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Dog Sitting vs Dog Kennels – Which is Better for My Dog?

Exploring the differences between dog sitters and boarding kennels

Barking Mad Dog Care provide a 5* dog sitting service offering loving one to one care

Barking Mad Dog Care is a dog sitting service offering one to one loving care

At Barking Mad Dog Care, we understand that leaving your dog for the first time to go on holiday, or away for work commitments, can be a really confusing and emotional process. Your dog is an important member of your family and as such, you need to be certain that you have chosen the right care for them, in order that you can relax and enjoy your time away. Dog sitting (also known as home dog boarding), dog kennels, dog hotels – there seems to be an overwhelming choice available now but which is the right one for your dog? Below, we look at the main differences between dog sitters such as Barking Mad and traditional dog kennels.

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How to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding Day

Our top tips for having a furrytail wedding!

Barking Mad dog sitters provide a wedding dog care service so your pet can be included

When your wedding photographer is capturing happy memories it’s lovely to include your dog too

With many wedding venues now becoming dog-friendly, the concept of having your hound around on your special day is rapidly increasing in popularity. #DogsAtWeddings has now been declared an actual ‘thing’, with adorable photographs of happy couples with doggy flower girls or ring bearers going viral on social media and people just love the idea!

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9 Important Questions to Ask a Potential Dog Sitter

Barking Mad dog sitters provide a 5* service for your pet

It is important to ask questions to help you find the right dog sitter

When you need someone to care for your dog, choosing the right sitter doesn’t come easily. It is important to spend time looking at potential sitters so you can be confident your dog is in safe and trusted hands. Here’s a list of questions that will help you choose the best dog sitter.

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Review of ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Dogs

Barking Mad Dog Sitters love Labradors, voted number one in the top 100

Lovely Labradors were voted no. 1 in the top 100!

At Barking Mad Dog Care, we were very excited to learn that ITV was going to broadcast a full countdown of Britain’s Favourite Dogs.  There are now 217 recognised breeds and thousands of combinations of cross breed and we couldn’t wait to find out which was ‘top dog’ after 10,000 people were surveyed. The prime time two and a half hour celebration of all things dog related was described to be:

“A run-down of the top 100 most popular dogs in the UK as voted for by the British public and featuring a host of famous dog-loving stars!”

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Barking Mad Cotswolds Dog Sitting Local News

A First for Barking Mad Cotswolds – February 2018

We have had a hugely busy start to February with a record number of dog holiday bookings as well as our best ever number of new dog registrations.  We can tell already this is going to be a bumper year. We love going out to meet new customers to explain how we are an alternative to kennels and how we provide dog holiday care in a home from home environment while they are away.

One of our new doggy customers is Alfie – he is totally blind but this does not stop him from enjoying life to the full and we can’t wait to provide him with a dog holiday he won’t forget!  We have not had to care for a blind dog before but we are sure Alfie will fit in well with the Barking Mad Cotswold family and we have several hosts who are experienced in caring for dogs with disabilities.

Handsome Alfie from Barking Mad Cotswolds

This is Alfie who is totally blind but you would never know it!

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