BorrowMyDoggy In Durham

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

borrowers for walks, weekends or happy holidays. BorrowMyDoggy is passionate about helping pooches get more love and exercise, borrowers get special dog time and owners get the peace of mind that their four legged friend is having fun.

Our goal as a company is pretty simple: we aim to make sure pups get the care, attention and exercise they deserve while connecting local people through the love of dogs.

Dog Walking, Sitting and Day Care in Durham

Dog Day Care in Durham

Have you recently searched for someone to walk your dog in Durham? It can be quite overwhelming looking for dog care but have you considered joining a community of dog lovers instead. BorrowMyDoggy is a lovely alternative to kennels in Durham where your pup will be looked after by someone who loves looking after dogs simply for the love of dogs rather than to get paid.

Dog Sitting in Durham

Would you love a dog but can’t currently own one, why not borrow a dog in Durham instead? There could be a local pup in your area that would love an extra walk or game of fetch, why not sign up and look at the four legged members in your area!

Most popular breeds in Durham:

  • Cross Breed Medium
  • Labrador
  • Cockapoo
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Jack Russell Terrier

Most loved dog names in Durham:

  • Lola
  • Harvey
  • Ollie
  • Rosie
  • Massy

What our members say

“It was such a good idea to start lending out our dog, Ozzie, while he was still a puppy as he's become a very sociable dog as a result. Due to a change in my work situation, I didn’t have a lot of time for regular, long walks for Ozzie, so it's been great to find a couple of people who love taking him out two or three times a week, sometimes keeping him overnight. He even spent three weeks with them when we went to Australia!” - Ozzie’s owner, Julia.

“My partner and I LOVE dogs, but we can’t get a dog of our own until we buy our own place and due to work commitments. That’s why we joined BorrowMyDoggy. We borrow Peppa, a gorgeous black Pug, and she’s now part of the family! For us, the biggest surprise is how easy BorrowMyDoggy was to use and the fact that we’re now friends with Peppa’s owner, too.” - Peppa’s borrower, Katie.

Read more about dog sitting in Durham

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

Dog Walking in Durham

There are plenty of great dog walks in Durham to choose from but we’ve listed a few below to get your pups tail wagging.

Low Force to High Force

A lovely walk along the river Tees and back. If your pup needs a long walk then this can be a 6K walk but it can be shortened depending how energetic you’re feeling. You’ll be able to take in beautiful scenery as well as enjoying the waterfall - this walk is a mixture of hills and flat paths, and can get muddy so you might need to pack some wellies in winter months.

Stanhope Gate

If you’re a dog walker in Durham looking for a mixture of terrain that your pup can explore, with plenty of tall trees and squirrels to chase, then this is the walk for you. Cafes, pubs and even a Fish and Chip shop can be found if you follow the road back into Middleton-in-Teeside, which make for a nice treat after a long dog walk.

Riverside Park

With ice-creams and drinks available in Summer this is a lovely family friendly park. If you want to walk a dog in Durham away from the hustle and bustle, take the route down by the riverside. The big open spaces here lend themselves to many games of fetch so this is a good place for your pup to run off any excess energy.


If your pup is a sociable so and so, why not head to Summerhill. Popular with dog sitters in Durham, as well as cyclists, runners and even horse riders! There are plenty of places to stop for a picnic if you want to dine al fresco with your pup, but refreshments can be bought en route. All in all a great place to visit for an afternoon walk.

Preston Park

With a nice mix of woodland area as well as grasslands this is a great place for your pooch to explore. There are children’s play areas, free parking and plenty of picnic spots. You will also find water en route if your dog likes to swim, so make sure you pack a towel for those muddy paws.

Where to eat in Durham with your dog

The Woodman Inn

If all those walks have worked up a bit of an appetite why not stop off for a spot of lunch at The Woodman. Two legged friends are welcome to choose from an extensive menu of pub grub and pooches will be treated to water bowls and biscuits. They also have a pool table, darts and a range of other games available so there is plenty to keep you occupied.

The Garden House Inn

With a lovely outside area your pup is welcome to dine with you here, which is pawsome if you’re borrowing a dog in Durham. Open log fires are to be enjoyed in colder months, a perfect accompaniment to one of their tasty roast dinners. With friendly staff happy to give you info on the local area as well as ear ruffles for your pup this place is well worth a visit.

The Grill at Park Head Country Hotel

Locally sourced ingredients are used to create all of the meals here. There is a beer garden to enjoy so your pup can have a good sniff around and explore while you enjoy a nice cold drink or spot of lunch. Dogs will be treated to bowls of water and belly rubs by the friendly staff.

The Old Well Inn

Dog friendly throughout, this is a pawsome place to visit with your four legged friend where he will be given treats as well as lots of fuss and attention. Situated next to a park perfect for an afternoon dog walk as well having its own garden for pooches to explore. If you want to extend your stay in Durham you can even stay overnight here in one of their pup friendly rooms which is pretty wagtastic.

Local vets in Durham


If you’re looking after someone’s dog in Durham it’s always nice to know where your nearest vet is located. Open Monday - Saturday, Vets4Pets caters for all of your pups needs, from vaccinations, microchipping, emergency consultations as well as general advice.

Gilmoor Vets

Committed to helping people and pets live healthy lives. Open since 1988 the practice has a great reputation locally and many of the current staff have worked there since the very beginning. Offering pet advice for pups as well as an emergency service you can rest assured that your pup needs are catered for.

Pet shops in Durham

Pets at Home

If you’re borrowing a dog in Durham and would like to treat them then why not head to Pets at Home? Dogs are welcome in store here so they can sniff out their own treats and toys. You can also purchase dog beds, harnesses and leads as well as behavioural books and grooming products for your furry friend.

Pet n Pony

Whether you’re looking for some accessories for your four legged friend or a new dog bowl you’ll be able to find all of these and more at Pet n Pony. They also stock dog health and hygiene products so you can make sure your pup is in tip top condition at all times.

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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