Barking Mad York provides bespoke home from home dog care
Glenn Ray Hutchings
Every thing is geared to your pet having a lovely time, we have peace of mind so we can enjoy our holiday. The last time Kitty went was an emergency, I was in hospital but knowing she was well cared for and loved totally put my mind at rest. She knows Anne and when she arrives to pick her up Kitty can’t wait to get going. It is a marvellous set up xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More...
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...
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...
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...
love care and wellbeeing of animals
Our dog always has a wonderful time when he has a holiday with Barking Mad. He returns home happy, which is great,
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...
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...
A really caring and professional pet service. Can’t be faulted in any way.
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...
I am a host and can;t praise the set up with Barking Mad enough - so thorough in their care and home checks.
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
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...
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...
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...
Ruth MacMullen Mallalieu
Chester had his first stay over the bank holiday weekend. Service from Helena was exceptional, she was so prompt and helpful from start to finish. Chester had a great holiday and we look forward to using Barking Mad again! More...
Geordie settled well with his host family, made a new dog pal and returned happy and content. The host family were fantastic and the Barking Mad service was excellent. Highly recommend for complete peace of mind. More...
Picked up our puppy and delivered her to the host family. Couldn't have been more helpful & reassuring (we were nervous leaving our dog for the first time)! Helena sent us out profiles for host families to look through and choose so we would be 100% happy with the choice. More...
Ralph has been on a number of Barking Mad holidays. As soon as he sees the car coming to collect him he gets very excited! We are confident that Ralph gets well looked after and gets all the love and attention he would get at home. We can enjoy our time away knowing that he his enjoying himself as well. We wouldn't use anyone else now. Highly recommended. More...
Scrumpy just had his first Barking Mad holiday. He looked really relaxed and happy. The photos and video show him having a fab time and it sounds like he behaved himself �. Looking forward to his next holiday already as we know he is well looked after. Thank you very much. More...
Jean Vivienne Simpson
Kira & Chester loved there first sleep over with Pat .loved playing in her garden. I felt more of ease with leaving them. Best thing I could have done. Xx The service from Barking mad was really good from pick up and drop off. Took the stress away for us. Will be deffiantly going back in the future. Thank you Pat for looking after them. Much needed break for me. More...
Would like to say a big thank you to Helena at Barking Mad and also Joyce my dog Barneys second mum for the week that we were on holiday ,it was great to go away knowing that Barney was having a fab holiday as well knowing that he was been well looked after whilst been away , will definitely use your service again ��
From Willows first meeting with Helena through to her weekend stay with Caroline its been a first class service. Willow is a rescue shepherd and needs lots of attention and love which she received in endless supply from both ladies. Lots of pictures and reassuring texts updating us on how she was. please see her mad run video on this page of a happy energetic 1 year old shepherd . Big thanks from us and Willow. More...
Our boy Hendrix has just returned from his first Barking Mad holiday all arranged by Helena. He had a super time and has been well looked after by his host family. It is an excellent service and we have felt very comfortable about leaving him whilst we were away. We would definitely recommend this service to anyone who is unsure about leaving their canine family member whilst they go on holiday. A huge thanks to everyone involved. More...
Our beagle Bella has just been looked after by Barking Mad (Michaela and Steve) for 3 nights, and seems to have really enjoyed herself on holiday! The service we received from Helena was first class, including a "pre-visit" to get to know Bella and find out about her characteristics, and also to arrange pick up and drop off dates and times which were convenient for us. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Barking Mad dog care....they definitely passed the Family and Friends Test! More...
Lexi and Molly loved their first Barking Mad holiday. The host family really looked after them, and I couldn't have felt more comfortable leaving my dogs with them while I was on holiday. The Barking Mad service was excellent, from pick up to drop off, and completely took the stress out of organising care for the dogs while away. Will be recommending to fellow dog owners . More...
