I trust Digs for Dogs completely
I use Digs for Dogs for looking after Stella when I’m on holiday and also the walking service for the long days I do at work – she loves it. I know she is well looked after and enjoys her time away, always jumping straight in to the van when they come to pick her up. They are super friendly, efficient and helpful. Love, trust & would be lost without them!
– Gill Lloyd – Adlington – 10/4/2017
We will never choose anywhere else!
We chose Digs for Dogs after a recommendation and review of the website. Murphy is 13.5 years old, a much loved and lovable chocolate labrador. Wendy from the Digs for Dogs Bolton branch took the time to understand Murphy, his likes and dislikes and his habits before matching him with a family. We have now used Digs for Dogs twice in quick succession and Wendy (at short notice) has re-assured us and chosen well for Murphy. He always returns happy and healthy which means we now have complete peace of mind when we go away. We will never choose anywhere else. In the past, relatives have cared for Murphy but Digs for Dogs gives us knowledge that Murphy is indeed on his own little holiday.
– Bernie Ryan – Bolton – 8/4/2017
I needn’t have worried – Brilliant Service!
We have a 10 year old Cocker Spaniel (rescue dog). He was my son’s dog, but due to circumstances he has come to live with us. He’s quite a nervous dog, but has been much better since living in a calmer environment. Quite soon after he came to live with us, because of a previously booked holiday, we needed to have him cared for and I have never been a fan of kennels.
Enter Digs for Dogs!
Chris from the Digs for Dogs Southport Branch came to see us and Freddie instantly took to him. Because it was so soon after coming to live with us, I was really anxious that Freddie would think he had been “moved on” again. I needn’t have worried – texts from Anne-Marie & Chris whilst we were away were very re-assuring. When Freddie came home a happy and relaxed dog I felt even more re-assured. He has since stayed with Digs for Dogs again & been exactly the same! We have two weddings this year & I feel very relieved that we will be able to travel to them & enjoy them without worrying about our boy! Fabulous alternative to kennels, host families have been amazing & I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Digs for Dogs. Brilliant!
– Lyn Malley – Southport – 6/4/2017
So much better than the trauma of kennels!
With my boys recently being re-homed with us, I was worried about leaving them, and definitely didn’t want them to have the trauma of kennels. Lisa re-assured me from the outset, her initial visit and the doggy profiles really put me at ease and receiving information about the hosts, Danny and Rebecca, was the icing on the cake. I knew they would be okay and I wasn’t disappointed! Getting a photo of their initial greeting was lovely and the updates during their stay made me wonder if their holiday was better than mine! So pleased with how they’ve been since they came home, they seem even more adventurous and happy. Thank you very much!
– Andrea Richards Wigan – 4/4/2017
It meant everything to me that Molly was being well cared for
I was away for five days over Christmas and didn’t want to put Molly in kennels. I really wanted her to have a one-to-one home from home holiday. Sue couldn’t have chosen anyone better than Jane and Richard to look after Molly whilst I was away. I had no worries at all and the photos I received during her time with them made me very happy. To know Molly was well cared for meant everything to me. When Sue called round in the new year to return a few toys, Molly was absolutely delighted to see her. She must have thought she was going on another holiday! I’ve no hesitation in recommending Digs for Dogs to any owner who loves their pet.
– Joyce Kiejda – Cheadle – 12/1/2017
We can enjoy all our retirement holidays without any worries!
My name is Maureen Brown and my husband and I were recommended to Digs for Dogs last year by a very satisfied dog owner who had used your wonderful service. Living in Rochdale, we felt very lucky to have Emma Croft to look after us and our lovely Tibetan Terrier, Honey. She was amazing from the start – visiting us, chatting and putting our minds at rest regarding Honey’s needs and Honey loved her from the get go. We had Honey boarded twice last year and she stayed with a lovely couple who adored her as much as we do and Honey came home to use the same happy, contented dog as she left. We are now arranging our holidays for this year when Honey will be boarded February, May and September (the benefits of being retired!) and we can go on holiday without any worries as we know she will be loved and cared for. After seeing how well it has gone for us and Honey, our eldest daughter is now talking about boarding her two Labradoodles. Thank you all for such a great service.
– Maureen Brown – Rochdale – 6/1/2017
Loved the Digs for Dogs service
Excellent service, professional approach and clear pricing policy. Very happy to use the service again.
– Kath and Richard Vickers – Sabden – 6/12/2016
Our dog’s behaviour has even improved!!
Seana from Digs for Dogs was so friendly, efficient and quick in helping us to make sure that our pup had a brilliant time away. Normally we worry about her separation anxiety but with Digs for Dogs she had a lovely time and her behaviour has improved massively! I will be using Digs for Dogs for any future holidays away!
– Clarisse Beaumont – Nelson – 11/11/2016
Second to None
I was very nervous about leaving my puppy, Lola, for the first time but Digs for Dogs have been fantastic. They keep you updated with regular pictures and the before and after procedure is second to none. I have already booked Lola in again and would definitely recommend to anybody.
– Steph Higgins – Stockport – 6/11/2016
Professional, friendly and reassuring
I just want to say thank you for your help in finding a holiday home for our little jack Russell ‘Gypsy’, especially at very short notice.As Gypsy has always stayed with my parents when we’ve been away, I was very nervous about leaving her with strangers whilst we were away. However, there was absolutely no need at all to be worried. From your initial visit to meet myself and Gypsy, through to receiving a copy of Gypsy’s profile, and a profile of her planned host, I was immediately reassured. The professional but friendly and reassuring approach you took towards arranging a host family left me feeling very comfortable and happy that she would be welcomed into a loving happy friendly home where she would be well looked after.Being able to receive messages showing me pictures of Gypsy enjoying her own little ‘holiday’ was so very comforting, and meant we could relax and enjoy our own trip without worrying about her. I’d like to extend my thanks onto her host family, its obvious from the pictures you sent she was happy there and it seems she managed to get away with all her little tricks just as she does at home (it is difficult to resist when she gives you the cute little eyes)!!!I would not hesitate to use your services again, and would be so happy if she was to be placed with the same family again in the future.Thank you again for your fantastic services, you have been highly recommended to all my friends.http://www.digsfordogs.uk.com/franchisee/dog-home-boarding-hindley-orrell-wigan/
– Alison Harrison – Wigan – 3/11/2016
They understand how important our dogs are to us
Susan from Digs for Dogs Stockport was extremely helpful and it was clear from the outset that she understood how important it was for me that Ozzy was happy and well cared for. She was very thorough as well – keen to make sure that she had all the relevant information about his needs, likes & dislikes. I felt confident that she would ensure he was OK. He was matched to a host family and came back to me happy and well. Thank you!
– Caroline Steiner – Stockport – 27/10/2016
Excellent value for money
I have just used Digs for Dogs for the first time and am so pleased with the service from start to finish. Andrea from the Atherton branch first came to see me and went through all of my little boys likes and dislikes, quirks and routines etc. He was then matched to a suitable host family for the 2 and half weeks I would be away. On the day he was picked up and then returned to me when I came home at an arranged time. Chester has come home the same excitable little boy he was when I left. No signs of stress whatsoever. I think this service is excellent value for money compared to kennels which I would never have considered anyway. Massive thumbs up from me and a suitably equivalent paws up from Chester!
– Maggi Edmondson – Atherton – 24/10/2016
Very happy with the service – much better than kennels!
We were having problems finding anybody to look after our dogs so booking holidays was becoming more and more difficult. We discovered Digs for Dogs and what was on offer was a lot more suitable than kennels, which we had looked into but decided against. We have used Digs for Dogs twice now and we are very happy with how things went. We will definitely use this fantastic service again.
– Roger & Janet Huin – Glossop – 25/10/2016
The two times we have used Digs for Dogs for our Alfie we have been kept well-informed about his welfare and had lots of pictures sent while we were apart from him. The main reasons we like Digs for Dogs is because we do not want Alfie living in a cage for the time we’re away and they provide a loving, homely environment for him. He comes back happy and well, and there is never any problems with him struggling to re-adjust. We love the service!
– Sandra Saxon – Stockport – 20/10/2016
5 star service
This weekend was the first time I had used Digs for Dogs. Lisa found a good temporary home for Cookie with Sara & Chris, they really spoiled her. I got regular updates and photos which assured me she was being well looked after. I will certainly use them again. She came back a very happy dog. Thanks very much!
– Tracey McGovern – Wigan – 17/10/2016
Recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed!
This is the first time we have used Digs for Dogs as our dogs have always been looked after by my Mum. Sadly, she is no longer with us and we have really worried about what to do with the dogs. A friend recommended Philippa and we knew as soon as we met that her and the Digs for Dogs service were perfect. The dogs settled well with their host and we received photos everyday. We can go away now and not worry about the three dogs, they are happy together with genuine, dog-loving people. I would not think twice to recommend Digs for Dogs and the lovely Philippa!
– Sharon Conaghan – Hyde – 16/10/2016
I was impressed from the outset!
I had to call on the services of Digs for Dogs at short notice and I was impressed from the outset by Susan’s professionalism. She spent an hour with Barney and asked me lots of questions about his nature and routine to ensure he was matched with the perfect host. As a result, Barney had a great time on his holiday, he really settled in well and it was great to receive photos of him on his walks and curled up fast asleep. I would whole-heartedly recommend Digs for Dogs.
– Sheila Graham – Cheadle Hulme – 15/10/2016
Pebbles loved her holiday home
Seana at Digs for Dogs provided a great service which enabled us to have our elderley Labrador is safe hands whilst we were away on holiday. Pebbles was happy in her holiday digs and we felt reassured that she was lovingly cared for whilst we were away. I would highly recommend this service!
– Maureen Rakshi – Read – 11/10/2016
Murphy’s Holiday as well as Mine!
This is the first time I have used Digs for Dogs and I would definitely recommend them to anybody that doesn’t want their pet to go into kennels. My dog, Murphy, absolutely loves the couple that looked after him – it was his holiday as well as mine! The service is excellent and Seana who collects and returns the dogs is fantastic. A BIG thank you from myself and Murphy.
– Mrs Lesley Horrocks – Clitheroe – 6/10/2016
Great company and Excellent Service
This is the first time we have used Digs for Dogs, but we would definitely use them again. Bentley – our 12 month old Golden Retriever – had a great time and came back in excellent condition. I expected him to need a brush and a bath but he came back beautiful, brushed and clean. He was really well looked after. We had a taster sleepover first to see if he was OK and also for the family looking after him. They loved him and he seemed very happy on his return. Susan from Digs for Dogs was excellent and answered any questions we had. Nothing was too much trouble. Great company, excellent service. Your dog is looked after 100% and gives you piece of mind.
– Alison Tilley – Stockport – 6/10/2016
Much Better than Kennels!
We are very pleased with Digs for Dogs and would definitely recommend them. We have two German Shepherds who had no problem at all when they returned from Digs for Dogs. Previously, we had used kennels but they were always poorly on their return. Glad we found them as a fantastic alternative to kennels.
– Andrew Edwards – Altrincham – 2/10/2016
Happy Holiday for Our Hugo
Digs for Dogs is an absolutely fabulous service – extremely professional and thorough. I felt completely comfortable with Hugo staying with his home-boarding host family. Most importantly, Hugo returned a very happy boy – thank you.
– Liz Meates – Tameside – 25/9/2016
They Went Over and Above for Us!
We used Digs for Dogs for 10 nights in August, I would (and will be) without hesitation use this service again! The service Lisa offers took the stress and hard-work out of sorting Stevie whilst we were on holiday. Stevie had a “taster” sleepover night with his host family before he went and when he came back it was obvious he’d had a brilliant time! I was regularly kept updated with how Stevie was whilst we were away with pictures and when we had an issue with a delay to our arrival home, Lisa went over and above what we could have hoped for to accomodate us. Couldn’t thank Digs for Dogs enough!
– Andrew Cockle – Wigan – 20/9/2016
Best Service Ever!
