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Chris Wood

24 July 2019

Awesome idea and run superbly

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Mychaela Cook

24 July 2019

Thank you so so much for taking great care of Nova. Was so nervous leaving her for the first time but Lona answers all my questions so felt happy . Nova had the best time her food walk schedule plus her training were kept up although lots of fun also . But Nova did protest as did not bring any wedding cake back Cannot wait for her to go back in August as same person who had her this time and il no worries at all Would recommend per cent More...

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Nova Green

22 July 2019

Could not fault Lorna for all her help finding the right care for Nova wile I went away . Nova was taken good care of , made sure her routine was keeper up but that Nova was on holiday and had lots and lots of fun

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Jax Lord

11 July 2019

The boys (Oscar and Bruno) have just come home after a trial period with Joyce and Conrad. They’ve obviously had a fabulous time and wanted to get back in the van when Carol-Ann was leaving! Can’t rate this service highly enough. ❤️ More...

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chez84454

10 July 2019

We was looking at options for our anxious Staffy for 2 weeks while we went away and we really didn't want to use kennels because he didn't have a very good start in life,then we came across Barking Mad.What a fantastic company.I honestly don't know what we would do without them now.They have been an absolute godsend and Lorna chose a fantastic couple to have Reggie in their home for the 2 weeks and he had a brilliant time.He came back so chilled and happy.We were able to relax without worrying how he was getting on because we received regular updates and pictures we will be using Barking Mad from now on,we cannot praise them enough. More...

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Jan Carrington

10 July 2019

My old baby boy has just been brought home after spending 11 days with hosts Iris and Pete. I was very worried about leaving him because he's 13 now and not been left with strangers before. But there was no need to worry whatsoever. What a wonderful time he's had and been looked after better than at home! I can't praise Jacqui from BM enough either. She's been really professional, caring and friendly from the outset. Nothing was too much trouble and I was kept informed about my boy even whilst I was abroad to reassure me that all was ok. If anyone is looking for 5* doggy care, then look no further because BM will serve you and your fur baby well. Completely faultless and fantastic. More...

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Claire Kelner

30 June 2019

We have always been extremely delighted with the excellent way Martha is treated whilst she is on holiday with her host family. It makes such a difference knowing that when you are away, your dog is having an amazing time too. More...

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Pamela Watts

30 June 2019

My two dogs have already had three stays this year with Barking Mad and I can't recommend them enough. Professional and reliable from start to finish, I am sure the boys have a better time with their hosts than they do at home! I was particularly pleased last time to receive detailed letters 'written' by my dogs telling me what they had been up to (and that their paws were hurting from all this writing!).Thank you to Tina and her colleagues for giving us peace of mind when we go away - we know the boys are being well looked after and so we can enjoy our holiday. More...

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Lynda Cox

30 June 2019

We have total peace of mind when we are away, knowing our dog is being looked after at Barking Mad Northumberland. Great care is taken to get to know the dog and its needs and placing with doggy people who will love and care for her. We have been lucky enough that over the years she has been to some of the same hosts more than once, so she already knows and trusts them - and so do we. But when that is not possible and she needs to go to a new host, we know we can trust that Barking Mad will take care and place her with a good host. More...

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Hans Walberg

30 June 2019

Been using barking mad for a while now and their service is excellent. It gives us peace of mind as we know our dog will be going to a lovely home where he will be loved and looked after. Our dog has separation issues so it is important that the host consider this and gives hime to settle in. We feel that all the host families so far have been patient with him and we really appreciate it. Would highly recommend Barking Mad to anyone that need their dog looked after. More...

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Richard Smith

30 June 2019

The prospect of our hounds being imprisoned in kennels is too much - once again Lorna has been brilliant at arranging a few days board and lodging for our two dogs - who greet here like a long lost friend when she gets here, happily climb aboard her transport & off they go. We get a pictorial report of their settling in with the host family, and they always come back in great shape and have obviously been looked after. Lorna is evidently very keen on what she does, is a reliable timekeeper and meticulous at taking care of the details. If you use Kennels think hard about the well being alternative of happy pets in a domestic environment, Barking Mad is hard to beat and Lorna really takes care of your pet/s. Try the service, you won't regret it. More...

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Corinne Loveday

30 June 2019

Fantastic bespoke professional service. 100% would recommend to other pet owners.

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Jojo Hair

30 June 2019

Well, where should i start. Bev has been grooming our last dog for 11 years. And what an amazing job she did of our old English sheepdog. ☆☆☆☆☆,We used to take her every 6 weeks and didn't have to say what we wanted, bev just did her perfectly everytime. Sadly our old girl has gone now . But she went to say her goodbyes and was as happy as ever to go , one last time before going over the rainbow. And now we have a puppy old English sheepdog , who has just been to see bev for her first puppy trim and GUESS WHAT SHE LOOKS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. See didn't want to leave . I had to pick her up , and carried her to the car . There are other dog grooming services available in castleton, but i wouldn't go anywhere else with my dog babies. Thanks bev.xxxxx More...

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Angela Morgan

16 June 2019

highly recommend this team

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Marie Bishop

13 June 2019

I was very unsure about using the service as only left our two dogs with close family before. I needn’t have worried! What a wonderful service, from start to finish. Very friendly, yet professional, very caring. Kevin reassured me throughout and, despite being a last minute booking, found the perfect Carer for our dogs. Thankyou so much Kevin and Edna for you care of and attention to Freddie and Ollie, it was second to none! I would definitely recommend the service and definitely use it again! More...

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Julie Shaw

30 May 2019

love care and wellbeeing of animals

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Kevin Stephenson

19 May 2019

Wonderful service and a caring company. My Minty has had several hols with the same hosts and is always well looked after. If ever there is a delay because another animal is getting extra care you are kept well informed, and it is door to door. 10/10. I would have posted earlier, but this is a new mobile phone and the other one had no sites like this. More...

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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,

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Llynne Bbarnett Ssmith

5 May 2019

Superb service. I wouldn't put Maggie snywhere else. The information gathered to help both dog and owner feel comfortable really helps. Host for Maggie was wonderful. As was the host for the other 2 family dogs. Wedding service helped relax both bride and dogs. Maggie was exhausted after a great fun weekend. More...

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Dwild Wild

30 April 2019

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Patricia Crossley

27 April 2019

We had 2 small border terriers, Phyllis & Archie who used to go into a lovely kennels near us. Then sadly we lost Phyllis and Archie was lost without her. The lady at the kennels told us that Archie would not be able to stay with her on his own as she would be very worried about him, as he is such a nervous dog, made all the worse because of Phyllis not being there as his security. She suggested Barking Mad home boarding and we immediately rang them. Claire came out to see us to meet Archie and took every detail about him. We explained how worried we were about leaving him and she said she understood as she has 2 dogs of her own. Anyway we had a trial 2 nights and he was fine, so we went ahead and booked with her for our next holiday. She sends photos of Archie when we are away and keeps in touch throughout to give you peace of mind. Archie now seems to love his 'holidays' as much as we do!The service that Claire provides is professional, friendly and caring. I would now not go anywhere else. More...

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Sharon Rynston

25 April 2019

My dog Barney just came back after a week and totally shattered, had a very eventful week with his host family. Barking Mad are brilliant at pairing, thank you Kerry. Do try them for peace of mind! Your fur babies are collected and dropped off so you need not worry, a 5 star from me. More...

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Liz Kordula

25 April 2019

Our last dog Trey, a ‘silver surfer’ was always looked after so well and loved his holibags with Elaine and John. He was a withdrawn guide dog who had bad arthritic legs who just loved people and we worried how he would be staying with others. We needn’t have worried as he loved every second and was always cared for to our exact needs regarding his food and medication. When we lost him our two new girls who are rescue labradors now go on holiday with them too. As I am now disabled it was a huge worry for me that if I had to do anything at short notice, who would look after my dogs? I am so lucky that Elaine and John have always gone the extra mile for me when I have needed care for the girls at very short notice sometimes so that this now is not an issue. If anyone is considering dog care I would say let your dogs go on holiday with John and Elaine. You can have total peace of mind to enjoy whatever you are doing in the knowledge that your fur babies will be having a blast with the best care possible and being treated as part of a family with all their home comforts. More...

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Stacey Kilpatrick

25 April 2019

I cannot recommend barking mad fife enough. When your going on holiday you want your furry friend to be looked after the same way you look after them at home. You want peace of mind and reassurance, this is exactly what Elaine and John provide. No detail is missed out and they cover absolutely everything with you in a 2 hour initial meeting before they board your dog. Our dog has joint issues which can limit some activities, this issue was 100% taken on board while our dog was in Elaine and Johns care. I think it’s important to know any health issues your dog may have will be looked after correctly. You’ll receive updates with photos when you are away- chances are your furry friend is also having a 5 star luxury holiday of their own! The service is second to none and worth every penny. I cannot rate Elaine and John highly enough. More...

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Jennifer Drysdale

25 April 2019

After a bad experience with dog care some years ago, I thought I would never go on holiday again – until I found Barking Mad. My pooch has some quirky habits which require particular care and attention – John and Elaine came to the house to meet him, took note of everything down to the smallest detail and found the perfect host who catered for all his needs. I went to visit my family in New Zealand and had heaps of text messages, photos and video showing my dog out on lovely walks, having lots of fun and looking totally relaxed. I have already booked my next holiday and have every confidence that with Barking Mad, my dog will receive the same care, attention and love that he gets at home. I can’t rate this organisation highly enough, they are simply the best. More...

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Mary Kinnell

25 April 2019

Isla y loved her wee holidays with Barking mad. So much that she is jumping up to get into John's car.John and Elaine are fully committed to what they do. It is obvious they both love it.Would definitely recommend Barking Mad. The host's are equally committed to ensuring your wee precious has fun and is cared for. More...

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jean young

25 April 2019

5 star my 2 dogs have a great time on their holidays. I know that they are safe and well looked after. John & Elaine do a brilliant job.

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Alison Macfie

25 April 2019

Barking Mad is an excellent service! I have used Barking Mad for a number of years for my dogs and I've never been disappointed. Our dogs have been very well looked after and when the van pulls up to collect them there is great excitement from them about going on holiday! Elaine and John are genuinely caring towards the dogs and we leave them feeling confident that they will be well looked after and have a great time! Thoroughly recommend. More...

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Peter Sharphouse

25 April 2019

Since we first used John and Elaine at Barking Mad to look after our Gordon Setter "Floyd" for six weeks in 2017 we would not consider placing him anywhere else.He loves going with them and has the time of his life running with the pack in the hills and swimming in the sea.While he's away we get regular pictures and videos sent so we can see how happy he is.We would have no hesitation recommending them even for long stays.Peter and Maureen. More...

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Patricia Izatt

25 April 2019

I have been a Barking Mad Host and service user for almost 20 years. Elaine and John are the third owners I have worked with and not only are they lovely people, they are by far the most enthusiastic, committed owners of the service. Not only do they ensure dogs have a fabulous holiday in appropriate surroundings, they have developed a very caring community for the Hosts. All your lovely dogs are looked after so well in their holiday homes. More...

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Robert Hogg

25 April 2019

Excellent service provided by wonderful and devoted staff. Nothing is too much for them as in our case when our pooch has to go to the vets, as she does once a month, it is no hassle whilst we are on holiday. Her dog sitter is excellent as well and we know that the dog is being well cared for. Keep up the good work and I would recommend them to anyone. More...

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Nancy Grant

25 April 2019

I have been looking after dogs for Barking Mad for over a year now and could not be happier doing this for them. They really love all the dogs and I feel if I had any problems they would take over and know exactly what to do. I find it a joyful experience.

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Simon Powell

25 April 2019

We have used Barking mad several times since last year for our 2 dogs and cant recommend them enough! We know the dogs are being well looked after and are part of the family. We get updates and photos so we know what they have been up to while on their holidays. More...

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Michelle Willis

25 April 2019

Another successful holiday for our greyhound Florrie - Lorna once again found the perfect host family. Florrie was definitely treated like one of the family! Would highly recommend Barking Mad. More...

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Dawn McIvor Goodman

5 April 2019

Our Rocky home again after a few days with Dave and Caroline, judging how he can’t wait to go with Chris he has a wonderful time, he must do loads as can’t keep his eyes open. Can enjoy our hols knowing he is a happy boy. More...

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Debbie Feaveryear

2 April 2019

was worried about leaving my dog for the first time,but after meeting tania i knew millie would be in good hands,shes just home and very happy and content.have booked millie another three stays for over the summer.thankyou barking mad.x More...

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Helen Wox

26 March 2019

Fabulous service from a lovely group of people - my Bichon, Denzel has been away with Barking Mad on quite a few occasions now - the staff at BM are brilliant and the family he stays with look after him so well. Excellent service - thank you

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Danielle Leeson

24 February 2019

Our 11 month old pup Watson has just has just stayed with Rebecca at Barking mad for his trial weekend, i was slightly apprehensive about the whole idea of him staying away from us as he hasn't been away from us before before but Rebecca made the whole experience brilliant. She came to the house before to meet watson, and when he was away gave us regular updates. I couldn't recommend the service anymore. It has taken all the stress out of having to go away without him. More...

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Zoe Noyes

24 February 2019

Kerry's turnaround in finding the right host for your dog to stay with, is second to none. Nutmeg always has a great time and comes back shattered from being entertained and loved sooooo much. The hosts always look after her brilliantly and we wouldn't go anywhere else. More...

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Avril Porter

24 February 2019

5 Stars and without question deserves 50! What a fantastic service delivered by Kerry and her hosts. A true professional and excellent understanding of what our 12 year old Labrador needed and matched her to a brilliant host. Complete peace of mind that our dog was in a home from home environment (making herself VERY comfy on the host’s sofa!) and I just wish I’d found Barking Mad sooner!! More...

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Cathy Hodges

8 February 2019

Barking Mad Dog Care are excellent! A thorough ‘get to know your dog’ meet and questions means they really know what your dog needs on their holiday home. Our lovely dog George had some wonderful holidays with great hosts and it was lovely to know he was in such good hands. Thoroughly recommend. More...

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Sue Pascoe

18 January 2019

So real & comical, dogs 2 a tee..carry on regardless..x

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Bertie Llewellyn

14 January 2019

Really enjoyed my holiday with my Barking Mad hosts and felt able to give Mum and Dad the Cold Shoulder for a few hours after my initial enthusiasm to say 'Hello' to them when I was delivered back home. Mum & Dad really enjoyed the postcard I brought home with me... More...

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Yvoone Bell

26 December 2018

I highly recommend this company, once again Daisy returned home her happy self. We were delayed on our return to England but after letting the staff know at Barking Mad Daisy was booked in with her host family for an extra night, excellent service as usual.

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A Brannigan

26 December 2018

I would not contemplate going on holiday without arranging a Barking Mad holiday for our dog. No other option comes close.Paddy had had two short previous holidays with Sue and Paul before we decided to go for a 10 day trip to Florida. These two short holidays were the first time ever that Paddy in his 9 years had been away from us, both were a huge success! The hosts had clearly been a perfect match to Paddy’s needs, he came back so relaxed and happy that I knew he had been taken care of exceptionally well. Tina knew that I would like Paddy to go back to the same hosts and quickly set about arranging this so that I would have dates to work with for our human holiday. Once Sue and Paul agreed to Paddy staying with them the stress of arranging our holiday dissipated. In fact, we would have postponed our holiday until Tina had dates available for Paddy, but fortunately she was able to meet our needs despite it being the school summer holidays. Colin came to chauffeur Paddy to his holiday home. We had met Colin before and I am sure Paddy remembered him too . Tina, Sue and Paul, and Colin, all gave me peace of mind that Paddy would be looked after no matter what, so I didn’t worry. It is such a professional and well organised service that I do not hesitate to mention it applaudingly to all my friends and colleagues.I was again super impressed with the experience. Paddy had a fabulous holiday and so did I! Thank you so much Barking Mad. More...

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siobhan skaife

26 December 2018

Poppy returned from yet another fun stay with one of Jane's lovely host family. She is now snuggled up in her bed at home recovering from plenty of exercise!

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Jan Parry

26 December 2018

Love Barking Mad Chichester. i know my dog is safe and well looked after by the hosts. Jane and her team provide an excellent service.

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Jane Lennon

26 November 2018

Absolutely love Barking Mad, it’s complete peace of mind when your away or planning a holiday. Knowing Dexter will be away having fun with his fabulous host Carole makes this service invaluable. Already booked up for next year! Dexter goes to the same host each time which is brilliant as he knows he is going to be loved and spoilt as he is in his own home. If anyone is worried about leaving their fur baby, Barking Mad is definitely the place to be booking in with. First class service every time. You even get a postcard and pics whilst they are away More...

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jeanette douglas

26 November 2018

Great ServiceWe have been using Barking Mad for quite some time now. I always know that when Dougie goes away he's going to be well looked after which gives us all peace of mind. As a family we do worry when were away on holiday but I get pictures and updates reassuring me that he's fine. I would highly recommend Barking Mad to anyone that's looking for a great service for their dogs and also have to mention what a great job the host family's do when looking after them. I love getting the postcards telling me what he has been up too and there usually quite funny as he's got quite a funny little character about him so nothing comes as a surprise but they always say how lovely he is and I'm always grateful for the love and care they provide. More...

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Austin Whiteman

26 November 2018

Used BM Northumberland for the first time and very pleased with the whole experience. My two dogs went to a nice home and were looked after perfectly well. Even had a report on what they did and how they behaved which is a lovely touch. Excellent service start to finish. Will use again. More...

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Dean Henderson

26 November 2018

Our Lillie has had another fantastic time while her family were away. She always comes home happy, healthy and still has her shiny coat just like she did when she left. Like every pet they become a huge part of the family, so when we have to leave our Lillie I have completed peace of mind, knowing she is in safe and loving heads. Barking Mad are fantastic! More...

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Beverley Poulton

26 November 2018

We have been using Barking Mad Northumberland for going on 6 years, and we couldn't be happier with Tina, her team and their hosts. We have complete peace of mind leaving Riley our Boston Terrier with them, whether its for a single night or a week or two, she always come back happy! More...

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Eileen Miller

26 November 2018

Poppy and Bauer love their holidays with their hosts. Always happy and healthy when they come back. Excellent service from everybody from start to finish. Total professionals and kind too.

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Susan Rankin Gault

14 November 2018

Iv used Barking Mad for the last 2 years, they are just brilliant, lovely girls, and Iv been luck Iv had same hosts on bailey’s holidays

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Lucia Rickards

7 November 2018

Our Labrador has enjoyed two recent holidays with Barking Mad. On both occasions she has returned home happy, fit and healthy. She thoroughly enjoys her home from home - especially having the opportunity to play with the host family's 3 dogs. Our holiday is all the more enjoyable knowing she is well looked after, and receiving the occasional photo is great. Thanks to all the team - we will definitely use Barking Mad again in the future. More...

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Diana McCormick

27 October 2018

As usual, Faye & Pam provide an excellent service for Barking Mad. David & Dorothy are brilliant hosts to Blaze. He really enjoys his time spent with them. Have been a client for 10 years and cannot fault the service. Many thanks yet again. More...

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Paul Dempster

27 October 2018

We always use Barking Mad for our two dogs Penny and Flower when we are away on holiday. We know that they will be kept together and well looked after in a home environment. They've just had another week's holiday with Mick and Marilyn, and even though they are both on medication, including a course of antibiotics for Penny for a little problem that flared up just before we left, we knew everything would be fine, leaving us to enjoy our trip without worries.We've already got another two breaks booked! More...

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Christine Richford

27 October 2018

Rox loves it.....he goes away excited and comes back the same, all happy. No huffs to deal with lol. Barking Mad allows me to enjoy my holiday without the worry, the picture updates help too .

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Charlie Stanford

27 October 2018

Brilliant service. Raven is always so well looked after by the team from start to finish, I have never had a moments worry while she has been with them. She comes home healthy and happy. The hosts always put in a post card in her return bag just to let us know what she has been up too and if she behaved her self!! They all always seem to go above and beyond a basic service. More...

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Laura Wilson

27 September 2018

We have used Barking Mad for a few years now and it is a hassle free, totally reliable service for us. The best thing is our dog always comes home having had a great holiday! Thanks Faye.

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Robert Scarsbrook

27 September 2018

Excellent friendly and professional service.My extremely nervous dog was well looked after and returned to me calm and content.Can’t praise this company and staff and hosts highly enough. More...

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Louise Hunter

27 September 2018

Absolutely brilliant company. Faye and Pam are outstandingly good at what they do. Due to the nature of my work, they've gone above and beyond to help me out on several occasions. If my dog could "talk human" he would give them a ringing endorsement. More...

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lesley andrews

27 September 2018

Barking Mad provide a great service for your dog being well looked after while you are on holiday. Roxy loves her holidays and meeting new hosts who definitely care for her really well. Would not hesitate recommending their services, top notch!! More...

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Jillian Mclean

27 September 2018

This is a fabulous service and we have used them on numerous occasions. Stitch is always happy to go with Faye and she always sends an update about how he has settled in. Communication is always great and Faye is so friendly, we have already booked him in for another wee holiday.It is great knowing his routine will be followed and he will have company all day and not sitting in a kennel for most of the day alone. More...

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Sandra Deeney

27 September 2018

I’ve been using Barking Mad for a few years now, my two come back from their holidays very happy. The hosts are wonderful looking after them while we are away. It’s a great service pick up and drop off at a time that suits. I would highly recommend. More...

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Ann Nicolson

27 September 2018

I have used Barking Mad on a few occasions now,finances allowing.My last occasion was last year when I was in holiday in Australia for 3 weeks .i was worried about my dog but needn’t have.regular e mails and wee pics helped along the way and when I came home Suki’s host had made up a wee folder of snapshots she had taken of her whilst she was on her holidays!!!.i have her booked in for four days next week and threee in October .I have absolutely no hesitation. In recommending Barking Mad,Faye and all her staff and “hosts” for your furry friend(s).Very much preferable to the idea of kennels and to be honest the daily rate ,I think,is comparable to some daily kennel charges and ,in the long run,you get a happier relaxed friend coming back to you . More...

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Pauline Smith

27 September 2018

I love Barking Mad. I have been using them for the past 3 years. Totally reliable and trustworthy. My dog really enjoys his holidays. Keep up the good work.

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Aidan Harrison

27 September 2018

We cannot recommend Barking Mad Northumberland too highly; Friendly, highly efficient, cheerful and accommodating so we can relax knowing that our much-loved pet is having as good a holiday as we are.

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Deirdre Anderson

27 September 2018

Known Jakki and Trudy for years and would have no one else look after Coco. A wonderful caring couple who ensure your dog is suitably placed and well looked after while you are away. First class ❤️

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Mariella Wright

27 September 2018

Thank you Lorna for providing an amazing service. From start to finish everything was done professionally. I am delighted to have finally found Barking Mad as a home away from home for my little dog. His first trial experience was a success, he returned home very happy and that means a great deal to me. I will definitely continue to use your services. I would recommend you without hesitation.....Best regards Mariella More...

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Kate Mencner

27 September 2018

Frank and Betty had a wonderful time with their hosts. Regular updates showed a very at home, relaxed pair! This made me very relaxed about leaving them and would not hesitate to use Barking Mad again. Lorna goes above and beyond to make sure the dogs are happy. More...

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Philippa Hunt

28 August 2018

I have just spoken with Kerry via the telephone and am amazed by the professionalism and support I've received. I also have my own pet sitting business and rang looking for help on behalf of a client, the reassurance and care shown without malice or favour was exemplary.Thank you, I will ensure to recommend your pet sitting services to others. Philippa More...

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Tracy Thomas

28 August 2018

Excellent service used them for over 4 years can't fault there fantastic service. Would not use anyone else. My dog loves his regular people he stays with when we are away. Would never use birding kennels.

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Theresa Hadfield

28 August 2018

We've used Barking Mad (Hastings) several times now and are very, very happy with Lorna and the service she provides. Dusty is super excited when he see's her car pull up outside and can't wait to jump in and go with Lorna to his holiday family. She's been able to use the same family every visit - so Dusty feels so comfortable and happy!! More...

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Marc Golby

28 August 2018

Our rescue dog recently went on a trial weekend and we were quietly nervous as he is quite nervous of new people. No need to worry, he had a fantastic time and has come back more confident in himself. He's with the same host soon for a week's stay so we have no concerns that he will have the same experience. Well done Lorna and thanks. More...

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Imogen Shurey

28 August 2018

We needed last minute care for our new 4 month old pup for 1 night and Lorna really put our minds at ease and did an amazing job of organising everything in the space of a week. It's great to know we can now use this service in the future if we go away for longer. You can tell Lorna absolutely loves dogs and ours took to her immediately which was a good sign! More...

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Susan E. Jones

31 July 2018

Our Tisha the chihuahua has never been groomed so brilliantly than she has atbbarking mad. She was groomed to perfection just like we wanted her. Will most definitely be taking her back. Superb and thank you. More...

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Michael Mulliner

29 July 2018

Excellent service from first introduction to the holiday itself. Alison was exceptional with her care of our Vizsla, Mara & we would not hesitate to call on her again. Mara came back from her holiday very relaxed & her postcard told us she had a really good time. We have used kennels in the past but would never use them again after having found Barking Mad. There is simply no comparison. We have got one very happy & contented dog & would recommend your service to anyone. Thanks again for everything. More...

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ELIZABETH WHITBY

29 July 2018

My 2 dogs had never been away to stay with strangers and I was rather anxious! No need the hosts were fabulous and they will be returning!Lorna who owns the franchise was extremely helpful and went out of her way for me...we had a lot of laughs during the intial meeting! I highly recommend...your woofs will be very well cared for! More...

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Michelle Willis

29 July 2018

We are so grateful to Lorna for finding the perfect host family for our rescue greyhound Florrie. She has just returned from her first trial sleepover and we can now go away next week knowing that she will be given the same love and attention that she would get at home. Lorna was so helpful and you can tell how much she loves dogs - definitely a 5 star service. More...

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Jackie Kent

25 July 2018

This was my first experience with Barking Mad,Helen was sooooo supportive making this a most enjoyable experience. Boing was a delight such a well mannered and loving dog.

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Angela Overton

29 June 2018

We have been using Barking Mad Leeds for over 10 years. It’s a really great service. I’ve a feeling that our dog gets even more pampered by the host family than he does at home. And that’s saying something! It’s really reassuring to know that our dog is having as good a holiday as we are! More...

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Tanya Samuelson-Lee

29 June 2018

My puppy Jasper had a great holiday with his host family and I would definitely use Barking Mad again. Lorna was extremely friendly and helpful and I was kept up to date on how he was doing. The whole process was painless and we were able to enjoy our holiday without worrying about whether Jasper was OK. I thoroughly recommend! More...

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Kevin Saunders

29 June 2018

Very good service

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James Edmondson

7 June 2018

We have a 15 year old Shiba Inu who is out absolute baby. As anyone who knows the breed will realise these dogs are.....unique :) That we trust Frankie to take our little furbaby tells you all you need to know. The service is amazing, our boy gets to go to the same lady so who he knows and trusts and Frankie accommodates our crazy requests for updates. Totally amazing service and we are so happy we found Frankie, couldn't recommend highly enough. More...

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Carole Bond

7 June 2018

We can go away knowing that Fi is in safe hands and will have a thoroughly enjoyable time. We particularly like the fact that there is opportunity to share the company of other dogs if we wish - and of course Fi loves it!

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Rehoming Oldies Club

7 June 2018

My dog is quite anxious and elderly but she loves her stays with Anne at Barking Mad. The very thorough information they take about your dog's needs, likes and dislikes was very reassuring when we first used them. Highly reccomended.

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Barking Mad South Lakes

7 June 2018

Frankie is a true dog lover and always goes the extra caring mile for dogs on holiday - I can highly recommend her service and would be happy to leave my own doggie in her care!

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Janie Rowe

7 June 2018

Amazing service, great customer and dog care

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Paul Rogers

7 June 2018

Professional and friendly service, Mandy and the team really do care about your dogs.

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Jim Gibbons

7 June 2018

Very professional, looked after our two dogs for a long weekend. 1st time they have been left before, and I think they enjoyed it.Excellent pics and videos sent to us, throughout the weekend so we didn't miss them to much.Thank you. More...

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J Beaumont

7 June 2018

As a Barking Mad Northumberland customer for over 11 years I can't recommend them enough. Tina always provides a friendly and professional service making sure that my dogs are well cared for during their holidays. This means I can go away and enjoy my holidays, not having to worry about them. From the minute the Barking Mad car comes to collect them I know they are in safe hands. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Barking Mad to anyone. More...

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Susan Seward

7 June 2018

My husband and I are hosts for Barking Mad Northumberland and it really is a great way for dogs to be looked after when their owners are on holiday, both for the owners and for those of us who are lucky enough to look after them. Barry & I are dog lovers, having had dogs all our lives, but are not in a position to keep a dog full time at the moment. By looking after Barking Mad customers dogs we get the best of both worlds - lovely dogs to cuddle and walk and the freedom to travel now that we are both retired. The dogs we receive have been matched to us by the Barking Mad team in a bespoke service which is centered on the well being of the dog which is great for the dog, the owner and for us. I have recommended this company to others for dog care and hosting. It's great! More...

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Carey Fluker Hunt

7 June 2018

We have used Barking Mad Northumberland lots of times over the last six years and recommend it wholeheartedly. Our dog is happy and well cared-for with the host families, and we really appreciate the attention to detail and care taken by Tina and the whole team to look after every aspect of the experience.

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Peter Herron

7 June 2018

Fantastic organisation - top class animal welfare.I have both used Barking Mad and also been a host several times. I cannot recommend it highly enough - the whole process is beautifully organised and the interests of the dog are no.1 priority. Of course it costs a bit more than putting your dog in kennels, but your dog will be cared for like one of the family and you will be able to go away with peace of mind that your dog is having a lovely holiday with people who will look after and love your dog as if it were their own. When I eventually have another dog, I won't hesitate to use Barking Mad. In the mean time, I'll be a host whenever I can! Pete Herron (RSPCA Volunteer) More...

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Margaret Turner

7 June 2018

As ever, Saffy had a fantastic holiday with Barking Mad. She was well looked after, entertained and given lots of cuddles. I'm only sorry she stole a beefburger from her hosts' barbecue, but no-one's perfect! More...

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Sally Buckley

25 May 2018

Barking Mad is excellent - I have no hesitation in leaving my 4 legged pal with them when I am away as I know he is going to be well looked after

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Roger Cousins

25 May 2018

Carole provides a great service and we know that we can leave Max in safe hands in the knowledge that he is being well cared for in a friendly family home. Highly recommended.

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Bev Newton

25 May 2018

We have been hosts for Barking Mad for a number of years now, and love having the dogs to stay with us, Carole is an amazing lady, who cares very deeply about her "charges" knowing that they are in good hands, we will continue to host for Barking Mad for as long as we can, but the day may come when we have our own dog !!

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Julie Doyle

25 May 2018

Great service and a very happy and spoilt pooch. Provided much needed peace of mind for us while we were away - in fact I don't think our dog actually wanted to come home!

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Joanna Judge

25 May 2018

Stuart & Victoria are just lovely, I was unsure at first about leaving Maggie with someone I hadn't met but they were very reassuring and sent several text messages letting us know how she was doing and she came home happy and settled. Would highly recommend.

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Jenny Young

25 May 2018

Stuart and Victoria provide a great service. We've used BMad for nearly 5 years and had some fantastic hosts. Rusty gets so excited when Stuart turns up, he obviously enjoys his holidays! When we have had problems with travel Stuart has always managed to help with last minute cover too. Highly recommended. More...

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jessica freeman

25 May 2018

Cannot praise Kerry and her team enough! Monty has had a fabulous 2 weeks holiday with the perfect hosts who met his every need. I cannot thank them enough - we could relax knowing he was cared for in a home from home environment! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend! Thanks Kerry. X More...

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Shelagh Crossley

25 May 2018

Pumpkin had a wonderful stay with Chris and Keith - pumpkin adored them both and the photos were hilarious with Pumpkin squeezing some space on the sun lounger! It gave us peace of mind that Pumpkin was well cared for and loved whilst we were away - a fabulous service x More...

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Joyce Johnson

25 May 2018

Annie is always happy to see Kerry, Cherylin, and Ann and happily goes off to stay with Anne, where she really enjoys exploring the garden. Annie comes home looking happy, fit and well and has obviously been well cared for. When I go away, it is really really important to me to feel she is safe and loved which I do. Thank you to every one involved with making our holiday stress free. More...

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elaine cannon

25 May 2018

We have been using Barking Mad now for about 2 years and we always have a happy contented Luther when he returns home to us. We have had some bad experiences with using kennels and trust Barking Mad to look after our gorgeous boy. Highly recommend them. More...

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Jane Winters

25 May 2018

I have been using Shirley and Barking Mad since 2014 , both my dogs love going on their holidays and are are always so excited when the car arrives to pick them up. The dogs have stayed with different hosts over the years but all have looked after them with great care , happy to give my older her dog medication as well as lots of exercise, love and affection . I can not recommend Shirley more highly. Jane W More...

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Karen Gleeson

25 May 2018

We have known Shirley and used her services since 2011. She's highly organised and a lovely person who cares deeply about the care that the dogs receive. Our Labrador Hero is always over the moon to see her and jumps straight into her car when he goes off on holiday. I'm sure he knows that he's in for a great time! I'm very happy to recommend Shirley and Barking Mad More...

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Alison Nash

25 May 2018

Izzy, our cherished pooch, has been holidaying with Barking Mad at least twice a year all her life (she's 8 this year). She is always so excited when Shirley and Keith collect her for her holiday and she has always returned home a very happy and relaxed dog. If Barking Mad were unable to accommodate her we simply wouldn't go away. Couldn't recommend it highly enough from Izzy's and our experience. More...

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Diane Kenny

25 May 2018

We have used Barking Mad for a few years now and would recommend Shirley and her team every time. Our boy has suffered health issues in kennels but we know that he will be loved and well looked after when we go away - in fact, we worry he won't want to come home! Thank you Shirley and team for taking away an worries we have when on holiday - and here's to next time! More...

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Annette Buck

25 May 2018

I use Barking Mad a lot and Melissa is just brilliant. She is so helpful and understanding - a joy to deal with. I would not want to use anyone else's dog care and my dog milli, who loves her kind holiday hosts, would agree too.

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Dicky P

25 May 2018

Just perfect. Our dog doesn't want to come home after being to her host family. Melissa is very flexible and deals with anything you throw at her seemlessly. Why go anywhere else?

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Kate Smyth

25 May 2018

What a brilliant service. Melissa was professional, thorough and very warm - and clearly loves dogs! She placed our dog with a truly great host family who looked after Islay as their own, gave her 2 long walks a day and clearly lots of love. She definitely didn't want to come home!Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Melissa and her hosts. Thank you! More...

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B W

25 May 2018

Melissa/Barking Mad has been awesome from day one. Barking Mad carefully places your dog with the right sitter, communicates well and is easy to book with. We have used Barking Mad many times, sometimes for up to two months, and have always had great experiences. Our dog is always happy to go with them. It is well worth the price. More...

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julie mahon

25 May 2018

Barking Mad and Melissa are second to none! She and her team deliver a top class, professional and friendly service. My pet, Barney, has had several holidays with Barking Mad's caring hosts and has enjoyed everyone of them! I would highly recommend Melissa's business to anyone who wants their pet to be well cared for and loved, whilst they enjoy their well earned holiday. More...

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ShadandSandra Reed

25 May 2018

Melissa and Barking Mad take wonderful care of our dog, Daisy. I wouldn’t send her anywhere else when we go on holiday. Daisy enjoys her time with her hosts and they usually spoil her with lots of walks. Highly recommend!

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Ian Gardiner

25 May 2018

We have been with Barking Mad for a few years now and it has been a wonderful experience. We have had a very broad variety of dogs who have been a pleasure to look after. We become very attached to them and always hope to have them back again. The team are very supportive too. If there are any problems they are very quick to respond and very efficient. More...

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Nick Forsyth

25 May 2018

A most professional service.

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Fiona Mathews

25 May 2018

We have used Barking Mad with Lucy and Paul for Barney several times. They are punctual, polite, friendly and efficient. We get updates and feedback from Barney’s “foster parents”. Thank goodness for Barking Mad as we couldn’t put him in Kennels and he seems to be a popular guest! More...

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Margaret Taylor

25 May 2018

We are so delighted with the service provided by Lucy & Paul, ensuring our young Cocker Spaniel "girls", Jillie & Kara were placed with the right hosts, Lynne and Ray. Clearly, the girls had a wonderful time, and we knew as soon as they came home, how well they had been looked after - thank you Lynne and Ray.We have already booked next years holiday, knowing the "girls" will have a home from home holiday, in every way!! More...

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Bruce Schlaitzer

25 May 2018

The absolute best. Everything was organized in a very professional manner from the original in-take meeting, to the file notes, to booking, pick-up, follow on notes and photos taken by the host, and return home of our very happy and calm dog. We need to look no further for first class care for our dog. More...

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Judith D

25 May 2018

A great service for dogs, their owners and the hosts. We've hosted some lovely dogs, well matched to our preferences and the support from the team is very professional. Hosting different dogs has helped our own rescue dog to be more confident and we've enjoyed the experience. More...

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Jane Doyle

25 May 2018

My dogs have spent two very successful holidays with barking mad hosts. Carrie Jarvis is very careful to match your dog with the right hosts. I have no worries when we go away as I know my dogs are happy and very well cared for. Would highly recommend this company. More...

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Elizabeth Box

25 May 2018

As hosts we have enjoyed getting to know guest dogs. It has opened new horizons for us as a family and the back up support from Barking Mad is first class. I never thought I was a dog lover until now! More...

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Anjali Brough

25 May 2018

As a host family, we enjoy having different dogs to visit. Being unable to commit to being full time dog owners ourselves, this is an ideal scenario for us - the joy of a dog in our home without the ongoing commitment! My daughter loves getting to know the different dogs who have their holidays with us. I would highly recommend Carrie and the team as they provide us with detailed information about each dog and it’s needs and give us full support. More...

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Susanne Baker

25 May 2018

Barking Mad provided an excellent service. We had a fabulous relaxing holiday abroad in the knowledge that our were safe and very happy. We were sent pictures of them meeting their host and it was very clear from the photos they settled in immediately. One of our dogs suffered a back injury the week before we went away. I thought we would have to cancel our trip but on mentioning the problem to Carrie we were reassured that this was not a problem in the least. Hugo got all the rest and special care he needed from his lovely host and when we returned from holiday and his back was so much better. Could not fault Carrie and her team. More...

