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Tips for finding your pawfect BorrowMyDoggy match

So you’ve created your profile and you’re wondering what’s next? We’re here to give you a helping paw on how to find your pawfect match.

Tips for borrowers

Profile

Your profile is the first thing that owners will see, so make sure there’s lots of detail and information about you and your love for dogs.

Safety checks

  • Owners prefer to get in touch with fully verified borrowers, so becoming a Premium member will increase your likelihood of hearing from an owner.
  • To begin our safety checks, log in to your profile and click ‘Go Premium now’ on the right hand side.
  • Learn more about our safety checks by following this link.
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Liking

Liking a dog's profile notifies the owner via email that you’re interested in spending time with their pooch, whether you're a Premium or Basic member.

  • To like a dog, go to their profile and click the little heart on the right-hand side of the page. The heart will turn red once you have favourited them.
  • Keep an eye out for new pooches in your area (we send out an email every Wednesday with this information) and favourite any you think you can help.
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Activity Scale

  • Want to see how likely an owner is to reply to your message? Our new feature, ‘The Activity Scale’, does just that! You’ll see it on every member’s profile so you can decide if you’d like to send them a message.
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Messages

Sending a message to an owner and their dog is the pawfect opportunity to explain why you think you’re right for them and show that you're really interested.

  • To message an owner, go to their profile and click ‘Send a message’ at the bottom.
  • Owners can choose whether they’d like to be contacted by borrowers first, so if this button doesn’t appear, it means you’ll just have to sit tight and keep your paws crossed they get in touch (you should absowoofly favourite them in the meantime).
  • For tips on sending the best message, follow this link.
  • When choosing which members to message, bear in mind only verified owners can reply - here's how to tell if a dog is verified.
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What’s next? The ‘Welcome Woof!’

Once you've messaged with a pawtential match and feel comfortable, you’re ready to schedule your first meet and greet, the ‘Welcome Woof’.

  • This is a wagtastic opportunity for the owner, borrower, and dog to get to know each other, and share important details.
  • Read our "tips for a pawsome 'Welcome Woof'’ to ensure everyone has the best time pawsible.

Tips for owners

Profile

Your profile is where borrowers can learn about your dog's cute habits, funny quirks, and unique needs

Safety checks

  • Borrowers prefer to get in touch with and be messaged by fully verified owners and their dogs, so becoming a Premium member will increase your chances of finding borrowers.
  • To begin our safety checks, log in to your profile and click ‘Go Premium now’ on the right hand side of the page.
  • Learn more about verification by following this link.
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Likes

Whenever a borrower likes your dog, Basic or Premium, you will be notified of this via email.

  • When you log in to your profile, go to ‘My Dashboard’, and you will be shown all of the borrowers that have added your dog to their favourites.
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Activity Scale

  • Want to see how likely an owner is to reply to your message? Our new feature, ‘The Activity Scale’, does just that! You’ll see it on every member’s profile so you can decide if you’d like to send them a message.
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Messages

We absowoofly recommend contacting the borrowers that have favourited your pooch, as they have already expressed an interest, as well as others.

  • Sniff through your local matches and message any additional borrowers who you think would like to spend time with your dog. To do this, go to their profile, and click ‘Send a message.’
  • You can choose whether you’d like borrowers to message you first.
  • For tips on sending the best message, follow this link.
  • When choosing which members to message, bear in mind only verified borrowers can reply - here's how to tell if a borrower is verified.
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What’s next? The ‘Welcome Woof!’

Once you've messaged with a pawtential match and feel comfortable, you’re ready to schedule your first meet and greet, the ‘Welcome Woof’.

  • This is a wagtastic opportunity for the owner, borrower, and dog to get to know each other, and share important details.
  • Read our "tips for a pawsome 'Welcome Woof'’ to ensure everyone has the best time pawsible.

Good luck with all of this - our paws are crossed you do find your pawfect match soon.

Best woofs,

The BorrowMyDoggy Team

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