Just a quick email to say Thank you so much for looking after Trigger while I was on holiday! As you know I’m not keen on leaving him in kennels as had a bad experience before but he obviously had such a good time with you and looks great that I’m so glad you were recommended to me!
I will definitely bring him back to see you!
All the best,
I just wanted to write and thank you for looking after my two boys, Tusker and Tembo. I’ve always had dogs who disliked going to kennels but my two can’t wait to get out the car when they realise they are coming to Tall Pines.
The socialisation with your other German Shepherds has been wonderful and running around your field with them is a real treat. It has done wonders for Tusker’s confidence after he was attacked as a puppy.
Thank you also for your advice and training tips.
Look forwards to bringing them back soon.
The love of my life is very precious. She is my five year old German Shepherd, Tess.
Tess first stayed with Angie at Tall Pines when she was 12 months old. She can be stranger aggressive and after discussing her issues with Angie, I was confident, she would be well looked after. Angie has a wealth of knowledge about dogs and dog behaviour and she gave me lots of tips on training Tess to help her with her anxieties. Following Tess’s stay at Tall Pines and Tess’s continued training, she has become a much calmer dog.
Tess has since stayed at Tall Pines every time I have needed to put her in kennels over the years, as I would not want her to stay anywhere else. Tess is now 5 years old and has stayed with Angie every year, several days at a time. The longest stay was 17 nights and Tess was comfortable and happy to be there. Angie walks Tess twice a day and plays ball with her in the paddock.
Angie’s love and care of the dogs in her kennels is outstanding. Angie treats each of her guests as she would treat her own animals and it is a relief to know my dog is in good hands when not with me.
Tess has a skin condition which requires daily medication and she also has a special diet. This has never phased Angie as she is happy to give the correct food/medication as I request and to look after her as if she was here own dog.
I am confident to have my Tess stay with Angie and have recommended her to many of my friends with dogs.
My dog is my life and apart from my mum I would never let anyone else take care of him. However after visiting Angie and Simon at Tall Pines and leaving my baby there for 4 days over Christmas, he has found his second home!!
Max has just returned from his second stay - this time for 8 days!! He bounded in and gave Angie lots of kisses when we arrived and was happy healthy and better trained when I collected him.
If you have never left your dog in kennels before and are worried - don't be Tall Pines is absolutely perfect and your dog will want to go back again and again! The staff give a million percent and show dedication that you can only imagine. The doggie quarters are clean comfortable and extremely well maintained and the exercise facilities are wonderful. It truly is My dogs home from home!!
I first met Angie when she was regularly used by Sussex Police as a boarding kennels for operational dogs. This arranged only concluded as the police now own their own kennels. I was impressed at an early stage by her experience and passion for animals.
Angie has been looking after my Male Springer Spaniel since 2010. She has assisted greatly in improving his behaviour through training and rehabilitation using her skills and experience. He was by proxy a rescue dog having been rejected by his first owners.
She demonstrates the upmost compassion and patience with dogs of all shapes and sizes. It is obvious she has an affinity with animals and a love for them which is second to none.
The kennels are safe and secure. They are animal centred and not a commercial entity designed to look pretty just to attract customers like so many others. The exercise fields are secure and I have always had total confidence that my animal is safe at Tall Pines.
Professionally Angie has been on hand for advice and assistance with a number of dog related incidents. She actively looks for ways to keep dogs alive that would otherwise likely be destroyed and works to improve behaviour.
On such example is a dog bite incident that directly involved me. The dog in question was seized by police and a destruction order likely. With agreement from all parties concerned Angie agreed to take the dog on. I met the dog over a year after the incident and it was a completely different animal. Calm, friendly and relaxed. Not the same animal that had bitten me in the hands of someone else a year earlier. This is clear evidence of Angie’s tireless work with dogs and her exhaustive knowledge of pet behaviour.
I will continue to use Tall Pines for as long as I have a dog. In fact my animal will be intrusted in Angie’s care on several occasions this year. A decision I make without hesitation.
I highly recommend Tall Pines and have absolutely confidence in the capabilities and Knowledge of Angie
I have known Angie for the last 10 years. I was a serving Police Dog Handler for Sussex Police until January 2013. Since then I have worked in the private sector as an investigator.
As a Police Dog Handler, I worked a number of different dog breeds, involved in several different disciplines. I worked both General Purpose Dogs, a Scent Discrimination Dog and an Explosives Detection Dog.
Tall Pines Pet Retreat was the local kennel retained by Sussex Police to board the working dogs at, whilst the handlers were on holiday etc.
I also got to know Angie on a personal level as I have a pet dog, which came from the kennels as a rescued puppy.
I have observed Angie with all of my working and pet dogs at the kennels and have noted that she has a great empathy with all breeds of dog, without favourite or favour.
She has a great understanding of dog behaviour and body language, which has generally been interpreted well and clearly in advance of any issues occurring.
My work dogs were German Shepherds, Belgian Shepherds, a Bloodhound and a Springer Spaniel. My pet dogs were border collies and a cocker spaniel. One of the German Shepherds was ‘unsociable’ with other dogs, but boarded with his ‘regular work partners’ – thus making him confusing to deal with. Angie happily got the measure of him and they became great friends.
From what I saw, Angie was able to understand the mind-set of any given dog and assess them accurately, allowing her to interact on an appropriate level with both the dog concerned and the respective owner or handler.
I would have no concern about leaving my dogs with Angie – and in fact, I still kennel my dogs with her when I go on holiday.
The best 'home from home' for any dog
Having only rescued our beautiful 1 year old (ish) German Shepherd about 3 months ago, we were somewhat worried about leaving her anywhere for a long weekend. She's a lovely dog and has quickly turned our house into a home. Our dog trainer (or should that be human trainer?) recommended we speak to Angie who gave us the last space and got on with her instantly. With her excellent knowledge of German Shepherds she managed to devise a diet that sorted out our girls somewhat iffy bowels and when we came to collect her she was in excellent form. Angie had obviously spent time training her and looking after her as she is even better behaved than before and obviously had a great time at the retreat - I'll never worry about having to leave her again as I think she probably had as good a holiday as we did! I highly recommend Tallpines and am delighted we found such an excellent holiday resort for the dog!