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TLC is priceless

Have you been looking at dog sitting costs? Comparing the prices of the different services available?

We’re all familiar with the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ and this certainly applies to dog sitting or puppy sitting services.

Rather than looking at the actual cost, it may be worth considering the value for money instead.

Not all dog sitting services are equal. The services provided and level of care your dog receives vary greatly.

Barking Mad offers an extensive, caring dog sitting experience, from beginning to end.

So what do does the Barking Mad package include?

• Firstly we will come to meet you at home for an initial consultation to get to know you and find out all about your dog, down to the very last detail.

• Next we will go through our dog sitting host families with you and carefully help you select the most appropriate dog sitting host to meet your dog’s individual needs.

• 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.

• If you will be going away for more than 7 days, we can initially arrange a mini sleepover with your selected dog sitter to give your dog a chance to get used to their home-from-home. This provides both you and your dog with additional peace of mind, ensuring a successful relationship has already started to blossom before you leave them for a longer time.

• We provide your dog sitter with a Pet Schedule detailing all the information we gather from you about your dog. This enables them to provide a tailor-made experience for your dog.

• And we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer our host families any support they may require.

• We even arrange to collect your dog from you. Many dogs become anxious on being taken by their owners to their dog sitter and then watching their family walk away from them. Even the sight of a suitcase being packed can alert some dogs to imminent upheaval and cause stress. By collecting your dog from you, they leave their home with everything still in place and as they know it.

• Once your furry friend has arrived with their dog sitting family we will send you a photo of him or her, to show you that they’re settling in.

• And the next day you’ll receive a ‘Rest Easy’ update, giving you that little extra reassurance that your companion is safe, sound and well.

• During your dog’s stay, your host family will dedicate their time to caring for your dog. All of our dog sitters are at home all day to provide constant care and attention. They will maintain 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.

• Once you have returned home, we will deliver your dog back to you. They will arrive back and be delighted to find everything in a state of normality, which will ease their return to usual everyday life at home.

• Your dog will even bring you a welcome home gift; a postcard for you from their host family, letting you know everything they’ve been up to.

We have invested a great deal in building a strong UK network of experienced, devoted host families. All of our dog sitters are true dog lovers. Once a dog sitter joins our team, we don’t just leave it there and assume all will go well. For us it’s an ongoing process. All of our carers are carefully inspected by us each time we deliver and collect a dog. Through us maintaining this procedure, you can rest assured that our hosts are guaranteed to meet your high dog care standards.

We consistently receive wonderful, positive feedback from dog owners, which is testament to the excellent 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; you can trust us to personally take care of everything until your dog is safely returned to you.

With Barking Mad you are assured of individual, loving care for your dog from the beginning of the process to the end. We believe our service offers exceptional value for money.

True TLC for your furry friend in your absence; priceless.