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Barking Mad Newcastle and Tyne Valley

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Barking Mad provide tailored, one-to-one home boarding for dogs. We carefully match your dog to one of our specially selected, dog-loving local families. Our host families are all based at home and can't wait to give your dog as good a holiday as your own!

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29 August 2019

Thank You to Barking Mad for looking after our dogs at such short notice. They came back very happy and playful. Great service would deffo recommend your services.

Reviewed on Facebook

13 August 2019

Helen and her team have looked after our dog Daisy a number of times now. She usually stays with the same host family, who I know she really loves. It’s lovely to go away and know that Daisy is being loved and spoilt as she is at home. Helens service is absolutely brilliant from pick up to drop off, including pictures and messages to let me know Daisy has settled in and is enjoying her holiday too. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Helen and her barking mad team. Thank you! Xx More...

Reviewed on Facebook

12 August 2019

Barley had his first trial weekend away with Barking Mad and we were so pleased!! We got lots of updates with photos of him having lots of fun! It really put our mind at ease knowing he was being well cared for whilst we were away! Thank you so much Lucy! These are a couple of photos we received of Barley’s lovely mini break ❤️ We would definitely recommend Barking mad and have already booked his next holiday! More...

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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

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3 August 2019

I can't recommend Barking Mad highly enough. Max is a sensitive boy who is nervous out of his own home but he has been going to the same hosts for a couple of years now and he clearly loves going to them. Such peace of mind for us that he is happy. I don't know what we would have done without Mark and co. Thank you so much for taking such good care of Max for us x More...

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2 August 2019

Absolutely fantastic!! My dog is a numpty and very dependant on me and cries if he’s not with me but because of the loving five star home from home care he didn’t miss me at all I think his holiday was better than mine!

Reviewed on Facebook

1 August 2019

When our new pup arrived last year we looked for dog sitting and found Barking Mad. One year later Opie has just enjoyed his first holiday via Barking Mad. Their service is top shelf stuff. Home visit to gather info. Dog placed with foster parents that suit the dogs needs. A bio of people and place that will be looking after your dog. We also got daily photo updates which are very reassuring. Collection and delivery of dog and all his shackles. Joanne from Barking mad took care of everything. We cant falt her or the service. And a special thank you to Opie's foster parents (wont name them here). Our dog came back very happy after his deer stalking holiday :) More...

Reviewed on Facebook

1 August 2019

Peace of mind, and excellent service! Also loved getting the updates and pics of our dog on his own little holiday!

Reviewed on Facebook

31 July 2019

This is the second time we've used Barking Mad and they are excellent. Service is exceptional great contact when booking and loads of info on potential hosts. Plenty of updates by text or What's App as to how dog is settling in also, thoroughly recommend them! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

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

Reviewed on Facebook

18 July 2019

I would like to say a massive thank you to barking mad & the hosts for taking the most amazing care of my Tilly. For me it was the 1st time I had ever left my baby. ... I was really worried taking the plunge, Hayley came to the house to see Tilly before hand, she really took the time to write down everything I wanted for Tilly, this really put me at ease. My Tilly was matched up with totally the perfect family, I was given photos on her return and it just looked totally like she was at home doing all the same things just with different people. I also received a postcard telling me all about her adventures it literally made me cry she had clearly had the perfect doggy holiday. I highly recommend barking mad.... I genuinely feel like barking mad is now Tilly’s 2nd family...... I will definitely use the service again without any doubt..... thanks too all involved in Tilly’s care xx More...

Reviewed on Facebook

16 July 2019

I have been with Barking Mad for over a year. Helen and Jess are both fantastic, they are very knowledgable and their top priority at all times is the welfare of the dogs they host. You can be rest assured of a professional service at all times and that your dog is being extremely well looked after. Far better than using kennels and the dogs absolutely love their time with host families. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

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...

Reviewed on Facebook

8 July 2019

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

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3 July 2019

I would recommend Barking Mad to anyone! I can’t fault Nicole and her services. For once I am totally at ease with holidaying without my dog knowing he is in the best care! Absolutely amazing company ❤️

Reviewed on Facebook

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...

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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

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27 June 2019

Simple the Best Wouldn't put Maka anywhere elsexx

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25 June 2019

Lucy is caring, organised personable and conscientious. She loves her dogs so much and has also done voluntary work with dogs too. I would not hesitate to have my dogs in her care! Odin and Saffy would love a holiday with her I am sure. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

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

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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...

