(Thank you for all your wonderful cards and kind words. Here are just some of our testimonials)
"On 1st February my world fell apart when I had to make the agonising decision to say goodbye to my very loyal and dear companion Scooby. He had a very good life at nearly 16 years old,when he sadly lost his battle. No matter how old they are, I cannot begin to put into words how it felt to make that horrible decision to finally let him go forever.
No time is long enough to love them or prepare you for that awful day when you have to say goodbye and this for me still remains quite raw.
From the bottom of my heart I honestly cannot thank Alison enough for all her help, support and compassion on that day. It absolutely broke my heart to say goodbye to him and I know that a piece of me went with him that day.
The sensitivity and attention to detail Alison takes is truly inspiring. She was able to take away all the pain and upset in a heart beat simply by allowing me a safe place to say my goodbyes and see him at peace one last time.
After what was quite a traumatic and upsetting morning, being given this opportunity means more than anyone could ever know and I'm relieved that this is the last image I have to treasure of him.
I would happily recommend with all my heart the beautiful service "Trusted friends" offers to all animal lovers who have to face that horrible day. If there was any relief I could take away from losing my Scooby, it would be knowing that when that dreaded day comes around for my other loved animals, I know that they will be in the safest hands with Alison and she will be there with open arms to look after them with understanding and kindness - A guardian Angel for all our Animals.
With Love and the deepest Thanks
xx Jade xx (February 2018)
"We lost our much loved dog Barney recently & Alison took care of everything for us with a caring & professional manner. She even took a piece of his fur that we now have as a keepsake. We would highly recommend her services to anyone who has lost their pet."
Karen & Kevin Hawkins (October 2017)
"Dear Alison and team
We can't thank you enough for the kindness and compassion you showed us when we lost our beloved black lab Hamish. From our first contact with you we received an excellent, caring service with your own personal understanding of the loss of pet as a member of the family.
The time you gave us when you came to our home to collect Hamish for his last journey went some way to helping us cope with the very emotional and sad situation.
We have recommended your service to friends.
Thanks again for all your support during our time of need."
Ginny and Adrian and Nell (September 2017)
"My world was turned upside down over a weekend when I lost my beautiful precious girl. I can't thank Alison and her family enough for the way from start to finish they treated her with dignity and respect. Alison was really comforting through a very difficult time. If I could rate more than 5 I would! The Urn my baby came home in was absolutely stunning and blew me away. I would definitely recommend Trusted Friends and I've already had people I know ask for their details. Thankyou soo much for all you've done for both of us!
Dani xx (Google Reviews August 2017)
"I would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Alison for the exemplary way in which she conducted the cremation of our beloved rabbit, Hoppers, after he sadly passed away. We were deeply upset, but from start to finish Alison handled the matter with extreme compassion and care which made the experience so much more bearable and comforting for us. The service she provided us with was first-class; she was happy to explain the whole process and, at the end, provided us with a beautifully presented casket of our sadly missed pet’s ashes together with a commiserations card containing a thoughtful personal message. I would have no hesitation in recommending Trusted Friends to anyone seeking to give their much-loved pet a dignified and respectful farewell. Thank you again".
Stuart and Lindy, Stony Stratford (December 2016)
"Thank you for the caring and sensitive way you treated Dexter on his very final journey. It was a great comfort to us to know he was so well looked after by Trusted Friends and the service we received was excellent. We will miss our boy forever after we lost him suddenly to cancer but you really
helped us to cope during the awful first couple of days".
Rebecca & Andy (June 2016)
I can't thank you enough, after having to make that dreaded call about Milo, my beloved Kitten taken away from us under tragic circumstances, you came around within the hour on your day off to help me through the hardest thing I have had to deal with losing my best friend and companion. Your guiding and caring nature was a comfort to me and my family on this heart felt time. From taking Milo to his place of rest and returning him back to where he belongs, you went that extra mile again with the added touches of the card and his beautiful lock of fur and paw print. We were all treated with dignity and compassion and I can't thank you enough. I am eternally grateful for what you have done for our family".
Regards Sharon Brookes, Jorja and Hannah xxxx (December 2015)
We would just like to thank you and everyone that does an amazing job at Trusted Friends, for all the hard work that you do. You took time to explain every aspect of what to do when your best friend passes. All the love and attention you gave to Angel and us is beyond price and we will remember it for the rest of our lives. You made a very sad time special for our "little girl" and we are eternally grateful for the compassion and love you showed to Angel and us!!!"
James & James Honeyman-Bristow xx (September 2015)
Thank you so much for looking after our beloved Simba. You were amazing! You truly understood our difficult situation and looked after us and her beautifully. You were so lovely, listening to us waffle on for hours on end! I was so impressed by you and your service. The sympathy card and a lock of fur? above and beyond! Grateful and thankful to you."
