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Barking Mad Career Leads to Dawn’s Dream Dog


Dawn and husband, John, with rescue dog, Bracken


When Dawn Dean made the decision earlier this year, to become the owner of the brand new branch of Barking Mad Dog Care Glossop, she was motivated by more than just the drive for financial success! Dawn and husband John, had been wanting to get another dog to join their Yorkshire Terrier, Mac, for a while but this wasn’t an option, as they both worked full time hours in occupations where it was impossible to take a dog to work. Dawn told us:

“Working with our lovely hosts and our customers and their dogs is a dream job for me. Who doesn’t want to be greeted by a wagging tail and a wet nose each day? But also, one of the reasons I bought the franchise is so that I could get another dog.”

Changing fixed full time hours to a flexible, home based career has meant that Dawn has finally been able to fulfil her dream and has recently been joined by Bracken, a very lovely 8 year old Springer Spaniel.



Photo credit: Sweet Jam Photography


She enthuses: “We have always had dogs from pups in the past but this time we wanted to rescue one if we could.  I have always loved spaniels and as we enjoy lots of outdoor activities, especially walking, we wanted a dog that would be able to join in with us and enjoy our adventures.

I contacted the South Yorkshire English Springer Spaniel Rescue after seeing a picture of Bracken on their facebook page. He had been with them for over 2 months and they were appealing for a home for him.  When I contacted them we were due to go on holiday, so they advised me to call them when we got back but that Bracken may have already been re-homed, as they had lots of interest in him.

Fortunately, when we came back home I called them and he was still available! Someone had gone to meet him but he was too strong for them on his lead.  I think it was meant to be!




When we went to meet him, we fell in love straight away.  He is so cute and loving.  He does pull on the lead but I’m sure with a bit of training we can improve that.  His recall is excellent and he comes back to us no problem when out on walks and he is off lead.  He loves playing with his tennis balls and having his belly tickled.  He also really enjoys a trip to the seaside. It’s all still fairly new so he may have some more quirks we have not seen yet but he has certainly settled in.”



Dawn is really enjoying establishing her new Barking Mad Business


Do you feel ready to embark on a brand new chapter of your future? Are you driven to achieve a lifestyle offering flexibility, a growing full time income and the rewards of making a really positive difference to the lives of dog lovers and their canine best friends?

Barking Mad Managing Director & Founder, Lee Dancy says:

“I am continually rewarded by seeing how many lives have changed positively, as a result of Barking Mad. We are still very much in recruitment mode, looking to appoint franchisees in areas that offer a great deal of potential. It would be great to see if Barking Mad is right for you. I look forward to hearing from you and perhaps, welcoming you to our offices to meet in person.”

Call Lee directly on 015242 76476 for a no obligation chat about your future with the Barking Mad team.

Initial training programmes are available at various times throughout the year, so don’t delay. Territory areas are strictly exclusive so act as soon as possible to ensure availability!

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