Penelope Petstop

Pet and Horse Care Services in the Scottish Borders

Caring for your pets when you can't


Penelope Petstop is run by Penny and has been established since 2004. The business has run successfully for the last 16 years as a dog walking, home boarding and day care company on the south coast of England and have now relocated to the Scottish Borders. Penny has over 20 years experience with dogs, horses and other pets in all aspects of care. 
Qualifications *Canine Certificate in First Aid *Diplomas in Animal Assisted Therapy, Canine Business,    Horse Psychology, Horse Care & Management.

about us

Penelope Petstop is now based in the Scottish Borders. The business ran successfully for 16 years in the South Coast of England. Penelope Petstop is run by Penny who has over 20 years experience working with pets, with particular experience in dog handling and training. Penny also has many years experience working with and riding horses. She is married to Garry who is also a keen animal lover and often helps her out. They own a Jack Russell called Darcy and have owned a few dogs over the years. 


Penelope Petstop are here to help you care for your pets. Listed below are the services we offer to our customers – If however you have any special requirements please do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll do our best to help.

Dog Walking
We offer a fully insured and police checked service. Walks can be private or in groups of up to 6 dogs. Walks can be arranged on a daily basis Mon to Friday or ‘ad-hoc’. All dogs must be up to date with vaccines, flea and worming treatments. For group walks dogs must be sociable, no bitches in season or entire males over 12 months old. 

Pet Visits
We can visit your pet in your home when you are on holiday or at work. This service is ideal for dogs (pop in toilet break), cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish etc…

Pet taxi trips can also be arranged for vets, groomers etc…

Horse Care
Visits can be arranged for horses at their yard or field. I can offer services such as turn out/ bringing in, mucking out, feeding, riding and exercising. I can also assist with vet, farrier, saddle fittings & dentist visits.


All prices below are relevant to our services in Hawick and the surrounding areas.**

Please note that we are closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays for enquiries.

Dog walking service Mon – Fri only.

All services are fully insured and police checked. Canine certificate in first aid also held.

Dog Walking


Private 30 minutes


Private 45 minutes


Group (max 6)

£12 per dog

Pet Visit


per visit


Horse Visit


per visit



Sally Hawick

“It was love at first sight for Badger- he could just tell that Penny was going to be a great person to hang out with, and he continues to be utterly delighted to see her when she arrives.  Penny has provided a consistently high quality and truly professional service in walking Badger during the week.  She has been extremely flexible around our needs and has provided a mechanism by which Badger could get socialised, which hasn’t been the easiest thing to do through the pandemic.  Providing a combination of on-lead (while he was very young and also while recuperating from medical procedures!), private walks, garden play time and group walks over the last 6 months, I am not sure where would be without Penelope Petstop!  Great value for money and genuine peace of mind – I highly recommend to other pet owners. Thank you Penny!”

Ed and Amanda, Peacehaven

” We are very particular who looks after Rusty, being a very energetic dog with a tendancy to get himself into mischief. He is frequently in day care with Penny and walks with both Penny and Nicky; we would have no hesitation on recommending penelope petstop to anyone. The only problem we have is getting him away as he’s very excited to see them. “


Tessa, Brighton

“It really gives us peace of mind when our two Vizsla’s stay over at Penny’s. They are overly excited to see her and come back home, healthy, happy and very tired! We’ve been using Penny’s services for years now and really like the fact that our dogs are looked after in the home and not locked up in a kennel with minimal human contact. Penny always replies instantly to queries and goes out of her way to help. I don’t know what we’d do without her!”

John, Peacehaven

“Penny provides a dog walking and home boarding service that is second to none. We have used her services for the last four years and have always been extremely happy. Our dog loves going to stay with Penny, so much so that she goes off without a backward glance…!!!”

Tim, Peacehaven

“My dogs love Penny. They get so excited when they see her arrive at the house, and as soon as the car pulls up, they are waiting by the front door. The times they have stayed with Penny, they always come back happy and looking well (and always a little more toned than usual thanks to the lovely long runs)!”


Baz, Peacehaven

“Very professional service with policies and procedures in place to ensure a high standard of care. Very homely atmosphere with comfy beds and outside space. Harvey runs in with his tail wagging in the morning which is a great comfort when you have to work all day.”

lovely long runs)!”



Phone 07810356913