It was a forthcoming family wedding that made me finally make the decision to find a carer for Olive outwith the family. Kennels were not an option so the search began. I stumbled upon Love Dogs website purely by accident, what a find!
Olive has now stayed with Eileen on three occasions and she absolutely loves it. On meeting Eileen I instantly knew I had found the right person to look after our precious little bundle of fun. It is so comforting leaving Olive knowing that she will be well cared for, loved, and to Olive's delight, taken on long walks with other dogs to place with. Eileen sends us regular photos and updates, usually of Olive romping around the hills.
Eileen is sincere, enthusiastic, full of energy and has a genuine love for dogs. I have no hesitation recommending Love Dogs.
Olive is an incredibly sweet, entertaining and loving 2 year old Schnauzer who regularly has "happy attacks" on our walks.
By my own admission, I am a bit particular about who looks after my big bear as it's not everyone who can deal with a 65 kilo Newfoundland who is a bit nuts. I was new to the area and as luck would have it, I met Eileen on a walk and discovered she was a Newfie lover. It's a big ask for anyone to take a big dog like mine, especially into their home, but it wasn't a problem for Eileen. I was happy in the knowledge that Eileen would take great care of him (which she did) and give him the love he craves (which he got) and it meant I could enjoy my holiday knowing that he was in very capable hands. He also came back to me looking better than he would leaving the groomers! Brushed, blow dried and smelling delightful. Thank you, Eileen. I don't have family here so to have somebody I trust to look after my dog is a game changer for us and allows us to have some family time in places where we can't sneak our big boy in with us :)
Hudson is an absolutely stunning and very loving Newfoundland. I loved having him in my home and on my walks. A bit like having a Silverback Gorilla as a houseguest!! Silverbacks always welcome!
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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!
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
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
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
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.