Testimonials

A few sweet words from our clients & friends about our services

I have been taking my Jack Russell terrier to Noelle for nearly 3 years, and I have been impressed with her flexibility, understanding of his medical needs & typical terrier traits. If it was not for Noelle and her dog care service I am not sure that my fur-baby would be in the happy, healthy place that he is. Noelle & Douglas… Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

– Kelly

Noelle has been looking after Tawney for several years. She has always been there even when I had emergency family visits away. She notices things and keeps me alerted to any changes in my senior cat. She has been a great find and allowed excellent peace of mind.

– Sandi

I feel so lucky to have found Noelle! She’s become a wonderful part of our lives.

My dog Nina loves spending time with her. Nina gets her exercise, gets to socialize with dogs and cats, and gets to be around a lovely woman who takes good care of her and enjoys being with her. What more could a doggie want?!

Noelle’s been reliable and flexible and has gone the extra mile for us. She has always made it easy to arrange daycare and boarding. She has provided quality veterinary technician services at a fraction of the cost of a veterinarian.

I met Noelle on the street over a year ago when she was unloading her dogs after a walk and I immediately loved how she interacted with them. “Noelle’s Pet Love” is an apt name for her business, because that is exactly the impression I had the first time I saw her, that she was full of love for her group of animals. I also very much appreciate that she is an experienced business owner.

Noelle’s taken care of my dog for over a year now, four days a week plus holidays, and I couldn’t be happier with her service.

Thank you, my dear!

Wendy and I found Noelle’s service to help take care of our live’s new addition. Artemis our wonderful little puppy Weimaraner was in love with Noelle and her diligent and thoughtful care. Artemis had more than six months with Noelle’s Daycare service four days a week. She loved to be with Noelle and visit with the other dogs. We felt secure in knowing that Noelle cared for her in the best possible way. Artemis was always treated well by Noelle. When the time finally came for us to move out of town for work, we knew that Artemis would miss Noelle as much as Noelle would miss her. The love that Noelle gave to our pet made us feel that Noelle helped raise this puppy into a loving member of our family. Highly recommended! We have referred our friends to her care.

Thank you again Noelle, Artemis is a happy and healthy dog. You helped every bit of the way to raise her from puppy to a wonderful dog.

– Wendy and Keith

We found Noelle about six months ago. Since then she has been taking competent and kind care of our two large dogs who need regular, mid-day, “rain or shine” walks. She also accommodates short-notice requests for weekend walks, boards our dogs when we are away, offers expert advice and provides on-site veterinary care when required. Noelle is always pleasant, professional and calm, and has proved many times over that she understands the behavior of large, protective dogs and knows how to handle them. She has been a real find for us, not to mention our pooches – they trip over each other when greeting her!

– Elizabeth and Igor

Being a nurse and working shift work I found it very challenging to find daycare for my 3 year old Mexican rescue dog, as I worked 12 hour days and started very early. My dog Todd is easy-going but needs company when I am at work, and a typical daycare facility was too overwhelming for him. Todd instantly loved going to Noelle’s place and he feels right at home there. Not only has she been great with being flexible for early morning drop-offs/pick-up times to fit my schedule, but she really treats Todd like he was her own dog. Noelle’s place feels like a second home for Todd as he runs to the door when I drop him off and I always pick him up happy (and tired!) from all his playtime. Being in her home with other dogs is the perfect environment for Todd and Noelle is the only person I trust to leave him with while I am on vacation. She has built a great relationship with him, and I can always rest easy at work or on vacation knowing he is well looked after. Noelle really loves all the animals she cares for, and from grooming to daycare, I would recommend her to anyone!

– Jodie Evans, RN BScN

I have been taking my dog Bonita to Noelle for a year now and Bonita loves her. She is always so excited when she figures out she is on her way to Noelle’s. Always so many dogs to play with and she comes home very tired and I know she is well taken care of. Along with giving great care to my dog, she also has giving baths and grooming, which is a highly added bonus (and she does great work). I often have to work long hours for days on end and Bonita sometimes stays for many nights. It is hard for me but I know she is in great hands, can’t imagine a better person to take care of Bonita in my absence, plus she sends me pictures and videos, which is such a lovely touch when you miss your pet. I feel so lucky to have someone like Noelle and so does Bonita.

– Alexandra Wilson

Prior to coming across Noelle’s dogwalking services at a local pet store we worried about our dog and two cats every time we would need to work overtime or take a vacation. They eat on a specific schedule and the cats in particular get very angry if their snacks are late. Our dog, Miss Snickers, does not react well when she does not get to go out and socialize during the day and hates to being kenneled as she came from a shelter in Greece. Our cats, DeeDee and Zoey, are almost phobic when facing strangers in our apartment but do not run when Noelle comes to get Snickers during the day when we are at work. We now use Noelle’s dogwalking and pet-sitting services every time we have to work late or head out of town. She has done an amazing job with a very independent minded Snickers. She has helped Snickers socialize with big and small dogs and she is much more calm when we get home. We highly recommend Noelle and the loving care she provides to pets!

– Helen & Vlassis

As the founder of a dog rescue, I have two dogs of my own and new foster dogs are continually coming in. My own dog is special needs and some of the foster dogs have medical or behavioural issues but I know the dogs are in capable hands with Noelle. She has even taken in a foster dog free of charge when she has the room! My terrier, Johnny, has spent an entire 2 weeks at Noelle’s when I’ve been traveling. He is always so excited to be dropped off so I never worry about him! I really appreciate that Noelle is so flexible with her dog walking service. I wish there were more animal lovers like her in this world. Johnny, Diego, the foster dogs, and I thank you!

