What is Home Dog Boarding?
Home dog boarding is the perfect solution when you are going away and are unable to take your canine companion with you. It’s the ideal alternative to traditional kennels.
When booking through Barking Mad, your dog will spend its holiday living with a host family in their home. They will enjoy all the usual home comforts they are used to and have constant human company. It’s a far cry from the kennel environment, where dogs can become lonely and anxious. With home dog boarding your dog will be cared for individually, their routine maintained and all your instructions carried out. It’s a real home-from-home option.
Can any dog enjoy home dog boarding?
At Barking Mad we have a wide network of carefully selected host families across the UK. We offer a diverse range of home dog boarding or dog sitting environments to suit all doggy personalities and requirements. We take time to listen to and understand all your dog’s personal needs and preferences and help you select a host who is most suitable for your beloved companion.
If your dog has a history of separation anxiety, we can arrange a short trial stay with your chosen host family. All of our carers are experienced dog lovers, are at home all day to provide constant care, and will do all they can to help your dog settle. This gives you the opportunity to see how your dog adapts to home boarding. Hopefully all will go well and you will then have peace of mind to leave your dog with the family for a longer period.
Puppies, senior dogs and those who require medication to be administered can all be catered for. We have host families who are experienced with all these types of dogs and will be only too pleased to invite your furry friend into their homes. They will lovingly attend to all the requirements of your dog, as you would yourself.
Whether your dog prefers to live with a canine companion, or is happier as the only dog in the house, we have host families both with and without resident dogs. It is our priority to make your dog’s home boarding experience as similar as possible to his or her daily life at home with you.
Dogs with aggressive tendencies, destructive behaviours or extreme medical needs may not be suitable, but please contact us and we will be able to advise you accordingly.
What if my dog has peculiar habits?
At Barking Mad we are all devoted dog lovers. We realise that dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and each with their own special personality and habits. Whether your dog sleeps on the sofa, chases squirrels or cries if they can’t find their favourite cuddly toy, we have a home boarding family who will love them for it.
Maybe you have a ‘little princess’ who insists on having her food laid out in a certain way, or her blanket perfectly unwrinkled in her bed. Whether your dog is pedigree, rescue or Heinz 57, we will find a host family who provides the perfect match.
Still feeling unsure?
Please feel free to ask us as many questions as you need about our home boarding service. It is important to us that we understand everything about your dog’s needs. We want you to be assured that your dog will receive the high standard of care you are seeking.
We consistently receive wonderful, positive feedback from dog owners who have arranged their home boarding through Barking Mad. We take the time to get to know you and your dog and do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
That’s the beauty of the Barking Mad home boarding solution; it will be individually tailored to the specific needs of you and your dog.
Our award-winning home boarding service provides a comfortable home-from-home experience for your dog. The dedicated care and happiness of your dog is our priority.
Both you and your dog will be glad you tried it; we’re confident you’ll never look back.