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.
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?