BorrowMyDoggy In Reading

Connecting dog owners with local dog borrowers for walks, weekends and holidays.

What is BorrowMyDoggy?

BorrowMyDoggy is an online platform dedicated to connecting 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 dog owners get the peace of mind that their furry friend is having fun.

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

Dog Walking, Sitting and Day Care in Reading

Dog Day Care in Reading

In an ideal world, we’re sure that most dog owners would love to take their pup everywhere with them, but we know that isn’t always possible. Instead of looking for kennels in Reading, why not join a community of dog lovers created to help share the care of a dog.

Dog Sitting in Reading

Would you like to borrow a dog in Reading? Why not create a profile, which is free and only takes a few mins and see if you can find a pawsome match in your local area. Many owners register their pups to get them some 1:1 socialisation with a two legged friend and borrowers get the joy of walking a dog in Reading, as well as all of the puppy love.

Most popular breeds in Reading:

  • Cross breed - medium
  • Cockapoo
  • Labrador
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Jack Russell Terrier

Most loved dog names in Reading:

  • Bella
  • Lola
  • Poppy
  • Reggie
  • Millie

What our members say

"I met Ceri and her daughter Amy last year - fast forward a year, and Bo is now very much a part of their family, too. Ceri is an avid runner and Bo loves a bit of a jog, to the point where they are now running partners and have taken part in a Cani-x Cross country event together!" - Bo’s owner, Nick.

“I joined BorrowMyDoggy and shortly after I met with Ann and her dog, Tinker. Fast forward five months and I look after Tinker twice a week and we’re all good friends. It’s worked so well for everyone - Ann gets time to go out without worrying about getting back for Tinker and I look forward to my days with Tinker more than anything.” - Tinker’s borrower, Jan.

Read more about dog sitting in Reading

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

Dog Walking in Reading

One of the major benefits to being a dog sitter in Reading is all of the great dog friendly walks and places to visit with a four legged friend here are just some of the lovely local walks.

Donnington Castle

It’s best to visit the castle on a sunny day as it can get very windy during winter months, but it’s beautiful all year round. With plenty of on-lead and off-lead areas as well as hilly and flat areas, this makes for a varied place to walk a dog in Reading. Why not stop off for a spot of lunch in Donnington village after your walk or take a picnic if the weather is nice.

East Isley

If you’re a dog walker in Reading looking for a chilled and mostly flat walk this is a perfect place to visit. Take in the rolling hills and beautiful views that surround the area and enjoy the local wildlife and lovely pond on your walk. The paths are wide which make it perfect for dog walking but the tracks can get quite muddy in winter, so be sure to pack your wellies if there’s a chance of rain.

Blacks Park

Black’s Park is a lovely county park with plenty of forested paths. There is a large lake if you’re walking a dog that likes to swim as well as plenty of area’s for your pup to be taken off the lead. Refreshments are available on route if you get thirsty.

Greenham Common

A large peaceful area to explore for both pup’s and two legged friends, although it can be known to get windy due to being such a large open space. There is a range of forest trails to visit, as well as lots of opportunity for those all important games of fetch. Be sure to look out for dragonflies and birds as well as roaming horses and ponies.

Where to eat in Reading with your dog

Once you’ve exhausted all of the great dog walks in Reading it’s likely that you’ll need something to eat, so we’ve listed a few great places to grab a bite to eat below.

The Swan

If you’ve been out and about walking a dog by the river in Reading then why not pop in to The Swan for a gastro pub lunch with your four legged friend? Pooches are welcome both inside and out and are likely to be lavished with attention while you tuck into a hearty lunch.

The Flowing Spring

With a large beer garden as well as a balcony this is a brilliant place to soak up some sun. Dog bowls for thirsty pups are available on the balcony and treats are available to purchase from behind the bar. The Flowing Spring often has events running which are very popular, as well as a great menu - all in all, a pawsome place to spend an afternoon.

The Fox and Hounds

Aside from the great name, this pub has been previously voted in the top ten best dog friendly pubs in Surrey. Pups are welcome both in the bar and garden, but owners must be kept on a lead! Their sharing steaks are popular, as are their ‘Fish Friday’s’ and bookings can be made on their website.

The Greyhound

Dog’s are more than welcome at The Greyhound and the staff are extremely welcoming to both two legged and four legged visitors. Dog treats are kept at the bar and water bowls are available on request. A wagtastically friendly place to stop for a spot of lunch or dinner.  

Local vets in Reading


Offering a range of pet care services from emergency care to consultations, Medivet are a large community of vets and nurses seeking to provide a caring and continuous service to pets in Reading.

Vets Now

If you’re looking after someone’s dog in Reading it’s always nice to know where your nearest vets it located. Vets Now is open from Monday-Sunday and as well as consultations and emergency care, can offer pet care advice on everything from kennel cough to what to do if your pup accidentally eats something he shouldn’t.

Pet shops in Reading

Pets at Home

Whether you are looking for insurance, grooming or toys and treats, Pets at Home has it all. As well as a great selection of pet products and friendly staff you’re also welcome to being your pup shopping with you which is pretty pawsome!

Pets Corner Reading West

If you have a pup, Pets Corner offer 10% off everything during puppy club (which runs from 9:30am - 10:30am on Saturdays) a puppy only event to help get your pup socialised with other young dogs. They also offer a fab range of treats and food so you’re almost guaranteed to leave with something to make your dog’s tail wag.

If after reading this you are wondering if there is someone local to walk your dog in Reading, why not create a BorrowMyDoggy profile? Signing up and creating a profile is free, so why not see if there are any of our lovely local borrowers in your area.  

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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