what the humans say

I am forever grateful for all of the amazing reviews I've received.

All have been taken from Google & Facebook.

CATHERINE RIX

Kodi has the best time with Holly and her dogs; he socialises, swims, plays and exhausts himself with so many different breeds. Holly hunts out the best places for them to play. Our time available for Kodi has varied greatly over the last year and Holly has always stepped in to ensure Kodi is never impacted. She’s like a member of our family who cares greatly for the dogs treating them like they are her own. She also takes the BEST photos! Only warning, have an extra set of dirty towels available as the dogs have a lot of fun whatever the weather ;-)

HOLLIE BLADEN

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) 🌟

BEN CHARNOCK

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.

NAOMI CROWE

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.

STEPHANIE JUDD

Holly is definitely more than just a dog walker. She’s an incredible second mum to our dog, Jess, who is besotted with her. From day one I knew Holly was the dog walker for us as she was kind, funny, informative and didn’t take things too seriously. Holly’s walks have been so beneficial for Jess and although Holly doesn’t profess to be a dog trainer, she incorporates lots of different elements of dog training into her walks and you can tell this by how well behaved (and posey!) all of her dogs are. She taught Jess to swim, socialise properly, spoilt her rotten on her birthday and alongside us has given her the best upbringing. We are so thankful for Holly and couldn’t have done this without her.

 

Holly has also house sit for us on various occasions and has been incredible. Not only did I come back to a spotless house with every room cleaned (not how I left it!), all the washing done and lovely goodies left for us, she gave us nothing but reassurance that Jess was being looked after. Her Instagram updates meant we didn’t have to worry one bit and we could always check in that Jess was having a great time. As well as taking Jess on her daily walks, Holly also organised extra walks in the evenings to the beach (which is a massive treat for Jess!) I honestly cannot recommend Holly enough. She is a superstar and one in a million walkie lady!

"Holly is all the things defined in a good business.. great value, reliable, professional but also quickly becomes like family too"

HOLLIE BOYD-LESLIE

Our dog Torvi can be quite nervous around other people and often shys away. However, this is not the case with Holly... Torvi is OBSESSED with her! She gets so excited and loves spending time with her. Holly takes the dogs on a variety of different walks each week, which is great as sometimes she will be nearby and others in the New Forest! From first meeting Holly you can instantly see her love for dogs and how much she genuinely loves her job. She is far from being ‘just a dog walker’, she treats each dog as her own and we completely have full trust in her. I must also add, the photos she takes are insane; along with the Instagram stories! Overall, a lovely lovely lady who I would recommend to anyone (if she has space as she is VERY popular!!) Thank you Holly!

JEN LAWSON

Oh my gosh what can I say about Holly. She’s been walking our cockapoo for the last 2 years and she is amazing. Holly treats every dog as if they’re are her own which leads to a very happy doggy. Our dog is a little sensitive and I don’t know how she does it but Holly brings out the absolute best in her. She knows all her dogs inside out and has their best interests at heart so I know Lucy is always really well looked after. I also love the Instagram updates...the walks she goes on look amazing. Having had two babies since knowing Holly, it’s such a weight off my shoulders knowing Lucy gets some proper TLC with Holly and some slightly more adventurous walks. Thank you Holly for all your help...you’ve no idea how much you help us out!

MOLLY HODGES

Holly has been walking our labrador, Rors, since he was 14 weeks. He was a little nervous of other dogs at first and Holly made sure to accommodate for this taking him on a couple of solo walks before introducing him to small groups and then larger groups. Rors absolutely loves his walks with Holly and is so excited whenever she comes to the door. If Holly stops to chat with me for a minute also Rors runs back and forth pawing at her to let him in the “school bus“ as he is so desperate to get going. Holly is really friendly, reliable and is really passionate about what she does. Would absolutely recommend.

HEATHER WRATE

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! 😊

HOLLY GREENE

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!

