Melanie Powers, Welwyn Garden City

We use Pet Relief to walk our three dogs while we're at work. The same person usually comes every time, so the dogs have built up a relationship with her – and she walks them on their own, ie not as part of a pack.

Our regular dog walker is reliable, friendly, trustworthy, and has a great manner with the dogs. She’s very flexible and will come for additional visits to feed the dogs if we're out in the evening. She does little extras too – washing up their bowls, bringing in our post, and playing with the dogs.

Pet Relief also has a boarding service, which we've used several times – the dogs are in a home environment with a person they know, which is much better than putting them in a kennel. They take their own beds, food etc and always seem to have had a great time when we go to collect them.

We've been using this service since 2005 and find it utterly invaluable – we would recommend it to anyone who needs a reliable dog walker. It’s also really good value for money.