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Barking Mad Hastings Dog Sitting Event in May


Barking Mad’s Charity Fun Dog Show



Raising Money for Dog’s For Good

Barking Mad Hastings Charity Fun Dog Show is being held on 12th May 2019 11am -4pm at Pestalozzi Village a day out for the whole family! Helping organise this Event Julie Hastings Puppy School Marc TrophyPet Foods East Sussex and Nick Your Pet Nurse

Join us for a Doggie Dawdle around the Pestalozzi Estate, followed by the Family Fun Dog Show with classes for everyone to enjoy!

11:00am  The Doggie Dawdle sets off around  the Pestalozzi Estate.  11:30am Dog Show Registration Opens 1.Best Puppy  2.Egg and Spoon Race (dog on lead) 3.Prettiest Bitch 4.Waggiest Tail 5.Handsome Dog 6.Best Trick 7.Dog most like its owner 8.Best Biscuit Catcher 9.Best Junior Handler 10.Best Rescue 11.Sausage Eating Race—the fastest to the finish line having eaten the sausage wins! 12:30 am Dog Show Starts

Tea, Coffee, soft drinks, cakes,  hot bacon and egg buns served from Pestalozzi Refectory all day

Local stalls will be attending from Bexhill, Hastings and Rye Including Angry Whelk Bexhill offering fresh sea food locally sourced, Aquarius Wellbeing, Tesa’s Recuse, Craft Stalls and many more!

There will be displays from Dogs In Tune giving your doggie the chance to have ago at hoopers, along with Fun Trick Dog Training so please come and have some fun with your dog!


Barking Mad Hastings Dog Sitter Joins in East Sussex Health Walk

Church in the Wood Health Walk

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What could be better than an autumn walk!


 I had great pleasure joining East Sussex Health Walk on Friday at Church in the Woods, there is a walk arranged by volunteers everyday from Monday to Saturday in Hastings, Bexhill, Battle areas. All are welcome, its free to join in, with a very friendly atmosphere. Please click on the link, friendly dogs are also welcome!

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Woodland Walk


Find out more about Barking Mad Hastings dog home boarding HERE


Barking Mad Hastings Summer Coffee Morning – July 2018

Julie from Hastings Puppy School giving a talk on Dog Behaviour

What a fantastic turnout we had on July 25th for Hastings Barking Mad Summer Coffee Morning.  A big thank you to Nadine from Calmer Canines, Julie from Hastings Puppy School and Marc from Trophy Pet Foods East Sussex. Our guests gave informal talks on how to keep your dog calm, dog behaviour, the best diet for your dog, plus very useful advice on how best to keep dogs cool in this extreme weather we are experiencing.

It was great to see Barking Mad host families as well as local dog owners with their dogs. A few even travelled as far as Rye for the event. Many local pet providers from St Leonards, Hastings and surrounding areas also came along to join in the fun; it was a great networking opportunity.  Thanks to Patrick and his team from The New Inn Westfield.  It was an excellent venue with the perfect garden and lots of shade!

Bertie’s Barking Mad Hastings Holiday

ertie Enjoying His Holiday Walk

Bertie enjoying his holiday walk

Bertie, who lives in the Rye area, has recently joined the Barking Mad family. His owners had been let down by a local pet sitter in the past and were nervous about leaving Bertie. When I went and meet Bertie, I was privileged to go on one of his lovely beach walks in Rye, it was a really good way to get to know both Bertie and his owners.

They wanted Bertie to have a home from home dog boarding experience, the best alternative to kennels they could find and were delighted to find Barking Mad. Bertie has been on his trail stay with his host family and totally loved it! Since Bertie’s trial he has won a couple of rosettes in the local dog show –  well done Bertie!  I can’t wait to take you on your main dog holiday in the Hastings area very soon!


Dogs for Good Event

dogs for good event fundraising for barking mad hastings

Group photo from left to right Silva (Host) Marc (East Sussex Pet Foods) Myself, Maggie (Host) Julie (Hastings Puppy School) and Nicky (Your Pet Nurse)

Barking Mad Hastings joined forces with three other local pet small business from Hasting on Friday 23rd March at Holy Redeemer Church, St Leonards, raising funds for Barking Mad’s chosen charity Dogs for Good.

