Heart-warming stories from the BorrowMyDoggy community about leaving 'Pawprints of Happiness' on the lives of dogs and people.
My dogs are really important to me and I needed a reliable person who was going to think about them like I do.
It's like hiring a babysitter. Our borrowers help because they love dogs, not because it's their job.
BorrowMyDoggy has made having a dog so easy. Everyone we’ve met through there is so amazing. It’s just incredible.
BorrowMyDoggy really saved us, and I’m so grateful. I couldn’t afford professional dog care - It would have cost me more than I’m paying for my kids to go to university.
There has been times when we’ve needed help spur of the moment and the borrowers are able to walk them.
The joy we have from borrowing Murphy is like we have our own dog, but we don’t have the commitment of our own.
Initially, I looked after Coco every Tuesday. As we got to know each other, I then had her on Tuesdays and Thursdays and occasionally overnight, too.
It's a much better price than paying a professional dog walker who sometimes have up to 7 dogs. Here, it’s a one-on-one experience.
With a professional dog walker it’s very rushed and he’s back in the house for the rest of the day. Whereas now, he doesn’t come home till 6pm.
We used to take McTavish to daycare, but weren’t sure what attention he was getting. Now, we have borrowers that genuinely like being around him.
We’re so grateful for BorrowMyDoggy - it’s helped us out massively. We know Stanley is getting as much exercise that he needs.
BorrowMyDoggy has been fun and flexible - perfect for Poppy and perfect for us.
We wanted to find someone that was actually doing it because they love dogs, rather than paying for a service.
It provides peace of mind that if I need Bobo taken care of for the day, he’s with amazing people that live close by.
I can take Otto to my office, but when I’m away with work I thought it was important to find someone that could look after him when I can’t.
As opposed to a dog walker, I’ve really formed a bond with Scout and his family. It’s more of an intimate connection.
BorrowMyDoggy gives me peace of mind - knowing that Dusty’s had a good walk and having lots of love and attention is really helpful.
We’ve tried dog sitting services, but I’ve found them to be quite regimented. With BorrowMyDoggy, it’s people who love dogs, the way we do.
If we want to go out for the day, we can call on his borrowers.
It’s not about money - I would prefer to give my dog to someone who wants to spend time with her, instead of paying someone.
I’m totally relaxed when Rufus is with my borrowers - he’s having a great time. BorrowMyDoggy is just absolutely perfect.
People love dogs and not everyone can have one, so it’s nice to be able to share your dog.
It's like our dogs get to go to their favourite aunt and uncles. Our dogs don't just like our borrower, they love her.
I meet up with Ciccia's borrower, Eilidh, every week, so she’s seen all the challenges Ciccia went through growing up and helped with the training.
We know there’s always someone who can look after George and they’re local.
I joined BorrowMyDoggy because Ned is with me all of the time, and I wanted him to have that bond with someone else, other than me.
BorrowMyDoggy is much more than getting to take a dog for an occasional walk - you really get to know them.
I look after Crumpet two days a week, which fits really well with the schedule of her owners. Our relationship is wonderful.
Everybody gains from BorrowMyDoggy - we get help walking the dogs, they get more exercise and the borrowers enjoy taking them out.
It’s been great for me personally and mentally knowing that I can leave my dog because I’ve met so many wonderful borrowers.
It’s lovely watching someone get pleasure out of spending time with Oscar. I know he’s happy with our borrower, Alice, and it’s great he gets extra love.
We all treat Prince as part of the family and it’s definitely taught me a lot about how to look after a dog.
You can use a dog walker or doggy day care, but actually this is so much nicer because it’s just like Bertie has got another family.
The biggest benefit is leaving Hugo with people who enjoy having a dog. They give him extra attention, care and love and it’s not to make money, it’s for pleasure.
Being with BorrowMyDoggy has helped with the practicalities of being in the office.
Whenever I get a spare moment, I want to walk with a dog. It gives me and my partner something other than work to talk about and we enjoy ourselves so much.
Roxy needs a lot of exercise, and with Lucy and I working, there’s just not enough time. BorrowMyDoggy is a no-brainer.
It's nice to know that she's always well exercised and socialised.
Darcy has a great time in the office with her borrower, Lauren, where she gets constant attention.
When we got Coco, there was one day a week that we needed help, and we didn’t want to leave her on her own.