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October 2017

Work at Barking Mad never stops but it is often fun ???? last weekend we helped raise over £900 for a local charity that supports a school in Gambia. Www.gam-ble.co.uk This doubled up with marketing and walking round Bewl water. We cheated and just walked 8.25 miles rather than the full 13 having stopped for lunch at the Bull. We then took a ride on the lake taxi back for a well earned coffee.

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August 2017

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 Just some of our July dogs on their holidays. Of particular note is Bear just 14 weeks old this husky cross malamute needed a short notice trip as his owner was put out of action by appendicitis. Thanks sel (host) for all the extra work you had to put in.

May 2017

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Willow is having a wonderful time. Willow the lab is a lucky pup, not only has her owner paid for her to have holiday, but lovely host Lisa has organised other dogs to play! It's not all play though as Lisa will be taking Willow out to meet lots of people and dogs as part of her on going training.


April 2017

Working for Barking Mad is not just a question of matching nice dogs with super hosts. There is a lot goes on behind the scenes. Shown here is one of the nice bits, a marketing trip to Hythe.

A nice walk along the Military canal into town and back to the terminus of the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.

Hi to all you dog walkers who took a leaflet!

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November 2016

A few pictures of our happy dogs on their holidays. Thinking about yours for next year? Get in contact.

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September 2016

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Rod and my team at the Hythe dog show on Saturday 10th September. Look out for the car transporting our holiday dogs to their chosen hosts. Out to meet customers and hosts. Want to know more please reply via this site.  

May 2016

Meet Bella, Bingo and Sidney! Just a few of my recent customers on their Barking Mad holidays. Would you like your dog to have a great holiday? Would like a nice dog like one of these to have a holiday with you? Please leave your details so that I can contact you about great dog holidays.

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January 2016


Kent Greyhound Dog Walk - Hythe Sea front
Saturday, 30th January
Barking Mad support Kent Greyhounds, I’m looking forward to the walk.

We are meeting opposite the Imperial Hotel on Princess Parade for a bracing walk along the sea front. Please check our facebook page on the morning of the walk to make sure it is still going ahead, although we walk in most weathers.


January and February Sale 25% off all short trips and trials
Short notice take a break with peace of mind.

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October 2015

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I have taken over the Ashford/Folkestone franchise from Trish Feely who has had to sell to enable her to travel more. Trish and I have effectively swapped places, I hosted for her this summer and when available she will be hosting for me in 2016






I have invested in the business and hopefully you will have either seen my car, seen the advertising or just found me via the web. I look forward to meeting lots of new dogs and signing up additional hosts to provide the best doggy holidays.

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Local Links

We love working with and recommending local business, here are a list of fantastic people we think you might like to hear about:

Ashford Animal Feeds
A vast range of nutritious foods and accessories to ensure substance, comfort and happiness for your pet.

Ashford Dog training
Run by Sandra Tomsett this is a first class reward based dog training. The groups are small so that every dog/owner gets individual attention. Guests like me are invited to visit and watch a session before joining a class for either puppies or further training. http://www.ashforddogtrainingclub.co.uk/

A-Z Animal Care
A Dog, Cat and Small Animal Grooming service just 10 minutes from Ashford on the A28 at Bethersden. Run by a Qualified Veterinary nurse they have been established 8 years with a fully qualified and experienced staff. Call for a colour brochure on 01233 822411 or look on their website: www.a-zanimalcare.co.uk for over 200 testimonials.

Beagles Bakery
Local Ashford based Dog cake and biscuit factory. At The Beagles Bakery we make handmade and personalised bespoke cakes and treats for your best friends birthday, gotcha day, or just because you love them! Your dog’s health and wellbeing are our top priority, along with their taste buds! Although our cakes and treats look sumptuous, they are mainly fat and sugar free and we don’t use any artificial preservatives or taste enhancers. https://beaglesbakery.co.uk

Bone-A-Fide Behaviours
Owned and run by Nathan Thompson who offers a first class canine services including obedience courses, dog walks and away days. The classes are run in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with the emphasis on enjoying the time spent with your dog as well as achieving a well-trained, well socialised, obedient and loyal pet. To contact him telephone 0779 5077921 or look at the website www.bone-a-fidebehaviours.co.uk

Eureka Veterinary Centre

The staff at this friendly Ashford practise will treat your pets as if they were their own and promise to give them the lifelong care and love they deserve.

Kent Greyhound Rescue:
A charity that rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes unwanted and abandoned Greyhounds and Lurchers. It is completely run by volunteers who also fundraise as it receives no funding from the racing industry. Greyhounds make great pets!

Sue Chapman Photography

Commercial photography and Photoshop tuition based in Ashford. Sue has a passion for photography and gives 100% to achieving not just something that the client is happy with but something that she can be proud of too. http://capture-and-create.com/

Warmlake Nurseries
As well as plants, Rob and his staff offer a very wide selection of dog and cat food and accessories together with large range of horse supplies. Well worth a visit when you’re passing Sutton Valence. 01622 844000

Holiday Extras
Holiday Extras is a travel specialist that provides customers with full travel assistance at the lowest possible price.
For all the others things you need to sort when you book your holiday.