Client Testimonials

The clients below have given their kind permission for me to include their testimonials here  - I thank them most sincerely.

I would not hesitate to recommend Claire. The service she provides is truly unique – it is literally a ‘home away from home’ for your pet. Our miniature labradoodle, Bruno, absolutely adored his ‘holiday’ at Claire’s home. It is clear that Claire is a complete animal lover and true professional. We received regular updates and photos which meant we could really enjoy our holiday without worrying about Bruno. Another great advantage is that Claire has a beautiful and gentle dog called Jessie which provided great companionship for Bruno. We are so fortunate to have found such a good and personalised service. 

Emma Richardson - Twickenham

 "Just a quick email to say everything was great with Hannah looking after the house and cats for us. The cats were all in good form when we got home and it was lovely to be kept up to date with how they were doing while we were away. Carol was so pleased to get photos and regular updates. Hannah even kept us up to date on a couple of parcels that should have been delivered when we got home and were delivered while we were away. We are so glad to have found you guys and look forward to using you loads in the future. We both really like Hannah and know she will look after all our monsters very well, even George who is quite shy made appearances!".

Iain Shackell ~ Isleworth

I just wanted to drop you a line to say how delighted we were with the way Tanya looked after the cats while we were on holiday. It was lovely to get regular emails with photos of them when we were so far from home.  They had clearly been well cuddled and groomed, which is a big weight off our minds.  We’ll definitely hope to have Tanya look after them next time we’re away, and will recommend you to others.   

Mary Anderson-Ford ~ Hampton Wick, Surrey

Just a quick note to say we are back from our holiday and were met by a very relaxed and happy cat on our return.  I was very, very pleased with Ewa. She was so thoughtful and considerate throughout to me and the cat!  She sent me emails and even photos of Morris to let me know what was going on and how he was, and understood well some quite complicated arrangements with opening and closing the window and leaving food outside when he was locked out. I could tell she had played with him a lot and she seemed to know and understand him well. She also double-checked everything she wasn't sure of, and left the kitchen really clean having washed the tins and milk cartons she used for the cat ready for recycling. Top marks - she did a wonderful job and clearly genuinely cared about the cat.  

Lisa Wallace ~ Richmond, Surrey

Having been a dog walker for most of my life, and a professional and qualified dog walker for the past year, I have had the privilege of working with Claire on numerous occasions.  Her approach, handling and understanding of dogs is a quality which is rarely found in so-called dog lovers.  Her priority is always for the welfare of the dog and ensuring that the time spent in her company is safe and full of fun.  

Paul Mahon ~ 'Baskervilles', Richmond, Surrey

My 6 year old chocolate labrador Alfie is my baby, and until I met Claire I only trusted my family to look after him! However, when you meet Claire, it is clear that she loves animals, and they, in turn, love her, and I would not hesitate to recommend her. She also understands dogs, having studied Canine Pyschology, and this is important to me as I know that she will ensure that my dog is safe and under control at all times. I am really happy and relaxed to leave Alfie in Claire's capable hands...and Alfie is happy too!  

Gianna Saccomani ~ Teddington, Middlesex

I’ve been using Thames Petsitters since the very beginning. I was attracted by their well designed website and reasonable rates. However these are not good enough reasons to entrust a stranger with your best friend. When I met Claire I took my dog Sophie with me, she’s a good judge of character and I knew if she liked Claire then that was a start. Needless to say Sophie loved Claire and I was very impressed with her professionalism (Claire's that is, not Sophie's!). We’ve been using her services ever since and I know I can trust anyone who works for Claire as they are scrupulously checked.  

D. Long, Sophie and latest addition to the family Trevor ~ Kingston,  Surrey

I was introduced to Claire by a friend who had used her for a year. My dogs and I haven’t looked back and I feel confident in recommending them to others.  

Mr Brian Thomas ~ Kingston, Surrey 

I am happy to provide Claire with a testimonial. My family has both dogs and cats and to leave them in kennels or a cattery when we go away is heartbreaking and extremely expensive. So if we’re going to spend the money on our pets we’d rather do it knowing they’re at home and safe. Its difficult trusting people with your home and your furry family, but at some point you have to make the leap. Claire was recommended to us and I’m confident in passing this forward.  

The Woods ~ Richmond, Surrey 

I would heartily recommend your services to anyone looking for a pet-sitter.  Before we started working with you we had a couple of bad experiences with cat-sitters who failed to turn up, or couldn't follow the (admittedly somewhat complex) instructions for preparing the cats food.  But since we started working with you I feel that I can relax, our little guys are in capable hands.  It's clear that the well-being of your furry clients is your top priority.  And I like the extra touches, like opening an email on vacation to see a pic of Blackie enjoying some social time on your lap!  

Aine Ni Cheallaigh - Beacon, New York

Using Claire's pet-sitting service has been a perfect fit with my needs.  With my dog, Rolo, getting older and my long working hours, I needed a professional service that I felt comfortable using. Claire's online booking feature is very easy to use and allows me to make appointments during odd hours, fitting my hectic schedule.  In addition, all emails and phone calls are promptly returned. I also really appreciate the online payment feature.  Most importantly, the service has been completely reliable, allowing Rolo to get attention whenever I need.  It gives me peace of mind knowing that while I am away from home for a long stretch of the day, Rolo is walking, playing and being cared for by an animal lover who Rolo not only trusts, but is excited to see.

Karla Weyand, Beacon, New York

I would HIGHLY recommend Claire.  I have used her services, both boarding and walking, on a regular basis.  My greyhound/lab mutt, Theo, means the world to me and I am quite picky with whom I entrust with his care.  That being said, I trust Claire  100%.  She is completely resposible and I can tell that she truly cares for the dogs under her supervision.  Theo absolutely adores her and is completly taken with her greyhound, Jessie.  My partner and I travel frequently and it's such a joy to know that when we come back home Theo is a happy and healthy dog!  

Amanda Cox ~ Cold Spring, New York

Claire has watched our two cats several times in the past 6 months and has been a lifesaver.  I really appreciated her notes, as well as her text updates to let us know everything was OK.  I know that when we have to go away, we can count on Claire to make sure our cats are well taken care of.  

Kim and Barry ~ Beacon,  New York

I have been using Claire and her team to sit my springer spaniel, Lola, for the last 6 months. They have been reliable and wonderful with Lola. When I come home Lola acts calmer because of the time they spent with her. I could tell she was taken for a long walk by her disposition when I returned. 

Kathy Laskowski, Putnam Valley, New York

Claire came to our home once a week  to look after our then ten week old golden retriever puppy.  Her 'puppy package' met our needs perfectly. Claire's professionalism impressed us right from the start - from first viewing the informative website to meeting her in person. We felt confident that we had made a great choice in using Claire to take care of our dog.  She was reliable and communicative throughout the six months that we used her and our puppy was always safe and happy when we returned home.  We would recommend Claire's services to anyone.  We are grateful that the service was available to us when our puppy was young and needed that extra care and attention.

Gwenno James and Jeff McHugh, Beacon, New York

I discovered Claire this fall, and I would recommend her to anyone.  The care and patience she took with our dog, a little terrier who is not the easiest with strangers, was extraordinary.  With
Claire, I was able to leave for work each day over the week Claire sat for us with a confidence that our girl was in good hands.  One of things that I like so much about Claire is her interest in both the dog and the owner and her way of putting both at ease.   I feel lucky to have found her!

Linda Pratt, Beacon, New York