BorrowMyDoggy In Cambridge

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

What is BorrowMyDoggy?

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

Doggy Day Care in Cambridge

Ideally your pup would come everywhere with you, but sometimes we know that just isn’t possible, and you’ll need to find dog day care. As an alternative to kennels in Cambridge, why not consider BorrowMyDoggy? Your dog will get to spend quality time with a lovely borrower who loves to look after dogs because they love dogs, rather than to get paid.

Dog Sitting in Cambridge

Would you love to have a dog but your current living situation or work commitments don’t permit one? Well why not borrow a dog in Cambridge instead? The BorrowMyDoggy community is filled with lovely dogs just waiting for an extra walk or belly rub. Also you never know, but you could make a lovely two legged friend, as well as a four legged buddy!

Most popular breeds in Cambridge:

  • Cross breed - Medium
  • Labrador
  • Cockapoo
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Most loved dog names in Cambridge:

  • Charlie
  • Teddy
  • Milie
  • Molly
  • Lola

What our members say

"My housemates and I work full time. While I am able to work from home some days, I wanted the reassurance that Maggi was getting love and attention, and getting out at least twice a day. Thanks to BorrowMyDoggy I’m reassured that Maggi is getting exercise and socialising with people and other dogs! Maggi's owner, Elizabeth

"I recently joined BorrowMyDoggy on behalf of my Mum, as my Dad sadly passed away in December. It has made a beautifully positive experience for my Mum in the midst of a difficult time. So thank you BorrowMyDoggy, it's amazing!" Mimi and Rio's borrowers, Lynn and Ann

Read more about dog sitting in Cambridge

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

Dog Walking in Cambridge

If you could ask your pup what he or she likes to do most - walkies would probably be pretty high on the list, so we thought we’d better start with our favourite dog walks in Cambridge.

Stourbridge Common

If you’re walking a dog in Cambridge, Stourbridge is a large open space just north-east of central Cambridge. It borders the river Cam and can easily host a 5 mile walk for an energetic dog - though be aware that there are often cows grazing in the fields.

Trumpington Meadows

Filled with wildflowers in the summer, this nature reserve boasts walks of all natures; woodland, riverside, parkland and hedgerow. There are designated dog zones, and they use a coloured system - green zones are where your pooch can run around off lead, orange they must be on lead. Perfect for a dog walker in Cambridge looking for a new walk with their pup!

Midsummer Common

This is a popular place for events including the strawberry fair, fairgrounds, the circus and fireworks. It’s an enclosed park so is safe to let your dog off the lead (though there are free roaming cows) just watch out for cow pats!

Things to do in Cambridge with your dog

Located on the River Cam, this city is home to the prestigious University of Cambridge which was founded in 1209 and recognised world-wide. Punting is a staple recreational activity here, and dogs are permitted aboard the boats - though mind they don’t knock you off! If punting isn’t for you, Cambridge has plenty of lovely brunch spots for humans and pup’s alike.

Where to eat in Cambridge with your dog

The Clarendon Arms

If you’re out and about walking a dog in Cambridge, a charming pub to stop off for lunch in a relaxed atmosphere, is The Clarendon Arms. Which a great place to have a sunday roast with all the family (pups included!).

Champion Of The Thames

If you’re a dog sitter in Cambridge looking for a fun evening with your pup this is it! This good old fashioned pub plays host to a variety of events; including weekly pub quizzes, showings of University Challenge, and 6 Nations Rugby. Also don’t forget Cheese & Crackers night every Sunday! You and your pooch will be welcomed with a water bowl and a treat - and there’s often the resident dog Dora about to sniff hello too.

Fort St. George

A cosy riverside pub with great pub grub and an outside area that’s gorgeous in the summer. You and your four-legged friend will be welcome to refuel and soak up the sun if you’re walking along the Cam.

The Punter

They take food extremely seriously at The Punter, with a delicious menu located only moments from the river. Dogs are more than welcome at this cheerful pub, they even have a ‘Punter Pooches Watering Hole’ for them - equipped with water bowl and treats. Pawsome!

Local vets in Cambridge


Located on Barnwell Road, Vets4Pets is open Monday-Sunday and offers a range of services from pet advice to health plans.

Cambridge Veterinary Group

Cambridge Veterinary Group offer everything from microchipping and vaccinations to consultations. They also have their very own Puppy School, so if you’re looking for a few pup pointers this is a perfect place to start.

Arbury Road Veterinary Surgery

This practice is independently owned and family run, with over 35 years of experience. They offer annual care, emergency care as well as a selection of vaccinations.

Pet shops in Cambridge


This local pet store is well stocked with everything you’d need for a pup. From food, and treats, to toys and training aids, as well as a range of beds and bedding. They also offer free local deliveries - often the same day. Wagnificent!

Poochie Parlour

If your dog is in need of a haircut, Poochie Parlor offers a range of services; from clipping, to microchipping and ear cleaning. They also have a small range of dog supplies including a Pet ID Tagger to personalise your pup’s collar while you wait.

Creating a profile and browsing our members is free, so if after reading this you’re wondering if there is someone local that would look after your dog in Cambridge why not check out the lovely borrowers in your area today.  

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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