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I can't recommend highly enough, our 2 dogs are so excited from the moment they see Holley and are always rather sad to come home again. What better recommendation can you get but from the real 'clients'. I don't trust my dogs with anyone else.

Robin & Russell

“Holley kindly house sat for us, looking after Stella, our Rottie and Mishka, our Daughter's Cavashon, as well as our two tortoises, Jack & Jill. We cannot praise Holley highly enough for her professional, efficient and dedicated manner as well as her kind and caring attitude. We would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone. We would be happy to provide a verbal reference if required.”

Sharon & Phil

We’d met Holley through dog training classes and it was clear she’s just mad about dogs which helped us leave Mr Bertie in her very capable hands for the first time he’d ever been away from home!! Holley sent photos of how much fun he was having on lots of different walks which helped with the anxiety (ours not his😂) It was clear he’d had such a good week with Holley as he was a bit grumpy about leaving her fantastic country home that offered lots of new walks for him. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Holley, she is so knowledgeable and clearly adores her work.

Lisa & Geff Lincoln

I would just like to say how brilliant Holley was with our Shar Pei Agent Gibbs. Recently he had ear surgery and is now mostly deaf. Holley put us at ease while we were away with updates and pictures everyday and even taught him some tricks. As everyone knows who has a fur baby we are very particular about who we leave our dogs with and Holley is that person - anyone worried about who they should leave their dog with then give Holley a ring as you wont be disappointed. I can not thank Holley enough it made our holiday enjoyable knowing our boy was getting the best possible care .

Mark & Jackie Bodimeade

We left our pup with Holley for a long weekend away and from the updates she sent us, it was obvious that not only was he in safe hands but he was having as good a time as we were! It meant that we genuinely relaxed knowing he was safe and happy, which to us is invaluable!

Nina Mowbray

“Our two Golden Retrievers, Barley & Lola love Holley. Barley is a nervous dog and Holley knew exactly how to behave around her, this means Barley is now really excited to see Holley and loves to go out for walks with her. We would recommend Holley on her knowledge of behavioural issues and her professional, caring attitude towards the dogs. We would definitely recommend her services to anyone who wants someone they can really trust to look after their dogs.”


“We are so pleased that we found Holley. She has done dog and house sitting for us twice now and we feel very relaxed about leaving our home in her capable hands and our precious Springer cross, Teddy. He is not the easiest of dogs and Holley knows exactly how to handle him. He couldn't go into kennels so Holley is an absolute godsend. We highly recommend her.”

Angus & Fran

Having resigned myself to never going away again as I was not happy to leave my Irish wolfhound puppy Leo with anyone else, Holley was highly recommended to me. Having met Holley both myself and Leo were confident that she was attentive and knowledgeable enough to cope with all his needs! It’s not easy to have a 65kg puppy in your care, he needs lots of cuddles, tickles, entertainment and more importantly food!! He can clear anything off a kitchen worktop, and does, so you need to be on your toes. Holley sent me daily updates and amazing photographs of Leo having fun. In the end my only worry was that he wouldn’t want to come home. Leo had a great holiday with Holley and James and I would not hesitate to recommend Holley to anyone looking for top class care of their dog!!

Sue & George Dempsey

"Holley is a lovely, caring walker. Her love for animals is clear from the way she treats Bella. She is flexible with date changes and is clear with communicating. Thoroughly recommend her!"

Laura & John

My GSD Poppy took to Holley straight away. Holley came to the house to exercise and check on Poppy while I was out on a couple of long day trips. She sent me photos of them obviously having a lovely time! When I came home Poppy was happy and relaxed and probably disappointed it was me and not Holley! Glad we have found Ruff!

Linda Lewin

Holley looked after my two huskies, Blaze & Casper and it was the first time that they had been away from me so I admit I was a little apprehensive! However, I needn’t have worried at all as they had a great time! Holley kept me up to date with their antics during their stay and her constant attention to them really made their environment a ‘home from home’. When I eventually book my holiday it’s good to know that Blaze & Casper will be on holiday too! Holley really knows what she is doing and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Andrea Howard

I left my dog with Holley while I went for a short holiday. Holley kept me updated how my dog was getting on which reassured me so I didn't worry while I was away. My dog came back happy and I would recommend Holley to look after your pet.

