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Barking Mad Dog Care

Milton Keynes, Bucks

‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Barking Mad Dog Care logo

Barking Mad Dog Care

Milton Keynes, Bucks

‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019


We provide loving home from home holiday care for your dog. Everything is arranged, overseen and supported locally. We are the experts at making your dog feel at home.

Reviews (79)

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Glenn Ray Hutchings

14 September 2019

Every thing is geared to your pet having a lovely time, we have peace of mind so we can enjoy our holiday. The last time Kitty went was an emergency, I was in hospital but knowing she was well cared for and loved totally put my mind at rest. She knows Anne and when she arrives to pick her up Kitty can’t wait to get going. It is a marvellous set up xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More...


Annie Farino

19 August 2019

Another fantastic experience this summer using Barking Mad in Cobham. Our dog, Doog, had the bestest time with Alex and Nicola again and the service offered by Luis was fantastic. Thank you all.... Doog is looking forward to his next holiday More...


Diane Foy

18 August 2019

Tilly our adorable cockerpoo is just back from 10 days stay with Barking Mad . She was well looked after and Lynn kept us up to date with some wonderful photos and texts of Tilly enjoying her holiday with her host family we would recommend Lynn at Wilmslow to anyone reading this . Tilly is very well loved she is just like having another child and we are so pleased with how Tilly Is cared for ❤️ More...


Sarah Lyall

8 August 2019

My two mini schnauzers have just had their first “ long holiday” with Gill and Alan and have loved every minute of it! To be frank I’m not sure they actually wanted to come home at all! My boys have had several overnights before but this was the first proper holiday which clearly has been as good for them as it was for us! A first class service from Alison and the hosts from booking to their return , the process is professional and easy. We wont hesitate to use again hopefully sooner rather than later! More...


Deidre Holes

19 May 2019

Our dog always has a wonderful time when he has a holiday with Barking Mad. He returns home happy, which is great,


Anders Engborg

11 April 2019

Perfect arrangements, real peace of mind whilst away on holiday. Recommend this service 100%! Thanks to Nicki in Telford from Ziggy and Mr. Chaz - "we had a great time. Can't wait for mom and dad to go away again... " More...


Edie Gledhill

27 March 2019

They are wonderful hosts and I would never leave Maka anywhere else I trust them completely and go off on holiday without a care knowing he is in safe hands .They are so organised and make you feel at ease As soon as Maka sees them he gets so excited and can't wait to jump in car Not a backward glance and he always comes home happy and contend which makes us happy. More...


Robert Campbell

20 March 2019

A really caring and professional pet service. Can’t be faulted in any way.


Jean Livett

10 January 2019

I am a host and can;t praise the set up with Barking Mad enough - so thorough in their care and home checks.


Karalia Howells

17 September 2018

Our first successful night away with Barking Mad this weekend. Leaving my dog/dogs has never been a thing for me in the past so obviously this was very new to me. We cannot fault Nicole from Barking Mad, she had been reassuring and professional from start to finish. Further dates are now booked in and we can relax and enjoy nights away knowing our dog is well looked after. Sooooo highly recommended More...


Annie Suthy

12 August 2018

We use Ray from Ayr and we love how Skye is adored like their own. Walks on the beach, sleeping with other doggy friends and snuggles with Rays own children........skye says its the best holiday ever!!! More...


Sandra Abercrombie

12 August 2018

I would like to thank barking mad, especially Liz for looking after my girls, they looked great and happy when they came home, its a relief to know that they got looked after and treated the way I do . I would recommend you guys to all my friends x More...


Nikki Carpenter

25 July 2018

As someone who is proud to say I spoil my little fur baby rotten and treat him like one of the kids, finding somewhere safe and loving for him to go where he will get the same treatment is a massive relief. Nigel never fails to deliver host families who will treat your dog like their own, and even better treat them exactly how you do. Massive recommendation, couldn't be without Nigel or barking mad. More...


