Testimonials

Testimonials From Our Customers

Fairy Dog Mama has provided premier pet care services since 2016. Here’s just a sampling of our happy customers.

The Fairy Dog Mama has been looking after my beloved Henrik for years now. She comes and stays in my house and takes excellent care of my dog and my home. Henrik is a very large, physically disabled dog and he has some anxiety and fear issues, so he’s not the easiest to look after. I feel so grateful knowing that I have someone so experienced and so loving taking care of him when I am away. I have no idea what we would do without her!

Maija Savics (Henrik)

Maija Savics (Henrik)

Our chihuahua Yoda has a big personality in a little body. He was a rescue from a puppy mill and possesses a number of personality quirks as a result. Courtney and her team were able to win Yoda over in short order. We have noticed a change in Yoda’s demeanour when we arrive home from work; he is more relaxed and happy.
Courtney and her team are very professional and clearly really love animals. We would absolutely recommend The Fairy Dog Mama services to others seeking kindness and care for their pets!

Megan Braun (Yoda)

Megan Braun (Yoda)

I highly recommend Courtney and her team. They are professional and work hard to understand each dogs individual nature and needs. I take comfort knowing they love and enjoy my dogs as much as I do, while providing a high standard of training which includes strong boundaries for safety and polite doggie manners. I use both the weekly dog walking service as well as the in home dog sitting service which are not only flexible and convenient but provide me with worry free options for my beloved doggies.

Rose Reynolds (Jericho & Zeus)

Rose Reynolds (Jericho & Zeus)

The Fairy Dog Mama

The Fairy Dog Mama has been looking after my beloved Henrik for years now. She comes and stays in my house and takes excellent care of my dog and my home. Henrik is a very large, physically disabled dog and he has some anxiety and fear issues, so he’s not the easiest to look after. I feel so grateful knowing that I have someone so experienced and so loving taking care of him when I am away. I have no idea what we would do without her!

Maija Savics

Maija Savics

Henrik

We love the The Fairy Dog Mama! Our pup, Winter, learned many essential skills during her time with Courtney and team. We as a family also learned from Courtney and we are happy to say Winter is a happy, loving dog!

Suman Melville (Winter)

Suman Melville (Winter)

Thankfully, Courtney has been a prominent figure in our dogs life ever since we brought Mani home as a young pup.
As most dog owners would agree, making sure your pooch is always cared for is sometimes not easy. I have so much going on in my life. juggling work, a toddler and a needy (aka reactive) fur baby, so it’s not unusual for me to contact Courtney at short notice saying “HELP!!!! I need you to walk Mani!” Not once has Courtney not been been there to help out. I often wonder what I’d do without her.
I know without a doubt that Mani loves the Fairydog mother and looks forward to her visits. Courtney goes above and beyond in the care for my dog and I would not hesitate to recommend her to others looking for care of their beloved pooches when they can’t be there to do it themselves.

Sarah von Fersen (Mani)

Sarah von Fersen (Mani)

Courtney has looked after our 2 dogs, as well as our home on a number of occasions. She has proven herself to be a very conscientious and professional dog/house sitter.
We are always confident that everything will be taken care of.
Our dogs, Casey and Leo, love to be with Courtney as she showers them with affection, as well as taking care of all their needs.
I am happy to highly recommend Courtney and her Fairy Dog Mama Services.

Penelope Human (Casey & Leo)

Penelope Human (Casey & Leo)

Our chihuahua Yoda has a big personality in a little body. He was a rescue from a puppy mill and possesses a number of personality quirks as a result. Courtney and her team were able to win Yoda over in short order. We have noticed a change in Yoda’s demeanour when we arrive home from work; he is more relaxed and happy.
Courtney and her team are very professional and clearly really love animals. We would absolutely recommend The Fairy Dog Mama services to others seeking kindness and care for their pets!

Megan Braun (Yoda)

Megan Braun (Yoda)

We love the The Fairy Dog Mama! Our pup, Winter, learned many essential skills during her time with Courtney and team. We as a family also learned from Courtney and we are happy to say Winter is a happy, loving dog!

Suman Melville (Winter)

Suman Melville (Winter)

Courtney has been providing visits (pee break and a quick play), walks and short-term and long-term dog sitting for my two Shikoku, Mika and Kuma, over the past year. My dogs absolutely adore her. She is professional and goes the extra mile to accommodate my needs on timing of visits and dog sitting. Also, her use of positive training techniques and related positive ways of interacting with my dogs is of critical importance to me, as I would not use or recommend anyone who implements the debunked “alpha” / dominance theory techniques. I highly recommend Courtney for caring, conscientious, and positive dog visits and sitting for your dog.

