BorrowMyDoggy connects dog owners with local dog lovers across the UK and Ireland for walks, sitting, and happy holidays.

The BorrowMyDoggy story

Our community has over 300,000 members who are located all across the country - from the Shetland Islands in the north and Jersey in the south to Limerick in the west and Great Yarmouth in the east and absolutely everywhere in between.

Our aim is to leave ‘Pawprints of Happiness’ on the lives of dogs and people by building local communities where dog lovers help out simply because they love dogs, not to get paid.

  • The dog gets extra walks, affection and ear ruffles
  • The owner has peace of mind knowing their dog is well taken care of by another dog-lover
  • The borrowers enjoy some happy dog time

How it all started

The BorrowMyDoggy idea was born on a beautiful summer day in 2012 when our founder, Rikke, took care of a neighbour's chocolate Labrador, Aston. Instead of spending the day stuck indoors, Aston enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at the park, attended a garden party, and met some new friends.

Rikke soon realised lots of dog owners could use a helping paw looking after their dog from time to time. Instead of using a dog walker, kennel services, or the dog being home alone, there are thousands of trusted dog lovers who, just like Rikke, would love to take care of a dog for free simply because they love dogs. This is why we started BorrowMyDoggy, with the aim to leave 'Pawprints of Happiness' on the lives of dogs and people.

Aston

Meet the pack

Rikke
Rikke
Founder

As founder and leader of the pack, Rikke started BorrowMyDoggy with the belief that we can all make a difference.

Favourite breed
Labrador
James
James
Product

Having joined the pack in 2015, James makes sure all our products work perfectly for our lovely members.

Favourite breed
Hungarian Vizsla
Casey
Casey
Marketing

Whether it’s advertising or content, Casey has her paws in all things marketing, or as we like to call it, barketing.

Favourite breed
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Holly
Holly
Operations

Holly works hard to keep our community happy. She is a real people (and dog) person, so give her a call.

Favourite breed
Dalmatian
Olatz
Olatz
Customer Service

If you have any questions about your pawfect match or our community, Olatz loves to lend a helping paw.

Favourite breed
French Bulldog
Lynn
Lynn
Media & Partnerships

One of the first to join in 2013, Lynn looks after our friends in the press and sniffs out the best brands to work with.

Favourite breed
Bearded Collie
Mary
Mary
Social Media

From Facebook and Instagram to Twitter and Pinterest, Mary takes the lead on all things social media.

Favourite breed
Labrador
Marion
Marion
Customer Service

In addition to helping our members, Marion is our resident matchmaker, helping our community find happy matches.

Favourite breed
Cavapoo
Laura r
Laura
Customer Service

From welcome calls to customer queries, Laura works hards to ensure members find great matches.

Favourite breed
Large Münsterländer
Steph
Steph
UX Designer

Steph makes sure our products provide the best possible experience for all our users.

Favourite breed
German Shepherd
Josh
Josh
Development

Josh works on building new functionality for our users and ensures the platform runs smoothly.

Favourite breed
Hungarian Vizsla
Ged
Ged
Development

Since joining the pack in early 2016, Ged makes sure our site is running smoothly for our pawsome members.

Favourite breed
Corgi
Anna
Anna
Development

Since joining in 2016, Anna focuses on digging through our code and keeping the site up to scratch for all members.

Favourite breed
West Highland Terrier
Hanna
Hanna
Data & Web Analyst

As our resident data puppy, Hanna makes sure we really understand our members and their needs.

Favourite breed
Staffie
Lynsey
Lynsey
Design

Lynsey joined the pack in early 2016 and helps make the site look its best with her pawsome design skills.

Favourite breed
Dachshund
Laura s
Laura
Video Production

Laura is the one behind the camera lens and has mastered the fine art of getting dogs to pose on command.

Favourite breed
Labrador

Join our pack

We’re growing our pack and love hearing from passionate and talented people. If you’re interested in joining us to deliver ‘Pawprints of Happiness’, check out all currently available roles.

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Reach out a paw to the pack

General enquiries and feedback can be sent through the contact page. If you're an existing member and would like profile or account help, please call our help pack on 020 3826 8628 or visit our help centre. Any press enquiries can be emailed directly to us.

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