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Alison Gledhill

Alison Gledhill

Never just a dog but always an important member of the family. “Proud to be your local Barking Mad representative for over 13 years!”

Wrea Green, Preston

01772 681190



About Me

Hi. I’m Alison Gledhill and I am delighted to be your Barking Mad dog holiday representative for the Blackpool and Preston area. I've been Barking Mad since 2005 meeting thousands of dogs organising fantastic dog home boarding care for your Lancashire cuddly canines.


I love being your Lancashire professional dog carer. I had worked in the public sector for 22 years across Benefits Agency and then Revenue and Customs and was looking for a change of career and something more rewarding. I stumbled across Barking Mad in the Yellow Pages (remember that?) when I was looking for a bookshop and was so impressed by the concept and the organisation I had to buy the franchise in my area when I learned it was up for sale.

During my many years as a part of Barking Mad dog care Preston and Blackpool I have grown my business now employing 3 members of staff. I have won The Special Achievement Award in 2007, Franchisee of The Year 2011 and Action Changes Things Award 2015. I have remained driven during my years at Barking Mad to grow my business whilst at the same time being lucky enough to earn a living doing something I enjoy.

I have arranged over 3,700 doggie holidays and looked after the needs of over 600 customers. Seeing happy customers and happy dogs and hearing my customers wonderful feedback about how well their dogs have been cared for and how impressed they have been with the service continues to shows me every day I found that "something more rewarding" I was looking for 10 years ago!!

If you would like to know more about the service or think you may be interested in becoming a host please get in touch. I would love to hear from you.....


Places Covered

We're delighted to provide our service in the following towns and surrounding areas:

  • Bispham
  • Blackpool
  • Broadgate
  • Carleton
  • Cleveleys
  • Cottam
  • Elswick
  • Fleetwood
  • Freckleton
  • Fulwood
  • Grimsargh
  • Hambleton
  • Hutton
  • Ingol
  • Inskip
  • Kirkham and Wesham
  • Knott-end-on-sea
  • Layton
  • Longton
  • Lytham St. Annes
  • Marton
  • Middleforth Green
  • Much Hoole
  • Newton-le-Scales
  • North Shore
  • Penwortham
  • Poulton-le-fylde
  • Preesall
  • Preston
  • Ribbleton
  • Sharoe Green
  • Singleton
  • South Shore
  • St Annes
  • Staining
  • Thornton
  • Treales
  • Warton
  • Weeton
  • Woodplumpton
  • Wrea Green

Our Prices

One off initial registration meeting £42
Daily boarding rate £27
Daily boarding rate for additional dogs £21
Collection and delivery £42