Dog borrowers in London

Dog borrowers in London

25 May 2023

So you're interested in borrowing a dog in London. Pawsome decision!

With over 35,000 pooches in London looking to make new connections, you're bound to find the perfect doggy companion for you.

Become a borrower today!

How do I find my pawfect match in London?

  • Start by setting up a borrower profile that showcases your fabulous self. Once you're all set, explore the profiles of the stunning doggos in the area. Whether it's Labradors in Lambeth or Papillons in Putney, London offers an incredible variety of dogs to discover.
  • The next step is to upgrade to be a premium member. Premium memberships provide safety checks, insurance cover, and access to our 24/7 vetline. For safety, messaging is available exclusively to premium members. Premium membership means that for only £12.99 per year, you can enjoy unlimited dog time!
  • Once you're a premium member, start messaging dog owners, sharing a bit about yourself and your preferences. After a bit of chatting, it's the pawfect time to arrange a 'Welcome Woof' meet-up.
  • Once you've got to know the owner and their adorable pooch, and you all agree you are going to spend quality time with the dog on your own, you can start to plan exciting adventures together!

If you have any questions or need assistance using our website, please reach out to our Help Team. You can contact them by emailing or by calling 020 3826 8628.

Regardless of your pace, London offers endless possibilities for unforgettable experiences with your borrowed pooch, so here’s some ideas!

Take a walk in London with your borrowed doggy

You don't have to wander far to find fantastic walks in London. The city is full of beautiful parks and green spaces. Explore Hyde Park or Richmond Park for a leisurely stroll in nature. And if you fancy a waterside adventure, head to the Thames Path or enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Victoria Park.

For more adventurous hikes, consider venturing to the picturesque countryside areas surrounding London, such as the Chiltern Hills or the South Downs.

Discover more in our guide on dog walks in London.

Doggy member, Luna, the German Shepherd Dog chilling in the garden after a fun afternoon with her borrowers
Doggy member, Luna, the German Shepherd Dog

Enjoy a dog-friendly lunch break in London

London is a haven for dog-friendly bars, cafes, and restaurants, pawfect for a delightful lunch break with your canine companion. Treat your new furiend to a visit to Smith & Whistle Bar & Terrace in Piccadilly or The Brown Dog in Barnes, both offering a warm welcome to dogs. Experience the trendy atmosphere at The Narrowboat Pub in Islington or enjoy a relaxing time at the dog-friendly garden of The Edinboro Castle in Camden.

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

Plan a Shopping Spree with your borrowed doggy in London

Embarking on a shopping trip with your borrowed dog can be a delightful experience for both of you. Start by pampering your pup with treats from pet shops like Pets Paradise, PetLondon, or the Pet Pavilion. And fear not, there are also lots of pooch-friendly shops where you can find treats for yourself, such as Oliver Bonas, Liberty, Selfridges (if your pooch can fit in a bag or be carried), Covent Garden Market and Camden Stables Market.

Travelling with dogs in London

Getting around London with a borrowed pooch is convenient thanks to several dog-friendly transportation options.

Buses: Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome on London buses. Dogs should be kept off the seats.

Trains: Most train services in London allow dogs on leads at no additional cost. However, during peak hours, certain restrictions may apply.

Underground: Non-assistance dogs are allowed on the London Underground, as long as they are on a lead and well behaved.

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

Start your BorrowMyDoggy adventure in London today and create cherished memories with a delightful canine companion.

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