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Barking Mad (Taunton)

Honiton, Devon

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Barking Mad (Taunton)

Honiton, Devon

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I
2 September 2019

Dixie has been with lovely host Carole , who loved having her . Dixie was obviously well taken care of , and I can recommend Barking Mad to any dog owners out there who want quality care for their pooches . Brad , Jonny and Karen are all so good picking up and dropping off Dixie . After a wee walk she is chilling out at home again . Thanks to you all . Isabel x More...

A
19 August 2019

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

R
19 August 2019

Highly recommended Barking Mad, fantastic service. Why put your dog in Kennels, when they can go to a good home. Max was walked three times a day, went to dog groups to play with other dogs. Sent photos of him playing, relaxing, enjoying his hols. He was picked up from house, and brought home as well. Fantastic service. More...

D
18 August 2019

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

N
18 August 2019

my boy just came back from his holiday with Roz and Tony.....and again he would rather be with them than me.. love that they send me pictures of him having fun and they treat him like one of the family...thank you Annette and Kevin. x

R
17 August 2019

Thank you so much to Barking mad for their very kind donation of a fantastic hamper at this years Ingham fete

P
10 August 2019

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Our dog is so well looked after when she stays with host family and returns home full of beans!

A
10 August 2019

currently friendly and supported for dogs and people

J
7 August 2019

our Bolognese baby just had his first holiday with barking mad and we were so pleased to receive messages& photos to reassure us he had settled in well . this helped us relax and enjoy our time away..he was collected& returned to us at planned times and he's been behaving impeccably since his return.hes lovely and calm and we know he's happy and been well looked after.so thank you to everyone at barking mad .ps.weve already booked buddy another holiday.thanks again.x More...

C
5 August 2019

got my boy back today thanks for taking care of him and hosting him with sue you do a great job keep the good work up

P
29 July 2019

We have always used Barking Mad, Cotswolds, for our cocker spaniel, Dexter, whenever we go on holiday and we've always been completely delighted with it. Recently, we have needed dog home boarding for Dexter whilst we've been staying in the Newcastle area visiting our son. I didn't know what to do at first and then realised that there would be a branch of Barking Mad in Newcastle too. I spoke to Carrie, the Newcastle Manager, who was extremely helpful and booked Dexter in with a lovely couple. Dexter has stayed there on two occasions now and been extremely happy. What's great is that all Dexter's details are on the central database so Carrie had all his information, which was very reassuring. And again, there was the same consistent high standard of service that I always get from the Cotswold branch. Thank you Barking Mad - always a very consistent, high standard More...

D
28 July 2019

Noah has gone to Barking mad for last few years, i have peace of mind knowing he is well looked after wouldnt send him anywhere else

C
24 July 2019

Awesome idea and run superbly

M
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...

N
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

E
16 July 2019

Barking mad are brilliant! I am a dog owner that feels like I have a child, and Melissa did an excellent job of making me feel at complete ease about leaving my adorable pooch, who often suffers from separation anxiety! Melissa spends a lot of time getting to know both dog and owner in order to make the perfect match to a host, and that's exactly what she did. It's a lovely added touch to receive a photo and a message to know that they are settled too. The host profiles really help to make the owner feel as though they know who their pooch is going too. Carrie is also very lovely, and was very patient when we were running behind the scheduled pick up time. Our pooch returned a very happy one! Barking Mad are also excellent at making sure their hosts are suitable. My nan was a host for them and loved every minute of it. Melissa was always on hand if needed, but my nan was given all the necessary information in order to treat each and every dog like the prince/princess you want them to be treated as. I would thoroughly recommend both using Barking Mad, and working with them if you love the company of a dog but don't have your own. More...

J
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...

C
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...

J
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...

G
8 July 2019

Jock and Scamp love coming on their holibobs I can go away worry free xx

K
2 July 2019

Just love Jacqui & Colin so devoted to putting your dogs needs first Our Rosie & Poppy love there trips away & come back so so happy I think they would prefer to stay with you all at barking mad Thank you X

J
2 July 2019

I have used Barking Mad for the first time and my Lab Biscuit has had a lovely time, Andrea made it so easy easy for us. I will definitely be using them again. Thank you to the host for looking after him so well. Happy dog, happy owner. More...

C
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...

P
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...

L
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...

H
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...

R
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...

C
30 June 2019

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

J
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...

