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Annette Saunders

We provide the very best dog home boarding near you in the Canterbury, Dover, Ramsgate and surrounding area. Dogs deserve a holiday too!  

01227 749737

Daily boarding rate - £25

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Hello, my name is Annette and I have always been an animal lover. I operate the Barking Mad Dog Boarding in Canterbury. 

I am now looking to sell my business to provide someone else with the exciting opportunity to work with lots of lovely dogs, great hosts and customers. The new owner must be a dog lover and continue to provide great service to our customers. To find out more please contact me on or call 01227 749737.

I am delighted to provide the very best professional dog home boarding in Canterbury, Dover and Ramsgate. Dog lovers come to Barking Mad for a superior alternative to kennels or house sitting. They expect the best from our dog holidays and I make it my mission to provide it, every time.

Barking Mad Canterbury 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 Canterbury

I select the ideal host family from my portfolio of trusted dog lovers. Who provide accommodation in a warm, friendly home environment with one to one dog care. So, exercise and feeding routines are maintained.

I live in Herne Bay, Kent with my husband Kevin our two sons Adam and Luke, and our adorable rescue Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog, Lucy. We cover the east of Kent from Faversham to Broadstairs, Canterbury and the villages down to Dover.

I was first introduced to Barking Mad dog home boarding in Canterbury when I replied to an advert to become a host. Unfortunately, I discovered Barking Mad did not operate in this area. So after a lot of research about the business my husband and I went to meet Lee Dancy who started the business in 2000. We came away being very impressed with the whole concept of knowing that dogs could be cared for in a home environment rather than going into kennels.

My Background

I was a civil Engineer and taught English as a foreign language to children in Cairo. As my children got older I started looking for a career opportunity. I felt that Barking Mad could provide the challenge I was looking for and the flexibility of still being a mum.

Barking Mad offers complete piece of mind for the owners while their four legged friends are enjoying their holiday too.

Since I started the business in this area it has grown so that I now have two people helping me.

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“I love Lucy! Our beloved rescued Staffy, that is! I grew up with cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and many waifs and strays that found their way to our door”

Annette Saunders

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