Our Charlie was a very nervous dog when we first got him. He was scared stiff of most people and of other dogs. Nicky started taking him out just after we got him and within a few weeks he was a different dog! He is now very nosy when people go past him, showing none of the fear he showed before. He wants to play with every dog he sees (unless they are scary little ones!) and is far more laid back now. The getting wet and filthy thing doesn’t seem to have improved though! He wouldn’t look right if he wasn’t covered in mud or soggy!
Nicky is our hero! She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, professional and caring with the animals she cares for, and their owners. Nicky goes above and beyond every single time she takes Dottie out and has been 100% reliable and thoroughly brilliant in the two years she’s been walking Dottie. Dottie clearly loves Nicky and, from the videos & photos Nicky sends, she also clearly loves her walks and play times with all her other doggie friends. I owe Nicky a debt of gratitude because I would not be able to have a dog without the unbelievable support she provides. Thank you Nicky, from Helen & Dottie
Nicky has been visiting our puppy Dexter for around two months now and she has been fantastic! We were quite concerned about leaving him in the days; however, Nicky was brilliant and we feel that we couldn’t have left him in better hands. He really looks forward to her visits and the texts that she sends to update us not only add a personal touch, but leave us feeling reassured that all is well. We also really appreciate our weekly updates as it gives us a bit of insight into Dexter’s week. The photos are fab as well!
Nicky is always there for extra advice and help and she regularly goes above and beyond what we would expect from her. We really couldn’t recommend her enough.
Shawn & Bay
Nicky had taken great care of my chinchillas, Shawn and Bay. She updated their photos to me every week. Shawn and Bay had made friends with Nicky’s families. I can enjoy my holiday by knowing Shawn and Bay are safe and happy with Nicky. Pickles Pets is amazing.
This is the first time Nicky has looked after our cat Poppy and fish, and what a great job she has done for us while we had a week’s holiday away. Poppy loved her from the first moment they met. I had absolutely no qualms in leaving Poppy in Nicky’s care. Her genuine love and caring for animals comes shining through. She is such a lovely lady too. It was great to receive Nicky’s texts too informing us of how Poppy was and that there were some new baby fish. The pint of milk she left us for our return was very welcome too; very thoughtful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nicky to anyone to look after their pets with complete confidence. I will certainly be booking her again next time we go away. Thank you very much for everything Nicky.
Pickles Pets were fantastic. Just after we booked a long weekend away Phyllis, our much beloved lop-eared dwarf rabbit became ill and had to have a major operation. There was only one person that we trusted enough to give Phyllis her medicine and to clean the site of her op while we were away. Nicky collected her, cleaned her and spoilt her with TLC. Phyllis even put on some much needed weight. Thank you so much for going way above and beyond the call of duty. Highly recommended.
Ringo & Ronnie
A big thank you for looking after all our pets whilst we were away on holiday. We really appreciated the daily text updates, especially to hear about Joe’s baby fish births!!! We would not hesitate to recommend Pickle Pets to anyone and have already re-booked! Thanks once again, The Murphy Family
Lottie & Minnie
Thank you Nicky for looking after Lottie cat and Minnie rabbit whilst we were away for new year. It was lovely to receive a text message from you with how they were every day, which we very much appreciated.
We returned from our break and it was lovely to see the animals had been so well looked after. Lottie used to be so scared coming home from the cattery, it is great to have peace of mind that she can stay in her own environment with you coming in to check on her.
We have recommended you to other friends who may require your services in the future, and will definitely be in touch in the future for our two again!
Thank you again.
Caroline and Paul.
Xeus & Ebony
Hi Nicky I have to say I cant thank you enough 2 dogs 2 cats and never been Left before you worked wonders and made my time away peaceful for me I can honestly say to any one that I would always feel safe leaving my pets with you and will definitely be using you again
Thank you so much
Cracker & Gang
Thanks ever so much nicky for looking after all my exotic pets whilst we were away on hols. Made my holiday so much more enjoyable.. Would defo recommend to anybody came home to very happy pets so smiley owner:-)
Sasha & Jim
Pickles pets are fantastic and the dogs absolutely LOVE NIKKI
I feel happy, secure and safe at letting Nikki take my dogs out as you know and feel that they are in safe hands. It is also great the way she takes photo’s of the dogs on the walk on a regular basis. Nikki is a cheerful, friendly and approachable. Nikki even took the time to call and find out how one of our dogs Sasha was after her operation, she is clearly very passionate about what she does in caring for animals I would not hesitate in recommending Nikki and Pickles pets to anyone
Molly and Perry
Thank you so much for looking after Molly and Perry. We are now able to have a relaxed holiday knowing they are in such safe hands.
The daily texts were very welcome, and very funny. You are brilliant!
Gillie & John
We were very fortunate that we found Nikki to look after Leeloo. She loves going for walks with her and the gang. This gives us a peace of mind when we are at work, knowing that Leeloo is well looked after. I highly recommend Nikki to anyone who is looking for a dog walker in the Southampton area.
