Hazel and Darwin
We just want to say a heartfelt thank you to all at Vippies for their care of our beautiful cat Darwin whilst we were on holiday.
A poorly paw with a foreign body inside ment Darwin had to revisit the vets and collect him later at night, then retake him because he decided to remove his dressings, and off course he was to stay in but like all good cats only to break out!!
What can we say, Vippies kept in touch through out this time and we also knew he was receiving the best care and attention we could have hoped for and happy to say on return all was well and Darwin fully recovered.
Thank you for your unlimited caring for our pet whilst in your care and appreciate this 100% and
to Sheena’s father for repairing the cat flap also.
Graham and Hazel xx
Hamish & Fiona
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Maria for her excellent care of Hamish this week when I had to be away for work. It is so comforting to know that he is in safe hands when we need help. We have also been extremely impressed with Dee and Hamish always seems so happy when they have been.
Karen & Tyler
Leaving Tyler with someone was a massive step for me but within minutes of meeting Barry I knew he was the right person. Tyler stays with Barry at his home and is treated like one of the family. I get regular updates “from Tyler” which is so sweet and reassuring. Tyler gets lots of love and affection and I know he is spoiled rotten. I cannot recommend enough.”
Alison & Sydney
What can I say? Totally reliable, friendly, caring and trustworthy, we wouldn’t have anyone else care for our cat. We can go away knowing he will be well looked after and is safe and unstressed in his own surroundings. Supported by his individual care plan, visiting carers always leave a written update. But they do so much more. See to our bins, gather up the post, open and close curtains and water plants. Vippies are more than commercial carers – they are customer focussed, part of the local community and highly skilled professionals. Highly, highly recommend.
Nicola Moon & Alfie – Day Care
17th August 2015
An EXCELLENT service provided by Sheena , Jade and team. Just what I needed for my dog alfie to be cared for in a safe and secure home environment he deserves , when I am unable to! It’s obvious how much they all love the animals they care for with the greeting they give them, and the excitement alfie shows when he arrives in the morning I know I’m leaving him in good hands!! They never have a bad word to say, and they show good communication with messages and photos of alfie in day care. It’s also made a difference to alfie in everyday life he’s much more confident and relaxed around other dogs and people on walks etc . Can’t thank Vippies enough for this it’s great to see him want to play with other dogs he would once have been timid of. Would highly recommend Vippies to any pet owner !!
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Catherine & Annabel
My name is Annabel and I am a Siamese from the Flutterby Siamese litter. I am so happy being looked after by VIPPIES service, in my own home, by lovely Denise who takes such care of me, even though I am a moody drama queen. I am secure and safe with Denise, who is my regular carer, and also Janice, who helps out when Denise is unavailable.
Julie & Tilly
Jade and Sheena always make sure they can accommodate my bookings, response is always quick and efficient. Communication with walkers also very good. We also use the pet sitting service which is absolutely fantastic my dog loves going.
Would highly recommend.
Nicola Moon & Alfie – Dog Walking
Terry Crawshaw & Alfie
Helen Booth & Jasper
When I go on holiday Jasper goes to their home and he comes back very happy and content.
I also know that if I have any concerns about Jasper a quick phone call to VIPPIES for some advice really helps.
William Booty & Barney & Millie
21 Nov 2014
We have used Vippies home sitting and dog walking service in the past. This year however, we naively gave what we thought was adequate notice to book a sitting for our daughter’s wedding day in August… not even thinking about the demands of summer holidays. Although fully booked, Jade made sacrifices in order to accommodate us, truly dedicated customer service. We enjoyed a very special day, knowing our dogs were not only in good hands but being spoilt with attention whilst we were away. Well done Vippies and thank you.
Anne Bicker & Jess
Anne and Family.
“Once again many thanks to Maggie for a first class and great home environment, Pippa was the picture of health when I picked her up, probably looking forward to her next visit!”
“Once again, thanks for the kind and efficient service. My daughter’s wedding was fabulous and I had total confidence in Maureen and the service provided after the recommendation I had received. Saffie has never been in kennels and this was such a nice experience and left me worry free.”
