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Dog sitting testimonials. Wagging Tails UK

Below are just some of the comments we have received from the happy owners of contented dogs who have enjoyed holidaying with Wagging Tails!

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 20:22
George & Tyson enjoying their dog boarding holiday in Wiltshire

Hi Hilary,

I would like to say how pleased we were with that George and Tyson looked very well on our return and it was obvious they had been well looked after and loved by the lovely Jayne and Colin. 

We are now looking to book our next holiday and would like confirmation that the dates are still OK. 

Look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

Charlotte, Wiltshire

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 09:05
Twigs enjoying a rest on the sofa during her West Sussex dog holiday

Dear Sue,

Thank you for the photos. I'm so grateful to Angela as Twigs seems so happy there, it's a real home from home and means that I can enjoy my holiday knowing she's been so well looked after. It was lovely to get updates and to know all was well.

Many thanks again to you and Angela.

Best wishes,

Fiona, West Sussex

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 17:09
Jock & Sheba relaxing on their holiday with Wiltshire Dog Carer Maria

Dear Hilary,

Jock and Sheba spent a lovely weekend with Maria and her husband Ken.  They had daily walks, which they seemed to enjoy and were spoilt the whole weekend.  We were very happy with the care given to our dogs, who were settled and had a pleasant weekend with the couple.  

Thank you for looking after our dogs, it was a perfect way to see if they will be happy for our longer holiday later in the year.


Theveshyra and Phil, Wiltshire

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 14:57
Tilly on her holiday with licensed Dog Carer Rosie in Hampshire

Hi Caroline,

Rosie was absolutely wonderful, a really lovely lady, Tilly and us were more than happy with her. She was treated just as she would be at home and came back the same lively bonkers Cocker Spaniel that we dropped off.

So very different than when she went into kennels!! We would definitely recommend Wagging Tails to anyone wanting to leave their dog whilst away.

Kind Regards,

Karen, Hampshire

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 19:12
Max and Millie on patrol during their Wiltshire dog boarding holiday

Hi Hilary,

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for introducing me to the fabulous Clive & Joan, Max & Millie had a wonderful holiday with them both, they were so well cared for and clearly loved (they also cared for me by ensuring my goodbye was as painless as possible and kept me updated whilst we were apart) - I could not have asked for anything more. 

With best wishes,

Marie, Wiltshire

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 14:22
Bailey relaxing on holiday with licensed Dog Carer Mandy in Wiltshire

Hi Hilary,

Just a quick mail to say thank you so much for putting us in touch with Mandy. We collected Bailey early this evening and although he was happy to see us it was obvious that he was extremely contented with Mandy and her little dog Puffin

Mandy had kept in touch throughout our holiday including sending us loads of photos showing Bailey and Puffin enjoying their walks together.

We would not hesitate to ask Mandy to look after Bailey again in the future if she was free. 

Thank you again,

Louise, Wiltshire

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:37
Parker enjoying his dog holiday with licensed Dog Carers Lorraine & Scott

Kevin, I can't thank you enough.

Lorraine and Scott were smashing. Parker loved them immediately! And they are clearly experienced dog owners.

Many many thanks,

Julie, Hertfordshire

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:13
Barney enjoying a walk on his Wiltshire dog holiday

Hi Hilary,

Just an email to say we received your letter yesterday! It was a lovely thing to come home to so thank you very much! More than happy for you to share the pics and testimony below on the website and we will definitely be in touch for future bookings with you again!

The booking process with Hilary was simple and easy.  She wanted to know everything about Barney to make sure he was placed with the best sitters for his needs.  He stayed with Barbara and Maurice following Hilary's recommendation for 1 week and we knew from the sniffing out meeting that he was going to be safe and loved with them whilst we were away.  Would highly recommend to any dog owner who is going away and wants their dog to have a holiday also!  Thank you very much to Hilary and to lovely Barbara and Maurice

Take care and kind Regards,

Natalie, Wiltshire