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Jan & Phil King

Jan & Phil King

Our beloved border Banjo brought us to be Barking Mad “What a fantastic idea – the answer to all our problems!”

Congleton, Cheshire

01260 278628



About Us

Jan & Phil King

Hello, we’re Jan and Phil, owners of Barking Mad Dog Care East Cheshire and High Peak dog sitting service, and we’ve been providing individual, bespoke, home from home doggie holidays since 2013. We have some very special host families throughout the area, all of whom have an abundance of experience with dogs, they are as passionate about their welfare as us and love nothing better than being able to give your dog a loving holiday home.  


We live in Congleton, the ‘small town with the big heart’, in the heart of Cheshire together with our son Matthew.

Dogs have been a part of our lives since early childhood, and for many years we volunteered as dog walkers for our local kennels. As you can imagine, being dog walkers we met all kinds of different dogs and it was on one of these sunny Sunday afternoon walks that we met our beautiful border collie, Banjo.

We fell in love with Banjo who had been abandoned twice and original came from a violent home, so when we discovered he was available to adopt we simply couldn’t resist. Banjo soon inserted himself firmly in our hearts and became an integral part of the family.

Given his background, Banjo wasn’t suited to kennels; he craved lots of love and attention and grew anxious around other dogs, making going away on holiday without him a real challenge! So when we came across Barking Mad we both thought “what a fantastic idea – the answer to all our problems”; then we thought about it further and decided it would be wonderful if we could use our experiences with Banjo to help other dog lovers, allowing them to have great holidays without worrying about their beloved pet while they are away, and what’s more, their dog gets a fantastic holiday as well!

We absolutely love what we do, and are enjoying forming close relationships with all our customer and host families alike. We especially enjoy meeting all your wonderful, precious dogs, and love nothing better than to see them completely relaxed and making themselves at home with their chosen host family. So if you would like to become one of our special host families, or if you would like your dog to have a fun holiday with a loving host, please give us a call on 01260 278628.

Jan and Phil

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Places Covered

We are pleased to provide our Barking Mad service in the following areas:-  

  • Bakewell
  • Buxton
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith
  • Congleton
  • Crewe
  • Holmes Chapel
  • Macclesfield
  • Middlewich
  • Northwich
  • Prestbury
  • Sandbach
  • Whaley Bridge

Our Prices

One off initial registration meeting £35
Daily boarding rate £24
Daily boarding rate for additional dogs £20
Collection and delivery £35