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  1. Susan and Clinton provide a first class boarding service, and often at short notice. We have had to use them 4 times, this year, due to family emergencies. It's very clear that they really care for their little guests. Almaza has always returned home happy and doesn't sulk for days! We would have no hesitation in recommending them.

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  2. Val Alden Happy New Year, thanks for all your great work xx

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  3. Steve Joyce Leya enjoyed her stay over Christmas, totally knacked after with all the playtime, thanks Susan and Clinton, see you again in April

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  4. Chris Howard-Haggerty Happy New Year to you both. Monte enjoyed his stay, thank you

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  5. Happy New Year to you both thanks for looking after Midnight and all the care you give her

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  6. Colin West Thank you guy's you do a great job Happy New year russ colin and Noah woof xx

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  7. And a very happy new year to both of you too. Also, many thanks for caring for Button so well earlier this month.
    Warmest wishes, Jackie & Button

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  8. Hi Clinton and Sue,

    Doggie Day Care.
    Many thanks for looking after Bryan our Welsh terrier.
    It was great to see him so excited to see you both, he always dragged me up the drive to your gate ! he also loved his treats.
    So glad we found your super kennels, it allowed us to visit more places on our holiday.
    We will be back next year !
    Many thanks.

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  9. We discovered the Dog Grove on recommendation and haven't looked back since. In our minds our dog genuinely considers it a holiday to stay with Clinton and Sue ... she always returns to us invigorated and full of beans! Its a beautiful countryside location where the dogs have lovely individual runs in the Orange groves as well as plenty of good walks to enjoy. We were both new dog owners late in life and have valued the tips and advice Clinton has given us when we have asked him which had made Ambar's life better. So many thanks!
    We had actually never checked your web site out before so thought it was about time we gave a few comments.
    Our late Cat Sadie also stayed at the Dog Grove so we also have experience of the first class facilities they have too for the Cats.
    Nice people who really care. Recommended without hesitation!

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  10. Have just finally calmed down two very excited dogs after collecting them from a long weekend at the Dog Grove. This was their third visit and clearly they have had a wonderful time, not sure they wanted to come home, they kept jumping out of the car to slobber Clinton!! Pepper and Scrappy are not used to spending time with people outside the family, Pepper is particularly nervous but I think we can safely say Clinton and Susan are obviously "family" now.
    Thank you so much and to Kevan who was there to greet us on Friday.

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  11. Dear Susan and Clinton,
    I just want to say how really happy I am with the care you have always shown to our dog Tommy who always seems content to be there for his holidays even though he is quite demanding and lively. He has stayed there three times so far and I am sure he will enjoy his next trip there.
    Kind regards and many thanks.
    Ian Orzel

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  12. We just want to say that this cattery is the best one we have ever used, our cats are so happy and healthy when we pick them up. The care and attention that Susan and Clinton give our cats is so obvious when we drop them off, they immediately ignore us and go straight to Susan and Clinton for cuddles. We would never leave our cats anywhere else and hope to be using The Dog Grove for many years to come as we go back to the UK fairly regularly. Their love of animals is so obvious, one of our cats suffers with health problems, but she is always so well when we pick her up. Thank you both for the exceptional way you care for our beautiful 3 cats, we never worry when they are with you.

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  13. Hi Susan and Clinton,
    We called today to return the cat box but you weren't in so we left it on
    top of the wall. I hope you found it.
    Thank you so much for looking after the cats so well. I can't believe how
    content and healthy they looked when they came home. It was as if they had
    never been away. The two of you are true animal lovers and it shows in the
    way the cats reacted to you both. They immediately felt comfortable around
    you.
    Take care and thank you again.

    Kind regards
    Carol

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  14. Hi Susan & Clinton,

    A massive thank you for looking after our 2 dogs Kiera(Spanial) & Sam(Doberman). I came to visit the kennels and explain how Sam was frightened of strangers especially men both dogs were with me that day Susan & Clinton came out to the car to meet them Clinton sat in the back with the dogs he never touched Sam but made a fuss of Kiera when i turned around Sam was giving Clinton kisses i was amazed as it takes Sam a long time to trust people this totally put me at ease about leaving my dogs with Susan & Clinton.
    This was also the first time the dogs had been in kennels, if i need to go away i now have the perfect place to leave Kiera & Sam and feel totally relaxed about it.

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  15. Hi Susan and Clinton, just to say a big than you for looking after Buster the Boxer for us at such short notice. I was worried about leaving him so soon as we have only been in Spain for 7weeks. There was no need to worry he came back to us happy and healthy. Thank you so much I will certainly use you again and would recommend your services to anyone looking for quality care. Thank you again and we will see you next time. Jean,Clive and Buster

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  16. Hello Susan & Clinton



    I'm afraid that I have some news for you that is not too good. Due to an unexpected turn of events we are all returning to Cornwall on the 26th May 2013 and so will be leaving our dogs at a local kennels in Cornwall for our holiday in June. This was all totally unexpected and I do apologize very much for having to cancel, dates already booked with you.



    We appreciate the care given to Georgie, Benny & Otis whilst they have been in your care at the Kennels and they loved the Ritz kennel, I can truthfully say that yours has been the best kennels that any of our dogs have ever stayed in, here or in the UK.

