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After first meeting Eileen by chance out on our local hills last year with our, then young, puppy and really enjoying her company and boundless enthusiasm we were delighted to be able to fit in a slot several months later for our young, energetic Lab Millie. This was Millie's first time in 'home boarding' and we were hesitant about how well she would behave and retain her first year of training and obedience as well as a good level of fitness we had built up with her, not least as it was an extended duration of three weeks while we were home in the States. 

We were delighted - Millie obviously settled with Eileen (of course - she's amazing!) and all of her new doggy friends. Eileen's regular communication and updates while we were away was a really nice addition and comfort to know she was in great hands - it made us all (especially Millie's 'real owner' - our 10 year old daughter) very happy to know Millie was having a great time. We just loved the video and photo updates while we were away and it made us feel like she was very much in great hands and having a fantastic time too. 

Millie came back fitter, healthier, happier and even better behaved than she was when we left - a huge contrast to a previous experience when we were away and a real result of Eileen's professionalism. We will definitely be relying on Eileen for all of our future trips.

Gavin Robb

Eileen's reply

Millie is an adorable and very active young golden Labrador whom I was very sorry to see go after 3 glorious weeks. I'm delighted to hear she'll be coming back!

Thank you so much for taking care of Archie for us. We cannot recommend you highly enough to our friends. Archie is always so happy going to you and we know that he is well exercised and very well cared for. The photos that you sent of him romping in the hills during his stays with you are testimony to this. Thanks again.  

Carol Leslie

Eileen's reply

Archie is a 5 year old, gentle, loving black Labrador. A true gentleman of a chap and always welcome. 

I can’t thank you enough for having our lovely boy Ruben.  He has had such good fun (clearly …. ’cause he’s totally sulking to be home!!!) and you kept us reassured with updates.  It made our holiday, knowing he was being looking after and loved as much as we do.  The extensive walks and company he’s had has been invaluable and thanks for helping with training on jumping up, when we say “paws” he gets down, thanks for that.  Oh! and he’s also eating his food dry like a big boy, again which helps us greatly.  Can’t wait to book our holiday for next year so we can get him in your calendar.  Honestly, the dread of going on holiday without him has now totally gone and we can’t thank you enough !  If he could pack up and come back to you he would… I know it ?
Thanks again!

Lynne Nicol

Eileen's reply

Ruben is the most adorable 1 year old black Labrador who literally did not put one paw wrong while he was here.  Any time you want to pack your bags and come back, Ruben, the door will be open wide!

I was so happy when Eileen said she was able to have my dogs. She was so friendly and welcoming and I could tell when I first met her how much she loves dogs. I knew they would be in safe hands and she put my mind at rest straight away at leaving them.  My dogs had a lovely time with her and the next time I dropped them off, my Jack was excited as soon as he knew where we were going. Thank you, Eileen, for doing such a wonderful job and I really appreciate it. I would certainly recommend you.

Chloe Linklater

Eileen's reply

Jack and Tinkerbell are precious Chihuahua Griffens.  Chloe wrote on her form that Jack is excitable and can be anxious and Tinky is laid back.  I didn’t find that at all.  Jack made himself at home immediately and was very content. It was Tinky who took a little longer and was timid at the start.  Just goes to show our doggies can be different away from home.  By their second holiday both were perfectly at home.

We were delighted with the love and care Eileen showed to our dog, Otis, during his stay at Love Dogs.  She really took the time to get to know him and was so accommodating and caring. I would have no hesitation in recommending Love Dogs to anyone who wants their dog to experience a home from home when they are away.  Thanks Eileen!

Emma Ross

Eileen's reply

Otis is an adorable working cocker who goes a bit bonkers when “beeps” substitute swear words on TV, bless him.  Lucky I don’t really watch TV then!  Otherwise, Otis is a joy to have around and a star on our walks.