Nicola Fairbrass

25 July 2018

Sue is a very professional person and loves Dogs very much. I wouldn’t hesitate to put my dogs in her care.


Malcolm Chaney

25 July 2018

Sue is a wonderful & professional person to deal with, she really has an affinity with her canine pals, she is the perfect person to trust your animal too.


Teresa Stevens

25 July 2018

An excellent service from start to finish, allowing us to enjoy our break knowing our beloved dogs were in very safe hands. Sue's is kind and supportive, professional and obviously 'barking mad!' :) If you have any doubts about leaving your pets then talk to her - we did. 5 stars More...


Jenna Windross

11 July 2018

Yankee just loves his Barking Mad holidays. Very well looked after and I love the photos you get of them all settled in and the postcard is a lovely touch. Couldn't recommend them more!!


Lesley Cairney

1 July 2018

My dog Apollo had recently stayed with a lovely couple. He had a great time staying with his host family. I would like to thank the host family and barking mad for the love and attention Apollo received THANK YOU


Samantha Francis

30 June 2018

Thank you Julie for arranging Poppy's stay with Heather last week. As you know I was very worried about her as she is nearly 14 and had just lost her brother so was feeling quite lost without him. She must have had a good time with Heather as she has regained a spring in her step that she lost when her brother died. I think our respective holidays did us both good. Please pass on my thanks to Heather. It was great getting the updates she was settling in...as I could relax on holiday knowing she was ok. Sam More...


Brian Muddiman

29 March 2018

Our girl Holly has just had her 6th stay with Louise at Barking Mad Dog Care (Chesterfield) and has come back looking great as always, it’s so comforting knowing she’s looked after like one of the family while we are on holiday, we cannot praise them enough


Jackie Eades

15 January 2018

I saw this company advertised on TV, and after not been away for nearly 2 years because Rocky hated the kennels so much I decided to get in touch & find out more about barking mad & the services they offer. Andy our local barking mad rep came along with lots of information & took Rocky’s details, soon after contacting me to say he’d found suitable hosts to have Rocky, we haven’t been disappointed at all, Andy is always on time with his car pristine to transfer Rocky making sure he has everything for Rocky’s needs during his stay. We always get a message from Andy saying Rocky’s settled in well & now it’s like home from home for him, on return we always receive a message from Rocky’s hosts saying how good he’s been & they look forward to having him again soon, I can tell Rocky is much happier while we are away & he’s more than happy when Andy picks him up to get in the car, where as before he’d run back in the house because he knew he was going to the kennels, this is a brilliant service & we are lucky to have Rocky’s lovely hosts for his stay & gives us peace of mind, on return Rocky always looks happy & his toys, bowls & towels are all clean & packed in his bag, i’d certainly recommend any pet owner using this company, we haven’t been disappointed at all. More...


Annette Street Was Sutherland

27 December 2017

We love hosting the various dogs and we have never had a problem with any. We have always been fully informed and if we have had a question it has been answered straight away. It's a fantastic service from Karen Hegan x More...


Gill Campbell

12 September 2017

Yet again another Barking Mad ho!iday for Max & Amy. Only difference is that previous hols were with Tina in Northumberland!and and this holiday is with Elaine & John in Fife. The location might be different, but the procedure and the care of selection the hosts who are best suited for Max & Amy is first class. Yet again its a lovely feeling to be able to go away on holiday and have confidence that my fur babies are been well looked after. I would like to thank Elaine & John. Your choice in hosts were great, dogs looked !ike they had as great time. Also thanks to Lee, Max & Amy are grateful. Thanks More...


Nicola Cook

11 September 2017

From the moment Emma walked back into our house to take Stan and Olly on their annual holiday to their hosts , they couldn't wait to go! They literally dragged her out to her van! It made my husband and I feel so happy and secure in the knowledge that they were going to have a Fanta holiday. Stan and Olly have now stayed with a retired couple twice who have their Grandson to visit. They enjoyed lots of long walks, playing football and fetch in the garden. They always come home completely exhausted, which I feel is a good sign of a good holiday for a dog. We love the postcards we get from the host and this year their Grandson drew a picture of them both. We will definitely be using them again next year and the year after... More...


