Why Home Boarding a Dog is Less Expensive than Kennels

Whether you travel for longer periods of time or prefer weekend holidays, home boarding your dog with BorrowMyDoggy is less expensive than kennels.

A great alternative to dog kennels, BorrowMyDoggy connects local borrowers to dogs like George the DachshundDog owners have shared how BorrowMyDoggy is a much more affordable option than kennels. At only £44.99, our annual membership fee is similar to just one night’s stay at a traditional London dog kennel and includes several beneficial services, such as our verification process, 24/7 Vet Line and third party liability insurance protection, which covers the owner and subscribed borrowers when taking care of a subscribed BorrowMyDoggy dog.

“BorrowMyDoggy has saved us a small fortune. Especially living in London where doggy daycare and dog kennels are really, really expensive.” - Katherine and Peter, George’s owners

In addition, BorrowMyDoggy owners can have peace of mind knowing their dog is well taken care of by someone who wants to look after their dog simply because they love dogs, not to get paid.

“It’s really nice to know that when 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.” - Katherine and Peter, George’s owners

Watch George’s quick video to see why BorrowMyDoggy has been a more affordable option for their family.

We take safety and security very seriously and believe that dogs truly are family members and as such, BorrowMyDoggy is all about getting to know other dog lovers really well before making a match. Just as you would if you were home boarding your dog with a friend, family member, or dog kennel, it's super important to know each other well locally before a dog is taken care off by another person.


Everyone, including the dog, needs to feel happy and trust each other since each pooch and person is different. As owner Caroline said, “BorrowMyDoggy is just like hiring a babysitter.”


Before leaving your dog with a local borrower, owners fill out and share the Borrowing Info Sheet. This includes important information, from vet’s name and address to eating habits and exercise routines, to ensure dogs receives the best care possible.

To find your dog an affordable and loving home away from home for your next holiday, sign up and begin messaging pawtential matches in your area.

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BorrowMyDoggy connects dog owners with local volunteer borrowers for walks, holiday care and dog sitting. It’s simple, affordable and safe.

All members are verified before connecting and membership includes access to a 24/7 Vet line and accident and third-party liability insurance.

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