Testimonials
John Brannagan - I was recommended to Pooch Palace by my son who lives in Harrogate. At first my wife was very wary as she doesn't like to kennel her 2 boys Sid & Henry (French Bulldogs) which made going on holiday very difficult!! We took a trip from Glasgow to Harrogate to see my son and view the kennels for future reference and oh my it did not disappoint. Rachel and Bryan were very welcoming and even asked us to join them in their beautiful home for a cup of tea after our long journey. We took a tour of the kennels & cattery and the facilities are second to none. The play area for the dogs is always clean and have plenty of toys for our boys to play with. Rachel even took them a walk to the river as henry loves to swim and get muddy!! The picture updates on Facebook are fantastic and we can enjoy our holiday knowing the boys are enjoying theirs!! I would also like to commend the attention and care to Sids dietary requirements due to a recent operation. With certain foods at certain times and medicines, Sids legs are now healing perfectly (THANKS RACHEL!!) I would not hesitate to recommend Pooch Palace and we now only book flights for holiday from Leeds/Bradford simply so the dogs have a holiday as well as us. Keep up the good work, see you at Christmas!! John
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Mark Feathers - This is the only Kennels we use for our dog. She is straight out the car on arrival and looks great when we pick her up. The kennels are well kept and always tidy, the staff are friendly and helpful especially John. We also loved the updates and pictures on Facebook.
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Janet Dormor - Beautiful place and lovely people. Very accommodating and flexible. Would highly recommend.
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Jim Still - Used Pooch Palace for the first time last week and was nervous about it... but absolutely no need. My dog was taken great care of and had clearly been happy. Would highly recommend!
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Fiona Stevens - Couldn't recommend Pooch Palace enough! We drive over an hour to take Pippa and will continue to do so! Such a great place, she loves it! It's great to know she is in such safe hands! Love the Facebook updates too! Thanks
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Karen McKeag - Picked up Maisie today after 2 weeks at Pooch palace. I hated putting her in to kennels but she seems to have had a great time. They really care for your dog and it's individual needs. When they thought Maisie was slightly unsure they put another dog she was friendly with in to her kennel for company. I loved seeing the Facebook pics of her while we were away . Would definitely recommend that you visit this kennels before booking anywhere else .
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Abbie Dobinson - My doggy Whitney loves staying at pooch palace! She used to be nervous around other dogs and scared with people she didn't know so we was anxious to put her in kennels at first but since she has been staying at pooch palace over the past few years she has really grown in confidence and can't wait to get out of the car as soon as we pull up, wagging her tail!! Great kennels and lovely friendly owners and staff! Would reccomend 100% Abbie & Whitney
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Johanna J Wilson - Our bulldog Tilly absolutely loves staying at Pooch Palace. We love it too!
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Mik O'Connell - Archie & Hebbie had a better time than they do at home. Great place for a short doggie exile. Back in the summer.
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Fatima Rupp - Highly recommended, lovely friendly staff and they also offer dog grooming. I wouldn't take my dogs anywhere else
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Kevin Hutchinson - Our bulldogs Ernie and Lolly love staying at Pooch Palace. We've been taking our pets there for over seven years, often travelling several hours to get there. Drop-off and collection times are always flexible. Our dogs get excited when we arrive and always look lively when we collect them. Rachel and her team clearly love animals and use the excellent facilities to make sure the pets are looked after. We wouldn't take ours anywhere else. Pooch Palace is simply the best.
