Established in 2000, Barking Mad is a leading provider of dog home boarding services (dog holidays) and has over 70 franchisees nationwide. As well as marketing to dog owners, the franchisees recruit dog-loving host families who can take in and look after a dog when the owners are away from home.

Hosts range from people who are retired and have plenty of free time, to families who enjoy having a dog to stay during school holiday periods. The franchisee organises all aspects of this service, including matching the dogs to the appropriate hosts, collection and delivery of the dogs, and customer communications. Customers enjoy peace of mind with a professional service that focuses on the individual needs of every dog. Franchisees undergo a comprehensive training programme prior to launch. Post-launch, Barking Mad provides a regular programme of support and development for franchisees.

Further information about Barking Mad, including franchise opportunities, is available via their website: