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Can I Take My Dog on a Ferry?

Barking Mad dog sitters provide their top tips for taking your

Dogs are welcome to travel on Caledonian Macbrayne’s ferries, serving Scotland’s west coast and islands. Pictured is MV Caledonian Isles docked at Brodick, on the Isle of Arran.

Heading to the coast and hopping on a ferry to a lovely location can be great fun but is it such an enjoyable experience for your dog? At Barking Mad Dog Care, we are huge fans of including our four legged best friends in our adventures and decided to find out all about taking dogs on ferries departing from the UK mainland.

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Welcoming the Chinese Year of the Dog 2018

Did you know that the coming of a dog to your house symbolizes good luck?

Barking Mad dog sitters are delighted to welcome the Year of the Dog in Chinese astrology

2018 is the year of the dog, an animal which symbolises luck

This Friday, 16th February, we will welcome in the Chinese New Year. 2018 is especially relevant for Barking Mad Dog Care, as it is named the Year of the Dog! In Chinese astrology, each year is defined by an animal according to a twelve year cycle. Dogs are the eleventh sign in the zodiac and are seen as having independent, sincere, loyal and decisive qualities, a fact we have first hand knowledge of. Dogs are perceived to be unafraid of difficulties in life and due to having a strong sense of loyalty, will do anything for the most important person in their life.

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February Dog Sitting Host Spotlight

Introducing members of our amazing dog sitting host community

Becoming a dog sitting host for Barking Mad, allows you to have a dog to stay at a time to suit you

Derek loves having dog holiday guests to stay

At Barking Mad Dog Care, we offer a dog holiday service so that when you have to go away, your dog can enjoy a break too! We have asked our dog sitting professionals throughout the country to nominate host families who typify the wonderful individuals who absolutely love spending time with friendly, visiting dogs. If you are wondering where your dog will stay, our Host Spotlight will help to showcase the wonderful, loving care provided by dog lovers in your local area. You can check back each month to meet another wonderful host family.

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Dog Sitting vs Dog Kennels – Which is Better for My Dog?

Exploring the differences between dog sitters and boarding kennels

Barking Mad Dog Care provide a 5* dog sitting service offering loving one to one care

Barking Mad Dog Care is a dog sitting service offering one to one loving care

At Barking Mad Dog Care, we understand that leaving your dog for the first time to go on holiday, or away for work commitments, can be a really confusing and emotional process. Your dog is an important member of your family and as such, you need to be certain that you have chosen the right care for them, in order that you can relax and enjoy your time away. Dog sitting (also known as home dog boarding), dog kennels, dog hotels – there seems to be an overwhelming choice available now but which is the right one for your dog? Below, we look at the main differences between dog sitters such as Barking Mad and traditional dog kennels.

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How to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding Day

Our top tips for having a furrytail wedding!

Barking Mad dog sitters provide a wedding dog care service so your pet can be included

When your wedding photographer is capturing happy memories it’s lovely to include your dog too

With many wedding venues now becoming dog-friendly, the concept of having your hound around on your special day is rapidly increasing in popularity. #DogsAtWeddings has now been declared an actual ‘thing’, with adorable photographs of happy couples with doggy flower girls or ring bearers going viral on social media and people just love the idea!

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