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Donna Macaulay

Donna Macaulay

I'm Crazy about Collies (they're more intelligent than me!)
"I am delighted to be part of the Barking Mad family"

Selkirk, Scottish Borders

01896 242096



About Me

Hello! My name is Donna Macaulay and I’m the proud owner operator of the dog sitting home boarding service Barking Mad Scottish Borders in Selkirk and surrounding area.

Our team here are experienced dog lovers and receive comprehensive training and support from the nationally recognised Barking Mad brand.

We love providing premium dog holidays for customers as well as developing our local community of dog care hosts. Our dog loving carers provide the luxury, one to one dog home boarding all dogs deserve whilst their owners are on holiday,


My dog business territory is “heaven” for dogs as it is a rural area with its towns, villages, country parks, rivers, mountains, hills and beaches. Our area of dog care service consists of most TD and some EH postcodes in the Scottish Borders and also covers some adjacent areas in East Lothian, Mid Lothian and Northumberland.

I have been a dog lover all my life and have lived and been employed in the Scottish Borders for 21 years. I worked for Scottish Borders Council for twenty years as a Teacher of the Deaf. I am living my dream of running my own business and more importantly working with dogs!

My first dog ever was Fergus (a black lab stray) who followed me home (the year was 1977) and I eventually persuaded my parents to let me keep him. He was the most loving loyal pet imaginable and he ignited my lifelong passion for dogs. I got married in 1986 and was “found” shortly afterwards by yet another stray. He was a puppy abandoned at the school where I worked. He was a Collie Cross and once trained became an integral member of our family and was much loved by my family.

I currently live in the town of Selkirk with my two collie crosses Oreo and Benjay and British Blue cat Gatsby. My partner also has two Italian Greyhounds Runa and Maya. Local dog walking places abound and some dog favourites are along the River Ettrick, The Eildon Hills, The Three Brethren and Tyningham Beach. The Borders provides something for every dog personality.

I am delighted to be able to offer loving “home from home” Barking Mad holiday care for customers in the Scottish Borders. I look forward to meeting new valued hosts who always enjoy the experience of fun, love and companionship that dogs provide.

If you are a potential customer or host please contact me on 01896 242096 or donna.macaulay@barkingmad.uk.com

Biggest woofs ever and looking forward to hearing from you!


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Places Covered

Scottish Borders

  • West Linton
  • Peebles
  • Innerleithen
  • Gorebridge
  • Heriot
  • Galashiels
  • Stow
  • Clovenfords
  • Lauder
  • Oxton
  • Gordon
  • Westruther
  • Earlston
  • Kelso
  • Morebattle
  • Melrose
  • Newtown
  • St Boswells
  • Selkirk
  • Ettrick bridge
  • Jedburgh
  • Ancrum
  • Greenlaw
  • Duns
  • Chirnside
  • Coldstream
  • Cockburnspath
  • St Abbs
  • Coldingham
  • Eyemouth
  • Burnmouth
  • Berwick Upon Tweed
  • Scremerston

Our Prices

One off initial registration meeting £35
Daily boarding rate £23
Daily boarding rate for additional dogs £18
Collection and delivery £35