PAWS - Professional Animal Welfare Services
Testimonials
 
 
"I first met Tara in 2007 when I was looking for boarding for my 4 month old Boxer puppy Boudi.  Boudi stayed with Tara for 12 days while we were on holidays and somewhat embarrassingly seemed to want to stay when we went to collect her.  She boarded with Tara again in December and rushed into the house with great enthusiasm.
 
Two months ago I broke my leg and Tara has been taking Boudi for daily walks since.  I have great pleasure in recommending Tara.  I know I can leave Boudi with her fully confident that she will be well cared for, loved and get much needed exercise.  I will be quite happy to speak to anybody who would like verbal confirmation of the above.  My holiday enjoyment is only possible because I know Boudi is enjoying her break too."
Ann Meyer  MBE, RGN Cert. Ed.
 
 
"Tara provided an efficient dog walking service for my dog Holly.  Sometimes I needed her for a whole week and often for different days.  Tara was always reliable, punctual and gave me any necessary feedback on how Holly had been (very lively young dog). Tara was completely trustworthy and Holly took to her from the very first visit.  I was always relaxed knowing that Holly would have a lovely enjoyable walk plus cuddles."
Judy Wallace
 
"I would like to thank Tara for the dog walking service she provided me from November 2003 to September 2005.  Lochy and George were walked 5 days per week for 30 mins per day.  During this time, Tara had the keys to my house and I found her to be extremely trustworthy, loyal and approachable.  If she couldn't walk the dogs then she always found a replacement.  I have no hesitation in using her services again and highly recommend her to all my friends."
Katia Boyer-McDonnell
 
 
"Tara has been walking our dog Raffles for some time now and in that time we have found her to be extremely reliable, helpful, cheerful and very trustworthy. She has a set of door keys and we are more than happy to let her have access to our home when fetching and delivering Raffles for us. Tara seems genuinely fond of Raffles who is really happy when Tara calls for her.  We have no hesitation in recommending Tara to anyone who is interested in employing her as a dog walker."  
Kerry and Peter Neal
 
 
"I have been using Tara Walker from Paws for the past two years to walk and look after my Border Collie Meagan when I have gone away.  Tara did house visits twice a day when Meagan was a small puppy of 7 weeks, playing with her and taking her out to the garden whilst I was at work.  Meagan loves Tara and is always happy to go to visit her or be taken out for walks.  Tara has fitted in fantastically to my varied work schedule and will come and walk Meagan as required and feed my cats.  She is kind but firm with Meagan and is very professional, reliable and honest.  I know when she is looking after Meagan she is in good hands."
Trisha Mentzel
 
"Tara walked Tess for us for 6 months.  During that time, we found her to be very professional, polite, trustworthy, reliable and genuine.  I was naturally nervous about entrusting someone to walk my Dog.  However, Tess warmed to Tara well and in fact Tess came on in leaps and bounds in her confidence and thoroughly enjoyed her walks.  Tara was very flexible, as I work from home quite a lot and need to change the days required, often with short notice.  It was a shame we had to part company, but Tara was already coming out of her way to walk Tess and was honest from the beginning that it may be a challenge for her.  In the end, Tara felt that she could not commit to the additional travel time and although we were obviously disappointed, we were grateful for her honesty.  Tara stayed on until we found a replacement we were happy with, which was very much appreciated.  I would recommend Tara highly and would jump at the chance to use her services again."
Tracy Gregory
 
"Tara has walked my dog Ruby 5 days a week for over 2 years.  I cannot say enough wonderful things about Tara, as she always helps out, even at short notice.  To know Ruby is well cared for is a great peace of mind for me and I know its the highlight of her day."
Sarah Summers
 
''Tara has been known to me for over five years and I have always found her to be reliable and hard-working.  She has taken care of my two cats for me on numerous occasions and I have felt very comfortable and confident for her to have a spare front door key to my house.''  Tara is now trading under the name of PAWS and I wish her the very best of luck with her new business venture which I am sure will be a great success.''
Angela Dunbar
 
 
''Tara has walked my dog for around 6 months and on occasion kindly boarded her at short notice.  She had key access to the house at all times.  Tara is honest and reliable and I would highly recommend her to any prospective client.''
Linda Pearson
 
''Tara Walker has walked and looked after a number of our dogs over the last couple of years.  We have always been satisfied with her professional service and the friendly way she has bonded with the dogs.''
Lesley & David Bell
 
''Just a short note to say thank you very much for looking after our cat Murphy while we were away recently.  He'd been well looked after and we would definately use your services again in the future.''
Markus & Felis Nocker (and Murphy of course!)
 
 
"Tara first met Willow the day after she came home for the first time.  Since then she has been a regular part of Willow's life. Being a Beagle, Willow is full of energy and can be dogmatic but knows her place with Tara.  Willow thoroughly enjoys her walks and Tara is reliable and always able to calm a concerned owner as well as being an excellent influence on Willow!  I have no hesitation in recommending PAWS to other dog owners."
Jayne Aldridge
 
''Oscar and I have known Tara Walker for about 8 years and we are both very fond of her.  Oscar sometimes stays with Tara and is very happy.  Tara is always very reliable and have no hesitation in recommending her.''
Audrey MacMillan 

"Tara was walking our 7 year old collie cross Blazer for over 2 years.  He is a rescue dog with a lot of anxiety and behaviour problems and can be very difficult at times.  Tara was very understanding and sensitive to his problems and took great care of him.  We are very grateful and sad that we had to move out of the area.  Thank you PAWS!"
Lisa Geewan
 
"Hi Tara, I am writing to thank you for all of your help with Buster over the last few months.  It is only because of our move out of country that we are stopping the walks.  As you know, we had a bad experience with a previous dog walker and were so relieved to find you and your team.  Buster warmed to you immediately which was a huge comfort.  You and your team have been dependable, flexible and extremely accomodating.  Life with a newborn baby was often unpredictable and you came to our rescue more than once with ad hoc walks for Buster!  I have found PAWS to be a fantastic group of people with an exceptional love for animals which is exactly what we were looking for.  Thank you again for all of your walks with Buster (and for never letting him off the lead!!).  We would be happy to provide a reference by email if anyone requests".
Anna Cartagena-Hall