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Best Dogs in Fife this Autumn

Have you seen our Woofer of the Week feature on our Facebook page? No – then you should check it out. Every week we give one lucky dog the chance for their picture to be our Barking Mad pin up of the week… it’s all in a bit of fun and the only prize is the prestige of being picked.

Here are some of lovely recent winners:

Barley The Labradoodle From Dalgety Bay

Barley The Labradoodle From Dalgety Bay

Gordon The Greyhound From Kinross

Gordon The Greyhound From Kinross

Kaiser The German Shepard From Kelty

Kaiser The German Shepard From Kelty

Fife Dog Sitter hosts a walk in memory of doggies

Memory Tags for the Tree of Remembrance

Memory Tags for the Tree of Remembrance

To celebrate Dog Remembrance Month we hosted a walk along at Leven Beach and were joined by over 50 doggies. It was lovely to meet friends old and new but what was extra special was the effort people made to come and leave a memory tag on the Tree of Remembrance. One lady in Kirkcaldy couldn’t make it on public transport as her doggie is petrified of buses but fortunately we had offers from one of our customers in Torryburn as well as our friendly dog walker in Kelty to pick her up so she still made the day. We also raised another £98.75 for Dogs for Good which was fantastic.

Dogs from across Fife enjoy a run on Leven Beach

Dogs from across Fife enjoy a run on Leven Beach


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Canine Capers & Cakes for Dog Remembrance Month

Meet the BM Fife & Kinross Crew

Meet the BM Fife & Kinross Crew


Come and join our doggies for our next Canine Capers & Cakes Walk on 2nd September 2018. We meet at the caravan park end of Leven Beach at 11am and all friendly doggies are welcome – even if you don’t have a doggie you’re more than welcome to join us. This walk is extra special as it also marks Dog Remembrance Month paying tribute to our beloved four legged furbies who have now passed over the Rainbow Bridge. We’ll be joined by doggies from Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and all places in between as this is truly a Fife event. After the walk there’s the chance to have a cuppa, cake and a chinwag – hope to see you there.

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August 2018 – Fundraising for our four legged friends

We had a great day at this years Bark in the Park at Lochore Meadows and it was lovely to see customers coming from across the region – from wee Millie from Thorton, to the mad duo known as Beau & Luke from Torryburn and the big fella himself, Harry from Leslie – all has a fabulous day. Even better was that we managed to raise £200 for Second Chance Kennels with our Barking Mad Craft Club tombola – thanks to all the lovely ladies for their continued support.

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A busy day at Loch Ore

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The mad duo from Torryburn

And we are continuing with our 1000 Mile Challenge to raise funds for Dogs for Good which is proving a challenge as we are 35 miles behind at the moment! With the cold weather earlier in the year and the hot summer we’ve not been able to go for some of our longer walks. We have though had great cooler woodland walks at Blairadam near Kelty, wet beach walks at Seafield in Kirkcaldy and Loch Leven by Kinross is always a winner. If you’d like to donate please click here

Halfway through and halfway up Glen Sherup

Halfway through and halfway up Glen Sherup

July 2018 – Hosts & hounds. The best dog care in Fife

Our monthly Dugs & Mugs Walk with our hosts was a fantastic day with this glorious summer weather. Pettycur Bay beach in Kinghorn was the location and it was great to be joined by so many holiday doggies too.

A day at Pettycur Bay with our Barking Mad Family

June 2018 – Loads of doggies join us at Leven Beach

This month saw our biggest ever Canine Capers & Cakes Walk with 38 doggies joining us from all over Fife. Even though the event was held at Leven Beach it was lovely to see people taking the time to travel from the likes of Dunfermline, Kinross and Inverkeithing to join us. Our next walk is 2nd September so keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest updates.

Busy ball throwing at Leven beach

Busy ball throwing at Leven beach

Barley from Dalgety Bay meets Coco from Kinross

Barley from Dalgety Bay meets Coco from Kinross

May 2018 – Franchisee of the Year goes to Fife & Kinross!

We are very proud to have been awarded “Barking Mad Franchisee of the Year 2017 /18” at our annual conference. It’s great that our wee business here in Fife & Kinross has received such recognition as is also a reflection on our wonderful hosts.

Fife Franchisee's are very proud

Fife Franchisee’s are very proud


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A New Year and a New Challenge – January 2018

The Barking Mad national charity for 2018 is Dogs for Good and to raise funds we decided to set ourselves a challenge to walk 1,000 miles in the year. Only 2.74 miles a day! So to make it harder we decided to only count the miles when we are walking doggies and are together… this is proving a challenge! Most of our walks are on the hills so slower miles than we imagined! We’re keeping on track though despite having 5 days without anything counting and by the end of the month we’d achieved 85.8 miles.

If you’d like to sponsor us please visit our page at Virgin Money Giving – all donations are greatly appreciated and go to such a great cause.

Barking Mad Fife sponsored walk for Dogs for Good

John & Elaine – The start of the challenge


Our Host Highlight

All our hosts are fantastic and love giving all doggies a five star holiday. This month David had the joy of looking after Harry, a 7 month old Newfoundland pup! He’s a big boy already and has a few special needs because of his joints but this wasn’t a problem. As David’s says “you just need to follow the pet schedule… he’s a big boy but a joy to look after though you do need to keep a towel to hand for the love strings aka slobbers!”

Barking Mad Fife host David and Harry the Newfoundland pup

David & Harry, the “wee” pup!

Canine Capers & Cakes Walk

Our next walk will take place on Sunday 4th March at Leven Beach… we’ll be meeting at 10:30am and remember to bring a mug with you!


Dog Lovers Christmas Party – December 2017

Another year has flown by and we celebrated with our wonderful dog care hosts with a wee pre-Christmas party to say a massive thank you. Pulled pork cobs, mulled cider and a good old blether was the order of the day. We liked to also say a massive thanks to all our fabulous customers who put their faith in us and lets us give their doggies an amazing 5 star holiday… Merry Christmas Everyone!

Barking Mad Fife host Christmas party dog sitters

Mulled wine – well it is nearly Christmas

Host Christmas party for barking mad fife 2017 dog sitting and dog home boarding

Celebrating with our wonderful hosts

Merry christmas from barking mad fife home from home dog sitting and home boarding.

Merry Christmas everyone!

A Chilly November 2017

Was a chilly month this month to be doing outdoor events but we loved doing the Kinross Festive Street Market. We did have to wrap up warmth but it did stay dry and in the end we raised £185 for Greyhound Rescue Fife on the night selling the wonderful items made by our Barking Mad Hatters craft group.  This is amazing as just £10 will feed a rescue greyhound for a week!

Kinross festive street market, barking mad home from home dog care stall.

Elaine trying to keep warm at Kinross Festive Street Market

The following day was a chilly one but we had great fun at Leven for our Canine Capers & Cakes walk. We were joined by customers, hosts & Facebook friends for a morning stroll along the beach with over 30 doggies having a blast. They truly are a great bunch of people and whilst we were having cake and a cuppa talk turned to the Kinross Market the previous night and before you knew hands were going into pockets and we raised another £41 – thank you so much.

festive dog walk on leven beach with barking mad fife dog home boarding.

Cainine Capers at Leven beach

walk on the beach with Barking Mad Fife dog siting service.

Great to see so many people joining us for the walk!

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