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"Our dogs have been going to Animal Outings for almost three years now, and suffice to say that we haven’t looked back since taking our first steps towards help with them whilst we’re at work.

Carroll has a genuine passion for dogs which was clear from the moment she first met Boris and Bella; she always makes a fuss over them and treats them as she would her own. In fact I have, on one occasion, been at home when she arrived and unknowingly came in, proceeded to talk to Boris and Bella in that silly voice that all dog-lovers use and gave them lots of fuss. I was hugely comforted to know that this is how they are treated even when we’re not around!

Boris and Bella always come home (very reluctantly!) happy and tired out after their day and we know that they are in safe hands whilst they are being looked after and receive plenty of exercise and play.
We trust Carroll to come into our home, collect the dogs, and most importantly to take the greatest care of our precious pooches. We can not recommend her highly enough!"

"I first met Carroll whilst walking my dog Isla on the Common and was impressed with the care and attention that her playful dogs were enjoying.  Several encounters later I came to realise that these happy dogs were not her own and that she was a professional carer.  I asked Carroll for her business card then made an appointment for us to discuss what kind of walks or day care would be appropriate.  Nearly four years on and many walks, day care and holidays later I am so pleased to have found someone who can offer the very best in pet care when I am not around due to work or holidays.  When Isla became very ill due to a long term condition Carroll was very supportive.  Now there is a new puppy in the house and he is a regular at ‘Auntie Carroll’s’ when I am away.  Dylan is clearly excited to see her and willingly jumps into her van/house/arms! I really appreciate the texts, emails and photos that she sends.   Owners always feel guilty having to leave their dogs but I know that Dylan is in great hands and it is good to come home to a well socialised, contented if slightly tired dog.  Animal Outings has been a fantastic find and was a factor in deciding whether we would be able to have a new dog in the family due to our work commitments." ~ Alison & Hamish Gillespie

“Animal Outings have been looking after Oliver our large very enthusiastic labrador since 2007 - when you say to him , "Carroll is coming today" - great big tail wags and leaps.  Looked after with great care, lovely photos - you know he is in safe hands - I would recommend her services without question!” ~ Angela

“Its fantastic to know that Saafi is in the most careful, calm and loving hands with Carroll.  I know her daily walk mixing with other dogs is fun and tiring which is good for us all... ! Its priceless to feel confident that when I'm not here I know Carroll will look after Saaf just as I would.” ~ JD

"When we got our Pointer puppy, Dave, my Husband was sent to Afghanistan for a 6 month tour, I worked full time and was really worried about what to do with him during the day, as I didn't want to leave him on his own all that time. I found Carroll from Animal Outings from searching the internet, and I must say it was the best thing I could have done for Dave, he has turned into a wonderful dog with a lovely nature. Carroll has been a godsend, I can honestly say if it was not for her then we could not have had Dave, not only has she looked after him, exercised and trained him, but she gave me advice if I was worried about him.  So a massive thank you for all your hard work it really is much appreciated. All the best Louisa, Simon and Dave"

"When Animal Outings look after our two Labradors, Sapphie and Quinn, we never have to worry.  Both our dogs adore and respect Carroll.  It is great to have them walked when we go to work, but what we have recently experienced is the boarding that Carroll offers in her home.

We had always put the dogs in kennels until Carroll offered to look after them for us when we were off on a long holiday.  Sapphie and Quinn lived with Carroll for three weeks initially.  We were stranded (due to volcanic activity) in Canada for an extra week and Carroll stepped in and kept them safe for us for another week - after four weeks with Carroll they have returned to us relaxed, happy, fit and obedient.  Carroll texted us or emailed us (or both!) every day to keep us in touch and sent photos of the dogs having great walks and socialising with other dogs in her care.

We trust Carroll 100% with Sapphie and Quinn and know that when they are with her they get lots of attention, entertainment and discipline.  Carroll took Sapphie to the vet when she was limping and went out of her way to ensure that she got plenty of swimming exercise instead of long walks in order to take the pressure off her injury.

We have already recommended and will continue to recommend Animal Outings to other dog owners who want peace of mind when they are at work or on holiday.  Having experienced the professional service that Carroll provides we would not consider using anyone else." ~ Libby. Matt, James and Charles Hancocks, Bishop Monkton

"My partner and myself were both quite hesitant when I went to work full time as we didn't want Brian to be left on his own all day, as he is a very high energy dog! However, then we found Carroll and we have never looked back! Brian always has a brilliant time out with Carroll, and when he gets back from his walks he sleeps until we get home from work! When we get back from a long day, he is lovely and relaxed which is exactly what we wanted! I would recommend Animal Outings to anyone! Thank you very much Carroll!" ~ Nicola, James & Brian

"I was afraid we would be asking too much when we asked Carroll to look after our collection of snakes, lizards and tortoises whilst we were away. Keeping reptiles is a complicated business, especially if, like ours, all have differing needs - temperature, diet, environment and climate wise - as well as some people finding them creepy, or even, the thing of nightmares; never mind the locust handling involved with some of them.

Carroll not only capably mastered the complicated instructions we left, but also went clearly "above and beyond the call of duty" noticing, not only when one of the thermostats failed, but even when one began to run slightly too hot. She travelled miles to the specialist for advice plus replacement parts and, on both occasions, her prompt actions directly saved the lives of the respective expensive and much loved creatures.

Her professional attitude, skill, level of care and real love of the animals could honestly not be surpassed. She takes everything in her stride with a positive and friendly attitude." ~ S. Colville

"Animal Outings provides a range of services which enables my husband and I to happily keep 2 family dogs despite both of us working full time. We have been particularly impressed with the quality of service which I can only describe as professional, responsive and caring. Carroll manages to treat our dogs as individuals with their own unique personalities and is able to cater for these both during their outings and when boarding. We are very satisfied with the standard of service and would not hesitate to recommend Animal Outings!" ~ Lorna and Richard Storr for Gracie and Lily


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