Barking Mad Dog Care

Barking Mad Dog Care

Established Member
– Joined 2002

Turn the dream of working with dogs and dog loving people every day into a successful career. Established in 2000 we offer bespoke pet holidays, provided through a franchise network of dedicated, local professionals. Franchisees recruit a community of carefully chosen, pet-loving host families who care for pets whilst their owners are away.

As a multi award-winning pet care pioneer, Barking Mad is widely recognised across the sector and the franchise industry, delighting thousands of happy customers every year.

Passionate about dogs and excellent customer service. If you think you’d like to join the team, we look forward to hearing from you!

Barking Mad’s team of experts are specialists in all areas of the business, so you don’t have to be! From sales and accounts advice, to social media and online marketing support, help is on hand. Franchisees are guided every step of the way with one to one business planning and expert training guides.

As part of Franchise Brands plc since 2016, our franchisees also benefit from the knowledge of a group of market-leading franchise businesses who share the same support services, with huge commitment to investment and innovation.


Upon joining Barking Mad there is initial classroom practical in-house training with support in all areas, covering aspects including:

  • Business planning / systems
  • Dog behaviour
  • Marketing / PR
  • Social media / Email marketing
  • Database / CRM
  • Sales techniques
  • Accounts
  • I.T. (including laptop / smartphone set-up)
  • Administration
  • Customer service

What will I do as a Franchisee

Every day is different, whether it’s being out and about visiting customers and hosts (taking advantage of doggy cuddles along the way, of course!) working flexible hours in your home/office, or marketing your business in your local area. You will also fulfil the role of ‘dog chauffeur’ and organise community events for dog lovers in your territory such as: coffee mornings, afternoon teas and shopping centre promotions. As your business grows, you may also decide to recruit staff to assist with operational and marketing tasks.

The franchise is £9,995+VAT, but with our various pricing options that we offer, you can get started from just £4,995 + VAT of your own funds. Barking Mad also has a great relationship with high street banks and there is also the option of a government start up loans scheme, subject to acceptance.

Key Information

Start-Up Cost:

From £4,995+VAT

Franchise Type:


Sector Type:

Pet Services

Investment Type:

Investment Franchise



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