E
27 June 2019

Simple the Best Wouldn't put Maka anywhere elsexx

G
24 June 2019

We get to care for some wonderful dogs, while the owners are away. Always well organised, nice animals, Melissa and her girls are so reliable

J
23 June 2019

Our dog ‘Meg’ has been looked after by Barking Mad for several years now, her prime carer is Joyce who Meg loves very much. As soon as Ian turns up to collect Meg she cannot wait to get out the door as she knows she’s going ‘home’ to Joyce. This gives us enormous peace of mind just knowing how happy they both are together. On her recent short stay Meg was picked up by Ian and brought to the wedding venue of my son, of course she played to the crowd, thoroughly enjoyed all the photographs being taken of her and Ian looked after her so well. I cannot praise Barking Mad enough it’s the only way I could go away just knowing Meg is so happy and well looked after. More...

J
21 June 2019

Barney always enjoys and loves his stays with Barking Mad and their sitters. He’s with been staying with BM since he was a puppy. Thank you for looking after my boy when he’s with you. More...

A
16 June 2019

highly recommend this team

M
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...

C
1 June 2019

We are hosts for Barking Mad. For those thinking of using the service I thought I would say a few words to reassure you. We are hosts because we don’t have a dog ourselves as we work full time. We love the company, making a real fuss over the dog (replaces our grown up kids), if the dogs a good walker that’s great as we take them out to the Peak District or local walks we know. They have a great garden to use and actually have their own holiday. Nic is excellent at placing the dogs in the right homes where both the hosts and the dogs have fun More...

L
30 May 2019

My German Shepherd has just returned from another holiday with Barking Mad. I would like to thank Skelly and Wendy for taking good care of her once again. It’s great to know that Skye is having fun and enjoying herself while we are away. I love the poems and photos that you sent. If you’re looking for doggy care while you’re away I would certainly recommend Barking Mad. More...

J
30 May 2019

love care and wellbeeing of animals

C
29 May 2019

I recently used Barking Mad for the first time & it’s the best thing I did. I was worried about leaving my Shiba Inu at first as I have never left her with anyone apart from family before but she had a wonderful time with her hosts, she came back full of life, happy & healthy. I had regular updates which included text messages & photographs which instantly put my mind at ease. It’s safe to say I can now go on holiday & relax knowing my little girl is well looked after, I highly recommend Barking Mad More...

K
27 May 2019

Just been away for a few days and lovely knowing my little girl was being looked after. She came home today very happy albeit very tired must have had a good few walks. Thank You

L
26 May 2019

Absolutely brilliant. Kathryn is lovely and thank you so much for finding Alfie a lovely holiday home while we got married. He has come home so relaxed, it’s like he’s never been away. (Which is a huge relief). Will definitely be in touch if we ever need care for him again x More...

K
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...

D
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,

J
18 May 2019

Got my little soul mate back today after a lovely stay with Peter and Janice. He’s really happy and well and playing with his toys. (Thank you Janice for repairing them for Max. ) Thank you Jacqui a brilliant caring service a very contented dachshund and owner. X See you in September. More...

K
14 May 2019

The care of dogs is their priority

L
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...

L
3 May 2019

When we registered and we met Melissa ,we knew we could have complete confidence in her selection of host family. She is such a genuinely caring,lovely person with the dogs needs coming first. Our dog had her first Barking Mad holiday last weekend. Carrie collected her, who was also just as lovely, she sent us a message ,with photos,just after our dog arrived with the family. They made us laugh at how much fun she was having already. Our dog came back so relaxed and happy from her holiday. She tried to follow Carrie out of the door ! The host family were obviously amazing with her and she will be looking forward to her next visit soon. More...

D
30 April 2019

Gd with dogs

P
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...

D
25 April 2019

Our dog has just had another lovely stay with his Barking Mad host. Thank you so much for caring for him.

S
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...

L
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...

S
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...

J
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...

M
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...

J
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.

A
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...

P
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...

P
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...

R
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...

N
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.

S
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...

M
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...

A
11 April 2019

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

Z
11 April 2019

We’ve been using barking mad for 7 years now. Couldn’t leave our fur babies with anyone else. Lovely feeling when we go on holidays to know they are being just as loved and spoilt as they are at home. Our eldest dog is hilarious to watch trying to climb into the back of the car when they are collected. They don’t even look back as they are driven off. More...

D
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...

D
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...

