Kids crying out for a dog? Can't commit to full-time ownership?

Kids crying out for a dog? Can't commit to full-time ownership?


0f084a28a71dc603462d90db4eb299ed.jpg Why not become a host for Barking Mad, the leading alternative to kennels? Look after family-friendly  dogs in the school holidays and, if you are a stay-at-home parent, other times too.

 We have lots of lovely dogs who need home-from-home care whilst their owners are away. We carefully vet and  match dogs to you, your family and lifestyle. You are insured and fully supported and you can host as little or as  much as you wish. Choose the dogs who stay with you; we will never ask you to look after dogs from different  families at the same time. This is a great way for your kids to have fun and learn about the responsibilities of  caring for a dog without the practical, financial and emotional commitment of full time ownership. Families with  up to two well socialised dogs of their own are also welcome to apply. Children must all be of school-age.  

Barking Mad was established in 2000 as an alternative to kennels. Our professional dog sitting service arranges holidays for dogs when their owners need to go away, because we believe dogs deserve a holiday too!

Offering an alternative to traditional dog kennels is what we do but at the very core of our business is a desire to give customers complete peace of mind by delivering a professional, tailor made service which meets the individual needs of every dog in our care. We firmly believe in getting to know our customers and their 3984d59dc33e003ef4529e9b453a09fb.jpgfurry family members, with Barking Mad you'll never be asked to fill out lengthy forms on line or do all the hard work - we take care of everything.

 For more information on hosting or to use the service for your own dog go to: or  contact Newcastle and Tyne valley owner-operator, Carrie Jarvis, 0191 4147264 or email

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