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Dog Home Boarding, Dog Behaviour Training and Home Pet Sitting in the Cotswolds

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Alun Davies

We provide the very best dog home boarding service in the Cotswolds as well as behaviour training for your dog and a home pet sitting service.  

01285 711650

Daily boarding rate - £30

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Hello, we’re the Barking Mad Cotswolds team and are delighted to be able to provide the unique Barking Mad home dog boarding service in the Cotswolds. We are proud to say that we are rated Number 1 in pet care by the online review company Trustpilot which is a real testament to the service we provide. Barking Mad was established in 2000 and Barking Mad Cotswolds was formed in 2013.

Dog Home Boarding in the Cotswolds

We provide a unique dog sitting service, to ensure that your dog has a stress-free holiday while you are away. We carefully match your dog to one of our hosts, many of which have been working with us for almost 10 years. Even though you don’t meet the host we can guarantee they adhere to our strict set of guidelines set down by the business and the Local Authority, to ensure your pet has the best holiday stay possible.

You will get to see pictures of the host, their garden, and you will know exactly where they are going to stay before the holiday. Because pet care is not of financial importance to our hosts, we are able to assure you that there will be no other dogs being cared for that might deflect attention away from your best friend. We even provide a chauffeur service that collects your dog and returns them after you return home.

Dog Sitting Hosts

All of our hosts are passionate about dogs and have owned dogs of their own throughout their lives. Our typical host family may have had to say goodbye to their best friend but miss not having a furry friend around the place. Hosting for Barking Mad is the ideal therapy and gives them the opportunity to meet some really lovely dogs. They are retired or work from home, have access to safe, dog-friendly local walks, and have secure gardens.

Once approved by us to host they are required to adhere to the pet schedules that we draw up with you the owner, so you know your dog is having a real home from home experience.

We provide a clear line of communication directly with the host, answering any questions or anxieties you may have while you are away, as well as sending you photos and texts to update you on what your dog is getting up to on holiday.

We always trial your dog before their actual holiday for a night or two to establish your dog’s routine and introduce them to their new best friend, their holiday host. This ensures you can go away on your longer holiday with complete confidence and peace of mind. We don’t register dogs who have not been neutered or spayed, and all our guests should be able to stay alone quietly and safely for up to three hours without being a danger to themselves or to the property.

We don’t think that you can truly enjoy your holiday unless you are confident that your best friend is having a better time than you – no airport delays or lost luggage nightmares on a Barking Mad holiday!

 

Meet the Team

Alison joined the team back in 2015 and lives on the edge of the eastern side of the Cotswolds. She manages social media, and online marketing. She is also a member of our host family, and loves all the dogs that come to her for a holiday – it’s safe to say they love her too!

The Barking Mad Cotswolds Team, Alison, Alun and Josh

Josh joined the team more recently and has been surrounded by dogs from an early age, being the son of the owner of Barking Mad Cotswolds! His role is overseeing the dog walking and house-sitting aspects of the business. He also deals with the marketing and IT.

Now with hundreds of doggy customers, the business is going from strength to strength, and you can now see us on TV! The whole team is working closely together to ensure we provide the best possible service for both human and dog customers.

Home Dog Sitting and Dog Behaviour Training

If you would prefer, then one of our experienced hosts can care for your dog and other pets in your own home while you are away. The host and I will come and meet you and your dog before your holiday to establish house rules, maintenance, and pet schedules.

Many of our customers have asked us to help train their dogs over the years. We are pleased to now offer this as an extra service when your dog is on holiday.  Everyone will have different requirements so please do call us to discuss your dog’s training and behaviour needs. The initial assessment will be free of charge.

Dog Walking and House Visiting Service

Other services that we provide include taking your dogs on daily walks and visiting your house twice a day to feed and exercise your pets while you may be away for the day.

Price list

Looking for a bespoke package? Get in touch!

*All charges are per day or part of a day and are doubled overall Bank Holidays. We do not collect or return dogs on Saturday afternoons or on Sundays – you can find more information at the Barking Mad Cotswolds webpage.

“The Barking Mad Cotswolds team are the No.1 dog carers in the area and we’d love to look after your best friend when you are away!”

Alun Davies

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Become a Dog Sitting Host

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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