Here what dog owners and dog minders have to say about the Guardians dog miding service.

Dog Minding Testimonials

we left our boys with Paula for four weeks over the christmas and new year period, and oh what a wrench it was to leave them, what with it being our 1st christmas with them. But Santa remembered to pack all their christmas presents as well as all their instructions, toys etc.... So when Paula sent us emails with photos of the boys and their presents on christmas day, and numerous other days it was fantastic.
I shall certainly be using Guardians again, as the boys loved their time there.
Diane Hyslop, Dog Owner
Many thanks for all your help and I will certainly recommend your company to people and use you again.
Georgie was GREAT with Piper. Piper has found a second home at Georgie's and just adores her.
Lulu and Piper, Dog Owner
We have just picked Holly up from Rosie and Dave’s after her first week away from home. She was relaxed, happy and had obviously had a wonderful time with no stress about us being gone.
Thanks for such a wonderful service. We would happily recommend Guardians to all dog owners looking for somewhere to leave their pets.
Robyn Beckerleg, Dog Owner
We had a lovely send off for him – we took him out for his final row around the bay then 10 friends and family gathered around him to say goodbye while we swapped stories and I read out our memories of him – he lapped up the attention.
So…..thanks for all your help and support over the last four years – it made a huge difference to know that when we went away he was in a loving home with people who cared about him.
Ollie Glew, Minder
I just wanted to say thanks so much for setting us up with Olwyn to look after Chloe while we were away. We came back to a very happy dog, and we could tell she really loved staying at Olwyn's place. We couldn't have found a more perfect person to look after her while we were away!

We will definitely be booking Olwyn through Guardians again next time we go away - it's obvious that she is a real dog lover and she was very kind and understanding with Chloe's little quirks.
Laura Thavat, Dog Owner
I am so pleased you found such a nice home for Holly to stay in!!
Robyn Beckerleg, Dog Owner
I wanted to thank you for placing our Labrador Louis with Nicola Campbell and her family. She and her girls were very kind to him, and he came back happy and settled. We really appreciated how well he was cared for. We were away almost 4 weeks and it was very comforting to know that he was being so well looked after. We would definitely like him to stat there again if Nicola was happy to have him.
Bronwen Klippel, Dog Owner
I’m glad that I discover your service. My dog -Medge was nicely minded by Deirdre and Ian Macorison.She came back relaxed and happy. On my biggest surprise when we arrived to pick her up she ran between Macorison’s and us expecting extra cuddles from all of us.I definitely will use your service in the future as well. Deirdre and Ian are great Guardians, people who likes dogs and take care of dogsI do not have enough nice words for the service you and family Macorison’s delivered.
Vesna Blazin with Medge, Dog Owner
Coco loves staying with Lynette! gets so spoilt
Rachel Tweedie, Dog Owner
I'd recommend them highly! Tyson came back home & fitted in as if we hadn't been away. Heather & Don made it very easy & I felt very comfortable that Tyson was very well looked after. I've been passing on Guardians' details to family & friends.
Once again thanks so much to Heather & Don.
Cheryl Hodgson, Dog Owner
Just to let you know how thrilled we are to have found Guardians.
Harri stayed with Elsie for 3 nights and came home happy and healthy and didn't seem to miss us at all!
We can now look forward to our Fiji trip knowing that Elsie will take the best care of Harri. No more kennel stays - yay!
Trish Farrimond, Dog Owner
Guardians has been fantastic at looking after my Mowgli when I have been away for work. I thoroughly recommend their services to any dog owner who wants their dog to receive the same love, care and attention as at home.
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Dog Owner
Guardians were amazing for us and sooo much better for Enzo who struggled in a kennel environment. thanks so much we are hoping to use you again in the future.

