As an alternative to traditional dog walkers and doggy day care, BorrowMyDoggy borrowers give local dogs extra walks, exercise and love simply because they love dogs, not because it’s their job.
“There must be thousands of adoring dog lovers who, just like me, would love to take care of a dog for free, and would look after the dog really well.” - BorrowMyDoggy co-founder, Rikke Rosenlund, came up with this idea while walking her neighbour’s dog several years ago. Fast forward and now thousands of dogs across the UK and Ireland are enjoying extra love and attention through the BorrowMyDoggy community.
Most dog owners cannot be with their dogs all of the time due to work and family commitments. There are also many dog lovers who cannot currently own a dog of their own for various reasons, such as living space, time, financial reasons, etc. Thankfully, many of these dog lovers are BorrowMyDoggy borrowers and would love to volunteer their time to take local dogs for walks and exercise.
“BorrowMyDoggy has been similar to hiring a babysitter. Our borrowers aren’t 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
Borrowers who join BorrowMyDoggy do so for their love of dogs, not to get paid. At the same time, BorrowMyDoggy owners get peace of mind knowing their dog is enjoying extra exercise and attention from a verified, insured dog lover who loves dogs as much as they do.
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 with a dog walker or doggy day care, it's super important to know each other well before a dog is taken care off by another person.
“Darcy has a great time in the office with her borrower, Lauren, where she gets constant attention. BorrowMyDoggy is so much more than a business of dog walking and dog sitting, it's developing a doggy community.” - Mike and Rosanna, Darcy’s owners
Everyone, including the dog, needs to feel happy and trust each other since each pooch and person is different.
Our owners have shared how BorrowMyDoggy is a more affordable option than doggy daycare and dog walkers, especially as our annual membership includes several beneficial services, including our 24/7 Vet Line and third party liability insurance protection <link to safety page>, which covers the owner and subscribed borrowers when taking care of a subscribed BorrowMyDoggy dog.
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.
“We know there’s always someone there who can look after George and they’re local to us. He’s with them one on one and able to build a relationship with someone who’s specifically interested in him.” - Katherine and Peter, George’s owners
To find your dog a loving borrower for extra walks, exercise and attention, sign up and begin messaging pawtential matches in your area.