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Barking Mad Telford Dog Sitting Local News

Barking Mad Rainbow Walk  –

Barking Mad Rainbow Walk Tuesday 25th September 10.30am at Haughmond Hill, B5062 Shrewsbury SY4 4RW

Barking Mad Rainbow Walk Tuesday 25th September 10.30am at Haughmond Hill, B5062 Shrewsbury SY4 4RW

Please join us and our fabulous Hosts for our Barking Mad Rainbow Walk to celebrate the lives of all of our four legged friends that have passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Tuesday 25th September @ 10.30am  to midday at Haughmond Hill, meeting at the café.  Afterwards we will have coffee and cakes.

Barking Mad Telford’s August Local News-

Hector’s Greyhound Rescue Fun Dog Show at Cremore Gardens, Ellesmere SY12 0HD

Hector’s Greyhound Rescue Fun Dog Show Sunday 12th August 12 – 4pm

Hector’s Greyhound Rescue Fun Dog Show Sunday 12th August 12 – 4

We will be at Hector’s Greyhound Rescue Fun Dog Show on Sunay 12th August at Cremore Gardens, Ellesmere SY12 0HD from 12 noon until 4pm.  Please bring your dog along and come and say hello.  For further information please click HERE.

Fun Dog Show at PDSA, Whitechapel Way, Priorslee, Telford TF2 9PQ

PDSA Fun Day 11th August

PDSA Fun Day 11th August

We will be at the PDSA Community Fun Day on Saturday 11th August at Priorslee TF2 9PQ from 11am until 4pm.  Please bring your dog along and come and say hello.  For further information please click here for the web page, or here for the Facebook page.

To find out more about Barking Mad and Anne Kessell – Click HERE


Barking Mad Founder to Judge Amazon Growing Business Awards 2018

Dog sitting entrepreneur to join high profile panel awarding business success

Dog sitting entrepreneur Lee Dancy of Barking Mad Dog Care is to judge the Amazon Growing Business Awards 2018

Lee Dancy, Barking Mad MD and Founder, has been officially named as a judge of the Amazon Growing Business Awards 2018

 

Lee Dancy, the pet care pioneer behind Barking Mad Dog Care’s dog sitting success story,  was delighted and honoured to be invited to be a judge at this year’s Amazon Growing Business Awards. The awards, which are in their 20th anniversary year, were created by digital publication Real Business, are headlined by Amazon and supported by the CBI, the UK’s premier business organisation. They offer, ‘the most credible and highly valued recognition of exceptional growing businesses’ and are ‘the accolades that UK SMEs really want to win.’

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Barking Mad Kettering, Corby & Market Harborough

 Dog Remembrance Coffee Morning – Saturday 29th September

September is Dog Remembrance Month – a time for celebrating the lives of the four-legged friends we’ve lost and for offering empathy and support. The UK’s second Dog Remembrance Month began on September 1st and once again creates a focus for dog lovers to come together and celebrate the lives of their cherished pets, whilst providing mutual support and understanding.

Dog Rememberance Coffee Morning held here on the 29th September - Bosworth's Garden Centre

Dog Rememberance Coffee Morning held here on the 29th September – Bosworth’s Garden Centre

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Living the Dog Lover’s Dream

Meet the dog sitting entrepreneurs who have become Barking Mad!

Barking Mad are offering a franchise opportunity to start your own dog sitting business

Our new dog sitting professionals (from left to right): Cathy Martin, Donna Cotton, Anita Ellis and Janet Baverstock

Barking Mad has evolved to fulfil the need for a more nurturing and ethical alternative to kennels. Our dog lovers’ community is a concept which has changed lives throughout the UK and continues to do so. The benefits are experienced by doggy customers, their reassured owners, the host families who love caring for canine guests and also our local business partners, who have invested their futures in our proven and supportive system. Our dog sitting professionals have realised their dream of working with dogs and having a successful career, ditching the dreaded commute and the constraints of inflexible office hours.

Every year, numerous dog loving entrepreneurs discover the opportunity which Barking Mad can offer and join us, appreciating the support and success which being part of the UK’s leading dog sitting service network can bring. This year’s busy summer period has seen us welcome six new faces and we can’t wait to introduce you to these fabulously caring and talented individuals!

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September Dog Sitting Host Spotlight

Introducing Danielle, one of our amazing hosts…

Barking Mad dog sitting offers the chance to look after dogs who are on holiday

Danielle loves caring for Barking Mad holiday dogs!

At Barking Mad Dog Care, we are simply in awe of the amazing dog loving individuals who make up our Host Community. Becoming a Barking Mad host and caring for dogs whose owners are away, can be the perfect alternative to full time pet ownership. Our hosts are all real dog lovers but feel unable to commit to the emotional and financial implications of owning an animal at this time in their lives. They missed companionship, cuddles and walks and have found that the lovely dogs who holiday with Barking Mad are only too happy to oblige!

We have introduced a monthly ‘Host Spotlight’ to sing the praises of the wonderful people who are our dog sitting heroes. This August we would like to introduce Danielle Groom, from Skelmersdale. We caught up with her local branch owners, Sam and Lee Evans of Barking Mad Wigan, St. Helens and N. Warrington, who were only too happy to take part in a quick Q&A session…

Q. How long has Danielle been a host for?

A. Danielle has hosted for us here at Barking Mad Wigan, St. Helens and N. Warrington           for approximately eighteen months. However, she was also a host for Barking Mad in           Milton Keynes previously.

Q. Why is Danielle such a fantastic host?

A.  She’s an absolutely fantastic host because she loves to welcome all dogs, regardless of shape or size. She is very keen and enthusiastic about hosting and helps to spread the word about Barking Mad by distributing leaflets in her neighbourhood, local parks and her daughter’s school. She is always the first one to volunteer for events and is just a real gem!

Q. Is there an occasion when Danielle has really gone above and beyond the call of duty?

A. There isn’t just one occasion, Danielle will always do her utmost to make her doggy visitors welcome and to help at short notice. She talks about Barking Mad to everyone and shows her support at events and host community gatherings also.

Q. Why do you think that Danielle hosts for you and what do you think it means to her?

A. Danielle absolutely loves dogs and she also wanted her daughter to experience the benefits of having a friendly dog in the home. Having dogs around has helped her to remain focused, calm and gives her a sense of responsibility, which she loves. Danielle is very grateful for the opportunity to have lovely dogs to stay in their home.

Barking Mad dog sitters offer bespoke holidays for your dog

Danielle loves to care for all sorts of different breeds of dog

If, like Danielle, you think that having lovely dogs to stay in your home would make a positive impact on your life, why not get in touch with your local branch to find out more about the real alternative to full time dog ownership?

 

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