Kind Words Corner: Happy humans, even happier Labradors
the lovely things people have to say!
Ben Charnock & Fox
We loved Holly from day one, and knew she was probably the only person in the world who loves dogs more than me! Holly started walking our fox red lab puppy “Fox” from about 14 weeks, and has been absolutely fantastic for her confidence and interaction with other pups. Her regular and varied walks with Holly and her amazing pack of dogs has been invaluable, particularly in lockdown, to get her interacting really well and super relaxed around strangers and other dogs. Fox absolutely adores Holly (as do we) and can’t wait to go out with her for adventures each week. She has also had a few sleepovers which she has loved!!
From an owners perspective, holly has been so reliable, flexible and I can’t imagine trusting Fox to anyone else (or anyone else who Fox would love as much as us!!) Whilst Fox is out and about I love the Instagram feed to follow their adventures together. Genuinely can’t recommend her enough (indeed I do to ever person with a puppy I meet out and about) and if you are searching for someone who is going to love and take care of your dog as much as you do then look no further.
Charlotte Morris & Herbie
We first heard of Holly through word of mouth from other dog owners in Winchester. She was talked of by all as highly sought after and the best in the business.
Holly is an amazing carer for the dogs - much more than a dog walker, she reinforces good training and behaviour and the dogs all adore her! Our pup joined her for an adventure day which we feel was incredible value for money. He was looked after all day and returned a very worn out, contented pooch. We know he had the best time because holly kept us updated throughout the day with beautiful videos and pictures. She’s incredibly flexible in meeting our specific requirements regarding timings, pick ups etc. and is super responsive. We feel completely relaxed when it’s Holly that our dog is with, she’s absolutely amazing!
Sarah Boylan & Luna
We found Holly through Instagram and she has been the biggest blessing!! Our Labrador was only a baby (still is) when she started with Holly and wow her confidence on walks and with other people and dogs is insane and we have Holly to thank for that. Not only is she the best around, she also is always willing to answer my many dog training questions and is always helping us!! Our dog absolutely loves Holly so we never have to worry about her when we’re at work, as we know she gets the biggest walks ever! I would highly highly recommend Holly to anyone!
Fay Edwards & Milo
Holly has been walking my 1 year old lab Milo weekly from about 5 months of age. She was super at taking the time to make sure he was comfortable with her (didn’t take long!) and then introducing him at his own pace to group walks. She is absolutely brilliant with him and he just adores her. She is so caring and it is clear that all the dogs are her top priority. She takes them to a variety of places and Milo comes back fulfilled and exhausted. Her adventure days are top notch! Holly has also been really flexible and has often accommodated Milo for extra walks at short notice. She is trustworthy and is the best dog walker you could ask for! I would highly recommend.
Hal Smith & Ezra
Holly has looked after our Labrador pup on a number of occasions and we know that he loves every second of it! Having her stay in our home means less disruption for our pup over the weekend and adds an extra layer of security whilst we're away. Our house is left immaculate (probably better than how we leave it!) and our pup knackered from all the fun walkies and snuggles! If you're looking for someone to stay in your home and treat your pup like their own whilst you're away then Holly is your perfect match☺️
Evie Gardiner & Lambert
Holly is the absolute best. My little Lab loves her…the happiest boy whenever Holly comes and picks him up and he has the best time on his walks. Lambert has Elbow dysplasia and Holly ensures he’s around dogs who won’t over stimulate him, she’s very attentive to each dogs needs. Communication is always brilliant and love seeing updates on her Instagram. Wouldn’t go to anyone else. (The pictures Holly gets of the dogs as well are just amazing, always a plus!!) The best of the best. Me & Lambert love Holly to bits, couldn’t recommend more x
Tanya Ray & Saxon
I contacted Holly months before I got my yellow lab, enquiring about a mini photoshoot/walk. She was just great from the off! Holly me feel so comfortable, which for an overprotective puppy mum like myself, helped so so much! The pictures are beautiful and the smiling face tells me all I need to know. Thank you Holly!
Naomi Crowe & Asher
I reached out to Holly through Instagram when my labrador puppy (Asher) was around 5 months old. Holly was professional from the start and super friendly. I felt I could trust Holly with my dog 100%! Every adventure Asher goes on with Holly tires her out and from the photo and video updates on Instagram, it’s clear she has the best time and is her happiest when playing with the other dogs and seeing Holly. Asher is now 1 and a half and she LOVES going to see Holly. Holly mixes up her walks and takes the dogs on new adventures when possible. She incorporates training within her walks including recall, waiting, tricks, scent work and even learning to swim.
I recommend any dog owner to get in touch with Holly if they need dog walking or boarding in and around Winchester. We are so grateful to have Holly in our dogs life.
Katherine Jarrett & Cosmo
I don’t usually post reviews, but Holly deserves one! Our 1 yo black labrador Cosmo has been walking with Holly for 5 months. There are very few people who I would trust to look after Cosmo because, well, essentially he’s my third baby! His welfare really matters to me, and I know that, with Holly, he’s in the safest of hands.
Cosmo completely adores Holly and on Wednesdays can often be found staring longingly at the front door, hoping she’ll soon arrive. When he comes home, he is always happy-knackered, often collapsing in the hallway with a lovely belly rub. 😅 Holly is super caring, so caring in fact that she joined us on a training session when Cosmo was going through a tricky adolescent phase and was determined to be part of the solution - Project Cosmo!
Oh, and she takes incredible photos too which is a lovely bonus and keeps our family WhatsApp group going! ❤️ There is a reason why Holly has got so many 5* reviews, and that’s because she’s literally brilliant with dogs and moreover, she’s just a really fabulous human.
Hollie Bladen & Moose
Holly is exactly what every owner and every dog wants in a dog walker! Holly has been taking our yellow lab Moose out since she was 12 weeks, and Moose has gained so much confidence with her best pup pals. Holly has also reinforced Moose’s training while on enriching and stimulating walks. Moose loves Holly so much that she’ll quite literally pee with excitement when Holly arrives at the front door.
There’s no one that we’d trust more with our precious pup (and I don’t think Moose would ever want a different walkies lady either) 🌟
Francis Roper & Fox
Holly is so much more than a dog walker as anyone who knows her can attest. Beyond the walking and sitting she cares deeply for each of the dogs she looks after and has helped immensely with training and confidence from the earliest weeks. We trust her completely; can’t recommend enough.
Heather Wrate & Donnie
I first discovered Holly through her Instagram account and loved how she took excellent photos & stories (which have awesome soundtracks). Was delighted that she accepted my gorgeous lab Donnie into her pack. Donnie (a 10month old puppy) has really improved with his recall since being with Holly and hanging out with a pack of other vetted dogs has been a great social learning curve for him. I genuinely think it’s donnie favourite day of the week when he sees Holly 😀 I couldn’t recommend Holly enough. She is lovely, reliable, clearly loves what she is doing and the dogs love her too! 😊
Sophie Hofford & Noah
Holly is the highlight of Noah’s week! She is absolutely fab with him and all her doggies. Socialising him with other dogs from a young age has been so beneficial and this wouldn’t have been possible without Holly. I love being able to see her Instagram stories of what they got up to on the walks - it was especially helpful at the start because we felt instantly comfortable that Noah was having the best time! Thanks Holly for always looking after him and being so flexible with us!
Holly Greene & Charlie
So glad we found Holly to walk our lab. It was always a worry for me, finding the right dog walker. For us... she's reliable, friendly, flexible with walking times and always honest with how our dog is getting on. For the dog... she takes him on the best adventures with all his mates and treats him like her own. Sometimes I worry he loves her more than he loves me. Couldn't recommend her enough!