Animal Companions: Testimonials- Dog Walking, Cat Sitting, Animal Boarding (Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, etc.)


Below you'll find testimonials from many of my happy clients. My priority is to the animals, and that also makes for happy owners.



We just wanted to say thank you so much for being a fantastic carer for our dog Angel. You are one of the most caring and understanding dog carers we know. We don't quite know what we would have done without you. You're flexible with times, reliable and trustworthy. Angel absolutely loves you, and you have been great with her. Thank you so much for looking after her during the times she had her seizures; you knew exactly what to do and were so very calm and understanding about the situation. We appreciate everything you have done for us, and would say that any dog would be lucky to have you as their walker/carer.

Bhavisha and Mona



Thank you sooo much for looking after Whisky and keeping him safe while we were away on holiday. I normally get the silent treatment for days when I've been away and he doesn't come home, but he's in sound asleep on my bed and has been for hours. We were very happy with your service, everything has gone really well and I would recommend you and definitely use your home visiting service again. Thanks again.

Avril Bell, Bexleyheath



Over the past 3 months, I have used Animal Companions' day care service for my dog Lola on a regular basis. Lola loves Nicola and has fun with the other dogs in Nicola's care. I am truly comfortable and confident that Lola is extremely well cared for and looked after. Nicola is a lovely lady and I hope Lola can stay in her care while I am at work for the foreseeable future.

Louise, Bexley

Poppy & Zora

Poppy and Zora

Ferrets are wonderful pets but when it comes to boarding or finding someone to look after them, it is a nightmare as they are so unique. There are simply no boarding companies anywhere near I live that will accept ferrets and until I came across the Animal Companions website, I could not find anyone who would be willing to do a home visit either. I was and still am so grateful that I found Nic, who has now been looking after my ferrets for years. She is aunty to them and I wouldn't have anyone else look after them.

Dr. Kaz Brandt



I have found Animal Companions have taken excellent care of my gorgeous girl who has boundless energy. She just loves her 'walkies' with Animal Companions and her pure delight when they arrive for 'walkies' tells me all I need to know! My dog deserves the best and that's Animal Companions!

Deborah, Bexleyheath



We have been very impressed with the care and attention Neo gets from Nicola his personal walker! The photos say it all - he looks happy and relaxed. We are very at ease to leave Neo in Nicola's care as she has demonstrated both confidence and understanding of dogs and their individual needs. Being pet owners for a long time, we would not hesitate to recommend animal companions to other per lovers. We are looking forward to testing out the dog sitting service next month AND we are really glad you walk our dog! I believe if he could talk he would agree ;o)


V & K Stone, Dartford



We would recommend Animal Companions to anyone, Nicola is really wonderful, she is friendly, flexible, reliable and trustworthy. Ted our 10 month old Labrador loves her and it is great for us to know that he is being looked after by someone so caring and having a great walk and company whilst we are at work.

Claire and Alice, Bexleyheath



What can we say other than what a delight it is for us to have found such a reliable and trustworthy dog walker. Since enlisting animal companion's services, we can honestly say how settled our Siberian Husky dog of 2.5 years, Alfie has become. At the mention of 'Nicola' he leaps and bounds through the room showing how excited he is. Come rain, snow, whatever the weather, Nicola is there. Thank you Nicola, and we wish you every success with your services.

Thanks and good luck

Tracey and Von

Millie & Pepper


I just to wanted to say a huge thank you for looking after Millie and Pepper for us recently, they were worn out when we got home, so they had both obviously enjoyed staying with you and were spoilt rotten with cuddles!! It's the first time we have had to leave them with anyone other than family so naturally were very anxious - not that they are pampered pooches in any way but in the fact would they behave as well as they do at home for someone else???

Needless to say we had nothing to worry about and you were lovely - we would not hesitate to use you again should we be lucky enough to get the chance to go away again! Apologies for the need to have to bathe them both after their walks though - this is not something we have encountered before even when let off in the woods, so we can only thank you for keeping them smell free!

Donna, David, Joe and Abi - and of course Millie and Pepper !!



I first started using Nicola's services two years ago when I got my Cairn terrier puppy. I didn't want to leave him whilst I was at work all day so looked into doggy day care. Having researched all the local dog walkers and carers, I opted to use Animal Companions because of the range of services Nicola provided with extremely fair costs.

Baxter is picked up and dropped off back at home by Nicola several times a week. He also boards over night with her during our holidays or just stays for the odd night if we are going out somewhere. Now, my dog is a fully grown 2 year old and I can honestly say that Nicola is his second mummy! He absolutely adores her and is so excited every morning when she comes to pick him up. He knows he will be spending the day having an amazing time playing with all of his friends and going on long walks.

It was extremely important to me that he is in a home environment during day care or overnight boarding. Nicola's house is extremely dog friendly, comfy and cozy with a large garden that he loves playing in – he never wants to come home! The main thing about Nicola however, is that she puts the welfare of the animals she looks after as the ultimate priority. She loves all of the animals as much as her own and treats them likewise. She is extremely generous with her time and has passed on so much knowledge and advice about all sorts of dog related things and training tips etc that have really helped during the last two years of having Baxter.

Nicola and Animal Companions really is a lifesaver and the piece of mind knowing Baxter is having such a happy time when he's away from home is priceless.

Paula & Carlr



Nicola has been taking Molly on walks for over a year now and ever since, she has become part of Molly’s pack – and part of our family! We rehomed, Rottweiler Molly 2 years ago. Both my husband and I work full time and after a period we wanted Molly to enjoy the daylight, especially during winter months and to socialise her with other dogs. After a few months of Molly heading out with Nicola, we noticed a significant improvement in her behaviour when meeting new dogs (as well as her recall/obedience). She has benefitted from the additional interaction and now greets each of her dog pals with a lick as she boards the doggy bus.

Molly is now an incredibly fit and healthy and happy dog with many friends. Even when we work from home she still heads out with Nicola and the gang in all weathers and its clearly one of her favourite times of the day. Nicola has also been a great help to my husband and I who have since been able to focus more at work, no longer needing to leave the office early, guilt-ridden to rush home to a dog that has been alone for several hours.

We are so pleased to have found Nicola who has made every effort to accommodate Molly (and us) on the occasions we’re unable to take Molly somewhere with us. Molly sometimes has an overnight stay with Nicola and recently had a great week’s holiday with her (although she did come back exhausted after so many great walks!)

Natalie & James, Owners of Molly
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