Book before Friday 14 July for a June, July or August holiday and you will benefit from 1 free day per 7 days booked. Hurry as space is filling fast!
Duchy College, Rosewarne Camborne, Open Day, Sunday 25 June from 11am
Bark in the Park, Kimberly Park, Falmouth - Sunday 9 July from 11am
Stithians Agricultural Show - Monday 17 July from 8am!
Pop by and say hello if you are attending any of the above.
Introducing another member of staff Natalie Davies who not only runs her own Dog Walking business, Sandy Paws, she also works part time in a local hairdresser as a receptionist. Her experience with dogs includes running her Dog Walking business from her home town Brighton and also working in a Kennels. In her free time, she will be an occasional driver for Barking Mad Cornwall, welcome Natalie.
Janie, Mandy and Natalie, the Barking Mad Cornwall Team
This summer we plan to attend as many shows as possible, our first will be Perranporth Dog Day, Sunday 30 April, this should be a great event, we will be offering home-made dog treats for your furry friends (a small donation for K9 Crusaders would be most welcome). A raffle will also take place for a dog friendly hamper full of goodies for your pooch.
On Sunday 14 May we will be at Enys House Gardens, Penryn for the Last Chance Hotel’s Fun Dog Show. There will be lots of dog centred activities and products; on Saturday the 13 May they are also holding a craft fair, pop along on both days if you can and take advantage of the beautiful gardens on the wildlife trail and enjoy some live music.
On Sunday 9 July we will be attending Falmouth’s Bark in the Park 2017 another great event, truly aimed at dogs and their owners, another raffle and doggie treats will be available here too, please come and say hello.
Our new pricing has now come into force, however we are offering DOUBLE POINTS for any dog boarding bookings taken before the end of April 2017. So if you haven’t yet sorted out your dog’s holiday then don’t forget to call us or email us in good time. 01209 240501 or email@example.com
Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year, I certainly did, and now have to tackle the weight gain by going out for lots of walks with my two pups. Marshall is growing extraordinarily fast and is now heavier than Molly, he is still adorable and very cuddly and has a big resemblance to a teddy bear at the moment! Here he is with Molly on one of our local walks.
Offers for the New Year
We thought we would start the New Year off with some offers as a thank you to existing customers and a welcome to new ones.
Existing customers are now automatically included in our loyalty scheme and will receive double points for any holiday booked 2 months in advance. Once your card is filled with dog paw prints, you get a free day on your next holiday, so get your thinking caps on and book your holidays, City breaks, family visits in as soon as you can to take advantage of this great offer. As an extra we are also giving you 1 free day per 7 days booked for any bookings taken before the 31 January 2017.
New customers - if you register your dog before the end of January you will get free registration (usually £35), and for every 7 days of your holiday you will get 1 free day, (for holidays booked by 31.01.2017). What a great saving, get thinking about your next sunny or adventurous destination to be able to take advantage of this offer.
Thank you to my host families
To round off the year in style, we had a fabulous host get together at the Atlantic Café in Portreath. We had a great turn out including several dogs and a bimble on the beach was a must.
My guests enjoyed a lovely coffee/tea or two and a scrumptious cake from the selection available, and thanks to a fellow franchisee we also had a dog quiz that was a lot of fun and somewhat noisy!!
I would like to say a big thank you to my host families, I couldn't do this service without you.
If you would like to become a host please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01209 240501.
Well what have we been up to in the past 8 months…lots as it happens, where has the time gone!!
First of all we have an additional member of staff, the lovely Janie, an absolute dog lover who cannot have one of her own due to a couple of cats, so instead she helps me out when I need it. She has managed to meet most of my host families now and many of the lovely dogs that we look after, she is also a great sounding board for me, and helps with marketing and advertising while out on her travels.
In addition we also have a second vehicle, this is particularly useful when both Janie and I need to be out and about collecting and returning dogs, but also for those older furry friends who struggle to get into higher threshold cars.
During the initial period, we have been to several shows trying to increase the visibility of Barking Mad Cornwall, it really is lovely to get out and meet lots of fantastic dog lovers and I have gained new customers from these shows which is always a good thing!
We even had a host get together on a beautiful sunny day at Trelissick near Truro at the end of May, this included a lovely walk with the dogs followed by tea and cakes at the café.
It was a lovely opportunity for some of my host families to meet others and one that we are repeating for Christmas at The Atlantic Café, Portreath on Wednesday 7 December from 1.30pm. Tea/coffee, cake and mince pies are on me as a thank you for all the wonderful support I have from my host families.
To cap it all I have a new puppy! An adorable little chap called Marshall, who will be company for Molly and a gorgeous addition to our family and new member of the Barking Mad Cornwall team!
We love working with and recommending local business, here are a list of fantastic people we think you might like to hear about:
Head and Head Vets, The Veterinary Centre, Water Ma Trout, Helston, TR13 0LW
Phone: 01326 572216
Clifton Villa Veterinary practises - www.clifton-villa.co.uk at the following locations;
- Truro - 01872 273694
- Camborne - 01209 711933
- Tregony - 01872 501900
- Newquay - 01637 851122
- St Columb Road - 01726 860523
Please check out this lovely doggie boutique and kit you dog out in all the best gear, while you're there you can also take a mooch with your pooch (see what I did there) around Trevisker Garden Centre which is also very lovely and environmentally friendly too, win win.
Plumb Crazy Pet Supplies - Water Ma Trout Industrial Estate, Helston, TR130LW
Phone: 01326 565405
Hog House - 8 Water Ma Trout, Helston, TR130LW
Phone: 01326 564433
Oscar Pet Foods
South West Cornwall - Clive Newton 01326 619025 or 07817854353