‘The first fully qualified and independently certified national franchise opportunity for mobile dog groomers launches with competition worth £11,950’

The HSBC and British Franchise Association award winning* national pet care franchise business Barking Mad who offer luxury alternative to kennels across the UK,  has launched an exciting new venture at the British Dog Grooming Championships (Sunday October 6th 2013). Barking Mad Professional Mobile Dog Grooming is a new franchise business complimenting their well established brand and is proud to be the first stand alone dog wash and grooming business to have achieved British Franchise Association (BFA) member status (provisional). Barking Mad is launching with a high value Free Prize Draw competition to win a franchise* as the main prize worth £11,950.

Barking Mad franchising offers a quality and lucrative opportunity for those wishing to work in the buoyant dog care industry.

The original Barking Mad concept, which continues to grow from strength to strength, arranges for dogs to stay with one of their network of loving host families whilst owners are away.

has earned a reputation for quality and as the brand leader they are well placed to deliver the equivalent high standards in dog grooming. Franchising offers a better business alternative to the majority of independent self starters in the dog care industry who cannot call upon the award winning expertise and support model that the experienced franchisor Barking Mad can offer. Current Barking Mad franchisees will work alongside new grooming franchisees  under the parent Barking Mad Dog Care brand. The company will offer a genuine point of difference with their Customer Contact Centre based in the UK. The service will take calls and messages for their dog groomers so that when a Barking Mad customer phones in they get to talk to a real person who is friendly and knowledgeable rather than an answer machine or a poor quality mobile in a van.


Managing Director Lee Dancy (right) with National Operations Manager, Lisa Morton.

Managing Director Lee Dancy said, Over the last 13 years we have gained a wealth of experience within the pet industry and franchising sector.  Our National Operations Manager Lisa Morton adds 13 years of hands-on mobile grooming experience to a system that represents an excellent template for franchising. It’s the perfect fit where we know we can offer a proven professional business model in a profitable sector”.

Barking Mad are confident that mobile grooming by qualified dog stylists with innovative products and services combined with the added convenience of coming to the customer, will explode across the UK in the coming years. Lee added, “We frequently receive requests for a professional and reliable service and our experience shows that a well run franchise can expect to be booked up months in advance with repeat business gained by local marketing, reputation and referral.”

Lisa Morton (National Operations Manager) said, “Individuals with a passion for dogs who see the opportunity that there is to work in the grooming sector don’t necessarily have all the skills and understanding they need to make it work. Barking Mad offers award winning support and years of business and grooming experience in one turn-key operation”.

Lisa added

“The existing Barking Mad dog care network will compliment our grooming franchises well as we will have similar customers many of whom will know and trust the Barking Mad brand”.

The first Barking Mad Professional Mobile Grooming franchise will start trading in late 2013 / early 2014 and the company is expecting demand to be high with enquiries from across the country.