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Latest Customer Comments

"We have had some lovely holidays this year leaving our most loved French Bull Dog Dotty with Barking Mad. They take so much care in placing her with a loving family. In Feb she went to Lytham and had a super time running on the beach and being truly spoilt. This was her first time away from us but we didn't need to worry, Dotty had great fun and was so well looked after, bringing back a postcard with details of her stay. I always feel sad when she goes off but I can see a smile on Dottys face when her friend Alison comes to pick her up!

If you were like me about leaving you dog, rest assured they have as good a hoilday as you (if not even better) book in now!
Pauline /Paul"
Posted by: Pauline Free on 1st Oct, 2014

"Snoopy has returned today from his latest stay a happy and contented dog and we remain confident that he will always be in good hands with Barking Mad hosts"
Posted by: Gordon Watson on 1st Oct, 2014

"Thank you Alex for introducing our dog Sally to her host 'auntie Jane'. Your regular updates while we were away were a great comfort and a huge reassurance. When Sally returned you could tell she had been well looked after and cared for. Sal arrived home with a huge smile on her face and had enjoyed her holiday as well! Thank you and we will definitely be using you again."
Posted by: Nerys Chell on 1st Oct, 2014

"Both Pepper and I are delighted with the service we received. In Pepper’s case, the trial sleepovers were invaluable.

Janet’s comments on my beloved Puppy really pleased me and I am happy that Pepper behaved for Janet. She would certainly have had a lot of attention from Pepper. My dog loves both people and other dogs.

If and when I do go away again, I really hope Janet is available and that Pepper can stay with her again.Pepper was in fabulous condition and happy when she came home. She was exited but then settled back into her routine. I'm indebted to Janet. Her card was very informative and positive. No surprise that she loves Pepper-so do I.! I worried about her when i was away but I didn't need to. Janet and Pepper hit it off perfectly. Pepper is very loving, very friendly and a perfect companion. Janet recognised all that.

Thank you so very, very much. Posted by Jeannette Prescott"
Posted by: Jeannette Prescott on 30th Sep, 2014

"My dog is very clingy and loves her home comforts. There was no way I could consider leaving her in a boarding kennels where she would be shut up all day with very little human contact, she would pine and become very stressed.

Kathryn and Barking Mad found Sky a host that suited her, and I think she was spoiled rotten. She has come back very happy and is not stressed at all.

I was glad that there was the pick up service as I would have struggled to leave her, but she went quite happily in the car for her holiday.

I would strongly recommend the service and will definitely use them again."
Posted by: Janet Manning on 30th Sep, 2014

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