Testimonial from "The Messenger"

Imagine a Ragdale Hall for dogs with Luxury Accomodation, Beauty Salon, Spa Pool and therapy treatments and that will give you some idea of what Thorpe by Water Country Club is Like

Customer Testimonials

We have known Neil and Angie for some years.  They are a lovely couple who love their pets whether they do well in the show ring or not.  They are first and foremost their pets and part of the family.  We entrusted one of our Aussies - Ozzypools Molly Malone at Allmark “Molly” - to Neil and Angie and we couldn’t ask for a better home or owners.  We wouldn’t hesitate to leave our dogs with Neil and Angie; we would have peace of mind that they would be cared for and loved as if they were their own.  Your pet will love it’s stay with Neil and Angie - a real home from home!”


Colin and Glynis Dowson

Ozzypool Australian Shepherds



Daisy has been having hydrotherapy for hip dysplasia with Neil for about 6 months now and the difference in her muscle tone and general fitness is incredible.  She was nervous at first (even though she loves to swim) but Neil’s patient and calm attitude, and his obvious genuine love of dogs, put her at ease very quickly and now she loves her sessions!  I think it might also have something to do with the constant tummy tickling she gets from Neil while she is swimming...”


Nicola and Chris

Owners of Daisy a GWP



Tarka, my two year old Border terrier, was referred for Hydrotherapy by a specialist vet in Fakenham, Norfolk.  His condition has improved by more than 50% after a course of ten sessions. This involves twice weekly visits for half an hour in the pool.  Neil has gradually built up the time and the strength of the workout in the water.  He also takes his blood pressure to check Tarka’s health and Neil rests him periodically for a massage and a cuddle!  I think it is quite apparent that Tarka enjoys his time in the water and he is certainly benefiting from the treatment.  We have embarked on a further course of ten treatments because we are so delighted with the improvement in his condition.  Neil has an empathy with dogs which is a pleasure to see and any fear they might have have the treatment disappears very quickly!


Jill Hunter

Owner of Tarka a Border Terrier 



My staffy (jock) stayed here and was happy to do just that. Also both legs had knee ligament damage. Weekly visits to Neil and his magic hydrotherapy pool gave my dog the strength in his legs back and a new lease of life. Many thanks for what Neil and his team done for jock.


Gerald Barry


We have quite a demanding Border Terrier who has stayed very happily here over the last few years. It is very re-assuring to know that she is looked after so well.The hydro therapy has been a real saviour after her serious spine surgery.


Rich FW with Maggie



We have been using this Cattery for over 3 years now. They are fabulous. I wouldn't dream of letting anyone else look after my furbabies and that includes family. They are so well looked after and sulk when we get home as they are already missing the chickens and ducks. I know they are in good hands with Mark. Highly recommended.


Sarita Scott

Owner of 2 Cats


I have used Thorpe by water for many years it is never about cost for me it's all about quality and knowing my 2 dogs are being not only looked after but also cared for the owners are brilliant and as for Mark well he goes above and beyond and is a credit to the kennels we board our cat occasionally and she needs daily medication which mark administers with great care i would highly recommend these kennels to anyone and my 3 pets will never be boarded anywhere else.




Owner of 2 Dogs and 1 Cat