Giving your dogs the life-style they need while you enjoy yours!

My Story

Passion for Animals


My name is Jacqui Turnbull. I currently live in Murieston, Livingston, Scotland. I am now 55 years of age (written in 2019) I’ve always loved animals and taking care of them is my passion. I’ve been providing a professional Dog Home Boarding and walking service since 1998 and trained as a professional dog groomer in 2011. 
I was brought up in the country, on a farm in the Borders near Yetholm, Kelso situated in the Cheviot Hills where my father was a shepherd.  He was a shepherd his entire life, from boyhood up until he retired at the age of 65. He bred and trained Collie dogs for most of his career out with the time he spent during the 2nd world war. He love the sheep dog trails and was a runner up in the International Sheepdog Trial many years ago. He was well know and respected. We lived in The Cheviot Hills in the Bowmont Valley in the Borders of Scotland. People came from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales to buy trained dogs and pups from my father. He lived to the ripe old age of 97 and sadly passed away in Aug 2011.
I spent my days out with my father on the farm, with him, and the animals as opposed to spending my time on the more expected lady-like pursuits. I had many pets and learned a lot from my mistakes and successes with them. I learned a lot from my father in regard to working with dogs during my younger years.
I am now a fully trained and experienced dog groomer and have  been boarding dogs professionally in my home and walking dogs since 1998, (over 20 years). I am writing this in 2019 and at this time I am 55 years old. I have owned three dogs of my own. I lost my Lahsa Apso when he reached the ripe old age of 17. Sadly I also lost a young spaniel of only eight years of age to cancer. I have one lovely boy left. A black rescued cocker spaniel called Max pictured here with a little Jack tussle who was boarding with us this year 2019.


Giving your dogs the life style they need while you enjoy yours .......

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Grooming & Spa

Responsible & Reliable,
City & Guilds Qualified

I groom small to medium sized breeds. I am experienced with a  City and Guilds formal qualification. I provide an exclusive service so you can rest assured only your dogs will be in the salon at any one time.    A free health check is provided for each dog.  On sight dog health food shop where you can buy holistic treats, and a few special items for presents for your best friend.

Dog Home Boarding

Professional & Experienced

I started my Boarding business in 1998 So With many years of experience and countless clients, you can rest assured that your dogs will receive the attentiveness they need. This is one of my most popular services, so make sure You book well in advance as I only take a maximum of three dogs at a time. I have one dog of my own . His name is Max he is a good natured, calm Cocker Spaniel aged 12 who will be great company for your dog while on holiday. I am Licensed by West Lothian council.

Contact Me

8 Murieston Grove, Livingston EH54 9AY, UK

Tel Jacqui 07830 262 123

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First Class and very reasuring to leave our boys in very profesional super safe hands 

Jacqui Looked after our boys at short notice and treated them like her own dogs so much so when we arrived back to collect them they were just relaxing around Jacqui's lounge like it was their own house, the boys enjoyed it it so much they have rebooked several more holidays with auntie Jacqui. and the boys dad liked it even more as the dogs have long coats Jacqui had washed and groomed them ready to go home and give dad a few days away from the grooming brush so a perfect experience for all . Thank you Jacqui

Graham W-320 yell review 26th March 2019

Our dog Diamond who is a Bernese Mountain Dog, has been going to Jackie for her holidays and for grooming for 3 years now. The best thing for us when we take Diamond is that she gets out of the car and runs straight to Jackie's door, bouncing and wagging her tail! For anyone leaving their dog when they go on holiday, it's a big thing knowing that
your dog is going to be happy and well looked after. Jackie also makes a great job of grooming Diamond, she always looks amazing! We will never go anywhere else to get her groomed and have to make sure that there is always a boarding space available before we book a holiday as we wouldn't leave Diamond anywhere else!

Rhona Smith, google reviews march 2019

We have been using K9 friends since 2008, as a dog walking service for the 1st 5 or so years & then as a boarding service on an intermittent basis. We were very pleased & happy with the dog walking service & would have continued if it had been possible. Since then we have found the boarding facility extremely useful & the provider has always been most accommodating often taking us at short notice & taking a compassionate view of the circumstances under which we were using & this was greatly appreciated. We have also had the benefit of the grooming service which has been of high quality. In general we have found the provider professional, helpful & trustworthy. She is very good with the dogs. We have no hesitation in leaving our dogs with her & have recommended her to friend

     Jean Pringle,  Yell review, March 2019

"Our Bracken, a working cocker, has been going to Jacqui for 6 years for grooming and always comes away happy, looking and smelling great, her attention to detail is spot on. She always listens to what you want for your dog and will offer advice when required, I wouldn't use anyone else. We have also used her home boarding service and were able to have a relaxing holiday knowing he was getting lots of walks and love from Jacqui. First class service that I would recommend to anyone".

Leslie Sweenie

"Jackie is a wonderful, friendly and trusting lady who I have known for a few years now, meeting at an agility class. My border collie Nova means the world to me as I imagine any dog owner can understand. Jackie has always made me and Nova feel at ease and I trust her completely to take care of Nova in my absence and give her the best cut she has ever had. As long as Nova is here I will never use any other groomer. Jackie has become a friend and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional skilled groomer".

Laura Ramage.