Read what some of our clients have to say!
“Last minute plans during the festive season found me searching desperately for safe and loving lodgings for my two beloved Wire Haired Terriers Butch and Beans. Michele and Karen came to our rescue with Karen kindly making space in her home for 5 days. I was very pleased with their service especially as they made such an effort to accommodate us during their busiest time. Butch and Beans were happy when I fetched them and seemed to have been well cared for by Karen. Thank you Karen! I will definitely be using the K9 Mum service again in future.”
My name is Jean-Marie. When I found out I was going to have to go away for ten days, and leave my baby girl Ava at home panic struck. I knew that I would only be satisfied with a place that would be a substitute home for her whille I am away. Thats when I found K9mums. I immediatly phoned, and was so relieved when I heard a kind, loving voice.
Hey my name is Ava!
I am a 10 month old girly Yorkie, set in my own ways. I am in need of constant attention, and I love to share whatever my mommy is eating and her bed pillow.
My K9mum was the absolute BEST!!! Not only was she kind, loving, caring and understanding, but she took me for walks two times a day, she let me sleep next to her on the pillow, and gave me lots of love and treats all day long. She made me feel right at home, and I will never forget how great she was at being my substitute Mommy!
I want to thank the K9mum Michele, from the bottom of my heart for looking so well after my little girl! Your truly worth every cent!
My yorkies Rusty and Jessie are like my children…so when it comes to finding them an “alternate home” whilst I am away I can become a very specific and strict pet owner. My 2 are used to plenty of TLC and fun times so less than this is definitely not acceptable. Upon searching for many months for the perfect “home away from home”, I came across the K9 Mums website. I have one word to describe the dealings I had with K9Mums following my email enquiry : WOW! I was totally blown away by how specific and detailed they were regarding the details they required from me – at a point I was concerned we would not “pass” the test! Each of my dogs were treated as unique pets with their own likes, dislikes and habits – it was wonderful to come across pet-sitters who really cared about those details. The demeanour of R&J was the proof we needed when we collected them after their 1st stay with the pet-sitter. They were calmer than we had ever experienced them to be – I even wondered if they were’nt mad with me for ending their “holiday”…which i truly believe they were having.
I cannot thank K9 Mums and Karen enough for the fabulous way they looked after Rusty & Jessie. I feel like we have truly found their “home away from home”!
Dear K9Mums. Thank you so much for looking after Lucy so well while she was with you, she was obviously very spoilt and loved every minute of her time with you. She came home looking wonderful. Finding you, I now feel I will be able to travel more and leave my precious little dog with you. Also thank you so much for keeping in touch with me, via e-mail, while I was overseas, together with the photos of Lucy in your garden with her new friends! Much love, Lucy
I had to go away when my dog Cesar was a very small puppy. He was only 8 weeks old and needed special care. Michele made me feel so comfortable about leaving Cesar with her. I went away knowing that my puppy was having a good time in a lovely home, playing with other dogs and being walked regularly. Michele gave me regular updates on how Cesar was doing. This really helped me to feel at ease. I would highly recommend the service K9 Mums provides – it is by far the best way to make sure your pet will be well looked after while you are away.
My husband and I were delighted when we came across K9mums and the professional services they offer. We were planning a weekend away and required accommodation for our furbabies, 14 month old Phoenix and 9 week old Phoebe. We were apprehensive considering the extra care Phoebe would require, given her age, but K9mums were willing to take care of her.
We knew we were on the right track when we consulted the informative website and received a prompt response further to our enquiry.
The application forms to be completed were confirmation that K9mums have the best interests of your pets at heart and provided us with the assurance that Phoenix and Phoebe would be well looked after.
Natalie and Julian
More happy K9Mums’ Furklients! Meet Arnie and Jacob!
The 3 months spent at Charmaine and the family was fantastic. They welcomed both of us into their home and treated us like one of the family even allowing us to sleep on the sofa. They fed us very well and cared for our wellbeing every day. Everyone in the family, especially Charmaine and the kids, really made our stay so happy, and they always played with us and really loved us. We still miss them all after being home for a month, and we would love to visit and/or stay awhile again with our “very own K9 Family” in Somerset West.
Arnie and Jacob.
Another happy K9 Mums client. )
Hi Michele. We just picked Tiekie up and we are stunned with how happy and beautiful he looks. Karen is the best Mum that ever happened to Tiekie and us. We are so pleased and feel completely comfortable to let Tiekie stay with Karen again. Thank you so much and we will definitely contact you again next time for him to stay with Karen! Best regards Yolande and Tiekie
Testimonial from a K9 Mums’ Furklient, OSCAR !!
So my Dad was going on this trip to Europe for two weeks, but he nearly had a nervous breakdown looking for a place to stay for me. We haven’t been apart for a couple of years, you see – and I told him I absolutely refuse to go to a kennel.
I was convinced that there had to be a place where a dog with standards can go to take a break from his owner. So I told him to Google, Google and Google again. Luckily he found K9 Mums… I mean, they were so fussy I had to go for an interview to Michele! (What she didn’t know is that Dad and I interviewed her as well and that on our way back from my so-called interview I told Dad that I thought she passed admirably).