Roni & Max (May 2015) xx
I just wanted to say thank you for the caring and compassion you showed us in respect of the passing away of our beloved Glen. You were recommended to us by a friend and we would certainly not hesitate to pass on the name of your team should occasion occur."
Andy & Barbara Newman (April 2015)
"My friend recommended Alison to us and I'm so glad she did. Alison is a wonderful lady who provided us with a very special parting with our beautiful much loved Chihuahua, Chico. From our initial phone call prior to his final visit to the vets, to returning him to us and follow up contact, Alison was our rock. There was no pressure on time or on payment. Alison's focus was on respecting Chico and our wishes right up to the point of cremation and after bringing him home. She even kept his favourite little teddy with him.
We have already recommended Trusted Friends to several people who love their pets as much as we do. We miss our baby Chico so so much. He will always be in our hearts. We can't thank you enough Alison for making such a difficult time in our lives more bearable. The care and dignity you've shown will never be forgotten."
Lots of Love
Jo, Jason, Sophie, Samuel and Elvis (our cat)
xxx (April 2015)
I cannot begin to put into words how grateful and thankful we are that we found you and your team, to take special care of our little man at a time in our lives that was unbearable and unimaginable.
When you lose a true and trusted friend that has been a huge part of your life for 16 years, it is heart warming to find someone that shows such empathy and compassion when faced with this void in your life.
Pickle was my soul mate that never left my side, we shared everything, he was my rock through happy times and sad and never ever let me down.
Wherever I was so was he, I already miss him terribly and still expect him to greet me after a long hard day with a warm cuddle, we get so attached it is hard when they are no longer here.
Meeting you confirmed I had definitely made the right decision and your extra little touches were a perfect addition which I will treasure for always x
Why don't we ever think about a little lock of fur and what a special memory we could easily had let slip through our fingers were it not for your thoughtfulness.
Trusted Friends is exactly what you are and I will be eternally grateful for the kindness you showed to us all.
Sharon x (March 2015)
Just wanted to say thank you so much for the very thoughtful, caring and compassionate way you have treated both us and our lovely Boxer Millie over the last few days with her passing.
We cannot thank you enough, you have been wonderful throughout and we would not hesitate in recommending you and your company to any pet owners in a similar situation in the future. Even though we are all devastated to have lost our beloved girl, we are happy that your service was so personal to us, and of course, local to us in Mk.
Once again, a very big thank you from our still heavy and grieving hearts."
Martin, Lesley & Becky (November 2014)
"Alison, thank you so so much for all your support and kindness for looking after Georgee, with love and dignity. You made it easier for us to say goodbye, even though it was still very hard. Once again thank you and your staff."
Love, Kay and Barrie xx (August 2014)
"Alison, thank you for your wonderful service at such an awful time for
us. You have restored our faith in human kindness and treated our
Captain with such dignity".
Bob & Irene (January 2014)
"Dear Alison, thank you so much for being there for us. You made an awful situation into one that we will treasure knowing that Boog was well looked after and given the respect he deserved."
Love Juls, Chris, and Family (October 2013)
"Alison, thank you so much for the sensitive and swift way you dealt with our beloved Tabitha. Losing her is heartbreaking but your kindness has helped us to deal with her passing. Thank you"
Love A & M xx (October 2013)
"Thank you so much to Alison at Trusted Friends for her kindness and compassion when we needed it most. The setting is so peaceful and beautiful and the service so lovely that we felt comforted during such a sad time. To be able to leave our much loved cat in such tranquil surroundings helped to make the loss more bearable. Thank you"
Vanessa & Simon (August 2013)
"Hi Alison, just wanted to say a big thank you for kindness, respect and attention to detail and professionalism, which helped us enormously during a very sad and difficult week. We will happily recommend your services to our friends in the future. Thank you again"
Bryan and Sue (July 2013)
"To Alison & Co, thank you so much for looking after Tess for us. Your support and kind words mean a lot. You are always there and we appreciate it so much"
Love Denise and Simon xx (June 2013)
"Thankyou Alison for the care & compassion you gave to all of us, and for the time you gave to me when you brought Josh home. It will never be forgotten"
Best Wishes Irene & Roy (May 2013)
"A massive thank you to Trusted Friends PFS. You have made this unbearable time copeable for us all. Giving our beautiful Bolty baby the respect, love & dignity she deserves. What a wonderful company, so thoughtful & caring - God bless you!"