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Maria Gibson

25 May 2018

I have always found this service amazing. It is such a unique level of care that surpasses everything you expect. Tracy has been amazing right from the start. Her careful assessment of Charlie who was very old and had multiple needs resulted in a very individual service that made Charlie feeling that he was not away from home. On every single 'holiday' he returned home happy, clean, well fed and completely relaxed - there was no evidence of separation anxiety before or after his 'holidays'. In contrast when he was in the kennels - he was thin, smelly, and anxious and when he barked he sounded as though he had a sore throat. On every occasion he was anxious for days and it took almost a week to settle down. Tracy has a wonderful team and their kindness to Charlie was always evident when he came home. Many, many thanks to all the kind and generous people Charlie and I met throughout the last months of his life. Maria Gibson More...

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Paul Buchanan

25 May 2018

Like me you probably love to holiday with your dog, but there are times when they just can't come along. I would highly recommend Barking Mad for those occasions when you have a special event, need that foreign sun or to visit family & friends abroad. Jakki, Trudi and the team are very professional and genuinely care about dogs. With them I have the confidence that our dog Diesel will be well looked after for the times when he can't tag along. He goes willingly when collected, stays in someone's home, his routine is maintained, comes home in great condition and settles quickly. We like to think that he goes on holiday too, just without us! More...

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Frankie Doig

25 May 2018

Fabulous if I could give 10 stars I would, what a great service Alison provides. Would always trust her with my Cockapoo Rolo.

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Barking Mad South Lakes

25 May 2018

Rebecca is a true dog lover and I would highly recommend her home from home dog service.

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Lindsey Gray

25 May 2018

over the moon to have found barking mad, great service and worth every penny, loved the updates and pics whilst we were away and returned to a happy dog

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Mandy Turton

25 May 2018

Joe is a professional, caring, dog lover offering an excellent service for your dog's care while you are away. Highly recommend.

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Guy Itsdun

25 May 2018

First class service from lovely people who we entrusted the care of our dogs too.
Clearly people who love dogs and as importantly understand us owners
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Deidre Holes

25 May 2018

Pepper really enjoys his holidays with Barking Mad. The service is excellent and he comes home in great shape having obviously had a great time.

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Mandy Turton

25 May 2018

Jeannie and Amanda arrange fabulous holidays for dogs, they are professional and caring in every way ensuring your dog is really well looked after.

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Vivienne Williams

25 May 2018

We cannot fault our experience with Barking Mad !! The process was made extremely easy from the beginning . They really made the effort to find out about our dog dino in great depth and matched him with an amazing family. He was looked after so well in their home while we went to mexico to get marrried . We had regular updates and photos to reassure us whilst away. He had never been left before unless with a family member and Barking Mad really looked after Dinos welfare and our emotional welfare too !!.We wouldnt hesitate to recommend them to anyone. We give them 10 stars no hesitation. Viv and Andy (and of course Dino xxx) More...

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Pam Bowker

25 May 2018

Have used Barking Mad for years for caring for my Cocker spaniel Ruby whilst I have been on holiday. I have complete confidence and peace of mind as Nicola ensures host families are completely suited to her needs.
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catherine bradshaw

25 May 2018

We have used Barking Mad for many years..Nicola and her team are brilliant,our pooches love em,they love going on holiday and have a great time..Our dogs have NEVER been in kennels(and won't) Barking Mad every time :))) More...

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Nicky Woods

25 May 2018

Great dog 'holiday', door to door service. My dog is always returned happy and healthy, and I love the fact that they send me pictures while I am away. It might cost more than kennels, but my dog comes back far happier More...

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Maggie Chessher

25 May 2018

We have been delighted with the service from Barking Mad. It's great to be able to go away and know that our dog is being so well cared for, with every detail recorded that will help her to feel at home somewhere different. We know too that she has plenty of exercise and affection. We have also been impressed with the professionalism of Nicola and her team.Top marks! More...

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Tony Nicholson

25 May 2018

Barking Mad are a brilliant outfit to place your dog with while you are away on holiday,, instead of putting them in prison (kennels). The Barking Mad host families are interviewed at length and both they and their homes are thoroughly vetted before being allowed to host dogs, this ensures that they are all dog lovers and are doing it for all the right reasons. If I were a dog, I would book myself in. Very highly recommended. More...

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molly devlin

25 May 2018

Fantastic service, our dog loves going on his holidays with Barking Mad

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Samantha Greenhill

25 May 2018

My partner and I have been hosts for Barking Mad for a couple of years and we love it! Nicola and her staff are always a delight and match us with some truly wonderful dogs. We cannot have a dog of our own due to commitments and so hosting for Barking Mad is the ideal solution. We get the joy of looking after a furry friend whenever we can and get so much out of being able to spoil them with long walks and endless cuddles whilst they are on their holidays. Nicola and her team are fantastic, professional, yet friendly and always at the end of the phone to answer questions or concerns. I do not hesitate to recommend them whenever I get the opportunity. Such a great idea for dog owners and hosts, a real life win win situation. If you're looking for someone to look after your much loved pet for whatever reason, look no further. You could do no better by them and so can relax knowing that they are being kept safe and loved while you are away. More...

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Dawn Goodman

25 May 2018

Our boy has been twice now and seemed like he had a great time, in fact he wanted to get back in the car for more. He clearly has taken to his host Dave and Caroline, so will definitely be sending him again very soon.

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Celia Williams

25 May 2018

We have been using Barking Mad for almost two years and are very pleased with the service provided. Flora is always happy to see either Alun or Rosie when they collect her. We are reassured by the communication about her care and appreciate updates whilst we are away and would not hesitate to recommend Barking Mad to other dog owners. More...

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rbarrell13 .

25 May 2018

Barking Mad Taunton found us the perfect host for our two dogs while we had a lovely holiday knowing our dogs were being well cared for. After the distress they suffered after their last time in kennels this is the perfect solution. Will certainly use them again. More...

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Steve Molyneux

25 May 2018

AMAZING. Will never use kennels ever again.We both use Barking Mad to send our 2 dogs, Leo and Kara, on holiday as well as having the pleasure of looking after other who spend their holiday with us. So far we have looked after every type of dog from Beagle to Great Dane and our two really enjoy being with Anne.Cannot recommend highly enough - why not give something different a try for your dogs instead of kennel. More...

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helen lucy hassett

25 May 2018

Thank you for yet another great holiday for our Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Blue. She had the best time for with Elaine and come home as happy as ever. We loved the pictures we received whilst she was on holiday and handwritten postcard she came home with. Thank you Kathryn and the team. See you again in the summer. More...

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Barking Mad South Lakes

25 May 2018

Highly recommended! Kevin is a true dog lover and provides and fantastic service.

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John Johnson

14 December 2017

Truly professional and caring service I highly recommend Alun and Barking Mad dog care Cotswolds. 5 Stars

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Jason Killick

21 October 2017

My little Alfie loved his holiday which was professionally organised by Lorna. I even got a photo sent to me of him out on a walk with his host. Would highly recommend

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Richard R Dancy

4 October 2017

Lorna runs a great business and loves animals. My dog Lotti loves her Barking Mad dog holidays and I wouldn't go anywhere else!

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KevinM-205

23 August 2017

Lucy is a dedicated dog lover and offers a very professional service. She carefully matches your dog to one of her loving host families and sends you pictures & updates whilst you are away.

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Bev Newton

18 August 2017

We have been hosts for Barking Mad for a number of years, and love the flexibility of the different dogs we care for, and each of them having their own personalities, Carole is a lovely lady, who takes her responsibilities for other peoples dogs very seriously, and we are always happy to help out where we can. We have met some lovely dogs over the years, and of course have our favourites, but would have no hesitation in recommending Barking Mad as a home from home for your doggies... More...

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Sally Buckley

18 August 2017

Barking Mad is excellent and my 4 legged pal is so well looked after when I am away. He seems to enjoy his holidays as much as I enjoy mine - he is so excited when Carole arrives to pick him up. It is great to know your best friend is happy when you are away More...

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Deidre Holes

30 June 2017

Pepper really enjoys his Barking Mad holidays - he rushes out to the car and is eager to go, with scarcely a look behind at us! He has two more breaks in the pipeline already! More...

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Liz Bridger

29 June 2017

Rosie returned from her holiday yesterday. Huge thanks to Roz for looking after her so well (even letting your feet get licked!!) and to Alun for putting her with Roz and brilliant communication regarding arrangements beforehand. Would have no hesitation in using Barking Mad again or recommending them to anyone. More...

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Lindsay Alden

11 June 2017

I would highly recommend Barking Mad, from the registration with Jo, the collection and delivery by Chris and the fantastic communication from Sharon we have received a wonderful service. Murphy has just had a 2 night trial stay with hosts and is now booked in for when we go on holiday. The photograph and updates whilst he was with the hosts were great and reassuring and the postcard upon his return was a lovely touch too. Murphy came back very calm and happy although exhausted from his eventful holiday. We now have no concerns and will feel at ease when he goes again. Thank you to everyone at Barking Mad. More...

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Mark Brookfield

7 June 2017

Just to say that Pyper  had  a lovely time with her host family over the half term.Please can I ask you to pass on our sincere thanks - it's so good to have the peace of mind of knowing that she's being loved and cared for while we're away.

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Hannah Gullivers

7 June 2017

Jura absolutely loves her holidays with Barking Mad in Manchester. She absolutely hated staying in kennels but having found Barking Mad we can't believe our luck - Jura's the one who thinks she's getting a holiday. She always comes back happy and exhausted giving us even more of a break even when we've returned! I use them every time and would never go anywhere else! More...

