Barking Mad - Pet Care Franchise

Run your own successful dog home boarding business organising 'dog holidays' in select host family homes.

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  • Finance requirements
    Initial Franchise Fee: £11,950
    Total Investment: £13,350
  • Available areas
    Key locations still available throughout the UK.

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The UK's No.1 Pet Care Business Opportunity

We provide a dog home boarding service for dog lovers as an alternative to dog kennels or house sitting.

Barking Mad provides a Home-from-Home holiday for your dog. Happy Dog, Happy Holiday, Happy You! Barking Mad is a multi-award winning, dynamic, challenging and rewarding home based business in the fast-growing pet care sector.

Founded in 2000, we have years of experience and proven success providing unrivalled training, support and investment in the latest systems and technology. Barking Mad offers the UK's largest, professional home from home dog care opportunity providing one to one care for dogs with loving host families as an alternative to traditional kennels and house sitting.

BENEFITS include:

  • The only pet care brand with a National TV advertising campaign.
  • A growing marketplace worth of £4bn.
  • Trusted brand with 5 star Trustpilot ‘Best in Category’ No.1 rating.
  • Part of Franchise Brands plc, an exceptionally knowledgeable franchisor offering unrivalled and ongoing support.
  • Regular, repeat custom.
  • Flexible working hours to suit your lifestyle.

We are keen to hear from candidate across the UK who’d like to join Barking Mad as a franchise business owner.

Videos
Barking Mad Waiting for Hobbes TV advert Customer Version
Barking Mad Waiting for Hobbes TV advert Customer Version
Going away without your dog? Dogs deserve a holiday too! Why not use the UK's favourite dog sitting company Barking Mad? We will arrange your dog's perfect holiday just like the gorgeous cockerpoo Hobbes who has a wonderful dog holiday with his loving dog care host in the Barking Mad TV advert.
Barking Mad Franchise Opportunity
Barking Mad Franchise Opportunity
Hear what our franchise dog business owners have to say about being Barking Mad! Our multi-award winning business opportunity is highly respected and a fantastic career for hundreds of dog lovers across the UK.
Barking Mad National Conference 2017
Barking Mad National Conference 2017
Hear what our franchisees had to say about our 2017 National Franchise Conference! We were delighted to be able to get the views of many of our franchisees whilst at the conference in Windermere, Cumbria.
News
Pet Industry Awards Recognition for Barking Mad Melissa
Pet Industry Awards Recognition for Barking Mad Melissa
27 November 2017
Barking Mad Dog Care’s Franchisee of the Year, Melissa Sincock, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the pet services’ category of the Pet Industry Federation‘s Pet Industry Awards! Melissa’s 5* dog sitting business, Barking Mad Middlesex, offers dog holidays with excellence in customer service a...
Barking Mad Dog Care Win ‘Dog Friendly’ Best Dog Sitters Award
Barking Mad Dog Care Win ‘Dog Friendly’ Best Dog Sitters Award
14 November 2017
Everyone at Barking Mad Dog Care is celebrating this week after being awarded the title of 'Best Sitter' by public vote, in the Dog Friendly Awards 2017! The Dog friendly Awards, held in association with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, are described as: "The public's opportunity to recognise and reward pet...
Barking Mad hit top dog spot with 3000+ reviews
Barking Mad hit top dog spot with 3000+ reviews
28 September 2017
Barking Mad Dog Care the leading UK pet care franchise brand based in Cumbria, are celebrating after becoming ranked top of hundreds of pet companies nationwide having received over 3000 fantastic customer reviews in the last 12 months. The testimonials are verified by Trustpilot, one of the world...
It’s a Dog’s Life for Our New Barking Mad Business Owners
It’s a Dog’s Life for Our New Barking Mad Business Owners
10 August 2017
At Barking Mad, we love working with our franchise network of amazing local business owners! Our dog sitting entrepreneurs come from a wide range of professional backgrounds but share an all consuming love of dogs. Their working days are spent bringing happy holidays to dogs and dog owners alike, ...
Dog Sitting Industry TV First for Barking Mad
Dog Sitting Industry TV First for Barking Mad
10 August 2017
Barking Mad launch #celebritydogHobbes TV advert. Television fame has been announced by Barking Mad, the UK’s leading dog sitting company, in a dog care industry first! Throughout the country, dog loving followers of the canine holiday specialists have been intrigued by the appearance of the myste...
Barking Mad Recognises and Supports Dog Sitting Achievement
Barking Mad Recognises and Supports Dog Sitting Achievement
10 August 2017
At Barking Mad Dog Care we believe in supporting and encouraging our local franchise business owners every step of the way. Our annual conference, held at the stunningly located Lakeside Hotel, on the shores of Lake Windermere, gives us the opportunity to come together, recognising and celebrating...
Barking Mad Dog Care achieve ISO 9001 certification
Barking Mad Dog Care achieve ISO 9001 certification
11 July 2017
Quality Recognition for UK’s Leading Dog Sitters Barking Mad Dog Care has achieved ISO 9001 certification, in a first for the dog sitting industry! This is a huge achievement which demonstrates the effectiveness of our quality management system and our capability of satisfying the rigors of an ext...
Barking Mad announce Franchisee of the Year 2013
Barking Mad announce Franchisee of the Year 2013
24 April 2013
  Chris & Alex Cowe, Barking Mad Perthshire and Clackmannanshire We have named the Barking Mad 2013 Franchisee of the Year at our 10th annual national conference as Chris and Alex Cowe from Kinross Managing Director Lee Dancy, who founded our company in 2000, said: ‘We were thrilled to pr...
Barking Mad Pet Care Professionals Celebrate 10th Successful Annual Conference.
Barking Mad Pet Care Professionals Celebrate 10th Successful Annual Conference.
24 April 2013
  Managing Director Lee Dancy (front left) celebrated last weekend with the help of her family, national network and support team based at their head office in Barbon, Cumbria.  Barking Mad Pet Care Professionals who own the franchise system that provides dogs and their owners with an alterna...
Barking Mad British Franchise Association Award 2013 Finalists
Barking Mad British Franchise Association Award 2013 Finalists
24 April 2013
  BARKING MAD REVEALED AS FINALISTS FOR PRESTIGIOUS FRANCHISING AWARDS The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced the finalists for the 2013 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers. The Awards, now in their 24th year, showcase the UK ’s most exceptio...
FREE Night's Stay with Barking Mad Dog Holidays
FREE Night's Stay with Barking Mad Dog Holidays
24 April 2013
  We know everyone needs to get away every now and then, so we thought it was about time dogs had a holiday too! The UK’s leading ‘home from home’ pet care service offer a unique alternative to house sitting and kennels. The concept is centred on accommodating dogs in a caring environment ens...

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