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Mel Eggleston - My doggies love this place wouldn't take them anywhere else! Xx
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Yvonne Berryman - Would not use anyone else, friendly, professional service, home from home for our dogs and cats,excellent kennels/cattery
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Alison Wright - Although a fair trip from where we live, it is well worth the trip! thank-you for looking after Charlie. He is a real fusspot, and doesn't eat when nervous or on his own. He did lose weight, but you all helped by trying him with lots of tasty treats, and put another dog in with Charlie to keep him company. So thankyou
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Tania Humphreys - Absolutely fantastic, my boy Lennie came home happy! Won't be going anywhere else now. You are all superb! Thank you Xx
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Julie Bolton - Pooch Palace are amazing, its a clean very impressive kennels.... Our dog when she went 1st time for 2 days I do admit didn't settle too well, the staff said when we picked her up she struggled(it was her 1st time)...But thought we would try her again for another couple of days she was fine.. the staff are amazing and get to know each dog, would not trust anyone else with our important member of our family....Thankyou Pooch Palace from us and Mina
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Nichola Taylor - Just picked Alfie & Wilbur up from Pooch Palace - what a fantastic place !!! It was the first time we put the boys into kennels so were a bit apprehensive - we had no need to be !! The boys have obviously been well loved and cared for - they look fantastic and were so happy. The kennels are clean and the staff great - they are already booked in for their next stay. Thank you so much for putting the photos on Facebook it was reassuring to see them looking so happy. Thank you once again
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Francine Wells - Pooch Palace is a brilliant place to leave your dog with knowing that they are totally taken care of and nurtured whilst you are away. I put my little dog in recently whilst we were away on holiday and I felt so confident that he would get first class treatment and he did. He was collected from home & dropped back this morning after a week's stay (which I find a fantastic service as I don't drive). Thankyou so much for providing such a fantastic service x
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Anthony Cohn – I have been leaving Buddy at Pooch Palace since he was 6 months old and I would never leave him anywhere else. He is now three years old. He is so happy to stay there and is always excited as we drive in. He is clearly so well looked after and enjoys being with the other dogs. Just picked him up after nearly 3 weeks away - he is happy and healthy - what more can I ask! Thanks for the pics - always good to see him having fun!
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Ann Lilley – 5 starOur little boy Bruce goes to pooch palace ( or should I say his dog hotel ) we're he is loved and cared for by the devoted staff team . Bruce is in the car ready to go before I am ready to take him . He truly loves to go and see his doggy friends and play at the most beautiful play park for dogs . The team are now making as amazing woodland walk for our doggy to explore . Thank you for making our dog feel so much a part of your lovely family . Well done x
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Kay Pearson – 5 starAbsolutely fabulous kennels... Our Bella always come home fully of energy and happy! And it's great to know you can see pics of her on the FB site whilst you are away! Wouldn't dream of taking her anywhere else .. I'm sure it's just one big holiday for our Bella Boo!
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My boys basil and Bruce spend much of their lives at pp!!! Two days a week when I work and all our holidays. They've been going since they were 12 weeks old and they're 3.5 yrs now. They always bound into the van when it collects them and they are delighted to go to their second home. They always seem happy and healthy on their return. So a big thumbs up from us.
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Lynda Richardson – 5 star Bella stopped at Pooch Palace for the day while we went to Lightwater Valley. Lovely friendly people, although not being from area I dod get lost trying to find it. When I picked Bella up, it was obvious she'd had plenty of exercise. I would definitely use them again next time I camp in the Dales
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Mandy Bickers – Best kennels I ever been to my two dogs love it , so clean, and wonderful facilities and staff !!
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Martin Smith – Can not speak highly enough of this kennel, it's facility's and the staff! Our puppy had the best experience and I will not hesitate to entrust my little man in the care of pooch palace in future!
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Katie Taylor – If I were a dog it's where I'd want to holiday!
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Tanya Godward – Fantastic !! Staff brill will sure be using u again thank u for looking after dasiy so well.
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Kirsty Louise Lewton – Me and my husband always take our German Shepherd here and Samson absolutely loves it! As soon as we let him out the car he is off and doesn't even look back! Wouldn't leave my dog anywhere else! x
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Chris Lewton..Pooch palace is by far the best kennels around. Every dog loves it there. The place is Very clean, I've stayed in places not as good as this. The staff are brilliant, nothing is too much trouble and they always try to accommodate your every need. Me and my wife are both deployed on ops and leaving my dog there has been stress free. He loves it there I wouldn't put him anywhere else.
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Stacy Daisy Donnelly . Our 3 King Charles love it here. Peace of mind loving guys who run it. Excellent xx
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Fernie Booth – 5 Cat kingdom have looked after my nervous cat for two weeks, I am always worried about leaving her,she has come back happy and looking beautiful. To be able to get updates and photos of how she was is AWSOME too. Thank you very much to all the staff. 100% recommend
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Lynne Sharp – What a lovely place this is. Just collected Coco this morning and he didn't want to come home! The staff are so friendly and really get to know the dogs. Would absolutely recommend this kennels to anyone looking for a great place to leave a family dog. Thank you to everyone.
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Steve Grant .. Brilliant!!
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Elizabeth Henry. We collected our Spaniel Oscar from Pooch Palace today, he has come home looking happy, healthy and groomed. Fantastic kennels and team. Highly recommend.
