Missing a dog in your life? Become a Barking Mad holiday host.

More and more people are discovering the joy that the company of a dog can bring, even without owning a dog of their own.

Based locally, Barking Mad has been matching friendly dogs with loving host families for their holidays for over 15 years.

Our unique service provide the opportunity for people to enjoy the benefits of having a dog but without the cost and commitment of ownership.   Due to our ever increasing popularity, we’re always looking for new people to welcome our furry guests whilst their owners are away.

Dogs are carefully matched to suit your home and lifestyle and come with all their own food, toys and other belongings.  Hosts can choose when they are available around their own holidays and commitments, whilst Barking Mad covers all expenses and takes care of everything such as insurance, meetings and paperwork, along with full local support 24/7. There’s also the occasional opportunity to meet up with other hosts at our coffee mornings, walks and other social get-togethers.

We’re keen to hear from retired people, families, people working from home…or anyone who has time to care for a dog occasionally.  You just need to meet our criteria which includes having a safe dog-friendly home and secure garden.

So if you’re interested in becoming a host, or if you would like to arrange a holiday for your dog with Barking Mad, call 01772 696589 or email kevin.matthews@barkingmad.uk.com


Come along to find out more and meet some of our existing hosts at our free coffee morning at Café Delphine at 305B Gregson Lane (next to community centre & green) between 10am-1pm on Tuesday 15th May. Booking is not needed but let us know you are coming if possible so we have enough cake!