BorrowMyDoggy In Derby

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 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 Derby

Dog Day Care in Derby

Whether you have been looking for someone to look after your dog in Derby or are looking to borrow a pup, BorrowMyDoggy could be for you. A community of dog lovers created to help share the care of a dog. BorrowMyDoggy is an alternative to kennels in Derby where pups can get 1:1 socialisation, extra walkies and care from friendly local borrowers.

Dog Sitting in Derby

Have you always wanted a dog but are currently unable to have one? Why not borrow a dog in Derby instead. Creating a profile and browsing our members is free so if you want to fill the dog shaped hole in your life, check out the lovely pups in your local area today!

Most popular breeds in Derby:

  • Cross Breed - Medium
  • Labrador
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Cockapoo
  • Yorkshire Terrier

Most loved dog names in Derby:

  • Charlie
  • Poppy
  • Max
  • Lola
  • Daisy

What our members say

"We joined BorrowMyDoggy as we needed someone to look after Pepper when we were away overnight and being the dog she is, she would hate kennels. Being a member we have met some lovely people who I have trusted with Pepper and she has been truly spoilt!" Pepper’s owner, Emma

“BorrowMyDoggy has had such a positive impact on my life, as well as my borrowed dog’s, Vader the Pug. It's a great way to get some exercise, have fun and share your spare time and I would highly recommend joining - you won't look back. The whole experience has been wonderful for us all” Vader’s borrower, Shelley

Read more about dog sitting in Derby

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

Dog Walking in Derby

Rather than looking for kennels in Derby why not find your pup a walking buddy and friend within the BorrowMyDoggy community? There are some great places to walk a dog locally, here are just some of our favourites...

Allestree Park

If you’re looking for a hilly walk with forest trails and paths, this is the walk for you. With plenty of space to let your pup off for a good run and some lovely picnic spots you can easily spend a good few hours exploring here.

Shipley Country Park

Does your pup like to swim? Shipley Country Park has a pawsome lake if your furry friend fancies a little afternoon doggy paddle. Stop off at the little coffee shop for drinks and snacks, with outside seating so you can enjoy your refreshments alongside the comfort of your pup.

Longdendale Trail

If you’re looking for a gentle dog walking spot in Derby, head to Longdendale Trail where you will be greeted with stunning views which get more and more impressive as you head up the valley. Drinks and snacks can be bought along the way, there is also places to swim along the way if your pup enjoys the water.

Stanton Stroll

Stanton is a great place for dog walks with lots of fields, woods and trails to explore. There is also a local dog friendly pub open for lunch between 12pm-2pm which provides water bowls for thirsty pups and staff are always happy to welcome a four legged visitor.

Where to eat in Derby with your dog

If all of those dog walks in Derby have left you a little on the hungry side why not check out some of these wagtastic pooch friendly places.

The Masons Arms

With two boxer’s in residence, this is a pawsome place to stop for lunch with your four legged friend. Whether you’re dog sitting in Derby or are out and about with your own pooch, there is plenty of great food to choose from at The Mason’s and your pup is guaranteed to get lots of attention and fuss.

The Dragon

Pup’s are welcome in the bar here and they also have a lovely outside area to enjoy when the weather is good. Over 150 years old, with a range of events throughout the year from Ascot Ladies Day to Mezze Night, it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in Derby for the day.

Five Lamps

If you’re a dog walker in Derby looking for some tasty home cooked pub food that you can enjoy with your pup then the Five Lamps is a great place to visit. With a lovely outside decking area and nice selection of books to browse, this is a perfect spot for a chilled Sunday lunch.

The Exeter Arms

With a lovely outside seating area and a great menu, this is a fab place to stop for lunch for anyone out and about walking a dog in Derby. Be prepared for your pup to get lots of ear ruffles and love from the staff who are huge fans of furry visitors.

Local vets in Derby

Saint Leonard Vets

If you’re walking a dog in Derby it’s always nice to know where the nearest vet is located. Established for over 70 years, Saint Leonard Vets are centrally located and pride themselves on providing an individual and personable service with friendly compassionate staff.


VetsNow is open nights, weekends, and bank holidays. For over a decade they have provided emergency care for pups, cats and small animals so you can rest assured that your dog will be well cared for.

Pet shops in Derby

Pets at Home

Whether you’re wanting a treat for a pup you’re looking after or maybe a new toy or harness, Pets at Home is a pet superstore where you’re almost guaranteed to something to make your dog’s tail wag!


If you’re a dog sitter in Derby wanting to treat the four legged friend you’re looking after, why not head to Supapet. Offering friendly advice as well as a large selection of food treats, harnesses and dog beds - this is a go to place to visit for anyone borrowing a dog in Derby.

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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