Waggy Tales - Owner Phyllis and Jack, Scotland
Owner Phyllis joined BorrowMyDoggy with her rescue dog, Jack, after her work circumstances changed. They matched with borrowers Saskia and Colin, who Phyllis describes as a “godsend” - high paws! Read her pawsome Waggy Tale here.
Describe your BorrowMyDoggy experience in one sentence.
An amazing service that suits borrowers and owners. It’s brilliant - long may it last!
What has been the biggest benefit in joining BorrowMyDoggy?
Having pure peace of mind that Jack’s being looked after and loved by someone else who loves him as much as I do.
How do you get on with Jack’s borrowers? How do they get on with you and Jack?
We all get on really well. They make me feel so good and they’re so good with Jack. We’re doing each other a favour, which is lovely. They always send me photos and videos of him when they’re out and about - they take him everywhere. Jack is so pleased to go with Saskia and Colin. They love him to bits and it makes me so happy to see him with them. It’s great to know he’s enjoying lots of extra attention and getting out and about with another family. They are so friendly and they’ve even invited me round to theirs for dinner!
Was there anything specific you were looking for in a borrower?
I was looking for someone who was available on more than just the weekends as I needed some help during the week. Saskia and Colin are students, so they have lots of time during the week and it gets them away from the books for a few hours.
How did you hear about BorrowMyDoggy and why did you sign up?
I came across BorrowMyDoggy on Facebook. Last year I lost my dog, so I initially signed up as a borrower as I missed the company and wanted to get out walking. I had also enquired about a rescue yorkie, Jack. After I went to see him and spent some time with him, I decided to take him on as he’s a brilliant wee dog. After I adopted him, my work circumstances changed and I had a lot on so I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I put him on BorrowMyDoggy and when we met Saskia and Colin, it was like they were old friends!
Tell me a bit about Jack
He’s a Yorkshire Terrier, a big one! Everyone always comments on how big he is!He was a bit wild when I first got him as he was in a house with three cats, a lizard and various other pets. He was very young and the woman who owned him was older and couldn’t deal with his endless energy, which is why he was up for adoption. He’s just over a year old now and he has settled down a lot.
How was your 'Welcome Woof' and what’s your current arrangement?
Wemet in a local park for our ‘Welcome Woof’. We took Jack for a walk and I showed them what he’s like in the park and we chatted about everything. Saskia and Colin loved him! I also took him round to their flat so I could see where he would be spending his time. They started off having him for a few hours and now they’ve even had him for a whole week. They’re a godsend. I always say don’t make it a one way thing, if you want him you can have him any time. They’re so good with him and they always ask what they should be doing with him in terms of training and food - they’ve even bought their own crate for when he stays at theirs.
Would you recommend BorrowMyDoggy to friends and family?
I definitely would and I have! They can’t believe that something like this exists.