BorrowMyDoggy In Bristol

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

What is BorrowMyDoggy?

BorrowMyDoggy Bristol is an online community helping to connect dog owners with local dogs lovers, or borrowers as we like to call them. Offering a helping paw for extra cuddles and walks, overnight stays and happy holidays. BorrowMyDoggy is 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. We love building long lasting relationship between dogs and their borrowers, which aren’t just a one off situation.


Dog Walking, Sitting and Day Care in Bristol


Doggy Day Care in Bristol

Bristol is famous for its maritime history, with great attractions to visit along the harbourside and within the Old City. It is also a great base for discovering the West Country, it is a pawsome destination to explore with the whole family including your furry friend. If you are looking for dog day care in Bristol and want the best for your dog, then why don’t you look into BorrowMyDoggy. You would be joining a community of borrowers who love dogs and want to spend time with one, and who are not looking to make money. You get the peace of mind that your dog is getting much deserved 1 on 1 attention, exercise and love. Or if you are looking to spend some time with dogs in Bristol then you could look into becoming a borrower!


Dog Sitting in Bristol

BorrowMyDoggy is a great alternative to traditional dog sitter. You are joining a trusted community of owners and dog lovers, who cannot currently own a dog of their own. Borrowers volunteer their time to give your dog that much needed one to one attention, which creates long lasting bonds between your dog and their borrower. You may even find a lovely friendship in your borrower! 


Most popular breeds in Bristol:

  • Medium cross breed
  • Labrador
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Cockapoo
  • Jack Russell Terrier

Most loved dog names in Bristol:

  • Poppy
  • Lola
  • Bella
  • Milo
  • Alfie

What our members say

"Instead of getting a dog walker in Bristol, we joined BorrowMyDoggy. Millie loves going to see her borrowers, and tends to be reluctant to come home because she's had so much fun! I get peace of mind that Millie is having a good day while I'm at work and that Millie is thoroughly loved, well exercised and also benefiting someone else's life." Millie's owner, Fiona

"We have Sabby and Walter weekly and it’s a real joy and double the fun with two of them! Borrowing the dogs has been so good for our mental and physical health. We’re now losing weight and it’s really lifted our spirits, which has made a huge difference to our mental wellbeing. I like the fact that people are only doing it for the genuine love of dogs." - Sabby and Walter's borrower, Debbie.

Read more about dog sitting in Bristol

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


Dog Walking in Bristol

Where can I walk my dog in Bristol?

The pawsibilities of dog walks in Bristol are endless, so if you’re looking for dog walking in Bristol or to borrow a dog in Bristol don’t worry we’ve got you sorted. The top choice has to be Ashton Court Estate boasting a lovely 850 acres of gorgeous woods and grassland for both you and your dog to explore. There’s a real feel of being deep in the countryside, even though you’re just outside the city. The cafe at the mansion, open all year round, is dog friendly and has water bowls out for our furry friends who will no doubt need a good drink after a long romp across this wonderful estate. A perfect place to walk a dog in Bristol.

The Downs, which consists of Clifton Down and Durdham Down, is a huge area of protected parkland which lays right on the edge of the city. Within walking distance of other major attractions like the Clifton Suspension Bridge, is gives a great impression of being within the countryside. So if you’re looking for dog walking in Bristol we recommend escaping the hustle of the city and feel like your out in the West Country with doggy in tow.

Dogs are very welcome at Kings Weston Estate. It’s situated in the North West of Bristol and is home to many history buildings and beautiful gardens. If you’re looking for great views whilst out on your walk, then head towards the Georgian viewing terrace at the top of the gardens. From here you can enjoy wonderful views across the Avon and Somerset towards Bristol.

Within the heart of Bristol is Queen Square, a Georgian park area enclosed by trees and cobbled streets. So if you’re a dog sitter in Bristol and your pup needs a break from the busy streets why not head to Queen Square for some down time.

If you fancy heading slightly further afield for a fun adventure with your dog, why not visit one of Britain’s most spectacular natural landmarks, Cheddar Gorge & Caves. It is dog friendly, welcoming all well-behaved dogs on the lead, you can explore the landscape and wildlife it has to offer.


Things to do in Bristol with your pup

New to Bristol? Not a problem the Bristol Insight offers a unique bus tour with informed, personal and interactive commentary, so you can find your next place to explore. What’s better is your well-behaved furry friend is welcome onboard so they can be included in the sight-seeing fun too. For those doggies not able to join a bus tour why not try The Ultimate Bristol Walking Tour. They start outside Bristol Cathedral at 11:30am Thursday through to Sunday where you’ll view and learn all the great sites in Bristol and, of course, finishing in the Ostrich Pub.

If you’re planning a longer visit you’re probably after dog friendly accommodation in Bristol, we’ve got that covered too. The Novotel in Bristol Centre is perfect for the whole family and just a few minutes away from the railway station and central area. For a bit of luxury why not stay at the Ston Easton Park which is known as being the best luxury hotel on the outskirts of Bristol, and even your doggy is welcome. A great alternative is Avon Gorge Hotel with great views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and walking distance from Bristol City Centre.

None of these places take your fancy? You can find more dog friendly places in Bristol below.


Where to eat and drink in Bristol with your dog

The clue may be in the name here but The Lazy Dog are an independent, dog loving community pub with a large beer garden, with quality food and excellent service and even winner of ‘Best Food Pub 2016/17’. With doggy biscuits behind the bar there are treats for humans and dogs alike.

Another great but maybe slightly obvious choice is BrewDog, they are indeed dog friendly, hence the name. They offer “cutting edge, rare and downright awesome craft beers from across the seven seas, serves great hand stretched sourdough base pizzas, and promises to shelter anyone wishing to tack against the bluster of the mainstream.” So grab your dog and start ordering!

Looking for a great place for Sunday lunch with your dog or perhaps a spot for an evening meal that fido is welcome to join? The Albion Clifton is a Grade II listed building with an extensive bar and restaurant with local produced fine food, great wines and first class hospitality.

A great place for brunch with your dog is Boston Tea Party, they’ve got a large breakfast and brunch range handcrafted coffee, a beautiful bar and over 120 seats so why not head down?


Local vets in Bristol

Whether you’re a borrowing a dog in Bristol or own a pup, there a few vets dotted around the centre. Avon Lodge Vets is a privately owned vets that has been opened since 1999. They offer great care and expertise from a dedicated and animal loving team.

Struggling to find a vet nearby you in Bristol why not try Zetland Vets with a number of branches around the Bristol area providing affordable vet care for all of your dog’s regular health needs.

If you’re looking for Veterinary advice and you are already a member, why not call the 24/7 Vet Line included in your BorrowMyDoggy membership. They are able to help answer any questions or concerns that you may have whilst dog sitting in Bristol.


Pet shops in Bristol

The nation’s go-to pet store Pets at Home of course has a shop in Bristol a short trip from the City Centre. If you need to stock up on any pet supplies, grab your dog and head to this dog friendly pet shop in Bristol.

A pet shop in the middle of Bristol is Avon Pet & Garden Centre, or perhaps take a visit to Roxfords which carries an extensive range of pet foods and accessories for our canine companies.

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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