Barking Mad Leeds Dog Sitting Local News

Vote for Nellie’s Tree

Nellies Tree barking mad leeds dog sitting home boarding

Nellies Tree


Nellie’s Tree is the Uk entry in to European tree of the year 2019. She can be found in Leeds, along the the lovely walk between Aberford and Garfoth. She has a romantic story behind her. If you click on the link you can find out more.


barking mad leeds dog sitting home boarding .

Barking Mad Leeds Find The Tree


We Love Taking Our Dogs To Meet The Tree. barking mad leeds dog sitting home boarding

We Love Taking Our Dogs To Meet The Tree.

Winter Walk

Barking Mad host walk leeds dog sitting home boarding

Winter Walk


The biggest turn out for our Barking Mad Leeds Winter walk. Customers, hosts, family and friends, came from Cookridge, Swillington, Kippax, Colton. They were all wrapped up warm for a walk around the grounds of Temple Newsam Leeds. The weather here in Leeds was kind to us and we enjoyed views over Temple Newsam and across the city Leeds. To finish the walk we had some hot drinks, biscuits, mince pies and home made cakes, and of course the topic of conversation was all about dogs.

Barking Mad host walk leeds dog sitting home boarding

Ollie And Holly


Barking Mad host walk leeds dog sitting home boarding

Jack,mavis And Spike

Christmas Lights

Christmas lights switch on in Kippax, Leeds was a great opportunity to have a stall and sell facecloth puppies to the local communities of Kippax, Garforth and Swillington. £75 was raised for Dogs 4 Good as well as promoting Barking Mad to a happy early Christmas audience.


barking mad leeds show dog sitting home boarding dogs for good

I wish it could be Christmas every day

We have a few Puppies left, just let us know if you would like one. You can call us on – 01132870808 or email

The Daily Mail

We managed to get coverage in the Daily Mail for raising Money for Dogs for Good and selling the Facecloth Puppies. Thank you to Gill from Tadcaster, Shona’s owner, for letting her be our photograph companion and to Gillian from Kippax who helps to make the Puppies.

Barking mad raises money for dogs for good, home boarding leeds

The Facecloth Puppies

Bakring Mad burnese mountain dog sitting home boarding leeds

Barking Mad Leeds and Benewfie, Shona.

To date Barking Mad Leeds are close to raising £500. If you would like to donate here is our link.

pumpkin barking mad fox red labrador

Its that time of year when you just have to have Pumpkins in your life!

Purple Poppies barking mad leeds dog sitting home boarding

Hand made Poppies

Purple Poppies allow us to think about all the animals that lost their lives in war. We have a few Poppies left, just let me know if you would like one.

Community Champion

At the Annual Barking Mad Convention 2018 we were won a brand-new award.

Brand Builder award alan and amanda hartley lee dancy conference 2018 barking mad dog sitting leeds

Community Champion Award.

We won this for our contribution to our local community, introducing Dogs for Good to the Scout group, working with the poppy appeal, selling facecloth puppies at events and encouraging our hosts to be more active.

This new award adds to our Best Newcomer Award and Brand Builder Award.

November 2017

Host Longevity – A Barking Mad dog can be for life!

When you become a host family with Barking Mad Leeds you could get visitors for many years. Flat coated Retriever Cedar and his older sister Berry, first had a dog home boarding holiday with Barking Mad Leeds in 2007.  Here is Cedar with the Hartleys in 2007 and his latest visit in 2017.

Barking Mad Dog Sitting in Leeds with three fabulous dogs

Cedar and Berry enjoying a Barking Mad Leeds holiday – 2007

They always stay with the Hartley family who started hosting in 2006 and still host today. Cedar has had many dog holidays over 10 years and he is now 11 years old. He still enjoys his holidays but now with his younger sister Chilli and his puppy brother Lowan.

Barking Mad Leeds Dog sitting with long term customers

Cedar, Chilli and Lowan spend another wonderful holiday with the Hartleys

You can find out more about Alan and Amanda at Barking Mad LeedsCLICK HERE


It’s been a Dogtober for us with Dogs For Good!

Barking Mad Leeds has been supporting Dogs for Good, a charity that provides dogs to support children and adults in their day to day life. We love them so on top of our every day dog sitting service we held a Hot dog and Pup cake sale at our local Scout group. They had great fun making dog masks, origami dogs and of course eating plenty of food. A grand total of £66.50 was raised.

Dogtober dog sitter pup cakes Barking Mad leeds

Delicious pup cakes for a great cause

Thank you to all who donated, baked and purchased. Look out for our next dog themed event coming along for the dog lovers of Yorkshire soon!


Pup cakes and dog sitting Leeds Barking Mad fun

Everyone loved the pup cakes for a good cause

Barking Mad Leeds dog sitters Dogtober celebrations

Kids enjoying our Dogtober dog masks


You can find out more about Alan and Amanda at Barking Mad Leeds – CLICK HERE

Share This Article:
Back To Main

To find your local branch, prices and much, much more: