Dog Home Boarding, Dog Behaviour Training and Home Pet Sitting in the Cotswolds

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Alun Davies Barking Mad Dog Sitting Home Boarding Cotswolds


We provide the very best dog home boarding service in the Cotswolds as well as behaviour training for your dog and a home pet sitting service.


“The Barking Mad Cotswolds team are the No.1 dog carers in the area and we’d love to look after your best friend when you are away!”

About Us

Hello we are the Barking Mad Dog Boarding in Cotswolds Team. We are delighted to be able to provide the unique Barking Mad home dog boarding service in the Cotswolds. As well as dog behaviour training and a Home Sitting service for your pets. We are proud to say that we are rated Number 1 in pet care by the online review company Trustpilot. Which is a real testament to the service we provide. Barking Mad was established in 2000 and Barking Mad Cotswolds formed in 2013.

Dog Home Boarding in the Cotswolds

We provide a unique dog sitting service, to ensure that your dog has a stress free holiday while you are away. We carefully match your dog to one of our hosts. Many of which have been working with us for up to 6 years. Even though you don’t meet the host we can guarantee they adhere to our strict set of guidelines set down by the business and the Local Authority. To ensure your pet has the best holiday stay possible. You will get to see pictures of the host, their garden, and you will know exactly where they are going to stay before the holiday. Because pet care is not of financial importance to our hosts. We are able to assure you that there will be no other dogs being cared for that might deflect attention away from your best friend. We even provide a chauffeur service that collects your dog and returns them after you return home.

Dog Sitting Hosts

All of our hosts are passionate about dogs. And most have owned dogs of their own throughout their lives. Our typical host family may have had to say goodbye to their best friend. But miss not having a furry friend around the place. Hosting for Barking Mad is the ideal therapy and gives them the opportunity to meet some really lovely dogs. They are retired or work from home, have access to safe, dog-friendly local walks and have secure gardens.

Once approved by us to host they are required to adhere to the pet schedules that we draw up with you the owner. So you know your dog is having a real home from home experience.

We provide a clear line of communication directly with the host. Aswering any questions or anxieties you may have while you are away. As well as sending you photos and texts to update you on what your dog is getting up to on holiday.

We always trial your dog before their actual holiday for a night or two to establish your dogs routine. Introducing them to their new best friend, their holiday host. This ensures you can go away on your longer holiday with complete confidence and peace of mind.

Home Dog Sitting in the Cotswolds

If you would prefer one of our hosts to care for your dog in your own home while you are away. We also now provide this service. The host and myself will come and meet you and your dog before your holiday to establish house rules, maintenance and pet schedules.

Many of our customers have asked us to help train their dogs over the years. We are pleased to now offer this as an extra service when your dog is on holiday.  Obviously everyone will have different needs so please do call us to discuss your dogs training needs.

Further information can be found in our ‘Local News’ section and for charges please refer to our prices tab.

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Meet the Team

Alison Parker joined the team in May 2015 (in pink in photo). She lives on the edge of the eastern side of the Cotswolds. Managing the social media, show/fete attendance and online marketing. Alison has also been a host for us for the past two years. So she loves all the dogs that come to her for a holiday and it’s safe to say they love her too!

Rosie Murton joined in March 2017 and she lives out by the Severn Estuary, so right out at the western edge of the Cotswolds. She looks after face to face marketing and brand awareness. Rosie is the proud owner of Inca who is an adorable Retriever/Labrador Cross.

Now with hundreds of doggy customers, the business is going from strength to strength and you can now see us on TV! The whole team is working closely together to ensure we provide the best possible service for both human and dog customers.

Take a look at our local news HERE


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Areas Covered

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

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  • Ampney St Peter
  • Badminton
  • Berkeley
  • Bisley
  • Broughton Poggs
  • Castle Combe
  • Chalford
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Cirencester
  • Colerne
  • Cromhall
  • Crudwell
  • Daglingworth
  • Dursley
  • Easton
  • Ebley
  • Eastington
  • Engine Common & Rangeworthy
  • Fairford
  • Ham
  • Hullavington
  • Kemble
  • Latteridge & Iron Acton
  • Lechlade
  • Luckington
  • Malmesbury
  • Marshfield
  • Minchinhampton
  • Minety
  • Nailsworth
  • Nibley
  • Oaksey
  • Pitchcombe
  • Rodborough
  • Sherston
  • Stonehouse
  • Stratton
  • Stinchcombe
  • Stroud
  • Tetbury
  • Thrupp
  • Uley
  • Wotton-Under-Edge
  • Woodchester
  • Westerleigh & Wapley
  • Yate
  • Yatton Keynell

Our Prices

  • One off initial registration meeting £40*
  • Collection and delivery £40*
  • Daily boarding rate (1 dog) £25*
  • Daily boarding rate for two dogs £45*
  • Daily boarding rate for three dogs £70*
  • Initial training/behaviour assessment – free of charge
  • Training/Dog behaviour – £55 per day or part of a day inclusive of training and boarding
  • House sitting – £50 per day and £20 per day for each additional dog

*The above boarding charges are doubled over all Bank Holidays

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