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Dog Sitting, Dog Boarding and Pet Care on the Wirral

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Jonathan McDonnell-Rogers

We provide the very best dog home boarding and pet care services across the whole of the Wirral including Bebington, Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port, Heswall, Hoylake, Neston, Wallasey, West Kirby and everywhere near and in between!

0151 452 0422
Licence Number: WK/202126445

Daily boarding rate - £29

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Welcome to Barking Mad Wirral

5* Trustpilot and rated number 1 for pet boarding, pet sitting and pet care services, by dog lovers just like you. Fully licensed, fully insured, experienced and reliable.

If you’re looking for dog home boarding on the Wirral, we’re the people dog owners come to when they’re looking for a superior alternative to kennels. It can be difficult to decide what to do with your dog whilst you’re away, a decision we fully understand being lifelong dog owners. Pictured above are our current dogs, a Brussels Griffon and Shih Tzu. We always want to make sure they are happy and safe whilst we’re away. Here at Barking Mad Wirral, we can give you that peace of mind.

We believe every dog deserves the very best care whilst away from their owners, and fully understand that dogs are precious family members too. We offer 5* one-to-one dog home boarding in one of our Wirral based host’s home, where your dog’s daily routines are maintained, and they’re given undivided attention. Dog’s that stay with us feel like they’re on holiday too!

We also offer a variety of other pet care services from Pet Taxiing and Pet Pop-ins to House/Pet Sitting and Dog Wedding Chaperoning. See below for further details.

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Dog Home Boarding on the Wirral

How we provide and ensure our quality of service and care:

Prior to your dog’s first stay we will visit you and your dog. This initial meeting is so important as it allows us to get to know your dog, which helps us to match them with the best possible host for their needs. We select the ideal host family from our portfolio of trusted dog lovers, who provide a loving and attentive environment with one-to-one dog care, where your dog’s normal routines are maintained. We put together a comprehensive guide to your dog containing all this important information.

Our team of hosts are carefully chosen by us, we have a meticulous vetting process and ensure they meet all insurance and licensing requirements. They have joined Barking Mad Wirral for a variety of reasons, some are retired or maybe work from home and love having a dog for part-time companionship, walks and fun. Others have lost their dog and just feel that they can’t commit to owning another full time. Some may have a dog that thrives on having another four-legged friend for company, whatever their situation you can be guaranteed they are special people who are hosting for the love of dogs, and give your precious pooch the luxury bespoke care they deserve.

Your dog will be chauffeured by us to and from their holiday home, and travel how they would normally travel in your own vehicle (subject to legal restrictions). We make sure your dog is settled with their host and send you a message to put your mind at rest, leaving you to enjoy your holiday.

Whilst your dog is in our care your dog’s holiday host has full 24-hour support from our Wirral based team, no matter how big or small the query is.

If your dog’s first holiday with us is 4 nights or more we trial them to make sure your dog, our host, and you, are all happy before their main stay.

Happy Dog, Happy Holiday, Happy You


NB: Large & Giant Dog Breeds (Inc. Dogs 25kg+). Due to host availability we are not currently registering dogs from these groups for boarding. This does not include boarding for Dog Wedding Chaperoning or our other services.

Other Pet Care Services on the Wirral

At Barking Mad Wirral we offer flexible bespoke pet care services for most of your pet needs.

Dog Wedding Chaperone

Thumbnail WeddingOur dog chaperone service for weddings on the Wirral has quickly become one of our most popular services here at Barking Mad Wirral. The best photo in the wedding album is the one of the happy couple and their four legged best friend, and we’re experts in making that happen.

The Wirral has many fabulous wedding venues and we have chaperoned dogs at most of them, including Hillbark Hotel, Thornton Hall Hotel, Crabwell Manor, Craxton Wood, Inglewood Manor, Hulme Hall, Leasowe Castle, Mere Brook House, Brook Hall Hotel, The Little Fox and we are Thornton Manor’s preferred Dog Wedding Chaperone service. However, we’re not limited to Wirral venues and regularly dog chaperone at venues around the North West and North Wales.

