I was grateful for the way things went for my 'G'. He's now up there in the heavens, whole again and pain free, running along Rainbow Bridge.
- Tim L.
October 25, 2016
We are so grateful to Dr. Fixler and Morgan for coming to our home and helping to make the passing of our beloved Diego a little easier. Dr. Fixler explained every step he was taking, how long it would take, and what Diego would be feeling. He was
compassionate and patient. I highly recommend Happy Endings as an at home alternative to ease your pet's passing.
- Kathy & Dave
November 7, 2016
I would totally recommend this company! The doctor was
so patient and kind. Explained everything. Answered all my questions. They treated my dog with such dignity and respect. Quick and painless. So wonderful. Just got his ashes back in a beautiful urn. Thank you, thank you so much!!
- Debbie H.
September 1, 2016
They were so amazing,
kind and understandingduring this very difficult process. It was peaceful, and I was grateful for this service.
- Dawn K.
August 2, 2016
Dr. Michael was wonderful as we said goodbye to our dog Harriette. She was in so much pain; the decision to end her pain was made so much easier as the staff came to our home and explained the entire process. They
allowed me to grieve and tell storiesof her 14 years with our family.
- Karen L.
June 30, 2016
Just had the service done by the doc and his assistant they were
very professional and very caring. They made Wilma's journey to the rainbow bridge as best as possible.
May 15, 2016
Dr. Fixler and his assistant, Jasmine, came to our home last Monday to help our beloved, almost 13 year old Greyhound, to the Rainbow Bridge. They handled George with
such tenderness, and his passing was peaceful. He was in his own bed with us nearby and it helped all of us to know that he was comfortable. Dr. Fixler explained how our Great Dane would probably react and he was so correct. We are at peace with our decision and would not hesitate to contact Happy Endings when the time comes for another pet to cross over.
Alison and Charlie
- Alison S
May 6, 2016
We put down our beloved Chug, Rusty, in April 2016. Happy Endings staff, especially, Dr. Fixler, was
so compassionate. He let us have as much time as we all needed to let Rusty go. We will be forever gratefulto them for helping us through this difficult time. We recommend him very highly.
- Jean & Rick W.
May 6, 2016
Dr. Fixler and team provided services to our beloved Tiggy last Thursday. Came the same day we called. His
caring for both our cat and our familywas wonderful. He explained every step of the process, did not rush us and was very careful in handlingTiggy. We could not have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend them.
- Tom H.
April 12, 2016
As I am finally getting past the sadness of losing our beloved rescued hound dog Darlin Clementine, I wanted to thank Dr. Fixler, Jasmine and the super sweet gal that took my call. A call no one wants to make, but when Darlin's cancer had taken it's toll, the
nicest and most sincerely compassionatepeople came to her and my rescue. They really put my mind at easeexplaining all options and this was the most humane thing for my suffering companion. I miss her so, but I am so happy that Dr. Fixler and staff were there doing Gods work during such a dreadful time. Thank you so much, I have spread the word of the great service you provide, compassion being the key! Thank you again, most sincerely.
- Bill & Carol T.
April 6, 2016
We had a very large (Mastiff) and difficult dog. My greatest fear was seeing him stressed and fearful in his final moments. Recognizing Dublin's anxiety and capacity to get aggressive, Dr. Fixler worked with me to make Dubs
calm and relaxed. His final moments were peaceful, calm, pain free and stress free. We got to say our final goodbyes knowing he was finally beyond his pain. We are forever grateful Dr. Fixler.
P.S. The Rainbow Bridge poem with Dublin's paw print is framed and forever on my wall. Thank you.
- Dan P.
April 1, 2016
We called the AM our boy was so sick, Dr Michael and Alicia came so fast, I could not imagine Chief suffering the entire day. Dr Michael came in and
gave us such comfortknowing our decision was correct. We have been heart broken, but know, our Boy "Chief" was taken care of with respect and comfort. Thank you so much for your service.
- Derek Springfield
March 28, 2016
We are snowbirds spending our winters in AZ with our beloved 14 year old cat, Samson, who loved the sun and warmth as much as we do. When Samson became very ill and we knew he wouldn't get better, we didn't want to subject him to the long trip home in the car. After that difficult decision, we contacted Happy Endings.