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Gill Bullock – Best kennels! Fin had a fab week, see you again soon :)
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Rach Wills – Pooch Palace is not our closest kennels to where we live but we purposely travel here. We love all the staff as they all have so much time for you and the dogs, we know that our dogs are regularly exercised and that even though they hate being away from us and home this place is where they are looked after the best. Our dogs always seem tired when they are back home. They love the arena so much to run and play and the kennels are clean and spacious. I would recommend this place to everyone!
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Kirsty SlimmingWorld – First day of doggy day care for our 2 pups, Daisy and Dougal! Lovely staff and great day for our little monkeys to run off energy and socialise with other friends...thanks pooch palace!
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Victoria Crowther – 5 stars Fantastic kennels and wonderful staff. Oscar, our German Shepherd loves it :) I would definitely recommend Pooch Palace.
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Carl Stubbs Best kennel in area my dog bayley first visit but will be back every time we go away you only have to look at pictures to see how much all the dogs love it here keep up the good work and thank you for the pictures it's made my holidays noing my baby's happy thank you again
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Doltons Working Jewellers – Great place for my 3 dogs. Would recommend without hesitation. They can all sleep together with plenty of room in clean and warm kennel. Safe and secure exercise area. Friendly team.
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Diane Sharp – 5 stars Superb! More than happy for my Handsome Prince & Adorable Princess to holiday here.....
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Jo-Jo Beilby – My dog loves it that much here, when we go collect him he sulks cause he has to leave, the staff are all so friendly and helpful nothing is to much trouble, and the pictures makes it that extra special for us to see how happy our pets (fur babies) are getting on. Love this place xx
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Helen Winters – Thank you for looking after Jess and Jazz. They came back very chilled and happy. Will definitely book them again :)
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Emma Jane Fletcher – Perfect place for my pooch to stay when I'm away. Thank you! Lovely staff x x
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Helen Cryer –Bucket loads of common sense and experience make Pooch Palace a great place for dogs to go. My 5 month puppy loves playing with his canine pals at daycare. If I have any problems I feel confident asking the experienced staff for advice and the best thing is the tips I've received work! :-) Highly recommended. Xx
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Matthew Brannagan – Only place I would take my dogs! They don't want to leave when it's time for them to go home.
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Adz Ashley-Still – starJust collected my dog Dillon this morning and I have to say what a lovely environment and loving people around to take the best care of my Dillon.. And the update of pictures while next to pool on my holiday was just an overwhelming touch.. HUGE THANKYOU SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!!
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Jenny Calder – We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the team at Pooch Palace for making it an easy decision for us to leave our 2 Labrador’s in such a well looked after home from home environment. This is the first time we have used Pooch Palace and we will definitely be using again in the near future
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Dee Tothe Jay – have boarded my dog with pooch palace several times and they are the most professional, efficient and friendly group of folks I can think of. I absolutely chuffed they are around as I don't think I could have gotten on without them. It's an easy recommendation for me, they're absolutely wonderful.
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Chris George – 5 starYou could not leave your pet with more loving and caring people than Rachel and John. They have the most beautiful place in Nidderdale, the dogs are comfortable and happy and I would always leave my dog there , knowing she is in such good hands.
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Kay Pearson – 5 starAbsolutely fabulous kennels... Our Bella always come home fully of energy and happy! And it's great to know you can see pics of her on the FB site whilst you are away! Wouldn't dream of taking her anywhere else .. I'm sure it's just one big holiday for our Bella Boo!
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Catherine Greener – 5 starPooch Palace is amazing. We adopted Missy from the Dogs Trust so we wanted a place which would suit her needs.....after the first visit five years ago, we knew we had found the right place. Thank you to all of you
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Bella stopped at Pooch Palace for the day while we went to Lightwater Valley. Lovely friendly people, although not being from area I dod get lost trying to find it. When I picked Bella up, it was obvious she'd had plenty of exercise. I would definitely use them again next time I camp in the Dales
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Best kennels by far. So good we come all the way from Leeds to bring Phoenix. It's definitely worth the 2hr 20 min round trip to drop him off. Very friendly staff. Very good prices. Excellent facilities. We have a very large and difficult dog however the staff are always great with him.