I hope you enjoyed the talks given by myself on Barking Mad pet sitting, home from home boarding service, Julie from Hastings Puppy School on Dog Behaviour, Nicky who provides a unique mobile veterinary service who gave a talk on how important it is to have good dental routines and hygiene for your dog, and Marc from East Sussex Trophy Pet foods who gave a great talk on food nutrition.

I would especially like to  thank Maggie and Silva for volunteering to help with refreshments and fund raising. Maggie and Silva are both hosts for Barking Mad who enjoy pet sitting and having the company of their furry visitors.

barking mad dogs for good fundraising event cakes

Lovely homemade cakes

I would like to thank everyone who attended the evening, we raised the grand total of £120.00.

Dogs for Good Fund Raising Event – March 2018

#Dogs for good fund raising event with Barking Mad Hastings.

30 Years of dogs for good – and many more to come!

23RD MARCH 2018 19.00pm –  21.00pm

HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH  24 Upper Church Road, St Leonards-On-Sea, TN37 7AS

Barking Mad, your local dog home from home boarding service, has joined forces with other local pet loving small businesses from Hastings including; Your Pet Nurse Hastings, our local mobile veterinary nurse, Hastings Puppy School and Trophy Pet Foods East Sussex to host a charity evening raising money for Dogs For Good.

Dogs for Good trains dogs to help children and adults with all kinds of challenges including autism, additional needs and dementia providing assistance dogs, therapy dogs and educating owners.

Come along for an evening of fun coffee, cakes, refreshments and informative dog related talks, such as dental health, dog behaviour and food nutrition in support of Dogs for Good.

If you would like to donate or would like more details, please contact Lorna 01424 400224

Look forward to seeing you there!

Barking Mad Hastings Host Coffee Mornings – March 2018

Your local home from home dog boarding service, Barking Mad Hastings, are holding coffee mornings every last Wednesday of the month for existing and potential hosts and customers to help raise money for Dogs for Good.

Rasing Money for Dogs For Good

Host Coffee Morning

Dogs for Good trains dogs to help children and adults with all kinds of challenges including autism, additional needs and dementia providing assistance dogs, therapy dogs and educating owners.

Jools enjoying cuddles with his amazing host

If you would like to come along to find out more about becoming a dog sitter, hosting for Barking Mad, and help to raise money for Dogs for Good, we would love to see you, all are welcome and Patrick at THE NEW INN, Main Street, Westfield is kindly providing coffee and cake at Community Hub prices.

See you there!

Find out more about Barking Mad Hastings dog home boarding HERE

Barking Mad Hastings Attends Barby Keel Christmas Bazaar – November 2017

Barking Mad dog boarding service were delighted to be part of the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary’s Christmas Bazaar, held at Bexhill youth and community Centre, Station Road, on Sunday 19th

Barking Mad Dog Sitting Hastings at Barby Keel Christmas Bazaar,

Our lovely looking stand at Barby Keel Christmas bazaar

Lovely to meet everyone who visited Barking Mad’s stall, many thanks for giving generously for my homemade dog biscuits, I hope your furry friends enjoyed them as much I did making them and of course my little helper Smurf “woof “who had the most difficult job of test tasting them!  (He thinks he did a grand Job!!)

Home made dog biscuits for Barking Mad Hastings

Delicious home made dog biscuits

Smurf the dog checking that his dog sitters biuscuits are barking mad approved.

Smurf is just checking they’re good enough to eat!

Big thank you to all who had ago at guessing how many biscuits were in the sweetie Jar! helping Barking Mad dog sitting service raise £61.25 for Barby Keel, Congratulations to Carol Foord who was the nearest guess, Carol is pictured with her adorable Sophie receiving there prize!

prize winners carol and sophie the jack russell, Barking Mad Hastings

Carol & Sophie receiving their prize.

This was a record turn out with close to 300 supporting the event with special surprise visit from the 1066 Harley Davison club presenting Barby, 82 with a large donation in memory of Policeman Roy “bunny Warren” bringing the total raised over £3,639.00.

Find out more about Barking Mad Hastings dog home boarding HERE

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