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July 2017

Barking Mad Re-Sale Opportunity due to early retirement plans.
Do you know someone who would love to run a business working with dogs?
An opportunity to buy my well- established, home based, post-coded territory dog business, which covers the London Borough of Bromley is now being placed on the market. With a loyal customer base (bookings already in the diary for 2018) and a fantastic team of Host families this business is truly ready to be taken to the next level.

This business would suit anyone wishing to pursue a career working with dogs, but with the added support and benefits that a franchise and its network provides. The investment risk has been massively reduced as the territory is already successful, profitable and continues to grow.

Day to day roles include meeting new customers and their dogs, meeting new host families, admin, marketing as well as being out and about collecting and delivering dogs within the Bromley area.

Please contact me direct for further details Tina Darlington 07813 576301 or email tina.darlington@barkingmad.uk.com


July 2017


The start of the crazy season begins! Thank goodness for Rebecca who is now my team mate and helping for all things Barking Mad to run smoothly. We said a fond farewell to helper Sharon who has been with me for 3 years. She has a full time weekday job now meaning that she is no longer free at weekends. Farewell Sharon! We will miss you.

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June 2017

It was fabulous to be exhibiting at the Chislehurst Rotary Fete. The weather was gorgeous and we were inundated all day with doggy people, talking dogs, learning how to become a customer and people wanting to become hosts. Many of my hosts turned up to help too. It was a complete success!

The Barking Mad office was really busy with people booking their last minute holidays too!

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May 2017

Local Fetes have started! 1st May was a little chilly for the Pettswood May Queen! However flocks of people enjoyed all of the entertainment and kept Barking Mad very busy with enquiries for dog holidays in Bromley.

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April 2017

Welcome to the Barking Mad Bromley team 

Rebecca has joined myself and Sharon as one of the team who you will see collecting and delivering your dog home this year. She will also be holding the reigns when I go away on my holidays - business as usual.


Bromley hosts have been busy recently!

During March and April Barking Mad Bromley hosts enjoyed 2 events. We all met up for breakfast and coffee at Aurthurs in Coolings Garden Centre. A great morning for catching up with each other and an opportunity for me to give out Easter Eggs to all as a thank you for the wonderful hosting that they provide.


Last weekend we enjoyed a lovely Bluebell walk around Farnborough and High Elms with holiday dogs on their best behaviour. It was great to have you Iris and Misty and Carol with Bramble. Oscar can too - of course!

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Up and coming community events:
May - Pettswood Bank holiday Monday May Queen Fayre - 1st May in Pettswood Road & Memorial Hall
June - Chislehurst Common Rotary Club Fete - 10th June
August - Cudham Recreation ground Summer Fayre and Dog show hosted by Barking Mad - 28th August

Come and say hello and join in the fun of the summer.

January 2017

This is how much fun a doggy has on its holidays with Barking Mad Bromley! You can tell can't you?!! Thank you Host Helen and son

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December 2016

December is a great month for me to be able to meet up with some of my wonderful Bromley hosts and show my appreciation for the services that they have provided throughout the year to provide my customers dogs with many loving holidays! Here is a small selection of them sharing some festive cheer.

Xmas is another busy time for us here at Barking Mad so we would like to wish you all a very Merry Xmas if you are having a browse of my website and Thank you! See you in 2017.



October 2016

October walk with hosts and holiday dogs at Farnborough Fields , Kent - another beautiful sunny day with our four legged friends



November Events:

Ladies Pamper Night

Please come and support Bromley Scouts and enjoy some shopping and pampering. Call Karen for a ticket. Come and say hello to me too. Join in my competition to win a Champagne Hot air balloon flight for 2 ! Whats not to like?! See you there.

Thursday 10th November, 19.30 Start
Scout HQ, Homemead Road BR2 8BB
£5 entry including glass of wine or soft drink
For tickets and information please call or email Karen Shipp 02082955805 karenshipp@rocketmail.com

  •  Paraffin Hand Waxing
  •  Indian Head Massage
  •  Hand Made Cards
  •  Eyebrow Tinting/Threading
  •  Candles
  •  Fashion Accessories, bags & Jewellery
  •  Manicures
  •  And Many more different stalls


October 2016

Barking Mad Bromley welcomes new doggies in October and here are some enjoying their holidays with their hosts.





Wow - its been a busy Summer with so many lovely doggies having holidays. Look at this collage featuring doggies on their holidays and fantastic Bromley hosts.

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Congratulations to Bromley Host Iris - she has been nominated as UK host of the month for October. Its no wonder really since she loves and spoils every doggy that stays with her. Every doggy goes home with a very full postcard and a gift bag!! She is one in a million. Her diary for 2017 is filling quickly! Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Welcome to new host Denise - we are so looking forward to giving you some doggies. Welcome to the Barking Mad Host group.


October Events: 

Saturday 22nd October - Host Walk at 2pm. Meet at St Giles church - Farnborough Friday 28th October - Host get together and lunch - Aurthurs restaurant - Coolings on Rushmore Hill. 12 noon.


July 2016

A fabulous afternoon at Chelsfield Village Fete on 16 th July , with visits from many hosts and their holiday dogs . The weather was kind too.

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June 2016 

This is a very special group of Barking Mad Bromley hosts who have each hosted between 5 and 12 years for Barking Mad Bromley.

I treated them to Cream Tea at the Bo Peep pub in Chelsfield and Barking Mad HQ gave all hosts having hosted for 10 or more years a lovely Rose Bush. Congratulations team Barking Mad Bromley!

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May 2016

Bromley dog's enjoying their holidays!