Greedy, Splodge & Gang
Greedy,Splodge and the gang would like to say thankyou.
The humans in our family wanted someone they could trust to look after their 6 cats…thats us,and they found Nicky and her wonderful family as well….
We 6 cats have enjoyed the service Nicky gave to us…and when the visits were up we wanted to keep her…as she is Simply the Best..email Nicky today and she will always do a FABULOUS job and your cats, birds, hamster or other can be happy whilst you are away and your humans wont be worried at all. all our love Greedy, Splodge, Jerry, Tabitha, Oreo and Pickle.
Many thanks for the photos of Travis.
You know how much my baby means to me and he is doing so well with you. You will have to put my thanks on your email to others as you are doing a wonderful job, you enjoy your job and this shows in the way the dogs want to go with you and not leave you on their return home. I know with all your experience of Guide dogs and working for Pet Stores gives you such an exceptional back ground for others to be told of, as you care for the dogs as if they were all your own and they are safe in your hands. I would not give a second thought about you taking on any type of animal to either care for or walk.
Pickles Pets are wonderful. Very professional, flexible and just as animal mad as the owners. Nikki really took the time to get to know my very nervous chihuahua cross. In the beginning he wouldn’t even let someone else put his lead on, now he’s like a new dog. He’s become more social with other dogs and has loads more confidence since walking with Pickles Pets and that’s a testament to how lovely and knowledgeable Nikki is with the dogs. 10/10 service.
We usually put our cat “Cuddles” in a cattery while we are away, but we decided to book Nicky at Pickles Pets! We were so pleased we did, she gave us peace of mind that Cuddles was safe and well by contacting us with regular text messages. It was so lovely to know that our cat was at home in her own environment. We booked Nicky again for our summer holidays with no hesitation! We would definitely recommend Nicky, she is a lovely, kind and trustworthy person.
George & Max
Thanks Nicky! You do such a wonderful job of looking after my boys. It really takes the worry out of leaving them when I go away and means they can stay in the comfort of their own home rather than the stress of a cattery. The text message updates are a great touch too!
I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for pet care services.
Mabel & Yogi
My dogs just love Pickle Pets! They are always excited to see Nicky so I know they’re happy and treated well. I have total peace of mind knowing my dogs are in the care of Pickle Pets. Reliable, trustworthy and wonderful walks for my dogs. I would highly recommend their services.
Sooty & Ebony
Thank you so much Nicky for looking after our babies while we went on holiday. We are happy that they were in safe hands and that we can trust you with them.
We are looking forward for you to look after our 2 cats again in June when we go for our 2 week holiday.
They have never had anyone else look after them before and Ebony is a nervous cat. Ebony only rolls onto her back if she trusts people and she did that with Nicky.
We like Nicky and so do our cats.
Hello my name is Smudgy and Aunty Nicky has been looking after me whilst my mum has been away. I have to say I wasn’t sure that anyone could replace my mum but Aunty Nicky has been brilliant, she has been so loving and caring and made sure that I was happy, fed and comfortable. My mum now wants to add a word. ” Hi I left Smudgy with Nicky and obviously did so with trepidation but have returned with a happy contentented pet who greets me with love but with obvious pleasure at the sight of Nicky which fills me with absolute confidence that I have chosen the right person to trust the care of my beloved pet to, I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who wants their pet cared for whilst they are away.”
Dear Nicky I would just like to thank you for everything you have done over the past year for Fudge and I.
I knew she was always in safe hands with you and I am extremely grateful. You provide a fantastic service and I would highly recommend you!
Nicky started visiting Sasha our German Shepherd puppy before she was fully vaccinated and allowed out. Sasha loved her lunchtime visits and the company and fun that Nicky provided. It was also reassuring for us to know that she was getting quality time with a familiar face every day. Since Sasha has been able to go out on walks, We particularly like the text updates to let us know how Sasha is and always look forward to our weekly email full of amusing tales and photos from her walks. We would highly recommend Nicky and Pickles Pets to anyone looking for high quality and trustworthy pet care. Nicky always has the animals best interests at heart and has exceeded our expectations on every level.
Ted, Finley and Nellie
Nicky has been our trusted dog walker for the past 5 or 6 years. Formerly with our gorgeous boys Teddy and Finley who loved her more than anything. Sadly we lost both boys within six months of each other 18 months ago. They were quickly replaced, but never forgotten by our precious Nellie. Quite simply, Nicky is the best. She is reliable, caring, kind and knowledgeable. Nellie absolutely adores her and so do we. We would highly recommend Pickles Pets and defy anyone to find a better service.
We can’t fault the service we receive from Nicky at Pickles Pets. She walks our dog on a weekly basis and is caring, considerate and loves our dog Bella who also loves her! I would highly recommend Nicky to anyone looking for someone who is passionate about pets and wants peace of mind that their pet is being well looked after. We wouldn’t be without Nicky!!