Heart-warming stories from the BorrowMyDoggy community about leaving 'Pawprints of Happiness' on the lives of dogs and people.
People love dogs and not everyone can have one, so it’s nice to be able to share your dog.
It's like hiring a babysitter. Our borrowers help because they love dogs, not because it's their job.
We wanted to find someone that was actually doing it because they love dogs, rather than paying for a service.
BorrowMyDoggy is much more than getting to take a dog for an occasional walk - you really get to know them.
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.
We know there’s always someone who can look after George and they’re local.
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.
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.
As opposed to a dog walker, I’ve really formed a bond with Scout and his family. It’s more of an intimate connection.
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.
Everybody gains from BorrowMyDoggy - we get help walking the dogs, they get more exercise and the borrowers enjoy taking them out.
BorrowMyDoggy has made having a dog so easy. Everyone we’ve met through there is so amazing. It’s just incredible.
Roxy needs a lot of exercise, and with Lucy and I working, there’s just not enough time. BorrowMyDoggy is a no-brainer.
There has been times when we’ve needed help spur of the moment and the borrowers are able to walk them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Being with BorrowMyDoggy has helped with the practicalities of being in the office.
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.
We’re so grateful for BorrowMyDoggy - it’s helped us out massively. We know Stanley is getting as much exercise that he needs.
We all treat Prince as part of the family and it’s definitely taught me a lot about how to look after a dog.
I look after Crumpet two days a week, which fits really well with the schedule of her owners. Our relationship is wonderful.
The joy we have from borrowing Murphy is like we have our own dog, but we don’t have the commitment of our own.
It's nice to know that she's always well exercised and socialised.
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.
BorrowMyDoggy gives me peace of mind - knowing that Dusty’s had a good walk and having lots of love and attention is really helpful.
Darcy has a great time in the office with her borrower, Lauren, where she gets constant attention.
It’s been great for me personally and mentally knowing that I can leave my dog because I’ve met so many wonderful borrowers.
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.
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.
My dogs are really important to me and I needed a reliable person who was going to think about them like I do.
BorrowMyDoggy has been fun and flexible - perfect for Poppy and perfect for us.
If we want to go out for the day, we can call on his borrowers.
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.
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.
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.
I’m totally relaxed when Rufus is with my borrowers - he’s having a great time. BorrowMyDoggy is just absolutely perfect.