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'Great service and Paula's a lovely, personable lady. Hudson loves his walks and sleeping all evening/night shows it! Couldn't recommend enough!' George 29th March 2016

'Absolutely fab, my dog felt right at home straight away and came home clean, dry and tired. Couldn't be happier. Would recommend' Elisha 11th April 2016

'We moved to Bristol a few weeks ago with Otto our 10 month old Dachshund and our new 10 week old Heidi. We both work full time so needed some help, especially with the little one. Paula came highly recommended and did not disappoint. The puppies love their visits and Paula is always sure to let you know how they went and post pictured of the visits on her page. We would highly recommend Paula to anyone. She has a good knowledge of dogs and we feel 100% comfortable leaving them in her hands' Sarah 1st May 2016

'We have never left Eli anywhere before, and he isn't that sociable with other dogs, so when I dropped him off to Paula I was a little nervous! She said he'd be fine, and boy was she right. The photos she puts on Facebook are great for putting your mind at rest and you can see what fun they are having. Nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended' Ruth 24th May 2016

'Paula and her hubby are the nicest people you could hope to have as dog sitters! From the moment I met them I knew Buzz would be loved and well cared for. On collection I knew that I hadn't been wrong. What a happy little dog he is. Thank you so much! Can't wait to see you all again' 

Elli 5th June 2016

'Lola's back from her sleepover with Retro and his family, she's had a fab time and was really well taken care of. Looking forward to next time' Charlene 12th June 2016

'We are so pleased that we have found Retro and Friends. We were recommended to give them a go and have never looked back. We have 2 dogs. 1 is my old girl who loves going out for a sniff, not the sort of dogs most walkers want as can be boring, so they have been very accommodating. They take Artie out for a good walk/run with the other dogs and then come back and take Lily out for hers on her own even if she does need a little carry home. You can tell they do this job because they love animals and even if you have an issue with your dog they don't dump you, they try to help with the situation which is what its all about. Would recommend these guys without any hesitation once you meet them you know your beloved pets are in safe hands. Keep it up, you are doing a great job'  Jayne 4th August 2016

'Lacey goes to Retro and Friends every Monday and Wednesday and absolutely loves it! Paula is fantastic, not only does she walk Lacey but she takes her back to hers for the afternoon whilst i'm at work so she's not on her own for too long. Very reliable, trustworthy and accommodating. Highly recommended!' Alex 4th August 2016

'After being recommended by my vets, I contacted Retro and friends for day care for my lil munchkin Poppy. After a visit, myself and my husband knew that Poppy would be well looked after and that she would have an amazing time. Poppy spends 2-3 days a week there and has also stayed for the weekend and always comes home very happy and content. She often sits by the front door waiting to see if today's the day she is going. She loves being there and has made some lovely friends. I hope she has many more days/weeks/years with Retro and Friends. I highly recommend. I would like to say a massive thank you to Paula. She's an amazing person with a massive passion and love for dogs'  Mel 4th August 2016

'After recommendation and a meet and greet, our lurcher Flo had a fantastic weekend. We are booked in for a 2 week stay later in the year. I can honestly say I had no worries leaving her with Retro and Friends. Fab home from home for your beloved furry family member'

Michaela 7th August 2016

'Fantastic! Luna (my 6 month old, very big puppy) had a great time staying at Retro's. She stayed for just under 2 weeks and I think she enjoyed every minute of her stay. It was really lovely to see the photos of her while we were away, a really nice touch, even though some of them showed just how much of a pickle she can be! I would have no hesitation in recommending Retro & Friends. It's great to know your puppy is being looked after so well while you are away. We were so impressed we already booked Luna's next stay!' Keeley 2nd September 2016

'Buster has just returned from his first 4 day sty with Paula & her family and am pleased to hear he has changed her opinion of the Staffy breed.  He is such a softy who loves cuddling on the sofa, and appears there was plenty of that during his stay. We especially loved the daily photo posts that reassured us that he was having a great holiday & not missing us too much.  Would recommend Retro & Friends as a warm, loving, family environment where dogs are allowed to play, get plenty of exercise & socialisation with the other borders & day guests' Julie 9th September 2016

'Paula & her family have welcomed our giant breed dog Rufus into their home & hearts. Paula has worked closely with myself & my husband to introduce Rufus into day care, excepting that he has a very strong bond with us that often makes it difficult for others to walk him, as he is exceptionally stubborn. However Paula has persevered & has managed to both walk & care for him.  The Facebook updates are great 7 allow us to feel part of his day even when he is away from us. We really appreciate Paula's hard work & would highly recommend Retro & Friends' Vicky 11th September 2016

'Our Jack Russell Ed has just returned from an 8 day stay with Retro & Friends.  We approached them last minute after care for Ed during a holiday feel through a few days before.  Paula was amazing & quickly arranged a few meet & greets with Retro & bent over backwards to arrange cover as she was away that weekend herself!  Ed had a wonderful time & was perfectly looked after.  He really was treated like one of the family.  We felt assured that Ed had been left in good hands & the daily photo updates really did put our minds at rest.  Of the back of this we're having Ed walked by Paula on a weekly basis to allow Ed to continue the doggy friendships he's made.  I cannot recommend Retro & Friends enough' 

Rob 30th September 2016

'Absolutely brilliant! We were having trouble with our little Jack Russell, and Paula and the team at Retro and Friends have been a massive help with hints and tips and helping us through every step.Both of our dogs love going out with Paula and the team and we would not choose any other company to help us with both of them! Thank you so much!' Harriet 10th October 2016

'Buster and Tizzy had a great time yesterday and we felt they were in caring and competent hands.'   

