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How to Make a Successful Career Change with a Dog Sitting Franchise

Making money doesn’t have to be boring!

If you're looking for a new career direction, how about working with dogs and running your own Barking Mad dog sitting business

Making a career change can be daunting but we’re here to help

If your childhood self could see you now, would they marvel at your career or despair at the wage slave you have become? Do you feel stuck in an unrelentingly monotonous job with a laborious commute? Many individuals are waking up to the realisation that life is too short to stay in a job you don’t love!

If you are entering or exceeding middle age, it seems only natural to begin to wonder why you are working so hard to make money for somebody else and to dread spending the next chapter of your working life feeling unfulfilled. Career change is possible but the traditional jobs’ market simply isn’t designed for career changers, with often very specific skills and experience being required for a different role.

More and more people are looking to buy a franchise as an alternative to traditional employment. The British Franchise Association is the voluntary self-regulatory body for the UK franchise sector and describes franchising as:

“The granting of a licence by one person (the franchisor) to another (the franchisee), which entitles the franchisee to own and operate their own business under the brand, systems and proven business model of the franchisor.”

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Barking Mad Chester & Cheshire West Local News

Barking Mad Chester & Cheshire West SPRINGS into summer 2018!

After launching our new business venture as Barking Mad Chester and Cheshire West in March, we have had a busy Spring, getting the word out that we’re here to new customers and searching for those wonderful people, who will become our Hosts.

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Barking Mad Newark, Sherwood & Kesteven Dog Sitting Local News

Allington Show Update

We had a super day at the Allington on the green show on Sunday the 8th July.

Our stand looked out onto the beautiful Allington Manor and with perfect weather, lots of classic cars and plenty of people popping by our stand with their dogs to say hello, we really enjoyed talking about our alternative to kennels home boarding service.

The icing on the cake was meeting a super dog loving couple who have decided they have time and space in their lives to join our Barking Mad Host Community. If you are missing a dog in your life and would like to discuss what it means to be a host, do please get in touch.

Allington Manor

Allington Manor

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July Dog Sitting Host Spotlight

Introducing Mandy, one of our amazing hosts

Barking Mad dog sitting hosts love caring for dogs who are on holiday

Host Mandy loves caring for Charlie

If you could choose the perfect dog sitter to care for your dog when you have to go away, what qualities would you look for? – Someone nurturing, experienced and a passionate dog lover? At Barking Mad Dog Care, we have had eighteen years of experience of carefully matching our thoroughly vetted host families to our doggy guests’ individual requirements. We assess each host family in person and visit each time a customer’s dog comes to stay, to ensure that our high standards of dog sitting quality are maintained, for your ultimate peace of mind.

Each month we will be shining a spotlight on one of our fantastic dog sitter host families to show just what amazing dog carers they really are! This month we are delighted to introduce you to Mandy Waring, from Chester, who loves to welcome Barking Mad doggy guests into her home.

Amanda was nominated by Peter and Bianca Leaver , owner-operators of Barking Mad Chester and Cheshire West, who couldn’t wait to sing her praises! They told us:

“Mandy truly enjoys the company of dogs and they seem to sense this as soon as they meet her. It is notable how quickly Mandy assesses the personality and quirks of any dog she trials and adjusts her methods to care for each dog as an individual. This means that doggy holidaymakers soon settle in and holidays are always set to go well, right from the very start.

Every time we have asked her to Host, she has readily agreed and has given the dogs we place in her inimitable care, lots of wonderful experiences, which mean they get a fabulous holiday when with her.

Mandy is a real ‘can-do’ person who has an enviable air of serenity about her. She is a joy to work with and we have come to value Mandy very highly indeed as one of our most capable and reliable colleagues in our dog sitting service in Chester and Cheshire West.

Becoming a Barking Mad dog sitting host is the perfect alternative to full time dog ownership

Mandy enjoys a cuddle with Minnie

With their owner’s permission, Mandy has even recently taken two doggy guests (Minnie and Ruby) to another of her homes, on a fabulous ‘holiday within a holiday’ in the Lake District. They clearly had a fabulous time with her there, judging by the pictures we received. They have also visited some rather smart pubs with Mandy and her husband and are generally accepted into her family life with total immersion. The genuine joy with which they greeted her as we took them for their latest holiday, was heart-warming proof, if ever needed, of just how welcoming Mandy is to our Barking Mad dogs.

Mandy genuinely and whole-heartedly enjoys spending time with dogs and we think they bring her company, snuggles and welcome distraction from her work, which she does from home, whilst her husband is away on business. Mandy is a very nurturant person and our dogs benefit from this every moment of every day when with her. She really does have all the crucial personal qualities and motivations for an outstanding dog holiday host.”

Could you be a Barking Mad host?

If after reading Mandy’s story, you feel that you could offer temporary holiday home for friendly dogs, at a time to suit you, why not find your local branch and get in touch to find out more about the real alternative to full time dog ownership.


Brexit Proof Dream Career Opportunity Offered to Dog Lovers

Dog Holiday Entrepreneur Launches Barking Mad Search for New Business Partners

Barking Mad dog sitting career opportunity available now

Imagine a career where you spend every day working with lovely dogs and like minded dog lovers

Leading business woman Lee Dancy, MD and founder of Barking Mad Dog Care, the UK’s favourite pet care provider, is launching a search for dog loving professionals to run their own local franchise dog sitting service.  The successful applicants will be offered a dream opportunity to change their life by running a flexible, home based business, organising holidays for dogs and creating a community of local dog lovers. Accompanying cherished pets to their owners’ weddings will also be all in a day’s work!

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