We’ve been using Digs for Dogs for around 18 months now and have used the service 5 or 6 times – we can honestly say it’s the best service ever! As a dog lover, I am very attached to my dogs Buzz and Henri, but I also like my holidays so when I first stumbled across the service it was the perfect alternative to having friends and family look after them. As with any new service, I was apprehensive at first but after my initial meeting with Debbie it became very clear how transparent and well-organised the whole service is, from the initial registration meeting right up to the end of your holiday. You get photos of the families and their homes and when you’re away they send updates and photos of your dogs. I never thought I’d feel so comfortable leaving my dogs but the Digs for Dogs service really delivers and allows me to enjoy my holidays knowing that my two boys are also having a great time. I would highly recommend – thanks!
– Gareth & Jonny de Mouilpied – Bury – 18/9/2016
I recommend Digs for Dogs to all my friends!
I am very pleased with the service Digs for Dogs have provided – Philippa from the Tameside and Glossop Franchise is a very pleasant and caring lady. Janet, the home boarding host who looked after Alfie, was more than happy to have him back for another week. Alfie settled very well with her. I have already told all my friends and family about Digs for Dogs!
– Angela Clifford – Glossop – 11/9/2016
Very happy with Digs for Dogs
We are very happy that we chose to use Digs for Dogs above other home-boarding services and kennels. It provided all the benefits of a home from home holiday. Jasper needs quite a lot of exercise and that is exactly what the host family provided. Lots of walks and playing in the river! It was lovely to receive photos of him looking happy and relaxed. We would recommend Digs for Dogs to anyone. Thank you.
– Virginia Chapman – Stockport – 10/9/2016
This was the very first time we have ever left our dog with anyone due to him being 16 years old and having bad arthritis in his back legs. He is used to having someone at home with him all the time so we were worried about him settling with someone he didn’t know. How wrong we were!! He settled straight away and was spoilt rotten by his host family who fell in love with him and didn’t want to bring him back! We were kept informed of Jack’s holiday all the time and wouldn’t hesitate to use Digs for Dogs again.
– Mr & Mrs Eades – Tameside – 6/9/2016
Would recommend to any dog owner
Buddy enjoyed his stay with Philippa and his host family and adapted very easily to his new holiday home. I highly recommend Digs for Dogs – the host families that care for the dogs are lovely, warming people. Thank you.
– Sarah Cole – Glossop – 2/9/2016
Digs for Dogs to the rescue!
Digs for Dogs came to our aid when we went to our son’s wedding in Brighton over the August Bank Holiday. Jack, our Parsons Russell Terrier, seems to have had as great a weekend as we did! We got regular updates and photos throughout his 4 day stay which really put our minds at rest. We knew he was in good hands with a fellow dog lover. The pick up and drop off service was super convenient and all went well. We will definitely be using Digs for Dogs again!
– John & Jo Ellyard – Glossop – 2/9/2016
Freddie enjoys his holidays as much as us!
We have been thrilled with the service at Digs for Dogs. It’s such a comfort going on holiday knowing your dog is being taken such good care of. In fact, Freddie thinks he’s on his holidays as well! Great staff, wonderful experience with the host family system – would definitely recommend.
– Alison Wild – Hawkshaw, Bury – 1/9/2016
Lovely, caring company
Lisa, the Digs for Dogs franchisee in my area, provided an excellent service which is very much tailored to the needs of the individual dog. I am very happy to recommend Digs for Dogs and have already told my friends and family about them. A very caring, professional and personalised service.
– Angela Swift – Billinge – 27/8/2016
Very happy with the service
I have been very happy with the service provided by Digs for Dogs both with dog walking and home-boarding. I would definitely use Digs for Dogs again if the need arises. It is nice to know that my dog, Sally, is being looked after by people who really care so that I don’t worry about her when I am away. Thank you!
– Vera Thompson – Hawkshaw – 26/8/2016
Looking forward to using Digs for Dogs again
Excellent service from beginning to end. Philippa was brilliant. This was our first time boarding Duke but we didn’t want to put him in kennels as he is quite a homely dog and loves his home comforts. We were very happy with the peace of mind and reassurance we got from Digs for Dogs, looking forward to using them again.
– Sheryl Foster – Hyde – 24/8/2016
You really feel they care
We are so impressed with Digs for Dogs and the people who work for them, you can tell how much they care from the very first meeting. I would not leave or trust my Barney with anybody else. Absolutely fantastic service.
– Vanessa Cowen – Haslingden – 22/8/2016
We were delighted!
Fantastic service from start to finish. This was our first time using Digs for Dogs and the first time we had used a service like this for our Alfie. However, my mind was put at rest especially as I got to choose who he stayed with and he had a trial sleepover which went really well. He came back clean and happy – I will definitely be using them again!
– Zoe Clift – Unsworth – 19/8/2016
My shy Skye loves Digs for Dogs
My dog Skye is a little shy and did not do well in usual kennels – she refused to eat and stayed in her bed constantly. However, with Digs for Dogs she loves going and always comes home happy, which means we can enjoy our holidays with confidence.
– Lynda Dunlevy – Edgeworth – 19/8/2016
Never anything short of delighted with this service
Once again, Harry came back from his ‘holiday home’ happy and looking fit and well. I am so happy knowing he is being looked after as one of the family whist we are away. Thank you Digs for Dogs!
– Anne Haslam – Harwood – 18/8/2016
Thank you for the excellent service you provided for boarding our dog Monty whilst we were away on holiday. I have no doubt Monty was looked after with the best of care and the service you provide really is fantastic. It was very reassuring to know Monty was in good hands and I wouldn’t hesistate to recommend your service to others.
– Joanne O’Malley – Worsley – 17/8/2016
Amazing, caring company
Absolutely fantastic service and would highly recommend to all dog owners. They were extremely accomodating and nothing was too much trouble as we recently found out, having been delayed on holiday for over 24 hours! Personally, we found the regular updates whilst we were away especially comforting. Both my dogs, Sergay and Poppy, were more than happy to stay with their home-boarding host family at the end of our holiday – think that says it all really! Amazing service and amazing, caring company. Thank you!
– Bev & Paul Cummins – Oldham – 16/8/2016
The perfect match for my Charlie
As a very anxious, first time dog owner I was really reluctant to use kennels. I came across Digs for Dogs which is an absolutely fantastic service – they matched Charlie to his perfect happy holiday home and provided a really thoughtful and efficient service. I now feel peace of mind that Charlie is well looked after and cared for during our family breaks. I would recommend this service to anyone!
– Amanda Drury – Rochdale – 15/8/2016
Fantastic host family for my baby, Bertie!
What a great service. Emma put my mind at ease straight away – she asked lots of questions so you know the host family will look after your fur baby how you would at home. Bertie, my french Bull Dog, went to stay with a fantastic family. You get to see where your pet will be staying and you get regular updates which was great for me, it really put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend Digs for Dogs and will definitely be using them again. Five stars all the way – great service.
– Jo Wilson – Middleton – 13/8/2016
Loved the Digs for Dogs service
We were very happy with Digs for Dogs and Roxy seemed to really enjoy her stay. Philippa is great – very friendly and very helpful. We would definitely use Digs for Dogs again, thank you.
– Joanne McDonald – Stalybridge – 13/8/2016
Perfect service for my Puppy!
Fantastic service from Alison at Digs for Dogs. For two days, she looked after our 4 month old puppy, Lola, who is a handful to say the least! Alison walked her, looked after her in her home and also did a bit of training with her and she’s come back a much more obedient puppy already! It was great for Lola to have the chance to socialise with other dogs and learn to be away from home – we have one tired puppy now. Thank you so much – we will definitely use the service again and recommend you to others.
– Emily May Burke – Ramsbottom – 13/8/2016
First time – No problems!
This is the first time we’ve used Digs for Dogs and we’ve been delighted – our Irish Setter absolutely loved it! We received regular updates and an excellent, reliable service. I would highly recommend Digs for Dogs for any dog owner.
– Katy Roylance – Rochdale – 11/8/2016
Couldn’t ask for better love and care for our pampered pooches
It isn’t easy to leave your pampered pooch, who is a loved member of your family, in the care of someone else for a few days, a week or longer. However, I have used Digs for Dogs quite a few times now and I can honestly say that I know they will be looked after, cared for and loved (almost!) as much as we love them. It really helps that before-hand I’m shown a photo of who they will be staying with plus a couple of pictures of the house, just so I have a bit of an idea who will be caring for them. I receive updates every couple of days on how they are doing and they always come back happy, relaxed and their usual selves which is great!
– Debra Kontowtt – Bury – 10/8/2016
It’s our Digs for Dogs-aversary!!
We have been using Digs for Dogs for around one year now. Our dog, Coco, has around 10 Digs for Dogs holidays a year and always absolutely loves them. We always get updates and pictures and more often than not she goes back to the same family who obviously take very good care of her.
– Lee & David – Bury – 9/8/2016
Amazing attention to detail
We are really impressed with out first Digs for Dogs holiday. The attention to detail in getting it all right was really reassuring. After his initial “sleepover”, Bruno ran into Lisa’s van himself, desperate to go and visit again. He didn’t give us a second look! We had lots of lovely photos and videos throughout our holiday too. It was really good to see he was happy. Thank you Lisa.
– Nicky Marr – Wigan – 9/8/2016
What an excellent service
After meeting Lisa, my mind was put at ease. The family she arranged to look after Murphy was perfect which allowed us to go away with peace of mind. Whilst on holiday we received photos of Murphy showing that he had fitted in well with his holiday family life. Digs for Dogs provided an excellent service and I would definitely use them again. Thanks for everything.
– Lisa McGlynn – Bury – 8/8/2016
Thank you to everybody at Digs for Dogs and especially Isabelle and Arnold. Darwin returned to us safe, sound and happy. We had a brilliant holiday and all the better for knowing Darwin was being looked after so well. 5 star service all round.
– Judy Zoltie – Whitefield – 7/8/2016
Thank you so much for looking after our ‘Old Boy’!
As an ‘old boy’, our 15 year old Springer Spaniel ‘Herky’ needed a suitable holiday home whilst we were away for short breaks. He needed a quiet, calm environment with someone able to manage his routine and medical problems. Philippa matched Herky with Brenda. The first time Herky went to Brenda’s we were nervous, but Philippa kept us updated throughout his stay. Now, after three stays at Brenda’s, we have every confidence he is looked after with the utmost care. Many thanks to Philippa and Brenda for their care and attention in looking after our ‘old boy’!
– Gill Bailey – Glossop – 2/8/2016
Our Max got loads of TLC with Digs for Dogs
Digs for Dogs gives total peace of mind. Not only cared for by vetted dog-lovers but also given the TLC Max enjoys at home. He gets thoroughly spoiled whilst on his doggy holiday – we no longer have to worry about him being in kennels as we know he is having as good a time as us! Photos sent by his holiday host family are always greatly appreciated. It’s a nice touch to know how well he’s settled in, although it’s very obvious that he doesn’t miss us as much as we miss him!
– Sue Cooper – Bury – 30/7/2016
Absolutely delighted with Digs for Dogs
We have been using Digs for Dogs for around 8 months now. Buzz has been to stay with Jo & family on 5 occasions and we’ve been absolutely delighted with the service. It’s so much nicer being away knowing that our Buzz is being cared for by a wonderful family. As soon as he sees Emma or Jon pull up in the green van, he knows where he is going and gets all excited! He absolutely loves his doggy holidays and I’d recommend Digs for Dogs to anyone looking to go away with peace of mind that their dog is being well looked after and loved! Thank you so much – we need to get our next break booked in as Buzz is already missing Frank!
– Sue Morris – Stalybridge – 15/7/2016
Top Notch Service!
Our English Springer Spaniel, Cosmo, had his own lovely holiday while we were away! He returned to us happy and healthy. This is a top-notch service; prompt collection & delivery, thorough briefing beforehand and regular progress updates during our holiday. It is great to know that we can go away feeling totally confident that Cosmo will be looked after as we would ourselves. We highly recommend Digs for Dogs!
