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cath said on Jun 28, 2018 9:53 PM

michelle and barry are brilliant with my 2 cavies and one is disabled. she looks in on them when our shifts clash and when away on holiday. I would find it hard to trust anybody else with them

Tracey musker said on Jun 27, 2018 0:28 AM

Hi I have a 3 yr old black lab, gorgeous boy, we go away in July 26th for the week, we have been let down, your reviews are great, could you send us some info and prices pls.

Beryl and Kim Culliford-Horwood said on Jun 9, 2018 4:33 PM

Thank you Michelle and Barry for looking after Jacko and Jodi again.They have now been on holiday to you and your family several times and are happy, well cared for have a lovely time on each visit..You always give more than 100% love care and attention to them when they are in your care ������xx

Vicky Poole said on Mar 31, 2018 10:51 PM

I used Galavans for the first time yesterday 30 March to look after my dog Sophie at our home. Michelle visited twice. She did try walking Sophie but Sophie refused due to her being a very timid dog. She was very well looked after and cared for. Michelle gave her tea and then visited again to settle her for the night. She also stayed both visits to spend a little time with Sophie. She also sent me texts to keep me informed which I was very grateful for. We will certainly use Galavans again if needed and will recommend to others.

Margaret evaskitas said on Jan 13, 2018 6:26 PM

A first class service excellence at its best I think Michelle is a very professional women who cares very much for all her animals.i would not leave my patches with any one else

Dorothy Shuttleworth said on Oct 24, 2017 3:35 PM

A sincere thank you to Michelle for visiting my home to care for my timid little cat Blackie while I was away for over 2 weeks. I know I can leave him in good hands when I go away in the future. Very friendly, reliable and professional. Once again many thanks.

Judith Wilson said on Oct 11, 2017 12:46 PM

I wouldn't leave my two fur babies with anyone else they have the best care ever from Michelle and Barry been using this service for many years thanks so much to you both brilliant work and please never stop doing it or I won't be able go away lol

Nicole & Aaron Watts said on Aug 29, 2017 3:14 PM

We have used Galavan's twice now and cannot recommend highly enough! To have the peace of mind of knowing that your pet will be extremely well looked after in their own, familiar surroundings is incredible. To receive regular texts as well is a bonus. Fantastic service that cannot be improved upon!

Karel Punton said on Jul 19, 2017 2:57 AM

Many thanks to Michelle and family for looking after my two dogs (Lily and Charlie) for 16 days/nights while we were away on holiday. Couldn't ask for better care, and got regular updates and photos showing them happy, healthy and having loads of fun. Michelle and family clearly love animals and my two were smothered with lots of love. Would not hesitate to recommend Galavan Pet Assistance. Many many thanks. Five star *****

Beryl and Kim Culliford-Horwood said on Feb 19, 2017 3:53 PM

Michelle and Barry are true animal lovers.Our 2 dogs Jacko and Jamie were really well cared for in their home.Both dogs were eager to get into their home when we went to drop them off before our holiday .The dogs did not smell bad when we brought them home as they have done previously in other boarding kennels.The dogs had obviously been happy there and we have booked them in again when we go on our next holiday abroad.Thank you both for caring so professionally but to also give the dogs so much fun

gill kane said on Dec 20, 2016 10:10 PM

Michelle and barry looked after our beloved quela. (Unfortunately she passed away recently). She loved them, and we felt completely confident leaving our german shepherd with them. I cannot praise their care and consideration enough. They are 5 star people providing a 5 star service always. Thank you both so much xx

Kerrie and Ste Marsh said on May 13, 2016 6:06 PM

5***** rating! Cannot praise them enough, we have had our Betty dog walked by the Galavans for 3 years now and she has had many sleep overs, there are not many people we would trust with our dog but we can really count on these to make it a home from home experience for our pet. Betty loves her weekly walks, she gets lots of attention and fun playtime with other furry friends. Absolutely brilliant and would deffo recommend to others. xxx

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Julie said on Feb 28, 2016 5:20 AM

Thanks so much for looking after Patch. He was so relaxed staying home in his own bed. An invaluable service. Thank you so much.