Dave Muttram 9th January 2017

'Darla loves to see Paula and co. I love seeing the pics and knowing she is in safe hands. Thanks for doing an amazing job.' Kirstie French 27th January 2017

'Paula and the team are absolutely amazing!!! Highly recommend.' Agata 29th January 2017

'Willow is one very happy puppy after her stay with Retro and his friends today. I can't praise Paula enough, not only did she accomodate Willow atshort notice for me, but she is so kind and caring and treated Willow like her own pup and made me feel really relaxed about leaving her in her care.Would totally recommend Paula and her team.' Jaime 5th April 2017

'Fantastic all round. Highly recommended and very reliable.' Dave 29th April 2017

'Retro & Friends looked after our chocolate Labrador Millie for a week. I can't thank them enough. Millie was very well looked after and made to feel at home. I was able to see her in pictures on walks with the other dogs which was very reassuring. I would thoroughly recommend them to everyone. Thank you Paula & team.'

Karen 11th August 2017

'Retro & Friends have been carrying out home visits and group walks for our puppy for the last few months and have been amazing. They are reliable, flexible, and go above and beyond. Its great to see photo updates each day. Would highly recommend!' Siobhan 18th August 2017

'Just collected our Bailey after his stay for a few days. He is shattered but was well looked after including still getting his cuddles from Paula and meeting loads of new waggy tailed friends. If anyone is concerned about using these guys, as entrusting someone to look after your most loved family member is hard, look no further. they truly treat them as part of the family x.' Elaine 22nd August 2017

'Paula and her team are just fab. We have had a lot of obstacles to overcome on our journey with our two boys and she has gone above and beyond to help us from day 1. Her team have had to walk into our house into some not nice scenes and have continued to help and offer advice. I can't thank them enough x'

Catherine 4th September 2017

'Pippa always enjoys herself when she is looked after by you and your team. She comes home knackered every time and I love seeing all the pictures when she has been out on walks. If you are thinking about joining Retro & Friends, you should. I would not take my little girl anywhere else! Thank you for always looking after her.'

Sarah 4th September 2017

'Paula and her team always take great care of our Ruby. They are always so helpful with any late changes we need to make to her visits and offer suggestions with any problems we are having with her training. It's great peace of mind knowing that whilst we are at work, Ruby is being cared for running around with new friends and of course still getting an opportunity to chew on her sticks.' David 26th September 2017

'Teddy has been looked after on an ad hoc basis by Retro & Friends for the last 3 months. We're going through a few challenges at the moment with him and Paula and the team are always incredibly understanding and supportive, particularly in putting my mind at rest when I've had to leave for work shortly after giving him a telling off. Their service and advice is first class and they've gone over and above at every stage throughout Teddy's journey with them to ensure that he has lots of fun and is at ease in their company. He loves going out and on the days where they don't visit, he hops up to look out the window when he hears one of their cars pull up to go in to our neighbours' house and gives me a look as if to say 'why can't I go out to play today'?...Testament to how much he loves everyone! Thank you so much x' Ashleigh 1st February 2018

A massive thank you to Paula, the team & all the pets who made Teddy's stay so special for him. Great, caring & professional service provided. Everyone went that extra mile to ensure the best care. Great photos on this page too which really reassure owners! Thank you for Teddy's week of lots of fun xx' Jade 4th March 2018

'From his very first walk, Dozer has had the best time ever. Paula and the team are so kind and fully understand the quirks of all dogs in their care. Paula has also taken every opportunity to advance her knowledge of dog care - first aid and psychology courses for instance.' Beryl 6th July 2019

'Couldn't recommend Paula and her team more. Our crazy cocker spaniel Ralph has been on walks, day care & boarding wit R&F ever since he was a puppy. After moving out of area, I was really sad to have to find somebody new. I'm so pleased that Pauls still welcomes Ralph for boarding as I always know he is very well looked after! R&F treat every animal as if it were their own - nothing is ever too much trouble... even when your dog is super clingy & loves to roll in poo! They go above & beyond to make sure all animals are cared for & have a brilliant time! Also love the picture updates as it assures you that your pet is having the best times in their company! Thank you once again for looking after Ralph whilst we were away xx' Georgie 23rd May 2022

'Retro & Friends is the only place we'll take our old Jack Russell. We have used them for 5 years and i'm sure our dog prefers being there than at our house! It's a home away from home. Paula is trustworthy, hard working and well liked, which shows in how busy they are and their waiting lists. Other dog walking/boarding businesses come and go as people think it's an easy job. Retro & Friends will out last them all for their professionalism, safety and kindness. They have a waiting list for a reason, so don't settle for a chancer who has lots of availability - there is a reason for that too!' Rob 5th January 2023

'Paula and her team have been walking our dog and providing visits to our cat when we go away for over 5 years now. They really are the best around. They have taken the time to get to know our dog, understand her body language, matching her with other dogs perfectly for walks. They are reliable and communicate regularly. I would recommend if you are looking for someone who you'll trust 100%'   Harriet 2nd January 2023

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