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Thank you Nick for looking after crazy Miss Maisy this week as usual she has been well looked after and come back as crazy as ever but a bit more beautiful and with a lovely bandana! Thank you 🐶


Noah and Lilly have settled back down at home after their holiday.

Many thanks for the kindness and care you showed whilst they were with you.

It was clear when we picked them up, that they were very happy at Hayfields.

I think Phoebe (10) summed it up beautifully, saying, “They have not been this happy

when we kicked them up from the previous kennels we used”.

Hayfields care, may cost more, but you are getting the added bonus of piece of mind built in….

….and thats worth the extra, for sure.


Dear Nick and hayfields team,

We are just back from our holidays

and want to say how delighted we are

with the care and attention you gave

to Paddy & Bertie on their first stay

with you. I hope they weren't pests!

We will definitely use your facility

again and hope to rebook once we have

our holiday plans. I feel most reassured

that the dogs are safe and very

well cared for in your care....

Thankyou so much. Neil and Judi Moran And Bertie & Paddy xxx


Hi Nick, Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and everyone

who looked after the girls during their recent stay - they seem

to have had a great time and we loved the film on facebook!

See you next June if not before (space permitting)!

Many thanks again - it really is extremely reassuring to know

they're being so well looked after.

Nicola and Geoff


Hi ,

Its me Peggy!

I just wanted to say a big thank-you for letting me stay with you for my holiday's.

I had a lovely time and my mum and dad said I was 'full of beans' when I got home, I don't know what they mean by this but I think its good !

I can't wait to stay with you again and hope it won't be long before I can see you all again.

Lots of licks


p.s. thanks for looking after Peggy so well. It means so much to find a place like Hayfields that really take such good care of her. 


Ian & Julie Eustace 


Many thanks to Nick, Vic& Jo for looking after Rocco for a week. He returned home so happy and has made Nick his special friend. I think Rocco has been partying all night as the attached photograph taken the day after his return reveals all. Rocco slept for a few hours. See you all in October, and once again many thanks for the care given to Rocco. Bye Sheila & Bill


To Nick, Vic and Bev!

Thank you so much for looking after Macy so brilliantly on her first holiday at Hayfields – and it certainly won’t be the last!

She was so happy when I picked her up and obviously loves everyone there as her tail just wouldn’t stop wagging as she kept running up to all of you – Nick, you’ve worked your magic again :-) 

I was certainly anxious as she’s never been away from home before, but I needn’t have worried, I received my first text from Nick within an hour of me leaving to say she was settling in well and had made the perfect start! I’m not surprised she was happy – she was upgraded to a double room within minutes of arrival, and so much space to run around in, for a dog that loves to chase anything that moves this was doggy heaven!

Macys next stay will certainly be for longer, and I can say with confidence that she’s in the perfect care!

Clare Winfield    


Alison Bacon

Alfie has just returned from ' Nick and Vics' place.As usual Hayfields never fails to disappoint me with its lovely facilities and the individual care they show to each dog.Thank you


Geoff and Nicola Smith

Thank you so much for taking such good care of our beloved girls, Poppy and Rosie for us. We honestly can't thank you enough for allowing us to leave them with the confidence that they will be very well looked after. They look forward to seeing you all
again soon!


Hi Guys,

Thanks AGAIN for taking such great care of Roxi whilst we were off in sunny climbs, we never worry when she is on holiday with you all, you spoil her rotten !!! :)

See you again in April.


Sue and Roxi of course !



We really can't thank you enough and only wish we had discovered your wonderful care sooner.  In fact there was a time where we thought it wouldn't be possible to leave Archie at all as he was often poorly with a very sensitive tummy.  Your advice to change his food was invaluable and life changing for us all.  Archie's first holiday with you went better than we could have imagined, he was clearly very settled and happy. We know Archie will be delighted when he comes for his holidays with you in April, May and August.

Thank you! Claire & Jay

Just wanted to say a massive 'thank you' for caring for Bob and Teddie so well for the last two weeks.
They seemed very happy when we picked them up today and now they are home they've just settled back in as normal.
We are so relieved that their stay was successful and we have no hesitation in recommending Hayfields to other doggie 'mums and dads'. Compared to other dog boarding places we looked at before we finally chose Hayfields there is no comparison, what you are offering is simply the best. 