Cath said on Oct 27, 2015 0:38 AM

A massive "Thank You" to Michelle, for looking after my cat Alfie at my home whilst I went on holiday, I could never put her into a Cattery. Michelle sent me daily updates, photo's and video's which evidenced to me that Alfie wasn't so sad whilst I was away. I was able to relax and not feel guilty for leaving her home alone, my only regret was I had not found Galavan's Pet Assistance years ago. Again big thanks for the fabulous service, 5 star. "I will be back" xx

Margaret evaskitas said on Jun 1, 2015 0:46 AM

Can't praise this company enough they were so caring looking after my 2 cats the two of them are fatter than when I left them. Thank you again Michelle will definitely refers your services.

Sylvia & Dave said on Apr 30, 2015 11:33 PM

Many thanks to Michelle and Barry for looking after Spike & Oscar our beloved cats. The professional (5* service) that you both give to our lads makes it a lot easier for us to go away for a week. They are happy and we are happy. Thanks also for watering our plants and keeping our home safe, we would be lost without you both. See you next time Spike & Oscar XX

Joanne Macdonald said on Apr 20, 2015 0:48 AM

Thanks Michelle & Barry for cat sitting Buzz + Woody again, don't know what we'd do without your fabulous service! Our hols are a lot more relaxing knowing the boys are in your caring hands & their ongoing stalking of you is proof that they love their Aunty Chelle! Would recommend your service to any pet owner who needs to know their furry friend is in good hands, thank you xx

paul and Bernie Kilgallon said on Mar 11, 2015 9:59 PM

thanks so very much Michelle and Barry for looking after Dixie Dog again for our long week end away, he is very happy and tired after all hes fun with you guy's, dont quite know what we would do without you, you are stars in our eyes ...... thanks again, see you soon x x x

Sylvia & Dave said on Dec 7, 2014 4:41 AM

Many thanks once again for taking care of our beloved cats Oscar & Spike. We are able to leave the lads in our home whilst we are away in the knowledge that they are being well cared for by Michelle and her husband Barry. Two very professional people who really care about the welfare and happiness of all the animals who come into their care.

Bernie and Paul Kilgallon said on Oct 6, 2014 9:22 PM

just picked Dixie Dog up after another stay with Michelle and Baz and family ( 03/10 - 06/10) as always he is happy, healthy and smells amazing (thanks guys) its such a blessing to go away and know he is being treated to a home environment, lots of play time and love and no cages!!!!! dont think we could go away without you looking after him <3 x x x thanks again and see you soon x x x

Tricia Atherton said on Oct 2, 2014 3:41 PM

Hollie stayed for 2 weeks in August, was really anxious leaving her, but needn't have been, she was well cared for and was welcomed into Michelle's family home, pictures confirmed this on FB, home from home. Thank you everyone at Galavans and see you again in the new year, Hollie and family xxx

Lyndsey Crawford said on Aug 5, 2014 9:08 PM

Once again thank you so much to Michelle and Family for looking after George & Bradley. Such a relief to know your dog is in safe hands. Cannot recommend enough! Invaluable service. Thanks so much! :)

Carmel Mather said on May 5, 2014 2:14 AM

Just to say i am so happy Mason is in safe hands each day with people who care, and has lots of fun with his pals i don't worry when am not with Mason x ( left 17th January 2014 via facebook)

Sarah Brennen said on May 5, 2014 2:13 AM

Thank you for taking such good care of Malcolm Brennan for us whilst we were away on holiday x He is back home looking fitter, healthier and happier than ever x ( Left on facebook)

Chris Adams said on May 5, 2014 2:06 AM

I just want to say a BIG thank-you for the love and care you gave to my VERY MUCH LOVED Lucy Lou a 5* service that I WILL definitely use again !!!! To any-one viewing this site for the first time DON'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE! THIS IS THE ONE PLACE TO HAVE YOUR DOG LOOKED AFTER !!!! ( feedback left on facebook)

steve and sue allen said on Sep 7, 2013 9:15 PM

I cannot thank Michelle and Barry enough for looking after our dog Sam for two weeks between 17th Aug till 1st Sept. I was glad to see the pictures on Facebook and to see how happy and well exercised he was running around with the other dogs, looking at the pictures we missed him more than he missed us, thank you once again for looking after Sam and making him welcome into your home also I would to add that I would recommend Michelle and Barry at GALAVAN'S to anyone x

