Dog sitters, Barking Mad Durham, are asking fellow dog lovers to join them in helping to change lives. The dog holiday specialists have officially partnered with ‘Dogs for Good’, a life transforming charity which creates partnerships between people living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs.

Joanne of Durham enthused:

“We are so proud to announce that ‘Dogs for Good’ is Barking Mad’s chosen charity for 2018! Dogs for Good train assistance dogs to support adults and children with a wide range of disabilities and also children with autism, in order to enrich and improve lives.

This is particularly relevant to the work which we undertake with our own dog sitting Host Community. We offer the opportunity to care for someone else’s dog whilst its owners are away and through this initiative, we witness the amazing difference that canine companions can make in terms of improving social interaction and fitness every day.”

Cathryn Simpson, Corporate Partnerships Manager for Dogs for Good said,

‘We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Barking Mad in 2018, there’s obvious synergy between the two organisations in respect of the dogs but more importantly the ethos of both organisations is closely matched and this is important to ensure a successful partnership. Thank you to everyone for getting involved!”

How can you get involved?

Barking Mad Durham’s ultimate wish would be to raise enough money to fund the training of a Dogs for Good puppy and would really appreciate your help! Throughout 2018 they plan to hold fundraising events and would love to hear from you if you would like to get involved. Jo can be contacted on 0191 5805111 email and to find out more.