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Written on: 10/05/2014 by Masons361 (1 review written)
THE OWNER IS VERY FUSSY AS TO WHAT BREED OF DOG GOES IN HERE, MY FRIEND HAD A DOG IN HERE AND THE OWNER PHONED HER UP ABROAD ON HOLIDAY AND SAID SHE WOULD HAVE TO COME BACK AND PICK UP THE DOG AS SHE COULD NOT COPE WITH IT AND SAID IT HAD BITTEN THROUGH HE WIRE ON T)HE CAGING AND THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR IT, CAN YOU IMAGINE THE WORRY OF THE OWNER THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY. ALSO TH EOWNER SEEMS TO HAVE A CLEANLINESS ( OVER CLEANLINESS ) PROBLEM, SHE WASHES THE DOGS EARS WITH BABY WIPES AND… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/08/2011 by San1106 (1 review written)
We have used Balshando for many years and we had two dogs, Dougal and Hamish. Unfortunately we lost Dougal this year in his 17th year. Both dogs always enjoyed their stay with Pat for two weeks of the year. Pat has so much patience and this year it was put to the test with Hamish as he was on his own for the first time and was missing Dougal so much. I would not hesitate in recommending Pat to look after your pets. The establishment is large and very clean with soft music in the background… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/08/2010 by dgswan (1 review written)
WE HAVE BOARDED TAZ AT BALSHANDO KENNELS ( HE LOVE'S IT THERE AND RUN'S IN WHEN WE GET THERE ) SINCE WE RESCUED HIM 6 YEARS AGO AND I MUST PRAISE THE WAY MY DOG IS LOOKED AFTER,HE ALWAYS COMES HOME HAPPY CLEAN AND WE HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANY PROBLEMS WE WOULD NEVER THINK ABOUT PUTTING HIM ANYWHERE ELSE AND HAVE RECOMMENDED THE KENNELS TO ALL… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/06/2010 by Pam Halkett (1 review written)
I am not long home from another happy holiday at Balshando boarding kennels
where,as always I was looked after very well by Pat and her friendly staff
The kennels are always very clean and comfortable and I also enjoy my daily walks and pampering.Mum and Dad said"that they wouldn't think of me going to any other kennel".I would definitely recommend Balshando Kennels to any caring dog owner.
Jamie H… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/06/2010
We have 2 dogs and have never had to put them in a kennel before. Due to our new arrival in this province and have no family here, we required to find a kennel for our kids because that is what they are to us. We looked around and when we when to check out Balshando Kennels. It is clean,lots of space and the owners were very friendly, helpful and made you feel good and safe to leave your dogs with them. There is no where else I would leave our dogs for holidays… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/06/2010
I have used Balshando for 3yrs, my 2 Labs love it there, the kennels are modern spotlessly clean and in a lovely setting. They think it's their second home!
I'm always disappointed when the kennels are closed for holidays and i have to look elsewhere.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Pat to any one she is a very good at what she does, i go away knowing i'll come back to , two very happy hounds… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/05/2010
My wee dog Maxie has been going to Balshando Kennels for 3 years now and everytime I drop her off, she is always excited to see the staff there, especially Pat. When I pick her up, she looks great and you can tell she has had a fantastic holiday. I wouldn't take her anywhere else… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/05/2010
I fully agree with other reviewers on this site who have commented on poor customer service and select attitude of owners as to what dogs they will and won't take. We booked our 13 month old puppy into these kennels for the summer but decided to have trial night first. On picking our dog up the owner was very disgruntled that our dog had barked a lot and indicated that she would not take her back again if this were the case(She hadn't done anything to try to settle our dog and our dog does not… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/04/2010
These Kennels are clean, and owner/s obviously conscientious, however they are very selective in what they will board, dont like dogs who seem like they "Dont want to be there" which is a strange mindset to have with regards to a kennel buisiness. If your dog/s is/are lively, may be unsettled for first few nights, steer clear and look to larger Kennels which are not "Niche" in their approach, the lady we spoke to on the day was fussy, standoffish, and quite critical of a good natured animal, it… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/03/2010
I recently moved up from England two years ago with my dogs ben and jess and I would not dream of putting my babys any where else . Balshando Kennels beats any kennel down south through value for money and the way the dogs were looked after in fact the dogs did not want to leave the kennals and a big thank you to staff and most of all the manager of balshando boarding kennels Pat Wallace… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/02/2010
FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN ROW I HAVE BOARDED MY DOG AT BALSHANDO KENNELS AND YET AGAIN I MUST PRAISE THE WAY MY DOG WAS LOOKED AFTER ALWAYS COMES HOME HAPPY CLEAN AND ALSO MUST NOTE HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE STAFF ALWAYS FIND THEM FRIENDLY AND POLITE WOULD NEVER THINK ABOUT PUTTING MY DOG ANYWHERE ELSE AND HAVE RECOMMENDED THE KENNELS TO FAMILY WHO HAVE ALSO HAVE BEEN PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/09/2009
We put our dog into the Balshando Kennels on three occassions and were extemely happy with the way they looked after him. However, the last time we booked to put him in, due to a misunderstanding about drop-off times we experienced the wrath of a member of staff. She was extremely rude and obnoxious and because we never received an apology for the way she spoke to me I would not put my dog in this kennel again. Shame, because otherwise it is a very good kennel. Perhaps that person handles… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/09/2009
Good Point - Balshando Kennels looked clean and well maintained.
Bad Point - denied taking my dogs when I enquired about housing them there!
Check out their website - they love dogs and will pamper them but NOT IF YOUR DOGS ARE STAFFORD BULL TERRIERS.
Maybe a good idea to ask what breeds of dogs they do take before housing yours there. Would not recommend them to any friends because they are discrimiating against certain dog breeds.
Enough said I think!… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/04/2009
Balshando kennels are basically on our doorstep so it was conveinient to lodge our dogs with them. The kennels were clean, new and I was impressed with the general husbandry. However the Balshando experience was spoilt by the attitude of one member of staff, most unhelpful and unreasonable. I will never lodge my dogs with this kennel ever again … Read Full Review
Written on: 16/07/2008 by Lyndarourke (1 review written)
BALSHANDO KENNELS ARE A WELL RUN AND ORGANISED ESTABLISHMENT AND HAPPY PETS TO BOOT!… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/06/2008 by corrielein (1 review written)
My dogs have been here several times and have always come home looking as happy and healthy as when they went in!… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/03/2008 by JAMWOO (1 review written)
Very clean and warm place. Staff are very frendly and obvious dog lovers - my dog - cleo was well looked after and would highly recomend balshando kennals to anyone… Read Full Review
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