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    Shelby on her holidays            Welcome to new host Voy and her first Barking Mad dog Lily   Lovely host Jenny with Lola

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                        May Bank holiday madness at the Pettswood May Queen fete, joined by hosts June, Sandra and Iris



March 2016

Barking Mad Bromley March OFFER

Happy Easter everyone - Its competition time! Win yourself a fabulous Barking Mad Shopper bag for life, plus 2 Doggy Easter eggs, plus a soft squeaky toy. WOW

To enter, simply visit my Facebook page, Like it and Share it. Easy!

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January 2016

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Barking Mad Bromley January OFFER

Happy New Year - Its competition time! Win yourself a fabulous Dog portrait photo session and FREE 6x9" print - kindly donated by Life Photography Bromley

To enter, simply visit my Facebook page, Like it and Share it. Easy! Here is the link - https://www.facebook.com/BarkingMadDogCareBromleyOrpington/


December 2015

Barking Mad Bromley enjoyed a peaceful month with just a few doggies enjoying their holidays. Take a look at a small selection of photos from December.

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There was time for my hosts to get together and enjoy a healthy 5 mile circular walk in local countryside. Everyone came with a doggy and we had a great morning together.

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A few of my hosts had a doggy friend come to stay at Xmas and the New Year and had wonderful times together.

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October 2015

As Summer has now officially come to a close, I would like to say Thank you to all of you who have enjoyed using Barking Mad. You have kept the Bromley team and our special hosts very busy and we have enjoyed seeing all of our regular customers and meeting new ones too.

We now have quieter times over the next couple of months where host availability is very good and if you fancy a weekend away we should be able to accommodate most requests. The special offer below might help you to arrange a long weekend away to do your Xmas shopping, have a city break or take a theatre weekend.

Looking ahead to peak times next year, I would strongly advise that you secure your holiday as soon as you are able since host availability becomes limited quite quickly especially for School holiday or Uni holiday periods. We already have some bookings in the diary! Thank you.

Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 special offer - 3 days for the price of 2! Get your Skates on and take advantage of our latest offer!

Make a 3 day booking for a break in November , December (Excluding Xmas and the New Year holiday dates) and January and get the 3rd day FREE.

Offer ends 30th November 2015

Host walk with hosts Kate & Graham, Jenny and dogs Steffi and Oscar:

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Barking Mad hosts are very special people and I have a really great selection of hosts to suit most dogs! BUT my host bank needs expanding. If you as a customer would like to also become a host, or you know someone that would enjoy hosting please let me know. A £25 M&S voucher will come your way for any successful newly recruited hosts.

Barking Mad Bromley Hosts pose for our Christmas Photo!

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Dogs on holiday Gallery

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Boo along with Oscar enjoying a walk at Toys Hill


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Bromley Barking Mad Hosts Enjoy a Thank You lunch to celebrate the busy Summer Dog holidays that they have enjoyed

The end of October was the ideal time for a get together of Bromley Hosts who have all enjoyed looking after Barking Mad dogs this summer on their holidays. They had lots to talk about and enjoyed swapping stories of the dogs they looked after!

Scouts Pamper evening - Thursday 12th November 7.30pm - Homemead Road, Bromley BR2 8BB - £5 entry fee

Barking Mad will be exhibiting at the Scouts Pamper night and will be promoting our £5,000 Holiday Free Prize Draw.....have you entered yet? The competition closes on 7th December. You have to be in it, to win it!!

During the evening you will be able to be pampered too whilst sipping a complimentary drink.
Please call Karen Shipp for tickets on 0208 2955805

Summer 2015


Barking Mad enjoyed a great day at the Chislehurst Rotary Fete on the Common.  We had loads of doggy visitors, also a visit from Bob Neill the local MP.  In support of Foal Farm a total of £43 was raised for them in the 'Guess the Number of Bonio's in the Jar' competition. 2 Host families were also happy to join in the spirit of the day.  Their help was greatfully received.

Watch out for photos of the Chelsfield Village Fete and Foal Farm day coming soon.


Who's Who in the Bromley/Croydon Team


Jane - Regular Friday Customer collection and Delivery driver



Keith - Tinas husband who can very ably help at weekends and busy periods                                                         


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:

Here's one of my lovely hosts, Iris talking about why she loves being a host for Barking Mad - if you or someone you know would benefit from having a visiting dog, please do get in touch - I'd love to hear from you!

Dog Walkers 

Dog walker in Beckenham - Debbie 07884 443198

Dog Walking Bromley - 0208 460 0151 - www.dogwalkingbromley.co.uk 

Dog walker covering the Bromley area from Beckenham to Orpington, including Hayes, West Wickham, Shortlands, Petts Wood, Bickley and Chislehurst - Paul 07928 034495, www.paulthedogwalker.moonfruit.com


Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre is based in Biggin Hill, Kent. Our aim is to take in as many sick, distressed and unwanted animals as possible and restore them to health and happiness.

Locke & Busby- Illuminative & creative prop hire of Light up Lettering for weddings and events
Tel 0208 402 1433

Sister Cakes
Samantha Anderson / Tanya Anderson
Email - sistercakes@Hotmail.co.uk
Facebook : sistercakesbromley
Tel : 07805 393407 / 07906 813074

Personal Trainer & Nutrition advisor - Exercise and Training
Laura Jane Owens - Mob : 07850 753168
email : Laura@eatfit.London

Dog Training

K9 Courses is a professional dog training school based in and around the areas of Croydon, Bromley and Sutton, on the Kent and Surrey border. We are a team of dedicated and ADTB approved dog trainers, who apply motivational, positive reward-based training techniques and principles to help you develop a strong, loving and mutually beneficial relationship with your dog.