BorrowMyDoggy In Colchester

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 dogs get more love and exercise, borrowers get special dog time and dog owners get the peace of mind that their dog 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 Colchester

Dog Day Care in Colchester

If you have been looking for local doggy day care, you will know that there are quite a few options out there. It can be quite overwhelming trying to find the best option that suits both you and your pups needs. BorrowMyDoggy not only helps you find a lovely person to look after your dog, but also brings happiness to a borrower who loves dogs and wants to spend time with one.

Dog Sitting in Colchester

An alternative to kennels in Colchester, BorrowMyDoggy is a community connecting dog lovers with owners. If you are looking for a dog sitter in Colchester or would like to spend some time with a pup, why not sign up to see if there are any suitable members in your area?

Most popular breeds in Colchester:

  • Labrador
  • Cockapoo
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Labradoodle

Most loved dog names in Colchester:

  • Ruby
  • Charlie
  • Max
  • Lola
  • Rosie

What our members say

“I found it very difficult trying to balance work, life and puppy care. We have been part of the community for several years now and have met such lovely people. I've found the enthusiasm borrowers have for walks with Honey, really uplifts me, they love my dogs joyous greetings, the free time I gain is a huge blessing, my dog has lots of play time so we are all happy!” - Honey Blossom's owner, Sally.

"My son and daughter are desperate for a dog and BorrowMyDoggy has truly allowed our family to 'have a dog'. Now, we borrow Ruby, and she's become such a big part of our family - it's almost as if she's our own. She has her own bed, blanket, food bowls and toys at our house for when she comes to stay and she even came on holiday with us! Ruby's family are so like ours - we have so much in common. We've spent time together just as families, not just because of Ruby." - Ruby's borrower, Leeanne.

Read more about dog sitting in Colchester

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

Dog Walking in Colchester

Are you looking for new dog walks in Colchester, then look no further as we have listed below some of our favourites.

Castle Park

Just off the high street in Colchester, this Victorian Park is a site of national importance holding 2000 years of history. With lots of areas to explore with your pup, you can even stop off by the bandstand at the alfresco cafe and enjoy an ice cream on a summer's day.

High Woods Country Park

With only the car parks being on-lead areas, your pup is going to have plenty of space to run around and explore if you are looking to walk a dog in Colchester. From woodland and open spaces to wildflower meadows and scrubland your dog's tail will certainly be non stop wagging at all the exciting areas to play in.

Cymbeline Meadows

If you are dog walker in Colchester, have you visited Cymbeline Meadows? This is a working farm meadow, so you may come across some cattle but don’t let that put you off! There is both a farm trail and woodland trail so you can mostly avoid them and just stick to the woods.

Where to eat in Colchester with your dog

Looking after a dog in Colchester and wanting to pop out for a bite to eat, well here are some dog friendly places where your pup can join you!

The Foresters Arm

This dog friendly pub is great to stop off at after a long walk. If its a warm afternoon, you can relax in the outdoor seating areas and gardens with a pint and some classic pub grub. There are also dog treats available for sale behind the bar for the well behaved doggies!

The Whalebone Inn

With dogs being welcomed in all parts of the pub, it is a pawfect place to stop for a Sunday Roast. The staff are sure to give your pup some attention and ear ruffles.

Donkey and Buskins

A family run gastro pub, with a large beer garden, this is worth a visit if you want a bite to eat accompanied by your furry friend.

Local vets in Colchester


Open Monday-Sunday, Vets4Pets Colchester can help with any of your veterinary needs. With in-house laboratories and a 24 hour emergency service, they will be able to help you efficiently and at any time of day if you are worried about your pup.


Vets Now is Colchester's local emergency vet, they are available to care for your sick or injured pup. Vets and nurses work nights, weekends and even 24 hours a day on a Sunday. Definitely worth saving their number in your phone for those emergencies.

Pet shops in Colchester

Pets at Home

If you walk your dog in Colchester and have run out of treats you should probably head to the nations favourite pet store, Pets at Home. With the biggest selection of treats you could pawsibly imagine, you are bound to find something that gets the tails wagging!


In need of a pet superstore? Then head to Jollyes in Colchester to stock up on any dog toys or treat them to a new bed. What makes it even better is your pup can join you, why not let them pick out their own new toy?

If, after reading this, you’d like to borrow a dog in Colchester then sign up for free and take a look at the lovely doggies in your area looking for a borrower.

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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