BorrowMyDoggy In Exeter

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 Exeter

Dog Day Care in Exeter

It can be quite overwhelming to find someone to look after your dog as they are such a big part of your family. BorrowMyDoggy provides an alternative to kennels in Exeter by creating a community of trusted dog lovers who want to give dogs all the love they deserve.

Dog Sitting in Exeter

Instead of looking for a traditional dog sitter in Exeter, why not try finding someone to look after your pup who loves dogs and would leap at an opportunity to spend some quality time with one? It is free to sign up and create a BorrowMyDoggy profile so you can see the members in your area who suit your availability.

Most popular breeds in Exeter:

  • Labrador
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Cockapoo
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Border Collie

Most loved dog names in Exeter:

  • Alfie
  • Teddy
  • Poppy
  • Archie
  • Charlie

What our members say

"My dog Chloe and I have met such wonderful people who are responsible, honest and genuine dog lovers. Chloe now has five amazing borrowers who welcome her into their homes as if she's their own. As soon as we get to their house she flies through the front door without a backwards glance. For me, I am able to go to work and not have to worry about her. Both of us benefited hugely - we have wonderful new friends and Chloe is much happier, accepting and even more sociable.” - Chloe’s owner, Merle.

"Having lost our beloved black lab Bella, we desperately missed having a dog in our lives. I heard of BorrowMyDoggy and have found 2 lovely dogs to borrow. Not only do we already love them as our own, but we also have made new friends in the owners. Barnie the Sprollie keeps us hugely entertained with his antics. Gorgeous George loves to indulge his passions of swimming and chasing the treat ball round the house and reminds us so much of our Bella. It is great to have canine company again!” - Barnie and George’s borrower, Catherine.

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

Dog Walking in Exeter

Haldon Forest Park

There is something for everyone at Haldon Forest Park. With 3500 acres to explore, varied routes and maps at the entrance to help you decide if you want a shorter walk for those dogs with little legs or a big adventure. With lots of off lead areas for your pup to run around in and a cafe along the way to refuel, we highly recommend it if you are looking for new dog walks in Exeter.

Hele Bay

If your pup loves to run around on a sandy beach and swim, then Hele Bay is the place to go to walk a dog in Exeter. Just over an hour drive from Exeter, why not make a day of it? Unlike a lot of beaches, they allow dogs all year round to run around the small cove. Don’t forget to bring a ball to throw into the sea for them to encourage them to swim and cool off on a warm day! There are lots of rock pools for the kids to explore and a cafe to refuel, what more do you need?

Dartmoor National Park

A short drive out of Exeter, this is definitely the place to go if you are looking for an extra long weekend walk. With 368 square miles of heather-covered moorland to explore, you will not be disappointed if you are a dog walker in Exeter. You will come across lots of cattle, sheep and ponies so do keep your pup on the lead so they aren’t disturbed, but feel free to let them off elsewhere. Dogs are also welcome inside the National Park centres and water is always provided for them.

Where to eat in Exeter with your dog

The Double Locks

Found on the Exeter Ship Canal, this pub absowoofly loves dogs. They believe they are the best dog pub in the world! Water bowls and treats are provided and home to two Springer Spaniels and a Labrador, who are owned by the staff. Your pup will definitely want to come back here! Dogs will be showered with attention and may even feature on their picture gallery of canine friends on the wall. They even host an annual dog show in August so why not head down with your pup.

The Cary Arms - Babbacombe Bay

If you are in the Torquay area, why not pop into The Cary Arms for a bite to eat after a stroll on Babbacombe Beach. Water bowls are provided and even a dog bed for your pup to rest their paws after, so they won’t be disappointed. If you feel like you need a sleep after a day at the beach, why not turn your day trip into a mini holiday? They have dog friendly rooms upstairs so you can explore Torquay even more the following day.

Exe Coffee Roasters

If you are in need of a good coffee after you walk a dog in Exeter, then stop off here as they love dogs (even the naughty ones)! Your pup is guaranteed to make some people smile and in return get lots of ear ruffles and belly rubs.

Local vets in Exeter


With four different branches in the Exeter area, you can be sure to find a vet when your pup needs some extra care. There’s a 24 hour Emergency Service to help with an issue day and night. They are also the first practice in Exeter to have their own online pet shop selling everything from treats to toys and food to accessories!

Exeter Veterinary Surgery

Open Monday to Saturday, a team of highly experienced and dedicated veterinary surgeons and nurses are there to help with any of your petcare needs. If you are near Topsham Road, then why not register here for when you need some advice.    

If you are in need of some Veterinary advice for your borrowed or owned dog, don’t forget included in your BorrowMyDoggy membership is a 24/7 Vet Line.

Pet shops in Exeter

The Ark

The Ark Pet Shop is one to visit if you need to stock up on toys or treats. The team have all studied animal care and are happy to help with any questions you might have. They sell everything you could pawsibly imagine, and have a home delivery service if you can’t fit all the food and treats in your car!

Pets at Home

The nations favourite Pets at Home has a store in Exeter, stocking up on treats here will be just as exciting for your pup as it is for you. Staff absolutely love dogs and will happily provide cuddles and treats, your dog will come away feeling very happy!

If, after reading this, you would like to borrow a dog in Exeter, why not sign up today and take a look at the cute doggies in your area who you could spend some time with?

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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