Discover dog home boarding near you

BorrowMyDoggy offers a personal and friendlier alternative to dog boarding. With thousands of potential dog sitters, the days of having to worry about unfriendly kennels or high dog boarding prices are reduced. Each one of our Premium dog sitters is insured and has taken our safety checks to ensure your pup is always left in the best pawsible hands at at all times.

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A kinder alternative to dog boarding

Whether you are looking for overnight dog boarding or local dog boarding, there are a variety of people for you (and more importantly, your pup) to match with.

Kennels can be stressful for a pooch and if you know your pooch is stressed, you won’t be able to fully enjoy your break. While you’re on your holiday taking a break from it all, why not give your four legged friend a wonderful holiday of their own? Our insured and reliable dog sitters don’t get paid for dog sitting they do it because they love dogs and enjoy spending time with them.

At BorrowMyDoggy we have thousands of dog sitters that would love to spend some quality time with your dog. Whether you would prefer for a sitter to look after your pup in your home or theirs, having a dog sitter ensures that you can travel with peace of mind knowing your best friend is being taken care of.

We believe, home dog boarding is a kinder alternative to kennels where you can be sure that your pooch is not only getting the exercise and love they need, but they are getting it all from a cosy home.

Why BorrowMyDoggy for dog boarding?

If you’ve recently searched for dog day boarding you’ll know there are a great deal of options from dog hotels to kennels, to dog retreats, and it can seem overwhelming.

We understand that sometimes your pooch can’t come everywhere with you (although you wish they could) and dog hotel’s can be slightly on the expensive side. We are here to offer a personal and purse friendly alternative that ensures that both you and your pup get a well deserved holiday.

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. The majority of our dog sitters have previously owned a dog and miss having one in their life. Just spending a short amount of time with a dog can make them feel wagnificent!

BorrowMyDoggy is passionate about helping dogs get more love and exercise, borrowers get special dog time and dog owners get the peace of mind that their dog is having fun.

Our goal as a company is pretty simple: we work tirelessly to make sure dogs get the care, attention and exercise they deserve while connecting local people through the love of dogs. It is our aim to build a community of happy dogs, owners and borrowers and to spread pawprints of happiness over as many lives as possible.

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Testimonials from BorrowMyDoggy owners

“If we want to go away for the weekend, BorrowMyDoggy is such a better experience than kennels or traditional long term dog boarding. It saves on the cost of dog home boarding and is so much more than a business of dog walking and dog sitting, it's developing a doggy community.”

- Mike and Rosanna, Darcy’s owners

“It’s really nice to know that George is with a borrower, he’s with them one on one, they’re specifically interested in him and want to borrow him, and he’s able to build a relationship with someone. Gone are the days of having to spend time looking for dog boarding near me!” - Katherine and Peter, George’s owners

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.

Does your dog like ear ruffles or belly rubs? Are you happy for him to spend time off the lead? We recommend giving your borrower as much detail on your dog’s personality as you can, so they can make sure their tails are always wagging.

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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 a member today, download the BorrowMyDoggy app and find and book a dog sitter on the move. Subscriptions include insurance for your dog & 24/7 Vet Line access. To find your dog a loving home away from home for your next holiday, sign up today and discover your pawfect match nearby. Any questions? Send us a message!

Frequently Asked Questions about dog boarding

How much does it cost to board a dog in my area?

Dog kennels cost from £14 a night, up to £55 a night in some areas of the UK. An annual membership for dog owners to access unlimited dog care with BorrowMyDoggy is only £44.99.

Is dog boarding stressful for dogs?

Some dogs are ok spending time in kennels, but for a lot of pooches the noise of other dogs and being in an unfamiliar place, with unfamiliar people can be quite stressful.

What is dog home boarding?

Home boarding is when your dog stays with someone else in that other person’s home, letting your dog enjoy the comforts of a family home and one-to-one attention, while you can’t be with them.

Do you offer last-minute dog boarding?

Borrowers are volunteering their time for free to help you and your dog and they are not paid dog walkers. For this reason, we don’t recommend using the service for last-minute holiday care and you will need plenty of time before your holiday to build a relationship between you, your dog and the borrower.

Are your borrowers paid dog walkers?

No. Borrowers join for a love of dogs, not for profit and do not charge for the help they provide owners. We have an annual membership fee in place for borrowers and owners, and this includes our safety checks to ensure BorrowMyDoggy remains a safe and trusted community, but after that no money changes hands.

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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

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

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"Owners can save on the astronomical costs of kennels and walkers."
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"Through BorrowMyDoggy I have met and become friends with my neighbours."