Barking Mad Dog Care believe that before you can make a decision it’s important that you have all the facts at your fingertips. As dog lovers first and foremost, we understand that leaving your dog in the care of others can be a real concern so here is a list of frequently asked questions about dog care services.
Professional dog home boarding is a quality pet care option designed as an alternative to kennels. Dog home boarding services organise for your dog to go on their own dog ‘holiday’ staying with a loving experienced host in their private home.
Many dog owners find that kennels, leaving your dog with family and friends or home pet sitting (where someone has access to your home) is not the preferred option. Dog home boarding provides all the home comforts, with routines maintained and complete peace of mind for pet parents.
Family and friends can be great but it is an informal agreement and can often be a problem if their plans change. The Barking Mad dog sitting service offers a home from home, door to door, dog holiday service for your dog or dogs where you know you will have complete peace of mind.
Dog sitting is traditionally a cash business however at Barking Mad we accept a variety of payment options for our dog sitting service. We prefer BACS bank transfer however branches do accept cash, cheque, credit / debit cards and dog biscuits (not really). Please check with your local branch below.
The term ‘dog sitting’ although often synonymous with dog home boarding can include dog sitting in your own home. Dog sitting in your home technically describes a service where somebody has access to your home to look after your dog when you are away. Your dog can be left at home and be fed, watered and exercised regularly with the option of your dog carer staying in your property overnight. Barking Mad does not provide this service.
If we didn’t find the answer you were looking for please contact us
Choosing dog care can be such a difficult and emotional decision. Perhaps your pet has been part of your family since puppy hood and has never stayed with anyone other than relatives? Maybe they are a rescue dog with a traumatic past and you just can’t bear to return them to kennels, even temporarily?
As fellow dog lovers, we ensure that our dog sitting service offers complete peace of mind. Instead of putting dog owners and prospective dog home carers in touch like many online agents do, we provide a full, local, professional service with transport, insurance and a proven, personally executed checking and vetting process. Dogs feel really at home with our carefully chosen hosts, receiving one to one attention and living as part of the family.
You will receive updates including photos and even a dog holiday postcard upon your return.