BorrowMyDoggy In Belfast

Connecting dog owners with local dog lovers to share the care of a dog.

What is BorrowMyDoggy?

BorrowMyDoggy is an online platform dedicated to connecting dog owners with local dog lovers for walks, weekends or happy holidays. Here at BorrowMyDoggy, we are passionate about helping pups get more love and exercise, borrowers getting special dog time, and owners having the peace of mind that their furry friend is having fun. BorrowMyDoggy borrowers don’t look after dogs to make money, they do it because they love dogs, which is pretty pawsome!


Dog Walking, Sitting and Day Care in Belfast


Dog Day Care in Belfast

If it were up to most dog owners, they would spend most, if not all of their time with their dog. But sometimes life gets in the way and you need to go somewhere without your pup. So if you’re looking for someone to look after your dog in Belfast, the city has a few options - from dog walkers to kennels.

BorrowMyDoggy differs slightly from traditional dog walkers in Belfast as our borrowers don’t get paid, they just want to spend time with a dog, for the love of dogs! So even though you’re busy, your dog will be showered with attention and at the same time your pooch can put a smile on the face of someone else, which is what we call a win-win (or woof-woof) situation.


Dog Sitting in Belfast

Maybe you are unable to have a dog but would love to spend some time with a pup. Instead of dog sitting in Belfast why not check out the local BorrowMyDoggy dogs in your area, who would love an extra walk - creating a profile is free, sign up and check out members near you here.

If you are an owner that is looking for kennels in Belfast why not consider finding your pooch a pawsome local friend instead. Finding a borrower can offer 1:1 socialisation and playtime for your pup that a kennel or dog walker in Belfast might not be able to offer.


Most popular breeds in Belfast

  • Cross breed - medium
  • Labrador
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Cockapoo
  • Jack Russell Terrier

Most loved dog names in Belfast

  • Poppy
  • Lola
  • Ruby
  • Reggie
  • Alfie

What our members say

“Having met Tilly and her owner Victoria through BorrowMyDoggy, we are all enjoying spending time with Tilly and playing a lot of fetch with tennis balls. We've been borrowing Tilly most weekends and are looking forward to many more adventures with the wonderful Tilly!” Tilly’s borrower, Charlotte

“I think BorrowMyDoggy is a wonderful concept. It's so reassuring for dog owners to know that borrowers are real dog lovers . Alfie has a great time on his walks, and has plenty of TLC so a real win win situation. So pleased I signed up." Alfie's owner, Anthea

Read more about dog sitting in Belfast

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


Things to do in Belfast with your dog

While a relaxed day indoors may sound like an ideal plan to you, your pup may not agree! Most dogs love sniffing around and exploring, and lucky for you, Belfast has a range of adventures for people and pets alike. Below are just a few of our faves.


Dog Walking in Belfast

The capital of Northern Ireland boasts a rich history and is a popular destination for tourists. The city is sandwiched between Lough Neagh and Strangford Lough, and is host to the Titanic Belfast Museum as well having some lovely walks for you and your pooch.

Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House

Located near the city centre, this is an idyllic location to go for a walk (though your dog must be kept on a lead). During your walk, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape, stop for a coffee, and experience a bit of history all in one go. Wagnificent!

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

If you are dog walking in Belfast, Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park should be on your list of places to visit. There is plenty to keep both you and your pup entertained - with over 128 acres to explore, barbecuing facilities, eco trails, as well as a coffee shop for a post walk stop off.

Ormeau Park

If you’re a dog sitter in Belfast out and about looking for a big park to explore - this is it. With plenty of eco trails and lots of open space you’re guaranteed to see your dog’s tail wagging. A lovely natural uncultivated park, with lots of dog walkers and pooches dotted around. If you fancy picking up the pace there are plenty of trails to run along with distances clearly marked so you can track your progress.


Where to eat in Belfast with your dog

The Dirty Onion

Based in one of Belfast’s oldest buildings, this pub is dog-friendly and even had a ‘Pooch Social’ back in March 2018! It’s part of the Belfast Traditional Music Trail and is well worth a stop off after a dog walk.

The Sunflower

This little corner pub offers a healthy variety of beer on tap, and is renowned for its craft beer. During the summer the beer garden is a perfect place to have a wood-fired pizza, a beer, and soak up the sun. Dogs are welcomed here with water bowls and treats - and can even feature on their website if you take a picture of your pooch in the pub!

The Lock Keepers Inn

If you are looking to walk a dog in Belfast and head for lunch afterwards - The Lock Keepers Inn is a fab choice. With easy access to some great walking routes, this pub is the ideal spot to refuel with lunch. You can even tour the old two-roomed lock keepers house next door. It’s reasonably priced, very popular and (of course) very dog-friendly.


Local vets in Belfast

As a dog owner we know your number one priority is looking after your dog and it’s always nice to know where your local vet is.

City Vets

Located on Tates Avenue and open Monday - Saturday, City Vets offers a range of services from neutering, vaccinations, dental treatment and consultations.

Earlswood Vets

Earlswood Vets provide Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Surgical and Internal Medicine referrals alongside Cardiac,  Rehabilitation/Physiotherapy and Alternative Medical (Acupuncture/Homeopathy) referrals and first opinion services.

You can also take a look at our Veterinary Advice page for tips and tricks for ensuring your dog is healthy and happy.


Pet shops in Belfast

Avenue Pet Shop

A community pet shop, Avenue Pets is located on the outskirts of the city, stocking a variety of necessities for your much-loved pooch. 

Pets at Home

If you’re looking for a pet superstore then you can’t get much better than Pets at Home. From food and treats to toys and grooming there’s something for every pup!

Deputy Dog

If it’s time for your pooch to relax and be pampered Deputy Dog offer bathing and drying, bespoke cuts and styling as well as nail clipping and ear cleansing.

Whether you would like to borrow a dog in Belfast or you’re an owner that is looking for someone to walk your dog, why not check out the friendly borrowers and pooches in your area. You can sign up to create a profile and take a look for free.

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 are verified before connecting and membership includes access to a 24/7 Vet line and accident and third-party liability insurance.

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