BorrowMyDoggy In Dublin

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 four legged friend 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 Dublin

Doggy Day Care in Dublin

If you’ve recently tried to find someone to look after your dog in Dublin, why not give BorrowMyDoggy a try next time? Here at BorrowMyDoggy, we offer a great alternative to dog day care or kennels in Dublin. Your pooch get’s 1:1 socialisation and care with a two legged friend and the borrower gets to spend some quality time with a gorgeous pup.

This way you can find local, friendly borrowers to give your pooch some love and attention, while you are at work or on holiday. Borrowers look after your pup purely for their love of dogs, and never for profit.

Dog Sitting in Dublin

Are you looking for a dog sitter in Dublin? Or maybe you would like to spend some quality time with a pooch? If you’ve nodded yes to either of these questions, why not become a part of the BorrowMyDoggy community today to meet some fellow dogs or dog lovers.  

Most popular breeds in Dublin:

  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Labrador
  • Bichon Frise
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Most loved dog names in Dublin:

  • Lola
  • Charlie
  • Buddy
  • Lucy
  • Daisy

What our members say

“Meeting Debbie and her Cocker Spaniel, Salem, has really changed my life for the better. I really want a dog of my own, so this was going to check I was confident and ready for the commitment. When I started borrowing Salem, I was no longer lonely at the weekend, and really looked forward to spending time with my new buddy.” Salem’s borrower, Owain

"I joined up to BorrowMyDoggy in January in the hope of getting Lilly socialised as much as possible. On Lilly's second birthday our borrowers Angeline and Michael arrived with toys, treats and a little card - It was so sweet! So if anyone is in two minds about joining BorrowMyDoggy, do it!” Lily's owner, Rhiannon

Read more about dog sitting in Dublin

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

Dog Walking in Dublin

If it’s dog walks in Dublin that you’re looking for, you’ll be spoilt for choice, below we’ve listed a few of our favourites to get you started.

Killiney Hill

Whether you are considering borrowing a dog in Dublin or you are planning a day out with your pooch, Killiney Hill makes for a beautiful walk. If you’re brave you can even take a dip in the sea, but make sure to warm up afterwards at the dog-friendly cafe – located by the Victoria Gates in the square tower.

Corkagh Park

Are you a dog walker in Dublin? Head to Corkagh Park, where there is a dedicated off-lead area for your pooch to run around safely. They also have their very own rose garden, as well as a family run pet farm to visit.

Phoenix Park

For more dog walking in Dublin, check out Phoenix Park. With a vast 1752 acres of land to explore, including forest, flower gardens, historic buildings and monuments, both you and your dog will have no end of fun!

Sandymount Strand

For more of a seaside stroll, Sandymount Strand is a stretch of just over 1km of land on the south east coast of Dublin. The strand has a promenade which is a popular walking path, and if you’re a keen wildlife spotter then be sure to bring your binoculars as this is a special area of conservation.

Things to do in Dublin with your dog

Perhaps you’re not just looking to walk a dog in Dublin, perhaps you and your pooch would like to stay here too! Check out our top picks for dog friendly hotels:

The Dylan Hotel is a five star boutique hotel, that provides luxury for both you and your dog. With dog beds, bowls and treats provided in your room, there is no better place to rest your weary paws.

Located in the heart of Rathmines, The Uppercross House Hotel offers a warm home-from-home atmosphere and an award winning bar and restaurant. Furthermore, they are dedicated to ensuring a relaxing, comfortable experience for all guests, including your pooch!

Where to eat in Dublin with your dog

The Dog House Blues Tearooms

Head to the quirky pooch-friendly Dog House Blues Tearooms for wood-fired oven pizzas, cakes, coffees and loose leaf teas.

The Fumbally

The Fumbally pride themselves on using local and organic ingredients, with ethical and sustainable sourcing of food. For something more unusual, they experiment with fermented foods, along with making all their own drinks. Fancy more of an evening meal? Each Wednesday evening a different chef will put together a menu of what is inspiring them at the moment.


If it’s cocktails with your pup that you’re looking for, look no further than MVP. With a dazzling array of cocktails, along with a tasty platter menu, there is sure to be something for all to enjoy.

Street 66

Tucked away in the heart of a trendy south Dublin, Street 66 is a live musical bar serving both cocktails and coffee, and they would love to have you and your pooch pop in! Designed for the global citizen, Street 66 incorporates a love for mid-century modern design, live music, vinyl and reggae. And most importantly they are very dog-friendly.

Local vets in Dublin

South Dublin Vets

Services offered range from consultations and vaccinations to worming and flea control. South Dublin Vets also offer nutritional advice and dentistry for your pooch.

Cara Vet Group

The Cara Vet Group consists of the Cara Vet Hospital in Ballycoolin and the Cara Vet Clinic on the North Circular Road. Services range from consultations and vaccinations to pet healthcare plans. Appointments can be booked through their website.

Also when both dog owner and borrower are premium members, you have access to our 24/7 Vet Line for any advice or questions you may have.

Pet shops in Dublin

Shauna’s Pet Shop

Located on Capel Street. Shauna’s Pet Shop stocks a range of treats, brushes, leads and collars for your pup. They also offer a Puppy Starter Pack, with training pads, toys and pup food for those of you that may have just bought a new puppy.

Kinsealy Pet Store

Offering everything from treats, coats and grooming. Kinsealy Pet Store is stocked full of treats to ensure your pooch is looking pawsome at all times.

If after reading this you are looking for someone to walk your dog in Dublin why not check out BorrowMyDoggy. Creating a profile and browsing out members is totally free and we’re sure there are plenty of borrowers who would love to take your pooch for a run-around nearby.

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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