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June 2017

Well what a whirlwind the past couple of weeks have been! We are now settling into the Barking Mad family as new owners of Edinburgh & Lothians and are getting into the swing of things. We’ve had a great time getting to know our fabulous hosts with tea and coffee at The Steading in Edinburgh, where they filled us in with stories about the dogs who have holidayed with them. We have also had the opportunity to meet some of the wonderful dogs who holiday with Barking Mad Edinburgh and their owners whilst out and about and are looking forward to meeting many more over the next couple of months.


Recently we took a visit to Venture Edinburgh Photography. Whilst there we had the chance to create some great pictures of us and our 3 dogs and we think you’ll agree that the end result turned out very well. Callie, Holly and Jura took it all in their stride- we wish we could the say the same for ourselves! You can check them out over at our Facebook page;


We’ll be out attending some of your local Gala days soon and the Dogs Trust West Calder Fun Day on the 20th of August so if you spot us out and about please don’t hesitate to come and say hello. We will be sure to keep you up to date with any other local events that we may be attending.


October 2016

Are you a dog lover. Looking for a flexible part time home based role to fit around your busy home life ? If so this could be the perfect job for you!

Due to growth, we are looking for a part time Co-ordinator to assist us with administrative and marketing duties as well as transporting dogs around the East Edinburgh and East Lothian area.

Duties include :
• Sales and marketing activities including leafleting, networking with the local community and attending local events to generate new business

• Undertake relevant administrative duties

• Deputise for the owner in their absence

• Transportation of dogs to and from clients homes within the territory

Key skills required:
• Strong customer service skills with the ability to develop strong relationships
• Self starter who can work on their own initiative
• Prior experience in a client facing role
• Must hold a clean driving licence with access to their own car (Although company will be available)

Rate:- £7.50 ph

Please send your CV to tina.stuart@barkingmad.uk.com
Deadline for applications is Friday 21st October 2016.



August 2016

Dogs Trust West Calder

Fun Day

West Lothian College
Almondvale Crescent, EH54 7EP Livingston, West Lothian

Sunday the 21st august 12 midday to 3pm

Come along to our stall say hello and have some fun. We would love to see you all.

Activitys Include

Fun dog show

Have a go agility

Doggy dash

Yummy refreshments

Mini funfair

Stalls and competitions


For more information please contact us on:01506 073459 or find a link to the facebook here.


March 2016


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Jack had some lovely walks with his host family

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Charlie was thoroughly spoiled with his lovely host family-and is coming back again soon, he loved it so much!

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Maddie enjoyed lots of tummy tickles on her holiday

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Alfie had great fun on his first holiday with Barking Mad, and his hosts were sad to see him go!


* The Scottish Kennel Club Championship Dog Shows will be held at Ingliston, Edinburgh on 20th May and 27th August
* The Meadows Festival, Edinburgh is on 4th and 5th June this year. The Dogs Trust will be holding a fun dog show dog show and offering free micro chipping.

October 2015

Here's some of our happy October holiday makers!

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Lovely little Lucy Labradoodle had such fun on her first Barking Mad holiday in October that she's coming back for another one in November!

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Charlie the Westie went on his very first holiday with Barking Mad in October. He settled in almost immediately, and took approximately 20 minutes to find the most comfortable place in the house-on host Bob's lap!


Working and Pastoral Breeds Dog Show-Ingilston, Edinburgh

The Working Breeds Association of Scotland present their annual show at The Highland Hall, Ingilston, Edinburgh.
Championship Dog Show for the Working & Pastoral Groups. Run under The Kennel Club rules and regulations.
Opening Times:
Start Date: 07 November 2015 08:00
End Date: 07 November 2015 17:00
Doors open to the public at 7.30am
Judging begins at 9.00am.

Going Away for Christmas/New Year? Don't Miss Out-Book Your Dog(s) in ASAP!

Christmas and New Year places are filling up fast, so make sure your dog gets their favourite host booked before it's too late!

Don't forget to keep collecting your Customer loyalty Points towards free days too!

Hope to hear from you soon!


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

Friends/Charities/Local Friends


The Dog Aid Society Scotland. www.dogaidsociety.com  Rehoming dogs across Scotland but also offering  a Neutering Scheme and a Veterinary Aid Scheme for owners on a low income.

We Welcome Dogs. We are delighted to introduce you to We Welcome Dogs, a new website that is packed with information about dog friendly places throughout Scotland; such as pubs, hotels, shops, beaches, walks, parks, you
name it. Go to www.wewelcomedogs.co.uk  and you can plan a great day out by using the simple search

Braid Vets: Braid Vets Hospital and Leith Walk surgery are committed to providing the best veterinary care for all household pets in Edinburgh and the Lothians. www.braidvets.co.uk

Animal Behaviour Service: Pet behaviour counselling and personal training for dogs-Anne Gallagher www.animalbehaviourservice.co.uk

Jacks Grooming: Dog and Cat grooming.  jacksgrooming@yahoo.co.uk

Pet Portraits/Wildlife Art Commissions. Claire Lomas produces quality drawings from high resolution photographs. Pencil sketches are £35 for A4 and £55 for A3 for one pet (£5 for an additional pet) and other media is available on request, resulting in beautiful drawings which capture pets and wild animals' features and characters perfectly. Claire can deliver locally or makes a small charge to cover postage outwith Central Edinburgh. Contact Claire directly to see examples of her work and to discuss a commission: claire.nerissa@gmail.com