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7 June 2017

It's the 5th or 6th time we've used Barking Mad Manchester and I can't believe good it is!! My dog is always placed with a lovely family, giving us peace of mind when we go away. It's a very professional and friendly service and will keep on using it when we need to. My dog always comes home all chilled, relaxed and happy, meaning that he must have had a great time, being well looked after. I would recommend to anyone. More...

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Clare Smith

7 June 2017

Georgie is a dog that needs careful management, Frankie has taken the time to find out about her and ensure her needs can be met when she is on a barking mad holiday. This gives me total peace of mind.Georgie was carefully matched with her hosts and it turned out to be a brilliant experience for her. She also stayed a few days with Frankie which Georgie always enjoys.It was lovely to have updates whilst we were away and I could see how happy Georgie was.I would happily use Barking Mad again and would highly recommend to anyone else. More...

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Charlotte Gupta

7 June 2017

I have every confidence in Mandy. My dogs love her

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Dawn Dean

7 June 2017

Thank you for a great service. Our dog loved his stay whilst we were away and we loved the fact that we got an update to let us know he had settled in ok. Will be using the service again in the future. More...

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Megan Chester

25 May 2017

I have signed up my dog Hamish with barking mad, and i must say the service is absolutely amazing. I knew Hamish was going to have a safe, happy, fun, time away. I would be very happy to send my dog on holiday with Carole again. More...

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Victoria King

25 May 2017

Recommended by a friend I'd been meaning to use Barking Mad for ages as the concept is so brilliant - to send your dog to a family who loves dogs instead of a kennel. The whole process was so easy and my dog had a wonderful time with a lovely couple and met their entire family - I had regular photo updates! I will definitely be using Barking Mad again and would recommend it to everyone! More...

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Jane Barber-Street

25 May 2017

Tina is the most caring happy person, who takes time to get to know you and your dog. Brilliant service, highly recommended!

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Justin Riordan-Jones

25 May 2017

I was extremely impressed with the exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly and courteous staff and how they tried to make things as easy as possible. Highly recommended.

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Gavin Dilley

25 May 2017

Great stay again for our dog Ziggy. He is always well looked after (Long hair fantastically groomed) on his stays and comes back happy and content.

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Phil

25 May 2017

Lovely caring people who took care of my Cocker Spaniel like she was their own. Regular updates and photos - a visit to the vets when she developed cystitis, and a kind lady who slept downstairs with the dog on the first night, because she was unsettled. I can't praise them highly enough!! More...

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Jayne Shawcross

25 May 2017

Fantastic service run by genuinely lovely people - I don't even let my family look after my dogs, but I trust these guy. Lots of experience and always happy to help. I'd be lost without them! More...

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Melik Manolo

25 May 2017

Fantastic. My flight was cancelled and delayed on the date my dogs were due back. Victoria and Stuart kindly re-scheduled a later time for my pups to come back. This cleared one of my worries and as I got back my puppies were brought to me safe and sound. It's the little things that counts. #barkingmadmaidstone #victoria&Stuart More...

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Charles Gunn

25 May 2017

Our collie/retriever cross Tilly had a difficult start to life spending many weeks in rescue, so it was vital for our peace of mind that we could leave her in a home environment that would understand her needs and could cope with a sometimes challenging dog. Kerry could not have been more helpful finding the right hosts and we now have not one but two homes we can send her to where Tilly is completely relaxed and comes home a very happy dog. We would not hesitate to recommend Kerry and the great service we get from Barking Mad. More...

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Christina McEwen

25 May 2017

Kerry and her team have looked after my dog on my occasions, often at short notice. He thrives with the excellent hosts and home environment that they provide. I always know that he is in safe hands but most importantly that he is happy. And that he will come home healthy and ready to pick up his life here. We are very grateful to Kerry and team for their kindness and professionalism. More...

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Amy Heffer

25 May 2017

As a family we have used Barking Mad Staines for a good few years now. From the outset I was reassured our older dog would be thoroughly looked after and totally spoiled! Melissa always goes the extra mile to update us whilst we are away to put our minds at ease. We also love the postcard he comes home with at the end of his holiday letting us know the places he went and a few words from the host he stayed with. More...

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Kate Walsh

25 May 2017

A fantastic alternative to kennels. We have used Barking Mad for 10 years and both our dogs Henry and Lily look forward to Melissa coming to pick them up. Melissa is fantastically supportive and flexible. I would recommend Barking Mad most highly to anyone. More...

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Michael Sheehan

25 May 2017

Having joined Barking Mad Middlesex this year as a host family this has given us the opportunity to have some wonderful times and memories looking after "dogs on holiday". Melissa is very accommodating ensuring that both hosts and their guests are completely comfortable with each other and always on hands for any questions we may have. We would certainly recommend the service both as a host and to dog owners as we always have a great time looking after our guests. More...

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Kelvin Martin

25 May 2017

Melissa is the best thing that has happened to us, we used to take our last dog to kennels, but I was never happy, I knew she was safe, but she seemed very low when she came home. When we got sparky, I saw the Barking mad van and went on the website to see what it was about, I rejoiced that there was an alternative to kennels and registered my interest, Melissa contacted me very quickly and then came around to meet sparky and chat to me, she found we were suitable for home boarding and sparky went for an overnight to see how she got on, she came back, full of beans and happy and Melissa told me that her and the host got on really well, so that was it, after her first holiday, Melissa brought her back and she ran in, wagged her tail at me and ran straight back out and jumped in the car again, she'd had that good a time.Melissa is the perfect person to run barking mad Staines, she is enthusiastic, kind and is totally in love with dogs, if I ever need a last minute booking, she pulls out all the stops for me, bottom line, she really cares that the dogs she places for their holidays are happy and well matched with their host families, I can now go on holiday knowing that Sparky is having as good a time as we are. More...

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Lee dancy

25 May 2017

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish!

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Susan Bond

25 May 2017

We have used Barking Mad a number of times now to care for our dog and have always been extremely happy with the service. It is odd passing your much- loved pet into the hands of a stranger, but Lucy and Paul have gone out of their way to personalise it as much as possible and, with both the host homes that our dog has stayed in, we have felt that they know and understand his needs very well. This is based on the thorough paperwork beforehand, which is reviewed each time, as well as Lucy's skilled pairing of dog with host. We feel confident that our dog is being very well cared for and wholeheartedly recommend Barking Mad to others. S and G More...

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Chris Hunt

25 May 2017

Always reliable pick up and drop off service. Friendly service with great hosts who provide a "second home". We never worry about our dog whilst we're away. We know she'll be looked after by the hosts as well as we would and we get youtube videos to prove it, which is very reassuring when you're a long way away. More...

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Anne Noon

25 May 2017

We required urgent dog care due to a bereavement. Lucy and Paul were very efficient and quickly had everything in place for our dog Stewart. He had a wonderful time and the photos we received whilst away were very reassuring as was the written feedback we were given when Stewart was returned. We would have no hesitation in recommending Barking Mad and would like to thank Lucy and Paul for all their help and support. More...

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Kay Dawson

25 May 2017

We used Barking Mad for the first time last weekend. We found the service very professional and thorough. Our Westie Mac was only 14 weeks old and we didn't want to put him in kennels. Sue housed him with a lovely couple who looked after him brilliantly. It was lovely to receive reassurance that he had settled well and the photos we were sent certainly reinforced that he was home from home. We will definitely be using Barking Mad in the future and would certainly recommend their services. The peace of mind that your pet is being looked after by loving and like minded animal lovers is priceless. More...

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Faye Carruthers

25 May 2017

Jakki and Trudi provide an excellent and very caring service. They ensure my dog has a happy holiday which is a big weight off my mind.

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Zander Sweeney

25 May 2017

Alison is very professional and shows a remarkable love for dogs, I always have peace of mind knowing that my pup will be in safe hands when she's finding him a host family. He had so much fun last time! Recommend BM to anyone who is going away on holiday and want to make sure their dog is well looked after somewhere that isn't a kennel x More...

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helen lucy hassett

25 May 2017

Wonderful holiday experience for my dog and 5* service from Rebecca. Thank you!

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Louise Dalton

25 May 2017

I have used Barking Mad Bolton now for a number of years. I would never use anyone else. Rebecca is so friendly and professional and always finds a lovely host to look after our Ladrador Sam. We go away on holiday knowing that our dog is in safe hands and look forward to the daily pictures & emails. We would highly recommend this service to our family & friends. More...

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RACHEL STEWART

25 May 2017

Fabulous service if you need dog home boarding/ pet sitting. Your dog is looked after by a lovely host family. No worries and hassle free!

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Louise Barnes

25 May 2017

I would highly recommend this service. It gave us peace of mind when leaving our labrador while we were on our holidays. Knowing she was with a fantastic host and was going to get the same love and attention she gets at home was a hugh relief. We looked forward to the daily emails and pictures. More...

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Russ Hodgkiss

25 May 2017

Barking Mad was recommended to us by our neighbour and they were fantastic! We were naturally anxious about leaving Billy, but felt totally at ease knowing he was with Rebecca and her team. We received texts and photos whilst we were away, and will be using barking mad every time we go away.... can’t recommend them enough!! Absolute peace of mind More...

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Nathan sK

25 May 2017

Great service, our dog benji had a better holiday than we did. Would not hesitate to recommend.

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Suzanne Merrick

25 May 2017

My cocker spaniel had a lovely holiday with barking mad. Rebecca was lovely and put us at ease as we were apprehensive about leaving her. Loved all the pictures and text messages we received whilst away, really great service and I would definitely recommend Rebecca and her team at Barking Mad Bolton. More...

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Jennifer Yahia

25 May 2017

Jeannie is a lovely lady, she placed my beloved dogs with wonderful host's who looked after them as there own. I decided to become a host my self now and I love it in fact I fell in love with one particular dog and fingers crossed I will look after her again sometime this year. Barking Mad is everything you could want for your beloved dogs. More...

