Barking Mad - Bath & South Somerset
BA1-16, 20-22, BS39
BA1-16, 20-22, BS39
- Dog Boarding in Bath & South Somerset
- Door to door collection and delivery
- Peace of mind is priceless
- Dogs stay with a host family
- Because dogs deserve a holiday too....
- Offering you a high quality service
Barking Mad - Dog Home Boarding in Somerset
My name is Nicole and I am your Barking Mad representative for the Bath & South Somerset areas including Frome, Warminster and Trowbridge. (A full list of towns can be found below).
I live in Somerset where I have lived all my life and I love it. I am a mother of two beautiful grown up daughters and a step-mummy to a very handsome ten-year old boy. I am also of course, a proud dog owner.
I have always loved dogs since I was a little girl and remember trying extremely hard, begging my parents to have my own dog. However, only when I was an adult earning my own wages and living on my own did I go out and seek my first dog ‘Macintosh’. Macintosh was a wonderful Springer Spaniel. I now have two dogs, one working Cocker Spaniel and a German Shepherd. I love them both dearly no matter what.
My dream has always been to work with animals however as a busy mum I worked in a school to be able to bring up my two daughters and be there for them as much as possible. Now they are older I have much more time and flexibility to follow my dreams.
I started working for Barking Mad as an employee in 2016 and enjoyed it so much that I decided to buy and run the Bath and South Somerset areas myself. I love the concept and like many dog owners I was always too worried to leave my dogs to go on holiday. I was always lucky enough to have my father and my daughters to look after them.
We work with you to provide you and your dogs with an excellent, worry free dog holiday experience.
We appreciate that going away, whether it is a family holiday or a business trip and entrusting your dog to someone else can be a difficult decision. However, having arranged lots of successful doggy holidays we know you will find the Barking Mad experience to be a very positive one.
Your dog(s) will be lovingly cared for by one of our carefully selected host families who will maintain your loved ones routines giving them a real home from home holiday themselves.
At Barking Mad, we are extremely careful in the selection of our hosts and host families. Our dog loving hosts have safe and secure environments for your special doggies to be looked after. With our support our hosts provide the very best dog care so your special furry friend always has a one to one holiday to be remembered.
While you are away we will keep you updated on how your best friend(s) is getting along with the host family, by sending you a text or email message that we hope will help you relax and enjoy your break. We find that it’s often the simple things, like text or email messages that make the biggest difference to our customers.
Your loved one(s) are then returned with a happy, waggy tail and a postcard telling the story of their holiday, and even a photograph too!
I truly believe Barking Mad is the best local alternative to kennels with lots of repeat bookings and recommendations from lots of very satisfied customers. But don’t just take my word for it, take a look at what some of my customers have been saying on the customer comments page.
Glastonbury - Street - Godney - Butleigh - Baltonsborough - Lamyatt - Ditcheat - Priddy - Wells - Wookey
Cheddar - Yarley - Westbury-sub-Mendip - West Compton - Easton - North Wotton
East Pennard - Castle Cary - Farrington Gurney - West Harptree - Ilchester - Yeovilton
Yeovil Marsh - Odcombe - East Chinnock - Haselbury Plucknett - Halstock - West Coker - Mudford
Marston Magna - Queen Camel - North Cadbury - North Cheriton - Horsington
Cucklington - Penselwood - Charlton Musgrove - Stourton - Mere - Kilmington - Kingston Deverill
Maiden Bradley - Longbridge Deverill - Sherrington - Bapton- Chitterne - Bishopstrow - Warminster
Westbury - North Bradley - Trowbridge - Limpley Stoke - Bradford on Avon - Monkton Farleigh
Batheaston - Bathampton - Bathford - West Knolye - Corsley - Trowbridge - Heytesbury
Codford St Mary - Upton Lovell - Westwood - Monkton Combe - Stanton Prior - Frome
Corsley - Midsomer Norton - Radstock - Trudoxhill - Paulton
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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