Thank you so much Heddwen for your lovely comments below. It is just so nice to hear from a happy host! If you might like to join us, do please get in touch.
"We still miss our 2 dogs so much but we found an amazing opportunity thanks to Jane Harrison for helping us enjoy having doggies in our lives still with the flexibility of being able to go away when we want to but without needing to worry about kennels and the costs they incur. We love volunteering for Barking Mad Bognor Regis and recommend it to everyone whether they're looking for a part time pet or a holiday at home with dog lovers whilst you are away!"
A recent article in the Bognor Regis Observer has highlighted the dangers of BBQs to dogs. Owners should remain vigilant during the summer months, especially whilst walking on the beach.
A local dog owner described to the Observer how discarded coals resulted in her dog being injured during a walk along Elmer Beach. She said: “I will never forget the screams of pain from my dog as she stepped on the hot coals and smells of burning from her paws from someone’s discarded barbecue.” She warned that the coals were “completely invisible, looking like chalk by the rocks until she stepped on them”.
She also added: “It could have been a lot worse – especially if she had gone to pick up one of the coals in her mouth as she was chasing her ball into the rocks and initially we thought she had burnt her mouth – or if it had been a child running around the area in bare feet. It was particularly distressing as she kept screaming and we initially thought she had been bitten or broken her foot by the way she was holding it but then we could smell burnt flesh and fur.” The dog’s owner added she was keen to voice the warning to others as she we would hate for this to happen to anyone else’s dog, or even a child playing barefoot. In a recent update, her Cockapoo has since started limping and formed a blister on her paw which is being closely kept an eye on.
And also, just a reminder to be careful about when you walk your dog in hot weather as the ground heats more than the air temperature. Please take care when you choose what time of day to walk your dog to prevent its paws being burned on hot pavements. Alternatively, be sure to stick to walking on grass or stay in the shade. Don’t forget to check and clean your dog's paws regularly for any sign of damage.
We are delighted to receive support with an editorial in the local press…… Not long to go now!
New Staff Member
We are delighted to introduce Stephanie, who has joined us recently. Stephanie brings a wealth of experience with dogs, customer care and in administration.
Welcome aboard Stephanie!”
Barking Mad host Sharon auditions for “The Voice” in The Hardwicke Inn, in Bognor Regis.
#BarkingMad host Sharon hits the headlines! Well done Sharon, we are all awaiting the results with you
"Sharon Brett, 45 from Bognor Regis didn’t know what to expect. She said: “This is my first ever audition for anything. “I’ve done karaoke here before but wanted to see what else I could do. “I’m lucky to have my family and friends here supporting me. I only decided on the song three weeks ago.”...
Her rendition of Annie Lennox’s version of I Put a Spell on You certainly impressed her fans. Her co-worker, Jane Harrison, said: “She was brilliant. I’m very proud.”
Hounds for Heroes
We all know, or have known, relatives, friends or colleagues in the Armed Forces and Civil Emergency Services, who put their own lives at risk to protect all of us. Here at Barking Mad Dog Care Chichester, we wanted to give something back to these selfless individuals, by supporting the great work carried out The Charity, Hounds For Heroes.
On the 23rd July 2017 (weather permitting), we have arranged a Fundraising Trandem Skydive in Salisbury for colleague Laura Stentiford. We would like to raise as much money as possible for Hounds for Heroes and just as a thank you to Barking Mad Laura! Please do support us in any way you are able at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BarkingMadChichester
Hounds For Heroes started out as the dream of one man. Allen Parton a Royal Navy Veteran of the first Gulf War suffered severe physical and mental trauma whilst on duty. The arrival of an assistance dog by the name of Endal transformed his life and that of his family.
The charity’s purpose is to provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK Armed forces and Civilian Emergency Services. Through this provision the charity hopes to give itsclients an enhanced quality of life in line with their expectations.
The charity will also be able to provide help and practical support to help them achieve this. There are over 900,000 injured servicemen and women in the country and that number continues to grow on a daily basis.
The unique mental attitude of serving personnel, and of those in the emergency services means that only a handful so far have chosen to have an assistance dog provided by the civilian offerings. When the guns fall silent on the battlefield. or the sirens stop wailing in the streets, the battle with disability, trauma and bereavement go on forever for all those affected.
It is in the aftermath of conflict and trauma that Hounds For Heroes dogs will come into their own. Taught to problem solve, and to be intuitive, our dogs will remove the sense of disability in the client’s life and replace it with a feeling of ability.
Congratulations to Laura, my colleague, who has attended and passed her First Aid Course today!
The festive season has officially begun at Barking Mad Chichester. Many guests are beginning to arrive on their 5* Christmas breaks.
Just a few of the many who will be arriving over the next few weeks. A few spaces available, if you need us, get in touch.
Wishing everybody a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Our First Google Review!
"I cannot recommend Barking Mad Chichester enough. The high attention to detail, personal service, and the endless genuine amount of love shown to myself and my two little furbabies goes far beyond my expectations.
I have two Chihuahua-Jack Russel-Maltese mixed brothers, who have anxiety problems and are apprehensive when they meet new people. However, when they see their holiday bags are being packed, and the Barking Mad car pulls up to the house, they are literally jumping up and down with excitement. They are so very happy to go on their holidays (I try not to take it personally that they can't wait to abandon me).
