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January 2017

What a wonderful year 2016 was, it ended on a high at a local hotel with our host families enjoying a well-deserved Christmas Party. Below are a few snap shots of the evening which everyone said they really enjoyed particularly the quiz which Graham one of our hosts designed.

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What a wonderful year 2016 was, it ended on a high at a local hotel with our host families enjoying a well-deserved Christmas Party. Below are a few snap shots of the evening which everyone said they really enjoyed particularly the quiz which Graham one of our hosts designed.
We are also pleased to announce that we have now exceeded 500 new customers and have over 90 registered hosts; it is truly amazing.
Our next event for our hosts will be a first aid day for dogs which we will be running for all our host families with a local vet in April. If you would like to join this wonderful family of hosts and you love dogs as much as we all do then just give Lisa a call on:- 07432 259389.

Looking Ahead:-

Its sounds crazy but we are already getting busy for 2017 holidays so please if you are a current customer and you do know your holiday dates please let us know as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
If you are a new customer then please give Lisa or Marie a call and meet our Barking Mad family and enjoy the benefits of knowing that when you go on holiday your dog has a holiday too.
Lisa :- 07432 259389 or Marie:- 07539 858036

A special thank you to Kate and Helen who are a key part of our Barking Mad staff family in East Lancs/Skipton and Craven without which we would have struggled this year to keep up with the pace of growth.
Thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for everyone’s continue support. It is great to know our dogs, host families and customers are having a wonderful time.




March 2016

What a busy year we are having with customers booking their holidays as well as welcoming many new customers to the Barking Mad family.

New Staff Member
As we continue to grow and be the leading dog sitting service we are pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Driver to our team.

Helen will work as full time as she can, she told us that for her to combine her love for dogs with work is a dream come true. We are all looking forward to working with her.

Host Information
We recently had a coffee morning at the Rock café in Trawden, it was a great success, some of our current hosts meeting a number of potential hosts. Thank you to everyone involved including the very attentive staff at the Rock Café. (See our Facebook page) 

We are currently advertising in the local press for host families and I am pleased to say it’s keeping Lisa very busy with new host appointments being scheduled. We would ask if anyone is interested in becoming a host to give us a call.

Easter is fast approaching, we are hoping to get as many Easter pictures of our dogs as possible on our Facebook page so if you dog lovers out there have any you would like to share please send them to us.

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Thank You

Thank you to our hosts for being part of our Barking Mad family and to our customers new and old for using our service.

January 2016

Happy New year to everyone!

We have had a lovely Xmas and New Year. We held a host party (East Lancashire patch) at the Sparth House hotel (Clayton le Moor) in December. What a great night; we all enjoyed it and many of our hosts commenting that it was lovely to meet other hosts and share their experiences.

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A gift we did receive was from one of our talented hosts Yvonne who made a box and inside was the pictures of all the dogs she has hosted in 2015

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The box was circulated around the room, not a dry eye in the house she certainly knew how much it meant to all us dog lovers. Thank you Yvonne we will always treasure this special gift.

Recently we have been in a fortunate position to buy the Barking Mad Skipton and Craven Franchise which has seen Lisa working hard over the last few weeks meeting current hosts in the new area and talking to many customers. We hope with our experience and love for the job people will feel reassured and supported. We are both looking forward to merging the areas and extending the Barking Mad family.

The New Year has already been busy with several new customers joining Barking Mad. We are intending to hold meetings in various locations across both patches in dog friendly cafes, which will give potential new hosts and customers the opportunity to come and meet the barking mad team (which will include some of our hosts). Dates, times and venues will be available in the February update.

If anyone reading this page would like to chat about becoming a host or using the service please don’t hesitate to give either of us a call.

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:

Useful Links


Vets: Oakmount Veterinary Centre www.oakmountvets.co.uk

Pet Stores

Pet Stores: Healthy Option Pet Food www.healthyoptionpetfood.com

Dog Grooming

Heidi Burnham, Barking Mad Professional Mobile Grooming - covering Clitheroe & Ribble Valley. 01200 440355 - http://www.barkingmadgrooming.uk.com/franchisees/clitheroe

Daisy's Dog grooming & Photography - www.caninehealthandhydro.com/dog-grooming-salon-s
Posh Paws Mobile Dog Grooming - www.poshpawsmobile.co.uk

Health & Fitness
Howgill Farms Canine Health & Hydro - www.caninehealthandhydro.com/hydrotherapy-centre

Dog Training

Dog training: Simply Dog Behaviour www.simplydogbehaviour.co.uk

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare: Northern Rose Boxer Rescue www.freewebs.com/nrbr

Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary  www.bleakholt.org

Dog Walkers

Dog Walking 4U - www.dogwalking4u.co.uk