Borrowers in Bristol24 May 2023
So you're interested in borrowing a pooch in Bristol? Wagtastic!
There are over 6,800 dogs in Bristol eagerly waiting to make new friends.
With a range of different dogs looking for a pal, you're bound to find the pawfect pooch for you.
How do I find my pawfect match in Bristol?
- Start by setting up a borrower profile that shows off your fabulous self. Once you're all set, explore the profiles of the wonderful doggos in the area. From cute Cockapoos in Clifton to adventurous Akitas in Ashley, Bristol has an array of amazing dogs to discover.
- The next step is to become a premium member. Premium memberships offer safety checks, insurance, and access to our 24/7 vetline. To make sure everyone's safe, only premium members can message, but for only £12.99 per year, you can enjoy unlimited dog time!
- Once you're a premium member, reach out to dog owners and get chatting. Why not share a bit about yourself and what you're looking for in a doggy companion? After some messaging and getting to know each other, it's the perfect time to arrange a 'Welcome Woof'.
- Once you've established a connection with the owner and their lovely pooch, and you all agree you’re comfortable to spend quality time with the dog on your own, start planning some exciting adventures.
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Now, let's plan some memorable adventures with your new furry friend in Bristol. Whatever your pace, there's always something you can enjoy together in this vibrant city.
Take a walk in Bristol with your borrowed doggy
Bristol offers an abundance of great walking spots, with loads of parks and green spaces to explore. Head to Ashton Court or Blaise Castle Estate for beautiful walks surrounded by nature. If you prefer a city stroll, take your floofy companion to Brandon Hill Park or the Harbourside area, where you can enjoy picturesque views.
For more adventurous hikes, head outside of Bristol to the stunning landscapes of the Mendip Hills or the Cotswolds.
Discover more in our guide on dog walks in Bristol.
Indulge in a dog-friendly lunch break in Bristol
When it comes to dog-friendly establishments, Bristol has plenty of options. Treat yourself and your new furry friend to a visit to The Bristolian Café in Montpelier or The Lazy Dog in Bishopston. Or maybe check out The Boathouse near Uphill Beach for a treat for you and some doggy ice cream for your pooch pal!
Discover more in our guide on dog-friendly eateries in Bristol.
Plan a Shopping Spree with your borrowed doggy in Bristol
Taking your borrowed dog on a shopping trip can be a wagtastic experience. Begin by pampering your pup with treats from pet shops like Pets Corner or Alfie and Bella Pet Supplies. And don't worry, there are also many pet-friendly shops where you can find treats for yourself too, such as Oliver Bonas, John Lewis, and at Cabot Circus (although not all stores allow dogs).
Travelling with dogs in Bristol
Getting around Bristol with a borrowed pooch is easy, thanks to dog-friendly transport.
Buses: First West of England buses allow one well-behaved dog on a lead to travel with you. However, dogs should be kept off the seats and under control.
Trains: Most train services in Bristol allow well-controlled dogs on leads at no additional cost. However, there might be some restrictions during peak hours.
Want to learn more about dog-friendly travel? Check out our guide on how to travel with a dog!
Start your BorrowMyDoggy adventure in Bristol today and create unforgettable memories with a lovable canine companion.
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