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Happy Holidays and Handsome Hounds

At Barking Mad we’re dotty about dogs. We can’t get enough of them.

We love dogs of all shapes and sizes, which is why we provide a full range of services for your canine companions.

Award Winning Home Dog Boarding

We’ve been organising first class holidays for dogs through our Home Dog Boarding service since 2000.

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

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 home dog boarding or dog sitting service each and every time.

We operate across the UK through our network of carefully selected and expertly trained franchise business owners, all of whom are passionate dog lovers. All of our host families undergo a rigorous selection process and are experienced, dedicated dog sitters who devote their time to providing your dog with an attentive, caring home-from-home.

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

Professional Mobile Dog Grooming

The idea for our dog boarding service came about when our now Managing Director couldn’t find a caring, professional service for her dog Bronte when she went on holiday.

Our dog grooming service was born in the same way; finding a caring, expert groomer can be tricky too.

We started with a mobile unit in the North East of England and it was such a success that we have expanded nationwide.

We bring a fully equipped mobile salon to your door, providing a convenient, luxury service. We select our groomers extremely carefully, all of whom are City & Guilds qualified and highly experienced.

We offer all the traditional services available in a parlour and have improved them. Our mobile salons are equipped with the very latest bath, shower and grooming facilities, enabling us to provide every service from a simple wash and brush to a complete professional groom. Who’d have thought a mobile service could offer so much?

Our service is so convenient; we simply come to you! You avoid the trouble of delivering your dog to a parlour and collecting them again; a real bonus if they’re not fond of being in the car.

Our list of mobile services includes:

• Wash and Go – a warm, deep cleansing shower, salon selected shampoo and tangle-free conditioner, finishing with a warm blow dry, ear cleanse and nail trim.

• Pamper Package – as per the Wash and Go service, but with the addition of a clip and style, ear pluck and eye stain removal.

• The Full Works – following a detailed consultation with our stylist, your furry friend will be treated to all the service of the Pamper Package plus de-matting (if required), a cut, clip and style and paw balm.

• Hand Stripping – if your dog needs their wire coat maintained correctly, hand stripping is the perfect option. Clipping can turn a wire coat soft and ruin the texture.

We are very choosy about the products we use on your dog and have carefully selected the Animology ‘Pet Care Excellent’ multi-award winning products to ensure the very finest results.

We stock a whole range of Animology products, so we’re bound to have the perfect match for your companion. From ‘White Wash’, specially formulated for dazzling results on white dogs, to ‘Stink Bomb’ refreshing spray, you can be assured of a great-looking and sweet-smelling result.

We also use the Animology ‘Puppy Love’ shampoo and ‘Puppy Fresh’ spray, speciality products suitable for puppies from 6 weeks of age, and a new Eco Shampoo which is perfect for those sensitive souls.

Whichever product is most suitable for your dog, he or she will certainly look and feel wonderful by the end of their treatment.

Whether you are looking for home dog boarding or mobile grooming, with Barking Mad both you and your dog are guaranteed a personal, caring service from start to finish. we are committed to seeking and providing first class care for your dog.

You could say we’re the experts in happy holidays and handsome hounds!