Dog lovers help change lives

Local dog sitters, Barking Mad NE Fife, 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.

Brad Eggleston of Barking Mad NE Fife, said: “We are so proud to announce that Dogs for Good is Barking Mad’s chosen charity for 2018.

“Dogs for Good trains assistance dogs to support adults and children with a wide range of disabilities and children with Autism, to enrich and improve lives.

“This is particularly relevant to Barking Mad and 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 is 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.”

Barking Mad NE Fife’s ultimate wish would be to raise enough money to fund the training of a Dogs for Good puppy and would really appreciate help from local residents.

Throughout 2018 they plan to hold fund-raising events including regional shows, village fairs and community events, and would love to hear from anyone if they would like to get involved.

Brad can be contacted on 01334 880337 or visit www.barkingmad.uk.com/franchisees/dundee/ to find out more.

In the coming weeks they will also be introducing an initiative to enable customers to make a voluntary donation of a pound, with every booking made with their dog home boarding service.