Dog Friendly Angus and Dundee

Make Angus more dog friendly

Dog Friendly Angus and Dundee is a community initiative being run by a fantastic  group of local volunteers with support from the Angus Tourism Cooperative.

It started off with a facebook group and now have over 7000 members across social media platforms – Dog Friendly Angus and Dundee. It hopes to engage with as many local, national and international dog lovers who live, work or visit Angus and help them  discover all the great experiences in Angus to enjoy with your four legged friends. So please make your way to the Facebook  or Instagram pages and get barking about what you think a dog friendly Angus looks like. Tell us all about what you love and what could be improved too!

Join our Facebook group

We have 4 main objectives:

  1. Promote Angus and Dundee as a dog friendly destination and engage with our dog loving local and visitor communities.
  2. Educate our businesses on how to be more dog friendly.
  3. Engage with influencers locally and UK wide to help promote Dog Friendly Angus and Dundee.
  4. Create and deliver dog friendly events and initiatives to involve locals and tourists alike.

Angus Ambassadog

Could there be a new Ambassadog coming soon????

Ambassadog programme


  • Louise Nicoll

    ATC Lead

    Newton Farm Holidays

    Louise sits on the ATC Board and offers tourism industry support and advice to Dog Friendly Angus and Dundee.

    She runs the dog friendly farm holiday business, Newton Farm Holidays.

    You can contact her at


  • Emma Fraser


    Emma is a dog lover and her favourite thing is an adventure with her labrador, Mickey, and the family.

    She feels it’s important to support and show off local dog friendly businesses and places to go, so dog owners both living locally and visiting the area can make the most of their days out together.

  • Sandra Ewing


    Downfield Studio

    Taking photos of other people’s dogs and dogs with their people together, is what Sandra loves to do. Her goal is to provide awesome pet images at Downfield Pet Photography.

    She is also a volunteer for Springer Rescue Scotland where she is  very meticulous with homechecks and making sure their rescues are going to their loving forever home in Angus and Dundee.

  • Alison Menhinick


    Quick Brown Dog Ltd
    Alison is a keen runner, enjoying the company of her labradors Olly and Zac on many of her runs.
    She is a founder member of Dundee and Angus Cani-Cross Club and loves the sport so much that when she retired she set up Quick Brown Dog Ltd to help get like minded dog owners out running in the glorious Angus countryside.
    When not running with her dogs she can be found enjoying a coffee in the local dog friendly cafes.
  • Sally Campbell


    Gardean Cottages

    ‘Having had dogs all her life Sally owns & runs Gardean Cottages, a dog friendly self catering business consisting of Dean Cottage in Kinnettles. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at the Guide Dog Centre in Forfar as a Wellbeing Volunteer & also at the Forfar Loch Park Run on a Saturday morning with her cocker spaniel Frankie.’

  • Steph Wilkie


    Storm's Travelling Tails

    Steph works in health and social care as a support worker and is also a dog walker part time. She also manages the dog friendly Caliscotia cottage in Angus.

    In her time off she loves to grab Storm and go on a dog friendly adventure. The only time Storm and I are seen apart is when Steph is working. She eats, sleeps and breathes dog friendly adventures & travel.

    Storm is an insta pup (@storms_travelling_tails) and they have recently started to blog out adventures too ( If Storm can’t go then Steph probably won’t be going either

  • Valerie Darling


    Valerie loves helping people to discover how dog friendly Angus and Dundee is and what our area has to offer.

    She enjoys the social aspect and volunteers to help Dog Friendly Angus and Dundee in the delivery of events. A particular favourite event is our own Dogwarts.

    Valerie’s favourite part of the work is attending events and meeting all the different dogs, and of course the humans, they bring along.

  • Stuart Clark


    Stuart has a background in tourism and liaises with the VisitAngus/VisitDundee and Dog Friendly Angus and Dundee.

    He has 2 German Shepherds called Elvis and Yogi and likes nothing better than discovering all the great cafes (with cake) that are super dog friendly in Angus.