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Annette Saunders

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Annette Saunders

Herne Bay
Tel: 01227 749737

Dog sitting services in Canterbury, Kent

Discover the real alternative to kennels: Barking Mad

We’ve nothing against kennels. But not every dog – our own included – is suited to a kennels environment. That’s why we set about developing an alternative – a dog sitting and dog boarding service for Canterbury, Herne Bay, Deal and Dover where you can enjoy your holiday more, because you know your dog’s enjoying its holiday more too.

Dog sitting services in Canterbury and Dover
If your dog is a bit of a worrier. If it prefers one-to-one time rather than sharing the attention with dozens of others. And if you have regimes you want to maintain – from exercise to diet to medication - then dog boarding with Barking Mad ensures your dog gets exactly what he or she needs.

This is personalised dog sitting in Canterbury, Deal and Herne Bay, where from the moment your dog is chauffeur driven from home to host, they’ll feel like an honoured guest.

There’ll be lots of new sights, smells and adventure, and we’ll make sure there’s lots that’s familiar too so your dog feels right at home. When you return from holiday you’ll find your dog as happy and content as when you left.

Who will my dog be staying with?
You’ll find Barking Mad branches across the UK. Our dog boarding services in Canterbury, Herne Bay, Deal and Dover are led by Annette Saunders.

Annette lives in Herne Bay and first discovered Barking Mad when she applied to be a dog host with us. At the time we didn’t have a branch in the Canterbury/Herne Bay area so Annette decided to put that right. We’re glad she did!

As for Annette’s approach to arranging dog boarding, we’ll let her explain: “People come to Barking mad for a superior alternative to kennels or house sitting. They expect the best from our dog holidays and I make it my mission to provide it, every time.”

Arrange your dog boarding and dog sitting in Canterbury, Herne Bay, Deal and Dover. Please contact Annette here.

Love your holiday - by making sure your dog loves its holiday too. Call Barking Mad.

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Looking after dogs in Canterbury, Herne Bay, Kent and Dover

Could you be our next dog host?

A successful dog boarding experience begins and ends with our team of dog hosts.

They come from all walks of life. Some are retirees and families with children. Some are people who would love to own a dog, but work/life gets in the way and means they can’t commit to full-time ownership.

But all our dog hosts can commit to offering the sort of loving, attentive, round the clock care your dog needs while you’re away. And that makes happy dogs, happy hosts and happy owners.

Could you be the perfect dog-sitter? Find out more about dog hosting in Canterbury, Herne Bay, Deal and Dover here.

Make dogs your day job

Barking Mad is growing – and you can be a part of it. We operate an award-winning franchise model, and we’ve successful branches operating across the UK – but there are still opportunities near you.

So if you’d like run your own dog sitting business, but don’t want to do it alone, talk to the team who’ve helped dozens of people make dogs their day job.

Start your own dog sitting franchise with Barking Mad.



Julia & Jim - 3rd Nov, 2015
"We’re new customers to Barking Mad this year and we’ve been very happy with the service and the care taken of our two cairn terriers during their holidays with Hillary and Richard and Rose. We were very reassured with the detailed notes that Annette took during our initial interview to understand the characters of the dogs and their individual requirements in order to place them with compatible hosts. We can relax and enjoy our holidays knowing that the dogs are well looked after and enjoying themselves and would happily recommend Barking Mad to anyone."

Helen Phillips - 29th Oct, 2015
"This year for the first time our beloved dog went on holiday with Barking Mad. We were very nervous about leaving her as she had always been looked after in our home by a friend before. We needn't have worried. Her whole time away was very well managed, from the trial weekend to the full 2 weeks in the summer. She came home fit and happy and not at all stressed. It was clear to see she had been well cared for and loved. We cannot recommend Barking Mad highly enough. Annette understood our concerns and sent us updates and photos so we could see she was happy and having a good time. The end result, we also had a worry free holiday.
We have re-booked her for next year already, no hesitation in using Barking Mad again. Thank you!"

Lisa Filmer - 6th Oct, 2015
"Bella loves her holidays with John & Christine. It enables us to relax & enjoy our holiday knowing Bella is in safe hands & enjoying herself!"

Trevor Drake - 10th Sep, 2015
"We used Barking Mad for the first time this August when we went on holiday for a week. Our Westie called Scruff stayed with a lady called Hillary. Throughout scruffs stay , he received excellent care and attention from Hillary , and we were delighted with the updates and photos letting us know that scruff was having a good time on his holiday as we were ! Would highly recommend Barking Mad , and Hillary to anyone who wishes to have great care for their pet while on holiday. Annette was professional and courteous throughout.Once again thank you very much - we will use you again !!!"

Genette Clark Jones - 24th Aug, 2015
"Lilly always went to family when we went on holidays but this time was not possible due to us getting married and family coming away with us. I was really concerned about leaving Lilly in an unfamiliar environment but was really impressed by the services barking mad offered. Lilly was collected and taken to her host John & Christine and was kept updated via text of how she was and also some lovely photos and video of her running about the garden, this made me feel so at ease to enjoy the rest of my holiday. Normally, upon Lily's returns she sadly has seizures due to the excitement of returning home but when going to John & Christine's upon Lily's return this never happened she always came back so relaxed and calm and would of stayed there if she could! Her routine is kept so like for like that that it's nice to know she comes back happy. Lilly has since been to John & Christine's for a short stayed weekend and again returned home happy, relaxed with no seizures. . We are off on holiday again next week and I am also looking forward to Lilly staying with them again as it is a holiday for her to!! And she will be very excited to see them...Thank you"

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