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Latest Customer Comments

"I would just like to say thanks, Jasper came back so happy after his holiday, I am glad his host enjoyed having him, a big thank you to them too."
Posted by: Sue Jones on 23rd Apr, 2014

"Thank you Trish, Sam, Emma and Stan for looking after our lovely Nate so well while we were away.

Sadly Nate had a bout of illness towards the end of the two weeks which meant he could no longer stay with Emma the host (thank you Emma for helping him and for alerting Trish to his illness)

Trish took Nate in personally and took him to the vets, keeping my family informed and ensuring that his health was paramount in every decision that she made and action that she took. I am so pleased that he was in such good care while we were away.

I cannot praise Trish highly enough - Nate (now, happily, on the mend) is in such good care while we are away and we will continue to use the service every time we go away. Thank you Trish."
Posted by: Ant Clarke Cowell on 23rd Apr, 2014

"A fantastic service, especially for four legged friends who really cannot cope with kennels. If you can't face leaving your dog in a kennel, however good the kennel, then Barking Mad is for you. Carolyn and her team provide a reliable, thoughtful and caring solution to dog boarding. We recently had to leave our Bedlington Terrier for four weeks, not an easy thing to do, but when I contacted Barking Mad to see what they could do, I was so impressed with the service and care that Clyde received, I was able to go away without any worry at all.
With Barking Mad, the dog's welfare is the total consideration. Clyde first had a 'sleep over' with his foster family (especially selected by Carolyn) before his big 'holiday. This was to make sure that he would settle and that the foster family would be happy to have him. It went like a dream, and he came back from both stays happy and bouncing, clearly having had a lovely time.
I cannot recommend the service highly enough. Thank you Barking Mad for making a trip to New Zealand possible."
Posted by: Sue Janes on 23rd Apr, 2014

"My little dog milly has been away twice with you now and has always come home very happy,I am so glad I discovered barking mad because I can now go away on holiday and not worry about mill,a special thankyou to John who mill seems to love. Yours sincerely Val Martin xx.cUo72"
Posted by: Valerie Martin on 23rd Apr, 2014

"Thank you so much to Sue and Stuart, Marni's hosts for the weekend! Marni has obviously had a marvellous time and been given loads of time and attention!
Thanks also to Val and her team here in Reading. They found just the right hosts for Marni and gave a fabulous professional service - I particularly liked the little extra touches eg the texts letting me know how Marni was enjoying herself! Thanks again! Sue"
Posted by: Sue Parker on 22nd Apr, 2014

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