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Come and join us at the Holiday Inn Garforth there will be fun and games plus help us finish our doggie jigsaws and perhaps have a game of Boules with us.


Sunday 27 August 2017 at 12.00pm to 3.00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!.



How fantastic is the country side at this time of year?
Here is Freddie standing proud on the hay bales while in his Barking Mad Leeds holiday.

This is what Freddie's owners had to say:   'Our dog loves going to barking mad , he needs plenty of exercise & he gets it , which is great . He is always pleased to see Alan & Amanda , although he can be a handful , they manage him very well . Great service'

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Another scenic view. Here is Ollie with one of her regular guests Rufus. Rufus just loves long walks and Ollie never fails to provide him with a hike or two on his Barking Mad Leeds holiday.
Happy Rufus, Happy owner, Happy Holiday.



Barking Mad Leeds welcomes Willow to the pack. She was resued by her owner at just 8 weeks old, now a 15 weeks she is having her 1st Barking Mad Holiday. Willow loves her bed too. Happy Willow, Happy Holiday, Happy Owner. 


APRIL 2017


As we celebrated our 5th birthday we held a garden party for hosts and friends. We had sandwiches, cakes, goodies and garden games. We are now looking forward to our 6th year and meeting customers old and new and seeing all our host families enjoy their guest dogs.

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Some of our hosts enjoyed a casualget together for lunch at The Holiday Inn, Garforth. It was a fun get together where doggie tales were exchanged and bonds were made.




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During the twixmas period when we have all eaten too much turkey and mince pie we got together for a winter dog walk.                                                                                     


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We joined up to help on our 6th dog walk with St Gemma's. As usual attendance was brilliant and dogs and humans had a great day raising money for this local hospice.


During 2016 Barking Mad ran a national campaign to win a Virgin Balloon ride, with bubble and chocolates. we had a luky winner in Leeds. We cant wait to see photos of the ride itself. 

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As we move it to the Spring our business launches a brand new look. We have a bright new log, new uniform and new livery on our cars.

Look out for us as we travel through all the postcodes in Leeds.

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Our News 

We would like to introduce two new team members to Barking Mad Leeds.

Gill and Paul are passionate about dogs, loving all breeds but they both have a soft spot for Labradors.
They are both retired but have a customer service background. 

Gill will be taking on a administrative role, helping in the office and on the occasional collection and delivery while Paul will be involved with collection and deliveries, settling the dogs in and taking those all important holiday photos and videos.

They are very excited with their new roles and can't wait to meet all our dogs, their owners and all our host families over the next few weeks.



St Gemma's Charity Dog Walk

It was our 5th year supporting the St Gemma's dog walk. It just gets bigger and better and is great fun!

There were two events this year, Temple Newsam and Golden Acre park and we attended both events. Thanks to Our hosts Sam and Charlotte and Marilyn who joined us for the day.

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Poppers Travels

Poppers adventures continues...

Popper has enjoyed a flight in a cockpit and a rather chilly skiing holiday in February.

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If you would like to take Popper on an adventure the give us a call and we can book him in with you! 

Donkey Day 

We enjoyed a fabulous day at the Donkey Sanctuary in Eccup, Leeds.The weather was fantastic which led to a great attendance and lots of family fun. The donkey sanctuary raised £5900 on the day - fantastic! 

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We ran a Facebook competition to win Dog friendly Easter Eggs. Here are some of our winners! 

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We have just launched our new business Facebook page, please take a look, like and share it. There are up to date pictures, videos and occasional competitions to enter. Search Facebook for Barking Mad Dog Care Leeds


Great news for Barking Mad Leeds, we have secured 5 of our holiday dogs in to the 2016 Barking Mad Calendar. We are so pleased.

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We have ordered extra copies and they will be delivered to us in November.

We have 10 calendars to give away for free so visit our new Facebook page for more details - Barking Mad Dog Care Leeds.

We are working hard to supply our customers with a Barking Mad bag, they are great, large and swallow up all your dogs holiday packing, If you have booked your next holiday and don't have a bag, then let us know and we will bring one when we collect your dog.

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We have had yet another busy Summer, all our host families have done a super job, offering fantastic holiday experiences for your dogs.

We are busy with bookings for the October half term and are now taking bookings for Christmas and we have a booking for August 2016 already.
Please contact us as soon as you have thoughts about holidays in 2016, we can secure your booking quickly and you can settle down knowing that job can be ticked off to do list.

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Popper has enjoyed a busy Summer, he has been to various destinations including Florida and Tenerife. There is still time to enter Poppers world tour 2015 competition. If you would like to take Popper to your holiday destination just let us know and we will book him in with you. Take a picture of him having a good time and What's Ap or E Mail it to us and we will enter it for you. A bottle of BUBBLY is up for grabs. Closing date 31st December 2015.

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We are working hard to supply our customers with a Barking Mad bag, they are great, large and swallow up all your dogs holiday packing, If you have booked your next holiday and don't have a bag, then let us know and we will bring one when we collect your dog.

Brand new tags

Barking Mad Popper models the new style Barking Mad Tag.




All our dogs will now be tagged with the latest tags. I hope you agree that they look very smart.

Busy, Busy, Busy.

We have had such a variety of dogs on holiday through June and in to July.  They have all been very lucky with the weather which makes for a better holiday.


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Lets hope the fun and good weather continues in to August.


Poppers travels and competition update.


Life could not be better for Popper who's Barking Mad world tour continues.  Here are just a few pictures of his latest adventures.


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If you would like to take Popper away on holiday and enter a Holiday snap in to the competition you need to book him ASAP. The competition closes on 2nd October 2014 and there is a bottle of bubbly up for grabs or if the entry is from a child then a voucher for their favourite shop.


Happy snapping.




Hi, Poppers travel competition for 2013 had some fantastic entries, here are just a few. The Chicago Bean, London's Big Ben, Hard Rock Café New York and The Grand Canyon

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The winning photograph was judged independently by all the staff at Barking Mad Head Office and was taken by Jan and Peter Lacey whilst they were in Argentina.  The picture is titled  - 'Fin Del Mundo' which means End of the World.




Here at Barking Mad Leeds we have a small soft toy dog, Popper,  he is travelling the world.  He travels with our customers and host families.  Popper is a great ‘hit’ with the children, they all love taking him away with them. 

Popper loves having his photo taken with iconic landmarks, just recently he travelled to Wales and climbed Mount Snowdon, he has visited Rome and Gibraltar and has been very lucky to spend the day on a flight deck.

You can keep up with Poppers adventures on Barking Mad face book page or follow Barking Mad Leeds on Twitter.

He is travelling to some fantastic places in 2013, look out for him or even take him with you, just ask us for details, he gets booked up quickly.

Here he is in sunny Llandudno                            A star visit in Hollywood


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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:

Pet Shops


Dog Grooming/Walking

Pawfect Walkies is a fantastic professional dog walking service. Take a look at he web page for more info.