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Clive Peacock

25 May 2017

Our beloved dog Olly had a great holiday with the hosts that Jeannie and Amanda matched for him, he came back so relaxed. We've already booked his next holiday. I would recommend this service to anyone and I'm so glad I found Barking Mad. Thank you Jeannie and Amanda, I know you went the extra mile when we forgot Olly's favourite raw hide chews and you picked up some on the way to his holiday, I noticed in the picture you sent me :-) More...

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Justine Pavey

25 May 2017

I've really enjoyed being a host for Barking Mad. I've looked after a number of lovely dogs now and they have all been very well behaved! The support from the Barking Mad team was brilliant and everything went very smoothly. I can't wait for my next doggie visit! More...

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Malvina F

25 May 2017

Jeannie, Amanda and their team are fantastic. They took care of everything and made it much easier for us to leave our welsh terrier when we went away. She loved her holiday with her doggy carer Carole and came home happy and relaxed. She was pleased to see us but we could tell she'd been looked after and cared for so well. Thank you Barking Mad. We will be using you every time and can definitely recommend to others More...

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Angela Street

25 May 2017

Barking Mad has been really great for our spaniel Rusty. The service is fantastic, and he always has a wonderful time with his hosts. As one of life's great worriers, I find this service is brilliant as we can go away knowing our boy is having a holiday too and it is so reassuring! Thank you Barking Mad team! More...

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David Williamson

25 May 2017

We are very particular about where our dog stays when he's not with us. We've tried kennels, dog sitters etc but none compare with Barking Mad. He always comes home with a spring in his step, a wagging tail and totally unstressed. Caroline and Jennifer always ensure that the hosts who look after him understand his needs and temperament. I couldn't recommend them highly enough. More...

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Christos Pritsas

25 May 2017

Great service, great peace of mind. Our little girl comes home happy and relaxed.., everytime!!

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kika fbi

25 May 2017

Such outstanding service. So glad they came up with this idea... For the first time I felt relaxed about leaving my Thiago while I was on holiday. And the peace of mind of knowing I was leaving him with Dannii who is a registered veterinary surgeon was just invaluable. Definitely going to use them again! More...

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Luke Audus

25 May 2017

Fantastic company with quality service and extremely trustworthy. Would recommend to anyone looking for a alternative to traditional kennels or sitters. Thankyou!

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Felicity Porritt

25 May 2017

My dogs have know. Alex since they were puppies and had their first stay at Barking Mad. Whenever Alex comes to pick them up for their 'holiday' they are so excited, jump in her car and never look back. They've stayed with several host families and always come back happy and well. Couldn't recommend Barking Mad Newark more highly. More...

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Clare Marie

25 May 2017

Couldn't ask for more!Alex at Barking Mad was brilliant - she clearly is mad (in a good way!) about dogs and l was reassured by her calm professionalism that my terrier maxie would be well cared for. It meant l could enjoy my holiday with the peace of mind knowing he was in good hands, and l really appreciated getting the photos and updates. Highly recommend, will def use again! More...

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Laura Crewes

25 May 2017

Top notch service. Leaving my woof, Harry, behind so I can run off into the sunset was a hard decision for me. Knowing he was in the very competent hands with a seemless service from my front door into a caring family could not have put my mind at rest more. Was so nice to get a picture of him whilst I was away too. Can not recommend more! More...

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Bharat Jashanmal

25 May 2017

Our dog, Uno (a Jack Russel) was I believe, Alun's first customer, and given therefore how satisfied my wife and I (and indeed Uno) have beed with both the excellent service provided by Alun, and the care and attention given to Uno (who much like most Jack Russel's) is quite highly strung, by his hosts, we have been loyal customers of Uno and Barking Mad!

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Bpj Skoot

25 May 2017

Alun & his hosts have been absolutely fantastic with our 5 lb Chihuahua, Cooper. As most dog lovers could imagine, we were quite reluctant to leave him even with family, however after meeting Alun several times for test runs leading up to our big holiday, he put our minds and hearts at rest. Travelling across the Atlantic several times per year as well as taking other short family holidays abroad has always been our norm, however since getting our puppy 17 months ago, we had to change with way we lived, until meeting Alun. The trust and care which Alun and his hosts have built with our family has only strengthened the fact that we would not leave Cooper with anyone else except for Barking Mad. The great care Alun's hosts give to Cooper is even better than leaving him with family. Cooper gets regular walks, sleeps in his hosts beds and has the most amazing holiday when staying in the Cotswolds with Alun's team. Copper comes back to us as a well adjusted and very happy little dog. Wonderful Company, Wonderful Service, an all around great experience for our very much loved Cooper and for us. Thank you Alun for allowing our family to travel again. More...

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Jo Summers

25 May 2017

We are quite new to Barking Mad but everything about this service has been fantastic so far. Alun was very thorough with taking all the details of our elderly Staffie Peanut, not even flinching at her likes and dislikes! It's always a bit of a worry leaving your dog with a new sitter for the first time, but with Barking Mad everything is very well organised and you are left with no worries at all. The system of collecting and returning your dog is great, less stress for everyone. We received a picture of Peanut while she was away to show how she was getting on and a postcard report when she returned. We have no doubts that she was very well cared for and all her usual routines continued while she was away. Peanut has a couple of stays booked over the next couple of months and we look forward to using Barking Mad again in the future. More...

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Paul johnson

25 May 2017

We have been using Barking Mad for many years now and always find Alun courteous and on time ,our dog Roxy even sits by the window waiting and runs to get in the car ready to go on her holiday,and we are totally relaxed as we know she is in safe and caring hands..We also get text and pictures confirming she is ok,and a nice postcard on return telling us about her holiday.Having used Alun on multiple occasions over the last 3 years,we can highly recommend Barking Mad and would not dream of going anywhere else. More...

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Ali Swinburne

25 May 2017

Our dog loves Alun and trots off with him as happy as can be. We feel confident that he is in the safest hands and that is so reassuring when you are holidaying abroad. This year he is returning to the same host family as before so we can relax knowing that he will be well cared for and will enjoy his holiday too! More...

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Shan Smythe

25 May 2017

We found Barking Mad after we realised that our 13-month old cockerpoo Paddy had been unhappy and very unsettled during a short stay in kennels.From start to finish the Barking Mad experience was excellent, and so well thought out. Alun came to our home and took time to meet Paddy and understand his routine and needs, and managed at short notice to find a perfect match for our energetic, playful and affectionate dog. An update with a picture to show us that he had settled in with his host Sharon, and the knowledge that Alun would be in touch should there be any problems meant that we were able to really relax and enjoy our holiday relatively guilt-free. Welcoming home Paddy was fantastic - he bounded in to our home a very happy boy indeed, accompanied by a hand-written postcard from Sharon telling us all his holiday news.Thank you Alun and host Sharon for giving us all a great holiday - and we look forward to the next one! More...

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Alison Parker

25 May 2017

I have been a host for Barking Mad for over a year now - I love looking after such a variety of dogs. All of them have been so well behaved and are a credit to their owners.All the dogs I have had have been on a trial with either Alun or an experienced host so I know every dog I get is going to be a pleasure to have around the house.I would love my own dog but I'm afraid they are too much of a tie right now so hosting means I get a dog when it suits me and of course I spoil them rotten for their holiday :) More...

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Jill Valentine

25 May 2017

Our Lucas Terrier Stanley has now had three holidays with Barking Mad and all have been very happy experiences.Everything is extremely well organised - Alun arranges the pick-up and return with great efficiency and no fuss.For the dogs it is a great comfort that all their essential equipment - food, bedding, grooming tools and , crucially, toys go with them to ensure minimum disruption to their routine.For the owners it is a joy to receive a text or e/mail from Alun the following day - often containing a reassuring photo - telling how well your cherished pet has settled. For me that is a guarantee of a happy, relaxed holiday! Stanley arrived home in fine fettle, completely unfazed by the whole experience.I would recommend the Barking Mad service to anyone. And indeed I have! More...

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Sara Henderson

25 May 2017

Im a host for barking mad,i love haveing dogs come n stay with me and my family with out the comitmant of a full time dog! All dogs are suited to my family life and every single one of them have been georgus,i highly recomend barking mad to anybody,with the fabulous jane n laura u will be part of the family,i love doing what i do thanks barking mad for makeing me feel so welcome xx More...

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Karen Feneley

25 May 2017

Very rewarding being a host for Barking Mad. Jane and Laura are obviously passionate about the venture and inspire that passion in others.

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Kelly Munt

25 May 2017

Kind caring people would be happy leaving any of my pets( and children) lol in there care well done business really is doing great xxx

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Kevin Parsons

25 May 2017

Jane is a so professional and she really does show genuine love for dogs and nothing is to much trouble and to find somebody so reliable these days is something special as is Janes service use nobody else

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Damien Tierra

25 May 2017

Great service from genuine dog lovers you can trust. Jane and Laura do everything to give your dog a superb holiday. Also great hosts as Bruno always comes back happy

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Suzanne Blyth

25 May 2017

I wouldn't trust my dog to anyone else. Jane and Laura work tirelessly to ensure all of the dogs are treasured and loved as if they were at home. Whirley loves her Barking Mad holidays which means we can enjoy ours. More...

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Rachel Nolan

25 May 2017

My little chi stayed with Barking Mad Chichester many times last year, including long term stays of around 6-8 weeks at a time. Jane and her team are wonderful, and their experience and absolute love for their job and for the dogs in their care is second to none. More...

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Eloise Newman

25 May 2017

I don't normally let someone else look after my pups but I needed to as I was going to be away from them a lot longer than normal, so I contacted Jane. She said that she had the right person for my pups needs, especially my rescue staffie that has anxiety issues. When I got back, the pups were very calm and settled.I would certainly use Barking Mad Chichester again. Jane and her sitters are loving and caring towards their four-legged clients. More...

