Heart-warming stories from the BorrowMyDoggy community about leaving 'Pawprints of Happiness' on the lives of dogs and people.
BorrowMyDoggy has been very calming. I have a very stressful job, so Prince takes my mind off things - he’s a best mate now.
We now have a sense of purpose to exercise. It’s an inexpensive hobby and makes you instantly more relaxed.
BorrowMyDoggy has given me the opportunity to have a relationship with a dog, which I would otherwise never have had.
We're definitely more active. It's a joyful experience.
We’ve just been really lucky. We’ve found a beautiful dog that we’ve all fallen in love with.
When Minnie is around I start the day off feeling more mindful and more connected. It was so helpful in the process of getting healthy again.
BorrowmyDoggy has brought a lot of joy and happiness to our life. It's really therapeutic.
BorrowMyDoggy is having a dog part-time so I’ve got company, and it makes me go for longer walks than I would normally go for.
Bobo is such a character and I can’t wait to look after him every week.
Spending time with Digby has made our life much better.
I joined BorrowMyDoggy last year and I have to say that it was probably the best thing I did. Cherry is the ideal dog for this time in my life.
As soon as I met Calvin, I fell in love with him straight away.
BorrowMyDoggy has given us the sense of being able to enjoy a dog again. To have a dog so close does make a big difference - it gets us out of the house.
Through BorrowMyDoggy, I'm able to spend my days with Fuggle. I’ve gotten to know her like she’s my own dog.
We can’t imagine being without McTavish now - he’s become our life.
It’s been one of the best things we’ve done. It allows you to get outside of your bubble, and the dogs are a breath of fresh air.
Because I work from home, I have Bertie most days. It gets a bit lonely when you’re on your own, so I wanted some company during the day.
It’s so nice to borrow a dog for a day or an evening to keep you company. It’s great to have a companion and it’s like having a new little friend.
It’s good for your mind, it’s good for your soul, and I just find it really healthy and healing being out in nature.
My relationship with Crumpet is wonderful and it really helps to get me out and about. There’s no better companion.
I was training for a marathon and I’d take Scout along for really nice long runs. It was great company.
We’ve been really lucky because Dusty is just a really good dog and he’s really well trained.
Having Roxy and knowing that she’s waiting for us gives us the motivation to get up and go.
My favourite thing about spending time with Murphy is that it gets me out for lots of walks.
BorrowMyDoggy made me realise I don't need my own dog right now. I can help other people.
I didn’t expect to be walking 3 Chihuahuas, my favourite breed, 1 month after joining! It feels as if you’ve got a new person in your family.
It’s a little bit of love... it’ll change your life.
Taking care of Maximus definitely filled that dog void. I finally have the interaction I always craved.
BorrowMyDoggy is such a good investment to yourself and your mental state. It's been so easy to have dogs back in our life again.
BorrowMyDoggy has been amazing and it’s exceeded all of our expectations. You can’t help but feel relaxed around your borrowed dog.
I was desperate for a dog and now having one two days a week is brilliant for me.
It’s made me feel so much better. I wouldn’t walk round a park for an hour if I didn’t have dogs, so that’s been nice.
I benefit both physically and mentally. I get a lot more exercise because I actually enjoy the exercise. It's changed my life a lot.
My borrowed dog, Beezus is so happy all the time that she lifts your spirit immediately.
Having a dog around, particularly Doug, is such a breath of fresh air. It's been a real improvement to life.
No matter how stressed you are, it’s very difficult not to smile when Poppet walks up and wants a cuddle.
I’m so close with Coco and her owners. We have been matched for over a year and it has been so nice being so close to a dog again.
He just makes me feel alive and he's so full of fun.
When we spend time with Posey, it’s like Christmas.
I would never walk without a dog for two hours - the time just vanishes when I’m with Cosmo.
I love walking and now having Byron in my life, I do lengthy walks and have a wonderful time with him.
BorrowMyDoggy has totally changed my life. When I’m with Dixie or Peppa, it fills me with so much happiness - it makes my day.
I wanted to get some positivity and happiness in my life, and dogs do just that without any cost.
It’s been interesting for us to get to know other dogs breeds and what they’re like before getting our own.
It’s a really good opportunity to get outside and do something a bit different with your free time.
Roxy is going to stay at ours for 5 weeks over Christmas and we’re absolutely thrilled - we could not be happier. It’s going to be the best Christmas.