An elegant Rough Collie is running and leading the way down a country road, with their humans walking hand in hand not far behind.

Dog walkers nearby

3 August 2022

“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.

Local dog walkers

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.

Dog walking safety

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, 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

Hey there!

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?

We have the pawfect solution, BorrowMyDoggy!

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