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An alternative to dog boarding kennels, Barking Mad provides a Home-from-Home holiday for your dog. Read more...

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Latest Customer Comments

"This was the first time that we have left our two Shih Tzus since they came to live with us some 20 months ago, so we were a little nervous about doing it. Our fears were totally unfounded and completely unnecessary as Anne gave us such confidence with her kind manner and professionalism. Our holiday was wonderful and so, obviously, was Sam and Max's. They arrived back in superb condition, full of themselves and had obviously had had an enjoyable stay with their hosts.
Thank you Anne you have put our minds at ease and we shall have no worries when holiday time comes round again."
Posted by: Chris and Dennis Pratt on 24th Oct, 2014

"Very efficient, friendly service. Appreciated card from Jerry and positive feedback from his carers. Jerry was very relaxed and happy on his return which was great as he is now an old timer of 14 yrs."
Posted by: Carole Hill on 24th Oct, 2014

"I used Barking Mad for the first time this summer as I didn't want to put Pippa into a kennels as she was only a puppy. Trisha visited us at home to get to know Pippa so that she could match her to a suitable family for the two weeks I was away. A sleepover was arranged a few weeks before my holiday so that Pippa and her host family could get to know each other. She had a lovely time and I was happy for her to go to Jane and John for the two weeks I was away. Judging from the photos Trisha gave me Pippa had a great holiday with her host family. I would highly recommend Trisha and Barking Mad and will definitely use them again."
Posted by: Christine Hayden on 24th Oct, 2014

"I was very happy to get to know Barking Mad through Facebook. My husband and I decided to try it as an alternative to kennels, since our dog is not used to being isolated during the day. She needed the company of people and other dogs, and that was not the case at the kennels. We were completely delighted with our first experience with Barking Mad. Not only was the service perfect - Carrie was wonderful in raising and delivering all the information, besides picking up and delivering back our beloved Chloe - but we had wonderful feedback of her stay with the chosen family, from them and also from Chloe, who was absolutely thrilled to see Carrie again, a few days later.
We trust this initiative so much that we will not only use it again, but we have decided to become hosts as well!
Thank you Barking Mad for making the traveling without our dog not such a painful decision.
Posted by: Luci Macfarlane on 23rd Oct, 2014"
Posted by: Luci Macfarlane on 24th Oct, 2014

"I had arranged for my very bouncy 15 month old Golden Retriever to go into kennels for the weekend we were away but he developed kennel cough and couldn't go. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise, for without it I would not have come across Barking Mad who arranged for him to stay in a member's home (without other dogs) at very short notice. I was very impressed with the professionalism shown, the indepth questions concerning his behaviour and temperament and the lengths taken to find a mutually suitable home. The dog seemed to enjoy himself and came back really happy. The host family even sent a lovely "Wish You Were Here" card (from the dog) telling me what he was getting up to! I would definitely use Barking Mad again and will recommend it to my friends. Shame they don't take kids for the weekend - maybe there's an idea for the future!!!"
Posted by: Juile Axford on 24th Oct, 2014

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