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22 September 2023

How to find a great dog sitter in your area

So you’re planning a day out? Or how about an evening in town? Or maybe you’re heading into work and need some dog care support? Finding the right person to help give your pooch the company and attention they deserve when you can’t, can be challenging. So how can you find a great dog sitter near you?

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BorrowMyDoggy is the place to find a dog sitter in your area. We connect you with trusted local people who love to look for dogs, and we take the stress out of finding someone to watch your pup.

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Can't find a sitter for your pooch? We've got you covered.

You can't leave your dog at home because you're out of town, but you don't want to board him in a kennel. That's why we created BorrowMyDoggy—to connect dog owners with trusted local people who love to look after dogs. All our Premium members take our safety checks and get access to a pet insurance policy, so you can rest assured that your dog will be in good hands. And when you find a sitter on BorrowMyDoggy, they'll treat your dog like family, giving them all the attention they deserve while you're away!

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What's the difference with traditional dog sitters?

There are many fantastic dog sitters throughout the country that can provide company for your dog. They provide a valuable service, walking your dog or even giving an overnight care option.

As an alternative to traditional dog sitters, BorrowMyDoggy borrowers give local dogs extra walks, exercise and company, simply because they love dogs, not to earn money. BorrowMyDoggy offers dog owners a trusted, insured, local and cost-effective way to support you and your pooch.

But don’t just take our word for it! Our members love to tell us all about their experience finding sitters for their dogs:

Reviews: BorrowMyDoggy dog sitters

Posey, the Australian Shepherd, sitting on a bench in the parl with her dog owners and dog sitters

The gorgeous Posey’s owner, Caroline, told us that:

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.

But, 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.

Scout’s family have also found BorrowMyDoggy to be a great option for their family.

Scout’s now getting so much socialisation and exercise. He’s not just a happy dog, but also a manageable dog in a way that he wasn’t before.

And as his borrower JD says:

As opposed to a dog sitter, I’ve really formed a bond with Scout and his family. It’s more of an intimate connection.

And George’s owners, Katerine and Peter told us:

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.
Doggy member George, the Dachshund, with his owners and borrower in the park sitting on a bench

Borrowers who join BorrowMyDoggy do so for their love of dogs, not for profit. At the same time, BorrowMyDoggy owners get peace of mind knowing their dog is enjoying extra exercise and dog care from a verified, insured dog lover who loves dogs as much as they do.

And the biggest benefit of all - Dogs get more exercise and attention from their sitter than they ever would at a kennel. With BorrowMyDoggy, they get more love than ever before! So why not find out more today and find your pawfect dog sitter?

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