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The Mutt Strutt

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A Barking Mad welcome awaits


We had the pleasure of attending the first ever SSPCA Mutt Strutt at Strathclyde Park in Motherwell.


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Over 100 dogs wait penitently for their walk!


The 6k Dog Walk around Strathclyde Loch was attended by over 100 dogs and their owners to raise much needed awareness for the SSPCA. There were raffle stalls, a tombola, face painting, Doggie Massage and of course us! It was lovely to chat with people about our dog sitting services as a lot of the dogs’ present were rescued and their owners are now reluctant to put them back into kennels so they were very pleased to hear about Barking Mad and the home from home pet care we provide.


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And they are off!

It was a fantastic afternoon and we look forward to being there next year too!!


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Jakki decided to try the face paint!

2019 Holidays Off to A Flying Start

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Host Jim and Millie from Bailleston Enjoying A Cuddle


We are very pleased to say that bookings for 2019 are flying in and as you can see from our photo’s that your dogs’ and our hosts really do enjoy their holidays together.  Booking early will not only help to secure your favourite Host but it also enables our Hosts to arrange their own holidays without missing out on looking after their favourite holiday guests. To avoid disappointment and to secure your Best Furry Friend a holiday please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Happy Dog, Happy Holidays, Happy You!!


Louis Garden

Louis from Cumbernauld is ready to play football


We recently had the pleasure of meeting with Kirsteen at her home-based photography studio in Hamilton. We had seen her work on social media and thought it would be a nice thing to meet up and introduce her to Barking Mad. We took our ‘golden oldie’ Bart along with us and to our surprise Kirsteen offered to take a couple of photos of him. Bart has never sat still long enough for a good photo, but we soon found out that he would do anything for cheese! Kirsteen was brilliant with Bart and it was fun to watch her work. She had lots of fabulous photos of dogs (and humans!) in her portfolio and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

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Our Bart strikes a pose for Kirsteen Simpson Photography in Hamilton


If you’re after a cracking photo of your furry family member or just want to find out more about the service, then please contact Kirsteen direct on:

Tel 07720 220600, email, or via Facebook: Kirsteen Simpson Photography.



Barking Mad Annual Conference 2018

Barking Mad 2018 conference group photo

Barking Mad’s Finest

Jakki and I recently had the honour of attending the Barking Mad Annual Conference, our 13th one since our Franchise started operating in 2004. It was a fantastic weekend spent with over 70 other Franchisees from all over the UK celebrating all things Barking Mad. We all looked back at we had achieved over the last year and enjoyed making plans for the year ahead. It was fantastic to spend time with so many like-minded people who are as daft about dogs as we are and who join us in our aim to provide stress free, amazing and truly bespoke holidays for your dogs.

Celebrating Easter 2018

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Smile for the camera!

As a thank you for all their support, Jakki and I invited all our lovely Host Families for an Easter Lunch at Craigend Nursery, Condorrat. Although not all our Hosts could make the day we had a lovely turn out and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves swapping stories of their holiday guests! Our Host Families are a massively important part of our dog care business and without them your furry family members would not be able to enjoy a truly special one to one doggie holiday.

Jakki and I put together a Hamper, which we raffled, and all the proceeds went to our chosen charity, Dogs for Good. Catherine, who had travelled from Grangemouth to join us, won the raffle prize and all our Hosts got a little goodie bag which contained, amongst other things, our homemade Seville Marmalade.

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Dogs For Good Prize Hamper and Easter Goodies


Barking Mad North Glasgow Dogs for Good Hamper

Catherine from Grangemouth Wins the Dogs for Good Hamper

If you would like to find out more about Barking Mad North Glasgow, Lanarkshire & Falkirk Click HERE

Snowy Days and Dog Holidays – February 2018

Barking Mad had an extremely busy February with lots of our existing customers booking in their doggie holidays for the year ahead. The snow didn’t stop us travelling the length and breadth of our territory from places like Glasgow to Strathaven to meet with new customers and their fantastic dogs to find out exactly what they would like from our truly bespoke dog sitting service.

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Penny pictured making the most of her cosy blanket whilst staying with Ruth in Motherwell

Those dogs that were lucky enough to go on their holiday during the snowy weather enjoyed lots of fun filled walks followed by some well-earned rest and relaxation cosied up with their host families. Penny, a Dalmatian from Denny, had a fabulous time with Ruth in Motherwell and after their long walks really enjoyed wrapping herself up in her blanket to keep cosy whilst relaxing in front of the fire..

Welsh terrier on blue blanket

Archie loves being warm if it’s cold outside!

Archie loves his Barking Mad holidays with his host Catherine in Hamilton and wasn’t going to let a little bit of snow get in his way. He has stayed with Catherine on many occasions, they have a fantastic bond and really enjoy each other’s company. Due to the terrible weather his owners were unable to fly back into Glasgow Airport, so Archie got to stay on Holiday for an extra 2 days…there were no complaints from him or Catherine!!

Dogs for Good Fundraising – January 2018

We are very proud to announce that ‘Dogs For Good’ is Barking Mad’s chosen charity for 2018. This amazing charity trains assistance dogs to support adults and children with a wide range of disabilities. This helps give them back their independence and in turn enriches and improves their lives and the lives of their families too.

Barking Mad home from home boarding dog sitting service meets dogs for good.

Barking Mad meets Dogs for Good

If you would like to help us raise money for such a fabulous charity then we will shortly be introducing an initiative to enable customers to make a voluntary donation of a pound, with every booking made with our dog home boarding service.

Barking Mad would love to raise enough money to fund the training of a puppy for Dogs for Good so Jakki and I have decided to start our ball rolling and will be organising a sponsored bike ride from Kilsyth to ‘The Kelpies’ in Falkirk and back again (30 miles approx).

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Jakki and Trudi are ‘Ready To Ride’

We would love it if any of our customers and hosts would like to join us on this journey along The Forth and Clyde Canal taking in the stunning scenery and passing ‘The Falkirk Wheel’ along the way. We have yet to set the date so please keep an eye on future news for further details or please get in touch for more information. To have a look at our ‘Just Giving’ page click HERE


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