BorrowMyDoggy In Dorset

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 Dorset

Dog Day Care in Dorset

Have you recently looked for a dog sitter in Dorset? It can be overwhelming with all of the options available but instead of popping your furry friend into kennels in Dorset why not find a pawsome two legged friend for him. Your pup gets an extra walk, you get the help you need and the borrower gets to spend some quality time with a gorgeous dog, it’s a win-win (or woof-woof) situation.

Dog Sitting in Dorset

Our borrowers look after dogs simply for the love of dogs rather than to get paid, which is pretty wagtastic. Maybe you’d love a dog but can’t have your own, why not borrow a dog in Dorset instead? Creating a profile and browsing our members is totally free and you never know, you could be only a tail wag away from the pawfect match.

Most popular breeds in Dorset:

  • Cocker Spaniel
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • German Pointer
  • Flat Coated Retriever
  • Labrador

Most loved dog names in Dorset:

  • Hope
  • Clover
  • Brownie
  • Daisy
  • Poppy

What our members say

"We matched with the lovely Dodger, who we now walk every week - he is such a joy to look after. We’re meeting with more owners soon and look forward to meeting their lovely four legged friends, too. Thank you BorrowMyDoggy for this fabulous opportunity!” Dodger’s borrower, Clare from Dorset.

“BorrowMyDoggy had been very positive for my dog, Ruby. I work long hours and although she is walked 3 times a day, I felt she needed some more human company during the week. She now has a sleepover once a week and a day with her doggy borrower, which she absolutely loves. If I didn't have Ruby I would definitely be borrower myself.” Ruby’s owner, Tom.

Read more about dog sitting in Dorset

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

Dog Walking in Dorset

Whether you’re new to the area or a seasoned dog walker in Dorset, there are lots of great dog walks to explore, here are just some of our favourites…

Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove mixes up flat beaches with steep hills for a varied dog walk in a beautiful setting. The views are lovely and you can visit Durdle Door and Man of War which are nearby, there is a cafe and pub near the National Trust car park if you need to grab a snack or a spot of lunch. All in all a great place to walk a dog in Dorset.

Thorncombe Woods

Another great place for dog walking in Dorset is Thorncombe Woods. There is lots of trails to choose from, perfect for a pup that likes to explore and chase squirrels. With free parking and lots of open space, this a great place to spend an afternoon with your four legged friend.

The North Dorset Trailway

If you’re looking for dog walks in Dorset with plenty of open space then this is the walk for you. Perfect for a nice Sunday afternoon stroll with plenty of open spaces for those all important games of fetch!

Corfe Castle

If you’re looking after someone’s dog in Dorset and you’re looking for an adventurous walk why not visit Corfe Castle. You can even embark on the 12 mile walk to Swanage if you really want to stretch your legs where you will be able to catch the the train back to Corfe after your walk. There are also some slightly more relaxing walks around the castle if you are looking for a more leisurely walk - parking is also available nearby.

Where to eat in Dorset  with your dog

The Kings Arms

If all that walking has built up a bit of an appetite, not to worry as there are plenty of pooch friendly places to eat in Dorset. The Kings Arms allows dogs in the bar area and has a lovely beer garden to enjoy in warmer months. Staff are extremely friendly and are likely to lavish attention on four legged visitors.

The Swan Inn

If you’re looking for a classic pub lunch with a great selection of ales, ciders and wines then this is a great choice. Dogs are more than welcome to dine with you inside and they have a lovely garden to enjoy if the weather is nice. They have some great veggie and vegan options for two legged friends and pups are provided with water and ear ruffles.

The Brewers Arms

Pups will be welcomed here with water and a treat and are welcome to join you to eat inside (just be prepared for the amount of attention they will receive from the friendly staff). There are plenty of great lunch options for humans to choose from and if you would like to extend your stay in Dorset, The Brewers Arms has some pooch friendly rooms in their B&B so you can really make a weekend of it.

The Thimble Inn

Another classic pub to visit with your pup is The Thimble Inn. With gorgeous flowers and a lovely pub garden to enjoy in summer as well as roaring fires inside for those chilly winter months this really is a beautiful place to visit all year round. Pups are welcome inside and out and there is a great selection of food and drink for owners!

Local vets in Dorset

Southfield Veterinary Centre

Open Monday - Sunday, Southfield Veterinary Centre offers a range of services from consultations and diagnostics to acupuncture, homeopathy and dermatology. You can also book your pup in for a behavioural consultation or a groom so you can rest assured that your pup is in good hands.

Damory Veterinary Clinic

Supplying Veterinary services for over 80 years, Damory Veterinary Clinic is a modern country vets providing care for all types of animals. From standard consultations to emergency appointments your pups needs will be catered for.

Pet shops in Dorset

Pets at Home

If you really want to treat a pup you are looking after (borrowed or owned) why not head to the pet superstore that is Pets at Home. Pups are welcome in store here so they can sniff out their own treats and staff are always on hand to give advice or a treat to pawticularly well behaved pups.

Pets Corner

Located in Poole, Pets Corner sells a range of pet products from harnesses and leads to treats and toys, you are guaranteed to find something to make your dogs tail wag. They also have a dedicated puppy hour between 9:30am - 10:30am which gives your pup a chance to socialise with other young dogs.

If after reading this you’re wondering if there would be someone available to walk your dog in Dorset, why not create a free profile. Browsing our members is free and you never know, you could be only a tail wag away from a pawsome match.

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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