Just wanted to drop you an email of thanks, I think Max has had a lovely time with you all these past two weeks and he’s come home a very happy dog (extremely different to when he went another place last year). 

 He’s slotted straight back into family life, eating well and resumed his evening position next to the radiator last night

 So thank you so much for taking such good care of our boy and we shall see you next year.



Nick, Vic & co,

Just a note to say thank you for looking after Basil & Hector so well each time they stay with you....and I know hector is not easy!!

They always come home very happy and relaxed, and take no settling down at all.

Also they are so excited each time we bring them to you, so that tells us all we need to know!

Thanks again for giving us peace of mind.




"We just wanted to say a big thank you for looking after Maisy in May whilst we were away for a few days. It was her first time staying away from home in a kennels and so we wanted her to be happy during her time away which is why your website and wonderful reviews made us choose you for her first time away. Well we need not have worried she had a lovely time and was completely relaxed and pampered if a little camera shy for your Facebook hall of fame. Thank you for your advice regarding food too which we took on board and researched and are pleased to say changed her food and she and we haven't looked back! We would recommend you to everyone with dogs who want them to be loved and well cared for in a home from home. Maisy is looking forward to her next stay with you this autumn and hopefully a mention in the photo hall of fame! "

The Round family


Dear Nick and Staff

Thank you very much for taking such good care of our beautiful and much loved Angela. We know without doubt that we missed her more than she missed us and this was down to the care and attention you provide at Hayfields. Thankfully she was still very pleased to see us after our week away and returned home as if she’d never been away.

Best wishes

Kevin, Bill and Angie

Michelle, Steve and Lauren Hampton

I just want to say a huge thank you for looking after Max for us. He clearly had a wonderful time and seemed very relaxed. So relaxed he didn't even want to come home !!!

Leigh scott

Email Jun. 29, 2014

Thank you so much for looking after bailey so well.you can tell he enjoyed his stay at hay fields.all staff so friendly and caring.bailey will see you soon.lotsa love leigh nigel and big bailey.xxx

Jamie and Rebecca Lee

Email Jun. 16, 2014

A massive thank you to Nick and the team for looking after our 2 working cockers so fantastically well - we had no doubt they'd be in not only safe and experienced hands but would come home happy having had a fab time with you all....and they clearly have.
It was their first time away from home overnight but other than us missing them heaps, it obviously didn't faze them one jot. We're so very happy to have found you guys - as others have said you really have taken the worry away from leaving our such adored
doggies whilst we're away, we wouldn't leave them with anyone else! Belle and Digby send a huge thanks too and look forward to seeing you all again in September.

Karen Luciani

Email Jun. 7, 2014

A very,very big thank you for taking such good care of Jasper and Enzo.You have made an enormous difference to our lives. I was so worried about leaving Jasper and Enzo with anyone that my husband and I were missing out on family holidays. I then heard
about Hayfields and I can't praise you enough, you have cared for my two boys so well I'm not sure if they wanted to come home!! They obviously enjoyed their time with you, they seem so relaxed, play with you affectionately and follow you around. I bet they
think we're so boring compared with the good,fun time they have had with you. I'm sure they are looking forward to the next time and will be so excited to see you again......Thank you from all our family for taking the worry away and caring for our precious
very much loved boys.

Poppy Sommerville

Email Jun. 5, 2014

Thankyou Nick, Vic & Jo from the bottom of my heart for taking such great care of Harvey, Bonnie Bow & Chloe. Like many of your guests, I too feel we have found the Home from Home for my three Munchkins. From the guilt feeling of leaving them at Hayfields
to the amazing sight of picking them up 17 day's later & seeing how happy all three were. They were so relaxed, happy & content, beautifully groomed & not a care in the world, Bonnie even went back to her room from the office to seek out her toys. I cannot
emphasise enough how great Hayfields are with my Two Maltese & cheeky little Griffy. We will be back in a few weeks time with all three, I know they are going to have a super time. Kindest Regards Poppy.

Paul & Ann-Marie Derwin

Email May. 20, 2014

Once again a huge thank you to Nick, Vicki and team at Hayfields for taking such great care of our "Tessy Bear" who really did have a fantastic time and looking soooo forward to her next holiday with you all very soon

Kevin and Bill

Email May. 16, 2014

Hi Nick and Team.
We just wanted to send you all a very big “thank you” on behalf of ourselves and Angela for taking such good care of her over the last two days. It was enormously difficult for us to leave her (I doubt you noticed) as she is very
special to us, but, we do feel an enormous weight has been lifted from us, as we now know beyond doubt that she has somewhere to stay that is home away from home!