Dr. Fixler came to our house, thoroughly explained everything and allowed us all the time we needed to hold Sam, give him our last words of love, and say good-bye. Samson passed quickly and peacefully. Dr. Fixler and his assistant are
caring, compassionate, understanding and professional. Thank you for providing this great service for the dignified, loving loss of a beloved pet. If you find yourself in the position of having to let go of your pet, I highly recommend Dr. Fixler.
- Diane Moore
March 24, 2016
We can't express enough what a beautiful experience this was. It was
empathetic and professional. More importantly it was peaceful and comfortingfor my dog. I was so happy for making this decision. It was definitely the right choice. Thank you so much for helping my girl go over the rainbow bridge.
February 29, 2016
I can't thank Dr. Fixler and his assistant enough for the service that they provide They were very caring and gave us all the information we needed to make the best decision for our pet. It was a hard choice and they made us feel comfortable with our decision. It was very helpful for our pet to be
comfortable and not stressed. I would definitely recommend their services!
- Stevie McDonald
February 7, 2016
Thank you!!!! We lost are beloved Sniper just a few days ago. Happy Endings you were fantastic.
Compassionate, informative, very professional. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Sniper went very peacefully the way he deserved to go. We just couldn't see taking him to a vets office, too much stress. But he was able to be around all his family to say good by. Thank you again for making a very sad time easier. We miss you Sniper.
- Jessica Rutledge
January 3, 2016
Dr. Fixler and his staff ware complete professionals. They explained everything that would happen, and then they administered the sedative. They gave us all the time we needed to say goodbye. I am
truly gratefulfor Dr. Fixler making this process less traumatic by doing it at home. It would have been difficult to move my dog Harley to the Canfield on the other side of town because it was last second. This was easier on my family and on my dog. I would gladly recommend Dr. Fixler and his wonderful staff in your time of need.
- Dar Unger
November 23, 2015
so thankfulthat Dr. Fixler has chosen the path to help ease the pain of losing a loving companion. Having Dr. Fixler visit our home twice in three months was almost more than we could bear, but he helped Mardy and us so much in Mardy's passing. Mardy was a friend, buddy, and wonderful companion and we will miss him dearly. We thank Dr. Fixler with all our hearts.
- Teri Wood
November 11, 2015
Thank you for making this difficult time for my daughter and grand-daughter a little bit easier by being so compassionate and caring. It meant so much to have a her precious best friend have such a loving last day
surrounded with love and warmthfrom not only the family but your veterinarian and staff. Thank you so much!!
- Sue Esposito
November 11, 2015
My brave little guy, Sparky, was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer earlier this year. After months of treatment to prevent the cancer from spreading and to give him the highest quality of life, Sparky started to decline. I knew I wanted to do an in-home euthanasia if possible when the time came. I did some research and chose Dr. Fixler and Happy Endings based on all the positive reviews and the description of the procedure on their website. When his oncologist said it was time, I told her of my decision and she recommended Happy Endings as well.
Dr. Fixler was
so kind and understanding. He gave Sparky the first injection while he was in my arms, and he had a look of absolute contentment on his face as his pain was relieved. Dr. Fixler let me take all the time I needed before the final injections were administered. Sparky went peacefully in seconds, which was such a relief. I know I made the right choice with in-home euthanasia, and I am so grateful to Dr. Fixler and Happy Endings for making Sparky's final moments peaceful and pain-free.
- Meghann Sherman
September 24, 2015
I cannot express enough gratitude for the
expertise and compassionDr. Fixler and his wife provided to us and our beloved 13 year old lab, Kodi. They not only made a very difficult time bearable, but bought peace and comfort to us all. Their services prevented an anxious trip to the vet’s office allowing Kodi to stay in the comfort of our homesurrounded by his family who loved him dearly. He had no pain or anxiety, he only knew that his family and Dr. Fixler were there to help him. We could not have asked for a more peaceful exit to his wonderful life. Thank you Dr. Fixler for bringing us such peace during this difficult time, you’re truly amazingat what you do.