    Once again many apologies

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  17. Dear Susan and Clinton,
    Jasko has now stayed with you 3 times in two months.We cannot thank you enough for the obvious love care and attention he has been given.We know The Dog Grove is a business but with an extra dimension-we feel that it is a labour of love for you both.Once again thank you and look forward to seeing you again.
    Kind regards,Ann and Adam(Oliva)

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  18. Thank you so much Susan & Clinton for taking care of our three Golden Retrievers while we were away for a break.

    Although always happy to come home again we could see that they were well cared for, happy and clean. Benny, unfortunately had a skin problem which needed attention daily plus medication; I was a bit concerned to be giving Susan & Clinton this problem, but they were not at all bothered and his skin was much better on collecting him.

    A very big thank you also for the large kennel and their ensuite area!

    We will certainly recommend The Dog Grove to our friends.

    Kind regards from
    John & Sue

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  19. Hi Susan,Clinton
    Just to thank you for the obvious care and attention you gave to Jasko.There were no sulks or hiding so he must have been more than comfortable.We will be more than happy when he comes in August and will have no reservations in recommending you.

    Kind regards Ann,Adam

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  20. I had to put my dog Buster and my cat Sere into kennels for the first time in their lives. Sere is not a problem a very laid back puss cat. Buster, however, is a very nervous dog who is frightened of everything, but when frightened he becomes aggressive. He also has medical problems and has to be given medication twice a day. I went round several kennels but when I met Susan and Clinton knew I had struck gold. I can only say that when I went to collect them at the end of their stay I found a very happy dog freely and joyfully giving Clinton licks and love in abandon. It was truly wonderful to see. Buster now has two other people he trusts and loves, and I know that I will never have to worry about kennels again.
    As for Sere, she was so happy that she even did her tickle my tummy trick on Clinton, and he fell for it.
    Susan , Clinton, thank you, you are both very special people.

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  21. I would like to post my experience and mostly that of my two ten year old dogs who have just returned from spending 11 days at "The Dog Grove" Kennels.
    One of my dogs is very afraid of men, as her first 6 months of life were spent in garbage pails and in the woods, and usually doesn't get along very well in strange places. It took us years to teach her love. WELL, to my delight and surprise when I went to fetch them yesterday, their joy with Clinton as he greeted me at the
    gate was already evident. As we went to leave she said her good byes to him with "kisses" like I have rarely seen her give before. Both of them were obviously
    very happy with their stay and for me that says it all! Both Susan and Clinton have been delightful and very caring towards me as well. I received emails with
    news most days and I thought they must have washed everything before I got there but, not the case, they just keep everything, dogs, cages, bedding and surroundings very clean!
    I would like to highly recommend this family cared for kennel. They are excellent with the important details of giving the animals that extra love that they need when
    "away from home", were very careful to follow the diet and medications of one of them who has heart problems and well, I just can't say enough.
    If you need to leave your family pet behind while you are on vacation, this is the place to do it. I will certainly repeat every time I need to with my eyes closed.

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  22. Dear Susan and Clinton,

    Just dropping you a line to say a HUGE thank you for taking such good care of Dana & Max for us over Christmas and New Year, they were so calm and joyful and settled when we were re united, their behaviour is a testimony in itself to the good care they must of received from you all. Thank you so much xx Be in touch again soon.

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  23. Hi Susan, Clinton and "the team",

    Just to say a big thank you for looking after Betty and Ruby whilst we were away.

    They came back looking good and well cared for and I will certainly recommend The Dog Grove to others.

    Regards.

    Sheila and Don


    and with love from Betty and Ruby

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  24. We would like to offer our sincere thanks for taking such good care of "Charlie" over Christmas. Your facilities are second to none, and we are already giving your details to our friends. Well done, you deserve to prosper. A 5 star hotel for pets!

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  25. Hi Susan & Clinton,

    Thank you so much for the care & attention you gave Alfie during his stay with you. We could see from his reluctance to leave that he had had a great time & we won't hesitate to bring him back for another holiday!

    The e-mails & progress reports, made his kenneling much easier for us. We are very pleased to have found you & will recommend you to our friends.
    Thank you once again , we wish you & your family A Happy New Year .

    Regards,
    Wendy & Brian Holmes

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  26. Everyone likes to get a good testimonial, but not everyone deserves one.
    Thank you Clinton and Sue, you do deserve a great testimonial. We know our old lady isn't the easiest to look after, but she seems to have been very well cared for and certainly happy.
    Many thanks and a very Happy New Year!

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  27. Our dog Betty had a wonderful time. It is great when returning to the UK to know your dog is in safe hands

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  28. Thank you so much for looking after my boys so well. They have obviously enjoyed their stay with you. Freddie not stopped eating since they've arrived! Both curled up next to me now. So great to have them back with me starting a new life in the UK. Thanks again

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  29. Just picked our cat up from their first stay in the cattery - nothing but good feedback to give.

    Fantasic cattery, everything and more that our cat needed

    Thanks Sue and Clinton

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  30. Thanks for looking after our dog, ben last week. He had a fab time and will be back in time for xmas along with our 2 cats
    Thanks again

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  31. Great kennels, great service and great prices - would recommend the quad bike circuit - tired our greyhound out and gave us a day off!

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  32. Thank you so much for taking care of our 3 labradors whilst we had a short break back to the UK. Our boys came home very happy and well exercised out!

    We've already booked for xmas!

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