Lisa and her small business, Paws with Me is a gem to be found in the Forest of Dean. My first meeting with Lisa regarding having our puppy Coco, a cockapoo for home boarding made me feel totally at ease in the knowledge that Coco would be wonderfully
looked after and made to feel like one of the Family. Lots of wonderful walks on the doorstep, a safe garden to explore not to mention love and cuddles when required. Our trip abroad in October was made all the happier when photos were posted on the internet
of Coco enjoying her adventures as we enjoyed ours. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lisa's Home Boarding to anyone as being a safe, caring and perfect place for any dog to stay and feel Lisa very much deserves to be considered for a Business
Award given he wonderful service she provides for Pet owners. Sonja Jackson March 2017
Lisa has been looking after our two
cats now with daily feeding visits for nearly two years, sometimes just for a
couple of days, sometimes for one or two weeks at a time. She is extremely
efficient, friendly and professional. We
have total confidence that Noah and Finn will be cared for very thoroughly and
given plenty of attention and affection. Leaving cats in their
own environment when you have to go away seems so much kinder, and with Lisa on
hand this is undoubtedly the best choice for us. We have absolutely no
hesitation in recommending Lisa and the excellent Paws a While service. Lucy Mann March 2017
We have a fabulous cat called Elfreda Beetle, aged 11 she is a rescue cat we have now had for 3 years. She is our first female cat and wow what a difference - she made it very clear at an early stage that catteries were not her thing. What to do? New to the area I resorted to the internet and followed my instincts which led me to Lisa's website 'Paws a While with Me' where I read about her great professional experience and the wonderfully complimentary and warm references. Elfreda Beetle and Lisa met at our home and the decision was made, one of our finest! Lisa has now looked after EB five or six times from a few days to three weeks. She is professional, reliable, warm and delightful, she spends time with EB, plays with her and ensures her varied and ever changing menu requests are catered for ( yes EB is a spoilt cat). We now come home to a happy, contented and well cared for cat and have no concerns while we are away except that we miss her!We would recommend Lisa Morris and Paws a While with Me to anyone in the sure knowledge that the service provided is excellent in every respect.
Michael and Judith Pilkington February 2017
I would like to say that we feel so lucky to have found you to look after our cats and chickens.One of concerns moving to a new area was finding someone we felt truly comfortable with but as soon as I met you I knew you were perfect to look after our gang.
Since then you have looked after the gang numerous times and have been fantastic. The care and attention you give to each animal is great and we can go away knowing they are not only being looked after but truly cared for.
The extra touches like sending photos is so nice and you contact us with any concerns or advice.It is always lovely coming home knowing that the house has not been sat empty and that our post has been moved and that there will be a lovely message from you on the black board.
The reports you write are very comprehensive and gives us peace of mind as to how the gang have all been whilst we have been away.
Going away on holiday is even more of a pleasure now knowing that the gang are in your very safe and caring hands! Thank you for all you support and help :-)
It was such a relief knowing that our Rosie was in good hands. She obviously had a lot of fun and Lisa took great care of her!
Thank you!! Dave Brand February 2017
Lisa has done a fantastic job looking after Paddington, so much so that he looks forward to his visits there and often doesn't want to come home! Paddington is completely "at home" with Lisa and always has an amazing time being walked in the Forest. Additionally staying with other dogs has really helped him in socialising, he is now much calmer and happier when he meets other dogs while out on walks with us. Lisa is 100% reliable and works hard to keep all her clients (4 legs and 2) happy and confident. Thanks Lisa.
Nina, Clive and Paddington - January 2017
Lisa has looked after my energetic beagle Puppy for daycare and walks while we have been away. We had an initial meeting at Lisa's house and then he went for daycare, which he really enjoyed. She has also come to our house and walked him on a daily basis.
Lisa provides a reliable, high quality service which my dog loves. She is careful to get all the details right, not walk him off the lead with our say so and he is happy in her care. We can go away knowing he is well looked after.