Whether you’re looking for someone to bring your dog for photos, or you’re looking for a full 2-night 3-day package, our 5* rated dog care and professional chaperone service is completely bespoke, and allows you to relax and enjoy your special day in the knowledge your V.I.P. wedding guest is in safe hands.

With our 1 and 2-night packages we offer either your dog home boarding with us or, for no additional cost, staying with your dog in your home.

Pet Taxi

Thumbnail Pet Taxi (1)Our Wirral pet taxi service is the perfect way of transporting your beloved animal companion when you’re not able to. Whether it’s an appointment at the vets, a pampering session at the groomers, or maybe you need your dog taking to a family members house or doggie day care, we can transport your pet to and from any home or business, making Barking Mad Wirral’s pet taxi service the perfect solution for you.

We’re here to take the hassle out of getting your beloved pet to their destination and can provide you with complete peace of mind. We are fully insured, are experts in handling animals and will treat your pet as if they were our own. Your pet will travel safely in our adapted hybrid vehicle, and we like to try and transport animals how they would normally travel in your own vehicle (subject to legal restrictions).

We also offer a vet appointment chaperone service where, in addition to taxiing them, we will also accompany your pet for their appointment in place of you.

NB: The below prices are for Wirral based journeys. We offer journeys outside of the Wirral, including a UK pet transport / courier service. Please get in touch for more details.

Pet Pop-Ins / Visits

Being a pet parent can be challenging when you can’t be in two places at once. No matter how big or small your pet is, this service is perfect when your pet is home alone and needs someone to pop-in to feed them, change their water, let them out, change the litter tray or even just a welfare check. We are also available to make your home appear occupied whilst you’re away.

We currently only offer this service in postcodes CH44, CH45, CH46 2, CH46 3. Other Wirral locations we may be able to offer 1 hour pet sits as an alternative.

We charge £12 per visit up to 30 minutes, 10% discount for a package of 10 or more visits. Minimum booking is 2 pop-ins. Dates not required upfront but subject to availability at the time of booking.

House/Pet Sitting

This is staying in your home whilst you are away to care for your pets and look after your home. This is a perfect choice for pets that prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home and can be more cost effective if you own several pets.

We offer this service either hourly, half daily or nightly.

Flexible & bespoke

We may be able to offer other pet care services not featured on our website, please feel free to contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

Become a Dog Sitting Host on the Wirral

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Are you retired? Do you work from home? Maybe you’ve lost a dog and feel like you can’t commit to owning another one right now. Even if you’re none of these things but would still love to have a dog part-time for companionship, walks and fun.

We are always looking for hosts to care for our customers’ dogs. If you are a dog lover and interested in providing loving home from home dog boarding, we would love to hear from you.

About Barking Mad Wirral’s Owner

Jonathan McDonnell-Rogers with Hazel Labrador dogI’ve never known a life without dogs and growing up with a Great Dane I started off large! Having lived on the Wirral all my life I know we’re a peninsula of dog lovers, and when the chance became available to open a Wirral branch of the UK’s best rated dog sitting and pet care service, I jumped at the opportunity.

I’m dedicated to making sure that our boarding and pet care services are of the highest standard and that our hosts are experienced, true dog lovers that are looking for the companionship of your best furry friends, and that they are just as passionate about dogs as we are.

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about Barking Mad Wirral’s services.


0151 452 0422

NB: Large & Giant Dog Breeds (Inc. Dogs 25kg+). Due to host availability we are not currently registering dogs from these groups for boarding. This does not include boarding for Dog Wedding Chaperoning or our other services.

Dog Sitting prices on the Wirral

Looking for a bespoke package? Get in touch!

*There is a minimum boarding charge of 2 nights.

*Boarding prices are per 24hrs with a 1hr pick up/drop off discrepancy, over 1hr incurs a half day charge of £14.50.

*A 1 night pre stay trial for newly registered dogs is compulsory for stays of 4 nights or more.

*Bank holiday and festive season supplements apply.

*Journeys outside of The Wirral Peninsula are +49p per mile.

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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.

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