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John Johnson

John Johnson

"Our sweet Jack Russell/Yorkie Cross 'Holly' chose Barking Mad for us. Our customers, their dogs, and our dedicated hosts are like family!"

Kingswood, Bristol

0117 325 8222



About Me

Hello fellow dog lovers!

I’m John and along with my partner Ros, I love running the North Bristol franchise of Barking Mad dog care.

We enjoy offering one to one home dog boarding for friendly, well behaved family pets; staying with exceptional, dog loving hosts. 

We understand how it feels to send your dog off on holiday for the first time. When we register your dog initially, we find out everything about your best friend. We match your dog to the host best suited to provide for their requirements.

Your dog will have meet and greet trial stay with our dog host, prior to the main holiday. We will love and care for your dog just as you do.


We provide dog home boarding from Thornbury down to Saltford and from Pilning across to Frampton Cotterell. Having used Barking Mad for our own dog, who would be happiest around people, and having hosted dogs too, we knew that it was the ideal job for us.

Our dog Holly is the lead ‘singer’ on our video and the other dogs all went on holiday with us in 2015. All great characters! She enjoys her dog holidays and going for walk with new friends. Holly introduced us to Barking Mad as we needed dog holiday care for her when we went to a family wedding. It is such a relief to know that she can go to a caring family whilst we have a relaxing holiday.

The host often sends photos during the holiday, for us to pass on to you. We wait to see your dog has settled before we leave it with the host and send you a photo. We check the next day and email you to reassure you. The host also helps your dog to complete a postcard to say what it has been doing on its holiday!

Our customers have found that the dog holiday care we offer is so loving that it is easier to book the next holiday with complete peace of mind. If you are looking for the same professional, friendly, caring home boarding service for your own dog, please call 0117 325 8222 or email john.johnson@barkingmad.uk.com

We would love to hear from you!


Would you like to host?

We also understand what it is like to be a host for Barking Mad; the visiting dog becomes part of your family and it can be hard to say ‘Goodbye’ when it is time to for them to return home!

Hopefully, it won’t be too long until your next doggy visitor arrives! We are available 24/7 to support you and you will have a Handbook full of helpful tips. As a Barking Mad host, you will offer a 5 star, one to one home boarding holiday care for our dogs. You will also have opportunities to meet up with other hosts now and again.

If you would like to say goodbye to ‘doglessness’ and enjoy having a lovely dog in your life now and again, please contact us.

Places Covered

Areas Covered

  • Ashley Down
  • Almondsbury
  • Alveston
  • Aust
  • Avonmouth
  • Bishopston
  • Bitton
  • Bradley Stoke
  • Brentry
  • Bridgeyate
  • Broomhill
  • Cadbury Heath
  • Clifton
  • Coalpit Heath
  • Coombe Dingle
  • Cotham
  • Downend
  • Doynton
  • Easter Compton
  • Eastfield
  • Easton
  • Eastville
  • Filton
  • Fishponds
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay
  • Goose Green
  • Hanham
  • Harry Stoke
  • Henbury
  • Henfield
  • Henleaze
  • Horfield
  • Hotwells
  • Kendleshire
  • Keynsham
  • Kingswood
  • Lawrence Weston
  • Little Stoke
  • Lyde Green
  • Mangotsfield
  • Montpelier
  • Morton (Upper and Lower)
  • North Common
  • North Corner
  • Northwick
  • Oldland Common
  • Olveston
  • Patchway
  • Pilning
  • Pucklechurch
  • Redfield
  • Redland
  • Redwick
  • Rudgeway
  • Saltford
  • Sea Mills
  • Severn Beach
  • Shirehampton
  • Siston
  • Sneyd Park
  • Southmead
  • St George
  • Stoke Bishop
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Thornbury
  • Tockington
  • Upton Cheyney
  • Warmley
  • Westbury on Trym
  • Westbury Park
  • Whitchurch
  • Whitehall
  • Wick
  • Winterbourne

Our Prices

One off initial registration meeting £35
Daily boarding rate £24
Daily boarding rate for additional dogs £16
Collection and delivery £30