“Ione’s trusted dog care service is exactly that, a service that I completely trust to look after my little 6-month maltipoo Luna. When looking for possible day-care options, I knew that I wanted a small personalised service in the local area, somewhere that would feel like a ‘home away from home’ for little Luna. Very luckily that is exactly what I found at Ione’s. You can tell immediately that she deeply cares for all her dogs and likes to get to know the personality of each dog to ensure they have the best day with her and the small doggy group. For Luna, this includes playing with the other pups, little run arounds in the park, splashing in the garden paddling pool, and munching on Ione’s home-baked liver cake. I love getting a daily photo and video feed on the highlights of Luna’s day. Even though I'm working from home, Luna continues to go to Ione’s as I know how much she enjoys her days there and how great it is for her early socialisation. I feel very lucky to have Luna as part of Ione’s doggy family now, and hope it continues into the future!”

Elaine SW12

“I was recommended Ione through our puppy classes, as I was looking for a small home-based day care as Mustard my cavapoochon was a bit of a nervous puppy. Ione provides exactly that and in the two years Mustard has been going to Ione’s she has become so much more confident both with new dogs and people. Ione really gets to know the dogs in her care (& and all their quirks!) and it’s great to be able to leave Mustard with someone who knows her so well. Mustard runs into Ione’s without a backward glance, desperate to see her day care friends and the daily videos and stories photos show always show Mustard having a ball. As well as day care Ione is my go-to when I’m on holiday. Mustard really makes herself at home and I know I don’t have to worry about her at all. I really can’t recommend Ione enough; I know Mustard loves her time at Ione’s and I can relax knowing she’s really well looked after.”

Nicola SW12

“Since Pannonica, our beloved mini dachshund, was a lockdown puppy we not only wanted her to socialise but also not to develop separation anxiety when life was back to normal, so we started looking for a daycare for Pannonica when she was only 4 months old and Ione’s daycare was simply perfect - a home away from home. She was a little timid at first, but Ione embraced her and took the time needed to make her feel comfortable, loved and secure. Thanks to her patience and kindness Pannonica settled in just fine. She is always so happy to see Ione when she is collected in the morning. I think she knows very well that her day will be filled with fun, activity, stimulation and snoozes. My husband and I love watching the videos and listening to the audio Ione sends at the end of each day. She captures the moments so vividly and takes the most beautiful photos. Pannonica often stays with Ione when we travel which makes leaving her easier knowing she will be happy and feel at home. For us, Ione’s daycare is the best day care our family could wish for! I trust Ione implicitly and Pannonica absolutely adores her.”

Adriana & Chris SW17

“I heard about Ione’s Doggy Day care the minute I got my miniature dachshund and was so lucky and fortunate to bag a space! From the start Ione’s attention to detail and professionalism was second to none. Shelby has been with Ione for 2 years now and absolutely loves her time spent there. I can’t believe how much passion and effort goes into running Ione’s day care. She is the kindest and most conscientious person you could ever wish for to look after your dog. Shelby has a day full of activities while there and a really good long walk. She always comes back happily exhausted! I feel completely safe knowing Shelby is there and that she Is having the best time. Shelby, thanks to Ione, is amazing with all sizes and breeds of dogs, she is less needy at home and even more bouncy if that’s possible! I can’t recommend Ione’s Doggy day care enough .”

Sarah & Alex SW17

“We feel so lucky to have found Ione’s Trusted Dog Care. It was clear from our first meeting with Ione that this is not just a business to her but that she is a true dog lover. Our dog Riley, who is now two and a half, has been attending Ione’s daycare once a week since he was a very nervous 7-month-old puppy. We weren’t sure we would ever find someone that he would be happy to stay with, but he absolutely loves going to Ione’s. In fact so much so that we avoid walking past her house at the weekends as he is so disappointed when he realises he is not going in! Days at Ione’s are filled with lots of play, sausage hunts and paddling pool fun in the summer. Ione is incredibly professional and organised and we trust her completely with Riley. The peace of mind in knowing that he is so well cared for when he cannot be with us is absolutely priceless. .”

