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Autumn News in County Durham

Joanne With Host Kathleen And Tina From The Pdsa

Tina Scrafton from the PDSA providing a free Pet First Aid Course

The PDSA provided free pet first aid courses throughout October one which was attended by Joanne from Barking Mad Durham and her lovely host Kathleen, the course was great and provided advice on may essential subjects such as recognising heat stroke, how to perform CPR on a dog, what to do if a dog is choking, poisoning, bandaging and recognising symptoms of ‘ Bloat’ and when to act quickly.

Joanne and Kathleen perform CPR on a resuscitation dog #teamwork!

Joanne and Kathleen perform CPR on a resuscitation dog #teamwork!

‘I would highly recommend this course to anyone who owns a dog, lots of people want to know about First Aid in humans but not many of us know what to do in an emergency with our pet other than go to the vet. The training we received could be lifesaving’

First Aid Certificate Pdsa

First Aid Certificate Achieved

The PDSA run several sessions throughout the country, only a voluntary donation is required and a follow up online test to gain a certificate to find out when and where click HERE.


Meet the Hosts with Canine Coffee and Cake

Meet The Hosts Day At Doggie Diner Durham

Great turnout from County Durham Hosts for ‘Meet the Hosts’ day at the Doggie Diner Durham

Doggie Diner Durham welcomed in our hosts with offerings of cake and coffee not only for the humans but canine cake and biscuits too. An event was held for anyone interested in looking after a dog in their own home to come along and speak to our fabulous family of Barking Mad Hosts and hear their stories and adventures with their paw padded pals.

Harvey barking mad durham dog sitting home boarding

Harvey dressed for the occasion to meet new friends

Harvey Making New Friends

Harvey Making New Friends

Harvey was sporting his best jumper and Alfie came along as well to join in the fun , some of our hosts have a dog of their own, hosting for Barking Mad has brought new friends and play pals in to their dog’s life.

 Alfie eagerly waiting for his own special doggie biscuit.

Alfie eagerly waiting for his own special doggie biscuit.

Thank you to Doggie Diner for welcoming Barking Mad Durham, to see all their events click HERE


Pooches in the Park Dog Walk, in support of Butterwick Hospice -June News.

Barking Mad Durham walk in the park pooches in the park durham.

Put on your walking boots and clip on your best friends lead.

Bring along your pooch for a lovely walk around the historic Auckland Castle Park, Bishop Auckland in support of Butterwick Hospice. They are inviting you and your furry friend for a 5k walk around the castle on Sunday 17th June 2018. For all the information please click here

Barking Mad Durham will be there with our stall. Please pop along and say hello, we will have all the information you need if you would like to use our dog boarding service or are interested in joining our fabulous host community. Barking Mad Durham provides a dog friendly bespoke dog sitting service to all of County Durham.

Find out more about Barking Mad Durham dog home boarding HERE

November 2017

Firework Season

It won’t be long until firework season is upon us. For many pets, it can be an extremely stressful time. Click on the link below to see the RSPCA guidance on how to keep your pets safe and calm.

Barking Mad Wins a National ‘Dog Friendly‘ Award!

The UK public recently voted for the most dog friendly businesses and locations …….. and Barking Mad won the title of the most dog friendly dog sitter! We are delighted as you can probably imagine. We try our hardest to provide loving, home-from-home care for our customer’s dogs and this award tells us we’re doing just that. A big THANK YOU to our wonderful hosts who are the real winners.

Below are some more recent holiday-makers enjoying their dog friendly holidays!

Barking Mad Durham dog sitting

Brody loving his beach holiday!

Barking Mad Durham dog sitters

Bonnie having a mooch around the host garden

Buffy relaxing on his Barking Mad Durham holiday

Buffy having a well deserved snooze

Did you know….

If your pet is unrestrained in your car, you could end up with a fine of up to £2,500 and penalty points on your licence.

Insurance companies are now warning clients that their car insurance may be invalid if they are involved in an accident in which there is an unrestrained pet in the car. If pets are loose, drivers could be pulled over by police for driving without due care and attention. This carries a maximum fine of £2,500 and nine penalty points.

It is advised that cat carriers should be placed on the back seat of the vehicle secured with the seat belt or on the floor behind the passenger seat. Dogs can either travel on the backseat and secured with a dog harness attached to the seat belt or alternatively, they can travel in the boot of a car if your parcel shelf has been removed. A dog cage secured in the boot is also a safe way for your dog to travel.

Find out more about Barking Mad Durham dog home boarding HERE

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