“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

“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

“Murphy was a quite a nervous puppy and at first, we were a bit worried about giving him to anyone. We knew it would be beneficial for him to regularly attend a day care to help grow his confidence, ensure he was properly socialised and to tackle separation anxiety. From the moment I had that initial conversation with Ione, I knew she was the right person to look after Murphy for us. During our first visit, we could see how calm Ione was with the dogs and how much she cared for each and every one of them. Before we knew it, Murphy was joining in the fun in the garden, playing in the paddling pool and eating puppy ice cream with the rest of the gang. Murphy goes to Ione's twice a week and we know he loves it there, mainly from how happy he is to see her when she picks him up. I would recommend Ione's service to anyone. Not only can we fully relax knowing that Murphy is happy and safe whilst he's there, we have also seen massive improvements in his confidence.”

Jen & David, SW11

“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

“It’s always a strange feeling at first to leave your dog in someone else’s hands, but I have no doubts that Lola is being taken care of amazingly with Ione. All the dogs in her care absolutely adore Ione and Lola herself runs straight through the door tail-wagging, eager to spend a day with Ione and Pickle! We’ve already noticed Lola’s confidence grow, and from the lovely pictures and videos that we receive at the end of the day, it’s clear she has a ton of fun. If you’re looking for someone trustworthy, reliable and who will look after your dog like their own, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ione's Trusted Dog Care.”

Celina & Stephen, Clapham SW12

“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

“We were recommended Ione for doggy day care earlier this year – 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

“I met Ione when our dogs were both very young puppies and they (and we) have become very firm friends since. She has a wonderful attitude with dogs, both reassuring and calming and can control my dog far better than me, with a soft word and affectionate touch. No wonder my dog is dotty about her. Pickle is a great credit to Ione's affection and approach to dogs, a generally very calm, relaxed and contented dog. Over the last four years, I have found Ione to be dedicated, loyal, caring and devoted and I am sure her dog-minding business will be a great success.”

Sara, SW12

“Ione has very kindly looked after my three dogs for us when we have descended on her for any London function (often putting us up into the bargain!). My dogs love their city trips and bound through the door without even a backward glance in our direction. When we return to collect them, they can hardly be bothered to look up, they are having such a lovely time receiving relaxing massages and lapping up the attention from Ione and Volker. I would never hesitate to ask Ione to look after them if needed as she has an amazingly kind and caring way with all dogs, and her own dogs are always very well behaved.”

Sue, Hampshire

“I have known Ione for many years and among the many things that we have in common the strongest is probably a total love of animals in general and our dogs in particular. Like many pet owners my Westie means the world to me and it takes a great deal for me to trust anyone else with him and his care, even an old friend. However, Ione has looked after Alfie as if he were her own. Not only does she bestow love upon him but she has also stepped in with some occasional much needed training! And Alfie responds! He clearly adores her and loves playtime with her and Pickle, his favourite Lab. I know that Ione is extremely professional, trustworthy and responsible in all that she undertakes as well as very organised. However, working with dogs is not just a business for her, it is her passion, and that is apparent not only from her obvious deep affection for dogs but also from her knowledge of and interest in many aspects of canine care. I commend her to you without hesitation.”

Claire, East Sussex

“I’ve known Ione since she bought one of my adored Abra’s puppies in 2008. I gave her and Volker quite a grilling as I wanted to be sure that my puppies were going to good homes with responsible owners. We talked a number of times on the phone before the puppies were born and then they came down to see me after Abra had produced her litter. After spending about an hour with them I was convinced that the puppy they’d chosen would be going to a great and loving home. Smudge had a wonderful life and Ione and I have always kept in touch. I had her back when she and Volker took a holiday in their first year of her life, and in return Ione came and stayed down in Dorset to look after my three dogs and her own while I took a week’s holiday.”

Mary, Dorset