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Nicola Sheard Barking Mad Dog Sitting Home Boarding Southport

MEET NICOLA SHEARD

We provide the very best dog home boarding near you in the Southport, West Lancashire and North Merseyside areas. Dogs deserve a holiday too!

 

“My Barking Mad home includes my Barking Mad husband who cycles miles to work every day, 2 Barking Mad teenagers, a family of 4 re-homed guinea pigs from Freshfields, 2 massive goldfish won at fair in Belgium 9 years ago , and last but not least our Barking Mad new addition Dottie from Carla Lane Animals in Need”

About Me

Hi, my name is Nicola and I love running your local dog sitting service in the Southport, West Lancashire and North Merseyside areas.

We provide the very best service in one to one dog home boarding where your best friend stays with one of our experienced, dog passionate hosts. We meet you and your dog in person every time and are always on hand to make sure your dog enjoys a home from home dog holiday.

The business has grown so much in the last five years and has been so successful, that I’m currently selling part of it i.e. postcodes L22-L23 and L37-L40 as it’s a rather large area. I will be keeping postcodes PR4, PR8 and PR9 in Tarleton, Southport and surrounding areas. It’s business as usual however until the right person comes along, but if you know someone that is looking for a change in career and loves dogs, then please get in touch for more information. It’s the best job EVER!

I live in Leyland (which is just a stone throw away from Tarleton and Mawdesley at the beginning of my territory) with my husband Bri, two teenage children Jordan and Travis, rescue staffy cross Dottie, and our family of four guinea pigs Sully, Belle, Nala and Boo we rehomed from Fresh Fields. We found Dottie at Carla Lane Animals in Need in August .She was so loving when we met her as a family and  melted our hearts. She’s doing exceptionally well in her 1-1 training at K9 of LC on Tarleton Bypass that’s she’s about to embark on joining the obedience and agility groups twice a week. It continues to be hard work but thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable as she continues learning.  After all, I’ll need a holiday too and want her to enjoy hers in a loving family home when she’s ready.

Our previous dog Shelly sadly went to Rainbow Bridge in the summer and she was a rescue from the RSPCA in Preston at the age of five where I briefly became a volunteer and raised money by running a half marathon. I still find it hard not to include our beautiful cross Springer Casey too, who went to Rainbow Bridge just before Christmas 2016. She was one of the most travelled dogs ever and we found her about the age of 1 at a ‘tierheim’ rescue in Germany. She had been rescued from Crete, camped with us in France and Holland on holidays and she lived and moved with us from Germany to Belgium before we returned to England.

Prior to taking over the franchise, I had many interesting jobs. I vowed I’d never work in an office and started my working life in an accounts office, followed by an assurance company and then I was a civil servant for several years. I then trained as a primary school teacher which came in very useful when I met my husband and travelled with him in his army career. I’ve been back in England eight years and taught in many primary schools until 2013. My favourite job (before this one of course) was a holiday rep working in Portugal and then Tenerife making sure people had a great holiday. I’m now devoted to ensuring dogs have happy holidays 😊.

If you need luxury home dog boarding in a carefully selected family home, or are missing having a dog around, then what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone for a chat today as I’d love to hear from you!

Nicola 😉 x

E mail:  nicola.sheard@barkingmad.uk.com Tel: 01772 434708

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Areas Covered

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

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  • Aughton
  • Banks
  • Becconsall
  • Bickerstaffe
  • Blundellsands
  • Brighton-le-Sands
  • Burscough
  • Crosby
  • Crossens
  • Formby
  • Halsall
  • Hesketh Bank
  • Hightown
  • Holmes
  • Ince Blundell
  • Lathom
  • Mawdesley
  • Mere Brow
  • Much Hoole
  • New Longton
  • Ormskirk
  • Rufford
  • Scarisbrick
  • Seaforth
  • Sollom
  • Southport
  • Tarleton
  • Thornton
  • Walmer Bridge
  • Waterloo
  • Westhead

My Prices

  • One off initial registration meeting £35
  • Daily boarding rate £24
  • Daily boarding rate for additional dogs £19
  • Collection and delivery £35

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