lorna said on Jun 20, 2013 8:19 PM

Galavan's was recommended to me when i was looking round for a dog minder to have my dog for a week whilst i went on holiday. As soon as i met with Michelle i knew i had found the right person to look after him, she treats them as she would her own. The regular updates with pic's on Facebook showing me what a fab time my little Ted was having, seeing the great walks she takes them on, put my mind at ease. I will defo be using Galavan's again & would highly recommend them to anybody who is worried about leaving their pet. Be warned though your pet will come home absolutely shattered & just wanting to sleep!! Thanks again. x

sue parry said on May 10, 2013 8:36 PM

Thanx so much for taking care of jaspar. He had so much to put up with as a young pup that we were scared to leave him. We had no need to be scared as he has been looked after so well he has grown up during our absence and is now so full of confidence it is unbelievable. We will see you agan very soon.

Bernie, Paul, Kate and Phil Kilgallon said on Apr 16, 2013 5:57 PM

A big thank you to Michelle and Barry for looking after our Dixie Dog over night 13/04/13. Once again he came home happy, healthy and very tired after all hes lovely walks and playing with hes doggie friends!!!!..... your service is priceless thank you so much x x x

Lyndsey Crawford said on Apr 14, 2013 11:01 PM

A massive thank you to Michelle and her family for looking after our dog, George on such short notice. Loved the Facebook photos and texts messages. Thank you, highly recommended, will defiantly leave him with her again :)

Lyndsey Crawford said on Apr 14, 2013 10:58 PM

A massive thank you to Michelle and her family for looking after our dog, George on such short notice. Loved the Facebook photos and texts messages. Thank you, highly recommended, will defiantly leave him with her again :)

Julie Meehan said on Mar 13, 2013 3:30 PM

After contacting Michelle at very short notice, she agreed to take in our puppies Hattie & Hamish for an overnight stay while we were at our Sons Surprise 21st. She took all my worries away by texting and posting pics on Facebook. I can't thank her and the family enough for making our weekend celebrating perfect. Hattie & Hamish hadn't really socialised with other dogs. Now I have no worries about taking them out. They love it. Thank you Michelle & Barry I need worry no more when I'm going away for a weekend or a fortnight. Have already recommended you to friends.

Bernie, Paul, Kate and Phil Kilgallon said on Feb 27, 2013 8:24 PM

we dropped our Dixie dog off at Michelle's last Friday for a long week end as we were going away for a family celebration. As it was the first time we had left him we were very anxious (well he is our baby and kennels were out of the question). On return Dixie is very happy and healthy, and on the journey home even cried a little!!!! Our worries were put to bed during he's stay with regular txt messages, and face book updates with lots of lovely pics. In a nutshell it was a true home from home for him with lots of care love and cuddles, and a chance for him to mix more with other doggies :-) So a BIG thank you to Michelle and Barry (to whom Dixie took a special liking to) and family, we will highly recommend your services to all and will be in touch soon re next holiday for our Dixie dog .....Again thank you so very much x x x

SUE TROILETT said on Feb 19, 2013 2:50 AM

I had to call on Michelle to look after my 9 year old springer spaniel Rascal after my dad passed away.I was out at work 8 hours a day and this was to long to leave him alone. Rascal had been used to company all day and when I took him out he would sit down and would always want to go home Since Michelle has been looking after him he is a different dog .She takes him for walks and also daycare I would have no hesitation in leaving him with her she is very caring and goes the extra mile with regular texts and photosf.I cannot thank her enough I now have a happy dog again and would recommend her to anyone

Syl & Dave said on Feb 5, 2013 1:49 AM

Many thanks to Michelle for looking after our cats Spike & Oscar. Michelle is very professional, caring and trustworthy. She not only looks after our cats, she looks after our home as well. We get daily texts to say that they are okay, this enables us to enjoy our holidays knowing that they are happy in their own home environment and not locked up in a cage in a boarding kennel. Thanks Michelle xxx

louise webster said on Jan 26, 2013 7:16 PM

Michelle and her family are really loving a caring people - i have no hesitation of leaving Tobi with them during holidays or even weekend breaks - thank you so much michelle x

Helen said on Jan 5, 2013 9:28 PM

Michelle looked after our three cats Molly, Nando and Benji over new year as Molly seemed to be getting more and more distraught each time we had to put them in a cattery. As an over protectice cat owner I was so pleased with the service! We got regular text updates and Michelle was even dedicated enough to carry out an extra visit when I asked her to at the last minute late on new years eve. She really went above and beyond - I would recommend Galavans to anyone and will definitely use them again.

