Barking Mad Franchise

Barking Mad franchise provides professional home dog boarding, arranging home from home holidays as the alternative to kennels.

Established in 2000, Barking Mad is the UK’s most trusted dog sitting service, as independently verified by TrustPilot. Bespoke dog holidays are provided through a franchise network of dedicated, local professionals. Franchisees coordinate dog holidays and recruit a community of carefully chosen, dog-loving host families, who care for pets whilst their owners are away.

Our 80+ franchise owners love what they do and reap the benefits of a successful, flexible, family-friendly career

When you buy a Barking Mad franchise, you will also benefit from an experienced team of customer contact centre advisors, providing a friendly and professional voice to answer every call your business receives. Appointment booking and customer conversion are their specialities!

Barking Mad invest in the latest systems to stay ahead of the pack! As a full member of the British Franchise Association (Bfa) since 2002, our team has been recognised with multiple awards and nominations from organisations such as the Bfa & HSBC, Amazon Business, Pet Industry Federation (PIF), Encouraging Women In Franchising (Ewif), WorkBuzz Best Franchise Awards and many more.

Barking Mad is expanding across the UK and needs new, motivated business owners to meet demand. Could this be you?

Min Personal Investment: N/A
Min Total Investment: £ 15,400
BFA Relationship: Full Member
Franchise Type: Home-based
Industry: Pet

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A Labrador called Star, who has been described as a little boy’s ‘light in his darkest times’, was just one of the deserving doggy winners to be discovered in the Barking Mad UK Dog Awards, which celebrated canine companions and the difference they make to our lives.  

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Barking Mad 2019 Developments

2019 was a busy year for Barking Mad, the UK’s most trusted dog sitting service.  The year was kicked off by a national campaign to champion dog sitting as the antidote to modern day loneliness. In June, Fife franchisees John and Elaine Warburton won the Lifestyle Business Category in the bfa HSBC Franchise of the Year Awards.  In September Barking Mad went international, launching their first franchisee outside of the UK in Ireland.  The year finished with Barking Mad been ranked as the top pet sector franchise in Elite Franchise’s Top 100 League Table, as well as ranking as no.34 overall in the UK.  And on top of this, Barking Mad has continued to support and strengthen their relationship with the charity Dogs for Good. 

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