Tails & Trails
Testimonials from my customers
"Finding reliable, happy, trustworthy dog walking and boarding is almost as bad as finding a nursery place. Worse in fact as it's hardly regulated and totally random. It's even worse when you have a young and bouncy entire male Vizsla. I know Jess from our regular Vizsla Whizz and have always admired her calm, reassuring, firm and kind way she has with her own two gorgeous Vizslas. So when Jess decided to set Tails & Trails I jumped on my phone to book Roger. Jess goes out of her way to accommodate us when we need her, even if she is stretched or has other commitments. She is in control of Roger without force, and Roger immediately up his game when she is around, in fact I suspect her of being a bit of a Vizsla whisperer! If I were a Vizsla I would call her a boutique hotel, with incredible customer service. I would not want to go anywhere else. EVER. As a dog owner, she is a god sent and gives you that immensely treasured peace of mind, knowing your darling is happy, well cared for and is having the time of his life with Bella and Angus. Thanks Jess."
Jacqueline Acatos owner of Roger
"I have had the peace of mind and confidence to leave my Hungarian Vizsla, Tito, with Jess Higham of Tails and Trails on several occasions.
The length of time has varied from day walks/care to weekend stays and amazingly in April 2015 for an entire month, whilst I visited my son in Australia! Leaving a beloved pet for that length of time, would be taxing in any circumstances, but I can honestly say that I was the only one who felt a little sad leaving Tito behind. Jess kept me informed of his well-being on a regular basis, together with photographs, and I was unconcerned that he was having anything but a wonderful “holiday” himself! On my return, although he was pleased to see me, I am sure that he would have happily stayed a while longer. He was fit, healthy and very happy.
I can thoroughly recommend Tails and Trails, and will be using them again knowing that I can rest assured that Tito is in the best possible hands."
Jessica Hutchings owner of Tito
"Our Labs have been to stay with Jess Higham of Tails and Trails on numerous occasions. Mia and Nova are almost the same age as Jess' eldest dog, Angus, and so the three of them have almost grown up together. Jess' two dogs are so friendly and great fun for our two to play with. We have used Tails and Trails for Mia and Nova for weekends away, over night stays and holidays. One of which was for 10 days in the summer last year. Every time we have collected the dogs they have been lovingly looked after and are happy and healthy.
Jess likes to take photos of the dogs having fun on their walks and even when they are all snuggled up in the evenings - just as if they were one of her own. This is lovely to see and we do like the updates. Jess has even been able to train our two to return to the whistle (something that she uses on her own dogs) and this has made their recall even better!
We are planning a holiday in the summer and we will be looking no further than Tails and Trails to look after Mia and Nova."
Kat and Sheridan
Kat and Sheridan owners of Mia and Nova
"Just thought I'd share our experience of having our 7 month old stay with Tails & Trails Newbury for the last four days.
Jessica has done a wonderful job of looking after Jensen for us. We had lots of updates and photos of him having a great time with Jess and the other Viszlas. Back home now and he's really calm and happy and has clearly had lots of fun.
I can highly recommend the service and we have already rebooked for our next holiday.
Thank you Jessica, Bella and Angus"
Matthew and Kristy Warren
Matthew and Kristy Warren owners of Jensen
"Our pooch didn’t want to leave!
With only two weeks notice, Jess of Tails & Trails Newbury very kindly took on the challenge of looking after Lyra; our nutty 12 month old Hungarian Vizsla for one week while my wife and I went away on holiday. We were a bit nervous leaving her for a whole week because we haven’t spent a night without Lyra since we first picked her up. After having a walk with Jess and her own two Vizslas the week before we went away, we felt assured Lyra would probably have just as much fun (if not more) on her holiday than we would on ours.
While we were away, Jess kept us updated through email. She kept us informed of what Lyra was getting up to and how she was settling in. Every email also included some photos of Lyra either tearing around on a walk or her relaxing in Jess’ house.
At the end of the week, I’m not sure who was more worn out; Jess or Lyra! Jess did a fantastic job and Lyra came home a happy girl. We highly recommend Tails & Trails and we will certainly be using this service again in the future."
William and Adele Merritt owners of Lyra
"When my husband had to switch from working from home, to working in an office, we were both concerned about finding the right day care for our lovely 10 month old Vizsla puppy. I spoke to, and met with various dog walking companies,but none seemed to understand the breed like I wanted them to.
Immediately, I was put at total ease with Jess and her two bouncy Vizsla's, Angus and Bella at Tails & Trails Newbury. We met for a walk and knew instantly that Bear would be in very safe hands whilst being cared for by Jess.
Bear stays with Jess at Tails & Trails Newbury, as day care 4 days per week and he absolutely adores it!! Jess gives him two lovely walks a day and we are always kept updated with regular emails/photo's of them having such a great time. What we have really valued is the time and effort Jess has put into Bear; teaching him to walk on the lead and perfecting his recall to the whistle - something only an experienced Vizsla owner knows how to do. He also gets exposed to a huge amount of socialization with Tails & Trails Newbury, and we have noticed that Bear's behavior with new dogs has changed from crazy, excited puppy to a more mature approach.
Jess looked after Bear for us when we went skiing and I honestly think he may have had a better holiday than us! He was a very happy puppy when we brought him home; tired from a week of playing and long countryside walks.
We really would not trust anyone else to look after our pooch now we have met Jess. I could not recommend Tails & Trials Newbury highly enough - superb! "
Mia & Ben Suggitt
Mia and Ben Suggit owners of Bear
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