Testimonials

Finding Eileen has been a life saver. Bailey is our baby and she had never been in a kennel or around other dogs, she has always been looked after by my parents when we have gone on holiday. Due to ill health they can no longer care for her and I was so worried about leaving her with a stranger. How wrong was I? …. Eileen is a new member of the family. Bailey absolutely adores her and thoroughly enjoys meeting ‘new friends’ at Eileen’s home. She is always happy being dropped off and I’m sure she doesn’t want to come home to her hum drum life .
Without doubt there could be no safer place to leave your doggy :)

Siobhan Dreelan, Milltimber (Bailey is, unsurprisingly, a Bailey’s Irish Cream coloured Shih Tzu with a very definite mind of her own.  I’m honoured to now be Bailey’s Auntie.  I’m not sure I’m ready to be her susbstitue Granny just yet though!).

Prior to a recent stay with Eileen, our six year old retriever, Ciara, had only ever stayed with friends or relatives who are well known to her and we did not feel comfortable leaving her in kennels.  However, thankfully we discovered Eileen as the experience there is certainly not that of a boarding kennel but rather one of a welcoming home with an owner who really does ‘love doggies’!  Before Ciara noticed me at the gate when I arrived to collect her (after she had spent 3 days with Eileen) I saw her jump into the back of Eileen’s car as if quite happy to head back off out for another walk!  She was exhausted when she got home though so I had no doubt she had plenty of exercise and I would have no hesitation in taking Ciara back to stay with Eileen again in future.

Sandra Grant, Stonehaven (Ciara is quite a shy six year old Golden Retriever)

 Many thanks to Eileen for taking such good care of our whippet, Sophie, whilst we were away on holiday. If, like us, you don’t like the idea of your dog going into kennels, then Eileen’s home from home is the place to choose. She treats all her ‘lodgers’ as if they were her own.  Sophie had 2 x 2 hour daily runs up Learney hill and various other places which she loved.  She has come back home in tip top whippet condition—-I think she could almost outrun a cheetah now!!

Joan Murray, Findon (Sophie is a pretty needy whippet – aren’t they all? – who just wants to be held and cuddled … and walked for miles we’ve discovered).

I have left Baxter with Eileen at Love Dogs a few times now and never stress. When I get updates saying he is sleeping on Eileen’s lap after a day of fun running around with other dogs that is all the peace of mind I need!
He is always happy to be left there and I am sure he misses the fun with his chums after he is picked up.  I have no doubts at all when arranging a weekend away or longer in leaving him the capable hands of Love Dogs, thank you!

Roberta Geddes, Kintore  (Baxter is an excitable, kissy and gorgeous 1 year old black Cocker spaniel)

Dear Eileen,

Thank you so much for looking after Jasper for us while we were away in Germany. We had no worries about leaving Jasper as we knew he would be very well looked after in your home and made to feel part of the family. You have such a lovely manner with the dogs which put our minds at ease straight away. It was great to get the texts you sent us with updates about Jasper. We could tell jasper had enjoyed his holiday when we got him home.  He was very relaxed and happy.

Roxy, Hamish and ‘Jasper’ who is a very lively 3 year old springer spaniel.

We left our Bailey (Border Collie) with Eileen for a week this June. With Bailey being a rescue dog and not taking to kindly to kennels, we had to find somewhere that he would be loved like he is at home. We found this with Eileen. After an initial introductory stroll to get to know each other, Bailey took to Eileen instantly and Eileen to Bailey. She treated him like her own and this was evident when we returned to drop him off for his stay, he was so excited to see her it made everything the more enjoyable for our family knowing he was somewhere where he would be happy. The service did not only stop here, whilst on our holiday Eileen texted us frequently to let us know Bailey was settling in and was comfortable and having a great time. It is extremely reassuring that we know that Eileen and Bailey have a good relationship and lets us relax for knowing we can go on future holidays without having to worry if Bailey would be ok. So a big thanks to Eileen.

Victoria Wilson, Stonehaven (Bailey is an absolutely lovable black and white collie who became my shadow).

Dear Eileen,

Thank you so much for looking after Noosa for us recently while we were away on holiday.  It was great to know she was in such good hands and settled and enjoyed her “holiday” with her new chums and her adopted “Mum”.  We worried she wouldn’t want to come home! Noosa sends you a big cuddle, misses you and thanks you lots.  Really appreciated everything.

Gavin and Katrina Angus, Dyce (Noosa is an extremely affectionate 5 year old Weimeraner)

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for looking after Pika on occasions these past couple of years. Despite her timid response when she first arrives I know that she has received great care, attention and love…..and not forgetting fantastic long walks and making friends along the way!! She’s always been returned a very happy and tired pooch.

Ian McWhinnie, Aberdeen (Pika is the sweetest wee 18 month old Jack Russell cross Yorkshire Terrier who now sadly must be rehomed).