We can’t thank you enough for taking such good care of our two and a half year old Cockapoo, Ruby.  We were very nervous dropping her off as she had never stayed at a dog boarder before, but when we came to collect her, three and a half weeks later, it was clear that she too had enjoyed her own fun holiday with you.  I don’t think she missed us at all.  She was a very happy and content dog.  You obviously exercised her very well as she looked great and snoozed most of the weekend when she came home.  Ruby has definitely missed all her new friends and you.

Hopefully Ruby can come for a holiday again soon.  We know she’ll be ecstatic to see you.

Joanna and Keith

Eileen's reply

Ruby is a beautiful red cockapoo who knows her own mind but is incredibly lovable and cuddly.  She certainly kept me on my toes and I missed her when she left me after 3 ½ weeks.

We cannot thank you enough for looking after Tilly at what was a sad and stressful time for our family. We would highly recommend you to anyone it was such a relief to know that Tilly was being looked after by you. She had a fantastic time with her lovely walks and her swim in the River Dee – we know as she slept for two days after!!! It was a pleasure to meet you and we would not hesitate to have Tilly come stay with you again next time we are up visiting. We know she will be howling as we approach your house as she loved it that much! Thank you so much for looking after our most precious four legged friend and for being so kind to us at a difficult time.

Love love ‘Love Dogs’

Helen, Martin, & Tilly xxx

Eileen's reply

Tilly is a gorgeous golden Cocker who was booked in at short notice because of a bereavement.  She had never met me before as she lives in Berkshire, however, she settled beautifully and I loved having her.  Tilly is welcome any time

I love traveling but I hate leaving my pup. As a matter of fact, I’ve not gone on some trips because I couldn’t bear to leave my pup, Foxy, in a kennel. Luckily though, a year ago I found Eileen. No person could say Eileen’s heart is not into what she does and the dogs she spends time with. When dropping Foxy off, she is always excited to see Eileen, greeting a dear friend she’s missed. Eileen usually sends me an update, about the time I really need one, and responds quickly to any worries I may have. When we arrive home Foxy is happy and comfortable, settling back in to routine easily, showing me she’s been perfectly content while I was gone and there was no real disruption in her daily life. Although I write this review because Eileen deserves the kudos, I don’t completely like doing it in fear that I have to share. I really feel fortunate I found Eileen and highly recommend her… But don’t tell your friends and let’s keep her our little secret.

Jen Sutherland, Aberdeen

Eileen's reply

Foxy is the sweetest, gentlest 11 year old Jack Russel/Daschund who sees off all contenders for my knee in the evenings.  She’s always a joy to have on our walks and in my home.

Thank you so much for looking after our Libby.  She had a blast with you and all the other doggies.  I knew you from the gym and knew you loved your doggies but didn’t know you took in boarders.  Thank goodness I found that out.
Libby is only 1 year old and it was the first time we had left her.  Don’t think she missed us much!

You looked after her so well, she came back tired, contented and slotted back into her old routine straight away.

I know she can be a bit of a madam at times, but you handled her so well, Eileen.  I will recommend you to all my doggy friends.

All the many emails helped us, knowing you were looking after her.

Thanks again Eileen xx

Christine Bradbury, Aberdeen

Eileen's reply

Libby is a gorgeous one year old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier … who likes to push the envelope a bit … but is a complete cuddlebum really. She celebrated her first birthday with me at Love Dogs and had a wee party with her pals.Libby is a gorgeous one year old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier … who likes to push the envelope a bit … but is a complete cuddlebum really. She celebrated her first birthday with me at Love Dogs and had a wee party with her pals.

We want to say a big thank you to Eileen for taking such great care of our lurcher, Blue. He has stayed with Eileen a few times now. Blue is very active and, as you can imagine being a lurcher, he needs to run and play but also he is very affectionate. Without a doubt Blue received the best possible care and attention. We went on holiday with great peace of mind knowing Eileen was taking great care of him. Eileen genuinely loves dogs:  you can tell that immediately when you meet her.  Also dogs love Eileen. Thank you Eileen xx

Cindy and Dek

Eileen's reply

Blue is a very much beloved lurcher who both needs and deserves (and gets) lots and lots of TLC.  A pleasure to have in my home and on our walks.

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