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Patches second home ,would not take him anywhere else great place , and great people that actually love animals not just a business x
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It certainly is Pooch PALACE! Our 8 month old 'girls' have just returned from their very first stay and have had a great time! There was no need to feel apprehensive, the facilities are amazing and the staff are all brilliant! Special thanks to John for all his advice, Jake for the constant picture up dates on FB and Charlie for her grooming .. they look so pretty! I am sure they are looking forward to their next visit. Thanks a million. Denise Bamford-Mumby
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Just a quick email of appreciation to Bryan, Rachel, and Charlie we had been looking for a few years now for the perfect place to look after bruce our 4 year old kocker spaniel we liked pooch palace the most as it was relaxed and like a lot of other kennels that we visited had no noise from barking dogs the place is immaculately clean and all the kennels have tiled under floor heating which we could have slept in ourselves. We can now book to go away with peace of mind and that means a lot
- Graham and Sue. Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Thanks Bryan and Rachel for taking Molly while we were away on holiday we could tell Molly had a fab time as we found it hard to get her back in the car and she slept for a full day when she got home she obviously had a great time thanks again. and will see you again
- Dave, Maggy and Molly. Ripon, North Yorkshire
We visited four kennels before we found pooch palace and we felt very happy as soon as we drove in to their drive they boarded our labrador jody for 2 weeks in august we could tell jody was going to be well looked after and it was nice to be able to go to florida with peace of mind. Thanks so much bryan and rachel see you again next year will recommend
- Paul and Andrea. Ilkley, Leeds
Absolutely smashing kennels, kind and friendly owners. The place lives up to its name, 5 star accommodation for your dog,Would gladly recommend to other dog owners. will definitely bring Chester back here
- Louise
Thanks so much for the good care you have taken of our dog Sabre. We know he’s a very poorly dog and I don’t often trust people to look after him, however when I saw the place he was stopping and how much you and you’re family love animals, I knew he would be ok. It was lovely to see him bounding about with the other dogs. We would recommend you to anyone. Thanks again
- Sarah & Andrew
We would like to say thankyou so much for taking such great care of chops and ellabella truffle. A previous dog of mine died through neglect whilst in kennels so I was very nervous to leave them with anyone. When I rang you I was very reasured to hear such a genuine friendly voice and was put at ease when we drove an hour and a half just to come and check it out which shows how nervous I was. The kennels are lovely and the treatment the dogs get are better than at home. It really is five star. The dogs love to come. Chops was pulling away from me whining to get to racheal when we came last time and when I get them home I’m sure they get depressed because they have much more fun running around with their friends and being spoilt rotten by you. I can go away anytime knowing that I don’t have to worry as I feel like I am leaving them with very good friends
- Karen and Steve
A big thank you for such a lovely place for my Powderpuffs Sid and Lacey to go when I’m away. I call it their holiday camp as they have so much fun socialising with other dogs and being very well looked after as though they were at home. This will be their third time, and no doubt not their last. I recommend it to everyone, I wouldn’t even consider any other boarding house for my dogs, only friends and family
- Liz, Harrogate
Just a note to say thank you for taking such great care of Sandy last weekend. It was not only her first stay in a kennels but her first ever stay away from home and she clearly had a ball. We wanted somewhere that would allow sandy to run around as much as possible whilst being completly safe too and the fact that she slept for nearly 24 hrs said she had done just that. We can go away in the summer now knowing that she will be looked after well and that she will get the exercise she wants and needs. Thank you again and see you soon
- Carol and Glynn Oxley
I’d just like to say a big thank you to yourself, your mum and Rachel for making Oscar’s first visit to your 5 star kennels such a pleasant one, he enjoyed it so much it took him a couple of days to perk up after I got him back home- he obviously can’t wait to get back there to see his new found friends! Well worth the 100 mile round trip, I wouldn’t trust him with anyone else
- Martin and Oscar
Just a quick email of appreciation to Rachel and Bryan thanks so much for taking such great care of toby for us we thought Pooch Palace was too good to be true when we found you on the internet but it really is as good as it looks. Toby was not very good at socialising with other dogs but after 2 weeks with you he is a changed dog we can even let him off his lead now which is fantastic, he has also stopped snapping at other dogs so i dont know how you did it but it worked! Any one thinking about leaving your dog at Pooch Palace should do so without hesitation, the people are down to earth and polite which is hard to find these days. Thanks again and see you all soon
- Anna, Paul and Toby
We have owned dogs for many years and have always been in a position where we could take the dogs with us on holiday or latterly have been able to leave them with family when we are away, but this year with a new grandson and their work commitments we felt it was not practical to leave them with family so with much apprehension we did the tour of several boarding kennels in the Harrogate area, we are true dog lovers and we were not impressed with any of the kennels until we arrived at Pooch Palace one Saturday afternoon unannounced,we were made extremely welcome by Rachel & Bryan and given the full tour, the kennels and exercise areas were spotlessly clean well appointed and the dogs in the kennels at the time looked happy and contented Rachel readily agreed to keep our three dogs together during their stay and to comply with their feeding requirements, we were confident that at last we had found the right kennels for our dogs our dogs Winston, Oscar, and Snoopy were at Pooch Palace for ten days,they had a BALL with good regular exercise and what they love most swimming in the river. If you have to leave your pets the only place to leave them is Pooch Palace as you can confidently assume that Rachel & Bryan are giving them the best care and attention. Many Thanks.
