dog walking

Miriam of Castle Home and Pet Minding Service has cared for my cats in my home now on three separate occasions. In addition to attending to the cat's routine, she also feeds the goldfish, checks my mailbox and keeps an eye on the garden. She is thoroughly reliable in all these matters, and so I find her services take a great deal of weight off my mind when I have to be away from home. In particular, she has a very good understanding of animals and wins their confidence and affection with very little trouble.

I have every confidence in recommending her services to other potential clients.


We are the owners of 3 medium sized dogs who are very much a part of our family. Our girls are 14yrs, 9yrs and 2yrs. So we have the full range of active and not so active dogs.

We recently went away for 5 weeks. Usually we have friends who look after our 3 dogs, but it was a bit much to ask. I researched all our options which included splitting the dogs up amongst a number of people and/or boarding kennels.

Thankfully I stumbled upon Miriam and her services. Miriam surprised me by immediately taking on the house minding and pet minding services for the 5 weeks, without any hesitation. Miriam was more than happy to meet me a number of times and to answer all my questions.

It is a bit daunting leaving your girls and home to someone you've only just met and I would not leave them with just anyone! I was struggling to work out what questions to ask that might relieve any anxiety we had. Thankfully Miriam helped, because some of the information she gave us and questions she asked showed me that she was honest and trustworthy.

I will say that I was a little nervous but I was relieved that the girls were in their home. I was also impressed that it was more cost effective to have them looked after in our home rather than going to a boarding kennel.

Miriam did a great job. The girls were happy and content when we returned. They had been well fed and enjoyed their regular beach walks. While the house was not our priority for the service, it was nice to know that someone was there looking after it too and again it was in great shape when we returned.

Miriam contacted us regularly when we were away so we were confident that things were going ok.

I would certainly use Miriam from Castle Home and Pet Minding Service again, in fact we have already contacted her to book her in. We feel great that there is someone around who now knows the girls and who we can trust to look after them from time to time.

Thanks again,



Dear Miriam, 
This is 'au revoir', not farewell because I'm sure we will need you in the future.

Thanks for looking after us over the years. You've done a wonderful job and I've always appreciated your reliability and responsibility. Millie and Jack are safe in your care and they will miss you. They love their Aunty Miriam and I'm sorry we can't continue as usual. I'm looking forward to leaving work though (for the moment!).

Please accept our gifts of appreciation. I thought one of them may remind you of your holiday in the snow? You're always welcome to call in and say hello if you're passing this way. It was good to see you in person the other day after all the years of notes. We wish you good luck in all your endeavours. Can you hear the sound of eight paws clapping?

Thanks for everything. Until next time, lots of love.



We had a wedding to go to and obviously couldn't take our little puppy Shay. We were understandably worried and concerned about what to do, but we decided that we didn't want to take her out of her familiar surroundings. We started looking online for dog sitters. I rang and spoke to Miriam from Castle Home & Pet Minding Service, and she understood my concerns, was very friendly and patient listening to me. We arranged a meet and greet which went well.

The big day came and I'm sure we fretted more than our little Shay!! But that soon changed as Miriam sent photos and txt messages when she arrived at our place, during the evening and the next morning. We arrived home to a relaxed happy puppy!! I highly recommend this caring friendly yet highly professional service! Thank you again Miriam, we would not hesitate to use your services again!! 

PS: Shay sends licks and cuddles!


Dear Miriam, 
Thanks for looking after Taja while we were away. We greatly appreciate it and so does Taja.

Thanks again,



Dear Miriam, 
Thank you once again for caring for my family. I can always go away and know they will be well looked after.




Caring for your fur kids since 1999