SOPHIE HOFFORD

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!

HELEN SESSIONS

Holly is fantastic. She has done dog walking and dog sitting for me and my spaniel absolutely LOVES her! She left my house spotless, is very responsive to messages and puts amazing dog photos on her Instagram story! Highly recommend.

tanya ray

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!

helen house

Lucky enough to bump into Holly on a dog walk when we were looking for dog walker! We wanted someone who would look after our little Audrey like her own, we needn’t have worried. Holly is extremely trust worthy, flexible and passionate about all the fur beasts in her care, wether it’s cats or dogs. We have had to call on Holly last minute and change days about when work has been busy and Holly is always happy to try and accommodate any changes. Audrey loves Holly and it’s great for socialising her with other dogs, it’s also great to see picture of Aud having a great time on her walks. Highly recommend Holly and the invaluable service she provides, we know our puppy is in great hands 10/10. 

ellie meachem

Holly is all the things defined in a good business.. great value, reliable, professional but also quickly becomes like family too. Holly has walked my dogs for over two years now. Started with my two Frenchies, more for the socialisation side of things and now walks my Dogue De Bordeaux (Bailey) weekly. Bailey was a rehome to us and came to us underweight, a bit neglected and with some behaviour issues. We fixed the weight and health problems but I needed help with his behaviour. I begged Holly for help and although she doesn’t profess to be a dog trainer she agreed. In just six solo walks she had him walking off lead beside her, his recall on point and completely focused on listening to her! We continue with the training tips from Holly on our walks without her to keep things consistent and fresh but it’s not really needed. He’s a different dog thanks to her. Holly is amazing with all her dogs, they all love her right back and it’s exactly what you want and need in a dog walker. I wouldn’t trust my babies with anyone else now. Holly IS family now and I couldn’t imagine life without her. My dogs adore her just as much as I do.

martin johnston

Holly recently looked after our 4 month old pug puppy. Not only was she great with him (taking him to meet other dogs) she also kept us informed everyday about what she and Oscar had been getting up to. So happy with what Holly did for us and our dog and will definitely be using her again and telling my friends about her great and professional service! Thanks again Holly.

charlotte morris

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!

claire brydon

What would we do without HATDs! Holly has housesat for me on a number of occasions, and done ad hoc house visits and walks for my two dogs and three cats, aka the pet zoo! They all love her, and so does my house, always left spotless after sits. What I love the most about Holly is her availability for ad hoc visits and walks, which suits us perfectly. She treats my pets like an extension of her own, she cares about them. Also enjoy watching her antics on Instagram stories, hilarious I tell ya!

aMANDA THORNTON

Reliable, trustworthy and kind. Would thoroughly recommend for dog walking and house sitting. Five stars! A very kind and honest person who loves dogs.

Jennifer hinds

Holly is great with Hugo! He cannot wait for his walks with his little friends, he literally runs out the door when holly arrives! She is amazing with him and definitely helped with trusting Hugo off the lead!

HAL SMITH

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 ☺️

Anna parsons

Would definitely recommend Holly & The Dogs! She clearly adores dogs and looked after our black lab as if she was her own. Holly house sat for a weekend with an intro walk beforehand. And our dog had the best time.

It was the first time I had left my dog with someone who wasn’t family or friends and I will definitely be using her again. She listened to our requirements and was totally reassured that my dog was left in very safe hands.

patrick simpson

Holly came to house sit for us and look after our miniature schnauzer. We are so happy to have found Holly. Our little dog is an important member of our family and Holly looked after her beautifully. We received gorgeous photos with her updates and the house was absolutely spotless when we returned. Thank you Holly. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.

chris fairbank

Our dog has loved going on walks with Holly, and it’s been really helpful socialising her with other dogs! The variety of walks they do is great and the photography is brilliant. Would definitely recommend Holly to anyone thinking about it - she is clearly a natural and is excellent with our dog and the others.