Barking Mad - Shropshire
- Dog home boarding in Shropshire
- Sleepovers & long stay
- 5 Star processional service
- Because dogs deserve a holiday too
- Door to door collection and delivery
- Friendly personal service
Barking Mad - Dog Home Boarding in Shropshire
My name is Anne Kessell and I live in Muxton, Telford with my partner John and our white German Shepherd Fozzy and black Labrador Bruce. I cover the Shrewsbury, Telford and surrounding areas for Barking Mad.
I am delighted to be part of the Barking Mad team where we offer a wonderful and professional alternative to kennels. Your dog or dogs will get to stay in a friendly and safe home where they will enjoy their own holiday and will keep to their usual routines. Knowing this will give you the peace of mind to enjoy your own holiday. My priority is to match your beloved pet with a suitable holiday home where they will be able to enjoy exploring somewhere new.
I have a background in secretarial and administration and I have worked in many different kinds of companies in different parts of the country. Barking Mad gives me the opportunity to use the great organisational skills obtained over the years and allows me to meet with different dogs every day! It is brilliant to be able to offer this great service to dog owners.
If you would like your dog or dogs to enjoy a wonderful holiday while you and the rest of your family relax knowing that your precious family member is having a great time, please call or send me an email and I will give you more information on using the Barking Mad experience. Alternatively if you are interested in become a “host” please also get in touch with me.
Alberbury - Abermule - Baschurch - Bowmere Heath - Brockton - Church Stretton - Churchstoke
Cockshutt - Crew Green - Dudleston - Ellesmere - Gobowen - Great Bolas - Ironbridge - Kinnerley
Knockin - Llangynog - Llansilin - Llanfyllin - Llanymnynech - Llandrinio - Llanwddyn
Llanrhaeadr-yn-Mochnant - Llanfar Caereinion - Longden upon Tern - Maesbrook - Marton - Meifod
Montgomery - Minsterley - Morda - Much Wenlock - Oswestry - Pen Y Bont - Pentrobert
Pontesbury - Prees - Shawbury - Shrawwardine - Shrewsbury - Stanton upon Hine Heath
Stipperstones - Telford - Trefonin - Waters Upton - Wellington - Welshampton
Wem - Welshpool - West Felton - Westbury - Weston Rhyn - Whitchurch - Worthen
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.
“Bonnie our Staffy dog has just returned from her second visit to Barking Mad , & i can not say enough about Anme & her sitters they are fantastic , as we can go & enjoy our holidays with out any worries. , Bonnie returned back as happy as the day she left us , & we now planning our next holiday . Thank you. Baking Mad ”
- Debbie & Darren Sweet
“This is the first time we have used Barkimg Mad & will not be the last , we left our dog Bonnie with a fabulous couple & can honestly say how happy & contented our dog was after she arrived back after her two week stay , whilst abroad we were sent updates & photos via email / whatapp so we could relax & enjoy our holiday knowing Bonnies happy too . Ann & the sitters Lauren. & Dan did everything to keep Bonnie in the routine she's used too , & i would recommend this excellent service to anyone 100%”
- Debbie & Darren Sweet