BorrowMyDoggy In Southampton

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 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 Southhampton


Dog Day Care in Southampton

Have you recently searched for a dog walker in Southampton? There are many options for doggy day care out there, but BorrowMyDoggy differs slightly from traditional dog care. Instead of putting your dog into kennels in Southampton, why not find a friend for your pup instead, who would love to spend time with a dog, simply because they love them!


Dog Sitting in Southampton

Would you love a dog but can’t own your own at the moment? Have you considered borrowing a dog in Southampton instead? Joining BorrowMyDoggy and creating a profile is free, so why not see if there is a pawsome pal nearby who would love an extra walk or belly rub.


Most popular breeds in Southampton:

  • Cross breed - medium
  • Labrador
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Cockapoo

Most loved dog names in Southampton:

  • Monty
  • Bella
  • Bailey
  • Lola
  • Alfie

What our members say

“Unfortunately due to work commitments my partner and I aren't in a position to give a new dog the time it needs. I think unless you've owned a dog before, you can't understand how much they complete your life - Dexter has done just that for us and now our weekends completely revolve around him!” - Dexter’s borrower, Sarah-Jane.

“I joined BorrowMyDoggy to find some help with walking my two dogs, Milly and Liath. For me, it’s been a tremendous help removing the worry of keeping up with the dog’s regular exercise. BorrowMyDoggy has been so lovely and rewarding, not just for the dogs, but for me, too, as I’ve also made some new friends.” - Milly and Liath’s owner, Dawn

Read more about dog sitting in Southampton

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


Dog Walking in Southampton

Whether you’re a seasoned dog walker in Southampton or are new to the area - there are some great pooch friendly places to visit, we’ve listed a few of our favourites below.

Southampton Common

This is a great place to visit if you’re a dog sitter in Southampton, offering 326 acres for you and your dog to enjoy. Roughly a twenty minute walk north from City Centre, this large space includes woodland, wetland, nature trails and more. It is also home to The Hawthorns Wildlife Centre, a must see for visitors of Southampton Common and can be found in the common’s southeast corner.

Royal Victoria Country Park

If you’re walking a dog in Southampton this park offers a wide range of activities from walks along the seashore where you can admire the Solent while your pup has a swim, to exploring the woodland areas of the park. There is plenty of space for endless games of frisbee or fetch as well a cafe to stop at for a quick cup of coffee or spot of lunch.

Riverside Park

If your pup likes to make friends this is a great place for a dog walk. With many families and children dotted around and a large open grassland perfect to let your dog run off any extra energy. Cafes are available at nearby Bitterne Triangle, or if it’s a nice day why not pack a picnic and make a day of it. All in all, a perfect place for dog walks in Southampton.

Ashurst Stroll

Another great place to walk a dog in Southampton is Ashurst Wood. Starting at Ashurst railway, this is an easy walk that combines a range of different landscapes that show the New Forest at it’s very best. Keep your eyes peeled for ponies grazing and other local wildlife, also make sure to close gates behind you so that no ponies escape!


Where to eat in Southampton with your dog

The Hampshire Bowman

With two resident pups of their own, this is very much known as a dog’s pub that allows people in. There are woods nearby to wander around while you work up an appetite, or if you’re all walked out why not sit back and relax in their huge garden. With roaring fires in winter, an extensive menu for two legged friends, as well as treats, water bowls and a whole host of furry visitors this is definitely somewhere you could spend an entire afternoon!

The Ferryman

Imagine if every pub had their own doggy menu? Well The Ferryman actually does, how wagtastic! Offering dog beer, treats and pup ice-cream, there is guaranteed to be something to get your dog’s tail wagging. Two legged friends are welcome to enjoy the large selection of pub grub and there are some great walks, just a ball throw away.

The Empress of Blandings

If your pup is a fan of doggy ice-cream then you need to stop off for lunch here. Pups are welcome in the bar area and will be provided with treats and water bowls on arrival. With a wide selection of food and ale this is makes for a great place to stop off after a dog walk in Southampton.

Cricketers Arms

Dogs are allowed in the bar area here and are always greeted with an ear ruffle on arrival. Dog treats are kept on the bar and water bowls are provided on request. Roast dinners are rumoured to be a good choice here - a perfect place to visit with your pup for Sunday lunch.


Local vets in Southampton

Vets Now

If you’re looking after someone’s dog in Southampton it’s always nice to know where your nearest vet is located. Vets Now offer pet care advice as well as, emergency care and vaccinations. Located on West End road, they are open Monday - Sunday.

The Vet

A friendly local team, open Monday- Sunday, no appointment needed, walk ins are welcome. Offering services from nail clipping and worming treatment to neutering and emergency care.


Pet shops in Southampton

Nightingale Pets

From treats and toys, to nail clipping and animal advice, Nightingale Pets offer a range of pup friendly services. Whether your pup needs a new collar or you’d like to treat them to a new toy, there are lots of pawsome treats to choose from.

Healthy Pet Store

If your pup has been particularly well behaved and you want to treat him to something yummy, why not stop off at Healthy Pet Store. Offering a mixture of raw and wet food, as well as ready made dog meals and stocking a range of brand’s such as Lily’s Kitchen and Laughing Dog, your pups tail will be wagging in no time.

If you are wondering if there would be anyone local to walk your dog in Southampton why not create a profile and see if there are any pawsome borrowers in your local 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 are verified before connecting and membership includes access to a 24/7 Vet line and accident and third-party liability insurance.

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