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Leading Pet Franchise Barking Mad Northamptonshire For Sale

Northampton, Northamptonshire
Asking Price:
Under £50K
Net Profit:
Under £50K

An exciting opportunity has arisen to buy into a successful, enjoyable and flexible pet franchise business, offering a professional home from home dog boarding service. Barking Mad is an award winning franchise and the market leader with a 5 star Trust Pilot rating.

We are a dynamic and exciting management franchise business which is a home-based professional alternative to kennels. The flexibility of this business allows for a thoroughly rewarding, family friendly business opportunity.

Our service is a home based, professional alternative to kennels where our network of carefully selected host families offer home from home care when the dogs’ owners are away. We carefully match dogs to host families according to their daily routine, exercise needs etc and offer a door to door collection service.


Barking Mad is a multi- award winning franchise which stands out from the crowd in terms of brand exposure, professionalism and the support provided to our highly motivated team of franchisees.

The business for sale covers a large geographic area and is thriving, with a strong and continually growing customer base with significant untapped potential for further development within the area.

Pet ownership continues to grow with 24% of all UK households now owning a dog, and home alternatives to kennels is an increasing market in which Barking Mad is a brand leader. It is a cash positive business which has high turnover year-round, and substantial repeat bookings throughout the year.

Who this opportunity would suit

Dog lovers who want to run their own professional pet care service with the full support and back up of a well-established and thriving company with a proven track record of success.

Marketing, Training & Support

Barking Mad has a professional team of support staff based at head office. Franchise owners are, therefore, in business for themselves but not by themselves.

In addition to a customer contact centre which handles calls when the franchisees are busy with other tasks, they offer high standards of marketing and training in areas such as social media, IT, business management and development. A thorough induction training package and handover period with the existing franchisee is also available.

The Barking Mad Company/Brand

Barking Mad was established in 2000 and has over 65 franchisee throughout the UK and full membership of the British Franchise Association since 2002.

In 2013 we were winners of the Franchise Support Award and one of our franchisees won the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year in 2014 and Barking Mad were awarded Amazon Growing Business Award 2016.

Property information


Home based business. Territory covers Moulton, Kingsthorpe, Brixworth, Crick, Wellingborough, Raunds and surrounding villages

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Large areas of the territory are as yet untapped. Up to date market research information is available on request.

Competition / Market:

There are other dog care services in the area but Barking Mad is a unique offering. Home boarding is a rapidly expanding sector of the market.

Reasons for selling:

Splitting the existing Northamptonshire territory in half to enable greater coverage of the area, and therefore maintain a continued high quality customer experience but with more flexibility.

Years established:
6 years

Franchise Information

Franchise opportunity:

Franchise Resale

Other Information

Support & training:

Full initial training provided consisting of a 5 day course at our head office in the Lake District, followed by a structured 3 week handover period.Continuing training is available covering marketing, social media, recruitment, business development, management etc.

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This business can be run from home.

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