Elaine Caswell

29 August 2017

It is a wonderful idea barkingmad we were so unsure of leaving our pet chihuahua Peanut with anyone until Carrie put our mind at rest telling us all about barkingmad and the family's that look after our pets also the wonderful staff they have. Needless to say Peanut had a lovely time with the family he was with and we were so thankful for all the photo's they sent to us while we were away More...


Annie Farino

27 August 2017

Had first experience of Barking Mad in Cobham this summer....excellent service from the start of Doog's holiday to the end! @BarkingMadLuis Thank you


Deborah Horsfield

9 July 2017

Our golden retriever honey had 16 nights holiday here-recommended by a friend and she had a great time! The staff are lovely and very caring towards their guests! Would highly recommend and honey looks forward to her next holiday in September!!! More...


Tracey Spraggon

8 July 2017

Barking mad came to our home to meet Harry and winter I was worried about Harry as he is nervous of people and they put my mind at ease both my dogs were loved and well cared for and Harry has more confidence now , I would strongly recommend barking mad they take care of everything


Jeanette Clark

1 July 2017

We have been Barking Mad hosts for about a year now . We told Tina what kind of dogs we would have and she matched us perfectly , at the time we could not have a dog of our own because of long holidays abroad. It was perfect , the dog arrives with everything it needs for the holiday and all the relevant information you need to know. Any problems Barking Mad is just a phone call away . If you can not have your own dog right now this is the next best thing. More...


Allyson Fiddler

12 June 2017

Quality holiday for your pooch; peace of mind; very friendly service. Top dog, so to speak.


Janette Edwards

15 May 2017

Having the dogs collected works well for us. It saves the trauma of separation leaving them somewhere new. They leave happily on their holiday adventure. Texts and photos assure us they are fine and we can enjoy our holiday without any worries. More...


Renée Louise Richards

3 May 2017

Excellent set up from start to finish. Tracy who organised Dodgers host family completely put my mind at rest. We have chosen Barking mad several times now and they have been fantastic every time. I have every confidence that the matching is perfect and they have always been superb. Dodger and my old Dog Georgie thoroughly enjoyed their holidays and I could enjoy mine too knowing that they were cared for really well. Such a professional, caring, organisation. I wouldn't choose anywhere else for Dodger to go now, Tracy at Barking mad is always my first port of call and it's easy to see that she genuinely cares for Dodger and his welfare when he is with them. More...


Louise Ratcliffe

21 April 2017

Bo has just come back from her first( but not last) Barking mad holiday So nice to know she is matched to the perfect host, in Bo case someone around all day and allows dogs on the sofa and beds:-) Thank you Barking Mad and thank you "Auntie Ann"


Margaret Baker

26 February 2017

We have had a few doggie guests to stay. We so enjoyed their company , well behaved and lots of fun. It's great knowing if there was ever a problem the barking mad team are always there for you. For that reason hosts and the mums and dads of the dogs can always relax . great team great service . More...


Rui Vidal

20 February 2017

Take good care of our best friends...they never let you down...best friends forever...���


Charlotte Booth

5 November 2016

A lot of ppl go.un.noties for what they do.but they are the unseen hero's of the world � keep up the great work x


Anya Jones

29 September 2016

Thank you so much for having Misty and Monty for us , the whole experience has been fantastic , highly recommend Barking Mad , and many thanks to Jenny the lady who looked after them , we will be going away more knowing they are so well looked after x


Suzanne Mcqueen-smith

18 August 2016

Thank you Barking Mad my dogs were returned to me after their trial stay and loved it. Wonderful comment on their post card from their host saying they look forward to their next stay in October. Feel really happy to go away now knowing Mussels and Isabella are in safe hands. Thank you once again. More...