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Jane Billings

25 May 2017

Been using Claire for years for our Yorkie Tilly. Always excited to go and comes back happy and healthy with her letter from her host about her holidays. Gives us peace of mind when we go away! Fab service. More...

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James Smith

25 May 2017

Having never left our boy Charlie before, we were a little nervous. However we received great service from Claire at Barking Mad. Charlie came back happy and healthy and with his postcard and photo's. It was like he hadn't missed us one bit! Charlie has been on his holiday's twice more since and we will definitely be using Barking Mad again. We can go away with peace of mind now. More...

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Becks Lou

25 May 2017

First Class care for adorable pets!I really do not like having to be away from my little pooch, but sometimes work commitments mean I have no choice; so I was super-excited to find out about Barking Mad. Kevin and the host families provide a 'home-from-home' environment for my little pooch to relax and be pampered just as she would be at home. This is invaluable to me as it means I can be confident and happy that she is safe and loved while I'm not there. Kevin and his team arrange pick up from home and drop off, at times to suit me, and my little pooch cannot wait to go on her holidays and considers them her extended family. I would consider the level of care provided by Kevin and the Barking Mad host families as first class and recommend them to any dog owner wanting peace of mind whilst away from home. More...

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Christine brakewell

25 May 2017

five star service highly reccomended

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Hazel Dale

25 May 2017

Freddy yet again had a wonderful few days away with his hosts Jeff and Frances, Kevin from Barking mad, makes you feel so confident and at ease that your dog is in good hands and you know will have a great time.From 'pick up' to 'drop off' very well organised and professional. The photos and postcard from your pet and hosts have a lovely personal touch, letting you know what they've been up to.Highly recommend, will be booking another holiday for Freddy soon More...

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Faye Carruthers

25 May 2017

Craig provides an excellent and very caring service. He ensures my dog has a happy holiday which is a big weight off my mind.

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equine interventions south west louise

25 May 2017

I have nothing but praise for barking mad. They have always gone above and beyond, even helping me out very last minute in an emergency situation. over the last couple of years my dogs have loved their time away and have been treated as one of the family. This is vital with having a bull terrier as they love people and cuddles. She comes back very happy and tail waggy. More...

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Laura Crewes

25 May 2017

I have used Claire's barking mad service a couple of times now and it is given me the peace of mind to go away more often without feeling guilty about leaving him behind. Really well organised and extremely good value for money. Overall hard to fault! More...

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Clare Marie

25 May 2017

Really like the Barking Mad service - my terrier Maxie always enjoys his "holidays" and l have the peace of mind knowing that he is in good hands. Will use every time l go away and recommend to all dog owners - especially if your dog (or you) are on the nervous side and don't want to use a kennel. More...

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Fiona Miller

3 May 2017

I'm lucky enough to be working for Jeannie and Amanda so know the amount of time and care they put into getting the right host for each and every dog. I am also the proud owner of Wee Mac, who is a 12 year old, blind lab with skin conditions. He has been on a couple of Barking Mad holidays and has thoroughly enjoyed each one. If you have a dog with 'special needs' you can be assured that he/she will go to an experienced host who can attend to their every need, medication at right times and also able to look out for any flare ups that occur. Barking Mad can also be contacted 24 hours a day should the host have any queries. In the past I've used kennels but you would be Barking Mad not to give us a try. More...

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Frances Raymond

22 April 2017

Maisie always has a brilliant time on her holidays with Barking Mad. She has stayed with several different hosts and we have been delighted with her care at all times. Carole is always friendly, efficient and professional and Maisie is always so excited to go off in the car with her. An altogether very positive experience for all concerned! More...

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Sybil Noorden

3 March 2017

I have been looking for proper dog care now since I moved into the area three years ago. And then I called Barking Mad. My Rosie is absolutely tied to my apron strings and I was emotional the first time Carole came to take her. But seeing Rosie come hope so happy, I knew she was well looked after. Carole is lovely and caring and has a genuine love for what she does. What a find! Love you Carole and love Barking Mad! More...

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Fiona Swain

19 November 2016

Our dog is treated like royalty and is looked after so well. Having a rescue dog we where very worried about leaving him, but he loves it. Great service.

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Christine Starkey

7 November 2016

It was my first time using barking mad ,and I must say I was really Impressed, Carole was so friendly and professional,which gave me peace of mind ,leaving my dog Oscar in her hands ,I would highly recommend them ,thanks Carole . Mrs Chris Starkey

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Elizabeth Coe

16 October 2016

We held a charity event yesterday in aid of the dogs rescued from the Yulin festival in China. Alison Parker contacted me and offered to help with the event. She was amazing, worked nonstop for hours. What a lovely, dedicated, caring person she is. I've adopted a dog from China and I will definitely leave him with Alison whenever I need him looked after. She so obviously loves dogs. More...

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Lynn Barrett

12 September 2016

First time using Carole for my Bailey. Once I filled her car up with all his "stuff" there was just enough room for the dog! Carole is so lovely and in tune with the dogs and their owners. I was very nervous about letting him go but that's my apron strings more than anything. Nothing to worry about - Bailey had a wonderful time and his sitter thought he was adorable - although he did snore rather loudly! Thanks Barking Mad - what a thoroughly satisfying job! More...

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Ian Brown

7 June 2016

I have a Westie that needs a bit more care due to dietary requirements and was worried about leaving Max. There was no need, Max came home very happy and healthy from his holiday. I can not thank Frankie enough for her time and patience. I now can book holidays and know that Max will be well looked after. More...

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Mary Kirby

7 June 2016

Simply Brilliant!!!! From start to finish i had peace of mind! Frankie was brilliant with Axwell! Axwell came back relaxed and i could tell she had had a fantastic holiday! wouldn't take Axwell anywhere else from now on! Recommended Frankie to all my friends! More...

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Alison Af

7 June 2016

Our own holidays are so much more enjoyable and relaxing now we know our Cocker Spaniel Shadow is being well looked after and having a brilliant holiday too with Barking Mad. Frankie was really helpful and listened to all our special requests and placed Shadow with a wonderful host family who loved him nearly as much as we do! We thoroughly recommend Barking Mad Manchester. More...

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Helen Van Dorssen

29 May 2016

Our Cairn Terrier Stix is very well looked after through Barking Mad and we would highly recommend. He has come home happy and bouncy. helen

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Sarah Wood

25 May 2016

I own a much loved aged spaniel and Barking Mad has been super for him. Bertie has been matched to some lovely hosts who have cared for him so well and spoiled him just as he is at home. The service is excellent, the team are lovely and efficient and I now go on holiday safe in the knowledge that Bertie is well taken care off and having a great time. Barking Mad has also been superb when we have had emergencies stepping in at the last moment when family illness has demanded an almost immediate service. I have never been let down a terrific service. More...

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Andrew Lee

25 May 2016

Very professional and reassuring service. Friendly and kind people who made our last holiday a relaxing and enjoyable experience...for all of us! Would recommend them highly and recommend the whole process as a better alternative to a kennel stay. More...

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25 May 2016

"Thank you very much for the photos. It was great to see Nelly on her holiday!Thank you very much for arranging Nelly’s holiday home, it worked really well and we were delighted with the service.Can you please pass on my sincere thanks to Margaret for taking such great care of Nelly. She looked very well and happy when we returned. We loved the postcard!Nelly is looking forward to seeing Margaret again in May" More...

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Susan Stamp

25 May 2016

Excellent dog grooming service by Fiona!

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Raymond Carrick

25 May 2016

I highly recommend Barking mad it was our 1st time leaving our Ollie with Barking mad ,He came back to us so happy and he eats from a bowl we tried many a time to get him to eat from a bowl and in one week leaving him with Barking mad he is doing so.Very friendly i cannot thank them and the carers enough .We will definitely be using them again. More...

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Kay Hall

6 April 2016

Really excellent service from Barking Mad when we had our lovely old dog. Sadly he is no longer with us, but we are getting our doggy fix by being hosts and enjoying the company of some brilliant guests. Thanks Sharon

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Linda Gooch

28 November 2015

Brilliant service and my little girl is always happy when she comes home can't ask for more.

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philip johns

26 May 2015

Fabulous family business run by lovely people. Excellent professional service. I could not rate it more highly.

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Barking Mad Cleveland, Teesside & Darlington

26 May 2015

This is our first time with Barking Mad, and we found Tracy extremely professional, friendly and helpful. Tracy matched our dog with Carl and we felt very reassured and relaxed during our time away. We shall definitely use Barking Mad again and are happy to recommend their services.Posted by: Carole & Craig on 22nd Jul, 2014 More...

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Jacqui Kirby

26 May 2015

I have always been really pleased with the service that I have got with Barking Mad our dog is always well cared for, we have never been let down by them I would recommend them to anyone, I could not put my boys in a kennel so it is perfect they get a holiday and we do not have to worry. When I get my older boys stuff ready to go he is at the window waiting then when they arrive he lets us know and can't get to the car fast enough. Thank you Barking Mad for making it easy for us. Jacqui & Steve Kirby More...

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Ali Tinker

26 May 2015

Brilliant service. My 1 year old Westie had never been left anywhere before and he is a bit of scamp (He likes to escape).Alex was brilliant and our little dog had a wonderful 2 weeks away. They are efficient and thoughtful and very reassuring - what they say is what you get and what happens.I was so worried about leaving Brodie but I will use Barking Mad every time. More...

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Marydid Saunders

31 July 2013

I love to travel but I hate leaving my cats behind. Bringing them here to this pet care store while I am away, gives me such peace of mind. I know that not only my cats are being cared for but that they are having more time to play than usual. More...