Barking Mad - Wigan
- Boarding in Wigan-St Helens-Warrington
- Home from home, individual dog holidays
- With loving, experienced hosts
- 5 Star professional service
- Sleepovers & long stay
- Door to door collection and delivery
Barking Mad - Dog Home Boarding in Wigan, Lancashire
St Helens and North Warrington
Sam and Lee
I'm Sam and together with my husband, Lee, we are delighted to be the owners of Barking Mad Wigan, St Helens and North Warrington providing the very best dog sitting home boarding service.
We live locally in Leigh with our teenage daughters, Chloe & Megan. Also making up our family are our 2 rescue dogs, Mollie a 6-year-old Cairn Terrier, Milo a 4-year-old Lhasa Apso, Spike the bearded dragon and Buddy the bunny.
From my first experience of joining Barking Mad, I absolutely loved everything about the business; our fabulous hosts, our customers and their dogs. I quickly realised I was part of a very professional company who are passionate about dogs & delivering a truly first class service unlike anything else available. The concept is just brilliant!
I had spent 20 years in retail and sales and I wanted a complete change. I have experience working with animals and pet nutrition and this is where my passion lies. We were given the opportunity to take over the area and we really couldn't say no! Both Lee and I have a huge love for dogs and can fully relate to pet parents who don't want to use kennels whilst they go on holiday. Having been together for 24 years, Lee and I make the best team - Barking Mad is the perfect fit for us!
We're dedicated to ensuring all dogs in our care have a wonderful holiday; our host families are very special, have lots of experience, love and cuddles to give your dog a home-from-home experience. We truly believe Barking Mad offers the best service with many repeat bookings and recommendations from very satisfied customers, but don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what some of our customers have been saying on the customer comments page.
If you're looking for an alternative to kennels, where your dog is looked after by a loving host family as if it were their own, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Would you like to join our host community?
We understand what it is like to be a host for Barking Mad, the furry guest becomes part of your family and it can be hard to say ‘Goodbye’ when it is time to for them to return home!
As a Barking Mad host, you will offer bespoke one-to-one home boarding holiday care for our dogs. You will also have opportunities to meet up with other host families regularly for Coffee Mornings, Dog Walks, Afternoon Tea and more. If you would like to say goodbye to ‘doglessness’ and enjoy having a temporary furry guest, enjoying all the benefits of dog ownership without the financial or full-time commitment, then why not become a part of our valued host community, myself & Lee are available to give you support 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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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.
“Home from home holiday for my 2 rescue dogs, who I couldn't bear to leave in kennels, as they're used to their home comforts. Andrea takes all your dog's details to make sure they are looked after and cared for as if they were at home. I received regular updates and photo's and they were having a blast with their host. Excellent service, highly recommend”
- Sam E