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Joanne Hewitt

We provide the very best dog home boarding near you in Durham from Barnard Castle to Stanhope and Chester-le-Street. Dogs deserve a holiday too!  

0191 5805111

Daily boarding rate - £26

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Are you looking for dog home boarding in Durham? Well you’ve come to the right place!

My name is Joanne Hewitt I’m delighted and proud to be the face of Barking Mad dog home boarding in Durham.

Barking Mad Durham has been certified by The Pet Industry Federation in COVID-19 Disease Control for Pet Professionals to provide a safe and confident service to our customers. We also confirm that we are complying with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.

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Dog Home Boarding in Durham

I will be delighted to come and meet you and your dog, to gather as much information about personality, routine, diet and those little quirks that only you know. We will then be able to provide a match to a suitable dog-loving host. Our dog sitting hosts have all the attributes to look after your beloved dog whilst you are on holiday, giving you peace of mind that your dog is safe and happy.

My Background

I live near Bishop Auckland with my husband Neil and our young adults Isabelle and Adam. Which makes me ideally placed to provide this wonderful first class service to County Durham.

Joanne Hewitt Barking Mad Dog Sitting Home Boarding Durham WebI grew up with two King Charles Cavaliers Tansi and Tamer and two Afghan Hounds Ziggi and Chi (at the same time). I have many memories of endless grooming, long walks and the fun of seeing all the breeds at dog shows. Last year sadly our own beautiful boys Bailey and Jasper (Golden Retrievers) passed away at a ripe old age. We all miss them so much and the warmth and fun they brought to our home.

I discovered Barking Mad when I saw a Facebook post about hosting. I thought this was a great way to satisfy my needs for lovely dogs. Unfortunately, we were not able to commit to owning another dog. My husband, children and I were busy working or studying. It was then I also noticed the franchise opportunity and on enquiry to K9HQ felt it was ‘meant to be’. The franchise for dog boarding in Durham was available, so I jumped in with both feet and left a 28 career in nursing.

I’d love to hear from you to discuss what I can offer your dog. Please call me on 0191 5805111 or email

If you are interested in becoming a host please also do get in touch.


Licence No: DCC/ALA/078540

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“I have lived with dogs all my life and need my ‘doggy fix’ of canine cuddles!”

Joanne Hewitt

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It takes a special kind of person to become a dog sitting host. If you'd be interested to find out more then please click the button below, submit your contact information and one of our team will be in touch to tell you all about the opportunity.

Thanks to dog lovers like you,
we're rated the UK's No.1 dog home boarder. Hurrah!

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