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Doggy member Darcy, the Cavapoo, enjoying an evening walk in the meadows with her borrower

Want to borrow a dog in Manchester?

26 June 2024

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

With over 5,500 dogs in Manchester 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 Manchester?

  • Start by setting up 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 energetic Dachshunds in Didsbury to friendly Shih Tzus in Sale, 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. To ensure safety, 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 or by calling 020 3826 8628.

Now is the time to plan adventures with your new pooch pal. Whatever your pace, there's always something you can enjoy together in Manchester.

Take a walk in Manchester with your borrowed doggy

You don't have to go far to find great walks in Manchester, as the city offers a variety of parks and green spaces. Explore the scenic trails of Heaton Park or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Manchester Ship Canal.

If you're up for a more adventurous hike, head to the Peak District National Park for breathtaking views or visit Dunham Massey for a walk through the historic deer park.

Discover more in our guide on dog walks in Manchester.

Doggy member, Loki, the white German Shepherd Dog smiling in the spring sunshine as he enjoys a walk through freshly cut fields
Doggy member, Loki, the German Shepherd Dog

Enjoy a dog-friendly lunch break in Manchester

Manchester is a haven for dog-friendly bars, cafes, and restaurants, providing a delightful lunch break with your furry friend. Take your new BFF for brunch to Another Heart to Feed in the Northern Quarter or enjoy the cosy atmosphere of Takk Coffee House in the city centre. Experience the doggy-friendly vibes at House of Esk or indulge in a tasty treat at Home Sweet Home.

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

Plan a Shopping Spree with your borrowed doggy in Manchester

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 at Home, Dog Shop, or Sticks and Socks.

And don't worry, there are plenty of pooch-friendly shops where you can find treats for yourself too, such as Oliver Bonas, Afflecks, or Selfridges (if you’ve got a small dog you can carry).

Travelling with dogs in Manchester

Getting around Manchester 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 Manchester. Dogs should be kept off the seats to ensure a comfortable journey for everyone.

Trains: Dogs are usually welcome on trains in Manchester, 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.

Metrolink: Pups with manners are welcome to travel on Metrolink in Manchester.

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

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

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