Barking Mad - Amersham and Chesham
- Friendly personal service
- Door to door collection and delivery
- Because dogs deserve a holiday too
- 5 Star professional service
- Sleepovers & long stay
- The alternative to kennels
Barking Mad - Dog Home Boarding in HertfordshireAmy & Naomi Clarke
Hi, I’m Carole Chester and I am proud to be part of the Barking Mad team covering Amersham, Chesham Rickmansworth, Gerrards Cross and surrounding areas.
I live in the village of Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, with my husband John, two daughters Bryony and Megan, not forgetting our two loveable Lurchers Frankie and Hamish.
We first discovered Barking Mad in 2008, when we became a host family. Since then, we have thoroughly enjoyed looking after dogs of all shapes and sizes! I fell in love with the whole concept of Barking Mad so when the opportunity arose to purchase the business I jumped at the chance and have never looked back. People come to Barking Mad for a superior alternative to kennels or house sitting.
They expect the best from our dog holidays and I make it my mission to provide it, every time. I select the ideal host family from my portfolio of trusted dog lovers and provide accommodation in a warm, friendly home environment with one to one dog care, where exercise and feeding routines are maintained. Barking Mad offers complete peace of mind. I know that all my doggie customers have wonderful holidays, sometimes better than their owners!
I am very excited about the service I can offer, providing the superb alternative to kennels and combining my love for dogs and working with people.
Abbots Langley - Amersham - Bovingdon - Chalfont St.Giles - Chalfont St. Peter
Chesham - Chipperfield - Chorleywood - Croxley Green - Denham
Gerrards Cross - Harefield - Hemel Hempstead - Kings Langley
Little Chalfont - Northwood - Rickmansworth
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.