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Barbon, Kirkby Lonsdale & surrounding areas

Qualified with Distinctions
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Fiona Donaldson

A mother of two fabulous sons and the proud owner of two Border Collie dogs, Mist and Scout. I am fortunate enough to live in the beautiful County of Cumbria and love nothing more than walking the fells and exploring our wonderful coastlines. I have spent a lifetime living and talking dogs and horses. I spent several years working as a Dog Trainer, whilst grooming and turning out Show Dogs for all the Major Championship Shows, including Crufts.

I went on to run Public Houses but having never lost my love for the great outdoors, it was inevitable that I would return to doing what I love most. So here I am today, working for the fantastic Barking Mad Ltd Pet Care Professionals and I am looking forward to the challenges this presents, as Lee and Richard grow their Barking Mad Mobile Professional Dog Grooming Franchise system. I am so pleased to be involved with such an exciting dog business.

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We're delighted to provide our service in the following towns and surrounding areas:

  • Aldingham, Cumbria
  • Allithwaite, Cumbria
  • Annaside, Cumbria
  • Arkholme, Lancashire
  • Arrad Foot, Cumbria
  • Askam in Furness, Cumbria 
  • Ayside, Cumbria
  • Backbarrow, Cumbria
  • Bank End, Cumbria
  • Barbon, Cumbria
  • Bardsea, Cumbria
  • Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
  • Baycliff, Cumbria
  • Beck Foot, Cumbria
  • Beck Side, Cumbria
  • Beetham, Cumbria
  • Bigert Mire, Cumbria
  • Biggar, Cumbria
  • Blawith, Cumbria
  • Bootle, Cumbria
  • Borwick, Lancashire
  • Bouth, Cumbria
  • Bowland Bridge, Cumbria
  • Brigsteer, Cumbria
  • Broadgate, Cumbria
  • Broughton Beck, Cumbria
  • Broughton in Furness, Cumbria
  • Broughton Mills, Cumbria
  • Bullpot Farm, Cumbria
  • Burneside, Cumbria
  • Burton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire
  • Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria
  • Cantsfield, Lancashire
  • Capernwray, Lancashire
  • Cark, Cumbria
  • Cartmel Fell, Cumbria
  • Cartmel, Cumbria
  • Casterton, Cumbria
  • Chapel-le-Dale, North Yorkshire
  • Clawthorpe, Cumbria
  • Cockley Beck, Cumbria
  • Colton, Cumbria
  • Corney, Cumbria
  • Cotes, Cumbria
  • Cowan Bridge, Lancashire
  • Crook, Cumbria
  • Crooklands, Cumbria
  • Crosthwaite, Cumbria
  • Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria
  • Dendron, Cumbria
  • Duddon Bridge, Cumbria
  • Endmoor, Cumbria
  • Farleton, Cumbria
  • Field Broughton, Cumbria
  • Finsthwaite, Cumbria
  • Flookburgh, Cumbria
  • Force Forge, Cumbria
  • Foxfield, Cumbria
  • Garnett Bridge, Cumbria
  • Gatebeck, Cumbria
  • Gawthwaite, Cumbria
  • Gleaston, Cumbria
  • Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
  • Grayrigg, Cumbria
  • Great Urswick, Cumbria
  • Greenodd, Cumbria
  • Grigghall, Cumbria
  • Grizebeck, Cumbria
  • Hall Dunnerdale, Cumbria
  • Haverigg, Cumbria
  • Haverthwaite, Cumbria
  • Hawcoat, Cumbria
  • Heversham, Cumbria
  • High Newton, Cumbria
  • High Nibthwaite, Cumbria
  • Hincaster, Cumbria
  • Holker, Cumbria
  • Holme, Cumbria
  • Howe, Cumbria
  • Hutton Roof, Cumbria
  • Hycemoor, Cumbria
  • Hyton, Cumbria
  • Ingleton, North Yorkshire
  • Ings, Cumbria
  • Ireby, Lancashire
  • Ireleth, Cumbria
  • Kearstwick, Cumbria
  • Kendal, Cumbria
  • Kentmere, Cumbria
  • Kents Bank, Cumbria
  • Killington, Cumbria
  • Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
  • Kirksanton, Cumbria
  • Lady Hall, Cumbria
  • Lakeside, Cumbria
  • Lane End, Cumbria
  • Leasgill, Cumbria
  • Leck, Lancashire
  • Leece, Cumbria
  • Levens, Cumbria
  • Lindal in Furness, Cumbria
  • Lindale, Cumbria
  • Little Urswick, Cumbria
  • Low Wood, Cumbria
  • Low, Cumbria
  • Lower Hawthwaite, Cumbria
  • Lowgill, Cumbria
  • Lowick, Cumbria
  • Lupton, Cumbria
  • Mansergh, Cumbria
  • Mansriggs, Cumbria
  • Marton, Cumbria
  • Meal Bank, Cumbria
  • Meathop, Cumbria
  • Melling, Lancashire
  • Middleshaw, Cumbria
  • Middleton, Cumbria
  • Millholme, Cumbria
  • Millom, Cumbria
  • Milnthorpe, Cumbria
  • Mitchelland, Cumbria
  • Natland, Cumbria
  • Nether Burrow, Lancashire
  • Nether Kellet, Lancashire
  • New Hutton, Cumbria
  • Newbarns, Cumbria
  • Newbiggin, Cumbria
  • Newby Bridge, Cumbria
  • Newton, Cumbria
  • Newton, Lancashire
  • Nook, Cumbria
  • North Scale, Cumbria
  • Old Hutton, Cumbria
  • Old Town, Cumbria
  • Over Kellet, Lancashire
  • Oxen Park, Cumbria
  • Oxenholme, Cumbria
  • Pennington, Cumbria
  • Penny Bridge, Cumbria
  • Pool Bank, Cumbria
  • Priest Hutton, Lancashire
  • Rampside, Cumbria
  • Rigmaden Park, Cumbria
  • Roa Island, Cumbria
  • Roosecote, Cumbria
  • Rosthwaite, Cumbria
  • Row, Cumbria
  • Rusland, Cumbria
  • Sadgill, Cumbria
  • Sand Side, Cumbria
  • Satterthwaite, Cumbria
  • Scales, Cumbria
  • Seathwaite, Cumbria
  • Sedgwick, Cumbria
  • Silecroft, Cumbria
  • Skirwith, North Yorkshire
  • Slatenber, North Yorkshire
  • Soutergate, Cumbria
  • South End, Cumbria
  • Spark Bridge, Cumbria
  • Stainton with Adgarley, Cumbria
  • Stainton, Cumbria
  • Staveley, Cumbria
  • Staveley-in-Cartmel, Cumbria
  • Storth, Cumbria
  • Stribers, Cumbria
  • Thwaite Head, Cumbria
  • Town End, Cumbria
  • Tunstall, Lancashire
  • Ulpha, Cumbria
  • Ulverston, Cumbria
  • Underbarrow, Cumbria
  • Vickerstown, Cumbria
  • Watchgate, Cumbria
  • Water Yeat, Cumbria
  • Weathercote, North Yorkshire
  • Westhouse, North Yorkshire
  • Whicham, Cumbria
  • Whitbeck, Cumbria
  • Whittington, Lancashire
  • Winster, Cumbria
  • Witherslack, Cumbria
  • Woodhouse, Cumbria

