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Reviews

We take pride in providing exceptional care to all of our customers. Read what some of our satisfied clients have said about us!

*****

HikeHounds is a life saver for our family! Caryn is so loving, caring, active and accommodating! Her services go beyond any other kind of pet service (walkers, boarding accommodations of any kind) can provide. Caryn's dog, Nicky, adds yet another later to the special services provided for your dog, which is socializing your pet with the sweetest & most fun doggy around! And who would think hiking could combine with concierge service? The ease of pick up and drop off and affordable rates is unbeatable!! If you are looking for a Win-win, you just found it!!                                                      Nicole R., Westfield, NJ

 

*****

I cannot say enough good things about Caryn and Hike Hounds. We boarded our dog, Sparky, with Caryn two different times this summer. In the past, with other dog sitters, our dog would get very stressed and upset when we left him, which would put a damper on our vacation. But with Hike Hounds, he is very happy to go. Caryn is clearly a dog lover. There are other dogs for him to play with, there is a large fenced in backyard, and Caryn plays with the dogs and takes them on long hikes in the woods. She also sends me pictures and videos while I'm away, so I can see for myself that he is happy, tail wagging, having a blast! I can't imagine taking him anywhere else.

 

Donna L., Chatham

 

*****

I am so glad I found Hike Hounds, and Caryn! I had several doggy sitters, and had a last minute, weekend trip, and none of them were available. (ugh!) That meant turning to the Internet, and some strange place caring for my little Buddy Lee! So I searched & found nearby Hike Hounds Canine Adventures. WOW! Someone will actually spend half a day hiking trails with MY dog?? AND not charge extra for doing it, nor will they charge extra for playing with them? And let him run free in their HUGE back yard, which includes, rocks to climb, and built in shallow pond for wading & drinking, and lots of flat land for chasing around  like crazy, all enclosed by a 9 foot fence? And top that off with finding a perfectly clean, exhausted doggy, when you pick them up! I was in heaven! We took our dog over to meet Caryn's dog Nikki, & the dogs became BFF's in a heart beat...then mine didn't want to leave!  That's how good it is. I told Caryn she just went to the top of my doggy care list.  Bravo, 5 stars for this one!                                                      Kathy V., Bloomingdale

 

*****

Caryn has been hiking with and boarding our dogs in her home for over 10 years. We could not be happier.... and in fact, our dogs have come to see her as their "other mother" from all the kindness and love she lavishes on them. They come home calm and well-behaved, and we don't have to feel guilty that our "girls" are home alone, bored and getting fat from lack of exercise! Hike Hounds is exactly what they need - a fun day spent hiking and running around in the woods with their buddies. We wouldn't trust our puppies with anyone else!                       Jackie S., Randolph

 

*****

Caryn has a rare affinity for dogs that puts them - and their owners - instantly at ease. Her energy for hiking on the local trails matches that of the dogs she hikes with, and after six miles of strenuous trekking up and down hills, I don't know who's happier - the dogs or her! All I know is that over the years my dogs - who have had various issues from destructive chewing to jumping to incessant barking - have been so much more relaxed and a pleasure to be with after regular Hike Hound adventures. So much better than a dog walker!                                                                                             Ali G., Morristown

 

*****

 

When Caryn works with dogs, she is gentle while encouraging them to have a lot of fun! Dogs just warm to her - as people do. A dog that was frantic became obedient yet playfully lighthearted with her help and love. She innately understands what dogs want and has the strength and emotional flexibility dogs so need for their well-being.                                                                   Laura G.

 

 

We look forward to giving your dog the best outdoor adventure – and you the peace of mind that your dog is happy and healthy!

 

Please call or email for more information:

 

973-452-9182

hikehounds@gmail.com