Barking Mad

Barking Mad

Barking Mad is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2015

Barking Mad locationSkipton, Lancashire

(5 Reviews)

Our Service

We know everyone needs to get away every now and then, so we thought it was about time dogs had a holiday too…


If there’s anybody who knows about dogs, then it’s us. Since 2000 we’ve been arranging ‘homey’ holidays just as good as the one we had with Grandma when we went to the beach, ate ice cream and everything. Every day, everybody says thank you, and we don’t think life can get any better than that! (Read about our story)

When you book a Barking Mad holiday, you can be confident your dogs’ are going to have as good a time as you - although secretly we hope it’s even better!

Who’s who - It’s really important to get to know you and your dog, especially in the beginning. We’ll come to you and over a cup of tea you can tell us all about your day-to-day routines for feeding and exercising so we can replicate this for your dog. We’ll chat about likes (usually a lot), dislikes (usually the postman) and any healthcare requirements. By the second chocolate digestive we’ve started to understand your dogs’ individual needs and lifestyle. By the end of our meeting, which usually takes around an hour, we’ll all be getting along famously.

Oh and don’t worry, we love dogs of all shapes and sizes, pedigree, Heinz 57 or rescue. They can sleep in the bedroom, pull on the lead, or even hide your favourite socks. As long as they are friendly we’ll get along just fine.

Holiday home - Selecting the right host family is very important and your input into this process is invaluable. You will want to know where your dog is going, so during our time together you are going to see all of our dog-loving families. They are just like you and me, and guaranteed to meet our extremely high pet sitting standards. Together we’ll make the right choice, and you can decide whether your best friend stays in a home with or without a resident dog, depending on his needs.

5 Star - Our service includes door-to-door, chauffeur driven transport for your dog. Being collected from home is far less stressful, and completely overcomes the anxiety caused to dogs when left behind by their owners. Our experience has shown visiting dogs settle more quickly with their home comforts around them including bed, food, toys and treats, arranged as they would be at home. In no time at all, they’ve become part of the family, with their paws placed firmly under the table.

Our hosts are at home during the day to ensure round the clock care is always provided, especially where puppies, dogs on regular medication and senior citizens are concerned. We’re in touch with our hosts regularly, so we will keep you posted during your time away about anything you need to know.

The best bit for us is seeing dogs happily settled-in and comfortable with their host. We will, wherever possible, be sure to use the same family each time you book a holiday. There are no minimum or maximum time limits, we’re here whenever you need us.

Barking Mad Reviews

Barking Mad Reviews


Review of Barking Mad by Sheila Kelly
5 07/04/2018 Sheila Kelly

I cannot recommend Lynne & Graham highly enough.
I can go away with no worries about Pip, they give first class service placing him with regular Foster Mums, a real home from home for him he loves it.
My holidays are stress free knowing he is in such safe hands and will come home the same happy dog. Many Thanks

Review of Barking Mad by Richard Barking Mad
5 07/06/2017 Richard Barking Mad

Excellent service from Graham and Lynne - professional dog home boarding - highly recommended!

Review of Barking Mad by diane hughes
5 19/03/2015 diane hughes

Bobbie has just returned home having spent 2 weeks with a couple called Hillary and Bob
Bobbie was well looked after and loved by them he came back happy and healthy cant recommend them enough

Review of Barking Mad by David Jones
5 25/01/2013 David Jones

Excellent service! Complete peace of mind from the start knowing Molly was being so well cared. She made herself right at home! Thanks Steve, we will be in be touch once we have our Summer dates. David :)

Review of Barking Mad by James Taylor
5 06/12/2012 James Taylor

I can not recommend this service enough! Steve gave me complete peace of mind, I was able to enjoy my holiday without having to worry about Harry! Harry came back so happy and I am sure he cant wait for his next holiday in April. Thanks Steve

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