Barking Mad - Cotswolds
- 5* Dog Sitting Company
- Overnight stays with our loving hosts
- The alternative to kennels
- Friendly personal service
- Door to door collection and delivery
- Your dog only, no other boarded dogs
Barking Mad - Dog Home Boarding in The Cotswolds
Dog boarding in our host's homes
Pet sitting in owner's own homes to look after your pets/animals
Dog behaviour/training services
I'm Alun Davies and I am pleased to be providing the unique Barking Mad service in the Cotswolds. My area covers most of Gloucestershire and the individual towns can be found under the ‘Places Covered’ section above. After working for over 25 years in local government, I decided it was time to do something completely different.
When I became aware of the uniqueness of the Barking Mad concept, I knew that when the Gloucestershire area became available, that it was fate, and an opportunity I couldn’t miss. The service is quite simply an alternative to kennelling dogs when their owners are away on holiday or business. Dogs are carefully matched to suitable hosts who are passionate about dogs. Hosts may have a dog themselves who thrives on the company of other dogs, they may have lost a dog at some time, or, just feel that they cannot commit fully to owning a pet of their own.
When I researched the business, I was bowled over to hear from customers who spoke so highly of the service, and felt that their dogs had a more enjoyable holiday experience than themselves, avoiding the inevitable airport stress that we have all experienced!
Barking Mad dogs receive a 24/7 bespoke service that caters for their every need. They take all their home comforts on holiday with them such as bedding and their favourite toys - they even present their owners with a postcard on their return! Dogs of all shapes and sizes are catered for, and those with special requirements such as strict medication or dietary regimes are particularly welcome. If you feel that your dog deserves the holiday that they would choose, or you would like to become a Barking Mad host, then please give me a call on 01285 711650. I look forward to meeting you and discussing your dog’s individual requirements.
Ampney St Peter - Badminton - Bisley - Broughton Poggs - Castle Combe - Chalford
Chipping Sodbury - Cirencester - Colerne - Cromhall - Crudwell - Daglingworth
Dursley - Easton - Ebley - Eastington - Engine Common & Rangeworthy - Fairford
Ham - Hullavington - Kemble - Latteridge & Iron Acton - Lechlade - Luckington
Malmesbury - Marshfield - Minchinhampton - Minety - Nailsworth
Nibley - Oaksey - Pitchcombe - Rodborough
Sherston - Stonehouse - Stratton - Stinchcombe
Stroud - Tetbury - Thrupp - Uley - Wotton-Under-Edge - Woodchester
Westerleigh & Wapley - Yate - Yatton Keynell
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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