Julie, Shadow and Nala
“My holiday booked and paid for and then my son decides to ‘up-sticks’ and move to Australia! No idea what to do with my dog Shadow and cat Nala. I was very reluctant to resort to kennels as both pets had undergone 6 months of quarantine and I vowed never to put them into a kennel again. VIPPIES to the rescue! I saw their advert in The Works and their name came up again on an internet search and it seemed like the perfect answer. The pets both stayed in their home environment but with a visit 4 times a day by the lovely Annette. She left me a daily log of her visits and sent me a text after her first day to let me know all was well. I feel completely confident in the services provided by Annette and VIPPIES and have already booked another holiday :-)”
Mary-Anne and Holly
Sheena and her team have looked after our little dog since she was 14 weeks old. She is now 2.
As soon as she walked into Vippies she was so excited and every time without fail our dog hears the gravel drive and sure enough starts to get very excited! Getting her out of the car and down the path it is clear to anyone watching that she just cannot wait to be with Vippies and all the other dogs.
It’s great knowing we have home from home care whilst away. We can relax and be sure the team will keep her safe.
Thank you Sheena and the team.
Tasha & Tyler
I would like to say a big thank you to the lovely staff at VIPPIES. My dog Tyler recently spent a week there while we went away. I must say I was rather nervous to leave him as he spends a lot of time with me, I’ve left him before in a kennel for only a couple of dogs and it really upset Tyler, needless to say he’ll never stop in a kennel again! Yet his week stay at VIPPIES was totally different!!! He was more than happy when I picked him up and came walking out wagging his tail, I would definitely be recommending VIPPIES to people! Tyler also spends a couple of days a week in day care with them too. The staff there are brilliant and so helpful as my shifts often change and they’re ways there to look after Tyler at short notice and Tyler is so much more settled since spending time with them. Thanks again for all your help and understanding. You do a brilliant job.
Charles & Maureen
Vippies have helped me out with walking a dog regularly for a friend who is now totally disabled, as a result of the excellent service I have booked my two dogs in with them to stay when we visit a friend abroad.
VIPPIES are brilliant! I have been using their daycare services for the past 3 months, since Poppy was 4 months old. She adores all of the staff and literally drags me from the car on a daily basis to get in and play with her friends. Without a company like this, showing love and compassion for the animals they care for my life would definitely be more difficult.
“I worried about trusting my dogs to other people, especially due to having a lot of heartache with my last pooch. Since starting using VIPs I have been very pleased. The dogs are always happy. There is always a note when i get in, to let me know what the girls have been up to. All the staff are lovely and caring. I am more then happy to leave my dogs in the care of VIPs and would recommend them to anyone who needs a bit of help whilst at work or just for an extra walk. “
“I thought I would just drop you a note to say thank you so much to Jo. I came home to find lovely notes telling me how the hens were on each day, which was a lovely surprise. I really felt comfortable leaving the hens in her care after the meet and greet, and arrived back to find them very happy. As ex-bats they are fairly timid and only just getting used to people, so I was really pleased when one of the notes said that she was able to give them a stroke – the ultimate seal of approval from them!! I won’t hesitate to use the company (especially Jo!!) again, nor hesitate to recommend you. Thank you for making leaving my girls less painful!”
“Thanks so much for looking after Jeff and sending all the photos. I know he had a really good time and i’m only sorry we don’t live closer as he’d love to come back. Job Specification – Peter was working in Lincoln and his wife was also away so Peter wanted to bring his dog with him but while he was a work he needed him to be looked after, we introduced them both to Helen who looked after him while he was at work.”
“I would like to say thank you to VIPS for the care taken of my two cats while was away in France. Denise and Ruth did a great job, so good I don’t think the cats missed me at all. I am very happy to recommend VIPs to anyone – a brilliant service.”