Buster has just returned from his 1st Barking Mad mini break, along with photos a lovely crochet blanket and a post card, with tales about what hes been up to with his new best friend Rush, he seems to have had a fabulous time, and seems very happy and relaxed, Thank you so much host mum, dad and Rush, Im sure he will be back with you soon!��. Thank you also to the Barking Mad team who have been great with all the arranging, picking up and dropping off, this is a brilliant service and I can highly recommend it! More...
Wow met Helena tonight and whilst Dillon has not been on holiday yet I know he will be well looked after what a professional knowledgable and friendly service has definitely put our mind at rest can not wait to see who his holiday family will be not even sure he will want to come home - thanks Helena
excellent service, I was so worried about leaving my dog for the first time as she's very clingy with me but she was fine, the lovely ladies at barking mad matched us with the perfect host and Casey seemed to have a great time.
I have been a Barking Mad host since summer 2016.
We would love a doggie of our own, but due to work, holidays etc just can't entertain one at the moment.
Each dog we look after comes with all their own equipment, food, bed, everything you need, all I provide is a home from home, walks and cuddles.
We have had big, old softies, young daft puppies and the tallest Labradoodle I've ever met, but they have all fitted in perfectly because Helena took a detailed profile of just what we could offer and what we would like.
My two boys adore having dogs around and although they're sad when the latest one goes home, they know we will have another soon. As my youngest says, this way we get to 'own' lots of different dogs but when we're busy, we don't have the hassle.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January and didn't feel it would be fair to take dogs on while I was undergoing chemotherapy, but oh how we have missed them! As I type, I have a gorgeous, gentle, bundle of fur who Helena just knew would be ideal and his mum was happy for him to come here. He's only staying one night and he is the best therapy I could have had. That's the personal touch you get with Barking Mad. More...
Bella and Daisy just had their 1st Barking Mad holiday and have had a fabulous time. They can be a bit of a handful - particularly Daisy as she a lively puppy - but the photo's show they settled well and kept the hosts, Jo and her family, entertained (even though they kept claiming the sofa.. ..and the chair!!) Thanks for peace of mind knowing they are well cared for xx More...
My fur baby has just got back from his very first barking mad holiday. I was so nervous about leaving him as this was our first holiday away since having him. Barking mad came round and explain the process really well, helping us pick the perfect host for our dog's needs. While I was away I got updates and pictures of our dog with his hosts and their dog, which really calmed me down and let me enjoy my holiday knowing he was happy. The icing on the cake was when he got dropped off he came with a postcard with a lovely message off the hosts and a crotchet pillow as he loved it so much, also a present as it's his birthday tomorrow. I will definitely be using barking mad again and hopefully be able to use the same hosts as I believe he has made friends for life. Thank you again barking mad for taking care of my fur baby� More...
I can't recommend highly enough! My dogs have never been in kennels and I've always had to rely on family. This is the first holiday where I've not once had to worry about my fur babies! Even though their lovely host Pat took poorly after just two days and another host Ann stepped in, I knew nothing til getting home. To be honest, my dogs usually go mental when they first see me again, I opened the car boot and they both just laid there looking at me as if to say "oh, it's you, do we have to come home then?!" � I'm thinking about letting the dogs have a long weekend away again with Barking Mad, just for a break for them! Would and have already recommended to others. Fantastic first class service. Thank you xxxx More...
� Truly caring & professional service from initial contact to the actual doggy holiday ~ our Cockapoo came back chilled & relaxed, and we had a mid stay progress report with photos, made our holiday stress & worry free ~ will be booking her in again �
My three dogs have just had their first home stay with Barking Mad. I was so nervous to leave them as they hadn't stayed with anyone other than my family in the past. Barking mad were brilliant at explaining the whole process, proving information about the host family and keeping in touch during my holiday. My dogs have had a great time with their host family and have been returned in full spirits today! I'll definitely be using barking mad for my next holiday and would highly recommend them to anyone as an alternative to kennels ��� More...
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!!
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
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...
