Animal Mary Poppins

Dear Animal Aunts

I just wanted to write to thank you for sending us Mary – she is a veritable animal Mary Poppins! She went above and beyond to help whilst staying here and the cats have made it clear to us since she left an hour ago that they would much prefer that she had stayed instead of us! It’s a hard thing, to meet someone for the first time and then immediately allow them unsupervised access to your home, but Mary made me feel completely confident in her right from the off. She did a marvellous job looking after our little menagerie and took brilliant care of our home. We would like to book her again for a holiday in May and another in late summer and I’ll be in touch as soon as I have dates. Thank you again, it was lovely to meet her and we’re already looking forward to having her back.

Thank you again, it was lovely to be able to enjoy ourselves without worrying about the pets!

- Catherine and Stephen

Above and Beyond Dogsitters

Dear Sam,  

Thank you so much for organising our lovely auntie and uncle for Folly and Dillon today.

To say that Steve and Anika went above and beyond anything we could have expected would be an understatement!

Steve and Anika arrived as arranged this morning and immediately got to work getting to know the dogs. It was immediately obvious that they are genuine dog lovers and we felt completely confident that we were leaving Folly and Dillon in safe hands. This was especially important as today was an incredibly difficult day for us. 

When we returned this afternoon we were greeted by two happy and relaxed dogs, a neat and tidy house (even the dishes I hadn’t had time to do this morning had been washed and dried), the floors had been swept and Anika had even cleared the poo on the lawn for us. 

 Both Steve and Anika were kind and friendly and we would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to anyone. We were genuinely delighted with the care they’d taken of two much-loved dogs and the extra touch of text message updates and photos was wonderful.

 Hopefully, the next time we need an auntie will be under happier circumstances, but we would definitely like a note placed on our file that Steve and Anika are our preferred uncle and auntie.

 Best wishes,


- Carolyn

Happy and Relaxed Hounds

Hi all,

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help, and for sorting a replacement when Sally was indisposed; and to ask you to please pass on our thanks to Joan for fitting us in at such short notice, and giving us peace of mind. She couldn’t have been more helpful and reassuring, and I returned home yesterday to a house of happy and relaxed hounds 🙂 If we ever need your services in the future, I do hope we can book her again.

We’ll also be recommending you to people we know. Thanks again 🙂

- Antony J

You’re all wonderful!

Ive just come back from a long weekend away to a sparkling house, hoovered and washing done. And a happy, contented dog – in fact, I think she’d have been very happy if I had stayed away longer, Lorraine and Mike were wonderful and I was really confident leaving April in their care. We had some time together before I left, and I thought they were delightful.

P.S. I think you’re all wonderful!

- Pat C

Dachshund Sitter

Dear Gillie and Donna,

I hope you have had a lovely summer and a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Thank you so much for arranging for Joan to look after Elvis whilst we were away. Elvis seems so relaxed with Joan, and she is so wonderful with him, it definitely makes going away so much easier knowing that he will be so well looked after!

It was lovely to receive pup dates from Joan whilst we were away, and to hear about all the long walks they were going on. We could tell that the was being thoroughly spoilt (as he should be!!!), and when we got home he looked so healthy and relaxed.  I even think he put on a little weight which is great news.

The house was also beautifully looked after, and it is so lovely to come home from holiday to a clean house, what a treat.

Many thanks again.

Best wishes,


- Valerie