Meet some of our customers
and read what they say about us
We have a Cavalier King
Charles Spaniel (Dash).
We had planned to go on holiday quite a while before we had
Dash and so when the time arose for our holiday we were naturally
very concerned as to where Dash could go. The breeder had
advised us that Cavaliers do not like kennels and that a home
environment would be far better. We found Catherine's details
on the National Petsitters website and arrangements were made
to visit with Dash.
Dash is part of our family and it was clear to see that Catherine's
own dogs and those she looks after are very important to her,
this made us feel very confident to leave Dash with Catherine
knowing that he would be very well cared and loved, even allowing
him to sleep on the family bed just like he does at home.
The last site we saw of Dash when
we went on our holiday was him being carried in Catherine's
arms with his tail wagging away -
he didn't even look back at us, much to our dismay. On his
return home he was very quiet, after so much dog company
at Catherine's we think he was lonely and missing his holiday
home. Now whenever we go near Catherine's house in the car
Dash becomes very excited expecting another adventurous
weekend. In short we have no hesitation in recommending
Catherine as a petsitter.
She is a genuine animal lover.
John, Fiona and Samuel
Last year we moved into
the area and suddenly found we needed to find someone to walk
our dog Billy, luckily for us Catherine was advertising in
the parish news. We made a quick phone call to her and she
arranged to visit us at home and meet Billy. On this visit
she explained all about her service, costs etc. and introduced
her sister Nicole who also helps out sometimes. The very next
day Catherine started walking Billy and has done so two or
three times a week ever since.
Catherine has proved
to be both flexible and reliable during this time and often
leaves me little notes about Billy and his walks, showing
genuine concern over his welfare. If Catherine needs for any
reason to make changes to our arrangements eg she may need
to come 15 minutes earlier she always asks if it is ok giving
as much notice as possible.
All in all both Billy and I would recommends Catherine's service
as being friendly, reliable and flexible.
Sprigge and Billy
Catherine has been our
pet-sitter for nearly three years and, in that time, has cared
for our two cats Albert and Ellie many times. She has shown
her obvious love for animals and when we go on holiday now,
we do so in the knowledge that our cats will receive the same
care and attention that we give them. Catherine devotes time
and love to the pets in her care and can be relied upon in
any emergency situation.
We whole-heartedly recommend
and Brenda Jones
I can highly recommend
Catherine of Home ~Animal Care she has always been accommodating,
even at short notice, is reliable and very professional. Our
two dogs are always well cared for and are very happy to see
her. She even had to deal with a case of diarrohea last time
she came to us, cleared up the accident and did not complain
Since Larson (my seven
year old chocolate Labrador) has been ‘holidaying’
with Catherine I have been able to go on holiday without any
worries! When we first met, Catherine took great care in learning
about Larson’s likes/dislikes, dietary needs, health
problems and funny habits – of which there are many!
He never looks back when I leave him and is always tired and
happy when I collect him. The fact that I know he receives
the same carefully monitored off-lead exercise as he does
at home is very reassuring and I know I won’t return
to the very ‘hyper’ dog that greeted me following
a stay in kennels. Larson loves the home from home environment
Catherine and her family provide with the added companionship
of Lucy, Harry, Bella and the adorable Florence. I cannot
thank her, or indeed recommend her enough!
Catherine has walked Rupert our Afghan Hound for the past
four years, starting when he was a young puppy. Catherine
is totally in tune with Rupert, his funny habits, such as,
stopping dead when a twig has got stuck in his coat, trying
to fly when he spots a pigeon on a telegraph pole, but also
knowing when he is off colour. As far as we are concerned,
Catherine has done over and above the call of duty since being
introduced to Rupert.
Catherine is totally
reliable and trustworthy, If ever we need to change our plans
or add some extra visits, we have always found her very obliging
and flexible, Catherine gives us peace of mind and confidence
that not only Rupert and our cats, but also our home, is in
safe hands. There is also the knowledge that any problems
which may arise, will be dealt with calmly and responsibly.
Since discovering Catherine’s
wonderful “dog hotel” we can go away without
worrying about our lovely cockerpoo “Boris”.
He has a great time and Catherine always lets us know that
he has settled in! It really is home from home but with
friends to play with!! He comes home looking great and very
happy! Definitely 5 star rating!
When we first contacted
Catherine we were impressed by her professionalism and the
attention to detail regarding our dog and her particular
needs. Tully (our 5 year old Chocolate Labrador) took to
Catherine immediately and I had little doubt that she would
experience a home from home. Tully has been to Catherines
several times now and is clearly well cared for and regularly
walked. I think if Tully had her way she would never leave!!
Our border terrier,
Janner, thanked his lucky stars the day that I discovered
Catherine whilst searching online. She combines professionalism
with her genuine love and understanding of animals. Janner
is relaxed and makes himself completely at home; he is
very well cared for, loves the different walks and enjoys
the company of the other humans and dogs. Now he gets
excited when our suitcases appear as he knows he will
be going to stay with Catherine, so that's a recommendation
from him, too!
Catherine has been
supporting us with our two dogs for a few years. She
is an absolute Godsend, helpful, supportive and happy
to text info and photos just to make us happy. We look
forward to many years with Catherine and would recommend
Catherine as a wonderful dog carer in this area.
