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Amy & Naomi Clarke

Amy & Naomi Clarke

Keeping it in the family!
"We are Naomi & Amy Clarke (sisters-in-law) loving what we do. Our customers are like friends and our hosts like family"

Ilminster, Somerset

01823 240540



About Us

Welcome to Barking Mad dog holidays in Taunton. We are dedicated to providing the very best one to one home dog boarding service and can't wait to meet you!

We first met working at Ferne Animal Sanctuary in the late 1990’s and have been friends ever since.

With our combined experience professionally and as dog owners we expertly match your dog to the perfect host. You can go away knowing that your dog will always enjoy his or her holiday as much as you are enjoying yours.


We have both always lived with dogs since a young age and wouldn’t be without out them. Naomi currently has Sprocket the Sprocker spaniel who is loving and loyal but also has a lot of baggage and he went through several homes that weren’t the right fit for him before he found Naomi and her family. Amy currently has two dogs, the geriatric Raymond who is a 14 year old Jack Russell cross breed, and Merry the beagle who has recently joined her family and loves to keep Raymond company when she is not stealing any food she can get her paws on!
Both of us have always owned rescue dogs and we understand that all dogs whether rescued or owned from a puppy have their individual requirements and quirks, some dogs need a little extra TLC, especially when going on holiday for the first time. We know that each dog we meet has his or her own personality and needs to have care specifically tailored to their needs. This is why we take the time to match your dog to the most suitable host so everyone can enjoy their break.

We have recently come to the conclusion that the business we own has grown so much in the time that we have had it that we need to sell a portion of it! We have decided to concentrate on the business that is closer to our own homes (in Ilminster and Nr Crewkerne) and therefore are going to sell the top half of our territory – North of Taunton up to Minehead and along to Burnham-on-Sea and including Bridgwater. If you would like more information about this please contact us on the number/email below.

01823 240540clarkes@barkingmad.uk.com

Places Covered

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

  • Taunton
  • Bridgwater
  • Burnham-on-Sea
  • Chard
  • Crewkerne
  • Dulverton
  • Highbridge
  • Ilminster
  • Langport
  • Martock
  • Merriott
  • Minehead
  • Montacute
  • Somerton
  • South Petherton
  • Stoke-sub-Hamdon
  • Watchet
  • Wellington
  • Wiveliscombe
  • Williton
  • North Petherton
  • Milverton

Our Prices

One off initial registration meeting from £35
Daily boarding rate £25
Daily boarding rate for additional dogs £20
Collection and delivery £35