About us


What is BorrowMyDoggy?

BorrowMyDoggy connects dog owners with trusted local people who would love to look after their dog. We make it easy to arrange walks, playtime, overnight stays or holidays. Our aim is to help dog owners when they need it, give dogs more exercise and playtime and to allow people without a dog to spend quality time with one. We call it a win-win (or a woof-­woof) situation for everyone involved.


How it started

Rikke Rosenlund founded BorrowMyDoggy in 2012 after taking care of a neighbour’s dog, 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. She soon realised that lots of dog owners could use a helping paw looking after their dog, and that there are thousands of people who would love to take care of a dog for free, simply because they love them.

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BorrowMyDoggy is for...

Dog Owners

There are over 8.5 million dogs in the U.K. Whether it’s families, retirees, students, or professionals, some owners may need help because of life changes, such as having a baby, moving to a new house, changing jobs or relationship changes. By building a network of reliable, local contacts, dog owners can get extra support - plus, it’s a great way to meet people in your area.

View our membership benefits and sign up today to find a borrower for your dog.


Borrowers are often unable to own a dog, but just want to spend some time with one for the love of dogs, not money. Some borrowers join to familiarise themselves with dog ownership before buying one - it’s a great way to test the water, especially with different breeds. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to see how your kids get on with a dog.

View our membership benefits and sign up today to get some dog in your life.


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