– Sue Morris – Stalybridge – 15/7/2016
Loved that Molly was in a home environment
We were very impressed with Digs for Dogs – it was wonderful to know that Molly was safe and happy in a home-away-from-home environment with someone who would treat her with the same love and kindness as us. It meant we could go away and not worry about her at all – Molly really enjoyed her little holiday too! It was also very helpful to have Molly picked up from home and brought back again. We would definitely use the service again.
– Mrs P. Wield – Tameside – 12/7/2016
Especially liked the pet taxi transport..
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Digs for Dogs. My dog Leopold was really looked after and spoilt by his host family, Karen and Jim and while I was away I was regularly sent pictures and videos of my dog looking happy and healthy. This gave me a great peace of mind knowing he was being well cared for. He is already booked in again for his next holiday! The transport to and from our house to the host’s house was also a big plus. Thank you very much!
– Lorraine Noble – Glossop – 12/7/2016
We were very impressed with the service given to us and Molly, our Labrador. We liked the fact that pictures were sent to put our minds at rest, as this was the first time going away without her. Susan handled the return day very well, as there was a mix up with our return time and ensured that Molly was very well looked after.
– Toni Banyard – Stockport – 10/7/2016
Digs for Dogs is brilliant!
We usually left Zac with our son whilst we went away but this time he was unable to. So we set about finding somebody to care for Zac. He was a rescue dog, very nervous and had never been left without a family member before, so we needed to find one-to-one care. We found a few dog-boarders but were left unconvinced it would be the best thing for Zac… then we found Digs for Dogs! Susan came and met us and she really put our minds at ease – she matched him up with one of her lovely host families and sent updates and photos whilst we were away. We had a lovely break and Zac enjoyed his “hotel” and holiday. Digs for Dogs is brilliant – thank you!
– Jean Bramhill – Stockport – 8/7/2016
Fab from start to finish!
We are very happy and pleased with the Digs for Dogs service right through from collection to return. Zak appeared happy and content on his return to us which puts our mind at rest. We will definitely use Digs again and recommend to all our friends and family who need this service. Many thanks.
– Nigel & Jenny Rooney – Altrincham – 6/7/2016
It will always be Digs for Dogs for us in the future
Thank you so much for looking after Frank whilst we were on holiday. It was such a relief for us to know that he is happy, has regular walks and that one-to-one contact with another family. I could tell straight away that he was not distressed in any way, unlike his presentation when he returns from the kennels! It will be Digs for Dogs for us, going forward – thanks again.
– Grace Crussan – Altrincham – 5/7/2016
We love the Digs for Dogs Grooming Spa
Our baby Bailey is now 18 months and this is the only groomers we have and will ever take him to. Natalie and her staff are amazing with him and he seems to really enjoy going! They do exactly as we request and Bailey always comes back smelling gorgeous and with a cute, little bow on his collar. Thank you!
– Katy Pears – Grooming Spa Customer – 3/7/2016
A very well-organised service
Thank you for looking after Beau for me for the week. Judging by all the photos you sent me she was very relaxed and made herself right at home. I would have no hesitation in using your home-boarding service again – it is very well organised. Thank you once again.
– Mrs Bowden – Stalybridge – 2/7/2016
We’ll never use kennels again!
We cannot thank Digs for Dogs enough! They took our Williow at the last minute and we received photos and texts throughout our holiday to let us know she had settled in well and was getting on fine without us. Williow came back a very happy little girl. Thanks again, we will not send her anywhere else now!
– Mr & Mrs Daniels – Glossop – 29/6/2016
Pebble had a perfect trip!
Pebble returned to us calm and obviously well cared for following her long weekend stay with Margaret. We were, naturally, a little nervous using the service for the first time but Philippa was very supportive and everything went perfectly. Thank you!
– Karen Feeley – Tameside – 20/6/2016
Digs for Dogs are so much better than kennels!
We contacted Digs for Dogs after a bad experience with the local kennels we had used for years. Philippa was so caring and friendly, she put our minds at ease and said she had the perfect family in mind for Arthur & Jack, our two Border Terriers. Jack is now 13, on medication and needs a more empathetic environment than kennels. They had a sleepover to test their compatibility with their hosts, which we thought was a brilliant idea. They then spent 11 days with host family Jim & Karen while we went on holiday and we received texts and photos to update us. We were very happy with how Jack & Arthur seemed on their return and have booked a long weekend and another week holiday on the strength of the service. Digs for Dogs are not that much dearer than kennels, but the care is so much better! The hosts are made aware of the dog’s habits, sleeping & eating arrangements beforehand, are always picked up and dropped off and all their favourite things go with them. Thank you Digs for Dogs!
– Sue Rackstraw – Tameside – 14/6/2016
10/10 service from Digs for Dogs
Both myself and my dog Jake were both very happy with our experience of Digs for Dogs. The updates I received whilst I was away were very reassuring. It allowed both of us to settle quickly whilst on our holidays. He could not have been better looked after! Please pass on my sincere thanks to Jake’s home-boarding host family.
– Ivor Crook – Glossop- 13/6/2016
A very professional service
We were really reluctant to give our dogs to someone to look after as usually it has been friends – however, on this occasion we had to look elsewhere and came across Digs for Dogs. We were really relieved when Philippa came to visit us for her initial assessment. She was extremely professional and made us feel at ease about our doggies being looked after by someone they didn’t know. During their stay, we were sent regular updates via text and lots of pictures. We were really pleased with the entire process and their host famile even bought them toys during their stay so a BIG thank you!
– Paul Greenough – Tameside- 4/6/2016
This was the best thing we ever did for Diesel!
We have had our staffy 15 months and we decided to go on holiday abroad for two weeks last year. We went looking at kennels and these just were not good enough for our dog. Then I found Digs for Dogs on the Internet. I gave Andrea a ring and she kindly came round to the house for a chat. This is the best thing we could have done for our Diesel. Andrea was fantastic! Our minds were put at ease straight away so I knew this was the right thing to do. We returned home from holiday yesterday and Diesel was fab, he looked great and had a fab time on his holiday. Andrea kept in touch while we were away with photos and updates. This is a great service and would recommend anyone to use, especially Andrea in the Walkden area. Can’t thank Andrea enough! We will definitely be using the service again.
– Clare Hamilton Kay – Walkden- 26/5/2016
Digs for Dogs was the ideal alternative to Kennels
In the past we had always used kennels and found, however well managed they were, our dogs always seemed stressed and tired on their return home. Since getting our new dog, Calli, we tried to leave her with family but with her being so young and excitable, this wasn’t always easy to do. Digs for Dogs proved to be the ideal solution which was much less stressful for her and for us meaning we both got to have happy holidays! We particularly liked getting regular pictures of her sent through to us. Thank you.
– Tim & Barbara Verrall – Tameside – 20/5/2016
We’ve never looked back since finding Digs for Dogs
The dogs always come first with Digs for Dogs – they go the extra mile and the dogs really come to rely on them and get excited by the big green van! Unfortunately, our golden retrievers, Digby & Monty, cannot always join us on holiday so we have to find a caring, devoted group of people to stand in and care for them on an equal level. We found Digs for Dogs and have never looked back. A 5 star second home for our dogs!
– Adrian Williams – Tameside – 11/5/2016
Superb from start to finish
Thank you Wendy for looking after Roxy for Peter and I whilst we got married last weekend. The service you provided from start to finish was superb. From our first meeting, I was confident you would do a great job and treat Roxy as one of your own. A special thank you for bringing Roxy down to the wedding venue so she could be on our photos and for being so punctual with all the pick ups and drop offs. The little extras of the “Just Married” balloon and card from Roxy were also much appreciated. Since returning home, Roxy has settled back to normal like she’s never been away so I know she didn’t miss us too much! Thank you so much, I would certainly recommend others to use Digs for Dogs.
– Nicola Diggles – Bolton – 7/5/2016
I couldn’t recommend becoming a Digs for Dogs host enough!
I would encourage anyone to become a host with Digs for Dogs. They have introduced me to the most fabulous dogs you could imagine and they are so reliable. They carefully assess each one, getting to know their daily routines, likes & dislikes which gives you the confidence as a host that you can care for them as they would be cared for at home. So get out there – have a dog for a weekend or longer and enjoy the exercise out in the countryside and the company inside. Not all dogs need a long walk but they do enjoy good company! I would recommend everyone, young or old to become a home-boarding host with Digs for Dogs and enjoy it as I have done.
– Jayne – Gisburn – 6/5/2016
So happy all 3 of my dogs were able to holiday together!!
Having three dogs, I was concerned that they may not be able to stay together. Seana immediately put my mind at rest and is truly passionate about her job. She showed real love for each one of mine as an individual as they are all very different. Their host, Jayne, was more than happy to have all three of them together which I was extremely pleased about. Olive, Maeve and Cassie have had a great holiday and I’m using Digs for Dogs again this year!
– Gail Greenlees – Wilpshire – 6/5/2016
An excellent service
An excellent home-boarding service offered by Seana. I felt very happy going on holiday and leaving out 5 month old Pug with her host family. Suki returned very happy from her holiday and had clearly been very well looked after.
– Julie Preston – Billington – 5/5/2016
Digs for Dogs put my mind at ease
I was nervous at first about leaving Tilly, as she is a very quiet and nervous pet. However, Philippa put my mind at ease and made me feel that Tilly was loved and getting very well looked after. Tilly even came out of her shell as she had a dog companion for the first time since she had been attacked whilst out walking. It was a great way of boosting her confidence around other dogs again. I would 100% recommend Digs for Dogs and will definitely be using them again for Tilly.
– Ginette Blackham – Altrincham – 4/5/2016
My Indiana Jones was well looked after…
We used Digs for Dogs and they were very accomodating even at such short notice. Indiana was collected from home by Susan, who is clearly a very competent and experienced dog handler. Indiana is young and can be quite a handful, but it was clear from the regular updates and photos that he was being as well looked after as if he was at home – maybe even better!! I would recommend Digs for Dogs home-boarding unreservedly.
– Sam Little – Altrincham – 30/4/2016
Very pleased and will definitely use Digs for Dogs home-boarding again!
It was with great trepidation that we contacted Philippa to arrange for our 2 dogs, Lucy and Suzie, to spend a few days with a home-boarding host family as they had never been left before. We were worried they might be upset and unsettled but we need not have worried at all! From the first time they met Philippa, they took to her straight away and we felt comfortable leaving them with Digs for Dogs and their host team. Philippa sent photos of their arrival at their host home and we could see that they were settling in and receiving the fusses they love so much! They returned home without any sign of being upset. The timings we arranged with Philippa were always kept and we are very happy to use her services again.
– Margeret Griffiths – Stalybridge – 26/4/2016
Couldn’t be happier with the Digs for Dogs service
My dog Sandy is a rescue dog and I’ve found that putting her in kennels in the past didn’t suit her and she would come back very unhappy and tired. A work colleague recommended Digs for Dogs home-boarding in Altrincham and I couldn’t be happier with the service Susan has provided to me and Sandy – she is now so much happier when she returns from her ‘doggy holidays’!! Susan is amazing and has helped me out at short notice when my arrangements for Sandy have fallen through. I loved the regular updates and photos from Susan on how Sandy was doing. I now know that whilst I’m away I don’t have to worry about Sandy as she is being well looked after and is very happy. I would highly recommend Susan and Digs for Dogs – the service they provide is first class.
– Catherine Shanahan – Altrincham – 25/4/2016
We put our trust in Digs for Dogs and have no regrets
We have just come back from our first holiday in over ten years as we had bad experiences with kennels and didn’t want to leave our dog, Bailey. We saw an advert for Digs for Dogs, got in touch and had a lovely visit from Susan, who owns the Home-Boarding Franchise in Altrincham. She showed us her portfolio and took many notes about Bailey, his likes and dislikes etc. so she could find him the perfect match with his home-boarding family. We were extremely impressed with Susan’s kind, warm and professional service and decided to go for it. We put our trust in Digs for Dogs to care for Bailey whilst we were away and we have absolutely no regrets. We received photos and messages about Bailey’s holiday the whole time we were away, which reassured us and helped us relax. We can honestly say Bailey had a wonderful time – he came back very happy and that’s all we could wish for. Would use the Digs for Dogs home-boarding service in Altrincham again with no concerns and recommed to anybody. Thank you!
– Christine Cawley – Altrincham – 25/4/2016
100% recommendation for Digs for Dogs home-boarding!
We would just like to say a big thank you to Jane, Alice and family for making Olly so welcome and making his stay so wonderful. It is the first time our one year old puppy Olly has been away from us and we were fretting about leaving him. However, host Jane and Lisa from the Digs for Dogs team sent regular emails and pictures of Olly having a great time. It made our holiday much more enjoyable knowing Olly was alright. I would 100% recommend the Digs for Dogs home-boarding service in Bury – they’re fantastic!!
– Susan Fletcher – Bury – 25/4/2016
Caring and Friendly Service from Philippa in Stalybridge
I used Philippa’s Home-Boarding service in Stalybridge, Tameside for my dog Rosie. I thought the service was really helpful, caring and friendly and they provided me with all the information needed to put my mind at rest! I would definitely recommend Digs for Dogs and will be using them again in the near future.
– Tom Rose – Stalybridge, Tameside – 14/4/2016
The Digs for Dogs Team are Fantastic!
We use the home boarding and the dog walking regularly. Ferris loves it when he is picked up by the big green van! Due to ill health, I often can’t manage to walk him but Alison is happy to take Ferris at very short notice if I need her to. We have a peace of mind knowing he is looked after so well. Thanks to Alison and the Digs for Dogs team.
– Carole Ann Rafferty – Tottington, Bury – 12/4/2016
We cannot recommend Wendy and Mike’s Home Boarding Service enough!
I cannot recommend Digs for Dogs enough. We started using Digs for Dogs last year and our dog Gizmo has stayed with them quite a few times since. She cannot wait to go as soon as Wendy turns up for her and she comes home just as happy. She is well looked after and they cater to her every need. She is so much happier going to Digs for Dogs than when she used to go in the kennels and I feel so much happier knowing she is safe and well looked after. Big Thank you to Wendy & Mike.
– Trudy & Martin Smethurst – Bolton – 3/4/2016
A fantastic and caring service from Emma at Digs for Dogs
What a great service, I found out about Digs for Dogs by word of mouth and then reading about the service in a free magazine. It was so comforting to know that my dog would be looked after by a loving and vetted family in a way that she’s looked after at home. On her return she didn’t have any of the traits she had previously shown after kennels. A fantastic, caring service.
– Joe Duffy – Milnrow – 31/02/2016
A stress free experience with Emma’s Home Boarding Service
When I used to place my dog Max in kennels for holidays he found it a stressful experience and I worried a lot about leaving him. Then by chance I discovered Digs for Dogs and decided to give them a try. It was a completely different experience. Max exhibited no stress and went off in the Digs for Dogs van without any bother and came back a happy chappy. The whole experience of booking and leaving Max was for both of us a stress free and worry free experience. I recommend anyone in a similar situation to give it a try.
– Ian Taylor – Norden -20/03/2016
Emma’s Care and Attention is Second to None
I cannot recommend Digs for Dogs enough and especially Emma. I have used their services twice and the care and attention is second to none, so much so I am not sure they are too keen to come home!
– Irene Wilson – Littleborough – 15/01/2016
I will never use kennels again after using Seana’s Home Boarding Service
I was very happy with the care my dog Ruby received with Digs for Dogs, she came home relaxed – not stressed like when she came home from kennels. I will definitely be using them again in fact I have already booked Ruby in for later in the year. I will never use kennels again. I know Digs for Dogs are a little more expensive but you get what you pay for, and peace of mind is worth every penny.
– Jean McCrae – Rishton – 12/01/2016
Seana’s Home Boarding Service provides dog-loving holiday homes
We started using Digs for Dogs because they offer a “holiday home” where a dog can be sure of home comforts and caring dog loving people to pamper them and look after all of their special needs, whims and daily routine, thereby continuing their normal lifestyle whilst their parents are away.
– Joan Weddell – Hoddlesden – 07/01/2016
We recommend Emma’s Home Boarding Service to Dog Lovers
We don’t like using kennels and Digs for Dogs seemed the ideal solution for us. The dogs came back happy, the whole thing worked very well for us and we will definitely use Digs for Dogs again and would recommend the service to other dog lovers.
– David Hill – Oldham – 08/01/2016
You couldn’t find a more efficient service than Seana’s Home Boarding Service!
I have used Seana at Digs for Dogs twice now and found the Home Boarding service to be excellent. My dog Teeka is very happy to see her and content when coming home. I also have to say that Seana pulls out all the stops to ensure customer satisfaction and on my last time using her I already had a previous booking with another firm (made prior to the first use of Digs for Dogs) which let me down whilst I was at Heathrow airport due to board at plane at 8am on a Sunday morning! One call to Seanaand she had Teeka collected within two hours and happily settled! I do not believe a more efficient service could be found anywhere. Digs for Dogs will be my first port of call in future and I highly recommend Seana’s Home Boarding service. Thanks very much!
– Judith Gregory – Crawshawbooth – 09/01/2016
Moppet had a lovely time with Susan in Stockport
The Digs for Dogs experience was positive from start to finish. A thorough home visit to find out all about Moppet meant that I could be sure all her likes and dislikes would be catered for. She has clearly had a lovely time!
– Alison Newell – Stockport – 14/12/2015
Susan offers a professional and efficient service in Stockport
Through Digs for Dogs I was able to arrange a stay at very short notice when existing arrangements broke down. The service was very professional and efficient and my elderly dog seems to have had a lovely time and been well looked after!
– Ruth Lupton – Stockport – 08/11/2015
Lily came home happy from her holiday with Susan in Altrincham!
Thank you Susan! I was worried about boarding my yorkie because she had become lame. I needn’t have worried, she loved it with her new family. They even gave her medication. She came back very happy. She has just come back from her second visit. Thank you!
– Carol Cookson – Altrincham – 21/12/2015
Helen is doing a great job with Digs for Rabbits!
Helen is doing a great job with my rabbit Henrik this week, it’s a really worrying time with him being ill and I have arranged for her to sit for me two days next week too. It gives me peace of mind whilst I am at work and I will definitely be recommending your services.
– Joanne Harrington – Bury – 07/01/2016
Very impressed with Philippa in Tameside and Glossop
We are very impressed with Philippa and Digs for Dogs. She very thorough and very helpful and we paid less than our previous dog sitter. We would honestly like to recommend Philippa to any potential customers looking for a professional and friendly service. Also a big thank you to the people who looked after our dogs – to send updates and photographs is really appreciated.
– Hazel Prescott – Tameside & Glossop – 07/12/2015
An excellent Service from Andrea in Worsley
We can see that Poppy was well looked after on her home boarding holiday, she was happy and in great shape on her return, it’s an excellent service and gives us peace of mind, we are now in the process of making our next booking!
– John Christian – Worsley – 20/11/2015
Seana in Blackburn is professional, friendly and reassuring
I approached Digs for Dogs for help as my ageing Labrador, Charlie – 14 and a half, was a worry to local kennels, who felt they couldn’t keep a proper eye on him. I was nervous about waving him off to complete strangers, but I am now completely reassured that he was well looked after and taken care of. He is happy to go away on his trips, and healthy when he returns. Digs for Dogs is professional, friendly, well-organised and reassuring. They’re a service for the owner – the dog doesn’t even seem to bat an eyelid!
– Sue Robinson – Blackburn – 30/11/2015
Seana runs a 5 paws service!
We needed someone to look after Daisy the Dalmation and Duke the Cavapoo whilt on holiday, and we didn’t want to use kennels. We found out about Digs for Dogs and on further reading about them, we decided to give them a try. Our local franchisee was Seana, who was very pleasant and we realised within a short period of time that her main focus was making sure that Daisy and Duke would be looked after in the same way that we do. Seana asked about Daisy and Duke’s habits, what kind of food they have and any home from home comforts they enjoyed etc. Once the profiles were carried out, Seana found a very nice family with whom Daisy and Duke had a one night stay over. This is a brilliant way of making sure that the hosts and our pets were compatible and got on with each other. Whilt on holiday, Seana sent pictures of Daisy and Duke whilst on their walks. We will definitely be using Digs for Dogs again, as we see this as the perfect home from home service for Daisy and Duke.
– Brian & Susan Dawson – Darwen – 01/12/2015
No hesitation in recommending Susan’s Home Boarding service in Stockport
Digs for Dogs minded Poppy, my King Charles Cavalier, while we were away. Susan organised that Poppy had a happy holiday with a lovely family. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company. Very professional, reliable, and the animals interests are always at heart.
– Julie Modla – Stockport – 20/11/2015
Dandy went off wagging his tail for his holiday with Pip in Glossop
From the moment I rang Digs for Dogs, the service was excellent. I wasn’t happy for Dandy to go into a kennel as he was very stressed when he stayed once for a couple of days. Obviously, I wanted someone who loves dogs and would care for him as I wanted. Philippa came to our home and brought a portfolio of hosts and all the information about them – they are then matched up for suitability for your dog. Dandy went off wagging his tail, to the van that picked him up. The lovely couple who looked after Dandy sent photos every day of what he was up to, which was nice to see and Dandy came home happy. We would definitely recommend Digs for Dogs.
– Julie & Alan Bradley – Glossop – 20/11/2015
Leo came home happy after Home Boarding with Susan
As my little daschund, Leo, is almost blind and also diabetic, I was so worried about home boarding him when I went away for a couple of days. I shouldn’t have been! He was so well looked after and even his injections were managed perfectly. He came home happy and wagging and well. I would not hesitate to send him on holiday with Digs for Dogs again. Thank you so much!
– Linda Gittins – Manchester – 06/11/2015
Dexter loved his holiday with Seana in Hoddlesden
I would have no hesitation in recommending Digs for Dogs. This is the first time Dexter has used this service and I could go away and not worry about him. I knew he was being very well looked after. He took an instant liking to Seana which is very unusual! This put me at ease instantly. We were kept updated throughout the weekend with pictures and messages. He loved his little holiday and I didn’t fret once, so next time we go away, I know who I’m going to call!
– Joanne Ratcliffe – Hoddlesden – 03/11/2015
Dexter loved his holiday with Seana in Hoddlesden
I would have no hesitation in recommending Digs for Dogs. This is the first time Dexter has used this service and I could go away and not worry about him. I knew he was being very well looked after. He took an instant liking to Seana which is very unusual! This put me at ease instantly. We were kept updated throughout the weekend with pictures and messages. He loved his little holiday and I didn’t fret once, so next time we go away, I know who I’m going to call!
– Joanne Ratcliffe – Hoddlesden – 03/11/2015
Andrea gives an excellent service in Worsley
The service we received was excellent. Andrea was lovely and always responded to emails and texts pretty much immediately which assured me of a professional service. I felt very comfortable and confident that my dog was in good hands and the picture messages reassured us whilst we were away that Tommy was ok, We will definitely use Digs for Dogs Home Boarding again.
– Leanne Mitchell – Worsley – 06/10/2015
Emma’s Home Boarding service offers a stress-free experience.
When I used to place my dog Max in kennels for holidays, he found it a stressful experience and I worried a lot about leaving him. Then by chance I discovered Digs for Dogs and decided to give them a try. It was a completely different experience. Max exhibited no stress and went off in the Digs for Dogs van without any bother and came back a happy chappy. The whole experience of booking and leaving Max was for both of us a stress free and worry free experience. I recommend anyone in a similar situation to give Home Boarding a try!
– Ian Taylor – Rochdale – 31/08/2015
Philippa’s host families go above and beyond to care for your dog
Philippa was both professional and friendly. Ben was matched with a host family where he had an overnight stay before we took our holiday. While we were on holiday we were kept up to date with texts and pictures. When Ben came home he was happy and relaxed. His host family went above and beyond with the care they gave Ben. They even made a disc of photos for us to show what adventures he got up to.
– C. Broomhead – Tameside & Glossop – 10/10/2015
Alfie was in great hands with Philippa’s Home Boarding service
This was an excellent way to leave your pet while you are away. We left Alfie in great hands, recieved photos and messages during the week, which made us feel at ease. We would definitely recommend this service. Thanks Philippa!
– Mrs Slack – Tameside & Glossop – 24/09/2015
Guilt free leaving our dog on holiday with Philippa in Tameside & Glossop
We turned to Digs for Dogs Home Boarding after our beautiful lab came back from kennels traumatised. Philippa came round to meet Coco and then matched her with a brother and sister who have experience with dogs. Coco loves her foster parents and it was so lovely getting photos of a clearly happy and waggy dog whilst we were on holiday. Now we are guilt free as our little girl now goes on holiday when we do and is returned shiny and healthy.
– Judith Gorczyca – Tameside & Glossop – 21/09/2015
The Grooming Spa offer a Caring Customer Service
Our 3 dogs have been to Digs for dogs a few times now and I have no hesitation in recommending them for your dogs!
On arrival, the girls make a real fuss of our dogs which all helps to make them feel safe and less fretful. The salon is spotless and well organised and the girls always listen to our, sometimes, unusual style requests and go out of their way to achieve them. The final touches such as little ribbons on the dogs collars when they’re done, make us feel that they really care about customer service and satisfaction. A great salon!! x
– Pamela Lace – Bury – 24/10/2015
Benji was pampered on his Home Boarding Holiday with Seana in Blackburn
Benji stayed with Lynne for 2 nights over our wedding weekend – prior to that, Seana visited and completed a detailed assessment of Benji’s likes, dislikes, routines etc. This helped to match him to Lynne who cared for him so well, and Seana kept us updated throughout. He returned a very happy and pampered pooch. Smiles all round!
– Debbie Stone – Blackburn – 17/10/2015
Holly looks great thanks to Digs For Dogs Grooming Spa
Holly’s always been a timid dog with a really thick, curly coat. She’s always hated going to have her hair cut but since we started going to Digs for Dogs Grooming Spa this has all changed.
She now doesn’t mind going into the salon, in fact she bounds in and afterwards we are always greeted by a chilled, relaxed and happy dog waiting for us with the added bonus that she looks great and smells lovely too!
– Jackie Cooper – Bury – 16/10/2015
Finley says “Thank you” for his walks
Finley wanted to say a big thank-you for being walked by Stevie and Natalie whilst his owner had broken their leg, “Stevie and Natalie, thank you for taking me out on my walks whilst my owners had “better things to do”! I really appreciate it and I’ve had a great time with my new furry friends. Hopefully once I’m in a routine at home I might be able to meet up for a walk once a week! Thanks again, Finley xx”
– Sue Hanley -Tottington – 09/10/2015
Digs for Dogs offer a Brilliant service in Worsley
Digs for dogs offer a brilliant service in Worsley. Andrea was fantastic and took all of the worry and guilt out of leaving my dogs Jack and Blue. I would highly recommend the Digs for Dogs Home Boarding service!
– Debra Wood – Worsley – 07/9/2015
Digs for Dogs Franchisees are a credit to the business
I would just like to say what a great service you delivered for Rocky when I went away in July. The franchisees are a credit to the business and the whole process is a great reflection on how Digs for Dogs has been set up, so thank you.
– Aaron Diggle – Bacup – 16/9/2015
We recommend Digs for Dogs Home Boarding in Ashton under Lyne
We can definitely recommend Digs for Dogs without an reservation at all! It was an extremely professional, honest and genuinely warm and caring service. My dog Maggie liked Philippa straight away and was sorry to say goodbye when she was dropped off at the end of her stay. She was accommodated in a proper, loving home, and treated as one of the family. We were given email updates and photos several times during our six nights away and we found this very reassuring. We have already booked Maggie in for Home Boarding for our next trip away. This is a great service!
– Andrew and Wendy Smith – Ashton under Lyne – 16/7/2015
Home Boarding is a great idea!
What a great idea the Home Boarding service is! It was like packing Eddie away for his holidays. I received a text message assuring me he had settled in nicely which set my mind at ease. There were no problems when Eddie arrived home. I would be happy to use this service again. Thank you!
– Denise Dewhurst – Ashton under Lyne – 18/8/2015
Happy Home Boarders in Ashton Under Lyne
Digs for Dogs is a fantastic way to leave your pets whilst on holiday, my two dogs Pippa and Archie came back two happy little dogs and I was put at ease with text messages also.I would definitely recommend the Home Boarding service and would use it again. It is a 5 star service!
– Melanie Hall – Ashton under Lyne – 04/9/2015
Total peace of mind
A friend recommended Digs for Dogs Home Boarding so I got in touch hoping that they had someone we could meet in the Ashton Under Lyne area.
I have to say we were very lucky in finding Philippa Walker as she put our minds at rest and ensured our dog was taken care of.
The service from initial meeting was extremely professional and filled us with confidence. They followed detailed instruction on medication and nutrition and then followed up with regular messages and images to keep our minds at rest.Having used Philippa’s services a few times now I think our boy actually likes her more than us! It fills us with total confidence as he is happy, well looked after and loved while we’re away on business.If you’re looking for home boarding, dog walking or dog grooming then definitely get in touch with Digs for Dogs
– Dave Gee- Ashton under Lyne – 10/9/2015
A Big Thank You to Digs for Dogs home boarding service
We were extremely happy how things went with Digs for Dogs and would highly recommend dog lovers to use the home boarding service! We will certainly be using the service in the future. A big thank you from Scooby and Scrappy
– Audrey, Scooby & Scrappy – 16/8/2015
Thank-you to Seana!
Excellent service – Seana was very professional. We could see that Bili had enjoyed his week on holiday. He has some special needs which were all met. I will definitely use Digs for Dogs again. Thankyou Seana.
– Andrea Gardener and Bili – Blackburn – 16/8/2015
A very happy Rocky!
Thanks for your contact during Rocky’s boarding. We are so grateful for the care and attention that has clearly gone into caring for Rocky.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the loving care and attention given to our Jackapoo, ‘Rocky’, by Natalie and Stevie, which was evident when he returned home, looking calm and content; reluctant to leave their side. This is the first time we have had to leave Rocky with anyone, so therefore we felt a little anxious. However not only has Rocky flourished he was able to socialize with lots of doggy friends, in particular Ollie.
In addition to this we have also used the puppy visit and dog walking service provided by Natalie and Stevie, which again has been a valuable lifeline, when working long hours.
– Joanne, Tony, Gabby and Rocky. 21/8/2015
Lots of praise for Pip!
We can’t praise Philippa enough our diabetic border terrier Poppy happily went off with her on her holidays and had a whale of a time. She was very well looked after and her medication given when required. We would definitely use Digs for Dogs again and highly recommend them! We think it’s a lovely way for your dog to be looked after in a loving home environment while you are away.
– Penny Vernon and Poppy 1/8/2015
Happy holidays in Blackburn for puppy Fergus!
I wasn’t happy with the thought of putting my 5 month old English Setter pup into kennels and so searched for an alternative. I certainly found it with Digs for Dogs, Home Boarding. I was fully reassured from the start. I knew his needs would be fully met and most importantly training, feeding etc. would be consistent, ensuring a happy dog came back home. Thank you, Seana.
– Judith Gibson and Fergus – 30/7/2015
A HUGE thank-you to Wendy & Mike…
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Wendy and Michael for finding our little jack Russell Eddie a fantastic holiday host to look after him while we were away. We could never consider putting him in kennels. We would worry to much about him and we know he would be so unhappy. Digs for Dogs has been an absolute god send to us. We are so happy we found you. Wendy is lovely, caring and very professional and kept us updated with texts and pictures. Eddie was absolutely fine and happy when he returned home to us. We have already booked their services again for 12 nights in September and look forward to a happy and long relationship. Thank you again for your wonderful service.
– Dave + Kim – Bolton – 04/8/2015
A big thank-you to Wendy and the team!
I would just like to express my huge thanks to you all, especially Wendy for looking after our baby girl Molly for two nights. Molly is our pampered pride and joy and has never been left with anyone other than my son before, so when both of us were invited to a family wedding our first thought was what are we going to do with Molly? We agonised for weeks as to what we would do and where would she go. Then I found Wendy at Digs for Dogs WHAT A GOD SEND!!! Whilst in Wendy’s care we were updated regularly with messages and photos of her. She was definitely having a ball, so much so that when Wendy brought her back home to us Molly sat on the mat by the door waiting to go back out with her. So if anyone is in the same boat that we were in I cannot recommend Wendy and Digs for Dogs enough they were fantastic. She is already booked in for another couple of nights in Oct as I know only too well how much she will be looked after. Again thank you so much for everything.
– Cheryl Green – Bolton – 22/7/2015
Lots of love for Stevie!
So glad of your service. Very professional and Stevie is loved so much by my Storm and Bella and they’re always excited to see him. I would highly recommend your service because if my dogs are happy then so am I. Thank you!!
– Marian Graham – Tottington – 22/7/2015
Minnie had a happy holiday
Digs for Dogs is a great dog home boarding company we love sending our King Charles Cavalier to stay with her holiday host family in Worsley. Using this service we can relax and enjoy our holiday. It’s a very caring company and we loved our updates and photos of Minnie.
– Donna Fairhurst – Swinton – 13/7/2015
A lovely holiday home for Pip
Many thanks to Emma for finding a lovely holiday home for Pip. The pictures that we were sent reassured us that she was settled and enjoying all the attention. We will be using Digs for Dogs again for our upcoming holidays!
– Andrea Dotton – Rochdale – 7/7/2015
Best grooming spa ever!!
Here is a lovely review on twitter from a happy customer at our luxury dog grooming spa in Tottington village. @DigsGroomingSpa best dog grooming place ever! Peanut looks amazing thank-you so much!
– Harry Donovon – Tottington – 24/6/2015
Big hugs from Billy and Teddy
My Billy and Teddy had a wonderful time with their host Katrina. They have come back chilled out and rather tired which shows what a lovely, caring time they had while we were away. Thank-you so much Katrina and family for taking care of our special boys, they send you lots of love and hugs. Thank-you to Andrea for making all the arrangements.
– Merle Casey McKay – Tyldesley – 24/6/2015
A hassle free experience for Tassel and Kath!
My dog has had his first experience of staying with a host family for 3 days. He obviously enjoyed himself and had a lot of walks as he did nothing but sleep nearly all day on coming home. It was a hassle free experience for both of us, made easy by pick up and drop off transport. I would use Digs for Dogs again it’s a great alternative to kennels.
– Kath Almond – Padiham – 16/6/2015
Lovely words from loyal customers – We love Mollie the collie
Dear Debbie, Lisa and the rest of the gang,
Just a quick note to say thank-you for all the lovely holidays you have provided for Mollie over the past 3 years. We’re proud to be counted amongst your early customers, and delighted at the progress you have made in such a short time. We really appreciate the time and care that you take over your host choices and we are particularly grateful for the help and support whilst we were in Australia. Long may it continue!
– Ann +Karen – Bury – 2/6/2015
A happy holiday for Tai
We would like thank Andrea for making us feel so at ease with Tai going to stay with Brian and Anne while we were away. Tai could not wait to go on his holiday, a big thank-you to Brian and Anne for taking such good care of him. We cannot praise Digs for Dogs enough, the whole process was fantastic and we would not hesitate to use the service again. If you are looking for someone to look after your dog please use Digs for Dogs it is the best thing we could have done for Tai, it was much better than putting him in a kennel. Thanks once again you made our holiday more enjoyable.
– Julie + Darren Ellison – Worsley – 2/6/2015
Andrea was professional as ever
I was very impressed with Digs for Dogs it gave me complete peace of mind knowing that my dog Ruby was in good hands. She obviously enjoyed her stay as she looked very well on returning. Andrea was very professional and put my mind to rest about leaving her.
– Bryan Hopkins – Worsley – 2/6/2015
Happy holidays for Barney + Pixi
We cannot praise this service highly enough. We have never put our dogs into kennels or any other home boarding facility before so were unsure of what to expect and with an impending holiday we knew we had to get something in place for them. The service we received from Digs for Dogs was very professional and we welcomed back two very happy dogs at the end of it. Our minds were put completely at ease with the regular texts and pictures assuring us the dogs were fine and enjoying their holiday. We would not think twice about booking Digs for Dogs again.
– Carol Hughes – Rochdale – 5/5/2015
Emma to the rescue
Emma came to the rescue at short notice, with friendly and efficient service. Tilly came back fit, happy and stress free. I cannot thank-you all enough, especially to Caron for all Tilly’s holiday snaps It looked like she had a fab time.
– Keith Bottomley – Rochdale – 5/5/2015
A big thank-you to Emma
We recently contacted Emma to organize a sitter for our Springer Spaniel Olly. He has epilepsy and is getting on in years so we were apprehensive about leaving him, Emma was brilliant and so friendly, she placed him with a fantastic family and, we got regular updates and photos which put our minds at rest. I would definitely recommend this service to anybody else looking for a dog sitter.
– Lynn Reynolds – Rochdale – 1/5/2015
Well done Digs for Dogs
We were apprehensive of leaving Holly with strangers but all our concerns were unfounded. Holly had a super time and came home fit and well, if a little reluctantly!! Well done and a big thank-you to Digs for Dogs.
– Pat and Andy Aspey – Prestwitch – 1/5/2015
A lovely surprise
I just wanted to send a big thank you for caring for our dogs while we were away last week. We are extremely impressed with Digs for Dogs and will definitely be using your services again when the need arises. We are very happy and grateful that Ruby and Bonnie have been cared for so well – they really do seem like they’ve had a holiday too!
Please could you also pass on our thanks and very kind regards to Jill and Jenny who gave us a wonderful card – hand made and fabulous artistry of Bonnie and Ruby – we’ll treasure it! It was a lovely surprise.
– Justine Thomas – Prestwich – 22/04/2015
Lots of cuddles for Darwin
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the team, especially Arnold and Isabel, for looking after our “furry child” Darwin. I was anxious before hand but the daily text messages were so reassuring and he returned home looking just like his old self – clean, tidy, groomed, happy and obviously much cuddled. I will definitely be using the service again and will also recommend it to all my friends.
– Judy Zoltie – Prestwich – 22/04/2015
Billy loves his Holiday Home
Thank you for your excellent service and please thank Brian and Ann for looking after our snoring Billy. He seemed to love every minute and cant wait to go back.
– Silvia Love – Worsley-18/03/2015
Benji had a Great Time
My Westie, Benji has had a great time while I’ve been on holiday, he looks extremely well and hasn’t sulked at all since coming home. Please thank his adopted mum and dad very much, I am so happy, I always had slight worries whilst I was away but I certainly won’t in the future.
– Sue Holdway – Ramsbottom – 15/03/2015
Long awaited holiday
Our dog Angus had a wonderful holiday of his own whilst we enjoyed a long awaited family holiday between Christmas and New Year. Angus is a 16 year old Westie and has never been in Kennels so we were very apprehensive about how he would cope. We need not have worried as the Digs for Dogs host took wonderful care of him. Digs for Dogs is a very professional and caring service.
– Andrea Harlick, Harwood, 07/03/2015
Home Boarders have all the fun!
I am delighted to be part of the Digs for Dogs Home Boarders team. What a super concept! Dog owners can go on holiday secure in the knowledge that their pet will be cared for in a home from home environment and dog-lovers like me get the chance to have the companionship of a four legged guest for a while – the flexibility is really great.
Right from our initial meeting, it was clear that Digs for Dogs is a thoroughly professional and efficient operation in every way. You took time to get to know both myself and Brian and establish what we would be happy with and suitable for, with the end result that you can “match” hosts and guests to ensure a happy and successful stay.
So far, we have had a lovely time with the dogs staying with us. We invariably find that after a good sniff around, they settle down brilliantly and enjoy all the fuss (after all, it’s their holiday too). It’s good to know that you are always on hand to answer any queries or deal with any problems and the texts to check that all is ok so you can give the owner an initial reassurance is well worth while.
I am so glad I decided to enquire… Looking forward to my next guest!
– Christine and Brian, Ainsworth Village, Bury 20/02/15
Fantastic service from start to finish!
Fantastic service from start to finish! As we have a “challenging” dog with various quirks we were quite apprehensive about somebody else looking after him. Family or friends usually got roped in, but this time this wasn’t an option. We contacted Digs for Dogs and were so glad we did. Frank, the bulldog, was looked after and pampered so well. He even came home after learning to enjoy baths and long walks. Really good to know that your pooch is being pampered and cared for whilst you’re away. Definitely recommend the service to everyone!
– Steven & Gill Sutcliffe, Edenfield, 01/02/15
It was lovely meeting you as well. We are so happy that we have found Digs for Dogs! We are more calm than ever before our holidays as we know our Magnus will be well looked after.
No more kennels!
Digs for Dogs offer a great service, I loved having regular texts updating me on how Jacob was doing. He came back from his holiday very happy and I’ll definitely be sending him on a Digs for Dogs holiday again. I couldn’t face putting him in kennels as I wanted somebody to love him for two weeks!
– Linda Obyrne, Darcy Lever, 13/01/15
Professional and Friendly
It was our first time using Digs for Dogs early this December. We found it to be very professional and friendly. The texts we received while we were away were a great comfort. We would have no hesitation in using Digs for Dogs again. Megan enjoyed her holiday as much as we did.
– Arthur and Anne Jones – 18/12/14
Coronation Street star recommends Digs for Dogs!
Marley is always so excited when he gets picked up in the little Green Van to go on his holidays. It’s great that we get text messages and picture updates during his stay. It really gives us peace of mind he is okay. He is always happy when he comes home. Sometimes he seems a little gutted! Thank you for such a brilliant service”
– Georgia Foote, Harwood, Bolton, 3/10/2014
Sadie had a fantastic time with her home boarding family
We would just like to thank the Digs for Dogs team for looking after Sadie whilst we were on holiday. We were really worried about leaving her for the first time. Sadie had a fantastic time with her host family, a massive Thank you to Katrina and her family. Sadie looks like she had a great time, she is extremely happy and has obviously been looked after really well, she came home well groomed and looked great. It was reassuring to receive regular texts and photos to see that Sadie was well and having fun. I would not hesitate to let the Digs for Dogs team arrange holiday care for Sadie again and I have already booked Katrina and her family again! This service is a great alternative to locking your dog in kennels which helps you relax and enjoy your holiday knowing that your dog is looked after in a home with a loving family. Thanks again
– Andrew and Angela Smith, Aspull, Wigan, 30/9/2014
Pup dates and pictures
Excellent service! I felt really comfortable leaving my pup in the safe hands of Digs for Dogs. Debbie and Lisa clearly take the time to listen and truly care. The updates I received whilst I was away were excellent (especially the photographs). It meant I was able to relax and enjoy my holiday. I would definitely use the service again!
– Lorna Kerr, Egerton, Bolton, 14/9/2014
Ferris loved your Fantastic Service
Debbie and Lisa,
I love Digs for Dogs! The Pet Schedules are a great description and so handy for the hosts – It’s like having children, you’re always pleased when people say nice things about them! I was also very pleased you mentioned grooming as he absolutely LOVES being combed and brushed!
Thanks again for sorting out a home boarding host for Ferris at such short notice. What a fantastic service. It offers such peace of mind. And it was nice to have a proper chat with you two lovely ladies!
– Carole Rafferty, Bury, 02/04/14
Digs for Dogs were fantastic with us! Our Labrador, Holly who is nine years old and had never been in kennels before. If we go away we usually take Holly with us or our son has her. We had a family wedding to attend 200 miles away so contacted “Digs for Dogs” having heard very good reports about them. Lisa visited us and met Holly and showed us the portfolio of “families” and soon arranged the perfect family for Holly. They reassured us by sending numerous texts and photos whilst we were away, which gave us total peace of mind. A fantastic service that I will happily recommend to any dog owner.
– Joan & Roger Woods, Bury, 23/4/2014
Word of Mouth
Daisy had not been left before and kennels I thought would be too traumatic for her. I heard about Digs for Dogs by word of mouth and thought that they would be a great alternative to kennels. She went for a week and when she came back she was happy and healthy and if she could talk she would tell me that she had a wonderful time with kind and caring people. I could go away knowing she would be looked after and that meant I could enjoy myself with complete peace of mind and without worrying. I would recommend Digs for Dogs to any dog owner.
– Linda Whitford, Bury, 2/5/2014
Can’t Fault Digs for Dogs!
As a first time customer, Jenny and I cannot fault Digs for Dogs in any way. Debbie and Lisa operate their business in an extremely professional manner and we would thoroughly recommend them to our friends and all dog owners. Thank you!
– Peter & Jenny Carlin, Worsley, 16/5/2014
5 Star Treatment for Our Milo
We absolutely love using Digs for Dogs for our dog Milo. The home from home service is excellent and we know that he always receives 5 star treatment on his home boarding holidays. Debbie and Lisa are always very helpful and accommodating for us. Highly recommended to any dog lovers!
– June Skinner, Oldham, 23/5/14
Loved the Reassuring Texts!
Hi Digs for Dogs, just to let you know that Pepe has been completely his normal self after his little holiday and we wanted to say a big thank you to you, and to Jenny and Jill of course, for looking after him so well. It was fantastic to have the texts and pictures to reassure us too tat he was settled and enjoying himself. We felt so reassured and were able to relax and enjoy our break. Thanks again!
– Elizabeth Kay, Bury, 1/6/2014
My Moppet Loved her Home Boarding Holiday!
I was initially apprehensive about leaving Moppet whilst I went on holiday but the home visit from Debbie really inspired my confidence and put my worries to rest. I felt sure that Moppet would be spending her holiday with a carefully selected, caring host in a loving home environment. The pictures, texts and emails were a great reassurance too and Moppet came home to us happy and healthy. Thanks Digs for Dogs for such a wonderful service, I would definitely use it again!
– Mrs Newell, Cheshire, 6/6/2014
Digs for Dogs really do care
It was important for us to know that Millie was going to a dog lover’s home. It was so caring of Digs for Dogs to keep in touch throughout our holiday, letting us know about Millie’s progress and even sending photos of her at the beach! I can’t thank Debbie, Lisa and all the other girls at Digs for Dogs enough!
– Helen Howard, Prestwich, 19/6/2014
Ruby came back fit and well from her home boarding holiday!
Ruby, our 6 year old Chocolate Labrador really enjoyed her holiday with the family chosen by Digs for Dogs. She came back home fit and well and slotted back into her home life like she had never been away. She was very well cared for and I’m sure she would be looking forward to us going on holiday and leaving her in the safe hands of Digs for Dogs again.
– Elaine Henderson, Bury, 6/7/2014
Our puppy Tilly loved her three week holiday with Digs for Dogs
Tilly was away from us for three weeks. She was only an 8 month old puppy and we were really concerned about leaving her at such a young age. We were really happy with Tilly’s care. The pick up and delivery service is superb and we were even emailed whilst we were abroad, so we knew she was okay and well cared for. Highly recommend the service.
– Carole Hopwood, Bamford, Rochdale, 30/8/2014
Sheba returned home refreshed and happy
Sheba had previously had a traumatic experience in kennels and we needed her to have a safe environment while we were away. After her sleepover and reassurance from Debbie and Lisa we felt confident about leaving her and relaxing on our holiday, knowing she was being well looked after. She returned home refreshed and happy. Thank you Digs for Dogs!
– Sharon Bentley, Bury, 4/9/2014
Keep Up the Good Work!
Dear Digs for Dogs,
We would just like to say what a wonderful service you provide. We would have no hesitation in using Digs for Dogs in the future and would recommend your home boarding and dog walking services to anybody. Keep up the good work!
– Mr & Mrs Martin, Prestwich, 29/3/2014
Smooth Sailing for Seymour
Having recently started using Digs for Dogs Services, I am very happy with how things are going especially as our puppy is still only a few months old and still very much in need of lots of care and attention. Debbie and Lisa have been very understanding and accommodating. I have used Digs for Dogs for both puppy visits and dog home boarding and would recommend both services. Seymour had a great time with his first outing to board and I’m so happy it all went so smoothly for such a young dog!
– Jeanette Wilson, Bromley Cross, 20/3/2014
Gibson has been loved and cared for since he was 3 months old
We originally used the Digs for Dogs Puppy & Walking Services in 2013 when Gibson our Chocolate Labrador was about 3 months old. Debbie or Lisa came once a week, when I worked a longer day at work. It was obvious that they loved and cared about dogs and we were so happy with how they looked after him, that there was no question that when the time came, when we had to go away without Gibson, that we would also use their dog home boarding service. In February 2014 Gibson stayed with Linda and Andrew for 5 days. Our Daughter was very upset to be leaving Gibson and Lisa offered to text her with updates and photos, so she could see how he was doing, which really helped. We received a lovely letter from Linda and Andrew too when Gibson came home. We will happily use the dog home boarding service again and would definitely recommend Digs to Dogs to other dog owners.
– Joanne Morgan, Bolton, 23/02/2014
Pleased from the start, during and after
We were extremely pleased from the service from Digs for Dogs from the start, during and after. It was very reassuring to know that Lottie was with a loving, caring family and not in kennels while we were on holiday. I would definitely recommend Digs for Dogs.
– Liz Melvin, Bury, 25/11/2013
I have used Digs for Dogs twice now, and have been delighted with the service. They have turned up on time and arrived back with a happy dog. I highly recommend Debbie, Lisa and their team.
– J Miller, Edgeworth, 19/11/2013
Professional and Efficient Serivce
Digs for Dogs provided a very professional and efficient service. It was really important to us that Summer was happy, and we received a number of photos and emails confirming this. Thanks.
– Geoff Dallimore, Worsley, 10/11/2013
The best arrangement ever
What a wonderful service you are providing! I had complete and utter peace of mind while away. Leaving my dogs in your very capable hands was the best arrangement ever – they came back happy, well cared for and I am sure they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. When the situation requires your services again, I will use them again without hesitation. Thank you.
– Anne Murray, Bury, 1/11/2013
So much better than kennels!
We have used kennels in the past, but were just unhappy with how Poppy was – Digs for Dogs was so much better for her; Poppy was so relaxed and just settled back into her routine. She still went crazy when she saw us, but we didn’t get a telling off from her this time. It is a tiny bit more expensive, but definitely worth it and we can really enjoy our holiday knowing Poppy is enjoying hers. We have already asked for dates for next year’s holiday – thank you Digs for Dogs!
– Mr & Mrs Christian, Swinton, 28/10/2013.
Excellent service from beginning to end
Thank you Debbie and Lisa for your excellent, professional and efficient service from beginning to end. Also, can’t thank Peter and Irene enough for looking after Nero, they did a superb job! Email updates as promised gave us complete peace of mind, enabling us to enjoy our holiday without any worries! We would definitely use Digs for Dogs in the future and highly recommend other dog owners to use the service. Once again, thank you.
– Stephanie and Graham Jordan, Whitefield, 27/10/2013.
What a safe and loving environment
Dear Linda, Andrew and Digs for Dogs,
Thank you so very much for looking after Monty and Louis so well. They both look really healthy and settled thanks to your care. We hope our boys behaved themselves and that you enjoyed their company. They certainly are two different characters.
Thank you for the invitation to return sometime. We are grateful to know they have a safe and loving environment they can return to.
– Clive and Lesley, Holcombe Brook, 24/09/13.
A little thank you from Honey’s family
I just wanted to thank you all so much for looking after Honey so well while we were away on our vacation. She is so happy in herself upon return to us, so I know that means she was cared for very well. I was nervous about sending her away, but the updates I received sounded and looked so wonderful. I really can’t thank you enough for making our four legged family member a part of yours!
Katie says “My first experience with Digs for Dogs was great!”
– Katie Potter, Whitefield, 05/09/13.
Extremely friendly staff!
Molly seemed more than happy when she was collected and returned to us. It was lovely to receive text messages whilst we were away. The staff are extremely friendly and Molly loved them. I will definitely be using Digs For Dogs again.
– Sue Sheridan, Ramsbottom, 10/09/13.
Pleased from the start, during and after
We were extremely pleased with the service from Digs For Dogs from the start, during and after. It was very reassuring to know that Lottie was with a loving, caring family and not in kennels whilst we were on holiday. I would definitely recommend Digs For Dogs!
– Liz Melvin, Holcombe Brook, 16/09/13.
Text updates were very welcome.
I was extremely pleased with the service I received from Digs For Dogs. They were able to help us at short notice and were very friendly and professional throughout. Benji was placed with a very nice lady and he seems to have had a lovely holiday. The regular text updates were very welcome. Thanks for everything!!
– Mark Creswell, Bury, 03/09/13.
Molly came home happy and relaxed
Excellent service- Efficient, friendly and professional. Molly had a wonderful time, she came home relaxed and happy. The text updates were great to keep us in the picture. I would highly recommend Digs for Dogs and will definately be using them again for our next holiday.
– Vicky Cother, Rawtenstall 30/08/13.
Happy Holidays All Round!
As it was the first time I had used anyone except my family I was unsure and a bit wary about Miley being boarded with strangers. However, Lisa and Debbie were both on hand to answer my worried text messages up to his collection day. I looked forward to my text updates while I was away and enjoyed hearing what Miley had been up to. He was returned back to me excited, happy and tired.
I would definitely use Digs for Dogs again in the future as I can enjoy my holiday better, knowing that Miley is enjoying his.
– Emma Dallimore, Bolton, 05/07/13
Annie’s lovely weekend
Thank you Debbie and Lisa for an excellent service- Annie spent a lovely weekend with Maria and her family. I had total peace of mind leaving Annie and loved the fact that I received text messages to let me know that she had settled in.
I will certainly use Digs for Dogs in the future.
– Jan Price, Lowercroft, 5/7/13.
Tired out and Waggy tailed!
Id like to offer my thoughts on your service.
My dogs have only ever been left with family when we have previously gone away. However since gaining the rather large Bobby it is difficult for family to have the commitment and time to have the dogs.
I could not have been happier with the service that Digs for Dogs have provided. I knew as soon as I met Debbie that the dogs would be fine. We had originally booked in for August, and decided very last minute to take a holiday in May. I literally gave Debbie 9 days notice and she sorted the boys out staying with a lovely family. The boys are a huge part of our family and part of the spec was that Bobby could sleep on family beds (!)
I received regular updates from Debbie during the week away and they were returned to us tired out and waggy tailed!!
I have been so impressed with the Digs for Dogs service and have been recommending it to all my doggy friends.
Now that we have found you I definitely will use you every year as it is a huge peace of mind to know that Bobby and George have had as much fun as we have, especially because we have never put them in kennels.
– Nicky Mercer, Daisy Hill, 04/07/13.
Full of beans and better behaved!
Dear Debbie and Lisa,
Just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for all you did for Stanley – he clearly had a lovely time on holiday and has been full of beans since he came back and (dare I say it!) better behaved now than he was before he left! Please pass on our thanks to Maria and her family for looking after him – I know it cannot have been much fun cleaning up his puddles!
Look forward to using your service again – its very reassuring to know that he is in such good hands if we have to leave him!
– Louise Dickinson, Ramsbottom, 22/06/13.
Bo and Ivy came home after their holiday looking healthy and happy
It was with some trepidation that we decided to home board our two dogs with Dig for Dogs but after meeting Debbie our initial fears subsided. Bo and Ivy went away for two weeks. We had contact with Debbie and photos whilst away and our children (Bo and Ivy) came home with beautiful shiny coats, no stress marks and very happy. We have recommended many friends to Digs for Dogs since using their excellent service.
– Terri and Anthony Harris, Whitefield 20/05/13.
Dear Digs for Dogs
Thank you very much for taking care of Bruce for us whilst we were away on holiday. From the card you sent it looks like he had a wonderful time with all the walks and meeting new people. He loves to be fussed, as you no doubt noticed! We’re glad he behaved himself though, as it was his first time staying away with someone other than a family member. We were a little apprehensive wondering if he may not like it, but it seems like he enjoyed every minute.
Next time we decide to go away, it will be easier to leave him knowing he is being well looked after by you. Thanks so much. Best regards,
– Jacqui and Roger Higginbottom, Norden, 11/4/13.
We have been very impressed with all the services. Debbie, Lisa and team are friendly and efficient, ensuring that our dogs are well-cared for by an appropriate host family. The dogs came home very happy and relaxed and we were able to enjoy our holidays knowing that they were being well looked after. We also appreciated the fact that we were given texts to say how well Robbie and Angel had settled in. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Digs for Dogs, thank you.
– Kevin and Heather Daniels, Bolton, 25/3/13.
Finch had a fabulous time with his home boarding family
Just like to say how grateful I am that our 7 year old Lab, Finch, was looked after so well. I went away on my holidays knowing he was being cared for as well as he is at home. Thank you to Debbie, Lisa and the rest of your team for a great service and thank you to Linda and Andrew for taking Finch into your loving home.
– Gwen Gregory, Bolton, 20/3/13.
Jessie has a better holiday than we do!
Great service. Debbie takes the time to understand what your dog is like so that she can place her in the right home. She gives you lots of information about the family that are looking after your dog so that you can go away with peace of mind that your dog is having as good (if not better) a holiday as you are.
– Julia Dalziel, Greenmount, Bury 14/02/13
Maisie was in good hands
From our initial meeting with Debbie when we were able to look at the portfolio of “carers”, her efficiency and assurance that Maisie would be well looked after, we were extremely pleased to leave our dog with Digs for Dogs. Maisie had a great time! Highly recommended
– Ann Devine, Bolton 12/02/13
Thrilled when I found Digs for Dogs
I was thrilled when I found Digs for Dogs! I found Debbie caring, trustworthy and honest and had no worries at all when she found a loving family to look after Milo for me for few days. Debbie text me on several occasions to let me know how Milo was getting on. When Milo returned home I knew he had a great time. I am definitely going to use Digs for Dogs again. Milo will never go to kennels again!!
– Trish Henry, Elton Bury 11/02/13
Pip’s Perfect Solution
Pip is an important part of our family and we were naturally anxious about leaving him whilst we went on holiday. We needn’t have worried as Digs for Dogs provided us with the perfect solution by offering a home boarding family perfectly matched to our dog’s needs. We enjoyed receiving regular updates whilst we were away, giving us peace of mind that Pip was being well cared for by his family. We have no hesitation in using this service again and have indeed booked Pip’s next holiday. Thank you for providing a reliable and professional service.
– Alison Mitchell, Greenmount, Bury 10/02/13
Archie looked wonderful after his holiday with Digs for Dogs
We were so pleased with the service provided by Debbie and Lisa. Lisa kept us informed on Archie’s progress whilst we were on holiday, when she brought him back he looked so well. The family he had been staying with had obviously spoilt him rotten. He had thoroughly enjoyed his stay. We wouldn’t hesitate in using your service again.
– Candice Thompson, Whitefield 06/02/13
Thank you so much for arranging for Molly to be looked after so well over the New Year. It was good to know that her home boarder gave her lots of loving attention and that he would happily welcome her back in the future.
I know now that when I go away again in the future, she will be in safe hands.
