BorrowMyDoggy In Sunderland

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 want 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 Sunderland

Dog Day Care in Sunderland

How happy would your pup be if they spent their day receiving endless hours of cuddles, playtime and exercise? BorrowMyDoggy offers owners a local and more cost effective way to make sure their dog has a great quality of life. Dogs enjoy a happier life by receiving more 1:1 attention, love and exercise, its a great alternative to kennels in Sunderland. Borrowers can help make your dog happier and healthier through some extra walks and playtimes - high paws!

Dog Sitting in Sunderland

We’d love to think that dogs would be taken everywhere with their owner, but understand that it is not always pawsible. Sometimes a dog sitter in Sunderland might be what you need, why not try an alternative that benefits not only you, but your pooch and a dog lover! Signing up to BorrowMyDoggy means your four-legged friend gets one to one attention, exercise and love.

Most popular breeds in Sunderland:

  • Labrador
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Shih Tzu

Most loved dog names in Sunderland:

  • Charlie
  • Alfie
  • Molly
  • Max
  • Bella

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 him, 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. Ozzie has developed really well, especially with his behaviour since he's been with the borrowers” Ozzie’s owner, Julia

“Little did we know that when we met our borrowed dog, Benji, what an impact he would have on us. Our work commitments don’t allow us to have a dog, yet we have always loved them. Benji is such a character and every time we see him he does something to make us smile. He also really enjoys walking for miles, which is exactly what we wanted in our four legged friend. It's so lovely that they have put their trust in us to do the best for Benji, which we love to do.” Benji’s borrower, Joanne

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

Dog Walking in Sunderland

If you are looking for new dog walks in Sunderland, why not read further and see some of our top picks!

Herrington Country Park

This is one of the largest parks in Sunderland, so if you are a dog walker in Sunderland this is perfect for burning off energy through endless games of fetch.

Barnes Park

This is the largest urban parks, with a Victorian style bandstand and lots of green space to explore. Barnes Park is a great place to walk a dog in Sunderland and there is lots for the children to do if they tag along too!


Being on the coast, Sunderland has some pawsome beaches to take your pup if they love to play in the sea. Ryhope East and South Beach, and Whitley Bay are all dog friendly. If you visit the beaches, don’t forget to take a tennis ball to throw into the sea!

Backhouse Park

Backhouse Park is definitely worth a visit with your pup, borrowed or owner, if you are looking for a woodland walk. It has some of the city’s largest trees, we are sure your dog will find a good stick to play with.

Where to eat in Sunderland with your dog

The Cottage Tavern

This village pub is very welcoming of your furry friends! Whilst you tuck into a lunchtime toastie post-walk, your dog will have their own water bowl and plenty of doggie snacks!

The Promenade

Overlooking the sea, The Promenade is the pawfect place have a drink and a meal with your pup. Having a delicious menu of food for you to tuck in, they also have a doggy menu! Complimentary water and biscuits are always on offer, but for a small price you can treat your pup to some grilled bacon or sausages. They even serve Woof Dog Beer (non alcoholic of course) and Frozzys, a frozen yoghurt for doggies!

Doggie Diner - Canine Cafe

A diner for dogs, yes it’s real! This Sunderland diner was recently crowned the most dog friendly cafe in the UK. They have a full doggie menu, as well as a human menu, this includes an ice cream cookie, woofin’s, pupcakes, sausages, popcorn and Woof Dog Beer. They have a seperate Doggie Afternoon Tea which contains - cheese chunks, sausage, woofin, bonescuit, pupcake and a tennis ball. How pawsome! We think it’s definitely worth a visit to treat your pup!

Local vets in Sunderland


Vets4Pets Sunderland can be found on Station Road and are open Monday to Sunday to help with any of your veterinary needs.

Kings Road Veterinary Practice

Established in 2012, they aim to offer the highest quality of care for your furry friend as they know how important they are to the family. As well as caring nurses and vets, they also have an in-house groomer, Pups a Daisy, to keep your pooch looking fabulous!

Don’t forget! If you are a premium member of BorrowMyDoggy, you have access to a 24/7 Vet Line. They are registered nurses who are happy to help with any questions you might have about your dog, borrowed or owned!

Pet shops in Sunderland

Pets at Home

The one and only, Pets at Home, known by every dog lover! This pet superstore has everything you could pawsibly imagine for your beloved pooch.

Emersons Pet Centre

Another great place to take your dog to pick out a new toy, they have stock everything from dog coats and leads to Bonfire Night calming aids and treats, what’s not to love!  

If you would like to borrow a dog in Sunderland then why not join BorrowMyDoggy and see if there are any dogs in your area. You can sign up to create a profile and take a look for free.

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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