Dog Sitting and Dog Boarding in South Lakes

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Alison Quigley Barking Mad Dog Sitter Home Boarding South Lakes


We provide the very best dog home boarding near you in the South Lakes area. Dogs deserve a holiday too!


“I love my Barking Mad job, providing the best 1:1 dog home boarding in the Lake District!”

About Me

Hello, we’re the Barking Mad South Lakes dog sitting team and are delighted to be able to provide the unique one to one home dog boarding service in the Lake District.

I was previously a teacher and I am proud to be running Barking Mad South Lakes – Cumbria. I have lived in a village south of Kendal for 20 years with my family and our gorgeous Beardie called Yeshe. My parents encouraged me to care for animals from an early age and I was lucky enough to have a vast array of animals over the years including a few rescue dogs.

For those of you old enough to remember ‘Benji’ and ‘Freeway’, I always hoped to have a similar dog and Yeshe our Bearded Collie landed as a puppy some years ago. Having lots of energy, she requires much exercise and living in such a great area, we Iove exploring the Lakeland fells and lakes! After a few years, Yeshe became very poorly and was diagnosed with a lifelong disease which thankfully is now managed with care, medication and the careful watch of our wonderful local vet practice.

Barking Mad offers an award winning home from home dog boarding service where your beloved dog is cared for in a loving, attentive host family home. Our experienced team of hosts are specially chosen by myself, were I cover them with insurance and license, then match them to suit your dog’s daily needs, offering luxury dog care. Our hosts have joined Barking Mad for a variety of reasons. Some may have lost a dog at some time and just feel that they cannot commit fully to owning a dog of their own, many have a dog themselves who thrives on the company of other dogs, or maybe they are retired or work at home and love having a dog part time for companionship, walks and fun. They can enjoy being part of our host community where there are events around the year.

The Barking Mad South Lakes team consists of Alison – who owns the business, oversees the day to day running, providing day to day contact for customers and hosts as well as managing the diary, logistics, marketing and detail.

Jean – joined the team in June 2016 and assists with collecting and returning your four legged member of the family. Jean lives in the lakes and has hosted for over 10 years, she and her husband love all the dogs that come for a dog holiday and it’s safe to say they love her too!

This local business continues to receive 5-star Trust Pilot reviews and goes from strength to strength thanks to our fantastic team who love and care for your dogs. People come to Barking Mad for an alternative to kennels or house sitting, they expect the best from our dog home boarding and I make it my mission to provide it every time.

If you are a dog owner wishing to find that special holiday dog sitter for your dog/s or you are interested in becoming one of our valued hosts, do contact me:

Tel: 01539 234044

Or message me on Twitter or Facebook

Best wishes and wags!


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Jean and Alison

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Alison and the lovely Buddy!




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Areas Covered

I'm delighted to provide our service in the following towns and surrounding areas:

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  • Arkholme
  • Allithwaite
  • Ambleside
  • Barbon
  • Burneside
  • Burton in Kendal
  • Burton in Lonsdale
  • Cartmel
  • Casterton
  • Coniston
  • Crook
  • Crosthwaite
  • Endmoor
  • Grange-over-Sands
  • Grayrigg
  • Grasmere
  • Greenodd
  • Hawkshead
  • Holme
  • Hutton Roof
  • Ingleton
  • Kendal
  • Kentmere
  • Kirkby Lonsdale
  • Levens
  • Middleton (Cumbria)
  • Nether Kellet
  • Newby Bridge
  • Old Hutton
  • Oxenholme
  • Over Kellet
  • Pennington
  • Priest Hutton
  • Sedbergh
  • Sedgwick
  • Stainton
  • Staveley
  • Tunstall
  • Troutbeck
  • Ulverston
  • Underbarrow
  • Whittington
  • Windermere
  • Winster
  • Witherslack

My Prices

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

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