– Alexis Adams
Founder & Executive Director, The Penny Foundation Dog Rescue Society

My boy Jesse (Five years old) has been going to Noelle’s place (camp, school, sleeps, etc) since March 2011. Jesse loves to go ‘on vacation’ and weekend stays when I’m up at Whistler, he absolutely adores Noelle; Deservedly so, she is a wonderful caregiver. Noelle was a veterinary assistant before starting her pet sitting business that she now is dedicated to full-time; That was actually a big factor for me, as when I left Jesse with her the first time, he was still recovering from a routine surgery and needed attention and care. She was so professional and answered all my worried queries. I no longer have any anxieties or worries whatsoever when I leave Jesse with her, I know that he will be well taken care of and get lots of love. Noelle has even trained Jesse to sleep on the floor (in HIS OWN BED), something I haven’t been able to achieve in the five years he has been with me. I am pleased beyond words with Noelle’s pet sitting services and I could go on and on…..

Take your pet to Noelle’s, you will be soooo happy you did !!!

– Anita Lever

We have a very territorial, intimidating and somewhat of an aggressive cat. It has come to the point where friends and family cannot handle coming to our home to care for her while we are away, her reputation has gotten this bad! One day, I came across Noelle’s card at a local pet supply store. This was the best business card I could have ever come across!

Noelle lives a few blocks from our home and her rates are extremely reasonable. I have found her to be reliable, professional, friendly and loving of all pets. As well, with Noelle’s experience as a licensed veterinarian technician, she had given us invaluable advice as a pre emptive measure in ensuring optimum health for our kitty. And last but certainly not least, when we arrive home our cat is groomed, well fed with ample water available and her eating area and litter box are very clean. Thanks to Noelle, we can go on vacation and be worry free about the care of our cat. 5 stars!!

– Eva Szule

I have had the pleasure of knowing Noelle since May 2010 when she began visiting my senior cat, Major. He suffers from kidney disease, as do many senior cats and the twice weekly sub-cutaneous fluids, administered by Noelle have stabilized his condition. He now also has a Vitamin B12 injection to boost his metabolism. She is also very good at nail clipping; and does it quickly with more confidence than I can muster.

I know Noelle to be dedicated to the animals’ welfare; her skill set coupled with her strong work ethic make for a very reliable pet caregiver.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Noelle King for any undertaking. Trust your animals to Noelle’s care — she is a true animal lover.

– Alison Bealy

The first thing I would like to say about Noelle is that she is a dog-lover. If all she ever did was take care of animals, the world would be a better place. A little secret to share is that when a dog first comes to the house, after the owners leave, Noelle keeps talking to the newly arrived dogs when no one else is there! I know this because we have been housemates for over 6 months. When I first applied to live here, the ad said “Must love dogs!”. Well I was a cat owner and love animals generally, I said I loved dogs too. Since then, I have learned from Noelle that dog-love has a lot more to it than I thought.

It is also because of Noelle that I have Teddi, my little darling rescue dog from Mexico. Noelle was fostering Teddi when Teddi and i “made a connection.” It wasn’t long after that that I decided to adopt Teddi, after gradually introducing her to my cat. Noelle was instrumental in this transition time, and also in teaching me how to look after Teddi. After all, I have been a cat-owner, not a dog-owner for many years. She showed me technical basics like how to clean out Teddi’s ears and how to manage her allergies. If it weren’t for Noelle, there would be no Teddi in my life!

It is a rare combination when someone has technical expertise in an area that they love. You can trust Noelle with your pets; they will be healthy and happy in her care.

– Carissa Weiler

My cat has often been referred to as ‘the most difficult animal we have ever had to deal with’ by vets throughout Canada and the US – to the point where she must be sedated for many office visits. However, Noelle is able to bond with her with ease resulting in a much less stressful situation for the aged creature. Noel has assisted with her care for over ten years now, and as a result my cat is a healthy (if cantankerous) 18 years old and doing very, very well!

– Sally Whitehead

For the past year we have hired Noelle to care for our cat, Sasha, whenever we are out of town.

As a cat with advanced kidney failure, Sasha requires more care than the average pet. In addition to special dietary supplements and medication, she is administered sub-cutaneous fluids daily to keep her in good health.

Noelle’s experience as a veterinary technician is invaluable to maintaining Sasha’s level of care when we are out of town and has given us peace of mind that she is in good hands.

Noelle is very knowledgeable and her love of animals is apparent. For example, when our cat was attacked by raccoons she responded quickly with advice that helped us determine whether the situation was acute enough for the ER or not. This alone, saved us a great deal of both financial and emotional stress.

She is flexible and accommodating, even on quite short notice, and her rates are reasonable given the level of care and expertise she provides.

We would happily recommend Noelle to others looking for a caretaker for their pet.

– Sanya Hung

Noelle has been a lifesaver time and time again. It means a lot of have someone like her to depend on for the care of my rabbit, Fred. Her clear love for animals and attention to the details of their behaviour and needs is a remarkable asset. I can rest easy while I’m away knowing that he’s being looked after by capable hands. She has been flexible in response to my schedule and is happy to pick and drop Fred off, which saves me a great deal of time and effort as I’m preparing to leave town.

He always comes back cheerful and looking healthy from his stay. She has also helped me identify health issues in the past and recommended excellent veterinary services. I’m sure Fred is looking forward to his next visit with Noelle!

– Grant Hurley