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Penny and Clive Beckhelling

We provide top quality home boarding for dogs in the Taunton, Bridgwater, Minehead and surrounding areas. Dogs are matched to hosts who will give them the best holiday! 1 Dog daily rate is increasing to £30 2 Dog daily rate is increasing to £50

01823 240540

Daily boarding rate - £30

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Dog Home Boarding in Taunton

Welcome to Barking Mad dog holidays in Taunton, Bridgwater, Minehead and surrounding areas in the TA postcode. We are dedicated to providing the very best personalised dog home boarding service in Somerset. We look forward to meeting you.


Our Background 

We are Penny and Clive and run the long-established Barking Mad service in the Taunton area.

We are a married couple who have lived in the Taunton area for over 40 years. We have a Lakeland Terrier called Ella and 2 cats, Reo and Macka. We have had dogs between us since childhood and many other furry friends along the way. As pet lovers we know how important it is to match your dog to the ideal host. Let us take care of your dog’s holiday so you can enjoy yours.

We offer a home from home boarding service with our dedicated team of dog loving hosts as an alternative to kennels.

Barking Mad’s experience allows professional matching of dogs and hosts to give you peace of mind. We chauffer your VIP (very important pet) to the pet sitter to reduce the busyness just before your break.

Penny and Clive Beckhelling

Phone – 01823 240540

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Dog Home Boarding FAQs

Do I get to meet the host or visit their house? 

Before our hosts join the host community they go through a rigorous vetting process. At Barking Mad Taunton, we have a relationship with you, your dog and your dog’s host. Although you will not meet the host directly, we stay in constant contact with the host while your dog is on their holiday. Most of our hosts have been part of the community for many years and are true dog lovers.

How do you ensure my dog is settled and happy while on holiday?

At Barking Mad Taunton, we understand that dogs are family, so we find out everything there is to know about your dog before we match them with their perfect holiday host. We then create a pet schedule, which forms the blueprint of your dog for their holiday host. We also recommend a short stay for two nights with your holiday host family, so they are familiar with their holiday home before the stay. We will always keep you informed as to how your dog’s holiday is going, so you can relax knowing that your dog is having a great time on their home from home doggy holiday.

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