Dear Eileen,

Our two very adored boys have just returned from their very first four week holiday with you.  I say holiday, as that was just exactly what it was; endless walks, new friends, love, cuddles and pampering, what more could you ask for your four legged pals?
We made a conscious decision to bring George and Fergus up from Edinburgh, on a  friend’s recommendation as we couldn’t face the thought of leaving them in boarding kennels for such a prolonged period. Any worries of separation anxiety and stress were immediately dismissed when they entered your care.  You very quickly sent us amusing doggie updates which confirmed they had settled in immediately and had left any loyalties to us very much behind .
It made a very special holiday for us even better knowing they were so relaxed, at home and happy. On our return on Saturday they looked so healthy, and smelled DIVINE. Since coming home Fergus has definitely got the “Eileen blues”.
We have now made another conscious decision: that from now on any future doggie boarding will be with Eileen.  It’s definitely worth the extra  distance from Edinburgh!
Huge thanks to you again ,
Bryan , Helen and of course your new best friends George and Fergus x

Helen Smyth, Edinburgh (Fergus is an 8 year old golden Labrador Retriever and a giant gentleman.  George is a 4 year old black Labrador Retriever and a lovable rogue!)

We left our five year old Lurcher, Bella, with Eileen for the first time last week. She is an incredibly sensitive dog and, sadly, ten days before, we had to have our other lovely girl, Eve, put to sleep so Bella was missing her terribly.  Bella was met with such a warm welcome by Eileen who could not have been nicer.  It was such a relief and I drove away feeling that Bella would receive all the cuddles and love she needed. I wasn’t wrong. I picked her up six days later, having had a number of texts from Eileen to say she was ok and settling in well. She had such a  lovely time, wonderful long walks, played with all the other dogs and laid in front of the fire, her favourite thing. I am so thrilled to have found Eileen whom I know I can entrust our very special girl to. I could not recommend her more to anyone trying to make the difficult decision about where best to leave your dog whilst you go away. If Eileen lived a little nearer I would even consider Bella going for just odd days as I think she already misses all the fun she had whilst there! Thank you Eileen for all your care and attention bestowed on Bella.

Caroline Halls, Banchory

Dear Eileen,

Thanks for the great care you gave to Tessa when we were away. We think she was in the huff the day after we picked her up, missing all her friends!
It’s so good to go on holiday and know that your dog is happy and being well looked after.
Thanks again. Eileen.

Sue and Grahame Smith, Drumoak x  (Tessa is a really lovely and extremely well-mannered 8 year old Springer spaniel who is sadly also an epileptic)

Dear Eileen-
Thank-you so much for making our Lily part of your family while we were away. I was never concerned for her happiness and well being as I knew right away she was in good hands. When we visited you prior to our trip Lily was immediately comfortable. She did not display any stress and in fact made herself right at home in your lap! Your manner with dogs is obviously in tune with your love for them – they must sense that. When we picked Lily up she was relaxed and happy and acted as if we had never been away. She came home to us more fit than we left her – not to mention quite a bit cleaner !
Hairy hugs from all of us.

Liz Shen, Banchory Devenick (Lily is a gorgeous 10 year old Siberian Husky cross Springer spaniel … I’m not making this up … who has just relocated to Aberdeen from Alaska)

After a two week stay with Eileen, Coco is finding life back home rather dull I fear!  Her holiday from us consisted of fabulous walks every day with lots of other interesting dogs, heaps of cuddles, and the type of care that managed to put our minds at rest from the outset.  Eileen gave us lots of updates, dealt with a vet-based emergency in a perfect manner, and even managed to get our rather chubby weimaraner considerably slimmer!  I can honestly say that the service we received (and it is so much more than a ‘service’) was incomparable.  I would recommend Eileen to anyone and know that Coco will thoroughly enjoy her future stays at ‘I Love Dogs.’

Linda Watson-Brown, Aberdeen (Coco is an extremely affectionate 2 year old Weimaraner)

Dear Eileen, Thank you so much for taking such good care of my little Lola. Felt like she had a lovely holiday with you. I now no longer have to worry about her while I am away because I know she is in safe hands. Many thanks, again.

The Kemps, Aberdeen (Lola is a really cute 3 year old Lhaso Apso)

Dear Eileen,

Thank you so much for taking care of Farley while we were away. He loved every minute, came home a relaxed and happy dog, and will be eagerly anticipating his next visit!

Graham and Heather Larson, Aberdeen (Farley is a gorgeous 11 year old German Shepherd cross Siberian Husky)

Thanks Eileen for providing a real home-from-home for Sydney. I could see how much he enjoyed his week with you.  Having delivered Syd to you with a sore paw and a supply of tablets, I SO appreciated you getting in touch to reassure me that all was well!
Holidays are so much more relaxing when you know your dog is having such a
great time.

Thank you.

