BorrowMyDoggy Blog

Health and advice22 November 2021

5 Winter hazards & how to combat them

Winter is coming... To make sure you have a safe and enjoyable winter, we have put together a list of a few common hazards to be aware of and how to help your pooch stay safe. Read more
Just for fun15 November 2021

8 winter walks across the UK

There are so many incredible walks across the UK, but this time we want to highlight just a few scenic walks that are particularly beautiful in winter - enjoy!Read more
How-to12 November 2021

Peanut Butter treats and games

Did you know that November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month? Your dog can enjoy peanut butter treat too (make sure you look out for xylitol), so here are some treats to make!Read more
BorrowMyDoggy guides8 November 2021

Dog owner advice | Ambassador Q&A

We asked Sam, dog owner & BorrowMyDoggy ambassador, what advice she’d give to those thinking of joining our community - we hope you will find her words as valuable as we do!Read more
How-to5 November 2021

How to have a cosy night in with your dog

What better way to spend a cold, dark evening than having a cosy night in with your pup. We have put together some ideas on how you and your pooch can have a cute night in!Read more
How-to5 November 2021

5 Seasonal Drinks for your Dog

Whether you count the days until pumpkin spice lattes return or you love a classic hot chocolate, you can now share your favourite with your dog! Read more
Press and news4 November 2021

Woofing to the BIG SCREEN... Clifford the Big Red Dog!

Our childhood classic is being revamped for the big screen - high paws! Find more about the film & enter our exclusive giveaway for some pawsome Clifford prizes hereRead more
Health and advice1 November 2021

4 top tips for grooming for your dog in winter

What happens to a dog’s coat in winter? Due to the dropping temperatures, a dog’s coat will thicken to help insulate them. Here are a few tips on grooming them!Read more
How-to12 October 2021

How to walk a dog safely in the countryside

If you haven’t walked in the countryside before, the rules may seem daunting. We explain more in this guide to dog walking in the countryside.Read more
Health and advice8 October 2021

Autumn plants toxic to dogs

As the seasons change, plants and trees are starting to produce, we have put together a list of common plants and whether they pose a serious risk to your dog. Read more
Health and advice8 October 2021

5 Tips for walking your dog in the dark

With autumn and winter upon us it's important to keep you and your dog safe during the darker evenings, here are a few things to consider when walking your dog.Read more
How-to14 September 2021

How to keep your dog safe in the car

Whether you are a new pet parent or an experienced dog owner, here is how to keep your dog safe when you're travelling in the car and the rules of the road.Read more
Health and advice10 September 2021

Why BorrowMyDoggy is 'pawfect' for students

Did you know that BorrowMyDoggy has been working with some student unions across the country to get students memberships? See why BorrowMyDoggy is great for students!Read more
BorrowMyDoggy guides8 September 2021

Preparing for a Welcome Woof | borrower tips

We want all our members to feel confident using BorrowMyDoggy so we've create this guide for borrowers that should leave you feeling prepared for your ‘Welcome Woof’.Read more
BorrowMyDoggy guides8 September 2021

Preparing for a Welcome Woof | owner tips

Dogs are very special members of the family and we want all our owners to feel confident using BorrowMyDoggy - this guide will help you feel prepared for your ‘Welcome Woof’Read more
Just for fun12 August 2021

Dog World Record holders

It's not just us humans that hold world records! There are lots of dogs out there wearing the crown for some amazing sporting records, like highest jump and deepest dive!Read more
Press and news11 August 2021

A pawsome new film… PAW Patrol Movie!

Whether it’s live action or cartoon, we absowoofly love dog films here at BorrowMyDoggy. Take a look at the pawsome new film, PAW Patrol Movie, in cinemas now! Read more
Health and advice26 July 2021

Protecting your dog from pests & insects

Here is some prevention tips and handy advice about certain critters, pest and creatures that may be harmful to your dog if they come into contact with them.Read more
How-to20 July 2021

How to use BorrowMyDoggy for holiday care

We speak to our members every day and we're familiar with your commonly asked questions about using BorrowMyDoggy for dog sitting and boarding. We answer your questions here!Read more
Health and advice1 July 2021

Top tips for keeping your dog cool this summer

With the hottest days of the year upon us, here are a few simple things you can do to keep your dog cool and safeRead more
Health and advice20 June 2021

3 top tips to keep your dog safe at the beach

A day at the beach with a dog is a wonderful way to spend time together and enjoy the outdoors. Here are some top tips to help make sure your dog has a safe, yet fun time!Read more
Just for fun16 June 2021

10 great gift ideas for all types of dog dads

Whether its their birthday or you're celebrating Father's Day here are 10 great gift ideas for all types of dog dads!Read more
Just for fun7 June 2021

Royal dogs | Dogs loved by Kings and Queens

To mark the Queen's birthday we are looking back on the famous dogs of Kings and Queens from across the globe.Read more
Just for fun6 June 2021

Happy Pet Appreciation Week!

