What our clients say ...
“I feel so lucky to have found Karen (via whittingham kennels where I adopted my Greyhound Peter from).
I cannot recommend her services highly enough. Karen is an incredibly compassionate and thoughtful person who has a wonderful calm demeanour. She is an expert on Greyhounds having had several of her own and is passionate about the breed and the welfare of all animals. Peter who is normally terribly nervous with strangers instantly bonded with her and I couldn't believe how happily he settled down onto one of their several greyhound sized cushions and soon after re found his puppyhood and was delightedly playing with Karen's stash of toys!
Their beautiful garden is large enough for a good run around in and has plenty of places of interest to sniff and potter. Knowing that Peter was being so well looked after had taken the sting out of having to leave him for so long. I actually felt sad for him when I had to take him home again as he'd clearly had such a lovely time with Karen and Greg. Hopefully I can book him in again before too long as I know he'd love another stay there soon!”
“Karen came to my 'rescue' when I went into hospital soon after Christmas, and looked after my 2 greyhounds, Polly and Zebby. They were with her and Greg for 6 weeks and were completely at home, and so well looked after. Karen doted on them, and they had a lovely garden to enjoy too. Polly loved all the cuddly toys! I don't think the dogs wanted to leave! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Karen and Greg to any greyhound people out there, and it's lovely to know that Polly and Zebby have 2 lovely new friends!”
My almost 10 year old Nyree has just come home having stayed with Always Greyhounds. She has clearly been cared for marvellously, and I almost feel she is a little underwhelmed at being home again!! Throughout our time away Karen gave regular updates and contacted me by direct message if she was at all concerned - this having been Nyree's first time in her care. Nyree will certainly be visiting Karen again - the perfect answer to holiday care for my precious girl.
Our lovely boy Tex was booked in to stay with Karen for some months before our holiday. It was lovely for us all to meet before Tex's stay and we knew right from the meeting that Karen would care for our dear boy like her own.
All Tex's funny ways were accepted and accommodated from the off and we were given daily updates (including videos) of how well he was doing and could address any queries Karen had via private message. We started to worry that he wouldn't want to come home with us as he had such great care from Karen and Greg. We soon realised that Tex was in experienced hands and his funny little ways would be addressed and met. We will definitely ask Karen and Greg to look after a Tex again as he was good enough to come home with us on this occasion.
Jackie and Alex (Whittingham Kennels adopters)
Mario has just enjoyed his first stay with Karen and I'm sure it won't be his last. The care he has received has been first class and It is obvious that Karen genuinely loves greyhounds. Brilliant service, recommend for any greyhound owners.
Karen is an outstanding hound boarder, the most perfect environment for our Molly when needed - am so glad we found her! Molly settled instantly, and I knew she was in such safe and caring hands during her stay. Simply the BEST greyhound boarder around - Miss Molls adores you!
"Picked up Rooney and Rosy yesterday...They are in finest form and clearly had a wonderful time..coats looking fab,calm and playful...Before leaving they had another play in the garden and it felt like they were showing me their joie de vivre there.
Very importantly I knew they were in safe hands with Karen and Greg...the updates were great fun to see on holiday ...and I never worried while away as they mix absolute professionalism with love and fun.My darlings clearly loved it !!A huge thankyou to them!!”
Could not have asked for better care for our hound. He can be a bit anxious but was obviously feeling very secure with Karen right away. He had a very happy week and clearly loved it there. Can't recommend this highly enough for your greyhound[s]!
I highly recommend Always Greyhounds Home Boarding, just collected our two after their stay of just over two weeks. During their stay we had regular updates from Karen with photos too, Karen & Greg always put the dogs first & go above & beyond to make sure their stay is as relaxed as possible. Their lovely bungalow with large enclosed garden is all set out for the comfort of the dogs, just perfect. I just want to add five weeks prior to their stay Charley sadly broke his leg, without Karen & her knowledge of greyhounds we would have probably had to cancel our holiday. At no point did Karen hesitate to have him stay & even took him to her vets twice to have his splint changed. Thank you so much Karen & Greg, see you in December for their next stay.
Our big boy Clarence (46 kilos last weigh-in) has just spent 10 days with Karen and Greg. It was his first time away from us but we needn’t have worried, he was looked after so brilliantly, settled in well, enjoyed the company of his fellow boarders, got spoiled with lots of cuddles and found all the comfiest spots to relax (there are many!) Not sure he wanted to come home � It makes all the difference knowing your dog is with someone you have absolute trust in, and we feel very lucky to have found this home-from-home. I think from now on we will be booking our holidays around Karen’s calendar!