Barking Mad - Fife & St Andrews
KY8-10, 14-16, DD6
KY8-10, 14-16, DD6
- Covering NE Fife, Dundee & Angus
- Leave it to the experts
- Peace of mind is priceless
- Door to door collection and delivery
- 5 Star professional service
- The alternative to kennels
Barking Mad - Dog Home Boarding in Fife & St Andrews
I live in the lovely quiet little village of Kingsbarns, 7 miles along the East Neuk Coast from St. Andrews, Fife. Lucky me!
Until August 2012, I had been in the service industry for nearly 30 years having worked in Casinos, Pubs, Restaurants and Art Galleries, self-employed for most of that time. Running a pub in Tayport, Fife with the long hours and demanding work load, was taking its toll on me. Every day people were cycling, walking dogs, canoeing etc. right on my door step. I felt I was missing out on ‘life’!
I came across Barking Mad through my partner Jill, who had heard about them through her sister Carol. Carol had booked Cookie, their little Parsons Jack Russell in for a holiday with Francis Newman (who at the time, was the Glasgow South Franchisee). It transpired that Francis had been Jill’s flat mate at University and they had not seen each other for some years. The rest is history.
I grew up with dogs from an early age. My earliest memory is of me at about 3 years old, lost in the maize fields on my Dad’s farm in Rhodesia whilst out looking for him. Next to me were my tricycle and my faithful old Staffordshire bull terrier ‘Honey’. My protector! Thankfully, we were found some hours later, a little hungry and thirsty, and me with a teary, dusty face with the odd tongue lick mark from Honey.
That love of dogs has been lifelong, having been blessed with the love and companionship of Corgis’, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Great Danes, Neapolitan Mastiffs, Spaniels to name a few….and of course a multitude of mongrels.
Barking Mad is a fantastic concept, with a win, win situation for all involved. I so wish this service had been around a long time ago for my own dogs.
I would love to hear from you and tell you more about this incredible service, so do please take time to browse our website, and give me a call to set up a ‘no obligation’ appointment.
Areas covered in KY Postcode:
Leuchers - Guardbridge - St Andrews - Kingsbarns - Crail - Anstruther
Pittenweem - St Monans - Elie - Lower & Upper Largo - Leven - Methil
Buckhaven - Kennoway - Windygates - Peat Inn - Pitscottie
Ceres - Cupar - Ladybank - Freuchie - Letham - Falkland
Auchtermuchty - Newburgh - Dairsie - Springfield
Strathkinness - Lundin Links - And more
We cover the entire DD Postcode area including:
Dundee - Lundie - Broughty Ferry - Monifieth - Carnoustie
Arbroath - Auchmithie - Montrose - Johnshaven - Inverbervie - Brechin
Forfar - Monikie - Kirriemuir - Tannadice - Charlestown - Tayport
Newport on Tay - Invergowrie - Wormit - And more
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.
Trial Stay - We’ll arrange a short stay in advance of your main booking so that when you’re away you can relax knowing your dog is having as good a time as you are!
Leave it to the experts - There’s no point having a dog and barking yourself, we do all the hard work so you don’t have to. No tedious form filling, laborious visits back and forth to meet various people; a simple phone call is all that is required.
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