What our customers say

Just collected our GWP Eric from Swinhope after an 11 night stay. This was his first time staying with Nicola and he actually didn’t want to leave (seriously it was a bit of an effort to get him in the car!)... that’s how fantastic it is. It really is a home from home and he was one happy healthy dog after his holiday! It was great for us to see photos of him running about having fun with the other dogs while we were apart. We would absolutely recommend Swinhope to others and will definitely book Eric back in the next time we have to leave him.
— Sonya Galloway
Very bold statement, but Nicola runs the best Dog Boarding and Daycare in the North of England, our two dogs have had an absolute ball and loved their stay, played all days made new dog friends and came home so happy. Very professional and friendly service. Nicola clearly loves dogs and makes sure they enjoy their stay. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and will always send our dogs to Nicola for their holidays.
— Mark
We thought that we were having all the fun on our holiday, until we looked at the photos of our two boys paddling in the burn and having a ball with their new best pals, Ollie and Bailey! We felt completely confident leaving our dogs with Nicola, especially as Max, our golden doodle, has Addison’s disease and so needs a bit of extra care. We’ve tried kennels before and felt anxious about leaving them, but Nicola provides a genuine home from home bespoke service, and it’s clear that she’s both knowledgeable and caring. It was great to see regular photo updates throughout the holiday, and both our boys have come home completely fit, happy and relaxed and, I suspect, wondering how soon they can go back.
— Sarah

Meg loves staying with Nicola when we go on our holidays up North! She has lots of fun running in the fields and is always knackered when we pick her up which is lovely after a weeks holiday!
— Claire

Nicola has taken care of my dogs for a while now regularly took them for walks feeds and everyday care when I was working late or all day Nicola is friendly trustworthy and knowledgable of dogs and my dogs were always happy and relaxed when I got home all the signs of a good walk, thanks Nicola
— Megan

I had never left my dog Rags for more than a few hours and was very upset at the thought of leaving her for a whole two weeks whilst I went on holiday! I needn’t have worried, Rags settled in very well and now looks forward to her visits and sleep overs. Nicola treats my dog like part of the family, I wouldn’t take her anywhere else.
— Sara