Dog Sitting Hosts

If you love dogs but can't have one full time, why not look after friendly dogs, for short stays, over nights, or maybe weeks.  Just say when you're available and what types of dogs you prefer and The Barking Mad team will get in touch when they have one they think you'd like to look after! It really is that simple!

The team will bring each dog to your home and collect them again at the end of their stay.  All of the gorgeous, furry visitors will bring everything they need including food and toys!  'Hosting' works really well if you love dogs maybe you are unable to commit to owning one full time, or if you already have a dog, that gets on well with other dogs.

The fantastic host network includes people who work from home, people who are retired and people who travel a lot.  

[Please note that Barking Mad is a commercial business and uses willing volunteers (who receive a token payment of £6.50 per night) to support their operation.  Although not strictly speaking volunteering we promote this opportunity because it does have positive benefits for the participants.]


Previous dog owner ideally, and with a secure area.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
    Barking Mad will run through everything with the host
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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This opportunity is available in: West Northamptonshire

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