Client Testimonials & Reviews
Mrs P, Hornsea
Mr & Mrs L, West Yorkshire
Mr & Mrs H, Bridlington
Jack (Cocker Spaniel), Beverley
Mr & Mrs M, Gembling
Mrs T, Beverley
Mrs L, Willerby
love these guys and they’re all so passionate about their work. my dog loves it here he doesnt even notice we’re leaving haha x
highly recommended our dogs go in for day care. great staff and owners. The dogs rush to get in they love the place and I know our dogs are well looked after. brilliant place
What a lovely place mike and his staff do amazing job so friendly and caring no problem recommending this kennel to people Jackson loves the place clean and tidy you can go and have a look before you leave your pet nothing is a problem for them any special needs catered for just ask we have used warley Cross a few times now completely at ease with leaving Jackson (and we know he’s spoiled) 10/10 from us 👍
Can’t recommend Michael and his fantastic team enough! Always happy to accommodate my dogs needs, nothing is too much trouble, kennels are superb, lots of cuddles provided free of charge and always a warm and friendly greeting!
After looking around other kennels in the area we chose this one, 7 years ago and haven’t changed. Knowing Pippa is staying at Warley Cross Kennels while we are away puts our mind at ease. Lovely staff, nothing is ever too much trouble😃🐶🐾
I just cannot praise the owner, Michael, and the carers enough. They are the best kennels, and you can be sure I know what I’m talking about, as we , over the years have tried many. Michael is such an amazing guy, always pleasant and happy to see us and Mieka our baby. We drive 60 miles each way to put Mieka with Michael and the staff because we know she is going to get the care and love she deserves. You will not be disappointed in any way. God bless you ALL at Warley Cross. Xx🐾🐾
Vikki May Louise Fletcher
our little Bunchy stayed with these lovely guys while we were on our honeymoon for 3 weeks. he is a rescue and had lots of special needs, the team here made sure he was looked after so well, even sending us photos of him while we were away! thank you so much for making sure our boy had a happy holiday too!
We all love warley cross but especially Teddy our Boston terrier. He’s treated like one of the family and everyone there is truly happy to see him and have him stay, and I have to stay the feeling is mutual as he LOVES it there ❤️
I had been in the Rescue Kennels for two whole months alone with no visitors at all. I’d been in lots of different homes and kennels in my fifteen months before the Blackpool kennels! I think I was born at a puppy farm!
At this point dear human & dog reader, you may have read my previous story in July 2017 where I explain my demeanour. I believe Uncle Michael has put it on something called The Warley Cross Kennels website. My life has changed rather a lot in the last five months I can tell you, but all for the good mind!
Anyway the reason for writing is to tell you that very magical things happen at Warley Cross Kennels!
Let me explain, when I was rescued by my Mum & Dad from the kennels near Preston, the lady who’d been looking after me gave me a leaving present of a doggy toy. It was a pink squeaky Hippopotamus with four pink tails hanging down. It was given a name of “Octihip” for me know it by when I was playing with my other toys. It became one of my absolute favourite toys, the squeak died after a few days, well I am a German Shepherd after all. Anyway its condition became so bad my Mum had to make a new fabric covering. Unfortunately it became too ragged & my “Octihip” was no more!!!
A few weeks ago my Mum & Dad left me at Uncle Michaels kennels while they went away for a break. Now I wasn’t on my best behaviour that first night & started to show off by barking when it was “lights out” & I should have been sleeping. Uncle Michael came out to my kennel to check I was OK, which I was of course, just me misbehaving!
Then after Uncle Michael went back indoors I was thinking about my toys back at home & wishing I still had my “Octihip”. My kennel neighbour, a scruffy mongrel with a couple of bells fitted to his collar, they kind of made a jingling sound when he moved, asked me why I was so sad. When I’d finished explaining about my favourite toy to him, he told me about this Christmas time thing humans celebrate. He explained it in some detail about how you make a wish & if you believe strongly enough in miracles then those things you wish for could come true! Well I wished really hard for a new pink “Octihip” just like my original. But I knew deep down it wasn’t likely to arrive as my Mum & Dad had been looking in all the pet shops & garden centres for ages, but just couldn’t find one anywhere.
