his visits to Home Animal Care
whether it’s for the day
or an overnight stay. He gets
very excited when he sees Catherine,
Nicky and all the other dogs
and can’t wait for his
stay! We feel relaxed knowing
animal experts Catherine and
Nicky are looking after him
really well and also have given
us lots of advice on dog ownership.
Obi returns home happy and relaxed
following his great visit!
has been looking after Kitzu and
Boudicca my cats and the fish and
frogs in the fish tank twice now
and it gave me a peace of mind when
going away knowing my pets are in
good hands with her. She contacted
me with updates and responded if
I wanted to know how the cats were
looked after Bramble for many years
as she did our previous dog. She takes
such good care and the dogs have lovely
walks. I am always happy to leave Bramble
with her and her family knowing he is
in good, caring hands.
Catherine has been
looking after my black Labrador (Thimphu)
when I have had to travel for the past seven
years. She loves going to Catherine and
is looked after as if she was at home. In
fact, probably better than she is looked
after at home! She always comes back fit,
well and happy. Our combined love and care
has resulted with preparations for her 15th
Birthday being well in hand for a month’s
time. Thank you Catherine (and Simon!)
Home Animal Care has been
looking after my bulldog Luna for a few years
now and I can’t recommend them enough!
They are always very prompt and responsive in
our communications. They are extremely attentive
with Lunas needs, walks, play and cuddles! We
often receive updates and photos too during
her stay, which is always lovely.
They are highly experienced
and knowledgeable in a home from home environment.
As soon as Luna knows she is going on ‘holiday’
she is super excited which is so comforting,
she is just as excited for her holiday as I
am for mine ?? I can completely forget about
my fur baby, knowing she is in good hands.
approach to boarding our dog proved to us her
caring nature towards all animals. Not only does
our chocolate Labrador come back to us groomed
and well exercised, she can’t wait to return
and leaps out of the car excited to be back!!
We love the fact that Catharine lives close to
wide open spaces where the dogs can run free and
together, enjoying each other’s company.
We would highly recommend Catherin and Home Animal
Care to anyone who wishes their dog to be cared
for in a friendly family environment with plenty
of exercise, whilst they are away.
and Jonathan Ungemuth
I have been boarding my dogs with
Catherine for over 14 years now and cannot recommend her
highly enough. It is a complete home from home environment
and they come back having been loved cared for and smelling
beautiful!! They are so excited when they get dropped
off and the regular updates and photos we receive whilst
we are away are very reassuring.
I now make sure Catherine has
availability for them before I even book a holiday as
I would not send them anywhere else as we get an absolutely
amazing and reasonable service
Professional, dependable and friendly
I cannot recommend Catherine highly enough for anyone
in need of a caring and trustworthy dogsitter. My Labrador
Isla has been visiting Catherine for the past 6 years
and whether it’s for a day, overnight or a week,
Isla always enjoys the time she spends there with the
Catherine creates a warm and welcoming environment for
dogs of all shapes and sizes and has plenty of space for
them to roam and play. What sets her apart is her genuine
love for animals and her dedication to their well-being.
Every time I drop off Isla at Catherine’s house,
I know she will be in good hands. Catherine provides regular
updates with photos and videos and it’s evident
that she goes above and beyond to ensure that each dog
in her care feels happy, comfortable, and loved.
Overall, I couldn’t be happier with the service
Catherine provides. She has become an integral part of
Isla’s life, and I consider myself very lucky to
have found someone who cares for her as much as I do.
If you’re searching for a dogsitter who will treat
your dog like family, look no further than Catherine.
We have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
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.
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.
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.
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