Testimonials & References

Dog Sitting Testimonials



“I met Poppy fourteen years ago, when she owned a Miniature Schnauzer. Her dog was very well loved with no expense spared for her comfort and well-being.  She was also well trained and behaved beautifully.  So much so, that I had no hesitation in booking Poppy to look after my Standard Poodle, whilst away on holiday and business trips.  Dogs love her and vice versa!  She is a calm, reliable and trustworthy companion for any dog. I cannot recommend her highly enough”.

Mr R Hall, Retired Country House Director, Hamptons International, Devon



“Poppy has dog sat for me on several occasions now, when I go to visit family abroad. I have a rather ageing but lovely West Highland White terrier, who is very spoilt but also a big softie!  He hates it when I go away. However, as soon as Poppy enters my home he has packed my bags for me!

I wouldn’t trust him with anyone else but Poppy has the magic touch and I feel totally at ease going away knowing he is in very safe hands.  Thank you so much Poppy for looking after my home and my dog.  We both very much appreciate your time, effort and above all kindness.  Every home should have a “Poppy”!

Mr R Hammond, Ex Head Purser (Concorde & First Class 747 Cabin Crew) British Airways, East Sussex.



“I just wanted to say that Poppy proved to be a real life saver over an alternately exciting and frightening long weekend with Labrador puppies being born (six, of which survived) and lots of people coming and going. It is all a bit calmer now and tomorrow Jenny and I are taking my 88 year old mother to France for a few days”.

Mr J Dundas, Brocus Farm, Hampshire



“Poppy has looked after my Jack Russell terrier on three occasions now and I trust her absolutely with my ‘little boy’! She has a calm and caring manner and he feels happy and comfortable with her.  I am so pleased to have found her!

Mrs M Layton, Costume Designer (‘Star Wars’), Pinewood Studios, London







“Poppy worked for me over a number of years as my House Manager/PA and Social Secretary in Chelsea, where I entertained regularly. She organised the household in all its aspects proving to be resourceful, intelligent, discrete and very loyal.  She dealt effectively with tradesmen, suppliers, interior designers and organised the work of domestic staff with care and efficiency.  She arranged lunch/dinner parties handling every aspect and occasionally cooking herself, which varied from traditional to international and very imaginative.  She also dealt with numerous ‘special projects’ for me bringing a positive attitude to every task.  I recommend her very highly for any similar position”.

Baron DA von Buch, Associate Partner, Stanhope Capital, London



“It has come to my attention that Poppy is leaving the ‘Eights Marina’ office for Carter Jonas in Cambridge after the successful completion of her assignment. I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks and gratitude to her.  Her outstanding professionalism and enthusiasm has made our transition into the ‘Eights Marina’ as smooth as can be possible.  I wish her all the success and prosperity in her future dealings”.

Ambassador Abdullah Al Kharusi, Eights Marina, Cambridge



“Kit and I have enjoyed having you here very much indeed and we are both tremendously sorry to lose you. You have looked after us most beautifully with your culinary skills.  We both want you to know that if ever you find yourself wanting to return south and are looking for work here again, we would love to have you back.  Thank you for all you have done for us”.

Mrs A Barker-Mill & Rear Admiral Kit Layman, Coast House, Lymington



“Thanks so much for being part of the production. It would not have been possible without yours (House Manager, Englefield Manor) and the rest of the household team’s hard work.  On behalf of the whole production team, a massive Thank You!”

Paul McDonagh, Production Secretary, ZigZag TV Productions, London