Barking Mad has launched its first international franchise in the Galway and Limerick area or Ireland.
Jennifer Curtin, from Lahinch, in County Care, said: “I am very proud to launch the Barking Mad alternative to kennels in Ireland.
“Coming from a large extended family, this is the only time I’ve ever been the first to do anything, so it means a lot. Animals have always been my passion; I have worked as a dog groomer for the last 13 years and adore my own two dogs.”
Brainstorming with a relative in Yorkshire, Jennifer was if there was anything like Barking Mad in Ireland. After research, she concluded that there wasn’t and went straight to the source to launch her own branch.
“I can’t fault the team at Barking Mad for their support. With their experience, all avenues have been tried and tested, so I’m confident that together we can make a success of Barking Mad in Ireland.”
The pet care franchise business has established an extensive network throughout the UK, which, with the new Irish addition, now totals 88 franchises.
Managing director Rachel Stewart said: “Launching our first Irish franchise enables us to realise our ambitious expansion programme, working with local dog lovers to bring our multi award-winning dog sitting service to new areas.
“We are so excited to announce that Barking Mad has gone international and are looking for others to join us.
“Barking Mad franchise owners benefit from a lifestyle with flexibility, a growing full-time income and the rewards of making a really positive difference to the lives of dog lovers and their four-legged best friends.”
The Barking Mad dog sitting service has been running for 20 years and is rated 5* by the independent review platform Trustpilot. Franchise owners offer bespoke dog holidays and recruit dog-loving host families to care for pets while their owners are away.
It is part of the Franchise Brands group of companies, which is listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange.