Brexit Proof Dream Career Opportunity Offered to Dog Lovers

Dog Holiday Entrepreneur Trisha Tattersall Launches Barking Mad Search for A New Business Owner

Farnham (and surrounding area), leading dog care provider, Barking Mad is now offered for sale. Circa. £38k

The successful applicant will be offered a dream franchise opportunity to change their life by running a flexible, home based business, organising holidays for dogs and creating a community of local dog lovers. Accompanying cherished pets to their owners’ weddings will also be all in a day’s work!

Lee Dancy says MD and founder of Barking Mad:

‘Whilst other sectors are struggling, our independently rated 5* dog sitting service is outstripping demand, leading to our decision to expand into new areas of the UK. Historically, Barking Mad has proven itself to be a recession proof business and our growth as a home-grown success story is continuing, despite current concerns over Brexit.

We have identified new areas of the UK where there is a need for quality dog care and are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic communicators, with the ambition to grow a successful business. We are committed to seeing our franchisees’ businesses flourish and provide award winning training and support, as well as offering realistic start-up costs.

Making money doesn’t have to be boring – our franchise business owners simply love what they do, spending every working day with lovely dogs and like-minded dog lovers! Our franchise network recently scored us 97% for products and services, 11% up on the industry average, in an independent survey by Smith + Henderson.”

Lee started the dog care brand in 2000, by organising holidays for dogs from her home in Cumbria. The concept of a home from home alternative to kennels, where doggy guests stay with carefully selected host families, was so popular that the business soon grew into a multi award winning franchise. There are currently over 82 branches in operation across the UK.

With the Pet Food Manufacturers Association advising that 26% of England’s population are dog owners, with an average of 1.4 dogs per household, prospective doggy customers are in plentiful supply. Bringing the Barking Mad service provides reassurance for dog owners who want the very best care for their furry family members, whilst also providing a chance for local people to become part of the Barking Mad Host Community. This volunteer activity can help alleviate loneliness, allowing members to enjoy the social aspects of get-togethers, going out walking and the company of a wagging tail at home.

If you are considering a career change, facing redundancy or contemplating a new direction which will allow you to indulge your love of dogs, you can contact Trisha by calling for an  informal chat in the first instance 01252 560877 or email

Barking Mad is part of the Franchise Brands plc group of companies and is the UK’s favourite dog holiday company, as verified by TrustPilot. Contact Barking Mad at to find your dog’s home from home today.


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