Hear from our happy customers!


Cheryl walks our black Labrador, Rupert each weekday. She has a key so she can collect Ru and drop him back home if I am out – this demonstrates how much you can trust Cheryl. Ru is always happy to go with Cheryl and he stays at her house when we cannot take him on holiday. I know he is very settled with her and so enjoys being with all the other dogs in her care

I can highly recommend Cheryl and the fantastic service she offers.

doggy day care

We have a seven year old Labrador, Fergus, who has been having walks and holidays with Cheryl since he was a puppy. In the last year or so, she has taken him for doggy day care as well. Cheryl has always treated him as though he were her own pet, rather than a business, even taking care of him when he was ill. Cheryl provides a very flexible service and excellent care. I highly recommend her.
Kate Reynolds Taylor


This is Rufus, our family dog. When I’m at School and Mammy is busy, we get Growwlingpurrfect to walk and look after Rufus. He looks forward to his walks with all his pals and loves Cherly. We just need to say her name and he runs to the gate with excitement! We love Grrowlingly Purrfect!



“Cheryl has walked and cared for Roxy for the last 5 years and we would be lost without her. Roxy gives the best testimonial in the way she reacts to Cheryl coming to collect her,  she can’t wait to see her and I can tell the feeling is mutual. Roxy loves seeing all her mates and I trust Cheryl completely with my little girl, she treats her as her own so I know she’s in great hands and has a great time xx”

Doggy day care


We are thrilled with Cheryl as a dog walker and boarder, but the biggest fan in our family is our three year old and very people-shy dachshund Silas, who adores her. We had a very hard time boarding him before he met Cheryl, but she takes great care of him and he loves spending time with his ‘walks’ pack. His joy at being with Cheryl and her dogs has been a great relief every time we have to travel without him!  (Sylvia and Laura, Heaton).

Wendy, Doug and Fudge:

“We have a busy, fun, family life, and our dogs are part of that madness. Cheryl makes it easy for us to manage our time. The boys love their walks, whatever day of the week. Cheryl is extremely dependable, never once calling to cancel. She has had to manage a few challenging situations with our new puppy, but has always risen to the occasion. Our boys love her, and we would not hesitate to recommend Cheryl as a caregiver for your pets”.



“I started using Growlingly Perfect about 3 years ago, and I have never had a bad experience.
As I’m sure most dog owners find, your dog isn’t just a pet, but a member of the family.  My doggy family member is Harvey, a 5 year old Chow Chow who loves company, and just wants to be with you (mainly to make sure he’s not missing out on anything!). The thought of putting my beloved pooch into kennels sent me into cold sweats; I wanted to know that when I was enjoying my holiday, Harvey was enjoying his holiday too.  Cheryl at Growlingly Perfect makes this possible. Harvey loves going to visit his Aunty Cheryl, and you can tell he’s really enjoyed himself when it comes time to pick him up. I’m very grateful that Cheryl is around to look after my Harvey when I’m away and can’t take him with me.  If you’ve a pooch you want to leave in safe hands while you’re away, I couldn’t recommend Growling Perfect more highly.”
Harvey dog home boarding , Heaton
“We had looked around at local kennels for our great dane Hercules prior to going abroad a few years ago but when we saw that it cost extra if you wanted your dog to have ‘cuddles’, we were concerned as great danes are a sensitive breed! We were recommended Cheryl’s home dog sitting service by another dog owner and contacted Grrowlingly Perfect and arranged a visit. We liked Cheryl immediately and it is so obvious that she loves dogs – of all shapes and sizes! The purpose built room is great – spacious and clean and includes a sofa and a TV and the dogs get regular walks. He’s has been going for years now and loves it – and always comes home shattered after playing with the other dogs there.  I can highly recommend Grrowlingly Perfect. We wouldn’t consider anywhere else. Its cheaper than kennels and Hercules gets all the cuddles he wants  - at no extra charge :)


“Our dog Ruby loves her walks and holiday stays with Cheryl. She is always pleased and excited to hear Cheryl arrive and leaves without even a backwards glance! Cheryl genuinely seems to love dogs and is always reliable, organised and flexible. It makes life so much easier for us knowing that we have someone to walk Ruby when we need and that her service is so flexible. The key thing though is that Ruby loves to spend time with her.” Claire

Dog walking Longbenton


“Initially, we contacted Cheryl to look after our bullmastiff, Tess, while we were away for a weekend wedding. We (and Tess, especially) liked the atmosphere and true love of dogs Cheryl provided that we asked if Tess could be one of her “regulars”, Tess now gets walked four times a week and we never looked back!” Darci, Cees and Tess – March 2014

Tess at the beach


Lily has been going to cheryl since she was a puppy. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my precious pet. If it’s just for one day or a couple of weeks I feel relaxed & content that she is safe & well with Cheryl.”


