Borrow My Doggy

An online community connecting local dog owners with trusted borrowers for walks, weekends and happy holidays.

UK

2020

Cohort

BorrowMyDoggy connects dog owners with trusted local people who would love to look after their dog. We make it easy to arrange walks, playtime, overnight stays or holidays. Our aim is to help dog owners when they need it, give dogs more exercise and playtime and to allow people without a dog to spend quality time with one. We call it a win-win (or a woof-­woof) situation for everyone involved.

Rikke Rosenlund founded BorrowMyDoggy in 2012 after taking care of a neighbour’s dog, Aston. Instead of spending the day stuck indoors, Aston enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at the park, attended a garden party, and met some new friends. She soon realised that lots of dog owners could use a helping paw looking after their dog, and that there are thousands of people who would love to take care of a dog for free, simply because they love them.

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