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