Reviewed on Facebook

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...

Reviewed on Facebook

16 June 2019

highly recommend this team

Reviewed on Facebook

13 June 2019

Wonderful service and so good to know my dog is being cared for by loving carers in their own home.

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31 May 2019

Just used Barking Mad for the first time, great friendly service, Andrea & David got to know our dogs really well and put our minds at ease that the dogs would be well looked after. Extremely happy they could accommodate a (planned) vet visit too whilst we were away. The dogs also seem to have had a great time too , they barely noticed when we returned... ! More...

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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...

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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

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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...

Reviewed on Facebook

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...

Reviewed on Facebook

15 May 2019

5 STARS We chose Barking Mad to look after our 2 Spanish Water Dogs whilst on holiday. We feel the standard of service gave us peace of mind that they would be well looked after and they have been. The host family provides that extra level of trust providing cuddles and love from true animal lovers. Already booked their next vacation More...

Reviewed on Facebook

14 May 2019

The care of dogs is their priority

Reviewed on Facebook

5 May 2019

I used to house sit for friends with dogs. Barking Mad Dog Care arranges for dogs to be cared for by suitable people while their owners go on holiday or are away from home. Check them out in Banbury and North Cotswolds area. Great for dogs that don't like being in Kennels. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

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...

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30 April 2019

Lucy has looked after my dog Inky on numerous occasions in the past. She is a natural with dogs and totally trustworthy and responsible. Good luck with your business Lucy - I’m positive you will be a huge success ! More...

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25 April 2019

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

Reviewed on Facebook

25 April 2019

Great "home from home" canine care - our experience has been that Barking Mad have a large number of friendly, down to earth, accommodating hosts who really do look after the dogs staying with them. if you can't take your dog(s) with you but want them to be well catered for whilst you're away, Barking Mad offers an excellent comfortable & secure service (which we've used again and again). More...

Reviewed on Facebook

20 April 2019

Thanks to Karen and Gillian and Simon for looking after Lili so well while we were away. I’m sure she misses you too Gillian and Simon!xxx

Reviewed on Facebook

15 April 2019

We’ve been using Barking Mad Durham since our golden retriever was just a pup. He’s so happy with his ‘doggy holidays’. Joanne went above and beyond to help out when my son was in hospital even with very last minute notice, was a huge worry off my mind knowing my dog was in good hands. Definitely can recommend! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

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...

Reviewed on Facebook

10 April 2019

Well done! Poppy was well looked after by the family she stayed with and we got photos of her in her new environment and enjoying her walks she had while she was there , she was treated like she was their own dog . I will be happy to have poppy looked after barking mad again in the near future . Xx More...

Reviewed on Facebook

8 April 2019

We have used helen's service several times and have always had an amazing experience. This last time our dog became ill while we were away, though no fault of the host, and they were all absolutely amazing. They went above and beyond to make sure our dog was cared for properly and received the best care throughout. They were amazing and it just reassured us even more why we use their service. Jess you were amazing. Thank you so much. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

26 March 2019

Was able to enjoy our holiday knowing that Dewi was well looked after in a home to home environment. Huge thanks to Karen and host Denise Karen took a full history of Dewi, and I was reassured that he would be matched with a host who could meet his needs. .. and Barking Mad and Karen delivered on this. Dewi, our peke, has health needs and requires eye drops four times a day. This wasn’t an issue at all, and his treatment continued whilst he was with Denise. Will definitely be using the service again, and would happily send Dewi on his holidays to Denise ❤️ More...

Reviewed on Facebook

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...

Reviewed on Facebook

17 March 2019

We love barking mad in Northampton . Scarley always comes home as if she is the one who has had a pampered holiday! Thank you so much to Hayley and her team for taking such good care of our lovely 14 year old Labrador .Deb and Scarley

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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...

Reviewed on Facebook

24 February 2019

It’s a real home from home. While we humans are off exploring new sights it’s comforting to know your dog is also getting a similar experience with their host. New walks , plenty of cuddles company and maybe few more treats!! I think the only downside is your dog loves it that much they don’t want to come home like we all feel after having a break away from routine. The hosts are fully checked and matched with the dogs. Every attention is given to ensure your dog is the priority . You get a message and a picture from your dog!! it’s good to know that they are well looked after and attended to on a one to one basis rather than be in a kennel and being one of many that need attention . Mine had such a good time she’s now all tuckered out and snoring! More...

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