Petrina Brittle

Our dog Tessa spent 2 days with Holley while we were on holiday in Hemsby. Putting Tessa in doggy day care allowed us to go to places like the zoo where dogs are not permitted entry. Tessa really enjoyed her time with Holley and I felt completely at ease leaving her in Holley's care. Thanks again Holley, see you next time xx

Crystal Ahern

We were a little anxious at sending Barney on ‘holiday’ whilst still a puppy but Holley sent us pictures and updates which was great. Also gave Barney all the cuddles that we couldn’t and I’m sure he’d be happy to have a holiday there anytime as we would be to send him.

Jillian Webster

Bow & Ditto had a fabulous time staying with Holley. At last I can go way knowing they're in a safe, secure and loving environment. It was great to receive regular updates and photos of them on their walks and playing with all the toys.
Holley obviously loves looking after dogs and I would certainly recommend Ruff Training & Welfare

Adrian Sapsford

Holley was fantastic when we asked her for help with our 6 year old Cockapoo who had taken over our sofa and was being very aggressive. It was making our lives miserable and we had not been able to deal with the issue on our own. With Holley's advice and support and in quite a short period of time we have our sofa back and a much happier dog..... and owners! I would definitely recommend Ruff Dog Training and Welfare.

Jane Smith

Bracken and Holly have just spent an amazing couple of weeks with Holley 😊 such an amazing young lady highly recommend 👍💕💕💕

Sandy & Pete Miles

Our dog Archie has had two stays with Holley, he is a very needy dog so we new a home environment would be so much better than a normal kennel, with her wealth of doggie knowledge she made Archie feel at home, she kept us up to date with photos of what he was up to which made it easier for us to be away. On his second stay he was pleased to see her, and went happily into her house. 
We have no concerns in recommending her and are booking further stays.

Elaine & David Lawrence

We have learnt so much from attendance of Holley's training classes and it has been so much fun. Pip and ourselves have benefited so much. Thanks to Holley. Her experience and professionalism is a credit to her.

We have learnt so much from attendance of Holley's training classes and it has been so much fun. Pip and ourselves have benefited so much. Thanks to Holley. Her experience and professionalism is a credit to her.

Sharon & Paul Holmes

Great advice. Great teaching methods. Lovely person. Definitely recommended. Your class was instrumental in Dala’s start to becoming a well rounded dog and me learning to be a good owner/trainer.

Great advice. Great teaching methods. Lovely person. Definitely recommended. Your class was instrumental in Dala’s start to becoming a well rounded dog and me learning to be a good owner/trainer.

Sarah Neve

Luna our 1 year Old Cocker Spaniel has been on her first holiday to stay with Holley, and I couldn’t praise Holley enough. Luna got her undivided attention whilst staying with her - she has not had the easiest of times in the last few months, but Holley was fully briefed and well prepared to provide Luna with a safe and playful environment. We received regular updates, videos and photos throughout the day which allowed us to enjoy our night away. I would happily recommend Holley to anybody wanting a place for their dog to stay with a personal touch and not a kennel - living in a home from home. 5 star service - thank you xxx

Kay Rose

Would recommend Holley to anyone. We had a lovely holiday, mainly because we could fully relax in the knowledge that Delilah was happy and well looked after. Holley went above our expectations. Caring for Delilah’s specific needs and even making suggestions and putting them into practice for Delilah’s skin. Holley always takes the time to answer questions and give us information. Particularly on dog behaviour, which is something we have been trying to work on with Delilah. Delilah is a really important part of our family and we were nervous about leaving her. But now having left her with Holley we will definitely be doing the same again in the future. We really felt like Delilah went on holiday too ☺️ thank you Holley xxx p.s. you can see on one of the many pictures we received of Delilah how much fun she’s having 🥰

Lily Bussey
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