We would always recommend Lisa for this service at her home or yours.
Alison Breton Director Forest Hills Golf Club February 2017
I would just like to say how much I value Lisa Morris for her wonderful doggy skills! She has looked after our old dog and our pug with equal attention. I would recommend her to anyone.
I am an incredibly fussy pet owner and having three dogs who all need such different care I have never before trusted anyone outside family and close friends to look after them in my absence. Lisa is fabulous. She immediately puts you and your own at ease. She is happy to chat to you about your Pets needs and works around them and you. Her notes and updates set your mind at rest too. She's wonderful with all of my dogs and I trust her implicitly. Couldn't recommend Paws a while with me highly enough.
Ellie Stanford - Owner/Groomer Little Black Dog Salon
My Tibetan Terrier, Bentley , stayed with Lisa and is looking forward to going for another holiday. He made himself at home on his first visit and had lovely long walks. Lisa kept me posted on how he was getting on. Bentley got on so well with Lisa's dog Colin and he really did look happy and well on the pics Lisa sent and when I collected him. I have recommended Lisa to dog owners I know and I wish her all the best as the business grows. Well done Lisa (and Colin)! Chris Bartle February 2016
Lisa is brilliant! She is professional and friendly and I had no concerns about leaving our cats in her care. The daily pop in visits suit our needs perfectly. Lisa took great care of the cats, bringing them treats and toys every day. She posted pictures and videos on Facebook so I could see how they were, and left a report card for me to read when I got home. I won't hesitate to ask Lisa for pop in visits next time we go away, and I would definitely recommend her.
Kate Foot February 2017
Always been delighted with Lisa's work. Knowing that our 3 cats get love, fuss and even play time with Lisa when she visits makes us go away on holiday without any worrying. Not only do the visits work out cheaper than our 3 going into a cattery, it also means our house is being opened, checked and even curtains and lights being altered. Our cats love Lisa to bits and we're so pleased to use her services. :-)
Jo Davies - Forest Traders - February 2017
We had previously had other arrangements for our rescue dog Bentley which I just didn't feel comfortable when we came back off our hols. So I looked around on the internet and found Paws a While With Me. Lisa came to visit us at our home Bentley liked Lisa and Lisa liked Bentley. We done a trail for the day back in November 2015 and everything went great. Since then we have booked Lisa for our main summer holiday and Bentley does doggy day care. I feel so happy that Bentley is in an homely environment and I cannot thank Lisa enough as she accommodates your pets needs and I know he is loved and looked after. When he is dropped for daycare he runs straight in to the house and doesn't look back at us! I cannot recommend Lisa enough.
Lisa Cookson January 2017
We have just returned from a week in Snowdonia and Lisa has provided a first class service looking after our 4 rescue rabbits, providing them with a clean environment, fresh food and water and play every day. They all look very happy on our return. Thank you Lisa. A very dependable and professional service :-)
Jill Challacombe October 2016
Lisa is the most compassionate, lovely person you could have to look after your dog. Coco has been there for two weeks and we never once worried that she would be unhappy, many photos and updates from Lisa assured us that Coco had really had become part of their family and was socialising well Colin, Lisa's own dog -. We would highly recommend Lisa she is a very caring person who obviously adores animals especially the ones she has in her care
Sonja Jackson October 2016
Bella (our cocker spaniel) loves Lisa and so do we. We'd previously used a kennels but are so much happier knowing she is in Lisa's home when we are away. As a young rescue dog, the socialisation with Colin and the other dogs is brilliant for her. When I had knee surgery, Lisa also walked Bella daily. Lisa really is a god send! I don't think we will be going back to using a kennels.
Hari Fell - Tudor Farmhouse,Clearwell October 2016
Our lab Daisy has just spent the week with Lisa. Daisy can be a bit of a boisterous dog, she is only 14 months old. I was worried about her, the pond & house but Lisa didn't seemed fazed and was very reassuring that all would be fine. We received lots of updates via Facebook & a text cos we didn't have wifi on holiday.
