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Dog Lovers for Dog Lovers

Entrusting the care of your beloved dog to someone else can be a very worrying experience. How can you find dog carers who you fully trust to give your dog the same level of love and attention you provide? When leaving your furry companion behind, you need to feel safe in the knowledge that he or she will be left with a carer adopting the same high standards of devotion as you.

That is why it’s reassuring that we at Barking Mad take extreme care in selecting our dog carers. We believe in recruiting only the very best hosts, who are committed to providing first class care for your dog.

Once a dog carer 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. Through us maintaining this procedure, you can rest assured that our hosts are guaranteed to meet your high dog care standards.

All of our dog carers are at home boarding during the day to ensure constant care is provided. Whilst this is important for all dogs, it gives that extra reassurance if your dog is very young, a senior citizen or requiring regular medication. Having a dog sitting service enables your dogs to stay at home.

Our hosts are dedicated to maintaining a schedule for your dog as close as possible to the routine they enjoy at home. Exercise regimes, feeding, all their likes and dislikes and any medical requirements will be catered for, just as they are by you. Your dog will be individually cared for, with a bespoke itinerary specifically tailored to their needs and preferences.

We will provide you with our exclusive ‘Holiday Doggie Bag’, which you can pack with food, bowls, blankets and toys – anything which will help your dog settle in comfortably with their carer. We have one doggy customer who takes his own little paddling pool with him. That’s fine, we offer an unlimited luggage allowance!

We provide our dog carers with a Pet Schedule detailing all the information we gather from you about your dog. And we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer them any support they may require.

Our service doesn’t end there. Even though we will have helped you select the perfect dog carer, we understand it is still a worrying time leaving them behind. This is why we send you a photograph of your dog as soon as they’ve arrived with their host. And the next day you’ll receive a ‘Rest Easy’ update, giving you that little extra reassurance that we have everything in hand.

To let you know what a good time they’ve had, your dog will return home with a postcard for you from their carer, letting you know everything they’ve been up to.

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.

Dogs come in all shapes, sizes and ages and we love them all. Whether they are pedigree, rescue or Heinz 57, we will find a dog carer who is the perfect match. We understand that dogs have their own funny ways and habits; whether they sleep on the sofa, chase squirrels or have a penchant for chewing slippers, as long as they’re friendly we’d love to meet them.

At Barking Mad your dog comes first.