Dog borrowers in Southampton
A beautiful young Dobermann chilling in the park

Dog borrowers in Southampton

25 May 2023

So you're interested in borrowing a pooch in Southampton. High paws!

With over 2,500 dogs in Southampton looking to make new friends, you're sure to find the dog that's perfect for you.

Become a borrower today!

How do I find my pawfect match in Southampton?

  • Start by creating a borrower profile that showcases your utterly fabulous self. Once you're all set, take a look at the profiles of the adorable doggos in the area. From playful Pointers in Portswood to friendly Beagles in Bitterne, there are plenty of amazing dogs to choose from.
  • The next step is to become a premium member. Premium memberships include safety checks, insurance coverage, and access to our 24/7 vetline. For safety reasons, messaging is available exclusively to premium members. For as little as £12.99 a year, you can enjoy unlimited dog time!
  • Now, it's time to start messaging. Reach out to lots of dog owners, introducing yourself and sharing 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 a relationship with the owner and, of course, their lovely pupper, and you've all decided it's time to spend time with the dog on your own, it's time to plan some exciting adventures.

If you have any questions or need assistance using our site, be sure to contact 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. There's always something you can enjoy together in Southampton.

Take a walk in Southampton with your borrowed doggy

You don't have to go far to find great walks in Southampton, as the city offers a variety of parks and green spaces. Explore the beautiful paths of Southampton Common or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the River Itchen. If you're up for a seaside adventure, head to Weston Shore or Hamble Common for a refreshing walk.

Discover more in our guide on dog walks in Southampton.

Doggy member, Coco, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi enjoying a shady walk

Enjoy a dog-friendly lunch break in Southampton

Southampton boasts a fantastic selection of dog-friendly bars, cafes, and restaurants, ensuring a delightful lunch break with your furry friend. Take your new BFF to The Art House Café in the Cultural Quarter or enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of The Rockstone in Bevois Valley. Treat your pooch to a special meal at Dog House Coffee or indulge in some delicious food at The Stable.

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

Plan a Shopping Spree with your borrowed doggy in Southampton

Taking your borrowed dog on a shopping trip can be pawsome fun for both of you. Start by spoiling your pup with treats from pet shops like Pets Corner, or Pets at Home. And don't worry, there are plenty of pooch-friendly shops where you can find treats for yourself too, such as in Westquay Shopping Centre, which is a dog-friendly shopping centre.

Travelling with dogs in Southampton

Getting around Southampton with a borrowed pooch is convenient, thanks to various dog-friendly transportation options.

Buses: Well-behaved dogs on leads are generally welcome on local buses in Southampton. Dogs should be kept off the seats to ensure a comfortable journey for everyone.

Trains: Dogs are usually welcome on trains in Southampton, as long as they are on leads and well-controlled. However, it's advisable to check with the specific train company for any additional guidelines or restrictions.

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

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

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