Bob & Laura Myers
Dorset3 Frome Valley RoadCrosswaysDT2 8WPContact Me 01305 851679
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Bob and Laura Myers
Laura and I are experienced dog owners having loved and cared for various breeds (German shepherd, Springer spaniel, Pomeranian) and now have plenty of free time as our 4 children flew the nest some years ago! We currently have a super, friendly cross German Shepherd / Collie called Louie who has a shiny black coat, a lovable face and he loves “fetching” sticks from any water source (puddle, pond, river, lakes and sea). Louie was a rescue dog and we took him over when he was just 6 months old. He shares the family home with Max the cat and they get on brilliantly! Louie even opens the patio door (on command) to let Max out! Efforts to train him to close the door have not yet been successful.....
Our home is in a very quiet neighbourhood not far from Laurence of Arabia’s graveyard and our network of dog holiday hosts are blessed with a diverse range of dog walks in open country, forests, heaths and riversides with the wonderful Jurassic coastline of Dorset nearby.
Laura has had a long, rewarding career in the Care sector supporting and developing people with learning disabilities and she loves being outdoors tramping around local walks with Louie and me.
I’ve had 2 successful careers, one with the Royal Artillery (24 years) and the second with government approved Training Providers for apprenticeships (16 years). As a Training provider senior manager I was privileged to work with the Household Cavalry (ceremonial) Mounted Regiment and dog handlers of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Taking “retirement” early at 57, I was fortunate to discover Barking Mad just as the retirement novelty wore off!! Since then Laura and I have never looked back and we now enjoy our work time meeting lovely people and their gorgeous dogs. Goodbye “rat race....”
Highly impressed by the quality of the Barking Mad “alternative to kennelling service,” we “bought the local franchise” and are now developing our own business to take up the expected increase in Barking Mad service clients.
We aim to deliver a 5 star service so owners can enjoy their time away, assured that their lovely dog is receiving the exclusive, one to one, 24/7 care not always provided by other dog service providers.
- Bere Regis
- Lyme Regis
- Poole (BH15-21)
- Sturminster Newton
- Three Legged Cross
Macey and Toby always come back from their holiday happy, which is a great comfort to us and the children always enjoying reading their postcard about Macey and Toby's adventures.
Cassie was really exhausted after her amazing adventure with Debbie and Dave. We are so relieved that at last there is somewhere safe and exciting for her to get a holiday when we do. Mega thanks to you both and of course Bob for door to door taxi-ing! We can now book our next holiday without panic! Oh and she is now quieter and more sociable - well done!
Dennis and Daisy had a fantastic holiday in Dorset. Their host family took them on some lovely adventures and looked after them so well Im sure they were sorry to leave. If anyone is considering leaving their beloved pet in the hands of Barking Mad, do not hesitate, they will be in safe hands .
Billy came back from his holiday totally relaxed and well exercised, and while we were away we received an e-mail saying how well Billy was settling in, how's that for a service!
The host was very well suited to Billy's needs.
Badger returned from his second stay as a happy little dog. We will certainly be using Barking Mad again this year!
Alfie's first sleepover went extremely well and he certainly seemed a happy little puppy when he came home. What a relief it is to me to know that I can go away knowing my lovely dog is going to be in capable hands with a host family who will look after him well. Thank you Barking Mad Bob!!
Lilly & Grace came back looking very happy and content, they obviously had a lovely holiday. We had some lovely picture and comments from the host family, which were really appreciated.
Big thank you to 'Barking Mad Bob' for placing Lilly & Grace with such caring hosts and for also being so professional and caring. We will certainly use Barking Mad again.
Sean & Pat Adams, Dorchester
Freddie came back so happy, cheery and content that we just can't thank his hosts enough. The whole service was wonderfully organized, attentive, made so simple our end and we felt in safe hands from the word go. Such a treat for both us and Freddie and highly recommended. Thank you.
We went on holiday confident that Bradley would be well looked after. This proved to be absolutely true. We will be certainly using Barking Mad again and recommend the service to anyone. What a wonderful service!
Attentive, courteous and caring professional service that went out of its way to make sure a very elderly dog was suited and acclimatised to her considerate hosts.
He was a happy confident little dog when he returne from his hols. Badger had a great time and is looking forward to his next stayaway. It's a great relief to find such a super, stress free service.
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Here is a lovely note from another satisfied customer!
These two photos were taken at the recent Dorset Charity Dog Show where our Branch sponsored some dog competitions.
Barking Mad Dogs enjoying their holidays
Southfield Veterinary Centre www.southfieldvet.co.uk/
The practice was established over 150 years ago for the provision of veterinary services to farm animals. Today the centre is a small animal practice and prides itself on offering a combination of traditional values with modern techniques and a high level of expertise. We are currently a RCVS Tier 2 accredited practice.
Our receptionists can introduce you to the range of wormers and flea treatments we offer for sale. Our waiting area also stocks a wide array of pet accessories and products e.g. dog leads, collars, toys, shampoos and treats. You are always welcome to browse our well stocked display area. We can also supply and recommend specifically formulated pet foods for all the
different “life stages” that you dog or cat goes through. We primarily stock Royal Canin but can order in any of the major food brands for your pet.
Our very experienced team of veterinary surgeons have a wide variety of diagnostic tools available to them to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of your pet. Many of these tools would not be out of place in a human hospital. For example we can offer X-ray, ultrasound, ECG, endoscopy and arthroscopy.
Our in-house laboratory facilities enable us to obtain quick, reliable results from blood, tissue aspirates and urine samples to aid diagnosis. For more in depth blood analysis, cytology and histology we use an external laboratory which collects samples by courier to ensure speedy results.
Established in July 2011, Piddle Valley Vets is a state-of-the-art veterinary surgery where we look after every aspect of your pet’s health and welfare. The practice, located in the old GP Surgery, alongside the beautiful river Piddle in the picturesque village of Puddletown, has been extensively refurbished and equipped with the latest technology and facilities to house animals of many different species in the most comfortable and relaxing way possible within a clean, clinical environment. We are well placed to maintain our number one aim of keeping your pets well.
Dog Walkers are some of the main users of Countryside sites. At Dorset Dogs we recognise the benefits of Dog owners in the Countryside and the help and support they can provide to Countryside managers.
Barking Beauty is a mobile dog grooming service offered in the Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester areas of Dorset, UK.
THE DORSET CHARITY DOG SHOW, Three Legged Cross.
(Barking Mad is a VIP sponsor at this charitable event.)
ONE WORLD FESTIVAL, Dorchester
(Barking Mad is a VIP sponsor at this charitable event.)
BUCKHAM FAIR, Beaminster
(Barking Mad is a private sponsor at this charitable event.)
THREE CROSS AGILITY GROUP, Three Legged Cross.
(Barking Mad supports this dog agility Group)
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