Anne & Malcolm Ogle.

Email May. 11, 2014

Hi Nick and Team. We were really worried about leaving our Cocker Spaniel puppy Jasper for the first time. Glad to find out he has been really well looked after whilst we were away. Thank you SO much.

Teresa & gordon Harris

Email Website Apr. 26, 2014

Dear Vic & Nick
thank you so much for taking such good care of our timid girl Violet. We really do appreciate the kindness that you have shown to her during her time with you. We couldn't & wouldn't leave her with anyone else.

Once again
many thanks.

Kind regards Teresa ,Gordon & Violet.

Kyte Family

Email Apr. 26, 2014

Our dog Freddie (Parsons Jack Russell) was a stray/rescue and has been in our family for just over 2 years.
Freddie is anxious around other dogs and we were a little concerned as to how he would cope at Hayfields Dog Hotel.
However, Nick and team
worked wonders with Freddie and he returned home after 17 days a very happy dog, and he has seemed far more relaxed during walks and has a calmer outlook on life.
Thank you Nick and Team! Freddie looks forward to seeing you again soon.
Kind regards
and many thanks, 
Karen, Tim, Lauren, Tamzin & Freddie


Email Apr. 13, 2014

Ozzie has returned to me yet again a bouncy and happy dog, he also feel so soft ! Thank you so much for taking care of him so well. It was the longest I've ever left him (23 days) and he hasn't sulked one bit, thanks again :)


Email Mar. 24, 2014

to nick and all the staff 
thank you so much for taking great care of my big boy. chad sends big kisses and hugs to you all
and look forward to spending time with you soon all the best thanks again stacie 

Sharon sexton

Email Mar. 1, 2014

Hi Nick and Vic, 

Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for looking after Ness. 

I love the fact she is so happy and delighted to be in your company, and is unsure who to welcome first, me or Vic!

You have a 5 star doggy hotel and
I have no doubts Ness is getting 5 star treatment. 

Ness says see you in May and she will be practising her Frisbee skills before she returns.

Thank you Sharon, Bill and Nessie.

Karon, Robert & Bailey-Bumble

Email Feb. 27, 2014

Hi Nick, it's Bailey-Bumble (aka PA to Managing Director) I just wanted to say a HUGE BIG THANK YOU for looking after me whilst mom & dad went off on holiday in January. I couldn't think of a better place to stay. Mom & Dad really didn't need to worry
about me, I had a FANTASTIC time & I can't wait to come back in August, in fact, my bags are packed ready!! ps, Mom & Dad also want to say a HUGE BIG THANK YOU TOO - they will never want to send me on holiday anywhere else and I am SO, SO GLAD xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Photo to follow, moms lost the one that was on the PC !!!

Karen Cowley. James lines

Email Feb. 20, 2014

Dear Nick and team at Hayfield . Thank you all very much for looking after Sam over the past four days . We appreciate the care and attention you gave him especially taking him into the staff cabin . Sam has come back home his happy normal self . See you
again soon regards .

Jackie and Mike Theaker

Email Feb. 3, 2014

Hi Nick, Vic and the team at Hayfields,
Holly the collie here...
Well what another wonderful stay I had at the weekend. I think you should add Doggie Spa to Hayfields Luxury dog hotel . Mum and Dad were concerned as I had injured my paw again but
no worries at Hayfields. I was allowed to rest on a luxury sofa and get the best fuss and attention any dog could wish for. It really is home from home for me and I can't believe I've been visiting you all for 2 years this month. Really looking forward to
my next stay.
Love Holly xxx Oh and Mum and Dad

Liz, Gary and Diesel

Email Jan. 18, 2014

Dear Nick and everyone at Hayfields,

We just wanted to say a very big thank you for the way that you have looked after Diesel for us, whilst we were away over Christmas and the New Year. 

Diesel is a real scaredy-cat and very nervous,
but he has clearly had a really lovely stay with you and Vic. Allowing him to stay inside and share the settee is above and beyond our expectations and we are very grateful for the love and attention that you have given him.

He will definitely
be coming back to see you again when we disappear on holiday again.

Best wishes,

Liz, Gary and Diesel Strain xx

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