Our girl Holly has just had her 6th stay with Louise at Barking Mad Dog Care (Chesterfield) and has come back looking great as always, it’s so comforting knowing she’s looked after like one of the family while we are on holiday, we cannot praise them enough
I saw this company advertised on TV, and after not been away for nearly 2 years because Rocky hated the kennels so much I decided to get in touch & find out more about barking mad & the services they offer. Andy our local barking mad rep came along with lots of information & took Rocky’s details, soon after contacting me to say he’d found suitable hosts to have Rocky, we haven’t been disappointed at all, Andy is always on time with his car pristine to transfer Rocky making sure he has everything for Rocky’s needs during his stay. We always get a message from Andy saying Rocky’s settled in well & now it’s like home from home for him, on return we always receive a message from Rocky’s hosts saying how good he’s been & they look forward to having him again soon, I can tell Rocky is much happier while we are away & he’s more than happy when Andy picks him up to get in the car, where as before he’d run back in the house because he knew he was going to the kennels, this is a brilliant service & we are lucky to have Rocky’s lovely hosts for his stay & gives us peace of mind, on return Rocky always looks happy & his toys, bowls & towels are all clean & packed in his bag, i’d certainly recommend any pet owner using this company, we haven’t been disappointed at all. More...
Annette Street Was Sutherland
We love hosting the various dogs and we have never had a problem with any. We have always been fully informed and if we have had a question it has been answered straight away. It's a fantastic service from Karen Hegan x More...
Yet again another Barking Mad ho!iday for Max & Amy. Only difference is that previous hols were with Tina in Northumberland!and and this holiday is with Elaine & John in Fife. The location might be different, but the procedure and the care of selection the hosts who are best suited for Max & Amy is first class. Yet again its a lovely feeling to be able to go away on holiday and have confidence that my fur babies are been well looked after. I would like to thank Elaine & John. Your choice in hosts were great, dogs looked !ike they had as great time. Also thanks to Lee, Max & Amy are grateful. Thanks More...
From the moment Emma walked back into our house to take Stan and Olly on their annual holiday to their hosts , they couldn't wait to go! They literally dragged her out to her van! It made my husband and I feel so happy and secure in the knowledge that they were going to have a Fanta holiday. Stan and Olly have now stayed with a retired couple twice who have their Grandson to visit. They enjoyed lots of long walks, playing football and fetch in the garden. They always come home completely exhausted, which I feel is a good sign of a good holiday for a dog. We love the postcards we get from the host and this year their Grandson drew a picture of them both. We will definitely be using them again next year and the year after... More...
It is a wonderful idea barkingmad we were so unsure of leaving our pet chihuahua Peanut with anyone until Carrie put our mind at rest telling us all about barkingmad and the family's that look after our pets also the wonderful staff they have. Needless to say Peanut had a lovely time with the family he was with and we were so thankful for all the photo's they sent to us while we were away More...
Had first experience of Barking Mad in Cobham this summer....excellent service from the start of Doog's holiday to the end! @BarkingMadLuis Thank you
Our golden retriever honey had 16 nights holiday here-recommended by a friend and she had a great time! The staff are lovely and very caring towards their guests! Would highly recommend and honey looks forward to her next holiday in September!!! More...
Barking mad came to our home to meet Harry and winter I was worried about Harry as he is nervous of people and they put my mind at ease both my dogs were loved and well cared for and Harry has more confidence now , I would strongly recommend barking mad they take care of everything
We have been Barking Mad hosts for about a year now . We told Tina what kind of dogs we would have and she matched us perfectly , at the time we could not have a dog of our own because of long holidays abroad. It was perfect , the dog arrives with everything it needs for the holiday and all the relevant information you need to know. Any problems Barking Mad is just a phone call away . If you can not have your own dog right now this is the next best thing. More...
Quality holiday for your pooch; peace of mind; very friendly service. Top dog, so to speak.
Having the dogs collected works well for us. It saves the trauma of separation leaving them somewhere new. They leave happily on their holiday adventure. Texts and photos assure us they are fine and we can enjoy our holiday without any worries. More...
