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Dog Home Boarding - Home-From-Home Care

The perfect solution when you’re away and can’t take your dog


Dog Home Boarding With A Difference

  • Your real ‘home-from-home’ option
  • We hand-pick our hosts in person
  • Award Winning Service
  • Customer Rated UK No.1

Your dog will enjoy their holiday living with a host family in their home and enjoy all their usual home comforts

With home dog boarding your dog will be cared for individually, their routine maintained and all your instructions carried out.

They’ll get to go on plenty of walks, keep their favourite toys around them and stick to their regular food and even bowls. You’ll be able to pack them a bag full of their favourite things and treats so they feel as comfortable and happy as possible.

Looking for home dog boarding near you? Home from home dog boarding is the perfect solution for dog owners who want their pups to be looked after in a safe and secure environment, without the worry of leaving them in a kennel. Home dog boarders near you will provide a home from home experience, giving your pup a safe place to stay with plenty of love and attention.

Home dog boarding is ideal for anxious dogs who may find a kennel environment too stressful. By staying in a home environment, your pup will feel more comfortable and secure, while still getting plenty of exercise, playtime and socialisation. Home from home dog boarding can also be tailored to meet your pup’s individual needs, with pet boarding services that can include anything from a walk around the block to a trip to the dog park.

Your dog will enjoy constant human company. It’s a far cry from many kennel environments where some dogs can become lonely and anxious. You can find out more about the differences home sitting over kennel services are in our home-from-home care information page.

Why Barking Mad?

We are a multi-award-winning business, driven by a desire to change the face of home dog boarding.

We provide dog owners with complete peace of mind by offering a professional, tailor-made service which meets the individual needs of every dog in our care. We take the time to get to know our customers and their furry friends and provide a bespoke dog home boarding service for each and every one.

For overnight stays, home-from-home dog sitting is a great option. This type of dog care overnight means that your pup will be looked after in a home environment, with plenty of love and attention from a professional dog sitter. Your pup can also benefit from regular walks and playtime, ensuring they keep their usual routine while you are away.

Our pet boarding services offer a home environment, plenty of love and attention, and tailored care to meet your pup’s individual needs, so you can be sure that your pup will be well looked after while you are away. Whether it’s a day stay or an overnight stay, home dog boarding and dog care overnight services can help ensure that your pup is safe and happy while you are away.

“Find Dog Boarders Near Me”

We operate across the UK through our network of carefully selected and expertly trained franchise business owners, all of whom are passionate dog lovers. In each region we have a team of host families. Our dog home boarding hosts undergo a rigorous selection process and are inspected by us each time they look after a dog. We also provide backup support to our hosts; we are there for them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should they require our assistance. We meet our hosts every time in person and make sure your dog gets the very best.

How does dog home boarding work?

At Barking Mad, we want to make it easy for you to find the right home dog boarding for your pet. Here is our four-step process.

You had me at HELLO!

Firstly we will come to meet you at home to find out all about your dog, down to the very last detail. Let’s have a cuppa!

Find your dog holiday match

Next, together with you, we will carefully select the most appropriate Dog Home Boarding Near You to meet your individual needs. We have over 70 branches nationwide with local dog sitters so it doesn’t matter if you need dog boarders in Chelmsford, Leeds or Scotland, we have got you covered.

5 star chauffeur driven care

We then arrange to collect your dog from you. Many dogs become anxious on being taken by their owners to their carer and then watching their family walk away from them. Even the sight of a suitcase being packed can alert some dogs to imminent upheaval and cause stress. By collecting your dog from you, they leave their home with everything still in place as they know it.

Happy dog returns with licks and a postcard!

Once you have returned from your holiday, we will bring your dog back to you. They will arrive home and be delighted to find everything in a state of normality, which will ease their return to usual everyday life. They even have a postcard telling you what they’ve been up to and how much they’ve enjoyed their stay. Helping your dog adjust.

What should I do with a new puppy?

We have puppy sitters up and down the country. A puppy can be a lot to take care of, from chewing and teething to not being fully house trained, it can be difficult to find a family or friend willing to take on the responsibility while you are away. You can find out more about our puppy services and local puppy sitting near you here.

How much does dog home boarding cost?

A dog boarding can vary in cost from how many dogs you are booking in, how long they will be staying with the sitter, the time of the year and any specialist care your dog may need. You can find out more in the price breakdown of dog sitting here.

Sleepovers before longer trips

If you are going away for 7 days or more, we also arrange a mini sleepover with your selected host to give your dog a chance to get used to their home-from-home. This provides both you and your dog with additional peace of mind, ensuring a successful relationship has already started to blossom before you depart for your main holiday.

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Thanks to dog lovers like you,
we're rated the UK's No.1 dog home boarder. Hurrah!