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.
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
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
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.
What a great find.
I was so worried as my big baby, Jessie, is getting on a bit and as she has been in “so called” luxury kennels a few times (and to be fair there are two that I might recommend) I have always been concerned even although she has come home fine. But there’s no place like home.
I needed to find somewhere for her to stay for just a few days at short notice. I searched the web and found this lovely lady. After chatting to her on the phone I felt I wanted to go and meet her along with Jessie.
When I started talking to family I found out that my niece’s friend once lived nearby and what she said put my mind at ease even more. Until then I thought, what am I doing leaving her with a complete stranger, who knows what might happen to my Jessie.
Jessie, myself and my sister went to visit Eileen at her home. She welcomed us and immediately was down on the floor fussing Jessie. My fears of Jessie’s well being disappeared as I knew Jessie would definitely come first and foremost (dogs always come first in Eileen’s world which is lovely to see). Jessie went on holiday at Eileen’s for a few days and she must have had a great time. She probably now finds life back at home a bit boring. Then again she is getting on and can’t do what she used to do.
Eileen was so helpful at all times with trying to work out my needs on time of collecting her as well as all Jessie’s needs and to my very huge surprise when we collected her she smelt wonderful and just like she had just come from the groomers. Nothing like the way she always smells when I have collected her from kennels in the past.
I have already booked Jessie in with Eileen for the future and I know I will go away knowing she will have a great holiday and Eileen will enjoy fussing her too.
Now my holidays will always happen when Eileen has a space and not when I want to go.
Big thank you to Eileen we will be back again soon
Wendy Rose, Cushnie, Alford
Jessie is an absolutely gorgeous 10 year old Leonberger – a wonderfully good natured and easy girl who put up with endless cuddles and fussing and grooming with good grace and patience!). I look forward to the next time, Jessie x
I left my Harris a springer spaniel (very active) boy with Eileen for the first time recently. Any worries I had at leaving him were quickly put to rest. Eileen’s own home is warm, friendly and loving for dogs. (Same for humans too!) Eileen took the time to listen to the needs and wants for Harris as he is sort of trained to the whistle and has certain commands that he follows, along with his own routines.
I would not hesitate in leaving Harris again with Eileen, and most importantly I know that Harris feels the same.
Anne Donald, Monymusk
Harris is a very lively and happy 2 year old black and white Springer spaniel who did not put one paw wrong the entire time he was with me. Come back any time, Harris.
Our Bernese Mountain Dog Nevis has stayed with Eileen several times now. Last time we dropped him off he ran straight into her garden, wagging his tail happily and jumped into the back of her vehicle ready for his walk! It makes it so much easier for us to go away knowing that he is happy and safe in Eileen’s care. He always comes home a happy, tired out doggie, having obviously had a lot of fun with Eileen and his doggie friends. Huge thanks, Eileen, for making Nevis feel so loved that he’s always happy to come back!
Jenny and Rob Anderson, Drumoak
Nevis is a 2 year old Bernese Mountain dog who is as handsome, gorgeous and laid back as he is huge). I appear to be the ‘Bernese Mountain Dog Home Boarder’ at the moment. No complaints this end!
Thank you so much for caring for Mozart. It was the first time he had stayed away from home and we were looking for the best possible care – Eileen, you provided him with that and more – including frequent text message updates whilst we were on holiday. Each message was greatly appreciated by all the family and enabled us to relax and enjoy our holiday. Mozart enjoyed a ‘home from home’ experience including nice long walks, lots of love, care, cuddles and attention. He came home a very happy boy.
We shall not hesitate in recommending Eileen to our friends. Mozart is already looking forward to his next ‘holiday’. Eileen you are the best and really do ‘love dogs’.
Thank you for everything. The Bradley Family xxxx
Sandra Bradley, Drumoak
Mozart is a 10 month old Bernese Mountain dog who is as mischievous as he is cuddly and lovable.
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 substitute 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.