Lisa has looked after Daisy wonderfully with 2 lovely walks in the forest each day and a nice cozy sofa bed to flake on after she's finished playing with her little pup friends. I am very happy with all that Lisa has provided for Daisy and highly recommend her. We will be contacting Paws a while with me for future stays :)
Many thanks Lisa and Co x Rachel Gane August 2016
Lisa has recently had Winston our Labrador. Last time we went away we put him in kennels and he didn't have the best experiences, so we looked at an alternative for him. We came across Lisa through facebook. Impressed with her reviews we arrange a meet for her and Winston prior to him staying with her. She is very patient and very friendly. She has been fabulous with Winston during our time away. Winston is a highly excitable and boisterous dog and Lisa has looked after him fabulously. We have had constant updates and pictures to see how he's getting on with his doggy holiday! Highly recommend to anyone! Will be using her services next time we go away for sure! :)
Ryan Smith - August 2016
This is the 3rd Year that Lisa has looked after Bella for us - we've loved the updates and have come home to a very contented happy cat. She would hate kennels so this is ideal for us and her. Once again thank you so much for the great care you take looking after Bella.
Louisa La Roux August 2016
CAT SITTING July 2016
Lisa, has this last week been looking after my 4 furr babies (cats) and 2 african clawed frogs. Lisa took the time to come out and meet them and go through everything with me. Twice daily visits and a complete log of their daily activities as well as daily texts to put my mind at rest. Excellent excellent service, will definitely use again and recommend to anyone needing doggy sitting, cat sitting or any other animal. Thank you so much xx
CAT SITTING - Once a day pop in service June 2016.
We have just returned from a fortnight’s holiday to find two
very relaxed and happy cats. This is the longest we have left them for in ages,
so it was a great relief, although I knew they were in safe hands. Lisa has
been looking after our cats now for nearly two years, she is totally reliable
and very thorough in her care for them. Leaving cats in their own environment
when you have to go away seems so much kinder, and with Lisa on hand this is
undoubtedly the best choice for us. We have absolutely no hesitation in
recommending Lisa and the excellent Paws a While service.
Lucy & Steve Mann
CAT SITTING - Twice a day pop in service May 2016
Many thanks lisa for a wonderful job,we certainly recommend and use your service again. Bette
Once again we booked Paws A While With Me to look after our 3 cats whilst we had a few days away. We knew they were in safe hands and would be happy whilst we were gone but the text updates and photo's were brilliant and we enjoyed reading the report about
their antics when we got home! Thanks Lisa as always :-)
J Davies Forest Traders
have used Lisa's services for six months. She always turns up at the
agreed time, and she is fab with out two dogs, they love her and cause
such a fuss when she arrives. Everything is very professional and agreed
up front. She obviously loves her "job" and her clients. We would
highly recommend her doggy services.
Anne Seymour February 2016
Lisa remains my "lifeline" in caring for my 3 very elderly cats regularly, giving me the freedom to go away. She's always kind, honest, thorough, reliable - don't hesitate to book her, she's brilliant, so me & my cats are totally happy! Margy February 2016
"I was looking for someone that would treat my dog as I do, with love, cuddles and the occasional treat and Lisa ticks all those boxes and much more. Lisa house/dog sat during our recent wedding and I felt so at ease leaving my furbaby that has never been kennelled with her. She regularly walks my pup and I'm very happy with this service-long may it continue! This lady will go the extra mile for you and your pet, no pun intended!