Kathryn and poppy the dog said on Nov 3, 2012 7:07 PM

Thank you sooooo much, it was great to get texts everyday to tell us how poppy was, it was the 1st time we had left her and we will booking much more holidays now we know poppy will be on holiday with Michelle, it really is a home form home.... Thank you!!! Xxxx

Charlotte Lansley said on Oct 19, 2012 0:59 AM

I just want to say a big thanks to Michelle for looking after our choc lab Marley while we went on holiday. I had a great holiday knowing Marley was staying in a home environment and playing all day with other dogs, text message updates were also really nice to receive. Will definitely leave him with her again!

Linda High said on Aug 29, 2012 4:45 PM

We had to leave Oscar (17month old springer) for the second time in a month and having been in kennels we chose Michelle as we wanted him in a home enviroment. He was back home waiting for us when we got back and so relaxed compared to his stay in kennels. Wonderful service, Michelle and her family did a great job. Thank you very much from us all for looking after our lad.

Bev, Glen, Alfie & Chief said on Aug 22, 2012 11:50 PM

A big thank-you to Michelle and her family for looking after our dog (Alfie) and hamster (Chief) whilst we were on holiday. It was the first time we had left them but we had no worries as Michelle was so lovely with them (and us!). She kept in touch with texts and Facebook photos so we knew they were having a good time! We will be booking again for next year and would highly recommend her service for pets both large and small

Janet, Phil and maisie said on Aug 5, 2012 8:18 PM

Would like to say a very big thank you to MIchelle and family for providing such a wonderful professional service for Angus and Henry whilst we were away on holiday. We couldnt have been happier with the service. Daily updates via texts and pictures on facebook. Angus and Henry looked very relaxed and spoilt to say the least. Michelle even dropped them back off in Wigan with my mum . Will definatley be recommending and using the service very soon . Michelle and her family really love animals . Thank you so much xxxx

Janet, Phil and maisie said on Aug 5, 2012 8:12 PM

Would like to say a very big thank you to MIchelle and family for providing such a wonderful professional service for Angus and Henry whilst away on holiday. We couldnt have been happier with the service. Daily updates via texts and pictures on facebook. Angus and Henry looked very relaxed and spoilt to say the least. Michelle even dropped them back off in Wigan with my mum . Will definatley be recommending and using the service very soon . Michelle and her family really love animals . Thank you so much xxxx

Charles Winters said on Jul 24, 2012 0:51 AM

Excellent service, went the extra mile to make our trip more enjoyable and will be recommending to friends and family. Our boys didnt want to come home. x

Kelly Mason said on Jul 24, 2012 0:49 AM

Thanks Michelle and Barry for the wonderful service and looking after our cats. Will be booking you again soon as we book our next trip. Thanks Kel

Trinnie M said on May 24, 2012 8:22 PM

Thank you so much for the excellent service looking after Tom and Jerry, made our holiday much more relaxed knowing they were in safe hands!! will be booking again for next year soon as we have booked our holidays x

Margaret Prince said on May 1, 2012 11:03 PM

Thanks for the lovely service you provide, without you I wouldnt have been ble to have that much needed break. Will recommend you to all my friends and family. Thank you Marg

Michelle Hampton said on Apr 22, 2012 9:01 PM

I was a little nervous at first leaving strangers to check on my pets and home, but Michelle really made me at ease and everything went really smoothly, she even text me to let me know. Will be recommending and using again. Thanks

Mr and Mrs Bretherton said on Apr 22, 2012 2:49 PM

Wonderful Service and very friendly and helpful. Helped me out at short notice and have already booked again for the summer. Many thanks Michelle and Barry and girls, such a lovely family.

