What our clients say about us!
Since 2005 we have provided dog walking, doggy day care and holiday boarding for dogs of all breeds, ages and temperaments in the East Devon area. We’ve loved everyday and are pleased our doggy clients feel the same!
I’ve been using Mike to walk my dogs over the last 12 years. During this time, I can honestly say I wouldn’t use anyone else. I initially started using Mike while I was setting up my own business. Nothing was too much to ask! I would ask Mike to drop off and pick up from different locations, I called him when my dog was poorly, not only did he help over the phone he took it upon himself to come down to the house and check all was ok. Mike and his family have been a true godsend to me and my beloved doggies. I have never been let down, if there is a reason for Mike to not be able to collect, he always makes arrangements for his wife Linda or his daughter Naomi to pick up, always informing me of any changes. Over the 12 years Mike has walked all three of my dogs (two who are no longer with us) I can whole heartedly say they have all LOVED Mike, and I can tell it’s very much reciprocated.
Our Labrador Callie has been for weekly walks and multiple overnight stays with Mike and Lin for over 4 years. She waits by the window for Mike’s arrival and thoroughly enjoys meeting up with her doggy pals!
Mike is so kind and extremely reliable; nothing is too much trouble. He has been a real lifesaver looking after Callie on numerous occasions. We can’t recommend him highly enough.
Mike and Lin have cared for my dogs for more than a decade and I would not trust anyone else with them. You can tell how good they are by how pleased the dogs are to see them, and they will always do that bit more to help if you need flexibility of time and day, care for the dogs for longer or take them on multiple walks, even at short notice. In addition, their experience with dogs allows them to identify the dogs that can socialise together improving their walk enjoyment, and pick up on any emerging health issues. I could not recommend them highly enough.
I met Mike through word of mouth, I was working in a local veterinary practice and he walked several of the staffs dogs (I took that as a good recommendation). We have always had rescue dogs and had recently taken on Jess, a collie Cross, with more energy than you could believe. She’d had a tricky start in life and therefore was extremely anxious, nervous and somewhat destructive. She was also terrified of men, so we asked Mike to meet her and see if she could join his walks, it took a while, but Mike was ever so patient with her (even having trial sleep overs!). Now Jess if nearly 6, loves life, walking, travelling in the car and is a very happy loving dog. With any dog, it is great to know that you can trust someone to not only look after them when needed, but also build a bond and trust, which is exactly what was needed. We can’t recommend highly enough.
We have been using Devon Doggies for years and cannot fault them. They are really flexible when we’ve had last minute changes and are so caring to our dog – who loves her walks with them. We have also used them for boarding when we’ve been away on holiday and I can rest fully knowing our dog is treated like one of their own. Five stars from us!
Having moved to Devon from Dorset with a 4 year old dog we were very much in the dark as to finding a dependable dog sitter for Kenco. We tend to go abroad 3 or 4 times a year and often go away on our motorbike for the weekend so it was a delight to find Mike and Lin! Kenco has enjoyed living in their home which has become her holiday home from home and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone She spends the evenings on their sofa tucked up with Lin and mixing with other dogs on walks and this has been great for her. No care could be better!
Sue & Ian
Our dog Macey loves his time with Mike and Lin – whether that is having great fun on a daily walk, or staying for a few days when we go away on holiday. Mike and Lin are always very accommodating when life throws up something that needs a last minute change, for which we are very grateful. Highly recommended!
Devon Doggies have looked after Tilly since she was a few months old and she is now eight and a half years. They have provided daily walks and overnight boarding, ranging from a couple of nights to much longer holiday periods. Nothing is too much trouble for Mike and Lin and Tilly totally adores being with them to the extent that she is pretty indifferent to me on her return. I cannot emphasise enough the care and kindness shown to my dog – and to me. I have never had any concerns in all the years as to the quality and professionalism of their business. I think myself very fortunate to have found such a dedicated team to entrust with my dog whilst providing her with the fun she seeks. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Devon Doggies to anyone looking for a home from home and safe placement for their dog.
I would just like to say a big thank you to Mike and Lin for being such excellent dog walkers for our 7 year old Labrador Loki, they have been walking him since puppyhood and we wouldn’t dream of using anybody else. His one hour daily walk is often much longer and he comes home one happy tired dog! They are kind, punctual and organised and care for him as if he was their own dog, he also stays with them if we go away. We couldn’t think of any one better. Love from a very happy dog owner and dog!!
Devon doggies having been providing dog walking services to my 4 year old cockapoo since he was a puppy. They have provided a consistent, caring and reliable service since day one. As he loves them nearly as much as us, I would definitely recommend.
I am a theatre nurse working 12 to 14 hour shifts and sometimes need two or three walks a day for my collie Princess. I don’t think Mike has ever refused a request from me. It is so helpful to know that he will do evening walks and weekend walks as well as the normal Monday to Friday. It’s even better when you know your dog likes him so much.
What a genuinely caring, and professional dog walking service. I would recommend 100%. My dog is a cherished member of the family which meant that when initially looking for a dog walker, there was a great deal of apprehension. Mike visited my home to meet my dog in order to find out whether she would fit in with the group, but also whether she would like him. Both were smitten from the start! I feel relaxed placing my dog in Mike’s care and know that he would look after her as if his own.
When I drop Darcie off to Mike & Linda she cannot get out of the car quick enough! It’s like a home from home, I go to work or on holiday knowing that she is really well looked after and thoroughly entertained! I wouldn’t have Darcie stay anywhere else. Thoroughly recommend.
How do you rate dog care: ask your dog! We have used Devon Doggies for many years and would whole heartily recommend them. Whenever we meet Mike or Linda when out walking our dogs make a huge fuss of them. They clearly see them as long lost friends. What higher recommendation could there be.
We’ve worked with Mike for nearly two years now. With irregular hours and work travel, I can’t think of anyone I’d trust more with our beloved Labrador. Mike’s calm and confident nature is just what our cheeky lab needs, he gets excited when he sees the van pull up. Mike has become an integral part of our family routine and helped out when we’ve needed to make any last minute changes to our schedule.
Bessie has been looked after by Mike & Lin for nearly 10 years when we have had holidays or short breaks. From being a very lively young Labrador requiring lots of exercise & discipline, to just needing short walks & the security of being in familiar surroundings. We have complete trust in Mike & Lin looking after her. We wouldn’t leave her with anyone else.
Mike and Lin provide an excellent service for walking our dog. They are reliable and flexible to fit in with our requirements. When our dog first started going with Mike it was partly to help her to socialise with other dogs. Mike took the time to get to know our dog, as they all have little quirks. Mike always feeds back on how she is getting on with the other dogs and any tips to help her further. Our dog always gives Mike a big welcome when he arrives to collect her, which shows me she enjoys her walks with him which is very reassuring.