BorrowMyDoggy In Halifax

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 Halifax

Dog Day Care in Halifax

Would you love to have a dog but your living situation or work commitments are holding you back? Why not borrow a dog in Halifax instead? The BorrowMyDoggy community is filled with lovely dogs just waiting for an extra game of fetch and a cuddle. Also you might make a lovely two legged friend, as well as a four legged buddy - how pawsome!

Dog Sitting in Halifax

We know it’s not always possible to take your dog everywhere with you and there will be times you need a dog sitter in Halifax. Whether you’re going away for the weekend or just want them to have some extra cuddles, instead of putting your pup into kennels in Halifax why not find a lovely borrower for him?

Most popular breeds in Halifax:

  • Labrador
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Cockapoo
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Border Collie

Most loved dog names in Halifax:

  • Poppy
  • Lola
  • Oscar
  • Alfie
  • Molly

What our members say

"I've been a BorrowMyDoggy member for a year and it's been the best thing I've ever done! Shaun and I both work full time so we’re not able to have a pup of our own. I matched with Cedric the Labradoodle when he was about 14 weeks old, and he is such a sweet and intelligent little guy. It gives his family a bit of free time to go on day trips, like the theatre and we get to enjoy being out of the house and exploring our lovely town! I always expected to make some wonderful doggy friends, but I’ve also made some human friends through borrowing as well, which has been a fantastic bonus." - Cedric's borrower, Isabel.

“I thought I had no choice but to rehome my dog, Nelson, which would have broken my heart. I joined BorrowMyDoggy as a last resort and it really has been the answer to all of our prayers! I was so worried about his physical health with the lack of exercise, but as a young, sociable dog, he was obviously missing his walks and meeting dog friends. His borrowers, Breffni and Rob, have been faithful walkers every weekend and he waits for them by the front door with his nose peeking through the letterbox in anticipation, then he is so overjoyed to see them he cannot sit still! His confidence has grown from being quite timid to now showing great delight!” Nelson’s owner, Joanna, from Yorkshire.

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

Dog Walking in Halifax

If you are a dog walker in Halifax looking for some new spots to stretch those legs, here are some of our favourite places!

Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve

A mixture of woodlands, wetlands and grasslands, there is lots to explore here when walking your dog in Halifax. The meadows make for long games of fetch and frisbee, chasing some squirrels in the woods and cooling off in the rivers. With lots of off lead areas, you pup will thoroughly enjoy walking here.

Oakwell Hall and Country Park

Oakwell Hall and Country Park has something for everyone. It’s the perfect place for dog walks in Halifax with lots of hills if you are up for a challenge, or flat fields to just run around in and chase a ball, and forest area to cool off in out of the sun. There are refreshments available en route if you need to refuel and lots of water for a quick paddle.

Penistone Hill

Penistone Hill is great to walk a dog in Halifax off the lead. This country park is quite a hilly walk so if you want a tired pup this will do the trick. With 180 acres to explore, once you reach the top of the hill you will not be disappointed with the stunning views of Yorkshire. There are ponds for your pup to stop for a swim to cool down and lots of idyllic picnic spots, what more could you need!

Where to eat in Halifax with your dog

The Shoulder of Mutton

A very dog friendly pub, well behaved dogs are welcomed with treats and water. If you bring your dog here, they may even make friends with their resident pub dog Ben! Pop in here if you are looking after a dog in Halifax and want to tuck into some pub grub.

The Lamppost Cafe

If you want to pop out for a coffee and cake and want to bring your pooch along, then this cafe is the place for you. It comes highly recommended by local dog owners and for many reasons. There is a table of water bowls and a jug to keep your pup hydrated, beds for them to curl up on and towels to dry them off if you’ve just finished up on a muddy walk. Not to mention a doggy menu to treat your dog to a delicious pupcake or dog ice cream of their choice! Dog friendly cafes don’t get better than this!

The Causeway Foot Inn

Another pawfect place to stop for a bite to eat and a cold beer, The Causeway Foot Inn welcome pups with open arms. With an organic dog food menu and wide selection of scrumptious treats for your four-legged friends, you will have one happy puppy here! The human food comes highly recommended too!

Local vets in Halifax


It’s always important to know where your nearest vet is when taking care of a dog. Vets4Pets offers high quality and affordable care for your pet, open Monday to Saturday and providing Emergency Cover they are always there to help.

West Mount Vets

This veterinary practice on Pellon Lane offer a special appointment system. Depending on the reason of visiting, they will book you in for a suitable time for that particular reason! They also have a veterinary surgeon and nurse on site 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year so you know there will always be someone to help in an emergency!

Pet shops in Halifax


The pet superstore is open Monday to Sunday, so you will never be out of treats. Staff are friendly and always happy to give any much needed advice.

Pets at Home

Want to treat your pup? Take them to Pets at Home! They have every flavour of treat you can imagine, and every type of toy possible, you are guaranteed to leave with a happy dog. Staff are on hand to provide treats and cuddles to each and every dog!

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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