BorrowMyDoggy - Babysitting for your Dog

If you want your dog to enjoy extra love and attention while you’re busy, try BorrowMyDoggy, like a babysitter for your dog.

Owner, Caroline, was looking for dog lovers who’d want to spend time with her Australian Shepherd, Posey, when her family was busy with everyday obligations, like work and days out and about. She discovered BorrowMyDoggy and felt confident in finding a borrower who lived nearby to look after Posey because, as she said, “it’s similar to hiring a babysitter. You meet the person, get to know them, and eventually you do hire a babysitter.”

Australian Shepherd dog with her owners and borrowers


BorrowMyDoggy is an alternative to kennels and dog walkers where owners can have peace of mind knowing their dog is well taken care of by someone who wants to look after their dog simply because they love dogs, not to get paid.

“The borrowers are just so grateful. They’re not doing it because it’s their job - they’re doing it because they miss having a dog and they love dogs.” - Caroline, Posey’s owner.

Most importantly, BorrowMyDoggy dogs are so happy to spend time with their borrowers. Caroline shared, “when our borrowers come over, Posey is beside herself with excitement.”

Watch Posey’s quick video to see why BorrowMyDoggy has been a great community for their family and just like hiring a babysitter.

Our owners have shared how BorrowMyDoggy is also a more affordable option than kennels and dog walkers, especially as our annual membership includes several beneficial services, including our 24/7 Vet Line and third party liability insurance protection, which covers the owner and subscribed borrowers when taking care of a subscribed BorrowMyDoggy dog.

We take safety and security very seriously and believe that dogs truly are family members and as such, BorrowMyDoggy is all about getting to know other dog lovers really well before making a match. Just as you would if you were home boarding your dog with a friend, family member, or dog kennel, it's super important to know each other well locally before a dog is taken care off by another person.

Australian Shepherd dog in a park

Before leaving your dog with a local borrower, owners fill out and share the Borrowing Info Sheet. This includes important information, from vet’s name and address to eating habits and exercise routines, to ensure dogs receives the best care possible.

To find your dog a loving home away from home for your next holiday, sign up and begin messaging pawtential matches in your area.

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Join BorrowMyDoggy

BorrowMyDoggy connects dog owners with local volunteer borrowers for walks, holiday care and dog sitting. It’s simple, affordable and safe.

All members are verified before connecting and membership includes access to a 24/7 Vet line and accident and third-party liability insurance.

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