- Karen Fuccello
September 11, 2015
The service Dr. Fixler and his assistant, Jasmine, provided was so
professional and caring. The process was thoroughly explained in detail in such a caring manner. Thank you
September 10, 2015
I first made contract with Dr. Fixler's wife Alicia, who on a weekend took time to speak with me and listen to simple story of my very sick dog "Petey". We talked and she said to call back after my husband and I talked and they would do whatever they could to help. On Tuesday Dr. Fixler and Jasmine came to our home to help Petey make it over to the Rainbow Bridge. My husband and I want to thank you for being
compassionate and caringthrough such a heartbreaking time for us. Through our many tears, Dr. Fixler you helped us find the grace to let go. Rest in Peace Petey.
- Myron & Darlene Voigt
July 29, 2015
Over the course of 6 months or so; my 15 year old Chow/G.Shepherd mix Nefertiti (Titi) started experiencing the effects of old age. She had other health issues as well. Our vet said she most likely had cancer, and at over 15, it was more important to gauge her quality of life rather than extensive treatments. As her health steadily declined to the point of carrying her outside to potty and losing over 30 lbs of mass, it was her time. I came across Happy Endings and called them as I wanted her to be at home, comfortable, and stress free when it was time. From the time they arrived; Dr. Fixler and his assistant were very professional, soft spoken, and empathetic. They introduced themselves to Titi, then explained what was going to happen. It was very quick, painless, and my girl didn't even know what was happening. They gave her a shot to relax her, relieve pain, and make her sleepy. Once the shot took effect, we laid her in her bed, made her very comfortable, I petted her and whispered in her ear as the iv was inserted into her leg. Dr. Fixler then gave her the shot to cross the rainbow bridge. She passed quickly and peacefully. I thank Dr. Fixler for his
empathy, professionalism, and efficiancyin helping our furbaby cross the rainbow bridge the most peaceful and comfortable way possible.
- James Wanzer
July 19, 2015
Thank you very much for the service you provide. it was so non-stressful compared to trying to get our ailing family member to the vet or emergency care. Dr Fixler was more than we could have hoped for. His
bedside mannerfor our dog and for us was incredible! And speaking to his wife on the phone was very comforting also. I'm very sorry that I met you at the door and said "you had a terrible job"; you have a very HARD job that you do extremely well and we are most gratefu lfor that!
- Caren & Stu Warshaw
July 18, 2015
We had owned our English Mastiff, Braxton, for almost 12 years when we needed to call Dr. Fixler to request euthanasia. Dr. Fixler and his assistant were able to come to our house within an hour. The night before I had realized that I probably would have to have Braxton euthanized since all four of his legs were non-functional to some degree. Two of his four legs were very seriously in pain or inoperative, and we had gone as far as we could with aspirin, over the counter medications and Tramydol. Dr. Fixler and his assistant took time with Braxton to evaluate how serious his condition was and agreed that at age 12, even if his condition were to be Valley Fever--which is treatable in a younger dog, Braxton was past that point. Having confirmation that there was no other options than a painful life for his remaining days, which would not be many, we reluctantly agreed to have Braxton put to sleep. Although we don't hear that term much anymore, Dr. Fixler's does! His method is similar to techniques used 30 years ago when animals were actually
"put to sleep"rather than being put down. Braxton slept comfortably and with his usual snoring, showing his relaxation, before he very slowly stopped breathing. If I ever need to have an animal euthanized in the future and Dr. Fixler is not available, I will plan to contact him into his old age to get recommendations for someone who will use a similar technique as their technique for euthanizing animals. His practice is an excellent one, and I am deeply gratefulto him for helping us in this difficult time. Whereas I felt that this in-home euthanasia would be very expensive, it was similar to when I had to have my Great Danes euthanized 10 and 20 years ago. Our whole family was extremely pleased with his practice and happily recommend himto others.
