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Caroline Temple

Caroline Temple

I love my job! (I used to be an accountant)
"Barking Mad brings together dog lovers from all walks of life and with it peace of mind and companionship"

Reading, Berkshire

0118 324 6724



About Me

Hi everyone, my name is Caroline and I'm delighted to be the owner of Barking Mad dog home boarding service in Reading!

Our mission is to provide you with a trusted, reliable and stress free alternative to kennels whilst you are away. We give your beloved companions a holiday of their own as dogs deserve a holiday too!

We visit you to find out more about your dog including their eating, sleeping and exercise routines, health, medication requirements and other likes and dislikes. This enables us to match your dog to the most suitable dog sitting host for them. 


I am an accountant by profession who, like many other young professionals, has always loved animals and always wanted a dog of my own but felt that this was not possible as both my husband and I worked long hours in finance. I first heard about Barking Mad through a colleague who told me all about the service they provide and that he regularly hosted over holiday periods and weekends. Since then we haven’t looked back and have hosted a number of different dogs including Cocker Spaniel, Beagle, Labrador, and Jack Russell and they have all been fantastic guests!

From a hosts perspective I know that it is not always possible to have a canine companion of your own for many reasons and I’ve found Barking Mad to be an excellent solution to this. For customers I know it can be difficult to arrange care for your dog or to think about leaving them in a kennel but with Barking Mad, this need no longer be a concern!

We ensure our dog home boarding host has all of your dog's details so that they can stick to their routines as much as possible helping your canine feel comfortable in their new accommodation. We arrange transportation to and from their dog holiday destination and ensure they are happy and settled in with their hosts.

We are your dog holiday representatives and are always on hand to assist should our hosts or customers have any questions during the holiday.

Call 0118 324 6724 / email caroline.temple@barkingmad.uk.com

See you soon!


Places Covered

We're delighted to provide our service in the following towns and surrounding areas:

  • Arborfield
  • Barkham
  • Binfield
  • Binfield Heath
  • Bracknell
  • Calcot
  • Caversham
  • Charvil
  • Crowthorne
  • Earley
  • Lower Earley
  • Finchampstead
  • Hare Hatch
  • Henley on Thames
  • Hurst
  • Maidens Green
  • Mapledurham
  • Nettlebed
  • Peppard Common
  • Reading
  • Remenham
  • Ruscombe
  • Shinfield
  • Shiplake
  • Lower Shiplake
  • Sindlesham
  • Sonning
  • Sonning Common
  • Southcote
  • Stoke Row
  • Tilehurst
  • Twyford
  • Warfield
  • Wargrave
  • Winkfield Row
  • Winnersh
  • Wokingham
  • Woodley
  • Woosehill

Our Prices

One off initial registration meeting £45
Daily boarding rate £26.40
Daily boarding rate for additional dogs £21.60
Collection and delivery £42