Barking Mad - Newcastle and Tyne Valley
- Home-from-home dog boarding
- Tailored to your dog's individual needs
- Matched to a loving host family
- Bookings are exclusively for your dog(s)
- 5 star rated on Trustpilot
- Happy dog, happy holiday, happy you!
Barking Mad - Dog Home Boarding in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
Hi! I’m Carrie and I’m delighted to run your local Barking Mad dog home boarding service in the Newcastle, Tyne Valley, Hexham, Pudhoe and surrounding areas.
Our dog sitting team includes my husband, Ian, and in the busy months we have help from our driving and admin staff, too. Our wonderful host families are also here to make sure that your dog is not simply accommodated but has a lovely holiday in a local home-from-home environment while you’re away.
As former Barking Mad Newcastle and Tyne Valley customers Ian and I know how important it is that the care your dog receives is tailored to their needs and that they are looked after by genuine dog lovers. At our first meeting in your home I ask all about those little things that are unique to your dog because we understand that every dog is an individual and a very important part of your family. I use this information to match them up to a compatible host family and we usually have several matches for each dog which ensures a high level of availability. I am licensed with Gateshead Council.
Barking Mad Dog Sitting Home Baording Carrie And Her Staff Newcastle Tyne Valley
Your local team (L-R): Ian (owner/doggie chauffeur), Helen (admin assistant), Ethel (doggie chauffeur) and Carrie (owner/operator)
Ian or another team member will chauffeur-drive your pooch with all their personal bits and bobs (unlimited baggage allowance!) to their holiday home and stay with them until they are settled. Our hand-picked and experienced dog care hosts will then provide all the love and attention you would want for them, with most located right on the edge of Newcastle-Gateshead or in rural locations within Tynedale, your dog will be exercised in lovely green spaces too. Our hosts look after your dog and we look after our hosts which ensures real home-from-home care provided in the context of a professional, 5 star rated service.Our care is always, of course, provided on a one-to-one basis (or to a family pair); we never mix dogs from different families other than providing the option for your dog to have a resident playmate, if you wish. We stay in touch with messages and photos and we’ll return your waggy-tailed pooch to you complete with his or her holiday post card!Areas Covered
We operate from from our office base in Stella, near Ryton in the lower Tyne Valley, and cover the following areas:
Barrasford - Belsay - Blaydon - Brandon - Burnopfield - Consett - Corbridge - Dinnington - Ebchester
Esh Winning - Gosforth - Great Park - Haltwhistle - Hamsterley Mill - Haydon Bridge - Hexham
Humshaugh - Jesmond - Kenton - Kingston Park - Lanchester - Matfen - Newcastle Central
Newcastle North - Newcastle West - Ponteland - Prudhoe - Riding Mill - Rowlands Gill
Ryton - Saltwell - Sandyford - Seaton Burn - Shotley Bridge - South Gosforth - Stamfordham
Stocksfield - Sunniside - Tyne Valley - West Gateshead - Whickham
Wide Open - Winlaton - Woolsington - Wylam
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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