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Hey fiona.thanks very much for coming and clippin pleased with the results and hes much happier now he can see!!!. I will be in touch soon to make other appointments.thanx again from lindsay and a happy

Posted by: Lindsay on

Fiona is excellent with our Shih Tzu Maximus, she makes him look lovely on every occasion and is gentle and kind with him.
A real dog lover.
Highly Recommend.

Posted by: Michelle Bell on

Hello Fiona, Well impressed with Harry's groom today, thanks. When can you fit the other two in?


Posted by: Alan on

A big thank you to Fiona, who turns up each week, always on time, ready for Oscar's pampering session. Oscar always looks like he has stepped out of a top hairdressing salon when his beautifying time is over. He walks into the house and smells absolutely gorgeous and his fur is really soft and silky. On top of that, he is one happy and relaxed doggie after his time with Fiona. I am so pleased that I chose Barking Mad to groom Oscar and having Fiona to carry out the grooming is just an added bonus. Thank you so much!!

Posted by: Linda Nash on

Hi Fiona
Just wanted to say thanks for doing such a great cut on Brad yesterday. Everyone at the vets today asked where I'd had him clipped cos he looked so good.
See u next time.

Kind Regards

Posted by: Barbara on

Thank you very much Fiona. Rosie is a very happy doggie after all the attention and fuss. She appreciates your gentleness and patience when she gets a bit wriggly. Her coat is shiny, well cut just the way I have requested, and she is obviously really delighted to see you whenever you appear.