“I was concerned about leaving our dog Millie whilst we went on holiday, as she has diabetes and needs injections twice a day, but we needn’t have worried as Sheena took great care of her. She administered the injections and other medication needed and was great with Millie. I will definately be using the service of Sheena and VIPs again and would highly recommend their services. Many Thanks “
“My Dog Pearl was obviously very well cared for whilst I was away and this enabled me to have a holiday free from worry about her welfare. I will certainly use your services again when needed. “
“Lottie has just spent 3 days in VIP Foster care, while my husband and I went to the Lake District for a short break. I have never used kennels or anything like Foster Care before because I have always had my father or son to care for Lottie. Now with my father at 84 he cannot manage walking Lottie and my son has moved out. i can honestly say that when I went to pick Lottie up she seemed quite content to stay with Denise. Although she was pleased to see me I could tell she had been well cared for and loved. she had had 3 walks a day, beeen played with and all her ‘funny ways’ had been taken into consideration – even down to her ear drops being administered twice a day. I would recommend the service that VIP offer without hestitation. It really is ‘home from home’ care and your pet will be loved and catered for in the way you would look after them. I will certainly use this service again. It gives you peace of mind, knowing that your pet is being treated with utmost care and attention. Excellent rating. “
“VIPs has been a brilliant service for me. Everybody is so helpful and friendly and Lotty my dog just loves going to stay. She is well looked after and when i need help with a dog walk or a home stay at short notice they ALWAYS try and help and find a way to accomodate me. It really is a fab team of people at VIPs. I am not sure what i would have done without them. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a great value for money service that comes with a smile. Your dog will never be happier!!!”
“I just wanted to say thank you to all the team at VIP. Your welcome and help on every occasion that we have left Izzie with you, has made it easy for us to leave her with you. She really is very happy to be there. Thank you again!”
“I have been using VIPs since July 2010 and it is brilliant. I was let down by other pet sitters in July and then found Sheena. My guinea pigs Gertie and Piglet are so well looked after which gives me piece of mind when l am away. Sheena has always been there and is always accommodating. She is very friendly, helpful and provides an excellent service. Without her l would really be stuck for holidays and weekends away. I would definately recommend her. Thanks so much.”
“VIP have been coming to look after our cats, Oscar and Hoshi for three years. Both of our cats are much happier to be looked after in their own home and have much less disruption than if they were to go to a cattery. In addition, we have total peace of mind that our cats will be well cared for when we have to go away. I always recommend VIP services to everyone. All the best,”
“Many thanks Denise, shez says he loves to go to your house and hopes he can come again. He is sleeping now and I will let him out to fly later. Once again many thanks to you and your lovely husband.”
“The team at VIPs are absolutely brilliant, so much so that I have a pang of jealousy when i drop Ralph off to stay with them as he is all waggy tailed when he gets there! Seriously though, it is reassuring to know your pet is happy with the people looking after them when you can’t be there yourself. Also Sheena and team are very responsive to last minute panics and changes. “
“Biscuit Has been going to Sheena and Rob since he was 12 weeks old. He is now 18 months. He goes most days and while i’m at work I know he is safe and being welllooked after. Biscuit really enjoys going and socialising with the other dogs and loves Sheena, Rob, her family and the staff at VIPs. I would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone. They are a great team.”
“VIPs have looked after our dogs quite a few times now and i cannot believe how relaxed the dogs are when we collect them – in fact they don’t seem to want to leave! VIPs treat our dogs sensitively and lovingly and we trust Sheena and her team of carers to make sure our dogs are happy and healthy whilst we are away. Many many thanks.”
“We have been taking Boston to VIPs since he was a 10 week old puppy. We were apprehensive about leaving him in the care of others, but we had no reason to be with Sheena, Rob and family. They treat Boston as they would their own, and he loves being there – we sometimes question whether he really wants to come home at the end of the day! The time he’s spent with other dogs has also ensured he is well socialised. We recommend VIP’s to anyone who cares to listen! Nothing is too much trouble, and they are flexible and understanding when we have a last minute change of plan. They have helped to ensure we have a happy dog whilst juggling work committments.”
What a fantastic service VIPPIES provides. We show our ponies at top level and sometimes need to travel away leaving some behind. Your staff follow their routines brilliantly, and appear to really take pride in what they do. The ponies have a seamless transition of care, and are always well catered for whilst we are not here. Without your service we simply couldn’t go to the championships that we have qualified for! Many Thanks.
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Irene & Max
Having our Westie Max staying with one of VIPPIES foster carers for a week whilst away on holiday, made our holiday comfortable and stress free. The meet and greet is a very good idea. It was our first time leaving Max and would not hesitate to do so again.