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Annette Saunders Barking Mad Dog Sitting Home Boarding Canterbury Web


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


“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”

About Me

Hello, my name is Annette and I have always been an animal lover. I’d love to meet your best friend!

I am delighted to provide the very best professional dog home boarding near you 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.

I select the ideal host family from my portfolio of trusted dog lovers and provide accommodation in a warm, friendly home environment with one to one dog care, where 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. I cover the east of Kent from Faversham to Broadstairs, Canterbury and the villages down to Dover.

I was first introduced to Barking Mad 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.

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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Areas Covered

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

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  • Ash
  • Aylesham
  • Badlesmere
  • Barham
  • Birchington
  • Blean
  • Bridge
  • Broadstairs
  • Chartham
  • Chartham Hatch
  • Chestfield
  • Chilham
  • Chislet
  • Dargate
  • Deal
  • Dover
  • Dunkirk
  • Eastling
  • Eastry
  • Elham
  • Ewell Minnis
  • Eythorne
  • Faversham
  • Godmarsham
  • Harbledown
  • Herne
  • Herne Bay
  • Herne Common
  • Kingsdown
  • Littlebourne
  • Lower Hardres
  • Lydden
  • Manston
  • Margate
  • Minster – Thanet
  • Molash
  • Oare
  • Otterden
  • Petham
  • Ramsgate
  • Reculver
  • Rhodes Minnis
  • Rough Common
  • Sandwich
  • Sheperdswell

My Prices

  • One off initial registration meeting £40
  • Daily boarding rate £24
  • Daily boarding rate for additional dogs £18
  • Collection and delivery £30

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