E
27 March 2019

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

H
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

R
22 March 2019

Melissa and her team are absolutely amazing! We’re a host family with 2 little boys and because we travel a lot, we can’t have a dog at the moment but we LOVE taking care of any dogs when families holiday away. ... and to know that Melissa and her team are there 24/7, nothing will ever go wrong! You’re on a happy holiday and so is your beloved pup!!!! More...

R
20 March 2019

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

H
3 March 2019

Barney and Flossie just returned from another lovely holiday with Barking Mad hosts, Carole and Fred. We were a little concerned about Barney as he was waiting for an operation on a cruciate ligament and therefore on medication and restricted exercise. But there was no need. Carrie made sure she was fully updated on Barneys needs and the hosts were very attentive to those needs. Our other dog, Flossie was walked separately. We were and are, so grateful that the hosts took the extra time and effort to do this. Barney and Flossie came back happy and relaxed. For us, having total confidence in the high standard of dog boarding provided by Carrie and her hosts, means such a lot. I have no hesitation in recommending this excellent service. More...

D
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...

Z
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...

A
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...

C
18 February 2019

Melissa and her wonderful Barking Mad Dog Care business are fab. I trust Melissa implicitly with my little dog’s holidays and am confident in knowing he’ll be with the right host family for him. I also host dogs on their holidays which Monty and I love. He loves having other dogs to visit and Melissa ensures we are matched with the right dog for us. This means we all have a great time and actively look forward to our host dogs visits. We know Melissa is on hand if there is any issue and that takes all the worry away so I can relax and give our four legged visitor a special holiday full of fun and walks and trips and love. If you’re thinking of hosting do get in touch with Melissa. You’ll be glad you did ☺️ More...

L
14 February 2019

I couldn’t recommend Barking Mad enough. They were brilliant at making sure our boxer dog Sonny went to the right hosts. They ensured all questions were asked in terms of Sonny’s needs which matched the needs of the hosts. They couldn’t do enough for us. We had pictures sent whilst away and Sonny came back clean, happy and healthy. The hosts wrote a lovely postcard which told us all what Sonny had been upto. Thank you, and Sonny will most defiantly be looked after by Barking Mad on our next holiday. More...

S
13 February 2019

My mum has looked after several dogs and absolutely loves the company

L
12 February 2019

After looking round kennels and speaking to boarding houses we were struggling to find somewhere for our puppy Australian Shepherd to go while we went on a short trip. We wanted somewhere he’d be entertained, loved and get lots of fun and games - Barking Mad was the perfect solution. We also receive pictures to assure us he has settled and some updates during his trip. Both times he’s come home happy - such a relief! Thanks Nicola More...

C
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...

G
31 January 2019

A quite amazing service and BM are as much part of my wee Flora’s holiday as me. Wouldn’t use anyone else!

S
19 January 2019

A huge thank you to Jenifer, Carolyn and Terry of Barking Mad, Southwest. Had my dogs booked away for one week whilst having building work done. Due to a few issues, the work ran over time. At very short notice, the team sorted out a further week with the same host to save any stress on the dogs. They stayed with Sarah and her lovely dog Holly. They always have a fantastic time with her. I'm so grateful for the South West team for helping out with what was a bit of stressful time. More...

S
18 January 2019

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

B
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...

D
11 January 2019

Everyone wins, the dog has a lovely time, the owners don’t need to worry, the hosts get lots of doggy love ❤️

J
10 January 2019

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

C
10 January 2019

Thank you to Tracy and the wonderful hosts who have looked after my Elsa recently and last year. .your dedication and love is much appreciated ☺

J
8 January 2019

Our Peace of Mind.

N
6 January 2019

We’ve been using Barking Mad for around two years now and I can’t recommend them highly enough. I never stress about our doggy going to their host families and we have been lucky enough to usually get the same family so he is familiar with them and their home. He happily jumps into Jane’s van when she arrives to pick him up. The communication is excellent, both before and during the stay and it’s testament to them that my anxiety about leaving him when we go away has totally gone. I wouldn’t consider using anyone else and we are so grateful to the host families for looking after our Buddy just like their own ❤️ More...

A
3 January 2019

I started to use Barking Mad when Chance was only young. Whenever we aren’t able to take him on holiday with us we always use Barking Mad. Him being happy and kept in his routine is important to us. He always comes home happy and healthy. Thank you Barking Mad for your continued fantastic service! More...

Y
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.

A
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...

S
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!

J
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.

T
22 December 2018

hi my name is tina i have a cronic eye condition which stops me taking my dog out barking mad came to missys rescue and took her out for a run didnt even charge me truly lovely people please supporr there buisiness thanks again love missy and Tina x

T
17 December 2018

We decided to try a taster session with Barking Mad for our 18 month old working cocker spaniel called Thomas. We were very nervous at the prospect of being parted from him, as he is a sensitive dog who needs lots of excersize and is rarely left alone. From the initial meeting with Carrie, we were instantly put at ease with her professionalism, patience and the care taken to find the right host family. It was obvious that Carrie cares deeply to make it work and is a dog lover herself. When Ian collected Thomas for his taster, We were still nervous, However, Ian was also full of knowledgable hints and tips and was personable and caring and most of all Thomas loved him. Thomas has just been returned back to us, Safe, happy and shattered from the abundence of long river and woodland walks evident from the stream of video clips and photos we recieved during his stay. From the first videos recieved, We could tell Thomas was in experienced loving hands and I cant thank our hosts Wendy and John enough for their care of Tom . We know all to well how much of a responibility it is looking after someone else's dog. Needless to say, Tom has been booked in for his next holiday with total confidence in Barking mad. More...

J
16 December 2018

A real home from home for your doggies. Mine loves his holidays, and the care and attention is first rate. Thank you Barking Mad and your hosts. This postcard made my day. ❤️

D
16 December 2018

I've always used Barking Mad , our Reggie laways comes back happy and i always have peace of mind while im away knowing he is taken care off.

C
11 December 2018

Albie has had another holiday with Barking Mad can't praise them enough he loves the hosts he goes with I am so relaxed leaving him knowing he is looked after so well

N
10 December 2018

im not convinced Boycey was happy coming home to us today lol he had such fun and even met santa I have to say this is twice i have needed emergency dog care and Jakki and the team have saved the day - thank you Boycey has always been well looked after and I never had an issue. Brilliant, professional dog loving company More...

H
26 November 2018

Thank you so much for taking such good care of Denzel. He had a lovely few days away, and we had a lovely few days not worrying about him at all. 5*

J
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...

J
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...

A
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...

D
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...

B
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...

E
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.

S
21 November 2018

Cosmo has now been on his hols with Barking Mad about ten times. We can not recommend Amy & Naomi enough for their love care and attention. Spot on and Cosmo loves you both as much as your wonderful hosts. Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ More...

S
19 November 2018

My two boys returned home today, after having a wonderful holiday with Barking mad. They were as happy as ever, showing no signs of stress or upset. They stayed with Jakki and Trudi and there fur babies. This company is a 5* service, from start to finish. I would highly recommend this company, we got regular updates and photos and you can relax knowing that they are with wonderful dedicated, caring people, who love animals. Thank you very much Jakki & Trudi xx More...

S
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

C
8 November 2018

Ellie just back from her BM holiday. She is fit and fine. Lovely pics of her sent while I was away. Her lovely host wrote a card saying how great she had been and what she had been doing. Can’t recommend enough. Thank you Alison xx More...

L
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...

C
5 November 2018

Our Border Terrier has recently had a couple of visits to a wonderful host couple. She was well cared for with a photo to reassure and a post card to tell us how she had been while away. Great care was taken to select the correct host for her and we were happy for her to return the second time and so was she. Many Thanks xx More...

S
1 November 2018

Thanks for calling here to see my lot and for trying to help. Sooooo grateful for your humour and understanding x

D
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...

P
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...

C
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 .

C
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...

M
20 October 2018

Have never used a service like this before as my dog always stayed with family. Didn’t have anything to worry about rocky had a great time , great service and will never have to worry about rocky going again

C
19 October 2018

Thank you again to Barking Mad Derby for looking after our two chihuahuas Buddy and Betsy this August whilst we became Mr and Mrs. Could not recommend this service enough. Nicola and Jane totally put you at ease and make sure your little dogs are looked after at all stages of there holiday. Mr and Mrs Redfern More...

N
3 October 2018

Can’t recommend barking mad enough. Very professional service! my dog Gus has been on his holidays twice with barking mad this year. I think he was in the huff to come back home to us after having such a good time! We always get so worried about him when we go away but when you get the photos & videos sent you know he is happy and being looked after! We know gus can be a handful at times so thank you for looking after our boy! I’m sure he will be back � More...

L
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.

R
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...