Katherine and Donal SW4

“We would be lost without Ione, who has provided a home from home for Herbie, our sweet, complicated, and very anxious lock-down puppy. If a picture can say a thousand works, we think the photo encapsulates how relaxed Herbie is when attending daycare or staycations with Ione when we are travelling. Ever the consummate professional, Ione always puts the care and wellbeing of the dogs first and provides structure, enriching activities, wonderful walks and abundant love and patience. And always goes above and beyond with supporting us as owners too. We feel very fortunate indeed to have found Ione’s Trusted Dog Care and cannot recommend it highly enough.”

Kate & Sam SW4

“We looked at a number of day-cares for our dog, Olive, but we didn't find anywhere that was right until we found Ione. After a number of mornings to ensure everyone was happy, Olive now goes to Ione’s once a week. The amount of thought that Ione puts into looking after every dog is amazing, and it's clear Olive has a great time every time she visits. Not only that, but she has become more confident around other dogs, and we have noticed that she has become much more socialised! We also love looking at the videos and pictures Ione shared to see what Olive has got up to during the day. Ione is flexible and will always try and accommodate our schedule, which we really appreciate. We are so lucky to be a client and hope to be one for many years to come.”

Ella & Sam SW12

“Our dog Poppy was a rescue and has always been nervous around other humans and dogs, so we were very cautious when looking for someone we felt we would be happy to leave her with. After having viewed many different doggy daycares we found Ione via recommendation, and are so glad we did. She is in a different league to anywhere else we have seen and we honestly cannot recommend her highly enough. She has been absolutely amazing with Poppy, who has gradually come to add Ione to her short list of trusted humans, and has grown massively in confidence since attending daycare. We felt she really took the time to get to know us and understand Poppy before committing to taking her on, which gave us the confidence that she cared about the dogs themselves rather than just seeing us as another customer. She goes out of her way to provide stimulation for the dogs with IQ puzzles and homemade treats and doggy ice creams, which Poppy adores despite being extremely fussy! After each day she provides a series of hilarious videos and images of the day, which is always the highlight of our week. We could never think of taking Poppy anywhere else – there are many companies around us with slick websites, but Ione is the only person we have found who truly puts the dogs’ welfare first.”

Katherine & Shaun, Balham

“We were recommended Ione for doggy day care in early 2021 – and have never looked back! It was clear from the beginning that Ione is a very caring, genuine, thoughtful and responsible carer who is passionate about what she does. Our little Frankie absolutely loves it– it’s helped her to socialise, be more independent and make new doggy friends at the same time. Ione takes time to understand your dog and place them accordingly in an appropriate group to ensure the right canine balance. The dogs have a wonderful area to relax and play (plenty of beds and lovely toys), get a good walk and lots of attention. We particularly enjoy Ione’s picture, video and audio updates so feel involved in what Frankie has been up to. Our Frankie knows exactly where she’s going when I take her there and she wags her little tail in anticipation.”

Olivia & Kyle, Tooting

“Ione’s Trusted Dog Care lives up to its name. We trust Ione completely with looking after Bonny, our Labradoodle. Bonny is now almost 11 months old and has been with Ione from 4 months old, going two or three times a week. Ione has played a major part in Bonny’s development from a timid puppy into a gentle, playful, well-socialised dog and we’re so grateful. Bonny runs happily into Ione’s house every time we drop her off, hardly able to contain her excitement at being reunited with Ione’s dog, Pickle, and the ever-changing box of toys to chew and play with. Ione does training and skills practice with Bonny and keeps her mind as active as her body. We get photo and video updates each evening after Bonny has been there, so have a good idea of all the fun, games and training that has gone on. We can’t recommend Ione highly enough.”

Steve & Jeremy, Balham

“When we moved to Clapham in February we were desperate to find a day care that would love Peggy, our 2 year old miniature dachshund, as much as we did. Not only were we moving house but Jess was also returning to work after some years working at home and so it was all change for Peggy. Ione made the transition so easy, Peggy, who can be initially nervous, settled in very quickly both with Ione and with the lovely pack of other doggos she has carefully curated! Fairly soon after we went into lockdown but even though we are now working from home, Peggy still goes to Ione during the week because we know she has so much fun. We honestly could not wish for a more caring and wonderful person to take care of Peggy - Ione clearly loves dogs deeply and is so communicative, responsive and kind. We consider ourselves very lucky to be a client and hope there are many more years to come.”

Will & Jess, Clapham SW4