Here are 3 sure ways to make your pooch feel extra special during Pet Appreciation Week, the 6th to 12th June!Read more
Health and advice6 June 2021

Poisonous plants to dogs

In order to keep your dog safe, it is a good idea to know the potential dangers of the plants and flowers you have in your garden and house.Read more
Health and advice14 May 2021

Virtual dog walk | Mindfulness with Wicket

Mindfulness is a technique which involves paying attention to the present moment. Here you can see what being mindful looks like from a dog's perspective.Read more
Press and news13 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

This year to mark Mental Health Awareness Week we took the opportunity to highlight the power of dogs and share the amazing impact they have on our lives.Read more
Health and advice12 May 2021

Dogs and Mental Wellbeing: Ask a Therapist

Thanks to our friends at Spill, we had a chat with their therapist Graham, all about mental wellbeing and the part dogs can playRead more
Health and advice11 May 2021

Practicing Mindfulness with a dog

This Mental Health Awareness Week our pawsome pals at Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest health charity, have created the most pawfect mindfulness session... With a dog!Read more
Health and advice10 May 2021

Being more like dogs can help our wellbeing

Fluctuating mental health affects us all. With our friends at Luminate, we look at how being more ‘dog’ could benefit our working wellbeing.Read more
Health and advice9 May 2021

The 'pawsome' benefits of BorrowMyDoggy

We wanted to share some of our member stories about how using the site has helped their health and wellbeing in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week.Read more
Just for fun25 April 2021

Quiz | Which type of Bulldog is your pawfect match

Did you know Bulldogs come in all different shapes and sizes? Ever wondered which would be the perfect match for you? Take our pawsome quiz and find out!Read more
How-to11 April 2021

How to have a dog friendly wedding

Dogs are a special part of your relationship so why not include them on your special day. Here are a few things to help make your wedding dog-friendly!Read more
Health and advice30 March 2021

Tips for you and your dog in the great outdoors

Summer is on its way, at least in some parts of the country, but how do we make sure we all have lots of fun outside, while still staying safe and being on our best behaviour?Read more
Just for fun28 March 2021

Walk in the Park day!

The idea of ‘Take a Walk in the Park Day’, is to get out, enjoy a local park or trail and embrace your environment. Here's how you can take part!Read more
Press and news26 March 2021

BorrowMyDoggy and COVID pandemic, 1 year on

Now, a year on since the announcement of the lockdown we’re looking back over the past months and how our pawsome community has pulled together…Read more
Just for fun20 March 2021

Happy International Happiness Day!

Did you know dogs and humans get a mutual benefit from spending time with each other? Keep reading to find out how our moods can be boosted by spending time togetherRead more
Just for fun14 March 2021

Happy Mother's Day dog mums

To celebrate Mother’s day and the wonderful owners at BorrowMyDoggy, we asked the BorrowMyDoggy dog mum's what the bond between them and their dog means to them.Read more
Health and advice5 March 2021

Where and how to buy a dog responsibly

Here at BorrowMyDoggy, we want to help guide you through some of the options and help you experience the joy of dog ownership responsibly. Read more here.Read more
Just for fun1 March 2021

6 Welsh dog breeds | Happy St David's Day!

In celebration of St David’s day, we are taking a look at some wonderful Welsh dog breeds. Did you know these 6 breeds originated in Wales?!Read more
Health and advice27 January 2021

Find the right dog breed for your lifestyle

There’s a lot more to choosing a breed than just ticking the “cute” box. Here are some top tips to help you figure out what breed would be a pawfect fit for your lifestyleRead more
BorrowMyDoggy guides1 June 2020

How to dog share safely during COVID-19

We’ve created a helpful guide to show you how to reduce the risks of catching COVID-19 & make sure to follow your local government guidelines too.Read more
Press and news11 May 2020

Get your DOSE with BorrowMyDoggy

On Sunday 10th May we joined forces with DOSE to host a live Instagram event - here's what happened on the day!Read more
Just for fun26 April 2020

Quiz | Do you know your dog breeds?

How well do you know dog breeds? Most people can't tell these breeds apart, can you? Take the quiz and put that dog knowledge to the ultimate test.Read more
Health and advice29 March 2020

BorrowMyDoggy and My Family Vets Q&A

On Friday 27th March we hosted a live Instagram session with Zetland veterinary surgeon, Kathleen Pohl - take a look at the session here.Read more
Press and news16 March 2020

COVID-19: An update about safe dog sharing

With COVID-19 many of you will have questions and concerns about your dogs (whether they’re borrowed or owned) and dog sharing at this uncertain time. Read more hereRead more
Press and news2 March 2020

'Petfished' campaign

This month we’re partnering with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to help raise awareness on their Petfished campaign…Read more
Press and news30 January 2020

A pawsome book release - Saving Missy

It’s safe to say, we love everything dog - so when we heard about the heartwarming novel Saving Missy we knew we had to share it with our community.Read more
Just for fun28 January 2020

Quiz | Perfect holiday and perfect dog

We have a pawsome quiz for you to try! Answer the questions and we will tell you what dog breed you should borrow for your next holidayRead more
How-to21 January 2020

How to teach your dog to love being brushed

Teaching a dog to love being brush is relatively easy. Here’s a step-by-step process using only positive training methods.Read more
Press and news1 January 2020

Canine Cottages giveaway - £500 up for grabs!

Have you heard the pawsome news? To kick start 2020 we’re giving one lucky member the chance to win £500 to spend on a holiday with our new partners: Canine Cottages!Read more
Just for fun17 December 2019

Winter adventures you can have with a dog

The winter weather doesn't mean you and your dog need to stop having fun... Take a look at the fun activities you can get up to hereRead more

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