Jackie Fleming, Bieldside (Sydney is an almost 4 year old darling Australian labradoodle)

Dear Eileen,

Thank you SO much for taking such care of Tattie-Bogle and Hobbes.  They clearly loved being with you and they both looked SO well and happy after my break.  You REALLY are special and I am REALLY lucky to have you on our doorstep.  I will never worry about going away again!  Many thanks again – especially for being so kind to my old boy.

Jane Summers, Aboyne (human being who belongs to Hobbes the 14 year old stroke survivor collie and Tattie the 3 year old Border terrier).

Eileen,
Thank you for taking such sweet care of our dog, Ginger.  We knew that while we were living in Scotland we would be taking frequent holidays.  Finding ‘Love Dogs’ was a great feeling knowing Ginger would have her own version of a 5 star holiday!
She always smells yummy and looks trimmer and happy when we come to pick her up! We love that you take extended walks - multiple times a day - and that you give her lots of snuggles and kisses.
Thanks for taking such exceptional care of our furry family member!

Kyli Carroll, Bieldside ( Ginger is a Lab retriever mix, 7 years old.)

Dear Auntie Eileen,

I cannot wait until my next visit , I love my mom, but you have a very special place in my heart, will you be my 2nd mommy?
I get very excited when we turn the corner to your house, and cannot get out of the car quick enough. I’m in doggie heaven with loads of friends to play with, and awesome long walks and all the attention I get and then cuddling up adoringly at your feet. It’s sometimes hard to leave……
lots of cuddles,

Raza

As you can tell from the above my 1 year old Labrador is in love, but I’m also very happy. It’s the best thing to know your dog is safe and enjoying life when you’re busy. I cannot recommend Eileen and Love Dogs enough.

Angela Foster, Drumoak.     

“Dear Auntie Eileen,

Thank you for having me to stay for a whole week.  I loved your warm, comfy home, all the care and cuddles, the long walks with furry friends and most of all Finty, my first Bestest Friend.  Mummy said she will bring me for lots of play dates.

Lots of love and Woof, Woofs.

Dougal (9 month old miniature Schnauzer of Marion and Gordon Leslie, Banchory) who now spends every Friday with me for Doggy Day Care.

“Eileen, thank you for looking after Rosie our German Shorthaired Pointer.  You had six dogs that week-end to walk, you did really well but who was walking who?! Rosie had a ball with plenty new friends to play with and never a dull moment.  Rosie loved your home from home comforts and would love to come back again.”

Lesley Davidson, Westhill
x

“I left my deerhound with Eileen for a long weekend and came back to find a dog who was so well settled he was reluctant to leave!! Can’t fault the excellent care he received during his stay – very well walked and looked after. This is not “kennels” but a lifestyle!!  I would thoroughly recommend Eileen and if dogs could talk I’m sure Jay Jay would as well.”

Dave Inglis, Aberdeen.

“Thank you for looking after our baby, Eileen.  We enjoyed our holiday so much more knowing he was being so well looked after.  All our love Donna, Rob, Melissa, Matthew, Angel and Ross xxxxxx

Dear Eileen,

Thank you so much for looking after me while my family was on holiday.  I had a lovely time and learnt some new things too – my mummy is very pleased.  Things are back to normal here, there’s washing everywhere.  One thing you didn’t teach me was not to pinch socks from the laundry basket so I’m having fun doing that.  Mummy is looking for some classes and training for me, she hopes it will tire me out.  We will see!  I hope I can stay with you again some time soon.  Lots of love and hugs from Ros xxxx

The Sinclair Family and Ross”

“Rosco settled in very well with Eileen and thoroughly enjoyed his sleepover. It certainly gives you peace of mind to know your pooch is so well cared for and loved to bits in your absence! I have sung your praises to my fellow dog walkers and will definitely be using your services again.
Thank you,

Janet and Rosco”

Bronach and Dana thoroughly enjoyed their stay with Eileen.  They came back happy, clean, full of beans and very well exercised – they had clearly been given all home from home comforts!   Eileen even had Dana out running with her (Dana is a greyhound/collie lurcher).    I would heartily recommend Eileen and the Hilton at Hillcrest, knowing that our dogs had the very best of care and a great deal of affection.

Ian and Eveline, Drumoak

“Shadow had a wonderful time on his walkies with the girls.  Excellent value for money as he had very extended hourly walks.  Glad he sorted our your kindling requirements for the week, he does like carrying sticks!  Very good service and we are happy to recommend you to other dog owners.”

Kate and Irene, Drumoak.

“Dear Eileen,

After being so wonderfully spoilt by your hospitality at 5-star Hillcrest Hotel, I feel I am coming back to earth with the mundane life here at home.  I want to thank you for looking after me beautifully, ably accommodating all my foibles.  I apologise for some of my habits; you were so clever to be able to cope with them.  My excuse is my age: I am a very old canine, now, you know.  Even so, the walks in new places, the great company of Scarlett, Finty and Dinah and the lively atmosphere gave me a terrific long weekend.

Thanking you with woofs”

Barney (13 year old collie of Frank and Ali Odds, Drumoak)


 

 

 

Comments are closed.