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Dog Sitting in Chesterfield

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Louise Self

Louise Self

I missed dogs in my life so I became Barking Mad!
"I can't wait to meet your furry friend"

Matlock, Derbyshire,

01246 488574



About Me

My name is Louise and I'm your Barking Mad dog home boarding representative providing pet care in the Chesterfield / South Sheffield / Peak District areas.

We ensure your dog receives loving one to one care as we meet you in person every dog holiday.

I understand the connection that people have with their dogs and how putting them into an environment which is alien to the dog can be difficult for both the dog and the owner. It can put you off booking holidays without your dogs.

My mission is to ensure that your dog is matched with a suitable host family, has a great time and as a result will see your break as their own holiday - everyone’s a winner!


Following 14 years working in Local Government I decided it was time for a career change. At this point I had been a host for dogs from Barking Mad for 4 years and absolutely loved it. As a result there was no doubt in my mind as to what I wanted to do so here I am!

I have had two Border Collies in the past and with my second one I competed in agility and flyball competitions with a large degree of success. Unfortunately my dog had to be put to sleep 5 years ago and due to work commitments at that time it wouldn’t have been fair to have had another dog. Hosting has filled the gap that not having a dog has left and has given me experience with all sorts of breeds and types of dogs that I would not otherwise have experienced.

I have also owned a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who was a rescue dog and hosted 2 large dogs (from the same family) at a time, which is something I never thought I would do but it has been a positive experience.

If you want to discuss your requirements further, please do not hesitate to contact me.


01246 488574 / louise.self@barkingmad.uk.com

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Places Covered

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

  • Chesterfield
  • Fullwood
  • Ecclesall
  • Totley
  • Dore
  • Calver
  • Edale
  • Grindleford
  • Hathersage
  • Dronfield
  • Bolsover
  • Ashover
  • Grindleford
  • Hathersage
  • Alfreton
  • Eckington
  • Worksop
  • Dronfield

Our Prices

One off initial registration meeting £35
Daily boarding rate £23
Daily boarding rate for additional dogs £17
Collection and delivery £35