Kellie Wheeler

1 August 2016

Cookie has just arrived home from his sixth holiday with barking mad. It's great going on holiday knowing he is always in safe hands no matter who he stays with. I always receive photos while I'm away to see he's settles in well and he always comes home very happy. It's perfect for us and would recommend always. Credit to Ian Carney, Gina and everyone in the Bath, Somerset area. x More...


Julie Wulie

29 June 2015

I cannot thank steve gibbon from your shropshire/wales branch enough. My dog always comes home happy and content xx


John Pickles

13 June 2015

Many thanks to Veronica and her team for looking after Ellie during her holiday.


Linda Lee

11 June 2015

We use barking mad every time we are away wouldn't go anywhere else


Gail Cheney

4 June 2015

Jock and Scamp, Fife loved their wee holiday. It made me feel at ease knowing they had company and not just sitting in a kennel. Great service being provided and would totally recommend it x More...


Georgina Megan Baker

4 May 2015

I would recommend Barking Mad to everyone. We were kept well informed, really good to see all the pictures and how happy they look. Both dogs came back safe and sound, they were both wagging their little tails. They were treated as if they were the person's own dog. More...


Pauline Williams

27 April 2015

Wonderful feel so happy going away leaving Dotty are french bulldog with them x


Christian Allan

17 April 2015

My dog was placed with the same family and he had a great time! I would recommend Barking Mad to anyone!!


Robert Straker

14 April 2015

Oscar really enjoyed his time away, he was well looked after and Barking Mad were very accommodating picking him up from the venue and dropping him back off home. The postcard and photo were a very nice touch will definitely be using Barking Mad again in the future More...


Isabelle Finister

6 March 2015

Julie did a fab job with my toy poodles !!! They look and smell divine !!


Diane Murgatroyd

5 March 2015

having rescued Bob at a very young age 4/5 weeks old he was with us 24/7 never being left alone he has a very bad separation issue wanting to go on holiday I didn't want to go leaving Bob in a kennel was just an awful thought Some one suggested Barking Mad we met Steve and Bob took to him he assured us Bob would have the best care possible so of he went to a couple called Hillary and Bob who loved Bob like we do so much he came home such a healthy happy boy he has gone with them again at this moment in time they are spoiling him once again


Wendy Lashbrook

2 February 2015

Just en route home from a fabulous weekend away made all the more fabulous because I know Murphy our Golden Retriever has yet again been in the very capable hands of Claire and her hosts in the Grimsby area. He always comes home looking great and it's so obvious he has also had a great time. Yes this service is more expensive than kennels but you get what you pay for & with Barking Mad it's the peace of mind that your beloved pet is in a family home getting one to one with his normal routine & as much love & care as you would give them. We highly recommend Barking Mad and if Murphy could talk I'm sure he would to. More...


Chris Gilchrist

20 January 2015

Dexter loves going on holidays arranged by Alex through Barking Mad x


Alan MacGregor

4 January 2015

Fantastic service. Melissa and her team did themselves proud. They looked after our Benji with the greatest attention, he has come back a very contented dog. I highly recommend anyone considering using kennels to think again and use the Barking Mad team. Thanks again Melissa and I hope you and your colleagues have a very fruitful and productive 2015. More...


Norma Maclelland Philip

8 November 2014

Love all the dogs..


Jane Booker

29 October 2014

Yet again Libby went off wagging her tail and greeting the barking mad car like part of the family. I think she has more fun on her holidays then we do - Thanks Alison and all her gang - I never worry about Libby when she is away with her barking mad aunt - Jane Lancashire


Megan Drake

20 September 2014

Hopkins has just come home from his first barking mad holiday! He has had so much fun and is very very tired now! Nicola was so lovely and really helpful with all our questions. Will definitely be using barking mad again! Xx More...


Nicola Stewart

2 September 2014

Love being a host and working for Ian Carney. Being a host brings me a lot of pleasure.


David Stamp

29 July 2014

World Headquarters of Barking Mad is in Barbon... Good choice of location!


