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February dog sitting in Lancaster and Morecambe…

Dogs enjoy lovely local walks on a dog holiday with Barking Mad Lancaster Dog Sitters

Henry enjoyed the view on a walk at Williamson Park in Lancaster

February has been another busy month, packed with meeting lots of lovely dogs and matching them with just the perfect, loving host for their holiday care requirements. At Barking Mad Lancaster, you can be assured that your four legged best friend’s welfare is our number one priority. We want your dog to have just as good a holiday as you!

During the recent cold spell, known as the ‘Beast from the East’, we have been ensuring that all our doggy guests stay warm and comfortable, still getting exercise but enjoying lots of cosy snuggling up indoors, just like they would at home. If all of the chilly weather is making you yearn for sunnier climes, if you are considering booking a break why not get in touch with Kathryn, to discuss availability on 01524 401222?

Barking Mad Lancaster dog sitters provide home from home care for your dog

After enjoying walks, Henry loved to snooze!

The pitter patter of tiny paws…

As mentioned in the Lancaster Guardian article below, Barking Mad’s chosen charity for 2018 is Dogs for Good. We’re delighted to announce that the litter of puppies which our sponsored puppy is due to come from, has been born. The pups are all thriving with Mum, Brenda and we can’t wait to meet our little bundle of fun!

Find out more about Barking Mad Lancaster dog home boarding HERE

We’re in the news – and other January goings on…

Barking Mad Lancaster dog sitters feature in the Lancaster Guardian newspaper

We were proud to feature in The Lancaster Guardian newspaper this month

A big hello from our dog sitting service in Lancaster and Morecambe! We were very excited to appear in The Lancaster Guardian this month, which really made our January. Our fantastic local paper picked up the story of our decision to nominate inspirational charity, Dogs for Good, as Barking Mad Dog Care’s charity partner for 2018.


Lancaster dog sitters Barking Mad name Dogs for Good as chosen charity

Kathryn enjoys a chat with Lynn, her sister Brenda and assistance dog Christa, ambassadors for Dogs for Good

Back in November it was an absolute pleasure to meet Dogs for Good ambassador Lynn Matthews, who attended our conference in the Lake District. Lynn is a Heysham resident who is helped by the charity to live independently in her home, after being diagnosed with dystonia and epilepsy after an accident at work. Her adorable six year old black Labrador, Christa, helps her to retrieve objects and assists with undressing and other daily activities.

Barking Mad are hoping to raise much needed funds to train more assistance dogs like Christa, to improve and enrich lives. If  you would like to help, we would be very grateful for any donation, whether large or small. More information can be found by visiting:

Barking Mad dog holidays are fun no matter what the weather

Barking Mad Lancaster dog sitters provide dog holidays all year round

Lovely Lexi had great fun playing ball in her host’s garden


Meet Lexi (pictured above), one of our gorgeous January doggy guests. January is obviously a quieter time of year than the summer for us, but we still organise lots of winter dog holidays too. Our holiday makers enjoy cosy home comforts and still manage to make the most of the great outdoors.

If you are planning a trip away and can’t take your dog with you, Kathryn is happy to provide more information about our service and chat about availability on 01524 401222, alternatively you can click below.

Christmas wishes from Barking Mad Lancaster – December news

Barking Mad Lancaster dog sitters provide cosy winter dog holidays

Socket enjoys a Christmas snooze

Barking Mad Lancaster would like to wish all hosts, customers, colleagues and friends of our dog sitting service, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope that everyone has a lovely, enjoyable and restful time.

We’d like to take this opportunity to spread the word about keeping an eye on your furry best friends, to ensure they stay happy and healthy over the festive period. There are often many human treats and hazardous items, such as crackers or party poppers, lying around and sometimes the temptation can prove too much. Dangerous foods include chocolate or Christmas pudding, which are toxic for dogs and can be very harmful. For more information you can click here to read about having a dog-friendly Christmas. If you suspect that your dog may have ingested something they shouldn’t, you should always contact your vet straight away. If they are closed, they will always have an out of hours service you can contact.

Barking Mad Lancaster offer a dog sitting service with local walks

Marley enjoyed a walk in a snowy Williamson Park earlier this month

As experienced dog sitters in Lancaster and Morecambe, we are happy to confirm that in the recent wet and then wintry weather, our happy dog holidays continued as normal, with snowy walks and cosy snuggles in warm homes afterwards. We really do love what we do and it is a pleasure to continue to meet such lovely dogs and amazing dog lovers, as we visit hosts and customers both new and old.

