Barking Mad Dog Care goes International with 1st Irish Franchise

03 October 2019

Changing the face of dog care in Ireland, Barking Mad’s first international franchise has launched in the Galway and Limerick area, proving there is clear demand for the leading dog sitting franchise’s premium alternative to kennels. 

On deciding to launch the first Irish Barking Mad franchise, Jennifer Curtin from Lahinch, County Care, said: 

“I am very proud to launch the Barking Mad alternative to kennels in Ireland. Coming from a large extended family, this is the only time I’ve ever been the first to do anything, so it means a lot! Animals have always been my passion; I have worked as a dog groomer for the last thirteen years and adore my own two dogs: Kala, a Staffordshire bull terrier and Sky, a collie mix. 

Brainstorming with a relative in Yorkshire, they asked if we had anything like Barking Mad in Ireland. After research, I concluded that we didn’t and went straight to the source to launch my own branch. I can’t fault the team at Barking Mad for their support. With their experience, all avenues have been tried and tested, so I’m confident that together we can make a success of Barking Mad in Ireland.” 

Pet care pioneers, Barking Mad, have established an extensive network throughout the UK, which with the new Irish addition, now totals 88 franchises.

Managing Director, Rachel Stewart, said: 

“Launching our first Irish franchise, enables us to realise our ambitious expansion programme, working with local dog lovers to bring our multi award-winning dog sitting service to new areas. We are so excited to announce that Barking Mad has gone international and are looking for others to join us! Barking Mad franchise owners benefit from a lifestyle with flexibility, a growing full-time income and the rewards of making a really positive difference to the lives of dog lovers and their four-legged best friends.” 

The Barking Mad dog sitting service has been delighting thousands of happy customers in the UK for the last twenty years and is rated 5* by the independent review platform Trustpilot.  Franchise owners offer bespoke dog holidays and recruit a community of carefully chosen, dog-loving host families who care for pets whilst their owners are away. 

Barking Mad is part of the Franchise Brands plc group of companies, which is listed on the Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”) of the London Stock Exchange. Franchise Brands plc is an international multi-brand franchisor with a combined network of over 450 franchisees in 12 countries and is hugely committed to investment and innovation. 

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