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Barking Mad Basingstoke Dog Sitting Local News

Barking Mad Basingstoke June 2018 Local News

A Busy Month for Barking Mad Dog Care Basingstoke.

A Busy Month for Barking Mad Dog Care Basingstoke.

This was my first month running Barking Mad Dog Care Basingstoke and what a fabulous month it was. It started with getting my car liveried and now you can’t miss me! Then I had my Barjo dog guards fitted so that when I pick up your dog for his holiday he is safe and secure in my car.

We had a stand at Silchester Fete and Dog show at the beginning of the month and Archie my Lakeland Terrier came along too. believe it or not it was cold and windy but loads of doggies came to see us at our stand as it was right next to the registration for the dog show.

Lots of you wanted to know more about dog home boarding and becoming one of our pet sitters. We had home made dog treats that many of your doggies tried, all donations were collected for Dogs For Good, the charity that Barking Mad is supporting this year.

I visited lots of new and existing doggy customers to either register them for our home boarding service or take them for their holiday. I also found Cafe in the Park in Hatch Warren Basingstoke, which is a very nice place to walk your dog and then have a cup of tea and the pop -up cafe at Silchester cricket pavilion, you can walk to the Silchester Roman Wall from here.

It was a perfect month and kept me believing that I had made the right decision leaving the corporate world of IT and the daily long commute into London.

For more information about Barking Mad Basingstoke click HERE


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 Banbury Dog Sitting Local News

Fifteen minutes of fame. Barking Mad Banbury on the wireless talking all things Dog Sitting in Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh and Shipston on Stour.

Such fun. We were recently invited to take part in an interview on Banbury’s Puritans Radio.  Our host Stewart Green was an absolute gem and made us instantly welcome and at ease. The 15-minute chat flew by and we could have yapped-on for hours about Barking Mad Banbury and our dog boarding service in Shipston, Moreton and Chipping Campden.  If you missed the show, click here to have a listen,

https://www.mixcloud.com/puritansradio/andrea-and-david-cawley-from-the-banbury-branch-of-barking-mad-27-06-18/

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Would You Like to Bring Your Dog to Work?

Bringing Dogs to Interviews – a Barking Mad idea?

In today’s pet friendly climate, dogs appear to be welcomed in more ways than ever. Fancy a coffee with your pooch in tow? – Just visit a dog friendly café. Want to book a holiday? – You will be astounded at the sheer volume of accommodation that now welcomes our four legged friends. There are limits however, or are there? Some forward thinking companies such as Google and Barking Mad Dog Care, now allow employees to bring sociable dogs to work in their head-quarters all year round but for everyone else, the UK’s fifth official Bring Your Dog to Work Day will take place on Friday 22nd June, encouraging businesses to welcome employees’ canine companions into the workplace to raise money for charity.

Barking Mad dog sitting franchise owners love to bring their dogs to work

Barking Mad franchise owner Faye Carruthers with her border collie, Jazz

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Barking Mad Maidenhead and Marlow Dog Sitting Local News

Introducing my own dog, Dusty.

I’d like to introduce our own dog, Dusty.  She was six last November and we have had her since she was 8 weeks old, travelling from Ascot to Salford in Manchester to collect her in January 2012.  She has been a revelation and changed our lives in ways we wouldn’t have thought possible.  Dusty is a Bishon Frise / Shih Tzu cross; they are known as Shichons (or sometimes Zuchons). Here are a few photos of her and a great video of her playing with one of her ‘best mates’ Coco, a Manchester Terrier.  She is amazing with children, and generally OK with other dogs, but it’s not always possible to tell how she will react to other bigger, darker dogs.  She sometimes takes an aggressive stance, but often her bark is misinterpreted as all she wants to do most of the time is play.

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