Barking Mad - HQ in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria | UK Wide Pet Services

Barking Mad - HQ

Barking Mad Ltd
2 Lane House Business Park
Kendal Road
Kirkby Lonsdale
Cumbria
LA6 2HH
  • Local and Professional
  • Individual Care
  • Peace of Mind
  • Alternative to Kennels
  • UK’s most trusted pet sitter
  • 70 branches Aberdeen to Cornwall
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Barking Mad - Happy Dog, Happy Holiday, Happy You!

Barking Mad launched in May 2000 as an alternative to traditional kennels, since then we have organised more than 80,000 amazing doggie holidays.  We have over 70 local ‘Barking Mad Pet Sitting Branches’ across the UK, with coverage extending from Aberdeen to Cornwall.  Our branches are owned and operated by carefully selected and fully trained business owners, each with a local network of host families dedicated to accommodating only one customers dog/s at any one time.

Dog Home Boarding

We believe in providing individual care so that dogs have the very best experience possible.  Our hosts are committed to maintaining home life routine for exercising and feeding whilst ensuring likes and dislikes are accommodated.

Our award winning professional pet sitting service gives customers complete peace of mind.   We receive fantastic feedback which is undoubtedly the result of our belief in developing a personal relationship with our customers – we are not an online agency - so you can be confident that once your holiday is booked, we’ll personally take care of everything.  
                 
Home Stay

How it works

Meeting:
It’s really important to get to know you and your dog, especially in the beginning.  We’ll come to you for an initial registration meeting which takes an hour, to find out about feeding and exercising routines, likes and dislikes and any other individual needs, so that we can match your dog/s with exactly the right family.  No two dogs are ever the same so please don’t worry, we love dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages, pedigree, Heinz 57 or rescue.  They can sleep in the bedroom, pull on the lead, or even hide your favourite socks so long as they’re friendly we’d love to meet them.

Selecting the right home from home family is very important too, we understand you will want to know exactly where your dog is going, so during our time together you will see all of our dog-loving families, what experience they have and what their homes and gardens are like.  All of our host families are carefully inspected by us each time we deliver or collect a dog, they are guaranteed to meet our extremely high pet sitting standards.   Furthermore our hosts are at home during the day to ensure care is always provided especially where puppies, dogs on regular medication and senior citizens are concerned.  If your dog is extremely sociable and you’d like him to have some company during his stay, then we can arrange a holiday with a family who have a resident dog of their own.

Getting Ready for your Holiday
We provide a complete service including door to door chauffer driven transportation, a real bonus for busy customers preparing and returning from time away.  The main benefit however is for your dog.  Being collected from home is far less stressful and overcomes any anxiety which could be caused when being left behind by you.

Dog Creche

 Bailey - All ready for his holiday complete with paddling pool!

Complete peace of mind
Host families are given a Pet Schedule detailing all of the information we gathered at the initial registration meeting and we’re on hand 24 hours a day 7 days a week to support them.

We’ll send a photograph of your dog to you as soon as he’s been safely delivered to the host.  The very next day we give you a ‘rest easy’ update, so you can then sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of your time away in the knowledge we’ve got everything covered.

On the day of return you’ll receive a fun postcard from the host and we’ll stamp your loyalty card so you can gain points which will entitle you to a free night away.
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.

Dog Boarding

"Thank you Barking Mad and Karen, for looking after Bailey for us on a couple of occasions lately. He came home quite happy and not stressed at all, as had been the case when we left him at a local kennels.
We would be more than happy to have him go on "his holidays" with you again and would definitely recommend you to all our friends.”

Thanks again,
Alan, Caroline & Bailey xx"

Posted by: Alan Brooker on 20th Aug, 2015

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