- Krista Schmitt
July 16, 2015
It has been 6 days since our beloved Suka passed. We truly toiled with the decision to end her pain and suffering, but knew it was time for her. Her vet of 10 years recommended Happy Endings and I am so glad she did. What Dr. Fixler and his staff do - I
can't even put into wordshow much it meant to us. They were extremely compassionate and explained every step of the process to us. They allowed us as much time as we needed to say goodbye properly throughout the entire visit. It would have been an entirely different experience if we had had to bring her to a vet's office and be in a cold, sterile environment. I believe there is no place Suka would have rather been than at home with usholding her the entire time. I hope she is having fun with all of her doggie friends above! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
- Jenn & David
July 9, 2015
Knowing almost nothing about the characteristics of Harry Potter from the book series, I googled for some information about him. Turns out, my beloved Siberian husky with the same name just might have had most of the same traits as the book hero. In his nearly 14-1/2 years, Harry was a gentle dog with extraordinary powers. He had the typical stubbornness of a Sibe but an unusual loving influence upon every creature he met. Adults, children, dogs, cats & even an occasional owl or coyote were all fascinated by his comical gentle nature as he talked his way into their hearts causing them to want to get nearer to him. More than one neighborhood cat came out to greet Harry and rub on his legs. Other seemingly aggressive dogs would stop in their tracks as Harry spoke sweetly to them. Defensive bulldogs & hyper chihuahuas became his best pals. So maybe his name was predestined as I read some of Harry Potter's characteristics...enchanted intelligence, commanding respect, never threatening, sensitive, determined, responsible, caring, selfless, humble, brave (tremendously brave), loyal, funny, outgoing, slightly reckless, courageous, daring gently protective, a leader. Harry was my 6th Siberian husky in 46 years (all gifts from friends) so last month when he gave me the signs I asked for, I made the call to Dr. Fixler of Happy Ending Euthanasia who came to my house to give Harry a quality of life exam and to help Harry
be unafraidwhile still commanding the respect he so deserved in his departure. It was the best decisionI have ever made on Harry's behalf. Dr. Fixler and his assistant made a difficult time the perfect, peaceful, and right wayto say good byeto a most tender spirit and my beloved friend.
- Marilyn C. Mannisto
May 6, 2015
A couple days ago we had to face the reality that the time had come to do the humane thing and put our sweet dog Duke down. It was very hard to make that decision but we were comforted knowing we had called the right people. Dr Tucker and his assistant was
so efficient and gentlewith our pup. They explained everything that was going to happen and gave us the time we needed to say our good buys. We wanted to thank Happy Endingsfor their services.
- Patricia Campbell
May 1, 2015
I would like to thank Happy Endings for being
so sensitive and caringduring one of the hardest experiences I’ve ever had to go through in my life. I really appreciate that there was an in-home service available. My dog, Bandit, was 14+ years and unable to walk anymore. Being a large dog I was trying to imagine how I was going to carry him. How uncomfortable, stressed and how confused he would be wondering what’s going on once he entered the vet’s office. All those fears were laid to rest once I contacted Happy Endings. With all the love and happiness he gave me in his 14 years, the greatest gift I could give to him was a peaceful experience. No matter how hard and painful it was for me to let him go, it gave me peace knowing it was a very peaceful and happy ending for him. So thank you again from the bottom of my heart for what you do and all your compassion. There are not enough words to express how much you are appreciated.
- Denise Arredondo
March 15, 2015
I emailed Dr. Fixler late Friday. My best friend, a Border Collie named Blaze, was no longer able to walk or stand due to spinal cancer. The next morning Dr. Fixler's wife phoned and arranged a time on Saturday for the procedure to be done. When Dr. Fixler arrived he was
very kindand handled Blaze like he would his own beloved pet. He explained each step of the process and made me feel very at ease. My Blaze went calmly in my arms and in his own home surrounded by love. Thank you to Dr. Fixer, his wife and assistant. What remarkable and kind people.
- DM Adair
February 3, 2015
There aren't enough words available in the english vocabulary to properly describe the compassion and care of the people at Happy Endings in ensuring a dignified farewell to long-loved furry best friends. The oldest of our three pugs was approaching diminished quality of life, and we were forced to face our final loving kindness for our beloved Argus. Dr. Fixler and his wife did everything to ensure a comfortable and solemn good-bye that was relaxing and loving. Our pets often embody the deepest of our love, and the intense grief Dr. Fixler and his wife must experience on a weekly basis would overwhelm lesser people. Thankfully, we have them and their willingness to perform this valuable service.