We receive messages and photos to let us know that the boys have settled in with their host and also periodically throughout their stay. Upon their return, the boys are very happy and settle back into their home routine without any problems. They also return home with a lovely postcard, letting us know about their adventures. I keep threatening Jane, the owner of Barking Mad Chichester, that I will be booking myself on one of their holidays soon enough."
Wow and thank you so much Leigh!
We are very pleased to be supporting our local hospital on Saturday. Why not come on down and join us?
We were very happy to support Canine Partners at their annual event. It was hot, then the heavens opened, this did not dampen any spirits - Laura, myself and host Sara (with guest Solomon on current holiday) were totally inspired by this amazing organisation and their gorgeous dogs and trainers. We are pleased to announce they took over £6,000 on the day. Congratulations Canine Partners - we will see you next year:)
Barking Mad Chichester are eggstatic to be supporting Littlehampton District Lions Club Charitable Trust in the run up to Easter. All funds raised by the Lions Club from public fundraising are used for charitable purposes. We have a HUGE 1k eggstravagent Belgian chocolate Easter Egg up for grabs - WOW!
Looking to all my customers, hosts, friends, relatives, neighbours and all my facebookers to support this worthy cause. We have a minimum target of 100 numbers to be sold in only a few weeks.
Please please support this worthy cause and enjoy the chance to win this fabulous prize for yourself or as a gift. Payments can be mad easily via: paypal.me/BarkingMadChichester please give me your choicie of numbers - first come first served re numbers
My colleague, Laura, and I visited Elaine Barter at Arundawn Dog Rescue in Horsham. Rescues are very important to us and we do all we can to support them, including homechecks and networking. We met Bruno and Zoe, who along with others are awaiting their forever homes. We took 45 tins of dog food kindly donated by our dog loving hosts, which they were very happy to receive.
Celebrating the completion of another successful year with some of the amazing hosts who look after your dogs, whilst you are away.
Barking Mad Chichester always allows time to support the local dog charities. I have carried out Home checks for Mount Noddy, Rescue Homecheckers, K9 Partners, Border Collie Spot Rescue and Holbrook Animal Rescue.
Laura joined me in May on a part-time basis. I am delighted to say we are now so busy and Laura is such a hit with customers, hosts and all our doggies that she has become a permanent and full time fixture!
Does your dog like swimming? - I am so pleased and proud to be associated with and recommend swimming for dogs. M.A.D (Mad About Dogs) Training Centre
To book a swim, or for any enquiries, please message us or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07771 357879.
My 9 year old Ellie enjoying her second swim, swimming can be for fun or hydrotherapy. Ellie is now 9 and suffers arthritis.
We love working with and recommending local business, here are a list of fantastic people we think you might like to hear about:
St Peters Veterinary Group. St Peters Road, Petersfield, GU31 4AA. Telephone:- 01730 266431.www.stpetersvets.co.uk
Downlands Veterinary Group,118 Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, PO22 2EJ. Telephone:- 01243 841111 www.downlandvets.co.uk
Alphapets 11-17 The Precinct, West Meads, Bognor Regis PO21 5SB 01243 842832
Bognor Pet Supplies. 24 Felpham Road, Felpham, West Sussex PO22 7AZ tel. 01243 870300 contact Ron or Aly.
S.P.R Centre - Greenfields Farm, Fontwell Avenue PO20 3RU 01243 542815 www.sprcentre.com
Ragamuffins. 3 Bankside 128 Middleton Road, Middleton on Sea PO22 6DB 01243 585300
Canine Clips. Dog Grooming and Pet Spa. 4 Stocks Lane, East Wittering. PO20 8HN www.canine-clips.co.uk 01243 671444
Canine Massage. Sylvia Pyne. Canine Massage Therapist. 07837 689515 2 Watersedge Gardens, West Wittering PO20 8RA www.dogwalkingandmassage.co.uk
Dog Training. Bognor Regis District Dog Training Club - Hilary Sykes (Chairman and Secretary) 01243 860083
Mad About Dogs. Dog training at Tangmere Village Hall. Keith O'Dell 01243 790140 email@example.com
The Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre, Holborow Lodge, Chalder Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester, PO20 7RJ. Telephone:- 01243 641409. www.crrc.co.uk
Animal Rescue Centre, The Old Gardens, Highleigh Road, Sidlesham, West Sussex PO20 7NN. Telephone 07530613212.www.theoldgardens.co.uk
Mount Noddy Rescue Centre, Blackmill Lane, Eartham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0LL. Telephone:- 01243 773359. www.mountnoddy.co.uk
Pet Rescue. Sussex Pet Rescue. Jan Meredith 01403 864742
1 Genthorne, Henfield Road, Cowfold RH13 8DR www.syssexpetrescue.org.uk
Nicki Feltham Photography 01243 587517 www.nfelthamphotography.co.uk
The Good Dog Guide - http://www.thegooddogguide.com/
Dog Transportation - www.dogcages.net
Kamtec www.kamtec.co.uk keith-dowsett@bt connect.com
Unit M3A, Durban Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex 01243 842233
The Hare and Hounds Public House 02392 631433 www.hareandhoundspub.co.uk
Wildham Lane, Stoughton PO18 9JQ