BorrowMyDoggy In Balham

Connecting dog owners with local dog borrowers for walks, weekends and holidays.

What is BorrowMyDoggy?

BorrowMyDoggy is an online platform dedicated to connecting owners with dog borrowers for walks, weekends or happy holidays. We are passionate about helping dogs get more love and exercise, borrowers get special dog time and owners get the peace of mind that their pup is having fun.

Our goal as a company is pretty simple: we aim to make sure dogs get the care, attention and exercise they deserve while connecting local people through the love of dogs.

Dog Walking, Sitting and Day Care in Balham

Dog Day Care in Balham

Would you love to spend some quality time with a four legged friend? BorrowMyDoggy connects borrowers with owners (and of course pups) in the local area for walks and bellyrubs. So whether you’re looking to borrow a dog in Balham, or are looking for some help with pup care, you can create a free profile on BorrowMyDoggy.

As an owner, we know your top priority is your dog’s happiness and safety, which we totally understand, as the safety of our members is very important to us too! Our aim is to create a trusted community where dogs have the best life possible. Borrowers can help make your dog happier and healthier through some extra walks and playtimes - high paws!

Dog Sitting in Balham

As an alternative to traditional dog sitting, our borrowers give local dogs extra walks, exercise and love simply because they love dogs, not because it’s their job. BorrowMyDoggy offers owners a local, personalised and more cost effective way to ensure their dog has great quality of life. Dogs enjoy a happier life by receiving more 1:1 attention, love and exercise.

Rather than putting your dog into kennels or searching for dog sitters in Balham, why not create a profile for your pooch on BorrowMyDoggy and find a borrower instead!

Most popular breeds in Balham:

  • Cockapoo
  • Labrador
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Miniature Dachshund
  • French Bulldog

Most loved dog names in Balham:

  • Charlie
  • Poppy
  • Alfie
  • Luna
  • Rosie

What our members say

"I joined BorrowMyDoggy as I love dogs and can't have one where I live. I've had a dog at home for 17 years and missed the company. I adore my borrowed pup Stitch, she always brings me joy and a smile when I see her and she greets me with cuddles me every time I collect her." Stitch's borrower, Laura

“I have two small children and the demands of our new puppy, Oscar, were a bit more than I had anticipated. Through BorrowMyDoggy, we have met three borrowers and Oscar loves going out with his new friends - he gets lots of extra love and attention and more walks to keep him fit and healthy" Oscar’s owner, Kelly

Read more about dog sitting in Balham

You can view lots more BorrowMyDoggy reviews and other member stories on our testimonials page.

Dog Walking in Balham

Balham, also known as the ‘Gateway to the South’, is located in the borough of Wandsworth in South London. It’s a wonderful place to explore with your dog. Whether you are dog sitting your borrowed pooch or spending quality time with your own dog, check out our favourite places and dog walks in Balham.

Being right in the middle of three commons; Clapham Common, Wandsworth Common and Tooting Common, you have plenty of choice if you would like to walk a dog in Balham, and catch some fresh air with your pup.

The Bright Side of Balham walk is a circular 3 mile route highlighting the greener spots of Balham and its most famous art deco properties, taking you through the lush greenery of Tooting Bec Common, the perfect place to walk a dog in South London.

Things to do in Balham with your pup

First Aid for Pets

Looking for something a little different to do in Balham, while still keeping your focus on our wonderful four-legged friends? Why not take a First Aid for Pets course! Based in Balham, First Aid for Pets provide dog first aid training, covering care for many commonly occurring injuries and illnesses, such as choking, fitting, poisoning, and how to look after an unconscious dog.  

Hildreth Street Market

Take a wander with your dog down the cobbled Hildreth Street Market, a secret South London gem, selling fresh fruit and veg, clothes and flowers. Along with market stalls and unusual shops, the market is also a foodie’s paradise (not to mention a paradise for your drooling pup!) with plenty of dog-friendly alfresco dining. Just a short stroll up the High Road from Balham tube station.

Where to eat in Balham with your dog


Fancy a Sunday morning brunch with your dog? Pop down to Brickwoods, an Aussie inspired cafe serving Caravan Coffee from the Kings Cross Roastery, where well-behaved dogs are always welcome. The menu includes brunch dishes, sourdough toasties, and a selection of tasty soups, salads, wraps and bagels.

The Avalon

If it’s a dog friendly pub you are after, The Avalon is a beautiful public house boasting three different gardens for you and your dog to enjoy. Embracing English heritage, along with the finest produce, The Avalon is perfect for sharing delicious meals, or simply a refreshing beverage with your pup.

The Grove

With it’s stunning Victorian architecture and sumptuous Victorian-inspired interior, The Grove offers a recently revamped menu and melt-in-the-mouth Sunday roasts, that will leave your dog drooling. Their roaring log fire is the perfect place for your pooch to curl up, while you enjoy a well-earned pint after your dog walk in Balham.

The Regent

If you’re looking for a friendly local featuring quizzes, a tasty menu, cosy booth seating and sports on the big screen, The Regent is exactly that. Food ranges from burgers and bar snacks to sharing plates and all day brunch. Pooch pals are always welcome in this pub!

The Bedford

For sports, along with plenty of live music, comedy and of course delicious grub including the famous Balham burger, head to The Bedford, a huge converted Victorian hotel in the heart of Balham. All dishes are cooked to order, and use high quality fresh produce.

The Hope

In a prime spot on the edge of Wandsworth Common, The Hope provides fresh, home-cooked food, and you can enjoy a glass of something bubbly in its inviting beer garden, enjoying al-fresco dining with your pooch.

Local vets in Balham

If you’re a dog minder in Balham and you need to find a local vet, head to Animal Choice located on Upper Tooting Park road. Also if you have a BorrowMyDoggy membership, you can also give our 24/7 Vet Line a call if you have any questions or concerns about your dog, owned or borrowed.

Pet shops in Balham

Dr Doolittle’s

Located in nearby Streatham, Dr Doolittle’s offers grooming services as well as collars and leads and if you’re looking for a real treat why not pick up your pooch a bottle of pawsecco!

Lots of people have already found a dog walker in Balham through BorrowMyDoggy. So if after reading this, you’re thinking, that you’d like to find someone to look after your dog, you can sign up and check out members near you.

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 take our safety checks before connecting and membership includes access to a 24/7 Vet line and accident and third-party liability insurance.

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