 Even more testimonials…

“When we first decided to get a puppy, we knew we would need some help, particularly with walks during the day & when we go on holiday. Cheryl was recommended to me by a friend & so I contacted her before Marnie arrived. Ever since, Cheryl has been invaluable help to us. Marnie’s reaction when Cheryl picks her up for walks tells us that Marnie likes her as much as we do! Trusting anyone else with your puppy is hard, but knowing that we’ve found someone we completely trust with ours makes owning a dog much easier & more importantly, more fun!”

Cahley, Baz & Marnie

group dog walking longbenton


Katia – 01 July 2013

I wanted to email a great big thanks so you can share it on your website!

Blue absolutely loves staying with you. I know she\’s well looked after and gets her daily dose of cuddles too, which means that I can go away and enjoy myself. Getting updates from you on how she’s doing just adds to the personal touch you provide. I’m so relieved that I found out about you and I’m betting that Blue is too.


Kathryn – 13 June 2013

We were lucky enough to stumble upon GRRowlingly PURRfect when we were totally stuck…… our usual walker was suddenly unavailable to cover daily walks for our energetic dog and we were really struggling to find a local service.

Cheryl has been a total star from day one…. within 3 hours of my pleading phone call she had come to the house, met my springer spaniel, Withnail, and had agreed to walk him for the rest of the week. The service I received was truly excellent. Cheryl and her team are flexible, reliable and very communicative. I was always certain that Withnail, my springer, was being looked after and was having lots of fun. I would unreservedly recommend this service and encourage people to invest in a good dog walker, your k9 friend will thank you for it!


Tracy – 25 February 2013

We are so pleased that we found Cheryl and so are the cats. We can now go away whether with work or on holiday, knowing the girls are happy at home and being really well looked after by Cheryl. Sometimes we don’t know what we’d do without her! One of our cats is really nervous and so going to a cattery is quite traumatic for her. Being able to leave her in the comfort of her own home is fabulous.

Cheryl we really are genuinely pleased to have found you. Some of our friends have asked what we do with the girls when we are both away and we have sung your praises and passed on your website details.


Kate – 20 February 2013

Cheryl has been feeding my cats for six years now. They clearly love her as they come running to say hello whenever she visits (I’m sure it’s not just cupboard love). It’s great to know there is someone who really cares looking after them when I’m away. I trust Cheryl completely – she’s the only person apart from my parents who has keys to my flat – and wholeheartedly recommend her


Lesley – 12 February 2013

Cheryl has been looking after my two cats for the past two years, this means that I can go away on holiday with peace of mind knowing that they are well looked after. She gives me regular updates while i’m away, which is comforting and I know that I can rely on her if I needed to stay longer. My two cats – Hendrix and Magic love her, which is great as it means they are happy while I’m away, as a pet owner this is really important. I don’t know what I would do without Cheryl’s help, she has even popped over to see them over the Christmas period – meaning I can visit my family.


Amanda – 02 January 2013

Cheryl is wonderful – always completely reliable, cheerful and flexible over any last minute changes. Our dog Amber loves going for walks with her and has also had several successful visits staying with Cherly. I thoroughly recommend Growling Purrfect.


Mac and Wayne – 22 May 2012

Cheryl is a godsend, we usually make last minute bookings as our shifts change and she has always made herself available to walk and home board our spaniel. Sorley loves her time with Cheryl and we have had no hesitation in leaving her in Cheryl’s care and have recommended her to friends.


Christine – 11 May 2012

‘Cheryl has been walking Ollie our Jack Russell for several months now. He is always delighted to see her and loves going out for walks with all of his Grrowlingly Purrfect friends, and staying over when we need to be away. GP offer an excellent service and are very flexible if we need to change a walk day or add one at short notice. I would have no hesitation in recommending this great company to anyone who likes a happy tired dog.


Carolyn & Peter – 16 April 2012

We were so pleased and happy to find Cheryl. She is a treasure, very trustworthy, loves our cats and they love her!! We use her time and time again and would recommend her to anyone – it’s much better than putting our cats into a dark cold cattery.

Annett and Tamzin the cat – 9 April 2012

Cheryl offers a very good, reliable service, even at short notice. Her help is greatly appreciated.

Mili – 21 February 2012

Our cat absolutely loves Cheryl. It’s great to be able to go away for the weekend and not worry, knowing that our kitty is in safe hands.

Lisa – 14 January 2012

I have been so lucky to have found Cheryl. Harley has been going to her on a day care basis for a good while now. He is a very happy dog. He comes home nicely tired and content. He has stayed at cheryl’s over night on a few occasions and is quite happy to do so. Cheryl is very reliable, and extremely flexible. I trust Cheryl 100% with Harley, and that says a lot! I’m happy and Harley is happy too. I can’t thank her enough for being such a great friend to Harley.