Sarah Blake February 2016
Lisa is great with our two dogs, she just knows !!!!,. Excellent reliable and professional service, she turns up when she says she will and doesn't skimp on walk time, the boys look forward to seeing her, would highly recommend, Thanks Lisa Anne Seymour – 5 star September 2015
So glad I have found a 'home from home' for our Little dog Bridget. She is quite timid but had a lovely time with Lisa. Highly recommended! ‘Lisa did a great job of looking after our cat during our two-week holiday. She was very professional at all times with excellent communication. We would definitely recommend her and will use her again. Cheers Jenny Jones – 5 star September 2015
Just got back after a lovely night out with hubby, first time out together in YEARS!! Heartfelt thanks to Lisa Morris of Paws A While With Me for making our night out possible with her amazing pet sitting of our exceptionally large pack ... we returned to a very calm household (no mean feat at all!) especially a very happy yet unusually calm Zebedee Ziva and little nervous Lollipop went from shaking from head to foot when we left her, to sat on the sofa with Lisa having cuddles when we came back - those who know Lollipop will know how incredible that is! Amazing, can't recommend Lisa highly enough, she definitely has the midas touch!! Thank you so much Lisa! Michelle Jones of K9 Rescue UK
Lisa was happy to spend time with our two dogs plus our daughters challenging website. She inspired confidence and we appreciated her notes. Completely brilliant service.
John Stanford July 2015 5.0*****
There are not enough words to describe the quality of service you will receive from Lisa. I am one of the fussiest, more worried owners of 2 dogs who are my world. Lisa is the only professional I have ever trusted to care for them and she excelled all expectations. My girls adored her, we had detailed notes and lots of photographs of her time with them and I was more than happy leaving them in her capable hands. Will use her again and shout her name from the rooftops! Thank you!
Eleanor Stanford of Mitcheldean Mutts May 2015 *****
Thank you Lisa for looking after Celtic Cattery, knowing I‘m leaving my precious cargo in good hands, allowed me to have a few hours off and appreciate the fact everything was clean and tidy on my return. First class service xx
Christine Cross May 2015
Lisa has provided a fantastic service by taking our seven year old rescue dog on daily individual weekday walk. She is reliable and has worked very well with our pet who is nervous around other dogs. It has been evident by his behaviour since Lisa has began walking him that he has been in very good hands with her. I would not hesitate to recommend Lisa a competent and caring dog walker.
Sally K May .2015
Lisa looked after my cat when I went away, I was very happy with her service and I would use her again and recommend her to people. She let me know how Cleo was doing when away which was very reassuring as I worry. There was also a daily diary of what Cleo had been up to, which was a nice touch. Thankyou
Rachael and Cleo
Would like to say how happy to have Lisa looking after our dogs during the day while I was at work and family away. My westie Lucy is not always the easiest and put my mind at rest knowing she was getting 1st class care, photo updates and notes left. Thank you again Lisa xx
Thank you so much for taking care of Oscar for us while we were away. He was one happy kitty!
The Good Vet Guide has received a 5 star review:
Staying over Mac our 13 year old Springer was so well looked after he almost didn't want to go home. Was really happy to see Lisa again on his second sleepover. All his old age needs were met and he loved being part of the family.
Thank you Lisa Morris, for stepping in at such short notice, you were absolutely wonderful with Brownie, and the big boys love you too! Now I know who to call when I need help looking after the boys.
Hi Lisa just a quick note to say a huge thank you for looking after ...poppy it was a huge weight off my mind to know she was in such good hands. Thank you for the updates during your visits and the log at the end - fantastic service xx
Lisa is a star! My 3 elderly & much loved cats have totally accepted her into their rather pampered lives, due to her calmness, cuddling skills and patience! I‘ve recently needed to call her in a family emergency (by text, not even a phone call!) and she‘s competently & reliably come to my rescue, with no fuss or stress involved - perfect! Regular message updates from home while I‘m away provides superb reassurance every time. Excellent service, I couldn‘t do what I do in my life without her!
Margy (And Bubbles, Goat & April). Coleford.
When we booked our holiday, we had to find a career to care for our cat, Alfie. Alfie is very much a “house bound cat”. You understood his needs very well. And when he fell ill you not only took him, to our vets but you acted on our behalf. You gave Alfie time, love and compassion. We thank you very much. We know that Alfie has another friend, and he trusts you. We were so glad that we found you, and do not hesitate to recommend your services to others.
Ruth and Bernie Marks
Paws a While has “house sat” and looked after our dogs, one elderly and the other rather nervous, on several occasions and they have received fantastic care. My older dog was ill when we were away and Lisa nursed her superbly, preparing tempting food and making her comfortable. She managed a complex medical routine and provided reports. Amongst all this, my young dog was exercised and played with. Lisa is very organised, trustworthy and reliable.
Paws a While has provided myself and the boys - Fraser. Archie , Dudley and young Freddie, with a fantastic service. The boys have been treated to playtime , feeding and some training and I have had peace of mind that they are happy and contented . Lisa provides a service that I simply could not be without and I recommend her highly !!
Our cat is an important member of our family, so finding someone to look after her (and our house) in our absence was an important decision. When we found Paws A While, we were so relieved! Lisa strikes the perfect balance between being highly professional and very personable. More than the thorough paperwork, Lisa‘s accommodation of all our cat‘s routines and the very competitive rates, what makes Paws A While‘s service stand out is the fantastic communication with us: daily written reports, regular updates by email or text message while we‘re away and even cat selfies to reassure us everything is OK. We really have nothing but positive feedback about our experience and will be customers of Paws A While for as long as we have pets to be looked after!
Dave and Jen
I have never left my dog before so was slightly nervous of the whole situation, but Lisa put me at ease and my Toodles seemed to like her from the minute he met her. Lisa picked Toodles up and took him off to the forest where he had his own amazing holiday full of walks by the river and lots of attention. I got a few text updates to let me know he was ok too. Lisa brought Toodles back to me. He seemed relaxed and a lot calmer than he was before his holiday. I would defiantly recommend pawsawhilewithme to anyone who loves their pet as much as I love mine. The rates are good and the love Lisa gives each pet is first rate. 5 stars.
G J Kerry
We have used Lisa several times to look after our dog and cat whilst we‘ve been away and have been impressed by her professionalism. She takes time to get to know pets and owners and it‘s a nice touch to get texts while you‘re away to reassure you there are no problems. When we came home our cat looked happy and well and the dog was ready to go back with Lisa! It‘s nice to know there‘s someone local and reliable we can call on and we would have no hesitation in recommending Lisa to others.
Clive and Joy
It has been so reassuring having a reliable animal sitter whilst I have been away a couple of times recently. Having a tribe of pets, two dogs and three cats can prove problematic at holiday time. This has been especially so as one of my cats, Lulu, has been very poorly. Knowing that Lisa was there to look after her enabled me to relax knowing that Lulu was getting the attention she needed as well as Lisa administering Lulu‘s medication. Having a daily report on return from holiday is helpful too, as you know what has been happening with your furry family members whilst you are away. I would recommend Paws a While With Me to anyone wanting a reliable pet sitting service, as Lisa genuinely cares about the animals she is caring for. Thank you Lisa
Lisa came to visit me and my dog at home, she is a friendly and relaxed person who spent the time getting to know the dog whilst explaining her services and making arrangements to suit me as best as possible. She has been flexible and always been available to do the odd extra day if we have needed it. We have been pleased with the services that Lisa and Paws a While With Me have provided and am grateful for the effort and time Lisa has put in with my dog!
Thankyou very much to Lisa for walking our labrador Pip, often at short notice and with such care and attention to her needs. Thankyou too for the regular homeboarding which she loves - and is almost sad to come home. You run a very caring and very professional service - thanks for all your help.
After moving from Scotland back to the Forest of Dean I was keen to get a pet sitter /dog walker organised for my well loved black labrador Tilly. I happened to see Lisa,s card in my local vets surgery and decided to give her a ring. Lisa came out to my home to meet myself and Tilly. We discussed my needs and I knew straight away that Lisa would be someone I could trust with my home and my beloved dog. Lisa walked Tilly for me as arranged while I was at work, she arrived promptly at the arranged time, walked Tilly as agreed for half an hour and then played with her in the garden for another half an hour. Lisa texted me to let me know that all had gone well, which put my mind at rest. When I arrived home each day Tilly was happy and relaxed and Lisa left a note each day to tell me how her walk had gone and how Tilly had been throughout her visit. I would definitely recommend Lisa for your pets needs and I will not hesitate to use her again.
