How to become a dog walker or sitter with BorrowMyDoggy

Have you always wanted a dog but are unable to have one, or maybe you used to have a dog and miss spending time with a furry companion? BorrowMyDoggy gives you the opportunity to not only become a dog walker but also to find a new pawsome pal and spend quality time with a new friend. At BorrowMyDoggy we are proud to have created a community of people that absolutely love spending time with dogs, talking about dogs and making new friends.

Here at BorrowMyDoggy we are pawsitive that dogs are happiest when they are given the one on one attention and ear ruffles that they deserve. There are so many great reasons to become a BorrowMyDoggy borrower, the main one of course being that you get to spend quality time with a dog!

BorrowMyDoggy is a community of dog lovers. Traditional dog sitters or part time dog walkers look after dogs to make money or because they have to, our members do it because they love dogs. Aside from the extra exercise and puppy cuddles we’ve also heard from our borrowers that one of the best things they’ve experienced with BorrowMyDoggy was the ability to meet like- minded people.

Become a BorrowMyDoggy walker

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. It is our aim to build a community of happy dogs, owners and borrowers and to leave ‘Pawprints of Happiness’ on the lives of both dogs and people. Find out more about BorrowMyDoggy.

Why join BorrowMyDoggy instead of becoming a traditional dog walker or sitter?

Volunteer dog walking is a great way to make some wagtastic new friends, both four legged and two legged! Whether you’re looking to walk a dog for a day or are interested in weekend dog sitting, why not see the pups available for walkies in your local area.

BorrowMyDoggy is a great way to explore new doggy friendly places, get out and about and make a pup happy all at the same time. Maybe you have looked into how to become a dog walker before or are thinking about getting your own dog but aren’t ready to make a full time commitment just yet. When you’re looking to buy a dog it can be tricky knowing which breed to pick. Becoming a pet sitter allows you to spend quality time with a range of dogs which can help when trying to find the best dog to suit you.

Become a BorrowMyDoggy sitter

How it works


Create your free profile

Start searching for friendly local dogs or borrowers.


Make connections

To start messaging safely, all Premium members go through a simple address check.


Meet up

Get to know each other face to face and build trust.


Share the love of dogs

Have fun making new friends. Dogs really benefit from more exercise and social interaction.

Waggy Tails Testimonial

Borrower Elizabeth shares: “I benefit both physically and mentally - I get good exercise from all the walking and also it’s so relaxing walking with a dog. I’ve been a member of the gym for years, but I was the typical gym user in that I was paying for it and wasn’t using it. I wanted to do something outdoors, and I love dogs, so I thought BorrowMyDoggy was a great thing for me to do.”

BorrowMyDoggy membership

Send messages

Get in touch with that perfect match.

24/7 Vet Line

Enjoy around-the-clock access to veterinary professionals.

Be insured

All BorrowMyDoggy dogs are covered by insurance*

Discover the benefits of becoming of a member or download the BorrowMyDoggy app and find and your pawfect match on the move. Subscriptions include insurance for the borrowed dog & 24/7 Vet Line access.

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Katherine and Peter, George's owners

"There's always someone local who can look after our dog, George. He's with them one-on-one and able to build a relationship."

Katherine and Peter, George's owners

Mandy, Byron's borrower

"I love walking and now having Byron in my life I do lengthy walks and have a wonderful time with him."

Mandy, Byron's borrower

The Daily Telegraph
"Borrowing a dog is a fantastic idea."
The Sunday Times
"Owners can save on the astronomical costs of kennels and walkers."
The Huffington Post
"Through BorrowMyDoggy I have met and become friends with my neighbours."