Alternatives to Rehoming Your Dog

Instead of rehoming your dog, BorrowMyDoggy connects dog owners with voluntary dog carers for walks, sitting and holiday care.

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When a change in circumstances means considering rehoming your dog, joining BorrowMyDoggy helps dogs stay in their homes by connecting dog owners with local carers who want to help because they love dogs, not to be paid. When you become a member, the rest is free.

As Adrian Burder, CEO of Dogs Trust, says, “the main reason people cite when handing a dog into one of our rehoming centres is 'a change of circumstances', which can be everything from a house move, illness, a new job, a loss of job, a relationship breakdown or a new baby. We know that BorrowMyDoggy will offer some of these people the option to keep their beloved pet with them thanks to the support of a local dog lover.”

In addition, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home shared, “we all have busy lives. BorrowMyDoggy means that people won’t have to give up on their pets.”

How it works

1. Sign up

Sign up for free and
create a profile to find
members near you.

2. Find a dog lover

Search for local
members and subscribe
to message them.

3. Meet up

Head to the park for a
Welcome Woof and get
to know your match.

These are just some of our 300K members in
the UK and Ireland

Charlie is looking for walks
and playdates

Jane’s family
borrows Dusty after school

Stephanie borrows Roxy
during her owners' holiday

Why use BorrowMyDoggy?


Connect with local
members for short walks
or long stays.


All members take our safety checks
and subscriptions
include accident and third-party liability insurance and
access to a Vet Line.


An annual subscription is
£44.99 for owners and
£12.99 for borrowers with
no additional costs.

When I got Leo, my circumstances changed. It used to be a struggle, but BorrowMyDoggy has been a life saver.

Liz, Leo owner

BorrowMyDoggy has helped us through a difficult family time as my wife needed regular hospital treatment. Our borrower helps so Simba still receives all the walks he needs.

James, Simba’s owner

I have a dog

Find a trusted local dog lover to take
care of your dog when you can't. They'll
treat your dog like family.

Get started as an owner

I want to care for a dog

Fill the dog void in your life by spending
time with one and helping out owners
at the same time. It's a win-win!

Get started as a borrower