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Nicky is not only brilliant with the pets she looks after, she gives great advice too! We had trouble with settling Nelson at night so asked Nicky what to do. Two quiet nights later and we are feeling a lot less stressed! Thank you Nicky!


Oscar and Dotty

We only met Nicky a few weeks ago and she agreed to walk our dogs while we were away on holiday.We had our niece staying at the house so with Nicky backing up on the dog walks when Ellie was unable to walk them gave us extra confidence while we were away.
Sure enough Ellie was called in to do extra shifts as she works in a care home and Nicky was there to look after and walk the dogs.We know our dogs were as well looked after as they possibly could have been,Nicky kept us updated daily with lovely photos of our dogs,we would certainly not look anywhere else for someone to look after our dogs

Mike and Sharon Oakley


Pickles Pets offer a truly amazing service. Heimdall has been walked by Nicky since he was 6 months old he just turned five and he utterly adores his ‘aunty Nicky’! His excitement to go walking with Nicky is palpable and he returns home extremely content and tired just perfect! He goes to many different places a number of times he has known a place when we seek out somewhere new to walk and the texts, pictures and videos from Nicky each walk confirm the sheer delight our boy has with her and his pals! We often giggle at the fun he is having and love the fabulous moments Nicky captures. Nicky is professional, reliable, respectful and so loves the animals she cares for. Her use of GPS tracking was a relief to us when Heimdall was younger. Now he would never go out of Nicky’s eye-sight! We would all be lost without her and are so very grateful for the care and love she shows our boy and us. We highly recommend Pickles Pets. You and your dog are also sure to love this incredible service! Thank you Nicky.

Christina Vogel


We have used Pickles Pets to walk our French Bulldog Rupert for the last 4 years. We have not once found their service to be anything short of exceptional, and cannot highly recommend them enough. Rupert goes on group walks 3 times a week with Nicky, and the bond they have is clear to see. The photos she sends of Rupert out on his walks are a great reassurance that he is in good care and having a good walk, not that we’ve ever felt the need to see such proof from Nicky. We trust her and everyone at Pickles Pets completely when Rupert is in their care, and as such we think of Nicky as extended family. Nicky is always personable and friendly, in fact, my 2 girls who are often home when she comes to collect and drop off Rupert, are just as excited to see her as Rupert is. Nicky is professional and extremely reliable, and she’s always been flexible when we have had to cancel walks at short notice due to Rupert’s health. We often say how lucky we feel that we found a local company that is this good just on our doorstep. Finding a local service that is both professional/reliable but also personable can sometimes be a challenge, but Pickles Pets have this balance. Highly recommended!

Vicky Edwards

Sasha & Dora

Highly recommend Pickles Pets. My dogs absolutely adore Nicky who is one of the kindest people on the planet. She clearly loves her work and is always cheerful, professional and completely reliable. Wonderful service for me and the dogs – thank you Nicky!

Elisabeth Guyer


We’ve used Nicky for 4 years for cat sitting and Sylvie is always happy to see her. We always come home to a very contented cat and know that the house is in safe hands whilst we’re away.

Hilary Crane

Morpheus & Tino

Nicky has been cat sitting our boys for a few years now and she’s fantastic. She’s friendly and professional and It’s such a weight off my mind to know that our kitties are being looked after whilst we’re away. We even get photo updates so we can see what they’ve been up to! Nicky is very reliable and the boys love her company, and I love knowing that they’re in safe hands. Would definitely recommend.

Samantha Day


Nicky has been looking after our dog Wilson since he was a puppy. He loves her! He has the most amazing adventures on his daily walks with her and all his friends, as we can see by the pictures she sends us everyday. We can go to work knowing that he will have a fun day and don’t need to worry about him being bored at home. I fully recommend Nicky and Pickles Pets if you are looking for a dog walker . I don’t know where we would be without her.

Sarah Williamson

Molly & Perry

Dear Nicky,
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

Gillie and John Dunkason

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.


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:-)

Marie Jennings

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

shakila ahmed

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

Lesley Murphy

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.
Caroline and Paul Castle


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.

Shaun & 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.


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

louise hale


Hi Nicky
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.
Best Regards

Gloria Dunne


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.

Peter Grist


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

Helen Carter


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!!

Naomi Thomas


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.

Alex Burnham


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.

Elizabeth Holmes


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.

Eva Johnston

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.

Vanessa Ridler


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!
Thanks again



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.

Amy Brock and Christopher Bishop

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.

Caroline and Katie