Affordable Dog Sitting in London
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Affordable Dog Sitting in London

21 September 2023

A trusted community where London dog owners can find dog sitters who are local, flexible and want to help take care of dogs simply because they love spending time with a dog. Find at-home dog boarding from as close as ¼ mile away!

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Over 300,000 dog sitters in London!

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There’s always a time as dog owners, where we need a bit of help with dog care, so how do you go about finding dog sitting in London?

BorrowMyDoggy is a trusted community where dog owners in London can find insured, local dog sitters who want to help take care of dogs for love, not profit. Whether you’re looking for someone to provide company, walks or overnights, BorrowMyDoggy has over 300,000 borrowers in London! Find at-home dog boarding or a live-in dog sitter from as close as ¼ mile away from you today.

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So who are borrowers?

Our pawsome borrowers all have one thing in common - they love dogs! BorrowMyDoggy borrowers often join as they are unable to have their own dog due to a lack of time or space. However, they would be so happy to take care of a local pooch because they miss the fun, affection and comfort that man’s best friends provide.

How does BorrowMyDoggy compare to traditional dog sitting?

  • More affordable - borrowers help take care of local dogs because they love dogs, they do not charge for their time.
  • One-on-one attention - our matches are made on an individual basis, compared to dog sitters who often take care of multiple dogs.
  • Peace of mind - dog owners can relax knowing their dog is enjoying extra exercise and attention from a verified, insured dog lover.
  • Local - search from as close as ¼ mile to find dog sitters who live in your neighbourhood.

Posey’s owner Caroline, Highbury and Islington:

Our borrowers help because they love dogs, not because it's their job.

Cherry’s owner Liz, Fulham:

BorrowMyDoggy really saved us, and I’m so grateful. I couldn’t afford professional dog care - it would have cost me more than I’m paying for my kids to go to university.

Cider’s owner, Lesley, Bayswater:

We’ve tried dog-sitting services, but I’ve found them to be quite regimented. With BorrowMyDoggy, it’s people who love dogs, the way we do.

How to find the perfect dog sitter in London

Finding a dog sitter in London doesn't have to be ruff.

First, consider what type of service you're looking for. There are dozens of companies that offer dog sitting services in London, so take some time to research your options. BorrowMyDoggy offers a community of dog lovers who will happily take your furry friend on walks, give them extra snuggles and provide overnight care or (if agreed) even live-in care. Once you've decided on the type of service you need, you can start narrowing down your choices.

Next, consider your budget. Dog sitting services can vary widely in price and it will come as no surprise that it can be pricey in London (£20 - £70+), so it's important to find one that fits your budget. Joining our dog sharing community has helped other dog owners save money and we can help save you money in the long run. Our annual membership only costs £44.99 for dog owners for unlimited use without any extra fees.

Doggy member Buttons, the Toy Poodle making himself right at home snuggled on his borrowers bed!

Finally, make sure you and your pup are comfortable with the dog sitter you choose. Schedule a meet-and-greet beforehand so you can both get to know them and make sure they're a good fit for your pooch. Ask about their experience, read reviews from other pet owners, and make sure you're confident in their ability to take care of your dog.

We also provide a guide for a Welcome Woof to ensure you can build a long-lasting, trusting relationship with your borrower.

With these tips in mind, you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect dog sitter in London!

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Petsitting in dog friendly London

London is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the world (according to Money.com), and an absolutely pawsome city to investigate with your pooch. To get both you and your pup’s steps in, you can simply walk about town, or check out one of the many fantastic parks including central parks like Hyde Park and Regents Park. If that's not cutting the mustard, you can venture out further where you can enjoy walks at the stunning Epping Forest, Essex or Trent Country Park, Barnet (for more inspiration see our guide on dog walks in London).

Dog friendly activities can be found all over London including cruises on the Thames, bingo events and comedy shows to mention just a few!

And of course there are plenty of options to enjoy some food and drink with your pooch, like:

  • Egerton House Hotel, Knightsbridge, where you and your pup can enjoy afternoon tea
  • Los Mochis, Notting Hill, which has recently launched a dog-friendly menu
  • The Brown Dog, Barnes, near Fulham, where Basil (the original brown dog!) and his team will be happy to welcome you

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Want to hear about a different kind of dog care that both you and your dog will love?

Or perhaps you’re a dog lover who can’t have one of your own right now?

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