Jue B said on Apr 22, 2012 2:46 PM

Many thanks Michelle for taking great care of Ellie and Max, very reliable, trustworthy service. highly recommended and will definatley be booking again soon. Jue

Hannah said on Apr 15, 2012 0:48 AM

Michelle is the definition of going the extra mile. She always does "that bit extra" when she looks after our 2 cats, when we're away. She understands that being away from your beloved pets is stressful so does everything to make it as smooth as possible. She always texts me as soon as she has seen the cats, and waits for them if they are out. She also cleans the house, if you ask her to! What an angel.nt. You can change my font, size, line height, color and more by highlighting part of me and selecting the options from the toolbar.

Joanne Macdonald said on Apr 9, 2012 3:32 AM

Many thanks to Michelle for taking care of our cats, Buzz & Woody, at really short notice, and even letting me know when they were home and tucked up in bed to stop me fretting!! Excellent professional and friendly service, genuine pet lovers and would recommend to anyone. Thank you xx

Stacey Walsh said on Apr 5, 2012 4:23 AM

Thanks for looking after our pets like they were your own. Already booked again for the summer. :-)

susie twist said on Mar 26, 2012 0:50 AM

Lovely family, welcomed our dog into there home as if he was there own .First class .Highly recommend.Thanks very much .

Kathy O'Hare said on Mar 20, 2012 3:31 AM

Thanks for looking after my cats for me, was so much better than having to use a cattery knowing they were in their own home. Will be using again for sure and will pass you on to my friends and family. Much Love from us all!!

Peter Bine said on Mar 17, 2012 10:00 PM

Thanks Michelle and Barry for your excellent service, helped me out whilst my wife was in hospital not only with the pets but with the house work too. Truly Lovely Couple. Will be using you again when we're away! Peter and Sue x

Jane Williams said on Mar 16, 2012 8:16 PM

Highly Recommended Service. First time i have used them and will definatley be using again. thank you x

Sandra Marsh said on Mar 13, 2012 2:20 AM

Highly Recommended - looked after my two cats and Guniea pigs whilst we were away and even had the house sparkling. Will be seeing you again in the summer. x

June S said on Mar 2, 2012 8:24 PM

Would like to say thanks for looking after my mum and her pet, with her disabilty she find its difficult to get out with jack, its only been a couple of weeks but she says she doesnt know what she would do without you now. Thanks June x

Jenny Lane said on Mar 2, 2012 3:17 PM

Just wanted to say a BIG thank you to Michelle, nearly had to cancel my holiday after being let down by someone to look after my pets and Michelle stepped in at short notice. I will definatley be using you again and recommending you to all my family and friends. Thanks again Jenny, Spike, Charlie and Nemo!! xxx

Margaret Smith said on Feb 27, 2012 0:01 AM

Highly recommended service, looked after my home and pets, Very trustworthy and friendly. Thank you x

Sheila said on Feb 21, 2012 5:03 AM

A freindly and accomdating lady. Goes out her way for you. Recommended over and over again!! x

Kerry said on Feb 19, 2012 3:26 AM

I wouldn't take my lovely pets anywhere else, first class care, home from home, highly recommended

Carly Connor. said on Feb 18, 2012 5:18 PM

This is a great website. I like all the setting out and things. Good Luck with your webiste Michelle!

Elaine right said on Jan 31, 2012 11:45 PM

It was lovely to find this family run business, they are friendly and helpful. They have made my life so much easier now. Thank You. Elaine and bruce x

diane radford said on Jan 27, 2012 9:57 PM

well done on ur new adventure hope every thing works out for you i will defo be bringing are sheba for you to mind xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said on Jan 25, 2012 1:31 AM

I know you will have lot's of customers. Your friendly, kind and funny. I love you xxx

Alanna Howard said on Jan 24, 2012 0:02 AM

I couldnt think of anyone more suited to this than you. Hope all goes well, I know where to bring Honey and Romeo when we next go away.

Debbie McGowan said on Jan 23, 2012 10:44 PM

good luck with you new venture Michelle l will be recommending you for sure

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