“I have always appreciated the peace of mind which accompanies leaving my Westie with a caring person or family when going away. He is a very dear member of my family and I would not feel comfortable leaving him in kennels. I always am really impressed by how relaxed and comfortable he has become with his surrogate family when I collect him after his stay. I would recommend K9Mums highly.” Gus says: “We Westies know what we want and are gorgeous enough to get it!”
“Being able to send my miniature Dachshund Terrance to K9Mums has been such a pleasure! We always say that when I go on vacation, Terrance is going on vacation too! In fact, he has so much fun he doesn’t want to come home! He always comes back healthy, happy, and full of spunk! The ladies who have looked after him really have played the part of his mom while I am away and I will always send him to K9Mums whenever I go away!” Tarryn, Cape Town , South Africa
Susie says: Isn’t this more fun than sitting in a kennel?
K9Mums offer a unique service, which provides you and your pets with complete peace of mind. The family environment allows the pets to continue their (often too luxurious) usual lifestyle and daily routine. Our dogs Lola & Polo (5 month old puppies at the time) were left in the care of K9Mums for two weeks and they returned home happy, obedient and healthy as if they’d never left. It is great to know that when we need to get away for a weekend or holiday, we can leave our dogs in a familiar environment with familiar people. K9Mums go out of their way to make your travels pleasant and worry-free, as they should be. Their attention to detail and obvious concern for your pet’s well being is both refreshing and reassuring. Ian, Cape Town, South Africa.
Thank you for being a ‘home-from-home’ to our beloved 4-legged children! I can only recommend K9Mums to anybody who cannot bear to let their pets go to an impersonal regular kennel while they are away. At K9Mums I know that my dog, Chokkie, gets the same attention and loving care that he receives at home, his usual food and complete safety while he is allowed to sleep indoors. K9Mums are truly devoted animal lovers, allowing us to go on holiday with absolute peace of mind. With kind regards and gratitude. Joan, Sedgefield, South Africa
Marion, Cape Town , South Africa
Thanks Michele for providing an alternative to kennels for our loved ones when we are away. It’s great to know that Milton was part of a family while I was away. It’s also a matter of finding the right fit – the first K9Mum we tried was sweet but Milton wasn’t happy there. The second lady and her kids and animals were a great fit and Milton was happy as anything! Thanks.
Milton says: “As a senior dog, I hate it when my mom goes away – it disrupts my comfortable routine no end. But when I stayed with Jenny, there was this cute little girl dog that made me forget I’m 100. We had a lot of fun and I even improved my appetite. I also nearly forgot to miss my mom!”
“We were very happy with the way “Cassie” enjoyed her holiday, while we were away enjoying ours in Italy last year July. We will definitely use your company again when the need arises.” Kim, Cape Town, South Africa
Cassie says: Life is a frizbee!
Have used K9Mums for a number of years now and would not be comfortable using any other accommodation for my precious Pug. She is treated royally and with lots of care and love. The administration of the company is first class too and I would recommend it to anyone who loves their pet/s. Best wishes. Alyson, Cape Town , South Africa
We were very happy with our little dog’s stay with your home branch in Fish Hoek a while back. Unfortunately though at 17 plus little Wags has moved on to doggie heaven and although our family tell us that there is something missing in our home we are not planning to get another pet at the moment. Good wishes.Pat , Cape Town , South Africa
We made use of your service several times in 2002 and 2003. The 2 Mom’s we used were in Somerset West. They were both very good Moms. Our dog, an old Italian greyhound, was looked after very well and made to feel part of the family. He was treated as if he was the Moms own dog. Pucci had to receive daily medication for fits and both the Moms were reliable in giving him his medicine. Pucci seemed to have adjusted well and was in a good condition physically and emotionally when we collected him. I found both of them very friendly and caring and would recommend either of them with ease. Linda Muller, Cape Town, South Africa.
An excellent foster home for a special pet who is accustomed to a family environment and attention. Noel, Cape Town, South Africa
“Hey we now have two moms!”
On a recent trip to Cape Town we needed accommodation for our two Jack Russell’s, Jack & Russell, as the hotel we were staying at for a period of our holiday in Cape Town didn’t take pets. We were so pleased to find out about K9Mums,who looked after Jack & Russell and enabled us to be flexible in taking our 2 little doggies down to Cape Town on holiday with us. On picking up J&R we found them to be happy, well fed and enjoying their own little holiday. We were so pleased we were able to find an alternative to a kennel and recommend K9Mums to anyone who needs a safe, reliable and friendly option to look after their beloved pets. Lance, Cape Town, South Africa
“My experience with K9Mums has been most beneficial for both me & Amanda, my Maltese Poodle. When I go away on business or holiday I book her in at Jenny’s for the duration. The care & attention by K9Mums has always been outstanding & is much better than kennels” Marijke, Cape Town, South Africa
The whole approach of K9Mums is very professional – a great many details about the pet are required to ensure it has a safe and happy stay – its routine, food, name of vet in case of an emergency etc. – all of which make the pet’s owner feel that the pet is in good hands. Of course an extra bonus for us was that you e-mailed us those lovely photos of Susie – it gave us such a thrill to receive them – thanks very much again. Jill, Cape Town , South Africa