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Being a Dog Sitter Host for Barking Mad


Meet Lucy, our Host Spotlight star!


Lucy cares for dogs like Gabby with Barking Mad Chichester

Lucy loves caring for dogs like Gabby!


We are just so proud of our wonderful Host Community, which is made up of individuals and families who all love being a dog sitter host for Barking Mad. In our Host Spotlight series of blog posts, we love to share personal stories and invite you to meet some of the super stars who enjoy caring for holidaying dogs.

Jane Harrison, owner-operator of Barking Mad Chichester, couldn’t wait to tell us about one of her newest hosts, Lucy Banham, and tell us about the difference she has made to her team of dog holiday carers. Lucy is from Woodgate, in West Sussex but we have hosts located throughout the UK.

Lucy’s experience of Barking Mad hosting

We asked Jane why she thought that Lucy was such a great host and this is what she said:

“Lucy is one of our most recent additions to the Chichester Host Community but since she has been on board, she has shown true dedication to holidaying dogs and is such a helpful member of our team. Along with her family, Lucy completely dotes on the canine guests they have to stay, always ensuring that dogs feel completely and utterly at home.

Lucy regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty, accommodating new doggy holidaymakers with delight. Her family always put tremendous effort into ensuring that the dog has a lovely time. They also put lots of thought and effort into providing information for their doggy guest’s owner, by creating fantastic postcards, even including photos to show how much fun they had on their dog holiday.

Lucy and her family love having their guests to stay as it means they are able to have a variety of dogs without the full time commitment required when owning an animal.  They enjoy caring for Barking Mad holidaying dogs as it ads so much enjoyment to family walks and days out.”


dog sitting host Lucy with Louie the dog

Lucy enjoyed caring for Louie on his dog holiday


Could you be a dog sitter host with Barking Mad?

Why not check out our host dog sitter page and read some of our hosts’ incredible stories. If you think hosting might be for you, why not think about getting in touch with your local branch. Our hosts are all keen dog lovers just like you and were really missing sharing their lives with dogs. Lots of our hosts were dogless, but some had a very sociable and friendly dog who was just crying out for an occasional playmate to liven up their lives. We love providing the wonderful benefits of dog companionship to our hosts, who are all really special individuals.

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