Dog Sitting and Dog Boarding in Blaby

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We provide the very best dog home boarding near you in Blaby, Enderby, Narborough, Wigston and the surrounding South Leicestershire countryside Dogs deserve a holiday too!


“Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way…” 

About Us

Hi there!

We are Tony and Anna Scott-Swift, and we are the proud owners of the Barking Mad dog home boarding service in Blaby, Enderby, Narborough, Wigston, and the surrounding areas to the south and west of Leicester. 

We are very settled in Croft, where we live with our withdrawn guide dogs Bobs and Isca, (the less diplomatic might call them failed, but we don’t like to hurt their feelings!), and our gorgeous (and big and fluffy) Norwegian Forest Cats, Mouse and Murph. 

With backgrounds in IT and Ecology, and as long term, fully committed dog-parents, we have long searched for a business where we could work with dogs, preferably whilst providing a first-class, 5* service that we could believe in, and be proud of.    

When we came across the brilliant Barking Mad, we were immediately hooked – how could we resist the opportunity to provide such a well-loved service (witness the fantastic TrustPilot reviews!), across the beautiful rural countryside where we live, to our growing community of lovely hosts and customers, all of whom share our love of all things doggie. 

So, from Barwell and Earl Shilton in the west, to Desford and Kirby Muxloe in the north; from Broughton Astley, Cosby and Countesthorpe in the South, to Kibworth and Great Glen in the East, we are delighted to provide the very best one to one, home from home dog sitting pet care service, under the well-respected, award winning Barking Mad banner. 

We carefully match your precious pooch with one of our lovely hosts, and then fully manage all the logistics whilst you are away, including chauffeur-driving your pooch with all their personal bits and bobs (unlimited baggage allowance!) to their holiday home, and staying with them until they are settled.  

Your dog has a wonderful holiday, enjoying all their usual routines and home comforts (and let’s be honest, probably a bit of extra spoiling here and there!), whilst you relax and enjoy your own holiday, safe in the knowledge that your dog is having a lovely time.   We’ll update you by email or text, so there’s no need for you to worry. 

In fact, there’s very little for you to do, except spare the time at the outset to help us fully understand your dogs and their requirements.  We happily come to your home to meet you and your pooch, and once registered, we work with you to identify the ideal host for your specific needs.  We then facilitate the whole process, delivering your dog door to door, and providing 24/7 support to your precious pups and their hosts for the entirety of your trip.  

Our hosts look after your dog, and we look after our hosts, which ensures real home-from-home care, on a one-to-one basis (or 1 to 3, if you have a trio of pooches!).   We never mix dogs from different families (other than providing the option for your dog to have a resident playmate who lives with the host, if you wish).   We stay in touch with messages and photos and we’ll return your waggy-tailed pooch to you complete with his or her holiday postcard once you are safely home. 

If you are looking for a proven, premium-quality dog sitting service, which is professionally run and offers all the safeguards you could ask for, then look no further!   

Removing the worry of organising your pet’s care is what we do, and we do this by building, training and maintaining a community of dedicated host families and individuals from backgrounds as diverse as the dogs we care for.

So call us today for a friendly chat about our service and how we can help to ease any lingering worries or concerns over your dog’s care whilst you’re away – we’ve been there ourselves, many times, and fully understand how you feel.  That’s why we are determined to give your dog a holiday at least as good as yours, and make it easier for you to enjoy your holiday into the bargain! 

We are always looking for new hosts to welcome into our growing community, so we would love to hear from you if you’re interested in becoming a host.   Our hosts have joined Barking Mad for a variety of reasons – what would yours be?  

Maybe you lost a dog at some time but cannot commit fully to owning a dog of your own just now?  Maybe you already have a dog who thrives on the company of other dogs, or you’re retired or work from home, and would love a bit of canine companionship and the incentive to get out into the fresh air every day?  Maybe you’re a teacher with some time at home in the summer? 

In any case, we can offer an amazing opportunity to reap all the well-documented health and well being benefits of spending quality time with a dog, with none of the associated costs or long-term commitment, and all the while fully supported 24/7 by a friendly team of dog professionals. 

Our fantastic host families are the heart of our business and we simply couldn’t do what we do without them. 

Call us today on 0116 3267271, or email for a chat about our service and how you can get involved.

Tony & Anna

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Areas Covered

We're delighted to provide our service in the following towns and surrounding areas:

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  • Arnesby
  • Barwell
  • Blaby
  • Botcheston
  • Broughton Astley
  • Burton Overy
  • Carlton Curlieu
  • Cosby
  • Countesthorpe
  • Croft
  • Desford
  • Earl Shilton
  • Elmesthorpe
  • Enderby
  • Fleckney
  • Great Glen
  • Huncote
  • Kibworth Beauchamp
  • Kibworth Harcourt
  • Kilby
  • Kilby Bridge
  • Kirby Muxloe
  • Kirkby Mallory
  • Littlethorpe
  • Narborough
  • Newbold Verdon
  • Newtown Harcourt
  • Newtown Unthank
  • Peatling Magna
  • Peckleton
  • Potters Marston
  • Primethorpe
  • Saddington
  • Sapcote
  • Smeeton Westerby
  • South Wigston
  • Stapleton
  • Stoney Stanton
  • Sutton-in-the-Elms
  • Thurlaston
  • Tur Langton
  • Whetstone
  • Wigston
  • Willoughby Waterleys
  • Wistow

Our Prices

  • One off initial registration meeting £35
  • Daily boarding rate £25
  • Daily boarding rate for additional dogs £19
  • Collection and delivery £35

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