I can highly recommend Barking Mad Grooming, so convenient coming to the home, always on time too and no hanging about for us owners. Posted by Kathy

Posted by: Rosie on

Thank you so much Fiona - Barclay loved his bath & pampering. He came back happy & looking very pleased with his shiny coat - he is so soft & smells lovely now! We normally just bath him ourselves & chase him around the garden or have the bath clogged up with hair - this was so much easier & so convenient too - can highly recommend & will use again. Posted by Angela

Posted by: bmadrichard on

I am really pleased with Trilby's groom/clip/nails. It's just as I wanted it - perfect. So glad we found you, will see you again on your next visit. Thanks again

Posted by: Cathryn on

Just to say a very big thank you for cutting Tiny's hair he looks fantastic again! I hear he was a little more behaved for you which is good. Now he knows he's got a decent groomer he'll hopefully settle more and more each time.
Hopefully one day I'll get to thank you in person :-)

Posted by: Amy on

“Having won a competition at the Westmorland Show I chose a dog grooming session as my prize and I am so very glad I did.
Fiona was just excellent, so professional and fantastic with my 7 month old Newfoundland, Elsa.
I thought I made quite a good job myself when I groom my dogs but I couldn’t believe how amazing Elsa looked.
She felt so beautiful & soft that she has got more cuddles than normal and that’s going some!
I would strongly recommend anyone to give Barking Mad Mobile Grooming, it’s so convenient & you’ll love the results, I will
definitely use Fiona again.”
Lisa Stott

Posted by: Lisa Stott on

thanks so much to Fiona, my dog Peggy Sue really enjoyed her pampering and both myself and Peggy Sue are looking forward to her next one!! it was a pleasure to know that she was just outside my home if i needed to see her but thanks to Fiona i had no need to, and Peggy Sue looked so happy when the pampering was over. Thanks again Fiona :)

Posted by: malcolm alred on

Lotti stills smells fab 2 weeks later and her coat is really soft! Thank you Fiona :D

Posted by: Richard & Lee on

Great job, Thanks very much

Posted by: Stephen Lashley on

Thank you for Ellie's lovely pamper session. She looks lovely, fantastic cut, smells divine and feels like velvet. It has given her a new lease of life and she is running around like a puppy again. Love the ease of this service, so glad I found you.

Posted by: Amanda Tooke on

We were delighted with the service received from Fiona. Lotti really enjoyed the entire experience too and it was far less stressful than a grooming salon. Bringing the van to our door meant that I didn't have to take time out of work either which is a real bonus.

Posted by: Jennifer Southern on

TJ has not been to groomer since he was a puppy and at the age of 11 probably though he had got away with it ! We are very lazy with regards to brushing him, so he was probably quite a challenge for Fiona. She did a fantastic job with him, he looked and smelt amazing and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

Posted by: Kathryn Thompson on

Thank you, Fiona, both Milo and I are very happy with his hair cut. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Pam

Posted by: Pam Davis on

We would like to thank Fiona for the marvellous job she did with Charlie and Polly, they looked fabulous and were very pleased with themselves - pretty sure that they won't stay clean for very long though!!

Posted by: Alistair & Suzi Nicholson on

Our old retriever Homer received the upmost care and attention from Fiona, in fact she was so gentle with him he fell asleep! Would highly recommend Barking Mad Groomers, good job!

Vanessa Livesey,

Posted by: Vanessa Livesey on

Fiona did a fantastic job with my big furry chocolate lab Archie. He usually wriggles and dances about when being washed and dried but he was as good as gold with Fiona’s expert handling. She did such a good job I have already booked every 6 weeks until the end of the year!

Debbie Farnham

Posted by: Deborah Farnham on

To the lovely lady who pampered us today,(Fiona @BarkingMadGroom) thanks Amber & Max! (Golden Retrievers) #NeverSmeltSoGood

Posted by: bmadrichard on

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I have been having a fab time meeting local dogs and making them smell wonderful!


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It's All About The Dogs!

It's been a hectic couple of months with Barking Mad Grooming. Busy, busy busy and I am loving it! To top it all, I am lucky enough to work in beautiful South Lakes and Furness. Since the launch I have had good fortune to meet up with, many lovely people and their gorgeous dogs. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us in this venture. We have been overwhelmed by the kindness of local people and local businesses.

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BBC Interview

This was well founded, when with Kathryn Thompson from Barking Mad Lancaster we went along to the Hutton Roof Fell Races. What a fantastic day! I would like to thank the organisers for looking after us, directing us to our pitch, helping us to put up the Marquee and keeping a smile on our faces with a constant supply of tea and delicious homemade cakes. Thank you, to everyone who stopped by for a chat. Kathryn even got herself on BBC Radio Cumbria. I cannot wait to do it all again next year.


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Relaxing for the older dog, who requires a little extra TLC

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Just Rewards Dog Training is based in Kirkby Lonsdale. Just Rewards holds puppy and junior classes in Kirkby Lonsdale, individual dog training in the comfort of your own home, and a dog walking service in the Kirkby Lonsdale area.


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