Jeff Bartel (Mika & Kuma)

Jeff Bartel (Mika & Kuma)

Courtney has been walking Rebus for about a year now. Rebus is reactive so requires special attention to manage his behaviour. He adores Courtney. And I can rest assured that he is in good hands!

Margaret & Bruce Good (Rebus)

Margaret & Bruce Good (Rebus)

Courtney was recommended by a family member and we have not been disappointed. She came to meet our dog and learn his routine before his first walk and has been responsive, friendly and professional. Even at the last minute she has been able to fit our dog in to her schedule. It is reassuring to know she will do her best to help us out, and her knowledge of dogs and her feedback have been invaluable.

Alison Beale (Catch)

Alison Beale (Catch)

What a delight it’s been to have Courtney take care of Brando ever since he was a puppy. She is such a pleasure to work with and always very reliable and accommodating even at last minutes notice.
Brando truly loves Courtney and I know she loves him back even more. I would highly recommend Courtney to anyone looking for a trustworthy and caring person to look after their loving pets.

Hedeah Javahery (Brando)

Hedeah Javahery (Brando)

Courtney and her team provide us with the peace of mind our furry kids are well looked after and loved when we are away.
The photo updates and check ins are a great help and it’s awesome to see their having a fun vacation too.

Sarah Hancock (Teddy & Milo)

Sarah Hancock (Teddy & Milo)

I am writing to recommend wholeheartedly Courtney Faulkner “The Fairy Dog Mama” dog sitting business. I have a 4 pound Yorkie who I treasure and have 100% confidence leaving him in the loving care of Courtney. I will not leave my Yorkie with anyone else.
She has proved her reliability and capabilities when caring for my Yorkie while I am on vacation. It is evident how much she loves animals and is very knowledgeable about their care. <3
I absolutely recommend anyone who needs pet sitting to contact Courtney.

Carrie Warren (Gucci)

Carrie Warren (Gucci)

We love the Fairy Dog Mama! As my husband says, there is no one you trust with more of the precious things in your life than someone who cares for your pet in your home while you are away, and we trust Courtney and her team. We use her when we go away and can’t take our dog with us, and we also use her to walk our dog on the days when the schedule gets crazy. Recently, we left our dog with the Grandparents and they were nervous about taking him for a walk. They live on the North Shore so we contacted Courtney and she came to their house in the morning to walk him. She is always willing to do what she can to help! Courtney keeps a meticulous file about your pet and their needs, likes, and quirks so you never have to worry about whether you reminded them of something your pet needs. They send photos daily of your pet so you can see that they are happy and content, even when you are just using the walking services. Our dog is always happy tired and content when the Fairy Dog Mama comes, whether it is to stay while we are away, or just for a midday walk. We highly recommend Courtney and her team!

Theresa & Brian Erb (Dakota)

Theresa & Brian Erb (Dakota)

We have a little 12 year old Yorkie named “Spike” who is the light of our lives and has some anxiety and can be somewhat challenging. From the first day Courtney and the caring doggie sitters of the Fairy Dog Mama cared for Spike, I knew he was good hands. We also have recently adopted a wee kitten named Dion who, like all kittens, is full of energy and mischief. The Fairy Dog Mama & company can handle him and his antics with a firm but gentle hand and a good sense of humor. From weekend doggie/house sitting to spur of the moments visits and walks, Spike and Dion have always been treated with nothing but loving patience and kindness. Our pets are the most honest and true gauge of whom they do and don’t like and it’s obvious that both Spike & Dion love, love, love Courtney and her knowledgeable and trusted group of doggie mommas! I trust and recommend The Fairy Dog Mama 100%!

Susan & Tony Pardy (Spike & Dion)

Susan & Tony Pardy (Spike & Dion)

Courtney “cut her teeth” on my 2 Maremma Sheepdogs, Nico & Tessa, helping me in 2013 when I was disabled with a broken foot. At the time, Courtney was a high school student needing volunteer hours. She fell in love with them, and the feeling was (and still is) mutual! She was (even then) mature beyond her years and obviously had a special rapport with animals. She began working at their daycare, and eventually began her own dog sitting/walking service. My dogs, especially Nico, can be quite challenging – Courtney has proved herself eminently capable of handling them. Courtney is my preferred dog-sitter when I travel – although she books up fast, so I have to plan far in advance now 😉

Patricia Brooksbank (Nico & Tessa)

Patricia Brooksbank (Nico & Tessa)

The only thing better than vacation is having 100% confidence that your dogs and home are well looked after while you’re gone. Courtney and her team take care of our two dogs as if they were their own. All we have to do is mention their names and their tails start wagging. They no longer mope when they see the suitcases come out! Our busy schedule, combined with our dog’s anxiety, means that having the opportunity to have Fairy Dog Mama’s team stop by to let them out, work off some energy, and give them a treat or two lets us focus without worrying if the dogs are okay when we’re out. Courtney and her team are professional, caring and reliable. I’d recommend the to anyone (and so would our dogs!)

