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Dog Home Boarding with a Difference

Barking Mad delivers a premium dog home boarding service, as an alternative to traditional boarding kennels. 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.

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.

So how does it work?

• Firstly we will come to meet you at home to find out all about your dog, down to the very last detail.

• Next, together with you, we will carefully select the most appropriate dog home boarding host to meet your individual needs.

• If you are going away for more than 7 days, we can 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.

• We even 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.

• Once you have returned from your holiday, we will deliver your dog back to you. They will arrive back and be delighted to find everything in a state of normality, which will ease their return to usual everyday life at home.

We pride ourselves on our high standards and professionalism and are dedicated to arranging dog  boarding or dog sitting in genuinely caring environments. Our success is not only due to the outstanding care all dogs receive with us, but also as a result of them being individually matched with a dog home boarding host whose environment bears the highest degree of similarity to their own.

At Barking Mad we operate a customer satisfaction and referral programme which enables us to carefully monitor our service.

We consistently receive wonderful, positive feedback from dog owners, which is testament to the personal service we provide. We take the time to get to know you and your dog and do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Our care doesn’t stop once you’ve placed a booking; we will personally take care of everything until your dog is safely returned to you.

We believe in building a strong relationship with our customers and have introduced our ‘Barking Mad Loyalty Card’ to thank you for your custom. Our loyalty card offers all our dog owners the chance to earn a free day with every completed card; once you’ve collected 28 Paw Stamps your dog receive a free stay on us!

With Barking Mad your dog will receive a first class home-from-home experience.

Both you and your dog will notice the difference.