Renée Louise Richards
Excellent set up from start to finish. Tracy who organised Dodgers host family completely put my mind at rest. We have chosen Barking mad several times now and they have been fantastic every time. I have every confidence that the matching is perfect and they have always been superb. Dodger and my old Dog Georgie thoroughly enjoyed their holidays and I could enjoy mine too knowing that they were cared for really well. Such a professional, caring, organisation. I wouldn't choose anywhere else for Dodger to go now, Tracy at Barking mad is always my first port of call and it's easy to see that she genuinely cares for Dodger and his welfare when he is with them. More...
Bo has just come back from her first( but not last) Barking mad holiday So nice to know she is matched to the perfect host, in Bo case someone around all day and allows dogs on the sofa and beds:-) Thank you Barking Mad and thank you "Auntie Ann"
We have had a few doggie guests to stay. We so enjoyed their company , well behaved and lots of fun. It's great knowing if there was ever a problem the barking mad team are always there for you. For that reason hosts and the mums and dads of the dogs can always relax . great team great service . More...
Take good care of our best friends...they never let you down...best friends forever...���
A lot of ppl go.un.noties for what they do.but they are the unseen hero's of the world � keep up the great work x
Thank you so much for having Misty and Monty for us , the whole experience has been fantastic , highly recommend Barking Mad , and many thanks to Jenny the lady who looked after them , we will be going away more knowing they are so well looked after x
Thank you Barking Mad my dogs were returned to me after their trial stay and loved it. Wonderful comment on their post card from their host saying they look forward to their next stay in October. Feel really happy to go away now knowing Mussels and Isabella are in safe hands. Thank you once again. More...
Cookie has just arrived home from his sixth holiday with barking mad. It's great going on holiday knowing he is always in safe hands no matter who he stays with. I always receive photos while I'm away to see he's settles in well and he always comes home very happy. It's perfect for us and would recommend always. Credit to Ian Carney, Gina and everyone in the Bath, Somerset area. x More...
Jackson has just had his first barking mad holiday and what a fab time he has had. He has been well looked after and is now looking forward to his next holiday with the Barking Mad Team.. Thanks to everyone involved.
I cannot thank steve gibbon from your shropshire/wales branch enough. My dog always comes home happy and content xx
Many thanks to Veronica and her team for looking after Ellie during her holiday.
We use barking mad every time we are away wouldn't go anywhere else
Jock and Scamp, Fife loved their wee holiday. It made me feel at ease knowing they had company and not just sitting in a kennel. Great service being provided and would totally recommend it x More...
Georgina Megan Baker
I would recommend Barking Mad to everyone. We were kept well informed, really good to see all the pictures and how happy they look. Both dogs came back safe and sound, they were both wagging their little tails. They were treated as if they were the person's own dog. More...
Wonderful feel so happy going away leaving Dotty are french bulldog with them x
My dog was placed with the same family and he had a great time! I would recommend Barking Mad to anyone!!
Oscar really enjoyed his time away, he was well looked after and Barking Mad were very accommodating picking him up from the venue and dropping him back off home. The postcard and photo were a very nice touch will definitely be using Barking Mad again in the future More...
Julie did a fab job with my toy poodles !!! They look and smell divine !!
having rescued Bob at a very young age 4/5 weeks old he was with us 24/7 never being left alone he has a very bad separation issue wanting to go on holiday I didn't want to go leaving Bob in a kennel was just an awful thought Some one suggested Barking Mad we met Steve and Bob took to him he assured us Bob would have the best care possible so of he went to a couple called Hillary and Bob who loved Bob like we do so much he came home such a healthy happy boy he has gone with them again at this moment in time they are spoiling him once again
Just en route home from a fabulous weekend away made all the more fabulous because I know Murphy our Golden Retriever has yet again been in the very capable hands of Claire and her hosts in the Grimsby area. He always comes home looking great and it's so obvious he has also had a great time. Yes this service is more expensive than kennels but you get what you pay for & with Barking Mad it's the peace of mind that your beloved pet is in a family home getting one to one with his normal routine & as much love & care as you would give them. We highly recommend Barking Mad and if Murphy could talk I'm sure he would to. More...