Helen Spooner Brookes

28 July 2014

Thank you so so much for looking after our beautiful beagle boy while we got married and thank you for also bringing him to the wedding so we could have some pics with him. Gemma is a star and I hope he wasn't too much of a bugger for her and her family!!! When planning a wedding it's an amazing feeling and one less stress to know your pride and joy is being looked after properly and is having lots of fun too. My biggest worry was about Hank and you completely put my mind at ease. Thank you so much yet again, Love Helen, Sam and Hank dog x x x More...


Pat George

28 July 2014

I have just joined as a host family.I have heard and see lots of happy dogs going to there host family while there owners go away. The dogs also get a holiday and send a post card to there owners. GIVE THEM A TRY! EITHER AS A HOST FAMILY OR A HOLIDAY STAY FOR YOUR DOG. More...


Elizabeth McLellan

15 July 2014

Would recommend this to anyone


Gail Hannaford

11 July 2014

Great idea.


Karen Taylor

17 June 2014

I know my dog Rebel loves Steve, he just can't wait to jump in the back of the car. Gets totally spoilt loves every day of his holiday. He never goes anywhere else.


Simone Nisbet

9 June 2014

Well our dog Ben is just back from his holiday, and he has had a great time! A fantastic service for dogs who like company rather than kennels! I cannot recommend Brad enough for such a great service for us! Thank you so much! More...


Liz Young

18 May 2014

you know your beloved dog has had a good time when she says hello and then turns round and goes back into the hosts house. love you too shandy! Thanks Veronica :-) More...


Jaci Monnery

7 May 2014

I think it's a great idea xxxxX


Bev Wright

6 May 2014

Querky pet portraits and caracatures all available on my fb.i Love this parking mad fb page x


Jonathan Lee

17 March 2014

Great idea!


Kirsty Newson

7 March 2014

Claire and her host is absolutely amazing and spud had a great time. Will be using this excellent service again x


Jackie Drummond

3 March 2014

Fantastic service will be using them again great service bob and Kate were fantastic with Tj x


Brenda Baughan

13 January 2014

Know two lovely people who work for Barking mad. Top notch care for all the lucky dogs who stay with them for their holidays.


Louise Riley

24 December 2013

Our cocker spaniel molly has just come back from another fabulous barking mad holiday with hosts lynda and Dennis. As always outstanding service and piece of mind for us. The feeling of leaving your pet in excellent hands is priceless. Big paws up from molly :) thanks Wendy Renton lynda and Dennis x More...


Kate Walsh

18 December 2013

Wonderful service. Dogs love their holidays. So much better than kennels


Angie Morrish

4 December 2013

Fantastic home from home holidays for your beloved woofs. Not cheap but good value for the peace of mind it gives you when you have to go away


Caroline Robertson

10 November 2013

Zac our Shar Pei just back from a week with Terry and Janice he looks like he had a great time he's been asleep since he got back. Thanks again and thanks Craig. Would highly recommend Barking Mad to all my dog loving friends More...


Steph Evans

10 October 2013

Simply the best!


Stephanie Bellew

10 October 2013

We used barking mad to look after our 8 year old collie Sam when we got married, would definitely use the service again and recommend to anyone that has a dog! Sam came back full of fun and host said he was absolutely great and would be welcome back any time. Thank you for looking after him so well! More...


Ann Sanderson

2 October 2013

What a fantastic service you provide. I would just like to thank hosts Jeff and Carol for looking after Bracken, she had a lovely time as she always does (although she is still making us pay for leaving her in the first place!) Thanks also to Claire for arranging this. I can't rate your service highly enough .... wonderful! More...


Elisabeth Johnson

24 August 2013

Fabulous people and would not let our dog go any where else


Alice Mair

4 December 2012

I was a host for years but the couple I was registered with quit the job and have just rgistered again and have "pip" cominng over christmas ,what a joy,I,ve had her before shes so loveable.a well trained and cute wee dog x.

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