Barking Mad - Taunton
- Dog home boarding in Somerset
- Because dogs deserve a holiday too
- 5 Star professional service
- Sleepovers and long stay
- Friendly personal service
- Door to door collection and delivery
Barking Mad - Dog Home Boarding in Taunton
Penny and Clive Beckhelling
We are Penny and Clive and have just taken oven the long-established Barking Mad service in the Taunton area from Amy and Naomi and aim to keep the same high standards our regular customers have come to enjoy.
We are a married couple who have lived in the Taunton area for over 40 years. We have a Lakeland Terrier puppy called Ella and 2 cats, Reo and Macka. We have had dogs between us since childhood. As pet lovers we know how important it is to match your dog to the ideal host. Let us take care of your dog’s holiday so you can enjoy yours.
We offer a home from home boarding service with our dedicated team of dog loving hosts as an alternative to kennels.
20 years of Barking Mad experience allows professional matching of dogs and hosts to give you peace of mind. We chauffer your VIP (very important pet) to the pet sitter to reduce the busyness just before your break.
Bridgwater - Burnham-on-Sea - Chard - Crewkerne - Dulverton - Highbridge
Ilminster - Langport - Martock - Merriott - Milverton - Minehead - Montacute
North Petherton - Somerton - South Petherton - Stoke-sub-Hamdon
Taunton - Watchet - Wellington - Williton - Wiveliscombe - Dunster - Cannington
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.