Please take a moment to read some of the Testimonials that have been kindly provided by Diamond Dogs customers. Contact details can be provided upon request


“Our lurcher girl, Jeff, has just spent a week with Catherine while we were on holiday. She came home looking just as happy as we did! Catherine sent us updates and photos while we were abroad which showed Jeff having the most amazing time. It was the first time we had left her with anyone other than family, but the care she received was incredible! Highly recommended!”
Mabel Blue,
I was so very concerned when I decided to go back to work and had to find a reliable dog walker for  our new cockapoo Teddy. All my worries were completely alleviated when Catherine came over to meet both myself and Teddy.  Teddy responded so well to Catherine, it is abundantly clear Catherine has a natural affinity with animals. In the 12 months Catherine has been dog sitting Teddy she has never once let me down.  She has always given plenty of notice of any holidays she may have ( not many) and where possible suggesting alternative cover.  Catherine regularly sends me pictures of Teddy on his moorland walks which is always so lovely to see.  Great communication is standard for Catherine, always quick to reply to any text messages.  Having found Catherine as our dog walker we have complete peace of mind that Teddy is in exceptionally good hands and we all feel very very lucky.
Andrea Knapton,
Catherine has been looking after Porter for 3 months now and is helping us all through those puppy needs.  I come home to a happy and well loved puppy who if he could speak would no doubt share all the fun and excitement he has enjoyed during the day with the other ladies and dogs in his life.  He is having a better social life than we do.  Thank you all for your continued help, support and love for Porter.
Karen Miller,
“Catherine has been boarding my two sausage dogs on a weekly basis since January 2015 when circumstances meant I needed to work away part of the week. She has been a complete godsend. She is conscientious and reliable and numerous times has gone above and beyond the call of duty. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without Catherine. The girls have a great time with her (I can tell from the photos) and always come back calm and tired. They love her and Barney (the handsome lurcher) and I know she keeps them in mind even when they’re not with her. Being able to leave the girls with total confidence and without guilt or worry means everything to me.”
Eimear Mc Allister,


“Catherine has been caring for our two border collies on a regular basis for over two years. We do not need her every day and Catherine has always been very accommodating should we need her help at very short notice. Given the age difference between our dogs and their very different temperaments, we are thrilled ….”
Dr Jane Brooks,
“Catherine and team are a godsend. I needed a dog walker who is experienced and confident with socialising my dog. My dog was a little nervous with other dogs but after Catherine’s help socialising her she an angel! I’m very happy leaving my dog with Catherine when in on holiday knowing that’s shell have the best care and the best bed of her choosing.”
Lizzi Hunt,
“Maisie has stayed at Diamond Dogs so many times that she seems to have become one of the family. As a lifetime dog owner I am so grateful to Catherine for providing such a loving secure home where Maisie can spend her holidays. Knowing she is safe and happy means we can enjoy our own time away so much more.”
Kim Wynn, Halifax
“Maisie wanted to rate Diamond Dogs herself!’ For accommodation, food, service, activities and overall experience I award Diamond Dogs 5 Golden Bones!! ‘”
Maisie Wynn, Halifax
“Just over a year ago I inherited Ted, the family dog. He was too big, ill-trained and under-socialised. I worked long hours and knew that without help he would have to be moved on again.
Catherine at Diamond Dogs got involved and has been walking him reliably every weekday since. Ted has also been to stay with her when I’ve been away. She has gone far beyond simple dog-walking and over-nighting. Catherine has put careful thought into Ted’s training and socialisation.
The effect has been dramatic. Ted is calmer, better-behaved and happier. And what’s more, I have had peace of mind knowing that Ted is well looked after, exercised and stimulated when I can’t be there. I genuinely think that I could not have kept Ted without Catherine’s assistance.
I would not hesitate in recommending Diamond Dogs services.”
Paul Smith,
“Cath has walked Fudge for some years. He is a chocolate brown Doberman and is a loyal member of Cath’s “dog club”. Cath collects Fudge each morning and he spends his day up on Norland, Cragg or Midgley Moors. He is a happy dog because of the time he spends both with Cath and the dogs who attend “dog day club”. I have no hesitation in recommending Cath. She cares for the dogs in her care as if they were her own and their safety is her paramount concern at all times. She has also taught Fudge to walk to heel which is no small achievement given his strength and size.
When my husband and I have gone on holidays Cath keeps Fudge at her home. He is again treated like one of the family and this allows us piece of mind knowing he is not just in kennels and one of many. I admit Fudge is spoilt and that is how I see Cath’s business. Fudge has a great life because of Cath. She is flexible and very reliable. She provides amble notice if plans need to change and also picks up Fudge at short notice if our work commitments change at short notice and he needs to stay late and/or overnight.
We couldn’t have a dog and certainly not such a happy one without Cath and her day care.”
Rachel Jones,
“I can honestly say my dogs love Catherine!! Catherine has been taking my dogs for walks for the last couple of years and they love it! Every time Marley (retriever) and Buddy (chocolate lab) have been out with Catherine they can’t stop woofing on about their adventure! They love exploring new woods, muddy puddles, boggy fields and wet rivers just so they can dirty Catherine’s van even more for her!
They are genuinely excited when they hear her van pull up outside for pick up and I feel so reassured that the boys love a day out with her! She has them walking nicely on the lead, no pulling, which shows they respect her and she is in charge.
The boys have also had a pyjama party at Catherine’s home when we went away for a weekend (to a very strange place that didn’t allow dogs?!) which they loved. We were sent pictures and text from the boys showing us the fun that they were having without us!
I would, and have recommended Catherine to anyone looking for a professional but dog fun loving person to care for their best friend whether that be a daily walk or a stay over pyjama party!
I definitely think my boy consider her to be one of their pack!”
Claire and Amy, The Lamppost cafe
“Ben is always very pleased to see Catherine and happily trots out to climb in her van whenever she turns up. We have left him with Catherine for longer periods whilst we have been away on holiday and can’t take him with us. Whilst we are away we get texts and sometimes even photos giving us pupdates on how he is doing.
Catherine has two dogs of her own and Ben settles well with them both.
If you are thinking of starting to use Catherine as a walker for your dog then ask her for my details and I will happily answer any questions you might have.”
Keith ,
“I am so pleased that I found Catherine to look after my King Charles Cavalier. It makes such a huge difference to me to be able to go to work knowing that Chester is being well looked after and gives me peace of mind. Chester adores Catherine and loves going to stay for a mini holiday if I have to go away for the weekend as she also offers home boarding. She was also fantastic when Chester was ill and helped me to care for him which was vital in aiding his recovery.

The service is completely reliable and professional and I feel totally relaxed knowing my house keys are in safe hands. Catherine is really flexible with dates and goes out of her way to accommodate last-minute requests. I would highly recommend Catherine to anyone who is looking for a dog walker or home boarding – it’s a real joy to know your pet is in the safe hands of someone who so obviously loves dogs!”

Kate Brady ,