– June Garside, Ramsbottom 25/01/13
Above and Beyond
We have used Digs for Dogs twice and both times at the last minute when we had been let down by people for various reasons who had been set to look after Ben, our boxer. On both occasions, Debbie went above and beyond for us and found us a perfect family that took such good care of Ben. Ben is a loving dog but can be a handful when out and about and I was obviously worried about this aspect. The information taken about Ben for the host family was thorough and helped put my mind at ease that the host family would have a clear picture of what Ben was like. I feel in some ways that Digs for Dogs are a bit too good at their job; Ben nearly ripped my arm off trying to get into the van to go and stay with his host family… the host family are obviously a perfect match – thankfully he was pleased to see us when we got back, or we’d be getting a complex!! In a nutshell, I couldn’t recommend Digs for Dogs highly enough, I don’t worry when we’re away and I honestly feel it’s a holiday for Ben also as I’m sure he gets spoilt rotten!
– Nicola Martin, Rawtenstall, 15/01/13
I’m worried she might not want to come home!!
When I go away and leave Bella with her home boarding hosts, Lisa and family, I know that I can enjoy myself and rest easy because I know that she is cared for and pampered, just like at home.
My only worry is that one day she might not want to come home! After being with 2 other dogs, 3 children and then coming home to just me, I often wonder what she thinks!! Thank you, Digs for Dogs.
– Wendy Stephens, Bolton, 16/01/13
Happy dog = Happy mummy
Thanks Debbie and Lisa, The service I received from Digs for Dogs is first class. Every stay my Border Collie Monty went on was exactly what we asked for. He always comes back happy with a waggy tail. I would recommend Debbie and Lisa to anyone. The service is reliable and professional. Monty clearly really enjoyed his holiday I will definitely be using Digs for Dogs again!!
– Faye Livesey, Darwen, 06/01/13
Our pets are in good hands
Thank you sooooo much for “Digs for Dogs”. Harry was so well looked after by his foster owners on his last two holidays that we have no hesitation in using your service again. Please thank your staff and ALL your “foster parents” from Mary and me for allowing us to have a break knowing our pets are in very good hands. Best wishes and good luck for the future.
– Brian and Mary Attree, Whitefield, 04/01/13
I would just like to say thank you to Debbie for arranging my boys’ holiday with Irene and Peter. They were obviously spoilt and well looked after during their stay, even trying to get back into the van when Debbie was leaving! Thank you Irene, Peter and Digs for Dogs- will definitely be using this service again.
– Michelle Connor, Radcliffe, 23/12/12
Debbie and Digs for dogs have been a blessing for my 2 greyhounds and me whilst I’ve had a broken ankle! I know that they are well looked after, and that Debbie understands their needs. I’ll be having the plaster off my ankle next week, so I’ll soon be hobbling/walking around with Enya and Robbie. Must say how wonderful Digs for Dogs have been with a special thank you to Ella. Thank you Ella, you have been so good with Robbie and Enya, and they’ve looked forward to you calling for them.
– Joan Booth, Brandleshome, 21/12/12
The service was excellent
This was the first time I used Digs for Dogs for my six month old puppy. I have to say the service was excellent. My dog was matched with a similar dog and they became good pals. The delivery and collection service saved me a lot of stress and whilst I was away I received some pictures of my dogs vacation! In fact when she was returned to me she tried to get back in the van!! Highly recommend the service and I shall be using them again.
– Susan Jones, Tottington, 16/11/12
Milo will never go to kennels again.
I was absolutely thrilled when I found Digs for Dogs! I found Debbie caring, trustworthy and honest and had no worries at all when she found a loving family to look after Milo for me for a few days. Debbie texted me on several occassions to let me know how Milo was getting on. When Milo returned home I knew he had a great time. I am definately going to use Digs for Dogs again. Milo will never go to kennels again!!
– Trish Henry, Elton, 23/10/12
From time to time we all need a break, whether it be for a weekend, a week or even longer. If you’re a dog owner, this can be a problem, as we only want the best for our four legged friend. This is where ‘Digs for Dogs’ can help. We came across Debbie whilst walking our dog around Jumbles Reservoir and after a short conversation and taking one of Debbie’s flyers we knew this could be the answer. We have used ‘Digs for Dogs home boarding service three times now in the last few months and have that peace of mind that Ollie is being well cared for and loved by his Home Boarding Family, Peter and Irene, allowing us to enjoy that relaxing break. Thank you Debbie and her team.
– Alan & Jean Durham, Harwood, 10/10/12
Second to none service
Having never left my six year old Doberman before, I was anxious to find accommodation other than kennels, (which I would NEVER consider for her). Debbie provided the best solution, when I found myself invited to a family wedding, which meant an overnight stay. The service she supplies is “Second to none”, I would recommend Digs for Dogs to other dog owners and would definitely use their service again.
– Lindsay Walker, Bury, 02/10/12
Happy Home Boarder!
Debbie, just wanted to let you know how much I am looking forward to having a dog round again, I’ve had a daft grin on my face all evening. I promise I’ll look after your dogs as if they were my own and make sure they are as happy as possible whilst they are with me!
– Julia Moore, Ramsbottom, 18/09/12
Perfect service for my precious pets
After being let down by my usual carer, Debbie stepped in at very short notice and helped find a family for my two dogs, Gem and Dillon. I felt completely relaxed on holiday knowing my precious pets were being cared for in a home from home environment. I loved the regular updates via text and even had a call when Dillon was off colour to reassure me that he was having extra cuddles! Thank you to Debbie and Dillon and Gem’s ‘family’.
– Wendy Power, Greenmount, 17/09/12
“Complete peace of mind”
What a fabulous service! Moving house and due to go on holiday gave us a real worry for our old fella Toffee, but with Debbie’s expertise Toffee had the very best of care and we had complete peace of mind. With the help of Cynthia and her own dog Oscar, Toffee had a holiday too and returned to us a contented boy, ready to continue settling in his new home. Thanks Debbie, we are so glad you provide this wonderful, personal service.
– Sue, Clive and Toffee, Hawkshaw 10/09/12
From the moment I met Debbie, I knew my dog would be happy and well cared for. She shows a deep commitment to making sure that you get a personal service and that your ‘baby’ is looked after as you would want them to be. This has been Grace’s first time away from our family and we can tell that she has had a really good time and has been extremely well looked after. We really liked the text messages which were named ‘Pupdates’ (updates). We hope her adopted family enjoyed looking after her. I have no worries about going away again. What an excellent service, thank you.
– Jackie Page, Bury, 31/08/12
As we had only had Ollie for two weeks, we were a little bit worried about him going into yet another home with different people, smells, etc. But Debbie helped us and Ollie was really happy with his little break, as were we! Ollie was still relaxed and happy when he came home. We’d like to thank Gill, Andrew and Amy – Ollie’s home boarding family – he sends his love!
– Kath Pettecrew, Bolton, 28/08/12
Last minute Lottie
Digs for Dogs is a very professional company. From initial contact with Debbie at Digs for Dogs, to our dog returning home after her “holiday”, we felt very much at ease and confident in the fact that Lottie would be in good hands. We particularly appreciated that, given the very short notice, Lottie’s needs were met. The regular updates are very thoughtful.
– Ann-Marie Kenyon, Holcombe Brook, Bury, 24/08/15
We will definitely be using Digs for Dogs again!
Thank you for the great service you provided for looking after Dexter. We could clearly see that he had been well looked after. Please pass on our thanks to Nora and Harold.
We have already booked 2 weeks next year and will be in contact with you again to arrange Dexter’s next “holiday” with Digs for Dogs – hopefully again, with Nora and Harold.
Many thanks again,
– Paul, Michelle and Nathan Howard, Ramsbottom, 20/08/15
Max and Alfie’s Holiday seemed better than our own!
A professional service from the very beginning. A full history is taken of your dog(s) and this is done in an unhurried manner. Everything from then on is run like clock work! When your dog is collected, it is clear they are going to people who genuinely love dogs. Regular updates are provided throughout their time away. Despite this being our first time away from our dogs in these circumstances, I can honestly say I didn’t worry about them once. I was very impressed with the whole service.
– Carole Fairhurst, Hindley, 13/08/12
Billy the Westie really enjoyed his Bed and Barkfast with Christine and Brian!
We were very happy with the service provided by Debbie at Digs for Dogs. When Debbie came to meet us, she was very friendly and professional, we really appreciated the text messages she sent to keep us informed and a lovely post card received from Billy’s homeboarding family Christine and Brian to tell us what Billy had been doing on his holiday. Thank you so much!
– Marilyn Fitzsimmons “Billy’s Mum”, Sharples, Bolton, 26/06/12
Our Collie, Scamp, has just had her sleepover with Digs for Dogs – her first time away from home and she had a wonderful time. She was very well looked after and was treated as one of the family by her homeboarding family Rebecca and Darryl.
It is a great relief to know that the next time I go away, I will be able to leave Scamp with Debbie and her homeboarders and know that she will have a good holiday too. Debbie and her team offer a very friendly, reliable and professional service and I would have no hesitation in recommending Digs for Dogs!
– Anne Harbin and Scamp the Collie Cross, Helmshore 17/07/12
Thank you Debbie for looking after Rocco so well. I can go to work and not worry about him all the time, knowing he is being taken care of. He is always happy after his lovely walk around Burrs Country Park with Jaffa as a companion.
– Mandy Sillett and Rocco the Staffy, Walmersley, Bury, 29/06/12
Great alternative to kennels!
I definitely would recommend Digs for dogs. It was word of mouth that we found about them, Debbie contacted us very quickly and arranged to come and visit us and our 10 month old spaniel, Toby. We found her to be great him, he went to her straight away, she was lovely and very professional, we were very impressed, we have used her quite a few times now for dog walking and an overnight stay which was very short notice, but Debbie said it wasn\’t a problem and really helped us out. We will definitely use Dogs for digs from now on and I feel much better for not having to use kennels.
– – Denise and John Ferns, Ramsbottom, 11/06/12
Walking my worries away…
“I found the details in the Lancashire Living and contacted the number. Debbie contacted me very quickly and arranged to come and meet my dog. He has been walking now with Debbie for a couple of weeks and the difference is already showing. I feel a lot better now he has a regular long walk as I was unable to do it.”
– -Jeannie Frodsham, Whitefield, 12/05/12
Bailey loves his weekly visits with his doggy friends! 2012
Debbie provides an invaluable service for us and is always able to help, even when it is for a last minute request for a walk.
Nothing is ever too much trouble and she provides a friendly, reliable and trustworthy service.
We also see the benefit in Bailey and continue to use Digs for Dogs even when we are available to walk him ourselves!
– John, Hilary & Bailey, Ramsbottom, Bury 28/05/12
Digs for Dogs makes our Scrappy Happy! – 2012
A very reliable, flexible and professional service is provided by Debbie. Getting the trust of our rescue dog can be a bit challenging but she didn’t give up and I was comfortable in the knowledge that Debbie was confident to take him for a regular walk. The service provided has been above and beyond the call of duty on occasion (paw wiping and more.)
Digs for Dogs offer a range of other services which I would be happy to use as and when needed.
– Suzy & Scrappy, Greenmount, Bury, 05/05/12
My ‘baby’ Millie can’t wait for me to go on holiday because she goes on her holiday too! 2012
Just thought that you’d like to know that your service is excellent and I know when my ‘baby’ Millie is left in your care she is going to have a great time. Knowing this means I can also relax and enjoy my time as well… A testament to you is that when you collect her, she is only to keen to begin her holiday with you… Thank you
– Jill & Millie, Whitefield, 05/05/12
Hooch has become a different dog since becoming part of the Digs for Dogs Club- 2012
Since Hooch became part of the Digs for Dogs club he has become a different dog. He has much more energy and is always pleased to see Debbie. In turn Debbie is always pleased to see Hooch and greets him like he is her own dog. There is no doubt that he is in good hands when he goes out for his walks.
In addition to the walking service we were lucky enough for Debbie to take Hooch into her house while we were on our holiday; he was clearly well cared for and enjoyed his time away from home. It was a relief to know that he was in good hands and having fun while we were not here. I would recommend the services that Digs for Dogs offer to all, we would be lost without them.
– Sarah, Bruce & Hooch, Walmersley, Bury, 28/04/12