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