Our Vizsla experienced a slipped disc earlier this year.
I reported a concern with Catherine early in the morning
and she responded asap upon her visit. Between us our
beautiful Vizsla was at Dick Whites and all sorted within
a week. Catherine stayed with my Vizsla until I managed
to get home. All above and beyond the call of duty.
We are the owners of Millie
a very lively 2 year old German Pointer, who has
been holidaying with Nicky now for over a year.
She isn't the sort of dog that would be happy in
normal kennels, but thoroughly enjoys her stays
with Nicky in a home environment, in fact she gets
really excited to see her and goes off without a
second glance, meaning we can go away confident
that she will be happy and well looked after.
We can't speak highly enough of the love and care
She gives Millie while she is with her.
& Sheila Porter
I love Catherine
and so does my dog Bracken! I feel completely confident
leaving Bracken with Catherine when we go away, and
know that Bracken will be loved and cared for just
as well as when she is at home. Bracken went blind
very early on in her life, but Catherine handles her
special needs brilliantly, and makes sure she feels
comfortable and secure. The way Bracken charges up
the garden path to Catherine's house is all the proof
I need that she thinks of it as a second home.
Catherine has been looking after Alfie since he
was a puppy - she is an animal lover and you know
when your dog is with Catherine it is in very good
hands. I would highly recommend her.
Our dog, Monty,
clearly loves staying with Nicky. He is always excited
when he realises we are on our way to her house and
comes home fit and happy. Nicky is great to work with,
professional and accommodating and we would have no
hesitation in recommending her.
Nicky has looked
after my dogs since 2011 and she has always been kind,
reliable and professional.
She is very experienced with animals and able to offer
sound advice when needed.
I can recommend her services without reservation and
I have no qualms leaving my dog in her care whether
we are abroad on holiday or just out for the day.
Nicky has been looking after our dogs for many years
now and they always come home happy and healthy
. They absolutely love going there and rush into
her garden without giving us a backwards glance
when we take them - fortunately they also seem pleased
to see us when we return! We wouldn’t hesitate
to recommend Nicky to anyone who wants their dog
to have a home away from home whilst they are away.
& Rosemary Dobby
We have been
taking Tango, our Cocker Spaniel, to Home Animal Care
twice a year for over 5 years now and it has been
one of the best decisions we have made for her. After
two traumatic trips to kennels in her first year,
we wanted somewhere where we could leave her knowing
that she would be as settled and as cared for as she
would be at home. Catherine provides all that and
so much more - she even sends updates on how she is
settling in each time! Tango literally drags us up
the path to Catherine's front door on day one (quite
a contrast from the kennels!) and comes back energised
and happy after a week of brisk walks and lots of
doggy company. We now never worry about her when we're
away and certainly wouldn't dream of leaving her anywhere
else. Thanks so much Catherine for providing Tango
with a home from home.
& Jane Marshall
We first met
Catherine when Tilly our Jack Russel was just a pup
and very much our baby so were very dubious about
leaving her. We found Catherine and on our first meeting
walked our dogs together and we just knew that Tilly
would be fine. Catherine was professional, knowledgeable
but most importantly very affectionate with Tilly.
That was 13 years ago, Tilly still has 3 or 4 holidays
a year with Catherine and absolutely can’t wait
to get there. So much so as soon as she sees a packed
suitcase she whines until we get there, we have now
taken to hiding our packed suitcases!! Four years
ago we wanted to introduce another dog into our family
and with lots of advice from Catherine about breeds
and temperaments decided on a Giant Schnauzer. Catherine
how now been looking after her too for the last few
years. They could not be happier in fact are a little
sad when they get back.
Although Catherine has moved
around an hours drive away from us now we would
still rather do the two hour round trip to know
that our dogs are so happy. They do always come
back looking and smelling absolutely gorgeous too.
We now consult with Catherine
before even booking a holiday and fit in with when
she can have the dogs as we would not send them
and Veronica Valente
My dog Bramble
loves going to stay with Catherine. She takes such
good care of him and takes the dogs on some lovely
walks. She had also taken really good care of my
previous ageing dog Sam. Its a real home from home.
quite put in words how grateful I am to Catherine
and Nicola for looking after my Boris. Myself and
my husband travel a lot and when we go I know I
am leaving him in the safest hands. He’s always
excited to see them both and gets quite upset when
he leaves. They are both wonderful people and great
at ensuring my Boris is safe and happy. I can’t
recommend these ladies highly enough. If you have
any doubts, don’t because it’s wasted.
Book with Catherine and Nicola and I’ll guarantee
you won’t ever have to worry again about your
beloved pet. Thank you so much ladies. Boris sends
him love too.
Stan my dog
really enjoyed staying at Catherine’s so much
that when he came home that evening he was really
sad to leave, Catherine home is so dog friendly
for Stan is was like moving from one home to another.
been looking after our Springer Spaniel Ollie when
we go on holiday for the last five years. She is
very knowledgable about dogs, especially Spaniels,
and clearly loves her work. Ollie comes home fit
and relaxed with a lovely shiny coat. I couldn't
ask for more.