Jenny (Forest of Dean)
Recently (April 19th 2015 ) I arranged for Lisa Morris of “Paws for a While” to transport me and my toy poodle Charlie from our hotel to a dog show I was judging at in Lydney and to then to take him for a walk while I was judging. Lisa arrived on time to pick me up and could not have been more helpful. At first, as is usual for Charlie, he was barking when Lisa took him off me and I was a bit anxious that he would not settle, but I need not have worried. Lisa kindly looked after Charlie throughout the day, and took him out again when I was judging a second class. This time Charlie went happily with her. He has obviously found a new friend in Lisa. In the afternoon Lisa then took us back to the station. I have rarely been able to get out and about since my husband‘s stroke made him unable to drive and I so appreciated Lisa making this welcome break possible. I would certainly recommend her and hope to be using her services again in the summer.
I was rather anxious about going on holiday as my trusted Aunt and Uncle always took care of my ageing Lab and my lively shih tzu but they were unable to this time. But all turned out well, because I found Lisa. She came to visit before hand, was so friendly, professional, and caring towards my girls, I felt completely at ease leaving them and my home in her capable hands. Whilst away Lisa sent updates and even a few nice photos . I would recommend her to any one,with complete confidence. Thanks again Lisa.
Brilliant service from Paws awhile with Me, Takes someone organised and capable to take over the running of our kennels whilst we were away, and Lisa handled it with no bother at all. On our return, kennels were immaculate, and all the dogs were happy and well cared for. An invaluable service for us, as we never get away together, but now we know we can call on this service and not worry..... thanks to Lisa at Paws a While with me for a fantastic service!!
Jane Van Soest-SmithGundog Art
Bella is our very excitable, 7 month old, labrador retriever and is very much a part of our family. With Christmas fast approaching we began wondering how we were going to be able to visit my husbands family who live in Wales - about a two and a half hour drive away, as we were unable to take Bella with us.
Lisa was recommended to us by a friend, as someone who might be able to help. We contacted Lisa and arranged for her to come and visit us (and Bella). The rest, as they say, is history!! Lisa looked after Bella for the 2 days we were away and kept in touch with us all the time. She sent text updates and even sent pictures of Bella so we could see how she was getting on. Bella never had it so good - she was taken on lots of forest walks and met other people and animals too. We could see when we got Bella back that she had been very well looked after, and obviously bonded with Lisa! We would not hesitate to recommend Lisa to anyone wanting to have their pet(s) looked after while they are away from home. Nothing was too much trouble for Lisa, and she has such a lovely manner. She really is a lovely lady and we will definitely be using her services again. Thanks Lisa!!
Paula Marie Farmer - Casa Interiors
We found Lisa through an advert at our local vet. She responded quickly and professionally. Once a time was arranged she came to visit our boys on multiple occasions with us present to confirm that they were comfortable with her - by the last visit I could tell my lads were happy. She was genuinely trustworthy and I felt safe having her in my home with my boys. Thanks for the great service, definitely recommend and will be using her services in the future.
Nuch and Joseph
We have no hesitation in asking Lisa back to look after our cats and chickens. She gives a professional service with write-ups each time she comes over. Normally our cats shoot off with strangers but she had a gentle friendly approach. It was also handy having Lisa notice other things such as a leaky overflow pipe, thus keeping an eye on the house as well. Finally I was appreciative of the texts I received, thus reassuring me all the time we were away. We will be back again with more business for her soon.
Karen and Mak
Thank you for doing such a brilliant job looking after our two cocker spaniels while we went on holiday for the week. Our dogs were very well cared for and kept active throughout the day. We will definitely use your service again. Kind regards