Dog Sitting and Dog Boarding in Tyne And Wear

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Cath Wrigley Barking Mad Dog Sitting Washington 2019


We provide the very best dog home boarding near you in Tyne & Wear, Washington, North & South Tyneside. Dogs deserve a holiday too!


“I’m enjoying the best job ever.  Bringing people and dogs together is wonderful and ensuring your dog has just as much fun on their holiday as you do!”

About Me

Hi, my name is Cath. I’m delighted to offer the very best in dog sitting as your local Barking Mad dog home boarding in Tyne and Wear. North and South Tyneside.

I have been around animals and owned dogs all my life. I am so lucky to be able to combine my love of dogs and my work.  Previous to this role I ran my own dog walking business for four years.

Dog Home Boarding in Tyne And Wear

We provide complete peace of mind with one to one home dog boarding care. After our initial chat, I will come to your home and discuss your dog’s routines and get to know your precious family member. This meeting is very important as it helps me to match your dog’s requirements with the most appropriate experienced, dog loving host.

On the day of your dog’s holiday we will come and collect them and take them to our chosen dog care host.  We will stay until your dog has settled in. Then we contact you to keep you informed. We send texts to reassure you throughout your dog’s holiday. Giving you feedback on what they are up to. You even receive a photo and a postcard from your dog after their holiday.

My Background

I heard about Barking Mad when I was looking for dog boarding for my own dogs. Flynn my loveable Labrador and Ash, my crackpot cocker spaniel.  I was about to cancel my holiday as I struggled to find the right care for my “babies”.  I really wanted one to one care and kennels were not an option. Barking Mad provided boarding for my boys in a loving family home. Which kept them to the same routine they had at home (including the cuddles and lots of love)!  Barking Mad were brilliant and so professional and the peace of mind they gave me was priceless.  After their initial short stay holiday my dogs would get so excited when the car arrived to collect them.  With wagging tails they would jump in the car without a second glance.

Before dog walking I previously worked for the NHS for many years.  My experience with people has helped me a great deal with Barking Mad customers. Who are understandably very nervous about handing over their precious dog(s) to my care. I provide reassurance and gain their trust to enable them to enjoy their holiday. In the sound knowledge that their dog(s) will have a happy holiday as well.  After all, dogs deserve a holiday too!

Remember that when you book your holiday I will always do my best to help.  I look forward to meeting you soon!

Become a Dog Sitting Host

Caring for dogs with Barking Mad allows hosts to experience the benefits of dog ownership without the full time financial and emotional commitment

Barking Mad’s dog sitter hosts enjoy companionship from visiting dogs

Alternatively, if you are missing a dog in your life and would like to enquire about hosting please get in touch to have a chat.  I am always looking for new hosts, so if you are a dog lover and would like to join our host community then I would love to hear from you.


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Areas Covered

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

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  • Annfield Plain
  • Backworth
  • Beamish
  • Boldon Colliery
  • Byker
  • Catchgate
  • Chirton
  • Cullercoates
  • Dipton
  • Dunston
  • Earsdon
  • East Boldon
  • Felling
  • Gateshead
  • Greencroft
  • Harton
  • Heaton
  • Hebburn
  • Howdon
  • Jarrow
  • Killingworth
  • Lobley Hill
  • Long Benton
  • Low Fell
  • North Shields
  • Seaton Sluice
  • Shiremoor
  • South Shields
  • Springwell
  • Stanley
  • Tanfield
  • Tynemouth
  • Walker
  • Wallsend
  • Wardley
  • Washington
  • West Allotment
  • West Boldon
  • Westoe
  • Whitley Bay

My Prices

  • One off initial registration meeting £35
  • Daily boarding rate £23
  • Daily boarding rate for additional dogs £19
  • Collection and delivery £35

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