We’re at the end of the Summer and a busy period of dogsitting. Lots of our dogs have had fun packed dog holidays this year with our lovely host families. We have had several hosts join us which means we will have more capacity for next year.
I recently attended our annual Sales Meeting in Penrith and was delighted to receive an award from Managing Director, Lee Dancy for “Above average year on year financial growth”. Barking Mad, Chesterfield has gone from strength to strength over the past 3 years providing quality pet sitting for dogs and an alternative to kennels. Many thanks to both the hosts who all contribute towards the success of the business and the customers who entrust us with the care of their lovely dogs.
I recently attended a Christmas event in aid of the RSPCA, Chesterfield at Hasland Village Hall in Eastwood Park. It was a great day out and I enjoyed chatting to many people about the service I provide. I am again attending the next RSPCA Christmas event at Bakewell Town Hall, The Square, Bakewell DE45 1BT on 1st December 2018 between 10 am and 3 pm. Hope to see you there!
Dog Safety in car journeys – article
I was recently asked to contribute to an article about ensuring the safety of dogs on car journeys, read the full article here with the shocking statistics on how few people actually restrain their dogs in transit it is obviously an important message to spread!
Chesterfield Barking Mad – New Year 2018
We’re now well in 2018 and thoughts are already turning to summer holidays. We have already had a number of bookings for Summer 2018 so don’t leave it too late, book your dog care now to avoid disappointment.
We are also looking to add to our team of hosts, without whom Barking Mad wouldn’t exist. So if you are a dog lover who enjoys walking and caring for dogs, have time to spare and would like to have a dog in your home while their owners are away on holiday, get in touch with Louise on 07398 155035 for an informal chat.
Our host community had a festive afternoon tea at Ringwood Hall, Chesterfield during December. We all enjoyed our sandwiches and cakes had a good laugh and chat. Presents were also handed round to thank hosts for their dedication throughout the year. Dates are soon to be set for further meet ups and dog walks.
Meet two of our lovely customers – Alfie and Minne (pictured above) – Both retired Greyhounds
Greyhounds make excellent family companions. They only require two 20 minute walks a day and enjoy nothing more than relaxing much of the rest of the time. They do enjoy a run around but remember they are sprinters and do not have much in the way of stamina so their bursts of energy do not last. They are loving, affectionate dogs who are happy to fit into family life. They are intelligent and calm dogs. We have two customers who are greyhounds, Minnie, 3 years old who never really had much of a racing career due to the fact that she didn’t really see the point in running around a track. The trap door would open and she didn’t want to race, after all what’s the point in running around a track after a piece of fur that you’re never going to catch? That is a definite sign of intelligence!
Then there is Alfie, 11 years old who had a full racing career before being abandoned, tied to a tree. He is the most easygoing dog you could ever wish to meet and when you think of the hard life that some of these dogs experience, having very little human contact they are incredibly gentle and forgiving. Both these dogs have been out to host families who enjoy having them and welcome them back anytime.
If you have, or are thinking of booking summer holidays any time soon, whether you have a greyhound or another breed of dog, contact Louise Self at Barking Mad, Chesterfield to arrange your dog’s very own holiday with one of our dog boarding host families.
Date for your calendars/diaries where Barking Mad, Chesterfield will have a stall, RSPCA Dog Show, Eastwood Park, Hasland, Chesterfield S41 0AY, between 11 am and 4 pm. There will be lots of dog show classes for all breeds and cross breeds and lots of stalls and stands there. Come and say hello to us!
Winter Dog Holidays and Host of the Month – November 2017
Hello dog owners and dog lovers! Here at Barking Mad Chesterfield, home to home dog care, it is business as usual despite the current cold spell. For those of you jetting off to warmer climate remember those of us back at home shivering! During autumn we started receiving bookings for next year and remind our customers that the sooner you book the more likely you are to secure your usual dog loving host family.
One of our longest serving hosts, Joan has been awarded “host of the month” during November. She has hosted many dogs both big and small and always goes the extra mile to male sure the dogs in her care get the very best attention at all times. So this is a well deserved award that recognises Joan’s contribution towards our service providing home to home dog care which is the very best alternative to kennels and pet sitters in the Chesterfield area.
The next event we are attending is at Bakewell Town Hall, The Square, Bakewell DE45 1BT on Saturday 2 December in aid of the RSPCA, Chesterfield. It starts at 11 am and finishes at 3 pm. If any of you would like to pop in and say hello, we would be pleased to see you and happy to discuss your dog’s individual requirements or provide more details and enquiries for potential hosts.
We will be enjoying an afternoon tea during December at Ringwood Hall, Chesterfield for our host families to say a big thank you for their help all year round by ensuring our customer’s dogs receive a first class service and with whom our business could not run without.Back To Main