- Bill Irvine
January 31, 2015
My appreciation to Dr Fixler and his assistant is so long overdue. I had known for a while it was time for both of my fur babies to head over the Rainbow bridge but could not bring myself to make the call. I knew it had to be done at home most importantly because they both deserved to go together in the peace and comfort of their own home, but also I could not get both of the to the vets office with one being too large to jump in the car and I couldn't lift him, my other crippled with arthritis and not able to walk more than a few feet. Dr Fixler and his assistant were so caring and compassionate of my feelings and making sure my babies were comfortable and treated with the dignity they both deserved so much. Never once did I feel rushed or pressured because of another appointment or anything. I was given all the time I needed to say my goodbyes. Sending one fur baby over the bridge is extremely hard, but sending two over together is heart wrenching and I can't thank you enough for your service and caring during such a difficult time.
- Christine Steley
January 19, 2015
This was the ending that our Jetters well deserved, and it\'s the best that could've ever been offered to him. He was in the comfort of his own home, on his own bed, surrounded by those who loved him deeply. Myself and my family admire how gentle and empathetic the individuals were who came to our home to operate. They explained the whole situation and told us what to expect, and were completely understanding of how each of us, including Jetters, felt.
- Mason Brewer
January 10, 2015
Making the call to Happy Endings was so painful, but I knew our Maddie's time had come, with end-stage kidney failure. My call was received with such compassion, and the appointment for the following day was quickly set. Dr. Fixler and his assistant arrived as scheduled, with an advance call to let us know they were on their way. When they arrived, they entered our home very quietly so our dog was not disturbed.
Dr. Fixler gently petted Maddie and then set about the preparations. Our dog (who feared car rides, and vet visits, and strangers) gave no evidence of anxiety or stress throughout the procedure.
I can only say, thank goodness such practices as Dr. Fixler's exist. They made the unthinkable as gentle and respectful a process as can be imagined. We are completely grateful that our Maddie was able to pass on peacefully at home, without fear or stress. Thank you.
- LuAnne Hedblom
January 5, 2015
Dr. Fixler was so caring. It was important to us that Rufus was in a peaceful environment during this difficult time. It was a very peaceful time. Thank you so much. I would recommend this to anyone who has to go through this very difficult period.
- Mary Maestas
January 2, 2015
My husband Michael and I want to thank Dr. Fixler from the bottom of our hearts. On New Years Eve he came on short notice for our beloved dog Delta. He confirmed to us after examining her that there was no hope and that she had a brain tumor. I can't say enough or ever repay what peace he gave Delta and us.
- JC Collins
December 31, 2014
Dr. Fixler and his staff provide an amazing service. I agonized about deciding when and how to determine my sweet Beko`s last day but Dr. Fixler and his team made the decision and last moments with my baby endurable. Dr. Fowler offered his opinion and a few words that relieved me of any indecision and stress. He allowed my other 3 dogs to remain present for the euthanasia. I respect and love my regular vet but Dr. Fixler and team provide a precious and priceless service. Holding my Beko at his last moments assured me I had loved him as much as he had deserved. I am thankful for Dr. Fixler and his team sharing their compassion and knowledge.
November 23, 2014
I want to thank you for all of your compassion and caring as we had to lay our special Lucky to rest. You were so calm and caring it helped when the time came. Thank you for your service and your dedication to making this experience as calm as it could be under the circumstances. Your sensitivity at this time was wonderful. Thank you again.
- Sam Hodges
October 16, 2014
As tough as it was to make the decision to put our 10 yr old kitty Minnie down, we equally were blessed with the peace of doing what was right for her by having Dr Fixler come to the home. We appreciated the concern shown by Dr Fixler...looking over Minnie's medical records and his support for our decision. It meant so much. The process was very gentle, non-stressful, and exactly how I had hoped it would be for Minnie... if only we could all have that peaceful transition... Thank you Dr Fixler for the professionalism, yet caring attitude during a time that is so difficult for those of us that love our pets so much. My heart goes out to each of you who read this, knowing you are facing what we faced... just know that this at home service is one final way you can show your furbaby the ultimate love and respect they so deserve.