L
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...

L
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...

J
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...

S
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...

A
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...

P
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.

A
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.

D
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 ❤️

M
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...

K
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...

K
17 September 2018

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

G
10 September 2018

Max & Amy have just returned from their doggie holiday. I would like to thank hosts Laura and her family for taking such care of my two. ...Pictures taken say a thousand words, my dogs were having great fun. So thanks once again Barking Mad (Elaine & John). More...

B
7 September 2018

I can highly recommend Lorna and Barking mad. Both our dogs loved her as soon as they met her. She picked a great host family for them and they have had a wonderful week away and have been very well looked after. Happy dogs and happy us, great service all round. Thank you! More...

S
3 September 2018

We had been hosts for Barking Mad with Lucy and her team for over two years, our circumstances have changed and have had to take a break but during that time, we had a wide variety of dogs to look after and always had huge support from Lucy and had an amazing time looking after the dogs. We hope one day to come back as hosts as we miss not having dogs in our lives. Thank you Barking Mad. More...

N
1 September 2018

If you're going on holiday and are unsure of the best place for your beloved dog to stay, you couldn't do better than ask for Lorna's help. she takes the time to get to know you and your dog so well that she will match you up to the perfect host family. Get in touch to fine out more......you....and your dog....won't regret it x More...

C
29 August 2018

When we go away we like to know that Dylan is in safe hands. We can always be sure that Barking Mad look after Dylan and he is always happy when he returns. Lucy and her team are exceptional so if you are looking for someone to take care of your dog, please call them More...

N
29 August 2018

Dougal has been with Baring Mad since he was a pup and he loves it. He goes off on holiday without looking back. We are then left to enjoy our holiday safe in the knowledge that he will be taken care of exactly as we would want. I cant thank Brad and his team enough. We would never leave him anywhere else. More...

S
28 August 2018

Alfie and Bailey were well looked after for four days by Barking Mad, our concerns at letting the little ones go away were proved unfounded! Very pleased with the service! Many thanks for that and to Val also. We will use your services again! More...

P
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...

T
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.

T
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...

M
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...

I
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...

H
27 August 2018

Bobbys third stay with barking mad. had a fab time and looking forward to next stay. so happy that we found the best choice for bobby. Thanks again x

A
26 August 2018

I took my partner away for his 30th birthday with all of the family and the thought of kennells for our fluffy one petrified me. Our Cocker Spaniel loves people and wants to be around them, not locked away. So I then got in contact with lovely Lucy and all of my anxious thoughts and nerves were thrown away. Barking Mad is brilliant and your dog is everyone's number 1 priority. Every need and request is noted and they match a fabulous host most suited to your dog's character - Nanny Net gave Bailie an amazing (and spoilt) holiday of her own. I think it's lovely that the hosts get a furry companion for the time too. I wouldn't trust anyone but family and Barking Mad with Bailie. I 100% recommend this amazing service and will be using them next year when we get married. Bailie was looked after as if she was there own, what more could you want for the furry family member? :) More...

P
14 August 2018

good thinking u do great job me look for dog try months whont small dog love in home Boston lincs

C
13 August 2018

We love Barking Mad and so do our dogs Buster and Twinkle!! We have used them for the passed 6 years and will continue to use them in the future. It is lovely being able to go away knowing your dogs are happy and in a loving home being mad a fuss of� More...

S
12 August 2018

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

A
12 August 2018

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

R
12 August 2018

Thanks to barking mad and your hosts, Daisy has just come back from her holiday and has been well looked after again thanks to Andrea and Angel for having her again xx

S
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...

M
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...

E
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...

M
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...

J
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.

C
23 July 2018

Just want to say a massive thank you to Amanda and Alan. I have three very different dogs all needing lots of different attention. They are not the easiest. Very professional service as always but still very caring. Thank you so much hope you will have us next year!! More...

E
21 July 2018

Just got bailey back from his week with barking mad fabulous service and he had great fun and looked after to the highest of standard cannot thank you and your host enough excellent work

G
15 July 2018

Mi.a placut...iubesc catelusiii

S
12 July 2018

We have been hosts for Tina and her brilliant team for over ten years..the key things a prospective host needs to know are; will the dog fit in with us? do we have sufficient information about it? What happens if something goes wrong, the dog is ill, for instance? Tina really gets to know her hosts, each dog is accompanied by a thoroughly comprehensive information sheet (or 3) and when you need help there is always someone at the end of the phone. They will take the dog to the vet immediately if required, for example. We still enjoy being hosts after all this time. More...

