Borrowers in Glasgow
A happy, golden Cockapoo in a grassy park in Glasgow

Borrowers in Glasgow

15 May 2023

So you’re looking to borrow a pooch in Glasgow. High paws, because there are over 6,700 dogs in Glasgow looking to make new friends, so you’re sure to find the dog that’s right for you.

Become a borrower today!

How do I find my pawfect match in Glasgow?

  • Set up a borrower profile that shows off your utterly fabulous self, you can then take a look around at all the gorgeous doggos in the area. From Labradors in Langside to Beagles in Bearsden, there’s loads of amazing dogs to check out.
  • The next step is for you to join as a premium member. Premium memberships include safety checks, insurance and our 24/7 vetline. For safety reasons we don’t let anyone message until they’ve become premium members. But what that means, is that for only £12.99 a year, you can have unlimited dog time!
  • Then get messaging. Message lots of people, making sure to tell them a bit about you and what you’re looking for. Once you’ve had a chat, it’s the pawfect time to meet up for a ‘Welcome Woof’.
  • Once you’ve built up a relationship with the owner and of course their lovely pupper, and all decided it’s time to spend time with the dog on your own, it’s time to plan some adventures.

If you’re having any questions using our site though be sure to speak to our wagtastic Help Team by emailing woofwoof@borrowmydoggy.com or by calling 020 3826 8628.

Now is the time to plan adventures with your new pooch pal.  Whatever your speed there’s always something you can enjoy together in Glasgow.

Take a walk in Glasgow with your borrowed doggy

You don’t have to go far to find some great walks in Glasgow, with a huge amount of excellent parks all over the city and beyond. In the southside there’s Pollok Country Park or Rouken Glen. Closer to the city centre? Why not enjoy Glasgow Green or Kelvingrove, or go a bit further north to Mugdock Country Park.

If you want to go a bit further afield, and your borrowed pooch is a capable and keen walker, then plan a trip up Ben A’an in the Trossachs for a good hillclimb, or depending on the season head to one of the many beaches including Seamill Beach which is dog-friendly all year.

Discover more in our guide on dog walks in Glasgow.

Doggy member, Basil, the Dachshund from Glasgow enjoying a spring walk

Enjoy a dog-friendly lunch break in Glasgow

In Glasgow you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to dog friendly bars, cafes and restaurants. Why not take your new furiend to the Singl-end Cafe and Bakehouse in Garnethill or Merchant City, Van Winkle near Charing Cross which provides its own pooch menu or enjoy the doggy friendly awesomeness of the Big Feed or Dockyard Social?

Discover more in our guide on dog friendly eateries in Glasgow.

Plan a Shopping Spree with your borrowed doggy in Glasgow

Taking your borrowed dog on a shopping trip can be pawsome fun for you both. Why not start with some treats for your pup at pet shops like Pets-Cetera, Creature Comforts and Wizard of Paws. There’s lots of pooch friendly shops for treats for you to enjoy too like Oliver Bonas, John Lewis, IOLLA, CCW, The Good Spirits Co and the Glasgow Fort (although not all shops let pooches in).

Travelling with dogs in Glasgow

There’s lots of ways to get about Glasgow with a borrowed pooch, including some excellent public transport options.

  • Buses: One well-controlled dog on a lead is welcome on First buses around the city. McGill’s buses will carry well behaved dogs on leads on local services only (no motorway routes). With both, dog’s have to be kept off the seats.
  • Trains: Up to two dogs are welcome at no cost, but they need to be on leads, well-controlled and can’t be on the seats.
  • Underground: Non-assistance dogs can’t travel on the underground in Glasgow.

Want to learn a bit more on dog-friendly travel? Check out our guide on how to travel with a dog!

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