"We were grateful to be offered a well organised, professional and caring service, at short notice for our Shih Tzu , Scruftie, during his week's boarding."
Mr & Mrs Miller, South Shields
"Once again, many thanks for looking after our cat (Peaches) during our recent holiday. I have no hesitation in recommending your service to all of my friends. Your service was extremely professional and on our return we could tell our cat had been looked after very well. We will be in contact very soon regarding our holiday in late September."
Mr & Mrs Bills, Wardley
"We were so pleased with the service we received from Rob when Barnie our Lhasa Apso recently boarded with Rob whilst we were on holiday for 3 weeks. He was so happy and settled he was in no rush to leave!! Enjoying walks to the beach and even staking a claim on Rob's bed!! We have no hesitation in recommending Rob for any of his pet services and intend to book for next Summer."
The Scott Family, Boldon
"We have a seven and a half month old Springer Spaniel who was basicaly nervous, destructive and "clingy", with our holiday abroad approaching, boarding was paramount. We decided on Rob because it was home boarding and I have to say we couldn't have made a better choice. When we collected Harriet she was completely at home, in fact she looked like she wanted to stay. She was with Rob for twenty nights and I wouldn't hesitate to use him again. I would strongly recommend him to anyone needing their dog to be placed in a loving, caring environment. Harriets photos were great Rob, many thanks.
Best regards, Dave and Norma Wilson, South Shields
"I have two rescue dogs (Megan and Molly) one of which came from a background of ill treatment. Both are now used to a life of comfort and have swapped cages and starvation for a sofa and a life of luxury.
It's important for me that my dogs are looked after and receive the same level of care and attention as I give them, that's difficult to achieve I think because I really do spoil them. I didn't want to leave my dogs in kennels, nor was I keen leaving them with someone I didn't know, but after meeting up with Rob I knew instantly he was a genuine animal lover and wouldn't mind giving up his sofa so my dogs could stretch out on it.
Megan is a bit reserved and can sometimes need a bit coaxing, badly treated by a male owner before she came to me, she can still be a bit nervous around males she doesn't know, but not so with Rob, she wags her tail when she sees him.
Rob has walked my dogs a couple of times now and also boarded them, with more dates in his diary for them to stay over, that would not have happened if I had even the slightest question over the care he provided.
A professional, caring and responsible pet lover who treats other peoples pets as part of his own family, I would have no hesitation in recommending Rob to anyone needing their pets looking after.
Check out the portraits on Robs website.....a bunch of happy, contented pooches, the camera doesn't lie remember."
Maria, Megan and Mollys mum, South Shields
"This is the first time I've used Rob to look after my girls, Molly and Tess, but we will definately be using his services again. The last time we went away they were in kennels and they were so withdrawn when we picked them up. Not this time, they were with your family and well looked after, just like being at home. Thank you so much, well worth the money for peace of mind."
Shelly and Andy Cleugh, South Shields
"We recently got married, booked our honeymoon and arranged to have Charlie, our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, looked after. But we were then dropped in it at the deep end and had no one to look after Charlie and kennels were definitely not an option.
I googled dog boarding but got no satisfaction, it wasn't until I went into a local pet shop who recommended Rob and I went onto his website and read the testimonials that I felt he had a good reputation and that Charlie would be in safe hands. After booking Charlie in we went through the relevant paperwork, which also put my mind at ease knowing that all aspects were covered during his stay. The only problem on the day was me when I had to leave Charlie and I couldn't help but cry, however Rob kept me up to date with his progress and he settled in straight away. I also received pictures of him so I could see how well and happy he was.
I would definitely recommend Rob to anyone who is going away and doesn't like the thought of leaving their pet in kennels, as being kept in a home environment not only keeps the animal happy and settled but it gives you peace of mind. If kennels are not want you want then I would definitely encourage dog boarding, Charlie had a great time and was worn out with all the fun he had".
Danielle Lishman, Gateshead
"Thanks for helping with my dads dog Rob, your help was very much appreciated and I won't hesitate to recommend your services to anyone".
Shaun Smith, South Shields
"Thank you for looking after me. I had a great time playing with the other dogs and your family. Sorry about the mess on the floor! Skippy".
Ian Prince, South Shields
"Thank you for looking after me when my daddy got the call to work away, mammy couldn't get back to see me because of the hours she worked... I was feeling very sad till they told me a nice man called Rob was going to come see me to make sure I was ok on a dinner time, to let me out, feed and play with me. Mammy and daddy say you are a nice guy and will look after me... I'll make my own mind up "woof".
Now... Every lunchtime I get soooo excited and wait for you or sometimes you would wake me from one of my naps. You are always on time and nice to me, seeing you is just awesome!!! If you weren't around I would be very sad.
Next time I see you I'll be more grown up and with a bit of luck you can take me for walks on a lunchtime "excited woof"!
Hope to see you again soon.
Lots of woo woos and licks, Alaska
John, Steph and Alaska, South Shields
"I started Rob's services 3 month ago as my work commitments changed, which left me in need of a carer for my pup Maisie. The first time he took her she looked back at me, I'm sure she was a bit confused, me letting her go with a stranger :), however, she returned happy and tired, clearly having enjoyed herself with Robs' own dogs. Since then Rob has her on a regular basis and also calls in and takes her for a walk depending on my shifts. She actually waits at the window for him coming. He is an absolute Godsend, I really depend on his services and I go to work happy that my dog is well cared for. I have booked her for home boarding for a couple of dates and for my main holiday for 2 weeks. I have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone, in fact one of my friends has started using him. Not quite sure how he manages with 2 daft dogs together though lol.