Mum & Dad came back & picked me up & we went home. They started to do something called Christmas shopping, going off for what seemed like hours. One day I heard a squeaking sound coming from a bedroom from where I was banned. I could hear a lot of paper rustling going on but nothing came out of the bedroom!
Christmas Day arrived. I had two presents from Father Christmas.
Mum & Dad got me one, it was a rather large squeaky rugby ball, haven’t burst it yet!
The second present was from anonymous, it was my brand new pink “Octihip” just like my first favourite toy!
So maybe the dog in the next kennel knew something after all.
Was he linked to Father Christmas or even our own dog version Father Christmas……….?
From Willow in East Hull xxxx Willow (German Shepherd from Hull) Christmas Story In Her Own Words
Mummy says we have come home all chilled out and relaxed, which I guess is a good thing you humans like. We had a great time so thank you to you and everyone who played with us.
Echo Echo the Samoyed, Brandesburton
He is absolutely shattered he did mention that girls who work in the kennels shower him with cuddles so I need to up the cuddle counter at home 😀!
Jet is missing you all! Thank you again, you all do a fabulous job. Mrs R, Driffield
We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Mr & Mrs E, Bridlington
See you again in September!
Many thanks again. Mrs M, Driffield
I must admit I was a bit of a wayward girl, I know commands you humans give, but generally I try to ignore them. I’m protesting against the way I’ve been treated previously I suppose! But my Mum & Dad aren’t strangers to my breed, I understand there have been four other GSD’s before me so I don’t get away with much.
Well when my Mum & Dad had lost their last GSD Sheba & were looking to get another (me) they checked out a few kennels beforehand.
My Uncle Michael’s kennels at Warley Cross was found to be the best dog hotel you could imagine!
So after I was brought home & I felt comfortable & a bit more secure, Mum & Dad took me to meet Uncle Michael. Uncle Michael has his own GSD’s so again I was readily accepted there by him & his lovely staff. On the first meeting I was introduced to George, Uncle Michael’s own GSD, I barked & showed off, but he barked back, not quite sure what he’d said as I was running so fast in the opposite direction. Yes George it’s your territory for sure!!!!
Anyway the first visit only lasted half hour or so & we went all over the kennels site, wow, I’ve been in lots & lots of kennels in my short life but nothing quite like this one! I found out you even get a sausage to yourself when it’s time to go to bed! Can you believe that. Michelin star cuisine I call that!
Three exercise sessions a day in a secure compounds on your own so you don’t have to compete with the other guests, very clean beds (yuk I hate a clean bed), heating if you feel a bit nippy & lots off company (human & canine). You can even have a shampoo & set if your Mum & Dad ask for it (yuk again).
But because of my background it was decided that I should visit whilst out with my Mum & Dad a few times before staying. This was OK so I then went for half a day stay, then a full day. Now I’m more comfortable with everything I go for much longer now. I don’t bark half as much as I used too either.
Uncle Michael & his staff say I’m becoming a really good girl. It now looks like I have a forever home & a hotel when my Mum & Dad need a break where I can’t go.
So to all you dogs, oh & cats (grrrrrrrrrrrr) tell your Mum & Dad about my story & I might get to meet you there one day. I’m still a bit noisy so you’ll know when I arrive, still showing off a bit I suppose.
P.S. Don’t forget about the bedtime sausage guys, not too sure what the cats get; a fish perhaps?
P.P.S I did need a bit of help with the typing, I kept hitting the wrong keys with my big paws! Thank you Dad.
Thank you Uncle Michael & your wonderful staff for your hospitality I hope to stay with you again very soon.
From Willow in East Hull xxxx Willow (German Shepherd from Hull) In Her Own Words!
With this said we had a fantastic break knowing our pets were in safe hands. Mr & Mrs C, Bridlington
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