Bob & Eileen Cook (Cairo & Gimlet)

Bob & Eileen Cook (Cairo & Gimlet)

I would highly recommend The Fairy Dog Mama Pet Care. We have used this company for the last three years and have always been impressed with the prompt, professional response of Courtney, the owner. We have had Courtney and Emily stay at our home to house/dog sit and were very pleased to come home to our brood of happy and healthy dogs, as well as a clean home (a bonus after a holiday!). I would not hesitate to recommend The Fairy Dog Mama. I feel that our dogs and our home are in great hands when we are away!

Lori Nobes (Miss K, Dexter, & Oreo)

Lori Nobes (Miss K, Dexter, & Oreo)

I have used Courtney and her team on several occasions for both walks and dog sitting and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Not only did I come home to a happy and healthy dog but I had the reassurance that our house and garden would be well cared for. As the owner of a 130 pound Irish Wolfhound I am very careful who I leave my dog with and I was very confident in their ability to care for and manage Finley. Courtney is reliable, knowledgeable and most importantly really seems to love her “customers”

Heather Hamilton (Finley)

Heather Hamilton (Finley)

My husband and I have Loui, a beautiful, large dog that needs a little extra care and attention. Courtney came recommended to us and she was very attentive from day one, continuing Loui’s training Loui during every visit. We couldn’t be happier with the services Courtney provides, the connection she has with Loui gives us peace of mind knowing our big guy is taken care of whenever he is with her. I would highly recommend The Fairy Dog Mama to anyone looking for someone to take care of their fur baby

Cynthia Harvey (Loui)

Cynthia Harvey (Loui)

We have been using the Fairy Dog Mama for the past few years for our young energetic golden retriever. Courtney and her team are fantastic! They come and stay with Mac when we are away, sleeping at our home and keeping Mac entertained. In addition they also help with garbage day, mail delivery and watering the garden (best efforts – of course!). Mac loves all three of the lovely ladies that have stayed with him.

Mac is special, he is high maintenance and the Fairy Dog Mama does a great job catering to his needs.

We never worry when we are away – thank you Fairy Dog Mama!

Shawn & Jerrlynn McCann (Mac)

Shawn & Jerrlynn McCann (Mac)

Courtney has been part of our dog team since 2016. We have a young duck toller, River, who sometimes gets worried about loud noises and fast movements when out on a walk. So it was important to us that our dog care service be supportive of walking River on a leash with positive reinforcement if things get outside his comfort zone. Fairy Dog Mama has fit the bill perfectly, and Courtney is clearly tuned in to River’s mood and checks in with us if anything seems “off” with him. We feel in good hands!

Letitia & Shane Englund (River)

Letitia & Shane Englund (River)

Fairy Dog Mama is a LIFESAVER!
Two years ago, I decided one dog wasn’t enough and had to get a second dog. At this point I considered myself a seasoned dog owner, I had a dog growing up, and we had a 3 year old dog of a breed considered ‘difficult’. I thought I’d go easy on myself and get a nicer type of dog this time, we found a little golden retriever that needed a home, perfect we thought. We named her Happy. She was going to be the cuddliest, nicest, friendliest, obedient-est dog you ever did see. Turns out little Happy was terrified of dogs and people, including us at the beginning. She got a boatloat training, socialising, and de-sensitizing and still does, but she’s still an anxious thing and she’s still terrified of dogs.
We tried a number of pet sitting services, nothing was a good fit for Happy. Well meaning people on popular websites said they could handle her, she wasn’t aggressive, she’s fearful, they said it would be fine. It wasn’t.
FINALLY we were pointed to Fairy Dog Mama. Thank dog. Working with them has been really easy and given us so much peace of mind. I never worry about my dogs while I’m gone, and nice bonus I don’t worry about my house either 😉 Courtney and her team are hands down the single best choice for dog sitting.

Meredith Hattori (Happy & Boss)

Meredith Hattori (Happy & Boss)

Captain is my very special best friend, and after carefully researching the market, the only petcare-giver to which I would consider entrusting Captain’s care is Courtney Faulkner. She is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and customer-centric…she always answers “yes” to any of Captain’s care needs. And, of course Captain loves Courtney and all those on her team.

Bill Phillips (Captain)

Bill Phillips (Captain)