If all the recent cold and rainy conditions have made you yearn for sunnier climes and you’re thinking of booking a holiday in 2018, why not give Kathryn a call on 01524 401222 to discuss availability. We soon get booked up at peak times so don’t delay in getting in touch to avoid disappointment.

Barking Mad Lancaster News – November

Barking Mad dog sitters with award certificates

Kathryn joins the Barking Mad award winners group!

At Barking Mad Lancaster, we have had a very exciting November, with highlights including proudly receiving a special award at the regional Barking Mad business conference! We spent a lovely day at Rheged, near Penrith, catching up with all our northern dog sitting colleagues. We swapped ideas and suggestions, working together to ensure that we can continue to provide a service to our hosts and customers which is second to none.

At the conference, the guests of honour were Dogs for Good ambassadors Lynn and her wonderful assistance dog, Christa. Their demonstration was fascinating to watch, with Christa removing Lynn’s jacket and shoe and even picking up dropped items such as coins! We were privileged to have the opportunity to chat to Lynn before the demonstration and it turns out that she actually is a local resident of the Morecambe Bay area too.

Barking Mad Lancaster dog sitters enjoyed watching the Dogs for Good display

We loved watching the Dogs for Good assistance dog demonstration

Brrr… winter’s here!

Are these chilly days and dark nights enticing you to dream of a holiday somewhere warm and sunny? If you are thinking of booking a trip away, why not call Kathryn for a chat on 01524 401222 to discuss availability for care for your pet. We offer a bespoke service of home from home dog sitting in Lancaster and Morecambe, including the surrounding area but places fill up fast at busy times, so don’t delay in getting in touch to avoid disappointment.

We hope that all our hosts, customers and friends enjoy the run up to the festive season and manage to keep warm on those frosty dog walks!

Dogs on holiday with Barking Mad Lancaster dog sitters

Gorgeous Henry and Halley enjoy an autumn dog holiday


Barking Mad Lancaster News – October

Katie’s Holiday…

We absolutely love this picture of gorgeous Katie relaxing with a little dog holiday reading!

Barking Mad Lancaster dog home boarding service

Katie enjoying a well deserved snooze!

Katie is such a sweetheart and recently enjoyed a lovely dog holiday with hosts Richard and Shirley.  Richard loved having her to stay so much that he was inspired to put pen to paper and write this amazing poem!

What Katie said ….

It’s a while since Katie was last here
So it’s good to see her once more,
She’s a lovely dog, a well behaved guest
And really, no trouble at all.

She loves to run in the garden
She loves to go out for a walk,
But we’ve come to know through experience
Katies favourite thing is to talk.

Of course she speaks her own language
And she talks in her own special way,
And although we try our hardest
We haven’t a clue what she says!

Sometimes we “get” what she’s saying
Some things transcend any language,
You don’t need to be Doctor Dolittle to know
When she’s asking for some of your sandwich !

But we’ve taken some notes and recordings
And we’ll study and learn from them later,
So next time she comes for her holidays
We won’t need a Katie translator !

Here at Barking Mad Lancaster, we have had a spooktacular October! Spending time with our customers’ lovely dogs is definitely a treat, although some of our visiting pooches know some pretty impressive tricks too. Our host families are all experienced dog lovers and so we were able to offer our customers reassurance that their pets were in the best of hands, as the strange sights and sounds of Halloween can be a little unsettling for animals.

If you are hoping to get away this winter, it’s not too late to make a booking for our 5* rated dog sitting service in Lancaster and Morecambe. We cover the surrounding area too and have cosy holiday homes on offer, with hosts waiting to shower your dog with the love and attention they truly deserve. To find out about availability or have a chat about our service, just give Kathryn a call on 01524 401222.

We’re Winners!

Everyone at Barking Mad is celebrating after being awarded the title of Best Dog Sitter at the Dog Friendly Awards 2017, at a ceremony in London. Barking Mad’s Managing Director and Founder, Lee Dancy, accepted the award on behalf of our great national network of local business owners and hosts. We are so proud to provide this award winning dog home boarding service in the Lancaster and Morecambe local area.

 Find out more about Barking Mad Lancaster dog home boarding HERE