Dan & Angie
Dan and Angie, Dog Owner
I want to thank you for placing Flicka with Olwyn and her family for a month. This was a great success. They are so lovely and gave Flicka the very best care. I was able to go away without any concern for her whatsoever. Flicka was actually very ho hum about coming home when my daughter went to pick her up. She'd had such a great time.
Hilary Nobilo, Dog Owner
Guardians has been an invaluable service for our family. We travel quite frequently overseas and Andy and his team give us complete peace of mind with their diligent vetting process on minders. Our dog Duffy is clearly very happy staying with her minders. Giving her a consistent and loving situation when we travel makes it a no stress situation for us and Duffy. Thank you Guardians!
Chris Hollister, Dog Owner
We were absolutely rapt with the match up for Noodle, with Jenny, all parties were very happy and if any dog needs an endorsement, Noodle will happily bark her support.
Here is a shot of Noodle, the longest serving shop assistant of, Annex Design Ltd, now working at Annex at the Design Foundry, in Maidstone Street, off Ponsonby Road.
Paul Spicer, Dog Owner
Minnie has had many stays through Guardians and has always come home fat and happy, compared to skinny and nervous from her previous kennel visits. Being a very anxious little dog, it has been so important for me to find her minders that really understand what she needs for her to enjoy her stay, and make me feel comfortable leaving her.
Minnie , Dog Owner
We are very delighted to provide this letter of commendation to prospective users of the quite excellent services of GUARDIANS dog boarding company.
Without any doubt this is a very reassuring, competently run organisation, reasonably priced and we have no hesitation in recommending its services to those whose dogs are “special” and dearly loved.
Martin and Nyra Harriman, Dog Owner
We got back from our two week trip yesterday morning, and picked up Lola from Mike and Jenny.

She is so settled and happy, and clearly loves her guardians, as they seem to love her. They give her such a wonderful home away from home.

Thanks for providing this fantastic service. It is just great that she gets to enjoy the time we are away as much as we do.
Bridget Brent, Dog Owner
Bentley goes and stays with James and Katie, he knows where we are going and gets excited as we approach the driveway and bounds up to the door. Then when I collect him he is asleep by the time we leave the driveway. I am told he loves to play ball with Jay their son and when we are out now he goes to see all small children thinking it is his new friend Jay!! I am so happy with Guardians' service. Thank you for letting Bentley have a second home and giving me piece of mind.
Jenny Caple, Dog Owner
Thanks very much for sending the text about Dot settling into her first stay with Guardians - really appreciated it!
Picked her up yesterday - she looks brilliant and has carried on at home as if she hasn't been away - just fabulous.
Olwyn does an excellent job and I would thoroughly recommend her.
Adrienne Milburn, Dog Owner
Thank you Guardians & Tina and her family for the care and love they gave to Shiloh. It was quite a headache what to do with our little pooch when we went on holiday. Then we found you - Guardians - and that is exactly what you were to us. Shiloh had the time of her life. It definetly helped to know that she stayed with a family who cared for her giving lots of attention love. No longer do we need to worry when we go away!
Thank you very much-Rodney, Elzabé, Shana, Nicholis and Shiloh
Elzabe Du Toit, Dog Owner
Ollie is very lucky to have Heather and Don as his other family.
This is a fantastic service you're running – makes going away a breeze and no guilty feeling!
Chris Glew, Dog Owner
Thank you so much to Dan and Tina for looking after Stig. He had such a good time, I’m sure he didn’t want to leave!

Dan and Tina so obviously love dogs and they certainly looked after Stig very well!

Thanks so much

Josh and Jodi :)
Jodi and Josh, Dog Owner
We loved having Stig stay with Julia and Bev – he had a great time playing with their dog. He was well looked after and came home happy. They are lovely people and quite obviously loved Stig!

Thank you

Jodi Irving, Dog Owner
We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate, Bev, Julia and Ben's care of Albert.
They are a great family and it is quite obvious that they have Albert's interests at heart. I keep recommending them to people I talk to.

Please thank them on our behalf (although I think they know we appreciate their care and attention).
Helen and Mat Fleming, Dog Owner
Just a quick note to say I collected Bernard yesterday from the minders. He is so healthy and happy, and has had a great time. He even had the company of his pommy dog friend on his last day. It is great to find such a lovely service in New Zealand, which sets our minds at rest when we travel. Thanks for all your help with our last minute arrangements, we will definitely be in contact for future trips.
Natalie Taylor, Dog Owner
I cannot speak highly enough of the level of service and care, my standard poodle Coco and I receive from Guardians dog minding. I have always found the Guardians dog minding team to be prompt, professional and caring in their dealings with us.

I appreciate the time and consideration that was taken to ensure Coco is placed in the right environment. Coco has had 2 families she stays with and both have cared for her so well I don't think she always wants to go home!
Natalie McConnell, Dog Owner
"I am thrilled with the team at Guardians dog minding team. My beloved pooch Quinn's stays with the Guardians dog minders have been really fun and enjoyable for him and I can relax in the knowledge that while I am away he is being taken care of by the loving Guardians dog minders as if he were their own"
Erin Paviour-Smith, Dog Owner
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