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Exeter and Torquay Dog Boarding in Devon. Gary Shufflebotham

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails

Max Eastman, Enjoyment of Laughter
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:07
Nelson sleeping on the sofa during his Devon Dog Holiday

Hello Gary,

just a quick message to thank you and Mike in Brixham for a fabulous service and a wonderful Carer for our dog Nelson while we were away.

When we picked Nelson up we genuinely got the impression that both Mike and Nelson had had a wonderful week. We will definitely be using you again in the future.

Thank you very much.


Jeff, Devon 

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 08:51
Magnus relaxing on his Devon Dog Boarding Holiday with Wagging Tails

Hi Gary,

We had a lovely holiday and it was such a weight off our minds knowing that Magnus was in good hands while he was staying with you. It was really nice for him to be in a friendly home environment instead of a kennel. 

We will definitely recommend you to any friends or family visiting the area and we will definitely be in touch next time we are visiting.

Thanks again,

Lydia and Toyin, Devon. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 13:37
Jack Russell, Saffie, enjoying her dog holiday with Devon Dog Carer Pat

Our 7 year old Jack Russell Saffie had a fantastic 5 star short break holiday with Pat. She was made to feel at home from the first moment we took her across to meet Pat and her dog Bella. Pat kept us up to date with texts each day telling us what Saffie had been up to and we also received photos of her during her walks on the beach and whilst lounging at home.

We’re sure that Saffie enjoyed her time with Pat and Bella as she was loved, cared for and was thoroughly spoilt. We also know that Pat enjoyed having her to stay and would love to have her back again. It was very reassuring to know that your beloved pet was safe and happy and enjoying her time away from you.

Many thanks to Pat and Gary for all of their assistance.

Best wishes,

Mickey, Tina and Saffie, Devon. 

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 15:51
Zelah relaxing on holiday with Wagging Tails Devon Dog boarding

Dear Gary,

Thank you for your letter and lovely photos of Zelah. She had a great time with Pat and Norman.

We are really pleased with the service provided by Wagging Tails. We go away very rarely as we've always disliked putting our 9 year old shih tzu, Zelah into kennels. We found Wagging Tails online and contacted Gary who was really helpful and suggested Pat and Norman who were lovely and welcoming.

Zelah had a super time away and didn't seem to miss us at all! We have already booked our next weekend away without that worry about who will look after Zelah.

We have no hesitation in recommending Wagging Tails for their professionalism, communication and friendliness.

Kind regards,

Jo, Devon

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 13:30
Feebee enjoying a relaxing break on her Torquay dog boarding holiday

Hi Gary, 

I would like to say how delighted I was to be introduced to Jen and Steve, they are such lovley people.
Jen and Steve are perfect for Fee, my tebbie, to visit or go on holiday to. She doesn't get upset or anxious... amazing because she is 15! 

Jen and Steve  make Fee feel at home and spoil her so much I don't think she wants to come back sometimes!  I never feel worried about Fee when im away. They look after her like she is their own.

Thankyou Gary for matching my little girl with a great couple, and thankyou for making it as painless as possible... you do a stunning job.

Lots of love,

Dyan and Fee (or Wheezle as we call her sometimes!), Paignton.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 20:11
Bracken enjoying his Torquay dog boarding holiday

We were most impressed by the whole service offered by Wagging Tails.

From the moment I contacted Gary I received a friendly and efficient response. The questions he asked about Bracken and our requirements were very appropriate and helped us to feel that Wagging Tails knew how to match a dog to its temporary carers and to make their stay as pleasant as possible. Booking and other administration was efficient and appropriate.

At our first meeting Jen and Steve were warm and welcoming and quickly formed a good relationship with Bracken. They found out what they needed to know and also about Bracken’s particular likes and any dislikes so that we felt she would settle well in this calm, appropriately structured household. Sure enough it seems that ‘a good time was had by all’.

We shall certainly use Wagging Tails (Torquay) again.

Rosie. Topsham, Exeter.

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 15:46
Jean enjoying her Newton Abbot dog boarding holiday

Wagging Tails is more than a home from home, it's five star service delivered by happy, caring, professional dog lovers.

We needed to find 1-to-1 care for our small dog at short notice and Gary answered my email within an hour. We had a telephone conversation and within two days we had met the host family and all was set for our dog to have her own five star holiday. It was as if I had dropped my dog off at family friends; no worries about her care or how she would settle.

Wagging Tails is my first port of call when we need to travel and cannot take the smallest member of our family.

Caroline, Newton Abbot

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 15:06
Sancho on his Paignton dog boarding holiday

Sancho was boarded with Wagging Tails in October 2014. He didn't take to his first minder and Gary pulled out all the stops to find a suitable replacement sitter. He did this the same day and monitored his behaviour for the full time we were away. He was boarded with Heather, whom he liked immediately and settled with her for the rest of the holiday. Gary went daily to make sure all was ok.

Gary exceeded expectations and we would have no hesitation in boarding Sancho with Wagging Tails in the future.

Maureen, Paignton