Dexter loves going on holidays arranged by Alex through Barking Mad x
Fantastic service. Melissa and her team did themselves proud. They looked after our Benji with the greatest attention, he has come back a very contented dog. I highly recommend anyone considering using kennels to think again and use the Barking Mad team. Thanks again Melissa and I hope you and your colleagues have a very fruitful and productive 2015. More...
Norma Maclelland Philip
Love all the dogs..
Yet again Libby went off wagging her tail and greeting the barking mad car like part of the family. I think she has more fun on her holidays then we do - Thanks Alison and all her gang - I never worry about Libby when she is away with her barking mad aunt - Jane Lancashire
Hopkins has just come home from his first barking mad holiday! He has had so much fun and is very very tired now! Nicola was so lovely and really helpful with all our questions. Will definitely be using barking mad again! Xx More...
Love being a host and working for Ian Carney. Being a host brings me a lot of pleasure.
World Headquarters of Barking Mad is in Barbon... Good choice of location!
Helen Spooner Brookes
Thank you so so much for looking after our beautiful beagle boy while we got married and thank you for also bringing him to the wedding so we could have some pics with him. Gemma is a star and I hope he wasn't too much of a bugger for her and her family!!! When planning a wedding it's an amazing feeling and one less stress to know your pride and joy is being looked after properly and is having lots of fun too. My biggest worry was about Hank and you completely put my mind at ease. Thank you so much yet again, Love Helen, Sam and Hank dog x x x More...
I have just joined as a host family.I have heard and see lots of happy dogs going to there host family while there owners go away. The dogs also get a holiday and send a post card to there owners. GIVE THEM A TRY! EITHER AS A HOST FAMILY OR A HOLIDAY STAY FOR YOUR DOG. More...
Would recommend this to anyone
I know my dog Rebel loves Steve, he just can't wait to jump in the back of the car. Gets totally spoilt loves every day of his holiday. He never goes anywhere else.
Well our dog Ben is just back from his holiday, and he has had a great time! A fantastic service for dogs who like company rather than kennels! I cannot recommend Brad enough for such a great service for us! Thank you so much! More...
you know your beloved dog has had a good time when she says hello and then turns round and goes back into the hosts house. love you too shandy! Thanks Veronica :-) More...
I think it's a great idea xxxxX
Querky pet portraits and caracatures all available on my fb.i Love this parking mad fb page x
Claire and her host is absolutely amazing and spud had a great time. Will be using this excellent service again x
Fantastic service will be using them again great service bob and Kate were fantastic with Tj x
Know two lovely people who work for Barking mad. Top notch care for all the lucky dogs who stay with them for their holidays.
Our cocker spaniel molly has just come back from another fabulous barking mad holiday with hosts lynda and Dennis. As always outstanding service and piece of mind for us. The feeling of leaving your pet in excellent hands is priceless. Big paws up from molly :) thanks Wendy Renton lynda and Dennis x More...
Wonderful service. Dogs love their holidays. So much better than kennels
Fantastic home from home holidays for your beloved woofs. Not cheap but good value for the peace of mind it gives you when you have to go away
Zac our Shar Pei just back from a week with Terry and Janice he looks like he had a great time he's been asleep since he got back. Thanks again and thanks Craig. Would highly recommend Barking Mad to all my dog loving friends More...
Simply the best!
We used barking mad to look after our 8 year old collie Sam when we got married, would definitely use the service again and recommend to anyone that has a dog! Sam came back full of fun and host said he was absolutely great and would be welcome back any time. Thank you for looking after him so well! More...
What a fantastic service you provide. I would just like to thank hosts Jeff and Carol for looking after Bracken, she had a lovely time as she always does (although she is still making us pay for leaving her in the first place!) Thanks also to Claire for arranging this. I can't rate your service highly enough .... wonderful! More...
Fabulous people and would not let our dog go any where else
I was a host for years but the couple I was registered with quit the job and have just rgistered again and have "pip" cominng over christmas ,what a joy,I,ve had her before shes so loveable.a well trained and cute wee dog x.