Borrowers in Edinburgh

Borrowers in Edinburgh

24 May 2023

So you're interested in borrowing a canine companion in Edinburgh? Great news!

There are over 4000 dogs in Edinburgh eagerly waiting to be your new best furiend, so you're bound to find the perfect four-legged companion for you.

Become a borrower today!

How do I find my perfect match in Edinburgh?

  • Start by creating a borrower profile that shows off your fabulous pawsonality. Once you're all set up, you can browse through the profiles of loads of delightful doggos in your local area. Whether you're looking for a lovable Labrador in Leith or a bouncy Beagle in Bruntsfield, there's lots of amazing dogs to check out.
  • The next step is to become a premium member. Premium memberships offer lots of benefits, including safety checks, insurance, and access to our 24/7 vetline. To keep everyone safe, only premium members can message but for only £12.99 per year, you can enjoy unlimited dog time as a premium member!
  • Once you're a premium member, it’s time to start chatting with dog owners. Why not share a wee bit about yourself and what you're looking for in a doggy companion? After you've had a chat and got to know each other a little better, it's time to arrange a 'Welcome Woof'.
  • Once you've built a bond with an owner and their lovely pooch, and you all agree you can spend time with the dog on your own, it's time to plan exciting adventures.

If you have any questions or need assistance using our website, don't hesitate to reach out to our Help Team. You can contact them by emailing or calling 020 3826 8628.

Now, let's plan some memorable adventures with your new pooch pal in Edinburgh. However you like to spend your time, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy together in this beautiful city.

Take a stroll with your borrowed doggy in Edinburgh

You don't have to go far to find fantastic walks in Edinburgh. The city boasts multiple stunning parks and green spaces. In the south, you can explore Holyrood Park or The Meadows. If you're closer to the city centre, enjoy a leisurely walk at Princes Street Gardens. Or why not venture north to Inverleith Park?

For more adventurous hikes, consider heading to the Pentland Hills Regional Park, where you and your floofy companion can enjoy scenic trails and soak in breathtaking views.

Discover more in our guide on dog walks in Edinburgh.

Doggy member, Walter, the Cocker Spaniel sitting pretty on a large tree stump in the meadow
Doggy member, Walter, the Cocker Spaniel

Indulge in dog-friendly dining in Edinburgh

Edinburgh offers lots of dog-friendly bars, cafes, and restaurants where you and your new furry friend can enjoy a tasty meal together. Take a trip to The Earl of Marchmont, where your pup will be welcomed with open paws, or visit the pooch-friendly Scran and Scallie on Comely Bank Road, for a bite to eat or a drink.

Discover more in our guide on dog-friendly eateries in Edinburgh.

Embark on a shopping spree with your borrowed dog in Edinburgh

Taking your borrowed dog on a shopping trip can be a pawsome experience for both of you. Start by pampering your pup with some treats from pet shops like Dofos Pet Centre, Just Dogs or Capital Pets. And don't worry, there are also plenty of pet-friendly shops for you to explore, such as Oliver Bonas, SeaSalt, John Lewis, IOLLA and Curiouser and Curiouser.

Travelling with dogs in Edinburgh

Getting around Edinburgh with a borrowed pooch is convenient, thanks to several dog-friendly transport options.

Buses: Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome on Lothian Buses. They must be under control and not occupy seats.

Trains: Most train services in Edinburgh allow well-controlled dogs on leads at no additional cost. However, during peak hours, there might be some restrictions.

Trams: Dogs are allowed on trams in Edinburgh, provided they are on leads and do not obstruct the passage. This will be at the discretion of the driver.

Need more information on dog-friendly travel? Check out our guide on how to travel with a dog!

Start your BorrowMyDoggy adventure in Edinburgh today and create unforgettable memories with a lovable canine companion.

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