- John & Dorothy (Harrogate)
My dogs have been in kennels before but we have never used the same kennel twice as we were never completely happy on the collection of the dogs! Not good! Until now. Pooches Palace is a super kennel with excellent facilities, large outdoor runs warm clean sleeping area plenty of excersise which is so important when you have highly intelligent working dogs. Rachel and Bryan were more than happy to take the dogs on their natural diet and less conventional (than some) health care routine. Our dogs were with Pooches palace for nearly three weeks and were absolutly fine. The Dogs will look forward to seeing you again soon!
- Claire & Andy
Hi Rachel – a slightly belated thank you for taking such good care of Minnie and Prudence – their transition into their new home has been so easy, both are very relaxed and happy and I am sure this is down to the great care you and your team gave them while they were staying with you. In particular Minnie has definitely been rehabilitated!! She has been very relaxed and happy since returning from Pooch Palace – its like she has returned from a relaxing trip to the spa!! I will be sending her back to you for a top up when needed.

Once again thank you for providing such a high level of care and attention to my two precious pets – I will certainly be recommending you to all my clients

- Dani
Hi Rachel, Brian and family, Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Christmas, esp Scarlet on her first Christmas. I meant to email you after picked Ozzie up after last stay as I hadn’t seen you and wanted to say huge thanks for taking great care of him. Once again he was torn between coming home with us and staying with his pals. He was even amazingly clean considering all the walks and the muddy weather, you can tell you hose his feet! Hope you’re all well, have a lovely christmas and I’ll be in touch soon to book him in again
- Bridget
Rachel and Bryan! We just wanted to say a big thank-you to everyone who cared for Charlie-Brown! It was our first holiday leaving our beloved dog, and missed him like mad. However I really appreciated the regular contact via e-mail messages! it reassured me tremendously that he was being cared for! When we collected Charlie he looked quite at home with the other small dogs in your care. Before Charlie stayed with you, he was very frightened of other dogs. But now he is much better, and more confident around other dogs! Even though the journey was a long one, it was worthwhile. So a big thank-you”,
- Alison, Glen and Harvey
I am just writing to let you know what a fabulous service you both provide for my dog “Millie”. She comes four days a week for “Doggy Day Care!!!” and absolutly loves it, surfice to say that she doesn’t want to come home with me most days because she is having too much fun!! I have no hesitation in leaving her with you when I am away on holiday and the love and attention you give to her is second to none. A big thank you goes to John who spoils her rotten when I am away and even sends me texts to let me know that she is fine and happy. A first class service provided by all.
- Kate
Just to say a big thank you to all at Pooch Palace for the great care you take of Tod and Blue. Tod is an old guy now and he has greater needs than a young fit dog , your Home from Home service is perfect for him . He has a lot of medication and limited mobility , both of which you deal with in a very professional way. There is no doubt that both of our Labradors love their visits to Pooch Palace. They always come home in excellent condition. Somehow you have actually managed to get twelve year old Tod ( the most stubborn of chocolate Labradors ) to fetch a ball ……… he has spent most of his life refusing to do that point blank ! Thank you again and we can only say we would have no hesitation recommending your excellent services to anybody who truly cares how their dogs are looked after whilst they are away.
- Tony and Jane
I would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to Rachel, Bryan and in particular Charley-Ann who Mickey adored. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Pooch Palace to anyone, in particular if you are like me and have never left your beloved pet before.
- Ros