Due to our work commitments we knew that if we got a dog we'd need someone to look after him several days a week, we were so, so lucky to bump into George in the park!
George has now been looking after Lucas for two years since he was an 18 week old puppy and we know that our Springer Spaniel is as happy at George's as he is at home. It truly is a second home for him. Right from day one, the whole family embraced Lucas into their lives and provided the endless love, attention, walks and stimulation that our young spaniel needed, whilst ensuring that he continued to develop into the well behaved dog that he is today. It is so reassuring to know that our dog loves George nearly as much as he loves us and that he has such a good time when he's with her.
We recommended George to our friends who have a Husky. They couldn't believe the difference George made to Diesel, and how content he was on days when George was taking care of him.
If you want help with your dog, be it walking, boarding or training then we really couldn't give George and Totally Pets a stronger recommendation. If you would like to talk to us direct, ask George for our number we will gladly tell you in person how good she really is.
James, Jo and Lucas
George came to me four years ago as a Christmas present from my daughter as I was finding it difficult to walk Sally, my poodle as well as all my other chores. Over the years we have become firm friends and Sally loves her, barking like mad when her car arrives. She is totally reliable and firm but loving with her charges. I cannot recommend her enough.
I highly recommend Totally Pets. George has been looking after my 4 year old Pugzu for 2 years now when I go on holiday etc. and is not only 110% trustworthy, (she holds a key for my property) but is also very caring and totally reliable. Betsie loves going to George and is always so excited to see her, which gives me peace of mind that she's in good hands. George really is a genuinely kind individual, who adores animals and always gives a 5 star service – I'm lucky to have found her!
Sarah and Betsie
We own a nervous and insecure rescue dog that came to us aged 12 weeks. Suffice to say we felt very concerned about finding a suitable dog walker let alone someone that could board her. We met George, found her attitude caring and positive and felt confident that she would be able to handle our difficult dog. Three years on and we remain full of gratitude for the care and effort George always gives.
I can't thank you enough - you were able to accommodate my 3 small dogs at short notice when I was let down by my local kennels. The dogs all seemed very relaxed and comfortable when we arrived at your home, they seemed to sense it was safe and relaxed place to be.
When I collected them 36 hours later they were all happy with wagging tails and when we got them home they seemed to be 'perfectly' tired out.
I would have no hesitation is using your services again or recommending you to others.
Although I'm not close enough to use your services regularly if we are ever visiting London I will definitely use you again.
Sophie on behalf of Zipper, Lilly and Missy
George and Totally Pets came into Rosie’s life about two and a half years ago, At a time when after a difficult encounter at a Doggy Day Care, Rosie went from a Pup enjoying everything that life had to offer, to a nervous girl who was fearful of every dog she met!
I had seen George at the park a few times, We started chatting, At the time thinking I would never trust a Dog minder again!! But George gave me the confidence to help Rosie enjoy life again, I would not let Rosie off lead for fear of her bolting every time we saw a dog even 50 yards away, (She had a few times!)
I would and do recommend Totally Pets to anyone who needs a precious pet looked after,
Rosie is the most important thing in my life, George gives me peace of mind knowing she is safe, Cared for, And happy to be with George and her Doggy friends.
Thank you George for your support.
George is clearly committed to ensuring that the dogs she walks have a great experience. She is highly professional and has been very patient with my less than well behaved labrador who I know is in very safe hands with her. She's also generous with her advice on issues such as diet - something I've really appreciated. I'd totally recommend her.
I found Totally Pets on the internet when my dog was just 4 months old . It was a lucky find her and George has been walking and boarding my dog ever since, which is over 3 years now. I think George is great but, I guess more importantly, so does my dog Elvis! Totally Pets provides a reliable service and will try to be as flexible as possible in an emergency, which has been a god send for me when my son is off ill from school. I particularly like the fact that George varies her walks so that the dogs remain alert and stimulated as well as taking time to understand the personalities of the dogs in her care and how they interact within a group. Elvis was my first puppy and George's knowledge of dog behaviour has been a fantastic aid in my dog's development and helped me to understand some of his personality traits. When my dog developed irritable bowel disease a couple of years ago George was brilliant- doing research on the internet and suggesting changes to his diet and we haven't looked back. But the biggest endorsement has to be from Elvis himself, whose obvious excitement when George arrives to take him for a walk or even at the mention of her name is a real comfort for any owner.
George has looked after Misty for three years, over the first few months my life was difficult and George was very supportive. It was a comfort to know Misty is always so well looked after. George is flexible as my work can be unpredictable and I am always phoning her at the last minute, she is never fazed. Misty adores George and the family, she is spoiled rotten and always happy to stay over night. I have and would always recommend Totally Pets to anyone and George is Misty’s second Mum. Thanks for everything.
Our dog Rosie is a rescue from battersea and when we needed to find a dog walker for her I was very nervous due to Rosie's likes and dislikes. We were lucky enough to meet George in the park and she came and spent time with Rosie in our home. This was 3 years ago and George has been walking Rosie ever since. Rosie gets so excited when she arrives and loves playing with the other dogs too. George has given great advice on behaviour and health issues. Rosie now also goes to George's to stay whenever we go away and always run straight to the door, which makes us all feel less guilty that she is not coming away too. I don't think I could trust our dog with anyone else.
Sue & Mark Barrett
George provided a home from home for Indy during Christmas week 2013, and we had total peace of mind in leaving him in her care. He was so obviously happy and relaxed during the settling-in afternoon and during walks and we found her to be professional, friendly and generous with advice.
I was nervous about leaving him in kennels as he is so used to a family environment so George’s set-up was perfect. Her extensive experience in dog-care shines through and she had a fantastic ability to engage with Indy. She has a firm and caring manner and it is fascinating to see her command the attention of a small group of dogs.
I highly recommend George and wouldn’t hesitate in getting in touch again. Thank you George!
Versha & Dan
George took on our nervy & sometimes grumpy Springerdor, Summer, after she had, had some bad experiences and set about slowly building up her confidence.
Her understanding of dogs, and their owners (!), is a winning combination and she really, really helped Summer to become a more relaxed and happier dog - who very much looked forward to George’s arrival at the door with some doggy friends.
We’ve had so much good advice from George - including changing Summer’s diet, helping her to travel more calmly and how to tell what makes Summer anxious - that it’s turned us into much better, smarter dog owners.
In short, George is brilliant!
Zoe, Steve & Summer