It takes a special kind of person to become a dog sitter host with Barking Mad.
Our very own dog sitter host families are extremely special people indeed. They have been selected carefully and interviewed in depth at home to ensure they offer the right environement and are the right dog lovers for your dog. We get to know them really well and consider them as part of the Barking Mad family as we have worked with many of them for a great deal of time.
It goes without saying, all of our host dog sitters without exception, are absolutely dotty about dogs. Some are actively retired people who’ve had dogs all of their lives but now enjoy the freedom and flexibility of caring for dogs on holiday.
Others are younger, often with a family at home, where the addition of a visiting dog is great fun for all. And then there’s all the dog sitters who have resident dogs and go on great adventures with the dogs they care for.
At Barking Mad, we take extreme care in selecting our host dog sitters. We believe in recruiting only the very best host families, who are committed to providing first class care for your dog. Our hosts all have experience of looking after dogs and are naturally real dog lovers looking for the benefits of hosting your dog. We make sure they have a secure property and outside space where they can safely take your dog. Our dog sitting hosts love the exercise and health benefits but most of all enjoy the companionship a pet provides. Non of our hosts have children under five years of age, nor do they have any pets of their own that wouldn't be appropriate.
Once a dog sitter joins our team, we don’t just leave it there and hope all goes well. For us it’s an ongoing process. All of our carers are carefully inspected by us each time we deliver or collect a dog to their house.
When you book dog sitting through Barking Mad, the entire process is personal to you. First, we come and meet you and your dog to understand what you’re looking for and what sort of dog sitter you need.
We then work with you to choose the right dog sitter, and can show you their detailed profile, customer reviews and what their home and garden is like.
At Barking Mad, we do the hard work so our dog sitters don’t have to. We think it’s important that our dog sitters concentrate on looking after your dog.
That means they shouldn’t be exposed to, or distracted by a constant flow of potential customers and dogs coming and going. We take care of all the enquiries, bookings and transport, so our sitters can focus their full attention on your dog.
This means that our hosts are also protected from having to deal with money, insurance and paperwork, so that the enjoyment of looking after visiting dogs remains their number one priority.
Our fantastic dog sitters are the heart of our business and we simply couldn’t do it without them.
Brenda - 2nd May, 2017
"We recently had Fozzie for several days it was such a joy to have him my dog Wiggles loves him a lot.
My whole family love him as did our friends where we walk every day.
We look forward to his next visit.
Carol - 13th Apr, 2017
"We enjoy looking after peoples dogs as it gives us pleasure to think they have come from home to home. Sometimes our commitments are heavy but It fits in with our lifestyle as we can do it as and when we can. It gives us pleasure and hopefully the pets enjoy our company too. Barking Mad are efficiently run and if I had a dog of my own would gladly let them find a host for my."
Celia - 23rd Mar, 2017
"Lulu has just been to me on her fourth visit. We've both had a lovely time and it seems strange today without her. She is well known and well loved by my friends and neighbours now as well as the local dogs. We all look forward to seeing her again soon."
Jackie - 6th Jan, 2017
"We had the pleasure of looking after Pip for 2 weeks over Christmas this year! We all loved having him for his 2nd visit with us. We enjoyed the walks (even in the cold and sometimes wet) and my children loved his company too!
I would love to have a dog of my own sometime soon, but looking after dogs with Barking Mad gives me the opportunity to see how a dog would fit into our lives, what challenges it might bring and what delights too! I can test out different breeds and ages too in case I go down the rescue dog route!
Definitely a win win option."
Brenda - 6th Jan, 2017
"We recently had Molly come to stay we all fell in love with her. My dog Wiggles loved her too
She was so good and had us laughing when she showed attention to the Tv.
We enjoyed her company and will look forward to her coming to see us again.