Rob is great with Maisie, always happy and obviously works very hard".
Many thanks Rob for a great service, and good luck with future business xx
Gail King, South Shields
"Just to say thank you for looking after my two Cavaliers while I was away for a few days. It was a relief to know they were in familiar surroundings and still having their walks. Thanks once again".
Angela Romero, South Shields
"Thank you for looking after Suki and Prince, both were very well cared for and came home happy dogs. I would recommend Rob to everyone to look after their dogs, I will definately leave them in Robs care again".
Georgina Rayner, North Shields
"It is always hard leaving your pets to go on holiday, especially with someone you don't know, but for anyone thinking about booking with Rob, from walking through the door and meeting him and his family and other furry guests, I felt comfortable that Rory would be taken good care of. Rory must have had lots of fun because he is 'zonked' out on the sofa beside me!"
Janet Jackson, South Shields
"Dear Rob, many thanks for taking such good care of Hazel. Clearly she was happy to be kept at home instead of a cattery. We got home early Monday evening and guess who turned up at the back door at feeding time? Our stray! He too looked fit and healthy so double thanks.
Going to the tip was not part of your job description. I much appreciate your thoughtfulness, but be careful as some people will take advantage of your good nature! I've enclosed a small cheque as a token of my gratitude. I'll recommend you any time. Thanks again".
Maureen Stokes, South Shields
"Thank you again for taking wonderful care of Bailey. She has slept since she got home, she obviously had a ball! We will be sure to use your services again and strongly recommend you".
Samantha Levy, Hebburn
"I would like to thank you and your family very much for looking after our beloved Izzy. She came to you for 3 weeks while we were on holiday with typical, adolescent, young German Shepherd behaviour. We were over the moon when she came back a totally different dog - she has found manners!!! She has calmed down a lot and she clearly loved staying with you and your family - evident due to her going back into your house when we came to collect her and her looking for you as we were pulling away in the car!!
I would not hesitate recommending you to any dog owner who is looking for someone who understands dogs and knows how to make them feel loved and at home".
Many thanks again
Lesley Johnston & family, Whitburn
"Many thanks to Rob and his lovely family for caring for our Doberman Max while we went on holiday.
Max has many physical health problems and requires daily medication; he also likes his home comforts and this certainly was not a problem. Max was welcomed into their home and cared for in a professional and caring manner, like he was a member of their own family.
Rob has the patience of a SAINT. Having previously placed Max in boarding kennels which he did not like and we hated leaving him, he would always return home very distressed and it would take us a while to calm him down. However, after we collected Max from Rob he was so relaxed he nearly fell over which was a joy for us to see.
I would recommend Rob to any pet owner who wants a professional, high standard of care in a home from home environment and who knows how to make your pet feel loved and welcome. Thank you so much, we will definately see you again next year."
Paul and Cath Edmed, South Shields
Thanks for taking good care of me Rob, big paw hugs from Max xxxxx
"In September 2012 my wife and I decided to get a boxer puppy, Cassius. The only problem is we both work full time and knew we needed help. After looking on the internet we came across Rob Adair Pet Care. He came around to our house to meet Cassius and we've never looked back. Cassius absolutely loves Rob, his family and their two dogs. Cassius is turning into a very well balanced Boxer. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending all the services Rob provides, Cassius has tried them all and loves it!"
Chris and Jenn Hall, South Shields
Just a quick email to say how grateful we both were for taking such good care of Coco at such short notice last week. She slept all day on Thursday she was exhausted! Would it be possible to book her in again sometime within the next few weeks for a couple of nights as it's a bit stressful with me being on nightshift. It would make my life somewhat easier knowing you were caring her for whilst we face up to a daunting few weeks.
Mr and Mrs Brown, Gateshead
Bandit and Billy love stopping with you and your family and I have peace of mind knowing my dogs are well looked after. Might see you soon.
Joan Gilmore, Jarrow
Thank you so much for looking after Cookie, I think she's had lots of fun xx
Jacqueline Penman, South Shields
We would just like to express our heartfelt thanks to Rob and his family for looking after our doog Kodi for the past two weeks. We appreciate all you have done for him. We know he was a pain at first and took some time to settle, but he has had a fab time. Thanks again xx
The Howes family, South Shields
Yet another wonderful holiday for my girls this year. Thanks to Rob and family the dogs are truly shattered!!
Clair Seago, South Shields
Theo loves daycare and boarding with Rob and his family - time to socialise and also chillax - both the physical and mental stimulation he needs to be a well rounded pooch x x
Anna Porter, South Shields
Thank you for looking after my boy for 2 weeks. I felt at ease and got updates when I needed and got one happy boy back. Will be using again soon.
Lucy Parkinson, Hebburn
A huge thank you to Rob and his family for taking such good care of our little pug, Louie. He's come home absolutely shattered from playing with the other dogs, he loves his holidays with Rob! 5 star service - thank you!
Kate Carter, South Shields