Dog Sitting and Dog Boarding in Colchester

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Julie Small Barking Mad Dog Sitting Home Boarding Colchester Web


We provide the very best dog home boarding near you in Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Harwich, Tendring and surrounding area. Dogs deserve a holiday too!


“When the opportunity arose to join this wonderful business, I thought we would be Barking Mad not to!”

About Me

Hello my name is Julie and I’m the proud owner of Barking Mad professional dog home boarding in Colchester. 

We organise the very best dog holidays with loving host families who are devoted to caring for your dog.

Dog Home Boarding in Colchester

We understand it can be a difficult decision deciding what to do with your dogs when you are away from home. We really understand this and have many satisfied dog-loving customers that have reviewed us with excellent 5* ratings.

Please give us a call so we can explain how we work. To help to put your mind at ease. We often arrange little sleepovers so that you can be assured that he or she is settling in with their host family.

My Background

My husband and I moved to Clacton on Sea about 5 years ag. Along with our two old Golden Retrievers Benn and Josh. Benn was a champagne colour and did not like to get dirty. He would walk around mud and puddles on a walk whereas Josh was the complete opposite. We nicknamed him ‘pigpen’ as he would go out of his way to jump in the mud and puddles and has even been known to roll in the mud!

Unfortunately, our old Benn sadly passed away leaving us and our Josh broken-hearted. It was at this point I contacted Barking Mad to find out about becoming a host. To give Josh some company without the commitment of having another dog full time. We loved hosting and it gave Josh a new lease of life. We also used Barking Mad for Josh when we went on holiday and were so happy with the amazing service we received.

Then met Lilly a little black lab and she has now become a part of our family. She slotted in perfectly with our involvement with Barking Mad. Sadly, we lost or Josh to old age and just when we said we would not get any more dogs. Famous last words! Rennie a red Retriever appeared in our lives and we could not say no.

We had then been a customer and host for Barking Mad for just over 4 years and loved the concept of how and why it works for dog lovers.


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If you are thinking about hosting for us then we would be delighted to hear from you, please call us on 01255 411550 or email

Speak soon!


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Areas Covered

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

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  • Ardleigh
  • Alresford
  • Abberton
  • Beaumont
  • Birch
  • Boxted
  • Brightlingsea
  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Colchester
  • Dedham
  • Dovercourt
  • Elmstead Market
  • Fordham
  • Frinton-on-Sea
  • Great Bentley
  • Great Horkesley
  • Harwich
  • Kelveden
  • Kirby le Soken
  • Langham
  • Lawford
  • Little Bentley
  • Manningtree
  • Mersea
  • Mistley
  • Stanway
  • Tendering
  • Thorrington
  • Walton-on-the Naze
  • Weeley
  • West Bergholt
  • West Mersea
  • Wivenhoe

My Prices

  • One off initial registration meeting £35
  • Daily boarding rate £24
  • Daily boarding rate for additional dogs £19
  • Collection and delivery £35

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