J
11 July 2018

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

S
11 July 2018

Cannot recommend highly enough. Amazing service that totally puts you at ease.

J
9 July 2018

Best service in the country!

E
7 July 2018

Thank you Elaine and John for taking in our wee obi. He has come back completely knackered and bigger than ever. He had a ball. I will happily recommend your services. Thank you. Emma and Scott More...

E
7 July 2018

Thank you so much for having (loving) Kai for his holiday! He's had an absolute ball and we loved our daily updates. He'll definitely be back x

M
6 July 2018

I’ve just got my little bestie back home after his holiday, and what a holiday he’s had! He’s flat out on the sofa next to me now! Can’t rate Barking Mad highly enough. Professional people who genuinely care about your dog. Every holiday Jack has had he’s loved. Thanks for making me feel at ease when I’m away, knowing that he’s at ease too � More...

D
4 July 2018

Just used Barking Mad for the first time. I cannot praise them enough. Think I was more stressed about leaving my dog Sid than he was. I was sent photos and a lovely card from my hosts telling me about Sids stay. Thank you so much and he looks forward to his holiday with you again next month More...

L
1 July 2018

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

S
30 June 2018

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

A
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...

T
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...

K
29 June 2018

Very good service

D
25 June 2018

Great company . Lucy and her team are amazing ... Lola has been on 2 weekend breaks now . Booked in for a 3rd and there will be plenty more .

A
25 June 2018

Ruby just back from her holidays with the barking mad team and had a blast. Well looked after and complete peace of mind. Thank you for everything

F
21 June 2018

Happy dog, so happy owner knowing our dog was being well looked after ��

L
11 June 2018

My dog loves going on holiday when we do! We can enjoy our time away more knowing he has constant care and attention. As such, we always use Barking Mad and would recommend highly!!

S
11 June 2018

Stevie and I would like to thank you all at Barkin Mad from the bottom of our hearts for taking great care of Murphy while we were away . He came home lookin great and so happy after his holiday with Lesley and Pete . To see how relaxed he was with both Elaine and John when he met them was such a joy to witness , and it took any worries away that I had . Thank you for treating him as one of your own � you will definitely be seeing him again later this year ! � he wasn't long in scoffing his biscuit either so compliments to the chef � X���������� More...

J
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...

C
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!

R
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.

B
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!

J
7 June 2018

Amazing service, great customer and dog care

P
7 June 2018

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

J
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...

J
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...

S
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...

C
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.

P
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...

M
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...

J
6 June 2018

we have used barking mad for 9 years for our husky Maya and wouldn't go anywhere else - she enjoys her holidays as much as we do and she sulks for a while when she gets home -- her routine is kept the same and we believe she gets as spoilt by her hosts as she does at home - a massive thank you to Jacqui and Colin and to our dogs hosts --- a brilliant service and would recommend it to any dog owners

A
6 June 2018

Roddy and I would like to thank Elaine,John,Lynne,Allan and Emma and not forgetting Nugget for the great care they gave Flora whilst we were on our 2 week cruise. We were able to enjoy the cruise with great piece of mind knowing she was in good hands. Flora came back happy, feisty and seems to have grown more in confidence. I thought Flora would have forgotten about trying to herd me up to bed at night at 10pm, but no such luck, she remembered. We got the feeling she has been pinning a bit for her human pals and Nugget. Not long till she will see you all again. X More...

M
3 June 2018

So happy to have found Barking Mad to look after our lovely girl when we go on hols. Emmy is just back from her mini break before the main holiday and was looked after so well. Makes such a difference to us knowing she is being taken care as part of a family and enjoying all the things she does at home. � More...

S
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

R
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.

B
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 !!

J
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!

J
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.

J
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...

J
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...

S
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...

J
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...

E
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...

J
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...

K
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...

A
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...

D
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...

A
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.

D
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?

K
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...

B
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...

J
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...

S
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!

I
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...

N
25 May 2018

A most professional service.

F
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...

M
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...

B
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...

J
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...

J
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...

E
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...

A
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...

S
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...

M
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...

P
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...

F
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.

B
25 May 2018

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

L
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

M
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.

G
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
Highly recommended and will definitely use again. More...

D
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.

M
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.

V
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...

P
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.
I wouldn't go anywhere else :)

C