Love from Dan, Carrie, Tia & Holly (Jack, Buster, Albert, Poppy, Splat & Widgy) xxx (May 2013)
"Dear Alison, thank you for your kind and professional way you looked after Sascha for us so soon after her passing. You made it easier to deal with her death by letting us see her in a lovely environment. Thank you ever so much"
Love John, Mags, Jemma & Cheryl xxx (April 2013)
"Alison, Helen & Family. Just a note sent from the bottom of my heart to thank you all for your help, compassion and service on the recent loss of my Dallie Willow. I couldn't have asked for anymore and I so thank you for the respect & dignity you treated her with. I miss her dreadfully. I have told my doggy friends how wonderful you were so thank you for setting up 'Trusted Friends'
Jeanette x (Feb 2013)
"Dear Alison...Thank you for helping us with the passing of our much loved dog Tubs. The care and compassion that you gave enables us to deal with our loss and focus our thoughts. Putting our needs first was a great comfort to us. I am sure that Ted is also grateful that his brother and life long companion was treated with great respect and dignity. Again, thank you."
Andy, Lyndsay & Ted (Nov 2012)
"Dear Alison, thank you for all of your help and understanding when we lost our dear Azrael."
Kind regards, Gary & Jo (Oct 2012)
"The exceptional service we received from the whole team at Trusted Friends, at a time of great sadness , was fantastic. They were respectful , kind , and genuinely cared about both us and our beloved Alfie. They took away the worry of what we needed to do and reassured us that they would treat Alfie with dignity and respect. There was no rush and the opportunity to see him resting peacefully was appreciated. We could not have received a better service for Alfie and would recommend Trusted Friends to anyone who loses a pet."
Berni, Helen & Billy (Sept 2012)
"Alison, The service you provide is invaluable. Your support at such difficult times is amazing. We've used your fabulous service twice now and would recommend you to anyone. Thank you for helping us cope with losing both Leo & Lucy a year apart"
Tracey, Paul, George & Nathan (June 2012)
"Thank you for your kindness and understanding in dealing with the loss of dear Timothy".
The Crowley Family (June 2012)
"Alison...a sincere thank you for the compassion and understanding you and your colleague showed at the loss of my beloved soul mate Cobby. I will be forever grateful for your support and bringing him back to me. Forever in your debt..."
Anne & Cobby (May 2012)
"Alison, We just would like to say thank you for the way you treated Jovi and I was very touched with the way your car was with the coffin and flowers. It means a lot to us"
Sonya, Steve, Bobby Jo & Jack xxx (Feb 2012)
"Thank you so much Alison for your kindness and help when we lost Meg. It was so reassuring to know she was being treated with the dignity and respect that we wanted for her. We will certainly be recommending you to other pet owners we know. Many thanks"
Brenda and Richard (Dec 2011)
"Alison, thank you for your professionalism & sensitivity when we lost Rupert. Best Regards".
Tania & David xxx (Oct 2011)
"To Alison, Lorna & all the team. Words are not enough....Thank you so much. Losing Milly was so hard but you guys made her send off special and a little easier. Thank you for being so warm and understanding".
Amanda, Ricky, Alfie, Lola & Bobby x (Sept 2011)
"We want to thank you so much Pets At Rest, for helping us when our beautiful boy passed away at home. We don't know what we would have done without you. We will recommend you to everyone that we know! We have always found it cold at the vets and we did not want to leave him there. We were told that he wouldn't have been picked up for a week and we couldn't bear the thought of that. We will always be so grateful"
Mr Anthony, Newport Pagnell (Aug 2011)
"Alison, thank you so much for your support both before and after the loss
of Bo. We had such peace of mind knowing that when the time came, you
would look after her with the respect she deserved and indeed you did.
You made such a difficult time easier to bear and nothing was too much
trouble. Thanks again".
Liz and Bryan. (July 2011)
"Thank you for your caring and understanding, after our loss of Bartley. It really helped us cope with the pain. We wish you and your wonderful business all the very best for the future".
Carol and Michael x (May 2011)
"We are so pleased we found Alison and her team at Trusted Friends, losing our old girl was very difficult and the thought of having to sort out her cremation etc was not what we wanted to have to deal with as well. Alison and her team were super, kind and efficient. We cant recommend them enough. Thank you for being so caring about Missi and so thoughtful about our needs".
Ryan and Karen x (May 2011)
"Now I have registered my pets with you, I feel relaxed in the knowledge that if anything happens to them they will cared for as I want them to be. I have heard some horror stories, there should be more people like you around. This service has been lacking in the community for a long time and I now have peace of mind! Many Thanks Alison"
Tom, Winslow (April 2011)
"We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for all you did for us and Josh. You made a very difficult time easier to endure. We have enclosed a photo of Josh, looking as we shall always remember him"
Warmest regards, Helen & Darren (April 2011)
"Thank you for the beautiful memorial stones for Sooty and Charley. Their burial place now feels complete"
H&L, Milton Keynes (March 2011
"Alison, Thank you very much for all you and your team did for Ben and us over the past week. It is a very upsetting time for us and you helped take away some of the stress and worry. It was reassuring to know that Ben was in such good hands, and you looked after him and us wonderfully. Thank you for everything"
Sian & Maurice, Milton Keynes (Feb 2011)