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Dog Sitting Washington, North & South Tyneside

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Sue Seward

Sue Seward

"I was a customer for four years before I bought the business!"

Washington, Tyne & Wear

0191 419 4242



About Me

Hello my name is Sue Seward and I'm delighted to offer the very best in dog home boarding with Barking Mad Washington, North and South Tyneside.

After your initial enquiry I will come to your home and discuss your dog's routines and get to know your precious pet. This meeting is very important as it helps me to match your dog's requirements with the most appropriate host.

Myself or my husband Peter will collect your dog on the day of their holiday and take them to the chosen host.  We then stay until your dog has settled in then we contact you to keep you informed.  We send texts to reassure you throughout your dogs holiday to give you feedback on how they have settled.  You also receive a photo and a postcard after their holiday. 


Barking Mad is a concept that I fully believe in as I was a customer for four years before I bought the business!  I jumped at the chance to buy the franchise when Jude told me she was selling it as it provided me with the opportunity to combine my great love of dogs with the need to continue this fantastic alternative to kennels.
I initially used this service as my beloved cocker spaniel Daisy has a heart complaint and is on a great deal of medication and kennels were not an option.  Barking Mad provided home boarding for Daisy in a loving family home which kept her to the same routine she had at home (including the cuddles and lots of love)! After Daisy, Timmy our Chihuahua joined us and he enjoyed many holidays with Barking Mad too!
I previously worked as a Medical Secretary in a GP Practice for many years, my experience with people there has helped me a great deal with Barking Mad customers who are understandably very nervous about handing over their precious dog to my care.  I provide reassurance and gain their trust to enable them enjoy their holiday in the sound knowledge that their dog will have a happy holiday as well.  After all......dogs deserve a holiday too!!!! 

Remember that when you book your holiday and I will always do my best to help.

We look forward to meeting you soon!


0191 419 4242 / sue.seward@barkingmad.uk.com

BBC Radio Newcastle Interview
Sue talks about her dog sitting business on BBC radio Newcastle; she explains dogs deserve a holiday too and that's why she organises alternative to kennels across the Tyne & Wear area working in a team with 3 other Barking Mad businesses who cover the North-East.

Watch below or click here

Read my latest 'Local News Dog Blog' here!

Places Covered

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

  • Annfield Plain
  • East Boldon
  • Gateshead
  • Heaton
  • Hebburn
  • Jarrow
  • Killingworth
  • Long Benton
  • Low Fell
  • North Shields
  • Seaton Sluice
  • South Shields
  • Stanley
  • Tynemouth
  • Walker
  • Wallsend
  • Washington
  • West Boldon
  • Whitley Bay

Our Prices

One off initial registration meeting £35
Daily boarding rate £23
Daily boarding rate for additional dogs £19
Collection and delivery £35